Culture – Fall 2021

Worlds of discovery!

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EXHIBITIONS

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery presents high-quality professional exhibitions. Specializing in contemporary art, the Gallery actively supports the visual arts in Quebec and in Canada by acknowledging established artists and promoting emerging ones. It helps make art accessible to all through its cultural mediation and educational programs (workshops, talks, film screenings and lectures).

FREE ADMISSION

VISIONS OF STEWART HALL: 1885-1963 – HISTORICAL EXHIBITION AT THE CULTURAL CENTRE

Stroll through the halls of the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre and journey into the history of this stately mansion. Discover the important figures who lived there and its various vocations before it became the Cultural Centre in 1963. A travel back in time at your own pace!

 

PERMANENT EXHIBITION 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – 2nd floor

 

Daniel Oxley, Boat, 2018

 

PICTORIAL RESEARCHES

Pictura is an event dedicated to painting in which over thirty galleries, artist-run spaces, and independent venues take part, with the objective of showcasing the richness, diversity and importance of this medium in Montréal, where it has a rich and strong history.

Stewart Hall Art Gallery hosts Pictorial Researches, featuring the work of five accomplished Montréal-based painters working in abstraction within a contemporary painting practice. Each artist has a reputation for investigating a style and body of work all their own, which has added something significant to the history of abstract painting in Montréal.

ARTISTS: Adèle Beaudry, Sonia Haberstitch, Caroline Lindsay Hart, Daniel Oxley, Cameron Skene
CURATORS: Benjamin Klein and Trevor Kiernander

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

SEPTEMBER 4 TO OCTOBER 24
Monday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.     |     Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m.     |     Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

www.picturamtl.com

 

Sonia Haberstich, Glow (détail), 2019

PROJECT ROOM – SONIA HABERSTICH

Sonia Haberstich is interested in the complexity of living beings, as well as the emergence of consciousness and of identity. Living organisms are genuine societies of cells. How is unity created from large numbers? The artist takes over the Project Room with two silhouettes made up of an accumulation of colourful, moving pastilles, illuminated with black lights.

ARTIST: Sonia Haberstich
CURATORS: Benjamin Klein and Trevor Kiernander

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

SEPTEMBER 4 TO OCTOBER 24
Monday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.     |     Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m.     |     Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

2021 Art Rental Collection Photo: Alexis Bellavance

 

THE 2022 ART RENTAL COLLECTION

Discover the latest submissions to the 2022 Art Rental Collection, featuring works by more than 75 artists, chosen annually by a jury of professionals. At the beginning of December, these artworks are made available to the public for rental or for purchase.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

NOVEMBER 6 TO JANUARY 9
Monday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.     |     Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m.     |     Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BOUTIQUE

MONDAY TO SUNDAY, 1 to 4:30 p.m.     
Information: 514-630-1220, ext. 1721, or amanda.johnston@pointe-claire.ca.

Nestled on the 2nd floor of the Cultural Centre, the Boutique of the Stewart Hall  Art Gallery features high quality handmade crafts at affordable prices by artisans from Pointe-Claire and beyond. Find original gifts for all occasions. Whether to commemorate a retirement or to present as a hostess gift, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by the variety of crafts available. Each purchase supports a local artisan.

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP

DEMYSTIFYING ART

Once per month on Zoom, attend our series of passionate conferences, Wednesday morning.

ENTRÉE LIBRE

Photo: Alexis Bellavance

MEETING WITH ROADSWORTH

 

An internationally renowned artist known for his murals, installations and ground works, Roadsworth first made a name for himself as a street artist. Learn more about the practice of the artist who created the art passages in Alexandre-Bourgeau Park and the plaza between the Aquatic Centre and Bob Birnie Arena this summer.

With: Peter Gibson

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 

10 a.m.

In English

ONLINE

Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1795 or brooke.jurdak@pointe-claire.ca

 

 

Photo: Alexis Bellavance

OUTDOOR PHOTOGRAPHY: HUA JIN

 

Learn more about the photographic work of artist Hua Jin, currently exhibited outdoors at Edgewater Park since the beginning of summer. Visual artist born in China, Hua Jin is the winner of the Conseil des arts de Montréal Cultural Diversity in Visual arts award. Her works contemplate the idea of permanence and change, of the passing time and of the evanescent quality of existence.

With: Hua Jin

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 10

10 a.m.

In English

ONLINE

Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1795 or brooke.jurdak@pointe-claire.ca

TALKS

TRAVEL LECTURE –

THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST: 40 OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PARKS

Come and discover the beauty and diversity of the 40 most beautiful parks, sites and trails in the American Southwest; a 20,000-km journey over three months.

