Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick

    Jeudi 29 mars 2012 au vendredi 29 mars 2013

    The Éloizes 2012 program: like nothing you've ever seen before!

    The program for the Éloizes 2012 Gala and activities was announced today by the Acadian professional artists' association (the Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du Nouveau-Brunswick, or AAAPNB). The event will take place from May 2 to 6, 2012, in Bathurst. Everyone is invited to take part in the festivities, where there will be plenty of opportunities to discover new talents from the region and celebrate excellence in the arts.

    The program this year is the most ambitious and elaborate since the Éloizes were created. "We're very proud of the activities we have planned. The artistic directors for the event, Monique Poirier and Jac Gautreau, have dreamed up a great program. Over a hundred artists will be performing," said Carmen Gibbs, Executive Director of the AAAPNB and the producer of the Éloizes. The program was designed to inspire the imagination of people from all walks of life, the artistic directors explained. "Whether you're an artist, a cultural worker, an entrepreneur, a volunteer, an organizer, a student or an audience member, the activities will offer something for everyone. The artists are looking forward to sharing their dreams, their challenges, their visions and the thousand and one reasons why they express themselves through their art."

    Among the events scheduled are school visits by artists as part of the youth activities, an art exhibition by the finalists in the Visual Arts category, a bilingual show entitled "J’enjoye" la différence, a performance by emerging artists featuring the Hay Babies and the Hôtesse d’Hilaire, a Cercle des créateurs during which artists working in different disciplines will give you a peek into their universe, the Grande visite with Viola Léger as special guest, a literary supper, the Relève et la garde, an event in which artists of different generations will share the stage,, a morning of activities the whole family will enjoy, an afternoon of film, Ça m’dit cinéma, the Eucharist’art Mass and a variety of other activities.

    La Soirée des Éloizes

    The Éloizes prize ceremony is an event no one will want to miss. The gala will take place on May 5, 2012, starting at 7:00 p.m.; doors open at 6:00. The evening will begin with an arrival party to welcome the artists and a pre-gala, both hosted by Samuel Chiasson of Radio-Canada Acadie. The Gala itself will be hosted by Nathalie Paulin and Joseph Edgar. For the very first time in the history of the Éloizes, the Soirée des Éloizes gala will be broadcast live on Radio-Canada Acadie, starting at 8:00 p.m. Lots of special surprises have been planned!


    Tickets for the Relève et la garde, the Cercle des créateurs and the Soirée des Éloizes gala are on sale now at the Billetterie Accès, and can be purchased by phoning (506) 727-7665 or 1-800-992-4040, or on line at They can also be purchased at the following locations:

    Bathurst: K.C. Irving Regional Centre 850 Sainte-Anne Street (506) 549-3200
    Lamèque: Desylva variety store 23 Principale Street (506) 344-2284
    St-Isidore: Gabriel Haché variety store 3995 Boul. des Fondateurs (506) 358-2522
    Shippagan: Tabagie Centre-Ville 219 J.-D.-Gauthier Blvd. (506) 336-4043
    Campbellton: Uni Village 101 Dover Street (506) 753-5544
    Caraquet: Coop Express 155 Saint-Pierre Blvd. West (506) 727-1921
    Caraquet: Coop 121 Saint-Pierre Blvd. West (506) 727-1930
    Tracadie-Sheila: Dépanneur CM 3719 Principale Street (506) 395-6892
    Grand Falls: Jean Coutu 276 Broadway Street (506) 473-3300

    For more information, please contact:
    Catherine Blondin
    Chargée de projets
    Association acadienne des artistes professionnel.le.s du NB
    (506) 852-3313

    Program details

    Youth activities
    How do you put a sparkle in children’s eyes? By telling them that dreams can come true! Many school students in the Chaleur region and Acadian Peninsula will have the opportunity to participate in workshops offered by professional artists who will talk about what it is like to be a singer-songwriter, performer, songwriter, filmmaker or visual artist. An inspiring opportunity for young people to meet and talk to artists!

    Official opening
    Salon Alpine, KC Irving Regional Centre
    Join the 2012 Éloizes team for the kickoff of the festivities! This celebration will showcase the excellence of our artists and include a reception. Welcome to all!

    Visual arts finalists exhibit
    Main Entrance, KC Irving Regional Centre
    This group exhibition brings together works of the three finalists in the visual arts category. Enjoy the artwork of Anne-Marie Sirois, Georges Goguen and Éveline Gallant Fournier. A visual treat for young and old.

    «J'enjoye» la différence
    Main Room, KC Irving Regional Center
    Two great lovers of beautiful words and melodies will appear on the same stage and communicate with us in the universal language of music. This performance by Acadian artist Pascal Lejeune and Anglophone artist David Myles will give the audience a chance to get to know them better through their songs and stories. Enjoy the sweet sounds of two talented singer-songwriters and performers.

    Des filles, des gars et des chansons!
    Espace culturel La Bibitte, NBCC Bathurst
    Two groups of young people invite you to an evening that promises to be an extraordinary experience. Come and hear Hay Babies and Les Hôtesses d’Hilaire. A show you won’t want to miss!

