Joëlle B. Le Blanc, artist, painter from Mont-Saint-Hilaire last week won the gold medal in the “drawing” category of the 11th edition ofthe International Gala of Visual Arts (Gala international des arts visuels) which was held at Place des arts by the Quebec Circle of Artists, Painters andSculptors (Cercle des artistes peintres et sculpteurs du Québec).
This is the second prestigious award this brilliant young artist from Mont-Saint-Hilaire has won in just over a few months. It was her, you may recall, who won the jury’s Grand Prize at the Mountain, River and Village (Montagne, rivière et village) exhibition-competition held last September in Mont-Saint-Hilaire.
Her piece Fusion, that had won her that prize, is the same piece that brought her this new honour last week. It is an ink painting representing ballerinas in full action.
Joëlle B. Le Blanc was not the only artist from the region who distinguished herself at the Quebec Circle of Artists, Painters and Sculptors (Cercle des artistes peintres et sculpteurs du Québec) competition: Laurent Bonet from Otterburn Park, also received an honorary mention. He was a candidate for the jury’s Grand Prize.
Please note that you can see Mrs. Le Blanc’s works at the Saint-Laurent Complex in Laprairie until November 25. Her next exhibition in the region is planned for the month of May.