GARNO       (1924 - 2011)

As an artist, Jean Paul Garneau has always been preoccupied by our relationship with the environment and our consumer tendencies. He attempts in his own way, to cast his works with a touch of fantasy. In recent years he has completed a collection of bronze pieces using the theme of fruits and vegetables. These works of art are mounted on various supports, placing the pear in a precarious balance, making the bean as proud as a famous bust and placing the broccoli in a prayerful position.

As a technical artist, he has always held dear the development of the art of foundry in Quebec. As a teacher, technician and caster, he has been devoted  to pushing  the technique of casting to its limits in order to serve the sculptor and artist.

Jean Paul Garneau has contributed to art and education by his work. He was consultant for the Minister of Cultural Affairs, the Minister of Education and teacher in educational institutions including  the Saint Foy and Limoilou Cegeps.

Jean Paul Garneau’s art can be found in many art collections both private and public throughout the  world.


Through movement, the sensitivity of its gaze...the textures,

I desire to create a bestiary with a human likeness

And, in this way, provoke the sensitivity and the unconscious of the observer...                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


Photo : Louise Bilodeau

At the age of seven, Huguette Joncas takes her first painting class. She pursues her studies in fine arts and obtains a Bachelor’s degree in visual arts from Université Laval in 1973. In 1969, Huguette Joncas presents her first exhibit. She then begins to be interested in a new medium, screen painting, and opens her own studio/boutique on Saint-Jean street in Quebec city. This will lead her to developing her own clothing line.

In the 1980s, Huguette Joncas participates in several collective and individual exhibits. In 1983, she studies sculpture and art foundry, with the man who will become her life partner, the sculptor and smelter, Jean-Paul Garneau. In 1987, she holds her first sculpture exhibition. Since then, many organizations and foundations have commissioned her sculptures, notably the Protocole of the Government of Quebec and the Fondation de la faune du Québec. The art work of Huguette Joncas is exhibited in Quebec, Canada, France, the United States, Russia and many other countries of Europe and Asia.

In 2011, she creates two monumental sculptures in the context of the “Intégration des arts à l’architecture” (“Integration of art and architecture”) at the Gaspésie Bioparc in Bonaventure and at the Sea Museum of the Iles de la Madeleine. In 2014, she is chosen to create a commemorative work of art in memory of those who have disappeared at sea that will be installed at the Place des gens de mer (“Plaza of the people of the sea”) in Cap-aux-Meules. In 2015, she creates one sculpture for the PRIZE ACADIE-QUÉBEC.

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