(Montreal) The hundredth anniversary of the birth of Quebec artist Marcelle Ferron will be celebrated throughout the year and the festivities will be launched with a tribute evening at the end of January.

Ferron, born January 29, 1924 and died in 2001, was one of the signatories of Refus Global in 1948 and is considered a pioneer of abstract art in Quebec. In 1983, she became the first woman to receive the Paul-Émile-Borduas prize, named in honor of one of her comrades in the automatist movement.

We owe him in particular the glass roofs of the Champ-de-Mars metro station, in Montreal, and the Palais de Justice in Granby.

The event to kick off the commemorations will take place on the exact day of Marcelle Ferron’s birthday, January 29. It will be held at the Outremont Theater, in the Montreal neighborhood where Ferron spent the last years of his life.

During this evening, speeches and testimonies about the artist will be delivered and archive images will be presented.

The evening was organized by the Friends of Place Marcelle-Ferron, with the sponsorship of actors Mireille Deyglun and Sébastien Ricard.

Tickets for the event are free on the theater website.

Several other activities to commemorate the artist’s journey will take place this year, including a conference in March and an exhibition in the Outremont district starting in May.