Manon Pouliot’s Love Story

L’imprimerie has more than 200 members today. It is a hive of small bees that do not calculate their work hours; they experiment, proceed by trial and error and produce eagerly to achieve optimal results of their creativity.

I Love L’imprimerie is an emotional propaganda campaign. With great tenderness and kindness, we solicit love letters from our faithful members. This initiative aims to cultivate the love of our community and collect donations to continue to offer professional quality services. Whether through the development of original artistic projects in residence or the accompaniment of artists through workshops and training, all the practices of print and photography are supported by the center.

This month, Manon Pouliot shares her love story with L’imprimerie. Involved on the board of the directors and in various committees since the very beginning of L’imprimerie, it goes without saying that Manon is a very active member of the artistic community. As an art lover, she practices photography in her spare time and has taken refuge at L’imprimerie to complete her projects. We are all the more pleased to share with you his expression of affection for the centre.

“Three years ago, I was participating to l’Atelier Graff and the Cabinet’s wedding. To solidify their alliance, the young couple adopted the name of L’imprimerie, centre d’artistes and decided to move on Sainte-Catherine Street. A space of two floors, with large windows allowing radiant light to penetrate, is the ideal place. Of course, it will require renovations, not to mention the delays and hurdles, but whatever the case may be, the young lovebirds wish to offer the best to their family, and they want a very big one.

The offsprings are at the rendez-vous, L’imprimerie has more than 200 members today. It is a hive of small bees that do not calculate their work hours; they experiment, proceed by trial and error and produce eagerly to achieve optimal results of their creativity. These bees are the soul of L’imprimerie, they manipulate with finesse this raw material that is paper; we print on it, emboss it, bind it, digitize it, color it, recover it, amalgam it, etc., to finally share it and do good.

I am not an artist, but I am passionate about art. I like when artists explain to me the concepts they have imagined and their process. I like to see the paper roll under a press and come out transformed. I like art [which] begins with its making. I love L’imprimerie!
Manon, member of the board. “

Biography
Manon Pouliot was a member of the board of directors of L’Atelier Graff and L’imprimerie, centre d’artistes from 2016 to 2020. She has been working in the museum field for more than 15 years. She worked for the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) and the Musée de la civilisation. Over the years, she has gained solid project management skills and developed a passion for contemporary and emerging art. She also commissioned the selection of artworks for the benefit events, Noces de cuirette (2018) and Froment (2019), of L’imprimerie, and she is involved in the fundraising and programming committees. Manon does not call herself an artist, however she loves urban photography which she practices on her own time.

© L’imprimerie, centre d’artistes, 2021