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Pontiac Inspired : Visual arts and crafts in the Pontiac territory


Pontiac Inspired : Visual arts and crafts in the Pontiac territory

15 November 2022 à 11:24 am

Pontiac Inspired is a podcast that talks about visual arts and crafts in the Pontiac territory. Join us for an informal discussion with three Pontiac artists and discover the many facets of our guests’ artistic practice.

Invited artists

Barry Young

Barry is a woodturner who uses a lathe and locally sourced wood to produce turned functional wood art. His art can be found for sale at the Marche Bristol Market at the beach by the pier in Norway Bay Quebec Saturdays from 11 to 3 during the summer months. Barry likes to highlight imperfections such as knots, bark inclusions and cracks in each piece. Barry shapes each piece to best show off mother nature’s artwork.

Live edge bark on Cherry bowl. Approx. 13 inches x 10 inches.

Live edge bark on Cherry bowl. Approx. 13 inches x 10 inches.

Spalted Maple bowl. Approx. 12 inches x 5 inches.

Spalted Maple bowl. Approx. 12 inches x 5 inches.

Michele Gagnon

Michele Gagnon (she, her, they, them) is a queer, amateur digital artist living in Fort-Coulonge, Qc. Her work is inspired by nature, feminism, and social activism. She also loves creating fun and whimsical illustrations and designs for children’s books and greeting cards.

Butch - Digital art. A fun and colourful design featuring a daperly dressed butch woman.

Butch – Digital art. A fun and colourful design featuring a daperly dressed butch woman.

She Can Turn you to Stone - Digital art. Inspired by dangerous and powerful womxn.

She Can Turn you to Stone – Digital art. Inspired by dangerous and powerful womxn.

Emily McCann

Emily is a self-taught artist from Quyon, Quebec. She creates organic, nature inspired paintings and mandala designs. She finds peace and purpose in her creations and sharing them with the world. Her purpose is to spread positivity and happiness through her work. Find her on Instagram and Facebook under McCannArtt.

Rise up Acrylic on Canvas

Rise up Acrylic on Canvas

Nature Mandala Acrylic on round canvas

Nature Mandala Acrylic on round canvas

Geneviève Has

A Montrealer from Abitibi who moved to the Pontiac a few years ago. Geneviève Has is passionate about the arts in all its forms. She has been a translator, teacher, professor, and curator, among other things, and now devotes herself to community work, which allows her to explore her passions and become actively involved in the community.

Pontiac inspired is a CHIP 101,9 production.

Host : Geneviève Has.

Producer and photograph : Maxime Galand.

Original music : Ketsa