Wow! What colour. What energy. What zest. Norman Laliberté’s show at Galerie de Bellefeuille is full of joy. This American artist with French-Canadian parents is famous around the world for his exuberant use of colour. He not only paints, but has produced beautiful banners – the most famous were for the Vatican Pavilion at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. His wonderful work at the gallery is sophisticated, yet childlike. The bright shades almost make you smile. So if you are having a bad moment, pop over to Westmount, and add some cheer to your day.
Galerie de Bellefeuille, 1367 Greene Avenue, Westmount. 514-933-4400
Hungry? Chez Nick, the local ‘institution’ offers classics (egg salad sandwiches et al) and my favourite carrot cake. Only 30 seconds away! 1377 Greene Avenue. Westmount. 514-935-0946
Get out of black. Buy bright. Try Sox Box for colorful fashion accessories. Next to gallery. 1357 Greene. Or Nee!Nah for hot costume jewellery loved by stylistas in the city. 1228 Greene Avenue. 514-931-6358