In 1971, Louise Cimont-Annett and Louise Gervais founded L’Atelier le Fil d’Ariane. Their goal was to offer a rewarding occupation to adults living with an intellectual disability, combined with partial financial support, affording them a unique place in society thanks to their artistic contribution.
Dazzlingly and triumphantly original, the artisans’ works are a luminous mounting of simplified symbols, strangely reminiscent of certain forms of Native art.
Just like Ariane, in the Greek mythology, who gave Theseus a thread to help him find his way out of the maze and finally reach the sun of Crete, these men and women finally find their place in the sun. Over the years, numerous solo and group exhibits have earned them a chorus of praise not only in Canada but throughout Europe, the United States and Japan as well.