Announcement of activities offered by « Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo »

Edmundston June 11, 2014 – The World Acadian Congress and Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo revealed today the activities offered by members of this group during the Congrès mondial acadien 2014 from August 8 to August 24, 2014.

For their third participation in the World Acadian Congress, Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo have created a new major exhibition inspired from original designs by Claude Roussel. Originally from Madawaska, Claude Rousell is an internationally renowned artist and sculptor.   The exhibition of over 30 hooked rugs created by Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo celebrates the great talent of this Acadian artist.  In addition, the porcupine, emblem of Madawaska, will be represented in two art pieces: a sculpture created by Claude Roussel and a hooked rug by Danielle Ouellet.

We will be honored to unveil these artworks at the opening of the exhibition, as well as discover the latest sculpture of Roussel depicting the porcupine, emblem of Madawaska and celebrate this pioneer of Acadian contemporary art”, declared Mr. Léo-Paul Charest, Executive Director of CMA 2014.

Two additional exhibitions will be offered, one in Madawaska, Maine and one in the Temiscouata region in Packington, Quebec.  Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo are proud to partner with these communities to showcase their textile arts.

The New Brunswick Mat Registry will conduct a registrar in Edmundston during the CMA 2014 to document mats from the North-West region of the province. An exhibition of old mats will also be on display at the University of Moncton (Edmundston campus) and information of this initiative will be available.  

We are proud to present these exhibitions of hooked rugs during the CMA 2014. More than 60 mats will be on display in the three host regions. A special invitation is thus conveyed to everyone to come and admire our ancestors’ legacy and at the same time take notice of the evolution of this traditional technique through the artworks of Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo”,  said Line Godbout, spokesperson of the group.   

“Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo & ROUSSEL - Campus de l’Université de Moncton, Edmundston (Nouveau-Brunswick): This exhibition, created for the 2014 World Acadian Congress, offers a vibrant homage to Claude Roussel, internationally known artist and sculptor. This major exhibition presents a collection of thirty hooked rugs created from original designs by the artist, including a large mosaic depicting the beauty of the forest as well as the sculpture of the porcupine.

Vernissage:  11 August 2014 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm    

“Symphonie en H majeur” - Église Saint-Benoît de Packington (Québec): In a swirl of colors and sounds, Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo present their magnificent collection of hooked rugs largely influenced by an eclectic repertoire of music. The community of Packington will also inaugurate two hooked rugs created for the Congrès mondial acadien 2014.

Vernissage:  10 August 2014 | 10:00 am – 12:00 noon  

“Divines fenêtres…sâcrées hookeuses!” - Saint-David Church, Madawaska, Aroostook County (Maine): This major exhibition is composed of large hooked rugs which all take the form of a church window revealing the richness of the religious heritage of Acadia and the beauty of stained glass. This exhibition will also feature a beautiful artwork created by the artisans of Maine’s communities from liturgical stoles.

Vernissage:   7 August 2014 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm    
New-Brunswick Mat Registry:  Les Hookeuses du Bor’de’lo will collaborate with The NB Mat Registry in an exhibition of old mats to be on display at the University of Moncton (Edmundston campus) to inform the public of the NB Mat Registry initiative.
A special Mat Registry to document hooked rugs older than 25 years from the North-West region of the province will be held 12 August 2014 by appointment only.

Additional information:

Pour plus d’informations : Line Godbout, [email protected]; 506-532-4681

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