L’Atelier Nicolas Ruel organizes “Transit”, a trimestral event that brings together multi-disciplinary artists to create unique pieces. This event held in September 2013 featured 5 artists, 5 photos, 5 painters, and 5 courses. The event is to collect funds for non-profit organizations. Canadian artist Dominic Besner was one of 5 artists invited to participate in this collaboration.
The event featured photography, painting, and gastronomy. Five photographs were printed on five stainless steel plates. The plates were then assigned to each respective artist who in turn added their own artistic languages. Each of the works were then presented to a chef who prepared a special dish inspired by this creative process. The artists and chefs then presented their masterpieces during the evening. The guest enjoy a five course gourmet meal. The works were then presented in a silent auction. The funds raised were donated to Acceuil Bonneau’s project for painting, “Trait d’Union”. This venue creates work places for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness.