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TD Canada Trust: proud partner for the 2009 edition of the Journées de la culture - Free shuttle service and cultural activities in TD Canada Trust branches!
MONTREAL, Sept. 15 /CNW Telbec/ - For a fourth consecutive year, TD Canada Trust is a partner for the Journées de la culture to be held from September 25 to 27, 2009 with the theme of "La Culture à volonté." In addition to being a major financial supporter, TD Canada Trust is participating actively in the event by providing a free shuttle service allowing people to travel between various locations in the city. And, for the first time, cultural activities are being organized in six TD Canada Trust branches.
"We are very proud to be an active participant in the Journées de la culture, especially by providing a free shuttle service and by giving our customers an opportunity to meet local artists in TD Canada Trust branches," said Éric Morisset, Managing Director and Group Head, Quebec Investment Banking, TD Securities. "Culture is of quintessential importance in a society. It is a reflection of our collective creativity and that's why it is important for us to contribute to its protection and development," he said.
FREE SHUTTLE SERVICE
To facilitate access to cultural activities, TD Canada Trust will provide a free shuttle service to people wishing to take part in this event.
This year, people are being encouraged to take a shuttle to discover a SECRET --something new and different-- at each stop. Many organizations enjoying the shuttle service have also taken up the challenge and are giving visitors the opportunity to witness something new, to see an original procedure and to have a secret revealed.
Shuttles will be running every 15 minutes between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. The routes will cover more than 150 activities in proximity to seven stops identified daily. For more information visit: http://www.journeesdelaculture.qc.ca.
Saturday, September 26 Sunday, September 27
<< Place du Quartier des spectacles Place du Quartier des spectacles Grande Bibliothèque CinéRobothèque Chat des artistes Conseil des arts de Montréal Centre de Conservation Radio-Canada École nationale de théâtre Cirque Éloize Mile-End Pointe-à-Callière Tohu Musée des beaux-arts >>
CULTURAL ACTIVITIES IN TD CANADA TRUST BRANCHES
A series of cultural activities will also be held on Friday, September 25 and Saturday, September 26, 2009 in six TD Canada Trust branches in Montreal and surrounding regions. Six different artists will create works to the delight of bank customers and art lovers. Each artist comes from the region where the works will be created. Artists can be seen in the following branches and regions:
<< - Montreal, 1401 De Bleury Jérôme Fortin (sculpture/installation) Developed especially for the 13th edition of Les Journées de la culture, Star System (Star Système) is a celestial factory in which the artist conjures up starfish, shooting stars, sheriff's badges and other starry shapes to pique your imagination. Inspired by 16th century curio cabinets - disparate collections of strange, rare or exotic objects - he manipulates plastic bottles, books, matches and other odds and ends, transforming them into assemblages evoking flowers, seashells, jewellery or amulets. Saturday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Montreal, 500 Saint-Jacques Adeline Rognon (print-making/drawing) Give Me a Kiss (Donnez-moi un bec) is a performance piece in which the public is invited to pucker up and make a print of their lips on paper. Participants are drawn into a dialogue about lip-painting rituals as they watch the artist embellish their lip prints with pen and ink to create characters that are both humorous and sensual. Friday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Saint-Lambert, 572 Victoria Patricia Gauvin (sculpture/mixed media) Leave Your Mark (Laisser sa trace) consists of three 120 cm x 120 cm panels with clay-covered areas in which members of the public can leave a print of their hand or other object. A project about social organization and the personal space we can occupy within it. Friday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Saint-Sauveur, 1010 chemin Avila Yannick Picard (mural) The artist will demonstrate the grid technique he uses to scale up an initial sketch that he will transfer to the wall before painting his giant outdoor mural measuring 80 ft. x 16 ft. He will also present a slide show of murals he has created in Canada, the United States and Honduras. Friday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Hull, 125 boul. du Plateau Rosaura Guzman Clunes (photography) The artist documents and juxtaposes images of transit locations, institutional space and digital text fragments taken from vending machines, photocopiers, etc. She uses photography and graphic arts techniques to use, transform and digitally manipulate images and text to create new meaning and a new coding system. Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. - Sainte-Foy, 1260, Autoroute Duplessis Valérie Beaulieu (sculpture, installation) The artist invites the public to express what they think and feel about culture by twisting aluminum wire into words and phrases, which she then weaves into a hanging, mesh-like sculpture with a literary bent. Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. >>
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