Remarkable sculpture collection on display in Luskville

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A regional art exposition will present the Betakova-Hlavina Art Collection from August 30, until noon, September 2, at the Pontiac Municipal Community Centre, 2024 Highway 148. The vernissage is August 29, and is open to the public. The exposition is held under the patronage of Mayor Roger Larose and the councillors of Pontiac municipality.

A regional art exposition will present the Betakova-Hlavina Art Collection from August 30, until noon, September 2, at the Pontiac Municipal Community Centre, 2024 Highway 148. The vernissage is August 29, and is open to the public. The exposition is held under the patronage of Mayor Roger Larose and the councillors of Pontiac municipality.
This exposition will pay tribute in memorial to Danica Betakova-Hlavina, in her life as wife, mother, and the sole contributor to, and sponsor of, the work     of Rasto Hlavina, her       husband and internationally renowned sculptor.
Rasto Hlavina established himself on the      international art scene    with exhibitions at the Presentation of New Artists (New York, 1982), at the University of Pittsburgh (1983), at the International Juried Art Competition (New York, 1985) where he received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Sculpture, and at his      follow-up exhibition in Los Angeles (California, 1985).
In 1986-1988, Rasto became one of the influential sculptors in the world through his participation in the 1st and 2nd Rodin Grand Prize Exhibitions in Japan. In these two competitions, Rasto was awarded the Superior Prize for his Multiple / Multilateral Sculptures Melody and Desire. The sculptures remain on permanent        display in Japan at the Utsukushi-ga-hara Open-Air Museum. In a 1988 exhibition, Rasto was placed next to the famous French sculptor César Baldaccini.
Mr Hlavina continued with exhibitions in Canada, accompanied by Czech and Slovak artists. His career culminated in further recognition on the international art scene: in Geneva, Switzerland (1997); several times in Paris, France (2000-2001); and at Europe Art, held in Geneva, Switzerland (2005).
The exposition of this important collection will be presented in Luskville’s Community Centre next to the Municipal Offices. This remarkable show brings to the Outaouais works of sculpture not seen in the region’s many expositions. For background: www.multiple-sculpture.com .   
                    (Edited: FR)