Monday, February 19, 2018

Announcements for the week of February 19th, 2018


St. Patrick's Day Parade & Canada Day Parade: Urgent need for members to participate in these two parades. Please contact Cathy right away to say which parade you are interested in walking in. We really need to get our name out there.
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Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018: Gathering for Coffee/Treats from 2 to 3:30pm at the Alexis Nihon Plaza outside Winners and the food court on the 2nd floor. Hope to see you there!
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Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018: Outing to see "Sean Murphy" exhibit at the MMFA from 2pm to 3pm. Sean Murphy was the President of the MMFA in the 1990's. The MMFA was English at one point. Murphy made the MMFA bilingual. He was also on the board of the WASM in 1998 and maybe longer. He published his book "Dare to Draw" in 2010. He died in 2017. Please RSVP to Cathy if you are interested in going.
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Reminder about the "Woman of the Year", Margaret Trudeau: She will be speaking at a luncheon in her honor on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Starts 11:30am with lunch at noon at the Mount Stephen's Hotel / 1440 Drummond / Tickets $75. Make cheque out to "Montreal Council of Women" and call Shirley Gyles for the mailing address: 450-672-7081 or 514-516-9023 or email mcwinformation@gmail.com. More than 70 of 150 tickets have been sold. They're selling fast!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Bookbinding Workshop at the MMFA, Feb. 15th, 2018

Cathy and Elaine attended this workshop at the MMFA and learned how to make a small book using scrap papers, card, hole-punches, and yarn. We opted for the Japanese Stab Binding method, although a folded folio-style option was also available to learn. We were then encouraged to be creative and decorate the covers of our handmade books. This workshop is still ongoing on Thursdays in February, free for seniors, at the MMFA. It's a great way to use up scrap paper.
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Monday, February 12, 2018

Notices for the 2nd week of February


Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018: Gathering for Coffee / Treats at the Alexis Nihon from 2pm to 3:30pm outside Winners and the Food Court. Hope to see you there!
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RSVP Cathy Keays to say if you are interested in the St. Patrick's Day Parade and/or the Canada Day Parade. It's one of the things we will discuss on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018 at the Alexis Nihon.
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Following are the 3 judges for our May 2018 Annual Members' Juried Art Show and Sale: 
(1) Caroline Lindsay Hart: Concordia Professor of Painting and Drawing; (2) Dorota Kozinska: Art Critic; (3) Jaber Lutfi: Artist and Art Teacher / www.jaberlutfi.com
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Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018: Outing to the MMFA Free Seniors' Workshop from 2pm to 4pm. Theme: "Bookbinding". RSVP Cathy if you are interested in going. We would be meeting at the front desk of the MMFA at 1:50pm.
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Fellow member, Joan Suzanne Salter, is part of a showcase of prints, sculptures, jewellery, ceramics, fine crafts, at the Gallery Plus 1 / 448 Main Road / Hudson QC for 3 months. Click on the following link for more details. 
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Reminder about the "Woman of the Year", Margaret Trudeau: She will be speaking at a luncheon in her honor on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Starts 11:30am with lunch at noon at the Mount Stephen's Hotel / 1440 Drummond / Tickets $75. For more info, call Shirley Gyles: 450-672-7081 or 514-516-9023 or email mcwinformation@gmail.com So far about 60 tickets have been sold. There are 150 tickets. They're selling fast!
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THURSDAY, February 15 — 12:30 to 1:30 pm
For the Atwater Library Lunchtime Series, writer and publisher Linda Leith marks the fourth anniversary of Mavis Gallant’s death by screening the film Paris Stories: The Writing of Mavis Gallant with Q and A.
*Attendees have the option of taking part in a free writing activity led by Linda Leith starting at 2:00 pm. To register, email
elise.m@videotron.ca.
Funded by the Community Cultural Action Fund (CCAF) of Canadian Heritage. 
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Monday, February 5, 2018

Events, first week of February, 2018


We hope you can join us on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2018 for Coffee and Treats at the Alexis Nihon from 2pm to 3:30pm. We would be just outside the food court and Winners on the second floor of Alexis Nihon. Hope to see you there! Maybe we could see a cheapie Tuesday movie as well.
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We filled out an application for WASM to walk in the St. Patrick's Parade for 2018. The parade is on Sunday, March 18, 2018, starting at noon. We would have to get there by 12:30pm. The walk for us would be about 40 minutes. It won't be on St. Catherine street this year as there will be construction. It may possibly be from De Maisonneuve and Bleury to Mackay, then turn on Mackay and end on Mackay and René Lévesque. We are really counting on some of you to participate. It would be great if we had at least 20 members in the parade. We could probably squeak by if we had 10. Please, would you tell me if you are interested. Thanks so much. Maybe you could show up at the Alexis Nihon tomorrow at 2pm and we could discuss details. Walking in the parade would be a great way to get our WASM club known to the public and it should be a lot of fun! 

