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Driving into the Past / Un voyage dans le passé

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Rural Route Communications is pleased to announce that Louise Abbott's latest documentary (Driving into the Past) was presented by the municipality of Canton de Stanstead, QC, on October 4, 2019, in the Narrows Bridge (Lake Memphremagog) to celebrate the official classification of the bridge as a historic monument.

The film was also presented by the Colby-Curtis Museum in Stanstead, QC, in early December and in Stanbridge East in February.

Upcoming screenings: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all screenings have been cancelled. The film is now available for viewing online: 

https://vimeo.com/364148234 (English version)

https://vimeo.com/364524417 (Version bilingue)

Monday, March 16, 2020, 7 p.m., Larrimac Golf Club, 1148, Rte. 105, Chelsea, QC  (Hosted by the Gatineau Valley Historical Society)

https://www.gvhs.ca/ 

Sunday, July 12, 2020, 2 p.m., St. Andrew's Church Hall, 1169 Rte 243, Canton de Melbourne J0B 2B0. (Hosted by the Richmond County Historical Society. Contact Info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 819-826-1332)

The film runs 42 minutes and is the first documentary to be made on the history of covered bridges in Quebec.

Il y a une version bilingue du film. Nos remerciements à la MRC Memphrémagog, au Canton de Stanstead, et au Ministère de la Culture et des Communications pour leur assistance financière.

 

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Narrows Bridge, Lake Memphremagog / Pont Narrows, Lac Memphrémagog (Photo: Louise Abbott)

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Nepawa Bridge, Lake Abitibi / Pont Nepawa, Lac Abitibi (Photo: Louise Abbott)

These two bridges are the only covered bridges that cross a lake in Quebec.

Ces deux ponts sont les seuls ponts couverts qui traversent un lac au Québec.

 

Water Lines: New Writing from the Eastern Townships of Quebec

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Water Lines: New Writing from the Eastern Townships of Quebec was edited by Angela Leuck and published by Studio Georgeville in late 2019.

Louise Abbott collaborated with Angela on the production of  Water Lines and also contributed a text titled "The Life and Times of a Water Baby."

The book is available from Studio Georgeville, 20 carré Copp, Georgeville, or from Black Cat Books in Lennoxville. You can place a mail order by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

An excerpt from "The Life and Times of a Water Baby"

https://vimeo.com/376055953

Seventy writers contributed to Water Lines:

Foreword by Phil Lanthier

Introduction by Angela Leuck

Poetry

Munira Judith Avinger

Mead Baldwin

Tanya Bellehumeur-Allatt

Camille Bouskéla

Nancy Branch

Gabriella Brand

Marjorie Bruhmuller

Joanne Buttery

Janan Chan

Kyl Chhatwal

Heather Davis

Antony Di Nardo

Jan Draper

Adele Ernstrom

Kathy Fisher

Helette Gagnon

Eleanor Gang

Rachel Garber

Ellen Goldfinch

Anne Hill

Catholyn Jansen

Janice LaDuke

Brian Lam

Angela Leuck

Steve Luxton

Kathleen McHale

John Mackley

Carole Martignacco

Carole Melançon

Denis Palmer

Jeff Parent

Elizabeth Paulette-Coughlin

Josh Quirion

Carolynn Rafman

Esther Saanum

Gabriel Safdie

Ann Scowcroft

Phyllis Sise

Sheryl Taylor

Liesbeth van Rijn

Derek Webster

Rod Willmot

Prose

Louise Abbott

Maureen Bean

Lenora Corday

Anne S. Douglas

Marguerite Dunlop

Nick Fonda

Brenda Hartwell

Joanne Hebert

Jackie Heim

Deborah Henderson

Kevin Billane Jensen

Jerome Krause

John LeBaron

Elisabeth Levac

Susi Lovell

Ross Murray

Judy Palmer

Heather Paterson

Annie Potter

Kate Reed

Ann Rothfels

Bernice Sorge

Sandra Vago

Victoria Vanier

Dimitri Vouliouris

JB Warren

Lifang Zhang

Drama

Colleen Curran

 


 

 

 

Creative Expression

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As a documentary photographer, Louise Abbott has had the pleasure of visiting other artists in different parts of the world. In addition to producing portraits of them, she has captured details of them at work—details that reflect the artists and their desire, indeed need, for creative expression. She continues to work gradually on her series and shows images from it at intervals at Studio Georgeville in Georgeville, Quebec.

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Kesnel Franklin and his sculptures, Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Photo: Louise Abbott)

 

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Erich Kory and his cello, Georgeville, Quebec (Photo: Louise Abbott) 

 

The Polaroid Project

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Louise Abbott was delighted to have work in an international exhibition titled The Polaroid Project: At the Intersection of Art and Technology at the McCord Museum in Montreal. It ran from June 15- September 15, 2019.

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 The Montreal Gazette ran a story about the show:

https://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/arts/instant-art-a-major-new-mccord-show-celebrates-the-humble-but-revolutionary-polaroid

Louise created the Polaroids on display in Arles, France, during the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie. They included a portrait of one of her mentors, the late photojournalist Mary Ellen Mark.

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