Aboriginal arts, crafts, folk arts and métiers d’art objects are manifestations of the diversity and richness of Québec's material and cultural productions. All these practices are united by notions of know-how and creativity; they have in common materials (textiles, ceramics, wood, metal, glass, etc), techniques, processes, tools – the lather often even the result of the inventiveness of makers who use them. This applies particularly to the Charlevoix region, a traditional Innu territory now recognized for the quality and vitality of its cultural life. Every year, thousands of people flock to Charlevoix to admire the beauty of its landscapes, but also its different art forms. For many of them, the visit to the International Contemporary Art Symposium of Baie-Saint-Paul or to embark in a tour of its numerous art galleries and shops, takes the form of a cultural pilgrimage.
The implementation of this exhibition at the Manoir Richelieu would not have been possible without the collaboration of several individuals, organizations and institutions; notably the Government of Canada, the Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec, the Musée des maitres et artisans du Québec, the Musée de Charlevoix, the Corporation des métiers d'art en Charlevoix and, of course, the artists and artisans from Quebec in general and the Charlevoix region in particular.
Enamels on copper
Artisans de Charlevoix