Mr. Speaker, the first international Biennale international du lin de Portneuf is nearly over. This is an event showcasing linen through the arts, design, the environment and education.
Activities were held at the Caserne du lin interpretation centre and workshop in Saint-Léonard, at the Marcoux mill in Pont-rouge, the Vieux Presbytère and La Chevrotière mill in Deschambault-Grondines. The international event was attended by artisans and artists from Quebec, France and Belgium.
Colette Matte of Cap-Santé carried off top honours in the textile art category for her work “Mouvement de l'âme”, a light-reflecting pillow of linen and glass.
Congratulations to the partners and members of the organizing committee, in particular: Gilles Girard, chair; Karine Germain, coordinator; Donald Vézina, coordinator of the Association du patrimoine de Deschambault; and Michel Robichaud, designer and spokesperson for the biennale.
Thank you for this first edition, and I am sure that you are enthusiastically working on ideas for the second edition of Portneuf's international biennale in celebration of linen.