- Speaking Events or Entertainment every second Tuesday from September to December then from March to May from 1:30 to 2:30pm at the McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke West
“Her fabulous voice and incandescent stage presence make her the Queen of the Blues in Montreal” Le Journal de Montreal Bio: In the past two decades, Singer/Actor/Songwriter Dawn Tyler Watson has earned her place among Canada’s Blues elite. Born in England and raised in Ontario, she adopted Montreal as her home after earning her BFA in Jazz Studies and Theatre from Concordia University. An accomplished and dynamic performer, Watson’s fiery stage presence has earned her national and international recognition. Her artistic style is an eclectic influence of Jazz, Soul, Folk and Rock that pushes the boundaries of traditional Blues into a whole new dimension. Playing festivals and concert halls across 4 continents, recording three albums, and appearing on numerous compilations, she has shared the stage with an array of premiere artists, including Oliver Jones, Jeff Healy, Koko Taylor, Susan Tedeschi, and Cyndi Lauper.
Rock, Paper, Scissors: A painter’s perspective One thing that always seems to fascinate people who enjoy looking at art, is how the work of art came to be. How does the artist find her subject, start a painting, know where to go and when to stop, in other words, wanting to know the tricks that make the magic. Since Modernism, art has become self-conscious and less concerned with creating illusions than in pointing them out. The materials of the painter are ‘the stuff that dreams are made of’ and they play a major role in our experience both as makers and viewers of works of art. Caroline Hart has been painting and exhibiting for over two decades. She currently teaches painting and drawing in the Studio Arts Department at Concordia University.