L’Association FOCUS ART Association held a press conference in front of City Hall early Friday Morning. Rose Desnoyers, the sitting president for the Association, had a big announcement to make.
“L’Association FOCUS ART Association is a group of nearly one hundred visual artists interested in developing their skills and promoting art and culture in Cornwall and the area”, Desnoyers said. “We believe strongly that through art, each society identifies its values, its aspirations, its worries and its qualification of beauty. It believes each government that truly aspires to give its citizens quality of life must consider the dimensions of culture and art. For these reasons, Focus Art challenges all candidates to meet its members, their guests and the public on Wednesday, September 3rd at le Centre Charles-Émile Claude at 7 pm for an exchange regarding the future of art and culture in Cornwall.
We’d like to know how the candidates see art as part of Cornwall’s future plan, what forms of art do the candidates see in Cornwall and what does the public recognize.
Some questions would involve their vision of art and culture as part of Cornwall’s economic development.
How art and culture is important for youth and what are some of the ways we can improve programs.
Questions will be submitted by members and given to the candidates on August 30th in order to prepare.
Focus Art monthly meetings are often a chance to exchange ideas, offer workshops and announce upcoming events. This September meeting will be very important for all: members, candidates and the public.
Other debates on the subject are planned. This first encounter will create an important buzz that will make art and culture part of the election platform.” Desnoyers finished.
Cornwall is changing; be part of the process
Focus Art Association Candidate Debate
Centre Charles-Émile Claude
146 Chevrier Avenue