Sunday, July 7, 2019

WASM Newsletter for July 2, 2019

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More information on the outing to Echoes of a Proud Nation PowWow, Kahnawake QC.
Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2019.
All information can be found here: https://kahnawakepowwow.com/
-Driving Directions:
-FROM THE MERCIER BRIDGE, MONTREAL:
-Exit the bridge using Highway 138, in the direction of Chateauguay.
-Take first exit (at sign labelled Kahnawake.)
-At the foot of the down ramp (Jct 207), turn right.
-Head straight to the end of road, turn right.
-Make first left after hospital.
-Free parking and handicapped parking available; Bus parking for groups
-Handicapped and Golden Age facilities
-Taxi service on site
-NO DRUGS – NO ALCOHOL – NO PETS
-Gates open at 9:00AM Saturday and Sunday
-Grand Entry at 1:00PM on Saturday (and 12:00PM on Sunday)
-Cost: General Admission - $8:00; Seniors - $4:00; 5 and under – free. CASH ONLY AT GATE ENTRANCE, but INTERAC (withdrawal only) is available inside Pow Wow
-Public Transportation: It is easy to get there. Go to Angrignon Metro, then get on the #98 EXO/CITSO bus which lets you off at Kateri Hospital. This bus runs in the mornings until 1:00PM and will return from Kateri Hospital at 7:00PM. There is a short walk to the site once exiting from the bus. Have the exact change for the bus (one way): $4.75. The link shows last year’s schedule – it is the same for this year except for the fare increase.
-Advice: Think of the PowWow as a day trip. This is an outdoor event so dress accordingly for the summer. Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat or parasol a must. Of course, comfortable shoes, and a portable chair. A water bottle is important also. Bring your camera or sketchbook to record the events.
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Nuits d’Afrique – Outdoor events: July 16-17, 2019:   https://www.festivalnuitsdafrique.com/


A meeting place for lovers of music and world cultures, the Village des Nuits d'Afrique offers concerts, participatory workshops, DJSet and activities for the whole family! In addition to the main stage and the sphere, there is also the Timbuktu Market, bars, restaurants and relaxation areas, where you can enjoy the warm atmosphere of the festival!
A performance not to be missed: LORRAINE KLAASEN, Montreal and South Africa
Venue: Grande Scène TD Radio-Canada, July 16th at 8:00 PM. Exit at St-Laurent metro and cross the street. 

Members' Corner

A beautiful exhibit! Nicole's show at the MAA is on until July 30th, 2019. 

In Nicole's words: 
When I travel I take lots of photos. Everything and anything that catches my eye. I love urban and street furniture: benches, street lamps, garbage bins, manholes covers, bike stands...
With this show, I selected a dozen or so photos I had taken through the years and tried to convey a different mood with each, sometimes rearranging the set up, colours, and removing all visible traces of people (except for one), letting the observer make up it’s own story. 


Monday, June 10, 2019

WASM members exhibit at the Annual Photography Exhibit of the Mount Royal Cemetery, May 25-26, 2019


Thanks to Philip for taking the photos and to Carol Bulow for the lovely flower arrangements. A huge thanks to Andrew and the MRC staff for making this event a super success.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Outing to the Avmor Gallery, May 2, 2019

Marie De Claw gave us a wonderful tour of the Gallery. Many WASM artists have works hanging at Avmor, works that relate to the historical nature of the old Avmor Company on Ste-Helene Street in Old Montreal. We all enjoyed this inspirational experience and remember Avi Morrow for his insight and kindness.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

WASM's 125th Anniversary Juried Art Show & Sale





To hear the accompanying music for both videos, turn on your speakers!

Friday, May 3, 2019

WAS Art Exhibt


Deena Dlusy-Apel presents for WASM Members' Day, April 30, 219

Uplifting, creative, inspiring, Deena presented a wonderful account of her life and work with her husband, Max, as collaborator.
 Thanks for the photos, Jackie!

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Jui-Sheng Li gave WASM members a beautiful piano recital on March 12, 2019.

Here are excerpts from Jui-Sheng Li's performance of Robert Schumann's Carnaval Opus 9. Thanks to Jackie Wloski for these captures.




Jui-Sheng also performed Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 12 in A flat major, Opus 26 as well as Rachmaninoff's Piano Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Opus 36. Bravo, Jui-Sheng and congratulations!

Welcome back, WASM members. Our first two presentations of the 2019 season at the Unitarian Church.



Sunday, January 6, 2019

WASM members' activities - Fall-Winter 2018.

Jackie, Sharron and Elaine visited the Garden of Lights, Botanical Gardens in October, 2018. A feast for the eyes!
Jackie Wloski's very successful and fun vernissage at Opticien George Laoun near the MMFA, December 2018.






WASM's last three lectures at the Unitarian Church - 2018.