When the first time I entered this place was? I don’t remember, but I always come back with great pleasure. Many reasons – the building, a former bank branch; an atelier – you can witness the artist’s atelier when he was still alive; and the location, not far from the St-Lawrence on St-Catherine, a call to explore the East of the island.
Since it stands on the Guido Molinari Foundation, it’s a place to perpetuate the memory of the artist and his work, but not only. It’s also an exhibition space that offers great events throughout the year. I’m always thrilled to discover how the space is changed, arranged when a new show is open for the visitors, how the artworks exhibited resonate with the building and the artwork by Guido Molinari.
Winter or summer – there are really just two seasons in Montreal, and it’s not that complicated to reach the Foundation; bike, bus or subway, you name it. And once you are there, a few blocks away from Atelier March Gosselin and one of my favourite coffee, bar, and concert places Atomic Cafe, you are ready to wander in Hochelaga or to continue farther East to Park Promenade Bellerive to see the river closer, almost to the Boucherville islands.