Friday, December 7, 2018

WASM Holiday Luncheon, December 4th, 2018

Turn on your speakers to hear the accompanying music to this video. Enjoy!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Things to do this December 2018, most are free of charge:

The Nutcracker Market benefitting Les Grands Ballets’ Fund for Children, all your gifts, one good cause. The Nutcracker Market welcomes over 100 exhibitors under one roof: jewelry and accessories, beauty and well-being, gourmet pleasures, home and decorations, kids and toys, and so much more. On now until December 9th at Palais des Congrès. 
Salon des métiers d'art du Québec, December 6th to 16th, 2018.
The 63rd edition of this craft fair will be held for 11 days at Place Bonaventure. There’s no better way to experience traditional Québécois know-how. With over 400 exhibitors from all over Québec, it’s THE destination to chat with artisans and discover one-of-a-kind items, just in time for the holidays!

Christmas Market:

The Montréal Christmas Village at the south end of Atwater Market will amaze visitors of all ages with its fair, outdoor film screenings and countless artisans. From November 30 to December 23, 2018.

LUMINOTHÉRAPIE- DOMINO EFFECT | 9TH EDITION from DECEMBER 11, 2018 TO JANUARY 28, 2019, at Place des Festivals - Quartiers de Spectacles.
AURA (purchase of tickets required)

A luminous experience in the heart of the Notre-Dame Basilica. Light unveils the richness of the Notre-Dame Basilica’s heritage and invites us to celebrate its beauty. Design and production by MOMENT FACTORY. Be sure to check out the video at this link as well as for the show schedule and tickets.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Newsletter of November 12, 2018

For gem and mineral enthusiasts:

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

News about exhibits, October 31, 2018

Carol Saykaly recommends this beautiful video of the PSEC exhibit, on until November 4, 2018, at the Hang Gallery, 4160 rue St-Denis. Check this out with your speakers on to hear the music:

An exhibit to see, sent in by Susan Porter:

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Meet & Greet, October 16, 2018

Turn on your speakers to hear the accompanying music.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Focus on WASM members

Fellow WASM member, Elaine Bacal, participated in the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photo Walk along with many other members of the Montreal Camera Club, October 6, 2018 in Old Montreal: 


Fellow WASM member, Maureen Tracey, is published in the October issue of the Caribbean ‘Melange Travel & Lifestyle’ magazine which tells the story of how painting in both environments influences each other. 

Fellow WASM member, Patricia Belmar, is featured in the Fall 2018 issue of the Concordia Alumni magazine:

Monday, October 8, 2018

Sylvia Bertolini presents her inspiring talk at the Unitarian Church on September 25, 2018

With the blessings of Abenaki elders, artist Sylvia Bertolini gave WASM members an interpretation of some universal wisdoms. Sylvia and her husband Paul Carignan opened the event with a traditional indigenous song. 

Monday, October 1, 2018

October 1st 2018 newsletter

We have also decided to allow art work, or craft works to be brought and put up for sale at the Meet and Greet. To this end, if you intend to include something, please make sure to bring:
- Your own method of receiving payment,
- A name card for yourself (to display near the work)
- Identifying cards for your works, if applicable

The date for the next issue is October 15th, 2018 and  the deadline for submission is Thursday October 11th, 2018 at midnight.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Singing event on Saturday, September 29, 2018

Fellow WASM member, Allyna Harris and Director of Choromondo Choir, invites you to a World Song Circles workshop next Saturday as part of Stanstead’s celebration for les Journées de la Culture. We will sing songs from the Balkans, South Africa, South Korea and other faraway places! The songs will be easy and learned by singing them. Everyone welcome!

Saturday September 29 1:30 to 3 pm   
Ancien Église Sainte-Thérése, 94, rue Principale, Stanstead QC (Beebe)

For information on WorldSongCircles: workshops and residencies in world vocal traditions with Harris, please contact:

Monday, September 10, 2018

WASM's first lecture of the new season.

The Jean Ford Memorial Lecture on September 4, 2018, was presented by author Licia Canton. Thank you, Licia, for your wonderful lecture. 
For more information on the many publications Licia has written, please visit these web sites:

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The 2018 Mount Royal Cemetery Art Show

Many WASM members will be participating in this lovely show. Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Newsletter of July 23, 2018

Funding  for Licia Canton's reading event is provided by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Roadmap for Canada's Official Languages 2013-2018 Education, Immigration, Communities.

