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Opening hours :
Everyday from 10 a.m. to 5 pm.
June 24th-CLOSED / July 1st-OPEN



Renée Larochelle and Ronald Magar

Nature, motifs et textures
May 21st to July 9th 2017

  Biologist and scientific researcher, Renée Larochelle started making ceramics about fifteen years ago. Since then, she has been developing an intimate bond with earth. In 2011, she returned to the Eastern Townships, where she was born, and set up her studio in Magog by the name of “La Chouette poterie”. Since then, she regularly participates in events such as the “Salon des métiers d'art” in the Eastern Townships, the “Salon des métiers d'art” in Montreal as well as the “Circuit des Arts Memphrémagog”. She is also President of the Administrative Committee of “Circuit des Arts Memphrémagog”. This summer she will participate in the ceramic exhibit called “1001 Pots in Val-David”. She is also a professional artisan member of the “Conseil des métiers d'art du Québec”. One of her creations is part of the collection at the “Musée des Beaux-arts de Sherbrooke”.

Ronald Magar is a retired scientist who moved to the Eastern Townships in Magog in 2011 with his spouse, ceramist Renée Larochelle. He has always drawn and painted and has taken several courses in drawing, painting and pastel. He is now devoted to watercolors and drawing. In 2015, he presented his watercolors during his participation to the “Circuit des arts Memphrémagog”. In 2016, he participated in the “Salon des artistes locaux et régionaux” at the Beaulne Museum in Coaticook. In 2017, he will take part in the “Circuit des arts Memphrémagog” and will exhibit a solo at the “Espace Mur-mur des arts” in the city of Brossard.

Trained as biologist, the two artists are influenced by nature, patterns and textures from the animal and botanical world. Moreover, since they are a couple, they influence each other and although working with different mediums, their work complements one another very well.

Renée Larochelle creates decorative vases and other unique pieces made of sandstone. The texture which is impregnated in the stonework is an essential element of her pieces. The contrast between the roughness of the raw earth and the glazes, help give them an organic and warm appearance. She also explores the theme of cracks, fractures, fissures, flaws and slits, which constitute the many ways in how we may view pottery.

Ronald Magar has developed a decorative approach influenced by indigenous art where patterns and colors dominate. His creations with animals are primitively emphasized and sometimes nonfigurative. In addition to watercolors, he maintains a strong interest in drawing.

Opening reception will be held on Sunday the 21 of May at 2 p.m.

Current Exhibitions

Masculine rituals and attire

Museum's Collection

Bolduc Collection : Trades of Yesteryear


Marcel Alarie

Traditions et continuité

Sophie Roy

Upcoming Exhibitions

Le Salon des artistes locaux et régionaux

(6e édition)

De pierre, de bois, de bronze

Jean Côté

Chère chair

Paméla Desrosiers

Histoires du temps présent

Gisèle Normandin

Urgence de vivre

Francine Leroux

Fungi voto

Suzanne Richer

Wax Jesus Dolls

Museum's Collection


Facettes humaines

Annie Pettigrew

Moments intimes: les mères

Martine Ménard

Of Trees and Of Humans

Hélène Ploudre

« errance... »