Presented by Alain Benoit, speaker and traveller

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11

7 p.m.

In English

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

WORKSHOPS

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Free. Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1795 or brooke.jurdak@pointe-claire.ca

PAINTING WITHOUT A PAINTBRUSH

 

Impasto, splashes, drips and stains of all kinds, the tools at your disposal will allow you to explore the material in depth. Everything is allowed, except the brush. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 7 

2 p.m.

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext.1795 or brooke.jurdak@pointe-claire.ca

MY ART RENTAL PORTRAIT

Sharpen your sense of observation by identifying the visual characteristics of the works in the Art Rental Collection. Color palette, lines of force and composition will inspire you to create a portrait in the style of your favorite artwork. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 18 

2 p.m.

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext.1795 or brooke.jurdak@pointe-claire.ca

 

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP

CINÉ-ART

Reservation required: 514-630-1220, poste 1774 or brooke.jurdak@pointe-claire.ca.

 

 

HITLER VS PICASSO AND OTHERS

Munich, 1937: The Nazis hold two exhibitions seeking to defend Aryan values: one stigmatizes and bans what is considered “degenerate art,” while the other glorifies “classic art.” These high-profile exhibits marked the beginning of the great Nazi plunder orchestrated by Hitler and Goering. This fascinating documentary highlights works by famous artists examining the influence of art in political regimes.

 

DIRECTOR: Claudio Poli

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21

7 p.m.

In French

 

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext.1795 or brooke.jurdak@pointe-claire.ca

 

 

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP

SUNDAY RENDEZ-VOUS

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE Reservation required

NOUBI TRIO – COULEUR TERRE          

From Senegal, Ibnou Ndiaye founded this “Afro-coustik” trio. Inspired by traditional West African music, Noubi Trio draws us into an eclectic universe where pop, reggae, funk and jazz meet.

 

Ibnou Ndiaye, vocals, cajón, guitar; Marie Ketely Gomes, bass/double bass, vocals; Caroline Planté, guitar, vocals; Kayiri, violin

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

3 p.m.

WORLD MUSIC

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

POETRY OF JAZZ          

Throughout the idiom’s history, the conveyance of text has been a consistently powerful part of jazz music.  From the female blues vocalists of the 1920s through the shouters and crooners and poet laureates of ensuing decades, meaningful words have been conveyed to jazz audiences alongside the exciting flurries of notes and rhythms the style is more generally known for.

 

Michael Pinsonneault, alto saxophone, flute and project leader; Sienna Dalhen, vocals; Gary Schwartz, guitar; Olivier Babaz, bass; Mark Nelson, drums

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 3

3 p.m.

JAZZ

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

DAVID JACQUES : THE HISTORY OF GUITARS 

A historical concert performed on collectible guitars, including a very rare original guitar made in Paris in 1665 by Alexandre Voboam I. The Voboam family of guitars is considered to be the most typical and advanced of 17th-century French guitars.

Featured guitars include: Antonio de Torres (1887); J.L. Mast fils (1810); Pracht (1776) and René Lacôte (1835).

An extraordinary opportunity to see and hear guitars worthy of the most reputable museums.

 

David Jacques, guitar

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 10

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

 

DUO FUNG DOMINGUES: ENCHANTED WORLDS

These two performers offer listeners the magic of a Russian legend with Stravinsky’s Suite italienne (inspired by Pulcinella), a foray into the rich and colourful work of Canadian composer Alexina Louie, an escape with Beethoven’s magnificent version of Mozart’s The Magic Flute, and a finale featuring the bewitching performance of Chopin’s last work, a sonata for piano and cello. A concert for all tastes.

 

Janelle Fung, piano; Chloé Domingues, cello

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

 

LISTEN TO HOW I DANCE     

“Watching music and listening to dance.” This is the concept behind this visual concert featuring a choreography that combines traditional and contemporary music, with pieces from the Renaissance repertoire performed on period instruments: dance and music converse together, as the periods overlap to create vibrant scenes where musicians and dancers inhabit the same space.

 

Stéphanie Brochard, choreography, dance and  stage direction; Esteban La Rotta, musical direction, lute-vihuela; Anthony Harvey, lute; Elinor Frey,viola d’arco

Presented by: Les Jardins Chorégraphiques

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL CONCERT – MUSIC AND DANCE

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

THE FRÉDÉRIC ALARIE TRIO A CONCERT OF LEGENDS : CHET BAKER AND SCOTT LAFARO

Three of Québec’s finest jazz musicians, Frédéric Alarie, John Roney and Ron Di Lauro join together on stage for a concert paying tribute to two jazz icons: Chet Baker (trumpet and composer) and Scott LaFaro (double bass). These two jazz legends of exceptional talent played together at the beginning of their career in the Chet Baker Quintet. The Frédéric Alarie Trio honours them and it is with joy that you will recognize the great achievements of these two jazz stars: My Funny Valentine, Jade Vision, But Not For Me, It Could Happen to You, Someday My Prince Will Come, Witchcraft and many more!

