Sunday, July 7, 2019

WASM Newsletter for July 2, 2019

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:
-Driving Directions:
-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
-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.

Nuits d’Afrique – Outdoor events: July 16-17, 2019:

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.