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.
Born in Montreal, Suzanne Bélair now divides her time between Pointe-Claire and Austin, Quebec. She has been painting with oil since the age of 12 but also uses acrylic and inks in her creations.
After completing a certificate of fashion design and studies in finance, and while pursuing a productive career in business, she continues to improve throughout the years by studying with different artists and modern masters, art being omnipresent in her life. Along the way, she completed a B.Sc. in biology (concentration ecology and environment). Since 2007, her life has been devoted to painting, writing and contributing in whatever way she can. She writes two blogs, one in French, the other in English on art, creativity, life and the environment.
Suzanne is an elected member of the Institut des Arts Figuratifs (IAF), Artists for Conservation (AFC) and the Lakeshore Artists Association and an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She was on the jury of several art exhibitions and has participated in more than 50 collectives and symposia as well as two solos since 2008.
Through her art, she supports several causes, including the fight against cancer, the protection of the environment and animals, the well-being of the physically disabled and women victims of violence.
Patricia Morris | patricia-morris.net
June 26 – August 21, 2019
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August 21 – October 16, 2019
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16 octobre – 11 décembre 2019
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