1704367829 An evening of homage to Marcelle Ferron39s 100th birthday

An evening of homage to Marcelle Ferron's 100th birthday – Radio-Canada.ca

The centenary of the birth of Quebec artist Marcelle Ferron will be celebrated throughout the year and the festivities will kick off with a tribute evening on January 29th at the Outremont Theater in Montreal.

Marcelle Ferron, born January 29, 1924 and died in 2001, is one of the signatories of Refus Global in 1948 and is considered a pioneer of abstract art in Quebec. We owe him in particular the glass roofs of the Champ-de-Mars metro station in Montreal and the Palais de Justice in Granby.

A large glass roof covers two sides of the Champ-de-Mars metro station.

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The glass roof of the Champ-de-Mars metro station

Photo: Archives of the Société de transport de Montréal

In 1983 she was the first woman to receive the Paul Émile Borduas Prize, named after one of her colleagues in the Automatist movement. This is the highest honor given by the Government of Quebec to an individual for all of their work in the field of fine arts and crafts.

Marcelle Ferron was declared a historical figure by the Quebec government on August 9th.

A free evening at the Outremont Theater

The event to kick off the commemorations will take place on the exact day of Marcelle Ferron's birthday, January 29th. The performance will take place at the Outremont Theater in the Montreal district where Ferron spent the last twenty years of his life.

This evening, speeches and testimonies about the artist will be given and television archives from four decades will be presented.

The evening was organized by the Friends of Place Marcelle-Ferron with the support of actors Mireille Deyglun and Sébastien Ricard.

Tickets for the event are available free of charge on the theater's website (New Window).

This year there will be several other activities commemorating the artist's journey, including a conference in March and an exhibition in the Outremont district from May.