 

Frédéric Alarie, double bass; John Roney, piano, Ron Di Lauro, trumpet

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14

3 p.m.

JAZZ

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

DUO PIAZZOLLA: CHRISTMASES OF THE WORLD

Take a walk through the world of Christmas holidays: from Jeannette to King Wenceslas, from the 16th century to the present day, tunes old and new. Short presentations link them to the specific festivities of their countries: France, Germany, Great Britain and the United States.

 

Isabelle Héroux, guitar; Chantal Dubois, flute

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

 

MUSICAL MORNING AT BAIE-DE-VALOIS

NEW

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE Reservation required

ENSEMBLE CAPRICE
BAROQUE SALSA – A SOUTH-AMERICAN CHRISTMASThe exuberant Baroque music of Latin America can be described as a fusion of European harmonies and counterpoint with African rhythms and Indigenous style. The rhythmic Christmas repertoire from 17th-century Mexico and Guatemala suggests that people celebrated through joyous song and dance.Matthias Maute, recorder, side flute; Sophie Larivière, recorder, side flute; Susie Napper, Baroque cello; David Jacques, Baroque cello; Patrick Graham, percussion; Janelle Lucyk, soprano
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT


BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE (90, chemin du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore)

Reservation required

FRIDAY NIGHT BLUES

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE Reservation required

BRIAN TYLER AND THE BLUESTORM: BACK ON TRACK

Since Brian Tyler’s appearance on The Voice, he has won several trophies. With his brand new show Back On Track, the singer-songwriter and performer presents a mix of his own compositions and a compilation of popular blues songs.

 

Brian Tyler, vocals, guitar; Marc Côté, guitar; Benoit Miron, bass; Bob Saint-Laurent, drums

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15

7:30 p.m.

BLUES 


STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

MO BLUES: MO SALUTES B.B. KING

As with many musicians, MO Blues has been captivated by the magic and soul of B.B. King. The band pays him a heartfelt tribute with this concert  made up entirely of songs performed, composed or made popular by the King of Blues. While preserving his originality, MO Blues sings and performs B.B. King with a personal touch and approach that make for a unique show!

 

Frédéric Flibotte, piano, organ; Yannick Lambert, bass; Michel Blais, drums; Guy Marcotte, harmonica; Michel “MO” Ouellette, guitar, vocals

 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26

7:30 p.m.

BLUES


STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

VACCINATION PASSPORT REQUIRED FOR ANYONE 13 AND UP

MINI EXHIBITIONS AND WORKSHOPS

 

MINI EXHIBITION

WHIMSICAL SEA CREATURES…AND OTHER IMPROBABLE SPECIES
CATHERINE BOUCHARD

Discover the playful world of Catherine Bouchard through her sardine cushions fished from the sea, her wacky animal sculptures and her colourful paintings. Inspired by the 70s, her creations stand out by the richness of their colours and astonish us with their free spirit.

UNTIL SEPTEMBER 19 

STEWART HALL — KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

 

MINI EXHIBITION 
2022 MiNi ART RENTAL COLLECTION

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery’s Art Rental and Sales Service presents, for the first time ever, the 2021 MiNi Art Rental Collection featuring some 50 selected artworks, showcasing the talents of Pointe-Claire’s youth aged 12 and under. Following this exhibition, the artworks will be available for rent or sale to raise money for the West Island Community Shares’ campaign Powered by Kids for Kids

With the support of The Friends of Stewart Hall.

         

SEPTEMBER 25 TO NOVEMBER 14

STEWART HALL — KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

 

WORKSHOP: BASICS FOR BUDDING ARTISTS

The 2022 MiNi Art Rental Collection is the starting point for explaining some of the basics of art and art history to budding artists. It’s also an opportunity for them to get to work by exploring different genres: portrait, landscape, still life, etc. SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17

1:30 p.m.

Ages 5 +

 

STEWART HALL — SALON MCLEAN

Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

MINI EXHIBITION
CHRISTMAS AT MULL HALL 

Through this exhibition, we invite you to discover a dollhouse that belonged to Morna MacLean. Morna was once a resident of the majestic home known as Mull Hall – now known as the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre!

You’ll not only see the dollhouse and part of its original furnishings, but you’ll also get a glimpse of life at Mull Hall, and the Holiday Season, at the time of the MacLean family (1919-1940).

