Tuesday, January 16, 2018

More January Events



Invitation to WASM members from Patricia Belmar, fellow WASM member.
I am glad to announce that I am participating at the Exhibition “Entre Nous”,
from Jan 18th to March 18th, 2018. You are all welcomed to join. 

Invitation aux membres de "WASM" de Patricia Belmar.
Je suis heureuse de vous annoncer que je participe à l’exposition “Entre Nous”,
du 18 janvier au 18 mars 2018. Vous êtes tous des bienvenus.

La Maison Trestler: Exposition “Entre-Nous”,
Du jeudi 18 janvier au dimanche 18 mars 2018,

Vernissage: Jeudi 18 janvier entre 19 h 30 et 21 h 30/Thursday, January 18 between 7:30 pm and 21:30 pm.
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Atwater Library Lunchtime Lecture Sereis on Thursday, January 18-12:30 to 1:30 pm.For the Atwater Library Lunchtime Series, Geoff Dowd gives an illustrated presentation on his two-brother bicycle journey across the United States via the Southern Tier route from San Diego, California to St. Augustine, Florida, in early 2017.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Atwater Library Lunchtime Lecture Series and MMFA "Hard-Edge Abstract Workshop

Kristian Gravenor shares some of the nostalgic and little-known true stories in his book, "Montreal 375: Tales of Eating, Drinking, Living and Loving."  Cathy Keays and Maura McKeon enjoyed the lecture.
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Free Seniors' Thursday Workshops at the MMFA from 2 to 4pm. January theme "Abstract Painting - Hard Edge". It was a lot of fun at this month's workshop. This example of hard edge is from Cathy Keays. Here are the materials and procedure. Materials: acrylic paint, medium, masking or painter's tape, brushes, container of water, rags or paper towels and illustration board or a good sturdy paper. Procedure: place your tape down on the paper any way you like. Then put a thin coat of medium on the edges of the tape, so the paint doesn't bleed underneath the tape. Then paint your colors in the spaces that you want. Then take off the tape and let paint dry before putting more tape down and painting. Repeat the procedure until you feel it is done. If you add medium to your paint the coat will be transparent. If not, then the coat will be opaque.
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Monday, December 25, 2017

Upcoming events of interest, January 2018

Check out what's going on at the Atwater Library!

THURSDAY, January 11 — 12:30 to 1:30 pm
For the Atwater Library Lunchtime Series, journalist and author Kristian Gravenor shares some of the nostalgic and little-known true stories in his book, Montreal 375: Tales of Eating, Drinking, Living and Loving.
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The MMFA (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts) continues with its Free Thursday Workshops for Seniors (60+) from 2pm to 4pm downstairs. You just have to go to the front desk to put your name in to the class just before it starts. The theme for this month is: "Abstract Painting - Hard Edge". 
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Fellow member, Deena Dlusy-Apel, and husband, Max Beer, are producers of an upcoming film called "Nobody was Interested, Nobody Asked" at the Gelber Centre / 5151 Cote Ste. Catherine Road at 7:30pm on Monday, Jan.8, 2018.

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Member Avy Loftus is sending info re. the 2018 St. Patrick's Day Parade with an opportunity to submit candidates for selection of the queen: 

"Please forward this message to your contacts (family and friends) who have sisters/daughters/granddaughters of Irish descent to join the Queen Selection for the 2018 St. Patrick's Day Parade."

For more info, here are the links:

Congratulations to Mary-Lynne Loftus, 2017 St. Patrick's Day Queen:

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WASM's last event of 2017 - The Klezmerized Trio


The Klezmerized trio includes Roslyn, Eric and Julie Abramovitz. Roslyn is a mother of four, with Eric and Julie being two of her children. She has a Master’s degree in piano performance and is a Fr.-Eng. translator and copy editor, piano teacher/accompanist, substitute teacher and seniors’ choir director. Eric Abramovitz, 24, has a Bachelor of Music in performance from McGill University and is pursuing a graduate certificate at USC in Los Angeles. He recently won the position of Associate Principal, 2nd and Eb clarinet in the Nashville Symphony Orchestra, where he will be starting in January 2018. Julie Abramovitz, 20, is a university student at Concordia in Human Relations and has been playing the violin since the age of four.

The Klezmerized trio performs at weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, house parties, marketing events and seniors’ residences.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Peace, Love & Hope, 10th Anniversary - Vernissage

The Quebec’s Masters and Artisans Museum (Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec) presents the Peace, Love and Hope 10th Anniversary exhibition from December 9th, 2017 to January 7th, 2018. The vernissage was held on Saturday, December 9th at 2 p.m, attended by invited guests, friends of the museum and project supporters. Avy Loftus, the founder of Peace, Love & Hope, and Francesco Miele, Councilor of the City of Saint-Laurent, gave speeches, followed by Pierre Wilson who read the bilingual messages from the Governor General of Canada, Julie Payette, and announced the launching of the publication entitled "Kindness is Contagious"/"La gentillesse est contagieuse". This bilingual book was dedicated to any child who was ever been bullied and those who wish to change their ways. The book was written by Mary Lynne Loftus, illustrated by Avy Loftus and translated into French by Jules Chicoine-Wilson. For more information about Peace, Love & Hope: peaceloveandhopeproject.blogspot.ca
Thanks for your support!

2017 WASM Holiday Luncheon - Slide Show Video

Turn on your speakers to hear Ariana Nasr and Curtis Thorpe perform "Sous le ciel de Paris"

Monday, December 4, 2017

Outings, exhibits, and events for December, 2017

Fellow member, Rosemary Sullivan, invites you! 

AT LA FACTRIE MARCHE DE NOEL SALE, 3809 PRINCIPALE, DUNHAM
DEC 16 AND 17, SAMEDI ET DIMANCHE
SATURDAY & SUNDAY,  10AM - 5PM/ 17H
A womens' sewing coop using recycled materials.  Come for unique
hand made crafts, jewellery, and home made holiday delights...two days only.
For more info, 450-248-2524    Rosemary
Rosemary Sullivan and Sappho Morissette

Atwater Library Lunchtime Series: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:30pm. Members of the Orpheus Singers, conducted by Peter Schubert, perform a Bach motet and some Christmas carols. Hope to see you there! 

Fellow member, Martha Markowsky, has 5 paintings in a Small Format Art Show called "Exposition Petits Formats" from Dec. 2 to 22, 2017. Vernissage Dec. 2, 2017 from 1pm to 5pm.
Address: 1385 Notre Dame / Lachine QC.