Organizers of the St-Albert Curd Festival are featuring Casselman artist Mélanie Vézina as part of the 2021 ‘Oh la Vache!’ exhibition.

Since October 2020, pretty colorful cows have been on display in Casselman and the surrounding villages. The initiative of the St-Albert Curd Festival has provided color to local residents and visitors to the area.

Given the success of the “Oh la Vache!” and the popularity of these beautiful cattle, the St-Albert Curd Festival is presenting the work of Mélanie Vézina. Vézina has taught visual arts and crafts at the Catholic High School in Casselman for 19 years. Her passion for the arts and her limitless creativity make her an ideal artist for such a project, said organizers.

“The idea for the theme came to me when I recalled a summer vacation memory with my children when we were treating ourselves to ice cream at Fromagerie St-Albert, and then going to see how the curds were made. We never get tired of it. So I chose the theme of ice cream!” said the artist of her work for the exhibition. “I did several sketches before receiving the cow. My criteria: fun, colorful, original. The size of the cow is a bit intimidating, but inspiration is everywhere!”

For more information, visit St-Albert’s Curd Festival website.

The École secondaire catholique de Casselman (ESCC) has been a tradition of excellence in our community since 1952. In addition to being an EcoSchool, it offers more than 800 students, from grades 7 to 12, innovative programs in sports/health, arts and technology, and crafts. The Catholic school is a tradition of excellence for student success, posting the highest graduation rate in our region for several years.

Casselman artist Mélanie Vézina’s completed work. Submitted photo