MONTREAL, October 30, 2016 – On October 30, during the tenth-anniversary a celebrations for Quartier Pointe-Nord, the latest public artwork by Linda Covit, The Bouquets, was publicly unveiled in the presence of Verdun borough councillor Manon Gauthier, member of the Ville de Montréal’s executive committee who is responsible for culture, heritage, design, Espace pour la vie and status of women, Samuel and Ilan Gewurz, president and executive vice-president of Proment Corporation, and Nathalie Boutin, manager of radio station CKVL and neighbourhood residents’ representative.
Covit’s entire work, which will comprise three Bouquets, will be located near the future EVOLO X tower in a garden by the Saint Lawrence River. The artist was inspired by her travels in Japan, and Bouquets arose from an idea to create furniture/sculpture incorporating benches that position visitors for a specific viewpoint. Crafted in painted aluminum, St-Marc limestone and stainless steel, Bouquets will offer walkers a peaceful haven amid the greenery on the knoll. It will reflect the sunlight on the river and cast shadows on the ground. Through her art, Covit strives to transform a public space into a personal experience, just as Proment Corporation is doing with Pointe-Nord.
During this festive event, which brought together dignitaries, public figures and residents, Proment donated Covit’s work to the community. The Pointe-Nord green neighbourhood, which combines the warmth of a community with vibrant modern architecture and the restorative effect of nature, is one of the few nieghourhoods in Quebec to receive Leed ND Gold certification.
About Linda Covit
Montreal native Linda Covit lives and works in the city. Her site-specific outdoor installations often revolve around nature and the environment. Her works include a gift from the Quebec government to Shandong province in China, Havre, located on the main outdoor plaza of the MUHC’s Glen site, and a rose-inscribed wall with mist at the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences in Toronto. She has been honoured with numerous awards, including a Toronto Urban Design Award in 2015, the 2011 CSLA AAPC Regional Merit Award and the 2012 ASLA Honor Award. Covit’s work is currently on display at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.
Proment Corporation, founded in 1965, is a real estate developer recognized for its innovative residential projects, all located on Nuns’ Island. Proment has built some 5,000 condos, and EVOLO X will be its 20th high-rise in this location. Proment’s innovative designs and high-quality construction have been recognized by the Association provinciale des constructeurs d’habitations du Québec and the Ordre des architectes du Québec, which has honoured it with numerous awards, including “Builder of the Year” for seven of the past 20 years. Proment is a leader in sustainable residential construction in Quebec. It received LEED Gold certification for its Vistal 1 and 2 projects; Evolo 1 is awaiting certification for the Evolo 2 tower.
Source: Proment Corporation and Linda Covit
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