On June 1, the Conseil des Arts Prescott-Russell Arts Council (CAPRAC), in collaboration with the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR), unveiled the works of art that are part of the second edition of the Prescott and Russell Artists’ Outreach Project Expressions of Our Municipalities. Eight artists were selected from all the municipalities that make up the UCPR to exhibit one work each on the walls of the UCPR Council Chambers in L’Orignal for one year.  

This initiative was first launched in 2019 and is resuming as the Council Chambers are again open for meetings. The exhibition, which aims to bring together various artistic expressions is an exhibition featuring an artist ambassador from each of our municipalities to celebrate and showcase our regional and community identity. 

“It is a great honour for us to exhibit and promote the extraordinary talent of our regional artists right here in the Council Chambers,” said UCPR Warden Daniel Lafleur.   

In 2020, while the UCPR offices were closed during the pandemic, the exhibit was no longer accessible. To ensure the visibility of the artists, CAPRAC created virtual content, including a video exhibition on its YouTube page. This year, CAPRAC will increase its efforts to create more ways to enjoy the exhibition. In addition, starting in July, the Council Chambers will be open to the public on the second Friday of each month to view the works in person and free of charge.  

“We are extremely proud of our ongoing relationship with the United Counties of Prescott and Russell,” said CAPRAC President Éric Charlebois.   

In April, a call for artists was launched to find the eight artists and eight works needed for this exhibition. A Selection Committee was appointed to choose the works from the submissions.   

The following eight artists have been selected for the 2022-2023 exhibition:  

Township of Alfred and Plantagenet: Darquise Delorme 

Municipality of Casselman: Manon Doran 

Township of Champlain: Crystal Beshara 

City of Clarence-Rockland: Bernard Lévesque 

Town of Hawkesbury: Agata Michalska 

Township of East Hawkesbury: Kim Woodbury 

The Nation Municipality: Pierre Caron 

Township of Russell: Désirée Perras