Éric Lajeunesse


Suzanne Pouliot

Le Théâtre du Québec

Sébastien Gaudette


Valérie J. Gosselin

By Mutual Agreement, Brush and Guitar

Mélissa Tardif and Ghisslain Caron


Pierrette Denault, Serge Lavigne, Gérald Quirion

Éclat d'étoffe au charme d'époque

Odile Richer

Coeur des toiles

Isabelle Renaud

Textiles and Sculptures of the Dogon Country, Mali

Vital Song

Frédéric Metthé

The Salon of Local and Regional Artists

Fabrics, Buttons and Patterns... Seamstresses of the Past

Nuns... Life under the Veil

Souvenirs...Souvenirs! Childhood Toys

Quelque part sur la 20

Jean Beaudoin, Jean-François Dupuis et Clemz

Réalités contemplatives

Guy-Anne Massicotte

Entre nous et les autres

Geneviève Dupont-Daigneault

Émotions en effervescence

Ginette Desrochers

Coaticook en lumière noire

Jean Grothé

Histoire pétrifiée

Gaëtan D'Arcy

Émulsion nocturne

Sandra Tremblay

Laberge et la mer

Marlène Laberge

Le clan de l'ours

Zachari Bourassa

Elle est partie! La baseball à son meilleur

Être à bout portant

Nelson Tardif and Claude Majeau


Jean Harris

Impermanence & Illusion

Nathalie Ampleman

Célébrer les nouveau-nés... Trousseaux de baptême

Métiers d'autrefois. La collection Bolduc

Les bébés réalistes de Lucie Corriveau

Lucie Corriveau

Follow the star!...Nativity scenes


Deborah Davis

Les oubliés

Mylène Tardif

Fashion’s Waltz...the Dress Throughout Time

Peuple de lumière

Carole Batrie

Mapping my Roots: Borders and Hidden Territories

Annie Abdalla

Look at my history!

the Frontalière of Coaticook, the Collège Rivier of Coaticook, the Collège Servite from Ayer’s Cliff and the Collège François-Delaplace from Waterville.

The Jewellery Box...A Collection of the Beaulne Museum

Femmes, fleurs et oiseaux

Catherine Lemieux

Fenêtre sur d’autres univers

Salon des artistes locaux

With Coatic'Art

Feral / Ensauvagé

Norman Brooke and Sharon Robinson

Ton local

Jean Michel Correia

Sourires composites

Isabelle Marissal

Le voyage intérieur

Richard Fulham

Micro paysages

Günes-Hélène Isitan

Guess who’s coming to town”...Collections of Santa Clauses

"Guess who's coming to town" ... Collections of Santa Clauses

« Marionnettons »... Amusing puppets

Sandra Tremblay

Mouvement perpétuel

Brigitte Dahan

De la figuration à l'abstraction

Alena Plihal

Nimble fingers. Embroidery, lace, knitting and crochet

Beaulne Museum's collections

Figurations inspirées

Marie Montiel

Strange People


Phials, flasks and bottles...for everyone!

Collection of Michèle Hamelin

Murmure sylvestre

Manon Potvin

Art = Instrument de passage

Taki E'Bwenze

Cosmos-Artists' Personal Voyage

Georigia Priniotakis ( Kalas )

Vision colorée de Coaticook

MICHL ( Michel Boisvert )

Tout ce qui brille n'est pas or

From the artist Adèle Zanni


By the artist Lucie Levasseur

Newton Brookhouse (1849-1917) - Pioneer in Townships Photography

Eastern Townships Resource Centre (ETRC)


Erik Beck

‘Janus’ : Les deux côtés de la tête

Josefina Maranzano

It’s Christmas, let’s decorate the old fashion way!

Le vibrationnisme : du paysage à l’abstraction

François Faucher

Mémoire féminine

Johanne Côté

La dentelle change de visage!

Véronique Louppe

The Community of Coaticook and the World Wars

April 17th 2016 to February 19th 2017

Couleur ou noir et blanc

Ljubomir Ivankovic

Tie your apron!

A collection from the Beaulne Museum

Contes du cœur magique

Barbara Sala

En un instant

Gonza Meza Vargas

The 5th Edition of local and regional artists

Fragment de mémoire

Roger Audibert

Deux petits mondes

Duo Véronic Sévigny and Isabelle Parson

La calligraphie de l'eau

From the artist Madeline Deriaz

Femmes de l'ombre

Patricia David

Trajectoires éparses II

From the artist Sylvie Adams

Under the tree...Vintage toys

Évolution de la conscience


Propos sous influence

Collectif AUTRE


Paméla Desrosiers

La faune ailée et la flore

Jocelyne McCaughan

Hold on to your hat!

Museum's Collection

Mémoires romantiques de Coaticook

Viviane Leblanc

Such memories! Expo67

Renée Larochelle and Ronald Magar

Nature, motifs et textures

Passages : entre figuration et abstraction

William G. Kinnis

Les trois dimensions

Trio of professional photographers


Lisa Baldwin

Impressions sénégalaises

Paul Jolicoeur


Chantal Bonneville

D'Arte facto

Maude Langlois

Trains under the tree…Robert Sheldon Collection

Musique éclatée

Claire Desjardins

Interactions with Nature

Debra Mosher

Blancs nocturnes

Edwin Bourget


Amélie Pomerleau

Autoportrait et autres visions

Léopol Bourjoi

Impressions marines

Yvon Jolivet

Thanks to our partners