Monday, November 21, 2011

Marilyn Rubenstein

In her talk, The Work and Thoughts of an Abstract Expressionist, Marilyn Rubenstein took us through the different stages of her career, delving into the ideas and emotions that inspired each period of paintings and installation. The mantra of contemporary art is process, and Marilyn generously shared the many and varied practices of her studio work. An artist with an always interesting trajectory and a great passion for art.

Marilyn Rubenstein and Annette Wolfstein-Joseph before the talk
I love the simple black&whiteness of this photo of Josette Wecsu
Marilyn Rubenstein richly illustrated her talk with slides of her work from throughout her career

Marilyn Rubenstein during the question period
And after the lecture, speaking with members.

Photos: Jackie Rae Wloski

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Annamaria Popescu: Voice and Words in Music

Annamaria Popescu, mezzo-soprano, opera, stage and concert performer; Italian diction and voice teacher, brought 2 voice students and a keyboardist with her from McGill University’s Schulich School of Music.

She had the students perform and then corrected their renditions and brought out a better performance, all the while explaining what she was doing and why. It was a very entertaining and enlightening performance–lecture!

Stephanie Hradsky : soprano, Lukus Uhlman : baritone, Cheryl Emery on keyboard.

Photos and text by Jackie Rae Wloski.