Take part in the launch of your new neighbour and find a name for it!
There is a new neighbour in the east! Together with Rues principales and members of the Fleurimont community, artist Sandra Tremblay is ready to unveil a new lantern-sculpture that will find its new home at La Placette, on King Street East. Like the people of Sherbrooke, the -bird-lantern at Placette King Est is welcoming, proud, unifying, spirited and forward-looking. In shape and colour, it is a joyful hybrid of a woodpecker, a red cardinal, a northern waxwing and a swallow. Its creation is the result of the collective ideation of the citizens of Sherbrooke's East End (Rues principales), the visual artist Sandra Tremblay and the Théâtre des Petites Lanternes.
Come join artist Sandra Tremblay, Rues principales King Est and your neighbours for the illumination of the new lantern during a warm and gentle evening. To add to the ambiance, bring a lantern! For lantern making ideas, click here.
Name your neighbour
At the launch you will be asked to choose the name of your new neighbour. Don't miss the chance to participate in this unique naming ceremony!
Visual artist Sandra Tremblay is a professional painter, social artist and cultural mediator. Her paintings, often light and dark, draw on a playful vision of the human condition. In addition, she creates site-specific installations in a scenographic context as well as shadow theatre in urban spaces. Her research and proposals are often tinged with symbolism and sensuality. She has lived in Sherbrooke since 2007. She is originally from Lac-St-Jean.