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CONQUER THE DRAGON - EXHIBITION & FUNDRAISING

From November 5 to December 17, Le Centre will host the exhibition "Conquer the Dragon" featuring a group of francophone artists from British Columbia. This event aims to raise awareness of children affected by special needs such as autism, dyslexia and OCD. Silent auctions are taking place during the exhibition and the money raised by sales of the artworks will help fund a project to establish a centre where these young people can find support.

From November 5 to December 17, Le Centre will host the exhibition "Conquer the Dragon" featuring a group of francophone artists from British Columbia. This event aims to raise awareness of children affected by special needs such as autism, dyslexia and OCD. Silent auctions are taking place during the exhibition and the money raised by sales of the artworks will help fund a project to establish a centre where these young people can find support through the arts.

Christian Héno: An independent artist inspired by mythology and ancient civilizations, Christian Héno dedicates his art to the education of children with special needs affected by autism, dyslexia and OCD. "Conquer the Dragon" is also the name of his art therapy program that supports these young people through music, theatre, movement and martial arts. His drawings reflect the foundations of his teaching, which are mental strength, self-confidence, resilience, determination and courage. Christian is the founder of the project to open a centre where these children can find support through the arts.

Elsa Chesnel: Elsa is a self-taught artist who has loved painting ever since she was a child. She has been inspired by her native Provence, Cézanne, Cartier-Bresson, Calder and Sonia Delaunay. Since her immigration to Canada, she has immersed herself in Beat poetry and American abstract expressionist painting. Her works have been presented in numerous exhibitions in Greater Vancouver and some are held in private collections in France and in Canada.

Marc Retailleau: His passion for education led Marc to create tools to encourage children to stimulate their imaginations, their bodies, their minds and their spirits. Through this approach, Marc wants to change the way school learning is perceived through the arts.

Nathalie Boyer: Nathalie experiments with the texture of all kinds of paper - crêpe paper, tissue paper, table napkins – that she cuts, crumples, and arranges in floral bouquets. After scanning or photographing these textures, Nathalie uses Photoshop to incorporate them into her illustrations, composed of images from magazines or her own designs and collages.

The opening will be held on Thursday, November 5th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with the artists in attendance at Le Centre culturel francophone de Vancouver. Drinks and packed food will be served. Free event, registration is required. Thank you.