In addition, we will also be filling out an application the end of March for the Canada Day Parade. Who would be interested in walking in that one? All you have to do if you are interested is reply to me with the parade you are interested in okay! Thanks so much! 
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THURSDAY, February 8 — 12:30 to 1:30 pm
For the Atwater Library Lunchtime Series, Robert N. Wilkins, historian and author of Montreal 1909, brings us back in time for fascinating glimpses into Montreal life just over a hundred years ago.
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Fellow member, Newsha Hamidi, is having a Vernissage today, Feb. 5, 2018 from 4pm to 7pm at the Cummings Centre Gallery. Her exhibit goes from Feb. 5 to March 19, 2018. Look at her attachment for more details: "Newsha Hamidi Art Expo". Image: "Newsha Hamidi at Work". 
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Carole Frève - CONNECTIVITY exhibit at Espace Verre, a glass art creativity and diffusion centre located at 1200 Mill Street. From Feb 15th to Mar 30th.
Vernissage on February 15, 2018, at 6 p.m.
The gallery is open from Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as the last Sunday of every month from noon to 5 p.m. Admission is free of charge.
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At the McCord Museum: Gabor Szilasi: The Art World in Montreal, 1960 – 1980, from
December 7, 2017 to April 29, 2018. This exhibition of unpublished photographs by Gabor Szilasi (born 1928) features images from art openings and other artistic events held in Montreal between 1960 and 1980. Shot in a spontaneous documentary style, they immortalize the people, places and vitality of Montreal's art scene at a time of social and cultural upheaval.  Although Szilasi is one of Quebec's best-known living photographers, this significant aspect of his work has never been publicly displayed.  

Saturday, February 3, 2018

At the MMFA, "Once Upon a Time: The Western in Art & Film"

Some WASM members attended the MMFA's comprehensive exhibit about the "Western" in art and film. Carol, Jennifer, Jackie, Cathy, Ann, Joan, and Elaine thoroughly enjoyed this exhibit. 

Monday, January 29, 2018

End of January Events

Instead of getting together at the Alexis Nihon for coffee this Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 from 2pm to 3:30pm, we are hoping to have an outing to go to the MMFA to see "Once Upon a Time.....the WESTERN". It is only on until Feb. 4, 2018. Hope to see you at the MMFA (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts) on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 at 2pm in the lobby of the main entrance. I'll be sitting on  the benches to the right in the lobby. Afterwards, maybe we could go for a quick coffee. If you're not a member of the MMFA, the price to get in to this exhibit is $23. However, I have a membership where I can bring a guest; so I could bring in someone who's not a member. Please RSVP me to say if you are coming. Thanks. 
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Reminder about the "Woman of the Year", Margaret Trudeau: She will be speaking at a luncheon in her honor on Saturday, April 21, 2018. Starts 11:30am with lunch at noon at the Mount Stephen's Hotel / 1440 Drummond / Tickets $75. Payment should be made to  "Montreal Council of Women".  Formore info, please contact Shirley Gyles at 450-672-7081 or 514-516-9023 or email mcwinformation@gmail.com. So far, about 60 tickets have been sold. There are 150 tickets. They're selling fast!
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Reminder of Free Seniors Workshops on Thursdays at the MMFA from 2 to 4pm. You just have to register at the front desk just before attending the workshop. The theme for February is "Bookbinding".
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FRIDAY, February 2 — 12:30 to 1:30 pm
For the Atwater Library Lunchtime Series and to celebrate BLACK HISTORY MONTH, the IMANI Gospel Singers, directed by Marcia Bailey, perform a program of spiritual music and discuss the evolution of Black gospel music.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

More January Events

We would like to continue the tradition of meeting at the Alexis Nihon for coffee & treats that was started by our Past President, Cheryl Braganza, in January 2016. Our first coffee gathering will be this Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 from 2pm to 3:30pm at the same place, outside the food court and Winners on the second floor of Alexis Nihon. Maybe we can catch a "cheapie Tuesday" movie as well. Hope to see you there!
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Atwater Library Lunchtime Series: Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 from 12:30 to 1:30pm. To mark the anniversary of Robert Burns' birth, poet Rachel McCrum traces the radical lines of Scotland's poetry from Burns to today: "Scotland's Firebrand Poets: From Robbie Burns to Jackie Kay."
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The next Urban Sketchers outing is Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. Here is the info from their site.  (Go to urban sketchers Montreal.)
Location: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
  • Arrival: 10:00 am
  • Meeting point2075  Bishop street, Montreal, QC H3G 2E8
  • https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/
  • Pricing: Free access to the permanent collection of the Museum (5 different pavilions)
  • Lunch: 12:30 noon  in the dining room reserved for groups, located in the basement of the museum.
  • Please note there is no food or drink for purchase on this lunch room, it is just tables and space for free. If required you can eat at the museum cafeteria on the 2nd floor.
  • Final meeting: 3:30 pm, meet to share designs and techniques in the same dining room in the basement.
Please note: Pencil drawing is permitted in the rooms of the Museum’s collection. The use of pen, pen, ink or watercolor is prohibited at all times.  If you wish to use paints and water, you can do so in the eating areas or the lobby to finish your sketches.
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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 19h30 et 21h30 / Thursday, January 18 between 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm.
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Atwater Library Lunchtime Lecture Series 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.