Photos and texts by Pascal Sauvé (Kitchener, Ontario)http://timestop.zenfolio.com
With the help of Bravo-Sud (an organization associated with the Ontario Trillium Foundation), the AFKW (Association Francophone de Kitchner-Waterloo) held a Visual Arts Exhibit opening party on the early evening of March 1st 2014.
The Chrysalids Lounge in Kitchener held at least 70+ persons for that evening's party which will kick off the exhibit which will last until March 28th 2014.
Amongst the artists showing their works of visual art (painting, photographs, drawings and montages) were Paule Madeleine Charland, Dominique Cing Mars Delay, Mircea Gabor, Alain Guillou, Yves Laran, Patrick NG Ping Ching and Fabienne Tosi.
But my sole photographic focus was to see the works of my friend Sarah St-Arneault - a painter whose work hangs permanently at the National Assembly in Québec City. Her unique paintings have sold steadily of the years.
I've seen a handful of her works for the first time years ago and reconnecting with her was a lot of fun.
I would categorize her style of work ranging between folk painting in her portraiture all the way to surrealist with echoes of Salvatore Dali.
But make no mistake - she is not an imitator - her treatment of the various subject is of her own. It's drawn from both personal experiences and of her protest of the various injustices of the world around her.
My first time shooting with a dedicated flash - not bad.
A Mona Lisa Smile
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