The new boutique-gallery Loongese in Laval presents the exhibition of Building a Bridge - Tea, Zen and Mysterious Orient
Laval, November 12, 2019 - Opened on October 19, the boutique-gallery Loongese is the only establishment in Laval dedicated to presenting Oriental culture through the combination of teas, artworks, and paintings. It is located at local 8 of Galeries Laval. The exhibition named Bridging a Bridge - Tea, Zen and Mysterious Orient by the artist Annouchka Gravel Galouchko will be presented from November 17 to December 15. In addition to the artist's works, several kinds of tea, potteries and some Asian artworks are on sale, making great gifts for the holiday season. Several free activities focusing on tea, pottery, and art will allow visitors to experience time-honoured Asian culture and the charm of the mysterious Orient.
Originated from China, the owners of the boutique-gallery Loongese, Juan Guan and Guodong Zhang, arrived in Quebec in 2011 and have been living in Laval since 2017. “At Loongese, we want to create a space that shows the beauty of the orient, supports local artists and builds a bridge between the East and the West. The exhibition of the artist Annouchka Gravel Galouchko is a starting point and a very good example. We invite people to come and talk with us while enjoying one of our teas”, said Juan Guan.
For her part, Annouchka Gravel Galouchko is a multidisciplinary artist with international recognition. She considers each of her creations as a journey of self-revelation and integrates into her works all the cultures that have inhabited her and crossed her over the years. She has published several Asian-inspired youth books including Shõ and Water Dragons, which won the prestigious Governor General of Canada Award in 1995.
Following are free activities to discover tea and transcultural art of an exceptional visual artist (between 2 pm and 5 pm on the following days)
Nov. 17 Opening of the exhibition of Annouchka Gravel Galouchko,
accompanied by a tea tasting
Nov. 23 Pottery demonstration
Nov. 24 Introduction to Zen meditation with Annouchka and Stéphan
Nov. 30 Japanese tea ceremony with the music of Shamisen and Koto
Dec. 8 Family workshop with Annouchka and Stéphan
Dec. 15 Initiation to mandarin
You can go to the boutique-gallery Loongese at Galeries Laval by the door located at 1545-1, boul. Le Corbusier, which lies just north of the Archambault store.
Website of Loongese: www.loongese.com
Website of Annouchka Gravel Galouchko: www.annouchkagravelgalouchko.com/
For more information: Sylvie Castonguay, 514 713-8302 firstname.lastname@example.org