    Le Cercle des créateurs
    Main Room, KC Irving Regional Center
    What secrets hide behind the work of artists? What is the artistic process like? How do different artists approach the creation of a new work? How does an artist manage to convey passions and ideas? Artists from different artistic disciplines will join each other on stage to take part in an open and dynamic discussion and performance, giving
    us a peek into their universe. Hosted by Janie Mallet and featuring artists Paul Arseneau, André Bourgeois, Mathieu Chouinard, Éveline Gallant Fournier, Hélène Harbec, Sandra Le Couteur and Sylvie Mazerolle.

    Les Étoiles filantes
    Brasserie O St-Pierre
    Join us for a late-night show. An evening of modified improvisation (S.I.M) and a performance by Michel Thériault (May 3) or a show featuring the Backyard Devils and their guest, George Belliveau (May 4). Two evenings to enjoy jams, improvs and lots of talent in a warm and friendly atmosphere.

    La Grande visite
    Espace culturel La Bibitte, NBCC Bathurst
    Host Diane Losier speaks with Viola Léger, the award-winner of the Prix Hommage 2012. An intimate conversation in front of an audience that will allow you to learn more about the career of one of the first professional actresses of Acadie.

    Literary Supper
    Second floor, Nectar Restaurant
    Two of the great pleasures of life: exquisite words and fine food! The Nectar Restaurant will serve a menu especially prepared for the occasion. The three finalists in literature, Hélène Harbec, Lison Beaulieu and Geneviève Lévesque, will read excerpts of their works. With musical accompaniment by guitarist John Boulay.

    La Relève et la garde
    Main Room, KC Irving Regional Center
    Due to the impressive success of this event at the 2010 edition of the Éloizes, la Relève et la garde, hosted by Monique Poirier, is back! Established and emerging artists will discuss their work, their inspiration and their visions. Several talented artists—Viola Léger, Denis Richard, Nathalie Paulin, Rodolphe Caron, Julien Cadieux, Eric Thériault, Christian Essiambre and Lisa LeBlanc—will deliver amazing and powerful performances on stage! Musical director : Isabelle Thériault


    Samedi en famille
    Gym, NBCC Bathurst Campus
    A morning especially designed for kids! Mom and Dad are invited, too. Little ones will enjoy theatre, dance, learning, fun and humour. An entertaining activity to introduce your toddler to the arts. Included are performances of the shows Banane fête (Anika Lirette and Mélanie Léger) and Peigne… il était une fois (André Roy and Josée Émilie LeBlanc) and a special presentation by the participants of the Colloque d’Art sur roues, dance edition.

    Ça m'dit cinéma
    Salle des Pères Eudistes, NBCC Bathurst Campus
    A whole afternoon filled with great movies! Attend the screening of outstanding documentaries made by the 2012 finalists in media arts: Rodolphe Caron—Pour la cause, Monique LeBlanc—Roméo Savoie, la peinture au corps, and Paul Arseneau—Kedgwick et Hasroun. In addition, you will see Magnifier, the short fictional movie of artist Marcel Gallant. The audience is invited to take part in a relaxed and friendly discussion with the finalist after each of the movies. The film program will be hosted by Anne-Marie Parenteau.

    La Soirée des Éloizes
    Main Room, KC Irving Regional Center
    This is the 12th edition of the Awards ceremony, a major arts event that celebrates the excellence of artists throughout Acadie working in all artistic disciplines. The Éloizes are an opportunity to recognize the work of our outstanding artists. To start off the evening, you are invited to welcome the artists at the Arrival party and Pre-gala hosted by Samuel Chiasson. Masters of ceremonies for the evening Awards ceremony, which will be broadcast live on Radio-Canada Acadie television, will be soprano Nathalie Paulin and indie rocker Joseph Edgar. Artists taking part include Christian Essiambre, Julie Duguay, Lisa LeBlanc, Marie-Philippe Bergeron, Mathieu Chouinard, Louise Vautour, Théo Brideau, Marie-Pierre Valay-Nadeau, Gabriel Robichaud, Tanya Brideau, Raphaël Butler, André Bourgeois, Sandra Le Couteur, le Choeur de l’ Académie Isabelle Thériault, la troupe Danse Acadie, Lou Poirier, Philippe Soldevila, Denis Richard, Danny Boudreau, Pascal Lejeune, Viola Léger and several others.
    Musical direction : François Émond

    Put on your best clothes for an elegant date night or for a family or group outing. Everyone’s invited!

    Cathédrale du Sacré-Coeur in Bathurst
    A special Mass will be celebrated, with artists Nicolas Basque, Élizabeth Milot, Eric Thériault, Julie Duguay, Louise Vautour, Hélène Harbec and Mario Cyr.

    Bathurst dit merci
    Paul-Ouellette Room, KC Irving Regional Center
    Everyone is invited to a community brunch. Passing of the torch between Bathurst and the next Éloizes host city and legacy of the work Tout d’un morceau from artist Monique LeBlanc.


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