“The Art Of Being Different”
January 31 to February 19, 2020
Vernissage, Sunday February 2 from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Galerie Old Chelsea is delighted to host the exhibition of Alix Parisien, an Outaouais artist who paints in a primitive style. Bold, exhuberant, fresh, pared down shapes, are words that descbribe well her art. Says Alix “With a difference like Down syndrome, you have to find other ways to realize your potential and achieve your goals. I am a young woman with Down syndrome. I don't like to talk about that, but you have to know this."
Alix’s journey was not easy. She would have liked to study art at CEGEP, the college system in Quebec, or followed an art class at university, but she was not accepted. So she followed her own path. She participated in art camps at the National Art Gallery which helped to develop her artistic talent. She took courses with the City of Gatineau and studied with local professional artists.