Friday, June 15, 2018

A tribute to Frida Kahlo and the Mural Fest

Fellow WASM members, Marielle Robichaud and Veronica Dragnef, participated in the very successful Frida Kahlo Tribute Exhibit, June 5-15, 2018, at the Galerie l'Artiste on Bellechasse Street in Montreal.

Elaine Bacal went to see the murals on St-Laurent Street on June 9th, 2018. The Mural Fest is on until June 17th, 2018. A must see!
(Photos courtesy of Elaine Bacal)

Monday, June 11, 2018

Newsletter of June 11, 2018

Fellow members, Marielle Robichaud and Veronica Dragnef, are participating in a group show paying homage to Frida Kahlo. 
Take a look at our WASM website, Art Exhibit Page, at the Art Show Sales Catalogue 2018 with the Artworks from this year's Art Show on sale till next May 2019. Click on the following link for the catalogue: 
Call to member artists and crafters: Please send in a few of your artwork photos, along with a headshot of yourself and a very brief bio. We will feature one artist a week on the Newsletter and on the WASM Blog. Have a look at our WASM Blog. Click on the following link: 
Call to Artists to place an artwork on the WASM website Gallery: Just send in to Cathy. If you already have an artwork on the Gallery but would like to replace it with another artwork, then please just send that in.  Click on the following link for the Gallery: 
Fellow member, Esther Kanfi, is participating in a group art show of the "Open Art Program" at the Montreal Art Centre. Vernissage: Sat. June 16, 2018 from 6pm to 9pm.
Exhibit: June 16 to 22, 2018 / 1844 William St. / 514-667-2270 / Opening Hours: Mon. to Thur. 11am to 6pm / Fri. 11am to 5pm / Sat. 11am to 4pm / Sun. 11am to 3pm. 
« Intérieur – Extérieur / Inside – Out »
Galerie de la ville, Centre des arts Dollard Centre for the Arts
12001 boul. de Salaberry, DDO, Que, H9B 2A7
514-684-1012 ex 298
Vernissage: dimanche 17 juin 2018 de 13h à 15h; Sunday, June 17, 2018 from 1-3 p.m.
Exposition: samedi 16 juin au dimanche 15 juillet 2018; Saturday, June 16 to Sunday, July 15, 2018
Linda Beck Sidel , Micheline Bertrand, Diane Collet, Deena Dlusy-Apel, Roxanne Dyer, Susan Fowler, Arianna Garcia-Fialdini, Lisa Kimberly Glickman, Bernie Kelly Goulem, Deanne Hall-Habeeb, Theresa Kralik, Nada H. Kyriakos, Norma Lehrer, Norberto Majlis,
Ginette Malouin, Susan Pluta, Carol Rabinovitch, Cynthia Sarkis, Patricia Srigley, Josée Turcotte, Josette Wecsu, Jackie Rae Wloski.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Newsletter of June 4th, 2018

The Canada Day Parade is coming up July 1, 2018. The St. Pat's Parade was lots of fun for WASM and the Canada Parade will be awesome with more WASM members so be sure to come and join the fun.
Fellow members, Janice Hazarian Paulino, Sharron M. Gallagher and Francesca Trop, are participating in the OPEN HOUSE on Thursday, June 7, 2018 from 3pm to 8pm. Catch them at their Studio 222 of the Complex du Canal Lachine / 4710 St. Ambroise / suite 222.
Fellow member, Veronica McDermott, sent in the following:
“Crowning his 22 years at Christ Church, Patrick Wedd will present his final concert as organist and music director of the Cathedral.  For this special occasion, he has chosen three works by Stravinsky: The Mass, Symphonies d’Instruments à vent, and the Berceuse and Finale from the ballet L'Oiseau de feu.  He will be joined by a chamber orchestra, the Cathedral Singers and many others who have sung at the Cathedral throughout his years there. This gala event will take place on Saturday, June 16th, at 7:30 p.m., at Christ Church Cathedral, 635 St. Catherine Street West (McGill Metro). The concert is free and open to the public.  Free-will donations appreciated".
Van Gogh Art film at the Cineplex Forum: June 13, 2018 at 7pm and June 17, 2018 at 12:55pm. Seniors: $13.95.
FREE SENIORS' WORKSHOPS ON THURSDAYS AT THE MMFA: If you are a MMFA member, you can reserve a spot by calling the MMFA at 514-285-2000 #4 and giving your MMFA membership number. If not, do show up early, as spaces fill up quickly.

