Our tree is up and ready for viewing at the MMFA.
|Ann, Shirley, and Sharron busy decorating our tree.|
|Stanley and Josette at work.|
|Stanley, Josette, Shirley, and Sharron.|
Posted by Jackie Rae Wloski
Press Release from the Montreal Council of Women:
Three students from the Marianopolis / Mcgill music program entertained us last week with a beautiful rendition of the Mozart Divertimento in E flat major, K. 563. They are Qian Li on violin, Jacob Wald on cello, and Philip Guntermann on viola. It was so interesting to watch the interplay between the three musicians, and the clarity of their instruments carried so well in the intimate setting of our lecture theatre.
This year’s Members’ Day talk was given by Tania Shamy to a crowded lecture hall. Beginning with Frederick the Great’s gift of a 1000+ piece porcelain service to Catherine the Great, Dr. Shamy led us through the ins and outs of history and porcelain’s place in it. Her slides, taken during research trips to Russia, showed us porcelain figurines, table decorations, plans for elaborate banquet settings, rooms whose every surface were covered with porcelain plates, the renowned cabinets de curiositiés, and more.
After the talk, new members were welcomed and had a chance to introduce themselves and then everyone got down to the serious business of coffee and cookies and enjoyable conversation.
|Annette Wolfstein-Joseph and Tania Shamy|
|Shirley Cohen busy with tickets for the Holiday Luncheon|
|Carol Donoghue at the Reception desk|
Photos: Judith Pickard
More photos (of Dr. Shamy’s slides) from Jackie Wloski: