Tag Archives: sculpture

Traces of the Titanic in Montreal: Union Française

23 Apr

Union Française

The bronze statue of Marianne to the left of the front door of this building at 429 Viger Street E. is the work of sculptor Paul Romain Chevré, who survived the sinking. He also carved the statue of Prime Minister Sir Wilfrid Laurier that is in the lobby of the Château Laurier in Ottawa.

Excerpt [Via Véhicule Press]

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Montreal’s Snow Village

23 Feb

Don’t have plans for the weekend? Why not visit the Snow Village at Parc Jean-Drapeau? Want a unique winter experience? You can book a room at the village’s ice hotel or even spend the night in an igloo. If sleeping in frigid conditions is not your cup of tea, then stop by the Amarula Ice Bar during Happy Hour for a cocktail and enjoy the music by Guest DJs. Or you can make a reservation at the Pommery Ice Restaurant or enjoy the heated spas. There is even an Ice Chapel for all those who dream of a White Wedding! There are also tons of activities for the whole family like the snow sculpture exhibit, the snow labyrinth and the snow slide. The Snow Village will be open to the public until March 31st.

http://www.snowvillagecanada.com/

Happy Valentine’s Day!

14 Feb

Jim Dine, Twin 6' Hearts, 1999, The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

The Library Phantom

6 Jan

This story is not new and maybe some of you have already heard about the famous paper sculptures left in various libraries and museums all over Edinburgh, Scotland. It started in the spring of 2011 and only recently was the tenth and final sculpture dropped off at the Scottish Poetry Library in mid-November. These little works of art are breathtaking and were given as gifts by an anonymous woman to express her thanks for the continuing existence of libraries, museums, and books in Scotland. This person is amazing for putting all this time and effort into creating these little gems and then giving them away. A selfless and generous act. A magical and inspirational story to say the least!

For the full story, please visit NPR and This is Central Station.