Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra entertains music lovers around the globe!

When Elaine first heard about this group of musicians, she thought she was dreaming. For a unique musical experience, check out the orchestra right here:
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Jackie Wloski suggests Toolbox Classics. Beethoven just might roll over!
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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Stan, WASM is thinking of you at this most difficult time

We are sad to hear the news of the sudden passing of Stan Wasilewski's wife, Eva. We are all thinking of you, Stan, at this difficult time. 
https://montrealgazette.remembering.ca/obituary/eva-dmitryssyn-1078899987

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

News from fellow WASM member, Deirdre Potash

Deirdre says “A very strange existence. Going for a walk everyday. Below is a picture of a field near my home. This is where I walked yesterday. Rocky loved to run around here".

Join in - Create a doodle.
Any kind of paper and drawing utensil. Only rule, fill up the page. Open to all ages. Take a photo of your creation and send to deirdre@artwil.ca . Deirdre will assemble them.
Deirdre says "Look at what we can create"! https://www.facebook.com/events/233259924468855/

Bonne journée. L'art fait du bien
Have a wonderful day. Art feels good, Deirdre Potash, ArtWill Studio

Saturday, March 21, 2020

Staying informed and healthy

CBC's Quirks and Quarks - the COVID-19 episode, a must to listen to. Click here:
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/mar-21-covid-19-vulnerability-covid-and-climate-and-more-1.5504342
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Miranda Esmond White of Classical Stretch says it is very important to keep moving during the time we are stuck at home. She is offering free 10-minute workouts each day on her Facebook page: 
https://www.facebook.com/pg/miranda.esmondewhite/community/?ref=page_internal

or see lots of YouTube videos of the mini workouts: 
https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=AwrEZ7nHoHZeokUAHxsPxQt.;_ylu=X3oDMTByMjB0aG5zBGNvbG8DYmYxBHBvcwMxBHZ0aWQDBHNlYwNzYw--?p=Miranda+esmonde+WHite&fr=yhs-pty-pty_extension&hspart=pty&hsimp=yhs-pty_extension
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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Great things to watch and read while we are staying at home

Lots of items to watch or read right here, and many are free:
http://www.openculture.com/
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The Metropolitan Opera is featuring operas on the web absolutely free. Carmen aired yesterday, but there will be more each day this week:
https://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/music/metropolitan-opera-offering-free-virtual-shows
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Festival de film sur l'art 2020 is online. Viewing of these wonderful films is with a subscription. Click here for more info and trailers:
https://www.artfifa.com/en
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With the implementation of social distancing for COVID-19, we hope you are all staying safe and healthy. A fun activity you could explore on your computer is Google Arts & Culture with over 1200 possible virtual gallery and museum tours. We recommend checking out the National Gallery of Art (Washington), the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), Musée d'Orsay (Paris), the British Museum (London), the Guggenheim Museum (New York), the Pergamon Museum (Berlin), Rijksmuseum (Amsterdam), the Uffizi Gallery (Florence), and the National Museum of Anthropology (Mexico City).
https://artsandculture.google.com/
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