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Raymonde April, Intérieur, Pékin, 2008.
Impression Chromira | Chromira print, 76 x 56 cm.
Édition 1/5
3 500$ (encadré / framed)

Raymonde April & Emily Jan
March 31st 2016
Soirée-bénéfice - En conversation avec Raymonde April et Emily Jan

Cocktail + Artist Presentations + Draw Raymonde April + Door Prizes
R.S.V.P. at OPTICA by March 24, 2016

Thursday March 31, 2016
6-8 pm

OPTICA, a contemporary art centre, is launching its annual fundraiser In Conversation with Raymonde April and Emily Jan. Our objective is to raise $10,000, which will serve to develop our educational program and set up our documentation centre.

Join us on March 31, to meet the artists and get a chance to win Raymonde April’s Intérieur, Pékin (2008) as well as several door prizes. A cocktail, refreshments, and a selection of wines and beers will also be served.

During the evening, we will be highlighting April’s career as a photographer. She was the recipient of the 2003 Paul-Émile-Borduas award in visual arts and was given the Order of Canada in 2010 for her exceptional contribution as an artist and teacher. Also, Emily Jan’s installation, After the Hunt (2014-2016), will be specially presented for this event. Both artists will be on hand to comment on the exhibited works and on their practice.

The purchase of a ticket automatically gives you one year’s membership at OPTICA and a draw for the prize. We invite you to discover the full range of advantages of membership.

The centre is registered with the programme Mécénat Placements Culture, which matches every dollar and raises it by three!

We are truly grateful for your support and are looking forward to celebrating with you.

Serge Murphy - Chairman of Board of Directors 
Marie-Josée Lafortune - Director


Engin Raymonde April, Intérieur, Pékin, 2008.
Chromira Print
76 x 56 cm
1/5 Edition
3 500$ (framed)


Engin Emily Jan, After the Hunt, 2014-2016.
Installation, mixed media
Variable dimensions
Photo: Eric Tschaeppeler

Where : OPTICA, centre contemporain
5445, de Gaspé avenue, #106, Montréal
Date : Thursday, March 31, 2016
Time : 6-8 pm
For informations or reservations, please contact Julie Alary Lavallée : communications@optica.ca | 514-874-1666 


$100 (cost base)
Evening Fundraiser =
Cocktail + one draw ticket + door prizes

$50 (per single additional draw ticket + door prizes)*
* The purchase of a $100 ticket is required

Every $100 ticket comes with a deductible tax receipt for $70 and every additional ticket is wholly deductible at $50.

R.S.V.P. by March 24, 2016

- Print the form (pdf)
- Send us the reply coupon by March 24 by mail or digitally by email: communications@optica.ca

- Cheque (payable to OPTICA)
- Carte VISA (call us: 514-874-1666)
- Online (PayPal)

OPTICA Evening Fundraiser

You can make a donation at any time and enjoy the benefits of membership!

The eligible amount corresponds to the total value of the donation.

OPTICA would like to thank Raymonde April, Emily Jan, Galerie Donald Browne, Galerie Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Centre canadien d'architecture, Musée d'art de Joliette, Musée régional de Rimouski, Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, Musée Stewart, le Centre commémoratif de l'Holocauste à Montréal, Salle Bourgie du Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Cinémathèque québécoise, the magazines Ciel Variable, esse arts + opinions, Espace art actuel, artist-run centres Dazibao and VU PHOTO, OPTICA'S board members, the staff and the volunteers.

OPTICA thanks Rézin, the microbrewery Alchimiste, Maison du Rôti, Fabrique Arhoma for their contribution to culture and our fundraiser.

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Raymonde April lives and works in Montréal where she teaches photography at Concordia University. Known since the 1970s for a practice and images inspired by her everyday private life, she has influenced generations of artists in Québec and in Canada. The recipient of the Paul-Émile-Borduas award (2003) and the Paul de Hueck and Norman Walford Career Achievement Award for Art Photography (2005), she was made an officer of the Order of Canada (2010) for her contributions to photography. April has exhibited both in Canada and internationally.

Emily Jan is a Montréal-based artist and writer. Originally hailing from Northern California, Jan has travelled to 33 countries and lived in South Africa and Mexico. Her biophilic sculptures and installations combine everyday found objects with meticulously worked raw materials to evoke the faraway and the fantastical. As a wanderer, naturalist, and collector of objects and experiences, she is guided in her work by the spirit of exploration, kinship, and curiosity.