 

Image: page taken from Morna MacLean’s scrapbook  — MacLean Family Archives

NOVEMBER 20 TO JANUARY 16 2022

STEWART HALL — KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

 

WORKSHOP: DECORATE A CHRISTMAS STOCKING 

Inspired by the Christmas at Mull Hall exhibition in the Kids’ Corner, you’ll decorate a Christmas stocking while learning about certain Christmas traditions typical of the first half of the 20th Century. SUNDAY DECEMBER 12

1 to 1:40 p.m. and 2:10 to 2:50 p.m.

Ages 5 +

 

STEWART HALL — SALLE SAINT-LOUIS

Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS

Children and parents discover the pleasure of art as they create objects related to the themes of ongoing exhibitions.

Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774 ou brooke.jurdak@pointe-claire.ca

PICTORIAL LABORATORY Art and science meet in this workshop inspired by the exhibition Pictorial Researches. Experiment with the multiple reactions of paint in contact with various materials. You will compose an original work from your results. SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

1:45 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext.1795 or brooke.jurdak@pointe-claire.ca

 

 

PERSPECTIVES ON ART RENTAL And if the works were to be taken out of their frames, what would we see? Using the Art Rental collection as a starting point, create a drawing in which you imagine the continuity of the works. SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28

1:45 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext.1795 or brooke.jurdak@pointe-claire.ca

 

CHILDREN'S SHOWS

MES CITROUILLES GRENOUILLES 

Vadrouille the scarecrow is perplexed: all of the pumpkins in the garden have turned into tiny leaping frogs! Farfelue, the witch, is the culprit. With the help of a magical song, Vadrouille flies to the mysterious land of the witches. Will he be able to convince Farfelue to turn all those frogs back into pumpkins in time for Halloween?

Presented by: La Petite valise théâtre

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17

3 p.m

Ages 2 to 7

In French

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

CASSE-NOISETTE, LE CONTE

On Christmas Eve, Marie notices a funny little man made of wood, hanging from a branch on the Christmas tree. It’s a nutcracker! Her godfather, Drosselmeyer, says he’s very ugly, but Marie immediately adopts him. His looks aside, Marie and the Nutcracker discover their true nature and, above all, the strength of their friendship as they embark on an adventure that takes them into battle with the Mouse King, through the kingdom of toys and into a world where dreams and reality become one.

 

PUPPETEERS: Vania Beaubien and Annie Valin
Presented by: Théâtre ciel ouvert

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12

3 p.m

Age 4 and up

In French

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

PYJAMA STORY TIME

FRIGHTS, PUMPKINS AND JACK O LANTERN

Wee monsters are on the menu this Halloween with tales from around the world about witches, giant pumpkins, little girls in cucumber patches and the story of Jack O’ Lantern.

 

With Sylvi Belleau
Presented by: Théâtre de la Source

 

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 29

7 p.m.

Families (Ages 5 to 12)

Bilingual

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

 Photo: Alexis Bellavance

 

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

The Stewart Hall Reading and Reference Room is a friendly space that is open to all at no charge. Come and discover the book collection, handmade items from the Boutique, and works of art from the Art Rental and Sales Service, or just enjoy a relaxing space that will awaken your curiosity.

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.        |        Saturday: 1 to 4:30 p.m.        |        Sunday: 1 to 4:30 p.m.

KIDS’ CORNER : Beat boredom!

Your kids will have a great time discovering our fantastic selection of educational board games and puzzles to bust boredom and develop patience and concentration.

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.          |          Saturday: 1 to 4:30 p.m.          |          Sunday: 1 to 4:30 p.m.

CULTURAL MEDIATION

For the complete listing of activities, please contact Julie Paquin, 514-630-1220, ext. 1772, or julie.paquin @pointe-claire.ca.

PERFORMING ARTS COMPONENT

 
EARLY CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES 

The Cultural Centre offers daycares a special program of shows and workshops to introduce the little ones to the performing arts.

Ages 3 to 5

VISUAL ARTS COMPONENT 


GUIDED TOURS AND ART WORKSHOPS

Based on the spirit of discovery, this program offers activities to daycare centres, school groups, and homeschoolers. Through the Stewart Hall Art Gallery’s guided tours, they can enjoy works of art adapted to their level. Art workshops given by an art educator allow them to deepen their appreciation through a practical activity and playing with different materials.

Guided tours and art workshops are also offered to groups and organizations of various types: seniors’ residences, cultural, community or health organization, etc.

SPECIAL PROJECTS  The Stewart Hall Cultural Centre also develops one-time special projects designed for and with our partners and members of the community.