More than a cafeteria
The Mission’s Webster Pavilion is home to Galerie Carlos. The gallery is an initiative of Carlos Anglarill, counsellor at the Mission since 2005 and the gallery’s first curator at its inception in 2009. Every six weeks, the cafeteria walls are decked with original creations that can be admired by Mission clients, staff and volunteers.
Since the gallery’s re-opening in October 2016, artists Karen Hosker and Susan Porter have been curating the gallery, selecting unique and imaginative pieces from Montreal artists. Additionally beautified by recent renovations, the cafeteria has been enhanced into a space meant for enjoyment as well as for its practical use. Read more about the gallery’s re-opening here.
Part of the city’s cultural scene
In March 2014, the Mission’s Webster Pavilion took part in the 15th annual MONTREAL EN LUMIÈRE festival by inviting the public to visit its facilities.
During the festival’s Nuit blanche closing celebration, Montrealers got to see another facet of the Mission: the works of seven local artists adorned the walls of its cafeteria and adjoining Café Mission, transforming the space into a contemporary art gallery. Works were chosen based on quality and originality, as well as for their sensitivity to the reality experienced by homeless people. Mission staff and volunteers were on site to greet guests and accept donations.
Biography – Frédéric Séguin
Frédéric Séguin is a 28 years old photographer, born and based in Montreal.
After having explored more than 35 countries and lived abroad, he’s come to realize the power of human eyes. Through them, the authenticity of the emotions took an ever increasing important part of his artistic approach. On April 26th 2015, he was in Nepal when the earthquake hit the country. In this tension of fear and consternation, the solidarity and resilience of the Nepalese people were a catalyst for his work. This human hope through so much distress opened his eyes to the duality of every situation.
Since then, he has oriented his work towards documentary photography, with a focus on the impact of a given situation on humans. As such, he’s been working on documenting the refugee crisis in Lebanon and Europe for the past three years.
Returning to my past projects – one of my trademarks – is a mean to analyze the effects of time on people and places. Photography is a timeless medium, constrained to a tiny glimpse of a lifetime can also be used to reflect on the stories happening between two moments in time.
Biography – Mikaël Theimer
Born in Paris, Mikaël Theimer moved to Montreal in 2008. Following four years in the advertising industry, he reinvented himself as a photographer, beginning a search for meaning, humanity and freedom.
Inspired by the Humans of New York blog. Meeting Montreal residents on the street, he cofounded the Portraits of Montreal blog, which eventually turned into a book, published in May 2017. As part of the 375th Anniversary of Montreal, he contributed to the Aime Comme Montréal book and exhibit.
Partnering up with many NGOs, he has documented social projects in his own city, but sometimes as far as in Haïti, Ghana, Togo and Cuba. Because he spends most of his time wandering the streets of the places he visits, he’s built a very large catalog of street photography images.
Heather Dubreuil www.heatherdubreuil.com
January 10 – February 21, 2018
France Trudelle francetrudelle.com
February 21 – April 18, 2018
Isabelle Lauzon Miltioux www.miltioux.com
May 30 – August 8, 2018
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