The RCM of Acton recently acquired a fourth piece of art that will be displayed at the municipal office of Saint-Théodore d’Acton. This is a painting by artist Françoise Bombardier entitled “Sincérité” which was chosen by the selection committee.
The members of the committee fell in love with the artist’s work. Designed in 2016, this work has been realized thanks to a unique technique of glass powder on enamel.
Ms. Bombardier has exhibited her art since the early 1980s. She has won several scholarships across Quebec over the years.
It stands out especially at the international level for its particular artistic approach. To work enamel on copper is not a very common practice.
In recent years, the RCM of Acton has purchased other artistic achievements hung throughout the territory. In fact, the community had obtained three tables since the adoption of the Art Acquisition Policy in 2012.
The first canvas acquired was a work of Mrs. Denise Gazaille. It is located at the Upton Public Library. The second was an achievement by Ms. Denise Campillo now on display in the lobby of the Acton Vale Sports Center. Finally, the third painting is that of Mrs. Rytha Kesselring, a canvas hanging on the walls of the Acton Vale station.
This policy was updated by the Council of Mayors in January 2018. This policy frames future purchases in order to constitute a permanent visual arts collection of resident artists on the territory. It thus makes all creations accessible to all citizens in various public places.
The RCM of Acton believes that it remains essential for the region to appropriate its cultural identity by highlighting the work of its many artists. The whole also allows to promote their influence and access to their achievements.