Archive | March, 2012

WASM Annual Art Show 2012

Yesterday’s vernissage was a great success and well attended, as you can see. Here are the first photos and there are more to come when I return from my weekend away. Congratulations to the prize winners and many thanks to all the volunteers who made the evening a memorable one.

These are the installation shots I got before the crowds arrived.


Report from Tudor Hall 2

Thanks to Suzy Charto for this photo of the hanging committee resting their weary legs after hours of work getting the show up, and of course an even bigger thanks to the whole team for their efforts. Tonight is the big night, see you there!


Report from Tudor Hall

All of our hardworking volunteers are, well, hard at work. This morning artworks were being received at Ogilvy’s Tudor Hall and by this evening the show will be up on the walls.
Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow evening! The vernissage begins at 6 p.m.


Past Programme (2012-2013)

   All events are on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. sharp, unless otherwise specified.Musée McCord Museum
609 Sherbrooke Street West
Théâtre J. Armand Bombardier

Oct. 9 Nathalie Cooke, Ph.D, Associate Provost and Professor of English, McGill University

“Cooks of Note: How Did a Few Women Influence Canadian Food Tastes So Profoundly?”

Oct. 16 Shelia Caplan, B.O.T. Potter.

“Finding My Way with Clay”

Oct. 23 Lynda Schneider Granatstein, M.Ed. Professional mixed media artist, lecturer, and mixed media workshop teacher.

“Paintings of the Chez Doris Calendar and Recent Work.”

Oct. 30 Members’ Day

Tania Shamy, Ph.D. Artist and independent scholar.

“Porcelain and Diplomacy: The Dessert Service of Catherine the Great”

 2:30-3:30 Meet-and-greet celebration with refreshments: New members are introduced. R.S.V.P. Shirley (514) 737-7268

Nov. 6 Qian Li, violin, Philip Gunterman, viola, and Jacob Wald, cello. Students in the Marianopolis College Professional Music Program.

“Mozart: Divertimento, E Flat Major K.563″

Nov. 13 Charmaine Nelson, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Art History and Communication Studies, McGill University

“African Resistance and the Creolization of Muisic in 19th C. Quebec.”

Nov. 20 Loran, Artist Painter.

“Freedom of an Autodidact Abstract Expressionist”

Nov. 30  Holiday Luncheon,  noon atFuschia, Lasalle College’s School of Hotel Management, 2000 Ste. Catherine W.

Tickets required in advance.

R.S.V.P. Shirley 514.737.7268 or

Guest Fee (lectures/concerts):  $10.00

**  2013  **

 Mar. 5

1:00 pm Annual Business Meeting   1:30 pm Joanna Nash, M.Ed. Visual artist and art educator.

“Brushes, Swords and Coloured Mud”

Mar. 12 Tess Fragoulis, M.A. Writer, Lecturer, English, Concordia University and Marianopolis College

“The Goodtime Girl: Music and War in 1920s Greece.”*

*adult content

Mar. 19 Lara Deutsch, M.Mus. Candidate, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Flutist, and Philip Chiu, ARCT, PDip., Pianist

“Flute through the Eras: From Baroque to Contemporary.”

Apr. 2 Michael Climan, M.S. Clinical Psychologist; Professor, Psychology, Marianopolis College

“To See What Others Could Not.”

April 4-8

Annual Juried Art Show and Sale

Expostition et Vente Annuelle


1307 Ste. Catherine St. W.

Free to the public during store hours.

Vernissage: Thur. April 4, 6-8 p.m.

Guest of Honour:

Monique Polak, Author; Professor, English and Humanities, Marianopolis College; Marianopolis Alumna

Artist Demonstrations, Author Readings and Recitals

A portion of the proceeds to support students in Creative Writing at Marianopolis College.

Apr. 9 Stewart Fletcher, B.F.A. Visual Artist 

“Magic, Mystery and the Muse.”*

*adult content

Apr. 16 Kim Vergil, B.F.A. Artist

“Organic Structures in the Garden.”

Apr. 23

1:00 pm Annual General Meeting     1:30 pm Kristan Toczko, M.Mus., PDip. Candidate, Schulich School of Music, McGill University, Harpist

“Harp Impressions.”



Spring at WASM

Our spring season began last week with a talk by Tony DeMelo, and what a spring it is! Jackie Wloski has been faithfully taking photographs of WASM events and I am afraid I am the one who has lagged behind in getting the posts up. So don’t be surprised to see Christmas tree photos in April! Meanwhile, here are some terrific paintings by Jackie Rae, the first one portraying a meeting at the McCord and, I am sure, some of you will certainly recognize yourselves. I did.

MMFA Staircase by Jackie Rae Wloski