8th of December 2011 at 7.30 pm
The Mayor of Lachine, Me Claude Dauphin, the artist Maja Vodanovic, the students of Collège Saint-Louis , the environmentalist Daniel Green, and the Water Committee of the Collège Saint-Louis invite you to the «Art and Water» event at L’Entrepôt, 2901 Saint-Joseph boulevard, Lachine.
The wildlife of the Saint-Lawrence transposed onto our documents, bridging the gap between nature and ourselves.
« You can’t separate personal security, personal health and the welfare of your children from the natural world. »
— James Cameron
Our objective is to render visible that which unites us.
The grade 11 students of Collège Saint-Louis express their desire to protect the life of the St-Lawrence. They combine their personal effects, intimate documents with images of the river’s wildlife and create a link between the river’s existence and their own. Coming from very different backgrounds the students of this international college connect a variety of cultures to our unique wildlife.
In solidarity with the students, professional painters from Québec, are participating in the project : Geneviève Jost, Pierre Lefebvre, Richard Montpetit, Jeannette Perreault, , Claude De Gaspé Alleyn, and Maja Vodanovic.
In collaboration with the co-founder of SVP, la Société pour vaincre la pollution, Daniel Green and Guy Deschamps from the RSMA, Réseau de suivi du milieu aquatique, and Lachine mayor Me Claude Dauphin, the students of the Water Committee will act to protect the water quality of the Bouchard stream which runs into Lac St-Louis not far from the school and the municipal water intake .
The Water Committee will organise a cleanup of the stream, plantations of trees and shrubs along its banks, and embark on an awareness campaign to make the neighbouring industries aware of the presence of the stream and the need to protect it. The Committee submitted a resolution to Lachine’s town council aiming the renaturalisation and decontamination of the Bouchard stream. These actions make possible the optimism expressed through their art.
The project is initiated and organised by the painter Maja Vodanovic in collaboration with the environmentalist Daniel Green and College Saint-Louis principal Diane Laborde, art teacher Jovette Aubin and assistant Christelle Senecale .
Programme of the Art and Water event
19h30 Song by Charlotte Florent Léger
19h35 Welcome and Introduction, Maja Vodanovic
19h40 Word from the mayor Me Claude Dauphin
19h45 Word from College St-Louis principal Diane Laborde
19h50 Environnementalist Daniel Green from SVP, Société pour vaincre la pollution
19h55 Collège Saint-Louis Water Committee unveils its action and presents its resolution on the
protection of the Bouchard stream
20h00 Presentation of participating artists and thank-you note from Maja Vodanovic and Jovette Aubin
Music duo Michel Lamarche, cellist and Marie-Claude Prévost pianist