Les Impatients offers creative workshops, focusing on drawing, painting and music, supervised by an artist or a therapist, and it houses a wonderful gallery space where many of the patients’ creations are regularly exhibited together with works by professional artists.

One such exhibition is opening on September 4th, featuring the works of one of Quebec’s most beloved entertainers, Clémence DesRochers. Now 80, she made her debut in 1957 at the Cabaret Saint-Germain-des-Prés in Montreal, and was the founder of the group The Bozos. She has taken part in dozens of comedy, drama, and stage performances, making her final appearance on stage in 2008. A year later she received the Governor General’s Award for the Arts and Artistic Achievement.

Her involvement with Les Impatients dates back to 1996, but this is the first time she is donating her works. The series of drawings, titled Les plaisirs et les peurs, is on the theme of pleasure and fear, enticing the viewer back into the innocent world of childhood. Some of Clémence DesRocher’s works will be sold for the benefit of the organization. On this occasion, a special edition of Mille mots d’amour (A thousand words of love) will also be on sale. This collection contains 62 letters from writers and artists, and the general public. They were selected by Clémence DesRochers from nine previous editions of Mille mots d’amour.


September 4 - 28

La Galerie des Impatients
100 Sherbrooke St. East
4th floor
Tel: 514.842.1043
www.impatients.ca(lien externe)

Opening reception Thursday, September 4, 2014
5 pm - 7:30 pm

Clémence DesRochers
Photo : Alex Paillon

Lucas, 2008

Louise pêche avec sa mère, 2012

J'aime promener ma petite sœur, 2012