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Media Advisory: Les Femmeuses Art Exhibition and Sale Presented by Pratt & Whitney Canada Marks 20th Anniversary!

Apr 27, 2006 - 00:00 AM

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - April 27, 2006) -

100 women artists display 150 artworks to benefit women and children victims of family violence

Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC) will inaugurate the 20th Les Femmeuses exhibition and sale on Saturday, April 29, 2006 at 10:15 a.m. at 1000 Marie-Victorin Blvd. in Longueuil, in the presence of Clemence DesRochers, honorary chairperson, and Lorraine Pintal, General Manager of the Theatre du Nouveau-Monde and event spokesperson.

The Les Femmeuses exhibition, which raised $150,000 last year, features 100 professional artists who will display 150 works of art on April 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at P&WC's head office, 1000 Marie-Victorin Blvd. in Longueuil.

During the weekend, visitors will have the opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Les Femmeuses while recognizing the community support and solidarity that are at the heart of this event. They can make some exciting purchases, including a limited edition print created especially for the occasion by artist Francine Simonin.

Drawing 5,000 visitors last year, Les Femmeuses supports seven shelters for women and children victims of family violence: Carrefour pour Elle in Longueuil, La Cle sur la porte in Saint-Hyacinthe, La Maison Simonne Monet-Chartrand in Chambly, La Re-Source in Chateauguay, Maison Hina in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Maison La Source in Sorel-Tracy, and Pavillon Marguerite de Champlain in Saint-Hubert.

Since its creation in 1986, Les Femmeuses has welcomed 93,000 visitors and donated nearly $1 million to the shelters through the sale of 1,300 works of art.



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