Collection Loto-Québec, one of the biggest corporate collections in Québec, counts close to 5,000 works of art created by more than 1,200 artists. It has been helping local artists shine since 1979. It is an invaluable cultural legacy in Québec.
The items in the Collection are now more accessible than ever—at cultural events, through loans, or in the Corporation’s gaming halls, where they are on display. Loto-Québec also supports the creative field through partnerships as part of innovative cultural projects.
The Casino de Charlevoix and the Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu hotel present a group of works of art selected from the Collection’s corpus to be put on public display. These works, chosen by guest curator Patricia Aubé, educational curator at the Musée d’art contemporain de Baie-Saint-Paul, were created by some 50 Québec artists including Marcel Barbeau, Paul Béliveau, Eveline Boulva, Kittie Bruneau, Aline Martineau, Jimmy Perron, Stella Sasseville, Michael Smith, Louis Tremblay and Bill Vazan.
Some 100 works from the Collection are on display at Casino de Mont-Tremblant. Some were custom-made when during the hall’s construction, and others were chosen by guest commissioner Andrée Matte. The items on display at the Casino were created by some 54 artists, including several from the Laurentians—Barbara Claus, René Derouin, Susan Edgerley, Monique Giard, Lucien Lisabelle, Geneviève Mercure, Jessica Peters and Donald Robertson.
Loto-Québec is giving the community Univers d’oiseaux, la volière de Mont-Tremblant, a mural created by artist René Derouin and produced by MU. The work of art, featured on the rotunda of Bibliothèque Samuel-Ouimet in Mont-Tremblant, was unveiled during the Journées de la culture 2016 festivities.
Discover the collaboration between Loto-Québec and René Derouin that came to produce this one-of-a-kind project.
As part of the Collection’s 35th anniversary, a cultural legacy project was developed in collaboration with Université de Sherbrooke and contributors from certain regions. The legacies, which combine art, the environment and the community, are located in Saint-Jérôme, Rouyn-Noranda, Jonquière (blog in French only) and Sherbrooke.
Watch the preparation of this last piece, by artist André Fournelle.
Loto-Québec has partnered up with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux to loan items from the collection to health care facilities in certain target regions. These facilities foster a selection of artworks, embellishing public spaces accessed by users, employees and visitors.
|Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Sherbrooke||Sherbrooke, Estrie|
|Centre de santé et de services sociaux des Sommets||Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Laurentides|
|Centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Vallée-de-l’Or||Val-d’Or, Abitibi-Témiscamingue|
|Centre de santé et de services sociaux de Jonquière||Saguenay, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean|