ART HIVES : free creation workshop

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The Art Hive is back at the Musée des beaux-arts de Sherbrooke.The activity is held on the 1st Sunday of each month from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm with an art-therapist and a mediator from Museum.

This creation workshop, free of charge and open to all. The Art Hive is a space of well being, encounters and inclusion. A great quantity and variety of creative material is available for participants. There is no teaching. Independent creativity, learning and know-how sharing experiences are encouraged. Anyone who feels the urge to create is welcome.


Emmanuelle Meunier

Graduate in the Art Therapy Master`s (Concordia University, 2015), Emmanuelle is the Museum ‘Art Hives’ facilitator since 2019. Since the very beginning of her career, she works with a wide array of populations; youth, adults, veterans, immigrants, refugees, first nation communities, etc. More recently, she decided to further develop her private practice with youth who get her help individually, whether it is through online or presential sessions. Emmanuelle`s humanistic approach brought her to study the community art studio method with Janis Timm-Bottos, also art therapist and director of the Art Hives Initiative and Network. It made sense for Emmanuelle to get involved in her community to create the first Sherbrooke ‘official art hive.  This very Art Hive is also the the second art hive in a museum in Quebec.



Sunday, October 2, 2022 Haut et fort! Madeleine Audette, Reflection (3-300-74), 1974, transparent inks on paper, 40.5 x 70 cm. SPECIAL RUN – CULTURE DAYS 
The work Réflexion (3-300-74) by artist Madeleine Audet, offers us rich and vivid colours, applied in an obvious gesture. It is as if the material is bubbling. What do these tracings remind you of? Do you see shapes, letters, symbols? What do you want to express, to shout out loud through your creation? This is what we will explore together.
Sunday, November 6, 2022 Astrologie Léon Bellefleur,
Les Sagittaires, 1956, ink on paper, 16.5 x 18 cm.
Léon Bellefleur is a Montreal painter who gravitated successively towards the Automatists and the Surrealists. In the context of this Art Hive, the theme “Astrology” expresses the freedom with which the artist creates. Are those really centaurs in Les Sagittaires (1956), or just ink blots? As with astrology, you have to let your imagination take over to believe and make sense of it.
Sunday, December 4, 2022 Chaos Wayne Seese, Figures with hats pulled low, Circa 1976, aquarelle et encre sur papier, 44,5 x 59 cm. Wayne Seese was born in the United States. In the 1950s he moved to New York where he worked with avant-garde painters such as Jackson Pollock. But what is going on in this crowded scene? What are the characters celebrating by dancing so frantically? What do the words “chaos” or “disorganization” inspire in your creation?
Sunday, January 8, 2023 Free Art Hive N/A ART HIVE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR (10:00 am to 4:00 pm) On this last day of the presentation of the exhibition Eclipse by artist Richard-Max Tremblay, take part in this January free Art Hive.
Sunday, February 5, 2023 Le temps qui passe Jeannine Bourret, Neige, 1982, ink on paper, 40.6 x 50.7 cm. Jeannine Bourret is a Sherbrooke artist. She paints on paintings that she makes herself with cotton fibers. One of the central elements in her creative process is the omnipresence of time passing.

Here, in the work Neige (1982), one can distinguish what looks like a cliff. The landscape and the environment are also marked by the passage of time. Trees grow or uproot and dry up. The rock falls in dust. As the year begins, what is different from the previous year and what will change around you in the coming months? We’ll try to get inspired through this Art Hive.

Sunday, March 5, 2023 Le retour de la lumière Mario Pouliot, Deux oiseaux aux fines herbes, 1975, ink on tissue paper, 21.4 x 46 cm. Mario Pouliot was born in Magog and studied at UQAM. He is best known for his etchings. In this work by Pouliot, Deux oiseaux aux fines herbes (1975), we see the light springing up in the upper part.

In this month of March, we notice the return of luminosity with the days getting longer and the weather getting milder. Today, we will let this spring light inspire us.

Sunday, April 2, 2023 L’intimité Jacques Barbeau, Femme, 1975, huile sur toile, 62,2 x 34,7 cm. Jacques Barbeau is an adopted Sherbrooke painter well known for his humor and naive characters.

Here, in this portrait entitled Femme (1975), we dive into the psyche of a mysterious character. Making a portrait of someone is an intimate, even somewhat confronting act. What does this proximity to this unknown character provoke in you?

Sunday May 7, 2023 Le mouvement André Lacroix, Virage à droite, 1979, ink on Arches paper 64 x 49,5 cm. André Lacroix has a background in interior design and a master’s degree in art education. He is also one of the founding members of the Regroupement des artistes des Cantons-de-l’Est (RACE).

In Virage à droite (1979), we see a character dancing. It looks like a woman who takes flight, who leaps into the air. With the return of the heat, the sun, the birds and the coming of summer, it is as if the world was also moving again and coming out of its inertia. In this May Art Hive, we will look at movement as an engine of creation.

Sunday, June 4, 2023 Soirée d’été Monique Charbonneau, L’ombre des tilleuls, 1978, ink on paper, 51.7 x 33.5 cm. Monique Charbonneau has had a flamboyant career. She studied painting with Alfred Pellan and was introduced to printmaking by Albert Dumouchel. She is best known for her use of ink.

Here, in the print L’ombre des tilleuls (1978), we find the atmosphere of a summer evening, when the humidity falls after a hot day. Faces, as if piled up in a small bush, observe us in the lower right corner. The pink-red and soft green colors remind us of dusk, of the light that gradually fades. Does this scene remind you of a summer memory?

Sunday, July 2, 2023 Métamorphose créative Lucienne Cornet, Métamorphose I, 1980, ink on paper, 121,5 x 80 cm. Originally from Quebec City, Lucienne Cornet combines science with her artistic practice, tracing the link between the power of nature and creative energy. Her works are dynamic, embodying both the play of movement and the rhythm of gesture.

The work Métamorphose I (1980) evokes the power of artistic creation. Through impulses, strokes, and lines, Cornet expresses the abrupt creative gesture. Today, in an assertive effort to express and let go, this Art Hive invites you to initiate this lively creative metamorphosis.