Culture Notes – Winter 2022

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

Duane Isaac, Land/Body, 2020

 

 

LAND BACK
CONTEMPORARY NATIVE ART BIENNAL (BACA)
6th edition

Launched in 2012, BACA highlights the diversity of Native North American art practices.

For this sixth edition, the focus will be on the Land Back movement, referring to the Indigenous-leaded actions to recover stewardship of traditional lands and ecosystems, protecting them for future generations. Indigenous knowledge is rooted in sustainability, conservation, and reciprocity with the land. How is this knowledge shared, celebrated, and expressed in current artistic practices?

More information: baca.ca


CURATOR: Michael Patten

 

VERNISSAGE
Sunday, May 8, 2 p.m. 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

MAY 7 TO JUNE 19
Sunday to Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.     |     Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m.     |     Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Denis Farley, Cosmologies no.2, 2020

WHAT TO MAKE OF IT.
ARTISTES TÊTES CHERCHEUSES COLLECTIVES

The nine artists in the collective share their passion for aesthetic and philosophical questions relating to their respective practices. The open-ended question “What to Make of It” invites us to reflect on creative intention, similar to a thought-laboratory, and directing the handling of art materials.

 

ARTISTS: Denis Farley, Patricia Gauvin, Marie-France Giraudon, Jean Marois, Lise Nantel, Josée Pellerin, Katherine Rochon, Anne C Thibault and Dominique Sarrazin 

 

VERNISSAGE

The vernissage event is canceled.
Sunday, January 16, 2 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

JANUARY 15 TO MARCH 6
Sunday to Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.     |     Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m.     |     Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Cynthia Girard-Renard, Petite baleine à dents et calmars, 2021

 

CYNTHIA GIRARD-RENARD
LITTLE TOOTHED WHALES

In the pursuit of her recent research on marine mammals, Cynthia Girard-Renard presents in this second edition, an immersion into the world of cetaceans of the St. Lawrence, where porpoises, killer whales, narwhals and beaked whales swim in unison. Through a poetic and enchanting pictorial language, the engaged artist encourages us to reflect on environmental and biodiversity issues by activating our imagination through a universe built entirely out of paper.

 

ARTIST: Cynthia Girard-Renard
CURATOR: Manel Benchabane

 

VERNISSAGE
Sunday, March 13, 2 p.m. 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

MARCH 12 TO MAY 1
Sunday to Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.     |     Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m.     |     Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SPECIAL PROJECTS

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

 

Hua Jin, The Same River, 2021
Photo : Alexis Bellavance

THE PERMANENT COLLECTION ON DISPLAY – HUA JIN AND JAMES NIZAM

OUTDOOR EXHIBITION

Photographers James Nizam and Hua Jin explore their environment with sensitivity, focusing on the observation of time through light.

Their works have been part of the City of Pointe-Claire’s permanent collection since 2019, following their participation in the exhibitions Flowers and Monsters and LUMINA.

 

ARTISTS: Hua Jin and James Nizam

 

EDGEWATER PARK   

ART RENTAL AND SALES SERVICE

THE 2022 ART RENTAL COLLECTION – BE ORIGINAL, RENT AN ORIGINAL!

Support local artists and encourage creativity in your community! The Art Rental Service offers high quality artworks for rent or sale for a nominal monthly fee. View the collection online or stop by to appreciate the artworks in person.

 

Information: 514 630-1220, ext. 1721, or amanda.johnston@pointe-claire.ca.

Barbara Sala, Canyon of the two rainbows, 2017

Acrylique sur toile

41 x 51 cm

$670 – $21 Location

BOUTIQUE

SUNDAY TO FRIDAY, 1 to 5 p.m.     |     THURSDAY, 1 to 8 p.m.     |     SATURDAY, 9:30 a.m. to 5 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.

       

DEMYSTIFYING ART

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

FREE ADMISSION

CYNTHIA GIRARD-RENARD

Visual artist and poet, Cynthia Girard-Renard, has exhibited in Canada and internationally for more than 20 years.  With Little Toothed Whales, she transforms the Stewart Hall Art Gallery into an immersive marine world, emphasizing her passion for nature and the animal kingdom. Come and meet the artist to discover her imaginary worlds that are both poetical and political.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23 

10 a.m.

In French

 

VIRTUAL MEETING

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

 

TALKS

ROME ÉTERNELLE ET SES MUSÉES

The Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine—visitors never tire of the inspiring architecture of the Eternal City. Follow the footsteps of a guide who is passionate about the history of art from the Renaissance to the present, and discover the history of Rome through its museums.

 

Presented by Vincent Arseneau, art historian and lecturer

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3

7 p.m.

In French

 

ONLINE via ZOOM

Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774, or stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

EGYPT

The land of the pharaohs, Egypt has not yet revealed all of its secrets. From Mount Sinai to the Nubian Desert and the Giza Plateau, the pyramids and majestic temples built along the Nile by successive dynasties are treasures that fascinate us to this day.

