Recipients of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec on May 29 2017

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Hydro-Québec, official partner of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec

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Anne-Marie Jean

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Marie-Claude Durand from Hydro-Québec, official partner of OALQ

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Marie Côté, chairwoman of the board of Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec

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Claude Deschênes hosted the ceremony of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec, on May 29, 2017

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Florent Vollant entouré des Élus autochtones et de Marie Côté, Anne-Marie Jean et René Derouin

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René Derouin

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Dancer Anik Bissonnette (École supérieure de ballet du Québec) and Marie Josée Lecours (Bibliothèque de la danse Vincent-Warren)

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Diane Dufresne, Denise Filiatrault, Roger Frappier, Florent Vollant

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Kim Yaroshevskaya, Stéphane Lépine and Anne-Marie Jean

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La Fabrique Culturelle representative Mélodie Hébert

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Drawing by Michel Rabagliati in the book of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec

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Drawing by Kim Yaroshevskaya in the book of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec

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30 May 2017 A moving celebration for 16 prominent figures in arts and literature
Montréal, Tuesday, May 30, 2017 – During an emotional ceremony yesterday, 16 Québec luminaries from the arts became Companions of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec. Diane Dufresne, Kent Nagano, Florent Vollant, Kim Yaroshevskaya, Michel Rabagliati, Phoebe Greenberg, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Roger Frappier, Anna McGarrigle, Pierre Lassonde, René Derouin, Denise Filiatrault, Vincent Warren, Michel Dallaire, Charles Richard-Hamelin and Lorraine Pintal each took to the podium in turn to receive their lapel pin from Marie Côté, chair of the board of directors of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. The event hosted by Claude Deschênes was held at Montréal’s Phi Centre. It can be viewed on the social networks of the Conseil.

“Whether they are making us laugh and think, revealing something of themselves and us, sharing their knowledge of the arts or developing ambitious projects, these people have come into our lives and touched our souls,” Ms. Côté said. “Their journey, generosity, vision, talent and work have left a mark on us and made us grow. Whether they are familiar to the public or recognized for bringing works of art to audiences, the members of the Ordre share the distinction of helping the arts flourish, and they should be proud of the fruit of their passion and hard work.”

A significant honour

Instituted in 2015 to mark CALQ’s 20th anniversary, the OALQ is awarded to individuals whose outstanding achievements contribute to the development of Quebec’s artistic and literary sectors.

About the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec (OALQ)

Since 2015, some 50 individuals have been named Companions or Compagne/Compagnon of the OALQ. They include professional artists and writers, together with cultural managers and patrons of the arts. View the complete list.

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