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France Poliquin with some of her textile art. Photos Diane Hunter


in the area after meeting several local artists. “I met all the artists at a Heart Card Trading in Alexandria,” explained Poliquin. “Wemet at a nice little lunch Cafe on Saturdays.” Poliquin plans to keep exhibiting her work, and would like to obtain her own stu- dio sometime in the near future. “I want to display my work at some shows at Christ- mas,” she said. “"ere are some in Ottawa, Deux-Montagnes and Vankleek Hill. But it is more than booking the events. "en I have to produce thematerial for each show.” Local artist Dale Garvin shared the dis- play space with Poliquin, at the L’Orignal Prison, over the weekend. «I paint in acrylic, oil and watercolor,” Garvin explained. “I like photographing nature scenes, especially in the fall, and paint them on canvas with bright colors.» Garvin moved from Saskatchewan to Montreal in 1967, keeping a love of the endless landscape and big skies with him. His artwork re!ects the scenery of his past, with his current home of L’Orignal. “I paint to please myself,” said Garvin. “And hope my paintings please others.” ARTour brings together artists of all levels, from the greenhorn to the veteran."is year’s ARTour had 18 artists of all calibres showing work throughout Prescott Russell."e event gives exposure to local artists, and allows visitors to meet them in their own creative environment. Approximately 1,300 people visited art studios throughout the region during the ARTour weekend, with many taking home a painting, sculpture, or piece of jewelry.

"ere were several artists throughout Pres- cott Russell during last week’s ARTour, including France Poliquin from L’Orignal who showed her artwork at the L’Orignal Prison September 26 and 27. Poliquin works with several types of tex- tiles in themost amazing way. Poliquin uses Shibori immersion technique, bees wax, dip dyeing, Jacquard cotton, beads, lace, knit, drawings, and much more. Originally from North Ontario, Poliquin has lived in the L’Orignal area since 2001. “I have been doing this since I was two years old,” said Poliquin. “I was hyper, somymom gave me crochet hooks in hopes of keeping me busy. It helped.” Poliquin became involved in the art scene Gospel sounds at Knox Presbyterian

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