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By: Coloured Pencil Society Of Canada  09-12-2011
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Taming the Beast by Alexandra Bastien

The Coloured Pencil Society of Canada is both honored and proud to announce that talented French Canadian coloured pencil artist,Alexandra Bastien,has not only become a member of CPSC,but has also consented to take on the role and tasks of Vice-President in this,our inaugural year.

Alexandra Bastien’s brilliant new work is currently on display at Centre d’exposition de Repentigny,in Repentigny,Québec. Her exhibit,titled “Fragments de secrets”,sensitively focuses awareness on the vulnerability and abuse of women in our society.  The show runs until March 13.

We are so pleased that Alexandra took the time out of her busy schedule to be interviewed as our Featured Artist for the month of March.  The glimpse she gives us into her artistic process and the journey she is on is both fascinating and inspiring.

She has also very kindly undertaken the monumental task of translating our CPSC website into French,so as to make our site more easily accessible and enjoyable for all Canadian artists. We hope to have the translation available soon.

Please join me in welcoming Alexandra Bastien as Vice President of the Coloured Pencil Society of Canada.

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