Things were a tad slower on Sunday as we plunged deeper into this oppressive heat wave but the spirit was not broken.
Aarmèse DeLavoie with Luz Garcia de Zielinski
Peinture en direct
Painter Juan C. Raggo at work
If a clown shows up it must be pinata time
Ana Gloria Blanch of Casa C.A.F.I. animating with the kids
Not going to be as easy as it looks
Waiting for the perfect moment
Projet Montreal Bourough Councillor Luc Gagnon takes a swing
About to fall open
Plenty for everyone
Stained glass artist Valerie Lamirande with sculptor Luz Garcia de Zielinski
Pass the chicken
Good exercise too
It’s coming along
Another pinata, this group of kids decides to get real
Going the long way
Future major leaguer?
Ribbon Weave artist Rocky Mt Lo showing details from one of his books
Beautiful mirrors and picture frames made with recycled materials by Verdun artist Sophie Le Moing. You have to touch these things to understand how wonderfully she has reworked the material.
Luc Gagnon picking a ticket out of the jar.
And the winner is…
Luc Gagnon with winner Gaetan Lussier Photo: Patrizia Buffone
From left to right – Projet Montreal Borough Councillor Luc Gagnon, Valerie Lamirande, Neath Turcot, Gaetan Lussier, Helen Pitre. Luc made the whole thing happen. Helen and I assisted Val in the making of the lamp which was won by Gaetan. Awesome experience! Photo: Patrizia Buffone
Many thanks go to the organizers of this special event – Projet Montreal Borough Councillor Luc Gagnon, stained glass artist Valerie Lamirande (Working Glass Hero), and Ana Gloria Blanch of Casa C.A.F.I. It was a remarkable success for a first edition, especially during this heat wave, and I am looking forward to doing it again in the years to come because this is the kind of event that can only grow into something that will continue to put Verdun on the map where arts and culture and good people of all shapes and sizes and colours will come together for a weekend of creativity, fun, and sharing.