1: Creative Workshops: 10:30am to 12:30pm and 2pm to 4pm. Theme for June 2018 "Drawing the Live Model - Like Picasso":
- June 7, 14 and 21 at Level S1 of the Michel and Renata Hornstein Pavilion of Peace.
- June 28 at Level 2 - Design Lab of the Liliane et David M. Stewart Pavilion.

2: Art and Yoga Workshop: "Still Life"
- June 7, 2018 from 10:30am to 12:30pm, 
    Level S1 - Studio 1 of the Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavilion.

3: Art in Motion Workshop: Theme to be confirmed. (This program sheds light on the role of movement in art and explores the Museum's works while introducing participants to dance.) - June 14, 2018 from 10:30am to 12:30pm, Level S1 - Studio 1 of the Jean-Noel Desmarais Pavilion.

Sent in by Deanna Barwick Wall:
Next play at the Centre for the Arts in Human Development (CAHD) at Concordia University: How do people with developmental and intellectual disabilities experience mental health?

Friday, June 1, 2018

What some WASM members did the last week of May 2018.

Free workshop at the MMFA on Thursday, May 31: Cathy Keays, Mary Lennon, and Deirdre Potash made "fan-zines".

Art Tour of the Glen on Tuesday, May 29, 2018. Guides in red, Marsha Hunter and Joanne Trempe, took us on a wonderful tour of most of the 1% art (% of cost of building the Glen dedicated to art), plus quite a number of other works such as some originals by Picasso, some Matisse reproductions as well as originals by some well known Montreal artists (Shelley Miller), some works from the old hospitals like the statue of Queen Victoria, some works by the staff and volunteers, as well as many artifacts. The tour went from 2 to 3:45pm.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Sharron, Jackie, and Elaine at the MRC "Magic of Light" Photo Exhibit, May 26-27, 2018

Photo credits: Sharron Gallagher, Margaret White, Jackie Wloski
Floral arrangements: Carol Bulow
Photo collage: Elaine Bacal

Congratulations to Elaine Bacal for winning the Cemetery Choice Award. Her photograph shows a glimpse of the courtyard at the Funeral Complex of the Mount Royal Cemetery.

Thanks to the Montreal Camera Club for a "Tip of the Hat" to Elaine for her participation in the Mount Royal Cemetery Photography Exhibit and the WASM Annual Art Exhibit and Sale. Have a look:

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Newsletter of May 28, 2018

Fellow member, Deena Dlusy-Apel, and possibly other WASM members, are taking part in the group exhibit called "AQUA": At the Centre d'Art E.K. Voland / Complex du Canal Lachine / 4710 St. Ambroise / OPEN HOUSE:  Thursday, June 7 from 3pm to 8pm / Exhibit: June 6, 10am to June 12, 1pm.
Friday to Sunday, June 15 to 17, 2018: Folkfest sur le canal. Click on the following link for more details.
This was sent in by Eileen Miller of Hospitality. 
"Picasso: From Africa to the Americas / Face-to-Face, Past and Present" Exhibit at the MMFA from May 2 to Sept. 16, 2018. 
"Queens of Egypt" Exhibit at Pointe à Callière / On now until Nov. 4, 2018 / 350 Place Royale / corner of de la Commune.
NEW DATE: WEDNESDAY, May 30 — 12:30 to 1:30 pm
The Atwater Library Lunchtime Series presents a Romeo and Juliet program with Paul Yachnin, Tomlinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies at McGill University and principal investigator of Early Modern Conversions, and Amanda Kellock, Artistic Director of Repercussion Theatre. This summer's Repercussion Shakespeare-in-the-Park production is Romeo & Juliet: Love is Love.