 

Presented by Les conférenciers du voyage with François Tisseur

THURSDAY, APRIL 28

7 p.m.

In English

 

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

Reservation required

 

 

WORKSHOPS

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

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

Dominique Sarrazin, Natigostec, 2018/2020

WORKSHOP
WHAT TO MAKE OF IT.

What to make of an idea, a word, a stain, a line, a drawing, and a material? This workshop is a chance for you to  discover and experiment with how an object takes form, how things are done and undone, sometimes with very little means.

 

WITH: Patricia Gauvin, Lise Nantel, Anne C Thibault

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20 

2 p.m.

Bilingual

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

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

 

CINÉ-ART

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

Courtesy of Good Day Films

 

CY DEAR

A painter, illustrator, sculptor, and photographer, Cy Twombly (1928 – 2011) was a truly amazing artist. Accompanied by an inspiring soundtrack, the film offers a look at the creative process and poetic soul of a loving and altruistic man. A delicate and tender work in the image of an artist who inspired none other than Michel Basquiat, Anselm Kiefer, Francesco Clemente, and Julian Schnabel.

 

DIRECTOR: Andrea Bettinetti

 

Presented in collaboration with the International Festival of Films on Art (lefifa.com)

ONLINE

Starts: February 10, 4 p.m.

Ends: February 11, 11:59 p.m.

A link will be sent sent to participants.

 

English, German, Italien
Subtitles: English

 

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

 

 

HAIDA MODERN

Haida Modern presents artist Robert Davidson, sculptor, painter, engraver and great inheritor of Haida culture. He gives voice to historians, art historians, politicians, rock stars and family members who describe how the artist carved the first totem pole raised in 100 years, an act credited with the renaissance of this coastal Indigenous culture.

 

DIRECTOR: Charles Wilkinson

 

Presented in collaboration with the International Festival of Films on Art (lefifa.com)

THURSDAY, MAY 19

7 p.m.

In English

 

GRAND SALON ROOM

 

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

 

BOOTLEGGER

The ambitious Mani leaves her Indigenous community to become a lawyer. After completing her studies, she returns to the community in the hopes bringing about change. Determined to put an end to the obsolete laws that reign on the reserve, she proposes a referendum to put an end to the prohibition on alcohol, which brings her into direct  conflict with Laura. The two women confront each other as they try to grab hold of their own destiny, for better or for worse.

 

DIRECTOR: Caroline Monnet

THURSDAY, JUNE 16

7 p.m.

In French

 

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

 

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

GRAND CONCERTS

SAINT-JOACHIM CHURCH – 2 Sainte-Anne Avenue
Concerts at 8 p.m. Doors open around 7:15 p.m.
Tickets: Stewart Hall Cultural Centre (514-630-1220)

LES RUGISSANTS : VOCES DE ESPAÑA

Works for choir and guitar, inspired by flamenco and Andalusia and exalted by the sensual and dramatic words of poet Gabriel Garcia Lorca, lend a gypsy soul to this evening. This show, conducted by Xavier Brossard-Ménard and accompanied on the guitar by Jonathan Barriault, features the choreography of dancer Miriam Allard. An evening of passion and energy! Olé!

 

Les Rugissants: 12 singers, conductor, guitarist, flamenco dancer

FRIDAY, MARCH 25

8 p.m.

 

WORLD CLASSICAL

 

Tickets: $18 (or $10 for seniors and students) – Available at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre

 

DUO MILOT-TÉTREAULT

Valérie Milot and Stéphane Tétreault, who share the stage and a personal friendship, have followed a similar artistic path. Both named Radio-Canada’s “Révélation” and “Découverte de l’année” at the Prix Opus awards, each was also successively appointed “Soloist-in-residence” of the Orchestre Métropolitain de Montréal (Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin). On stage, these two musicians have developed a palpable symbiosis that gives free rein to musicality and virtuosity. Both musicians play exceptional instruments with an extraordinary richness that creates a perfect mix.

 

Valérie Milot, harp; Stéphane Tétreault, cello

FRIDAY, APRIL 29

8 p.m.

 

CLASSICAL

 

Tickets: $18 (or $10 for seniors and students) – Available at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre

AFTERNOON OF MUSIC AT BAIE-DE-VALOIS

NEW

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE Reservation required

SKYE CONSORT & EMMA BJÖRLING

Skye Consort and Emma Björling combine very old musical traditions and contemporary interpretations of Celtic, Swedish, Norwegian and Québec folklore, played on ancient instruments. An afternoon of festive, romantic and intoxicating songs.

 

Emma Björling, vocals, percussion; Amanda Keesmaat, vocals, cello; Alex Kehler, vocals, violin, nyckelharpa; Seán Dagher, vocals, cittern, banjo

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24

3 p.m.

 

WORLD MUSIC


BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE (90 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road)

Reservation required

 

CORDÂME – DA VINCI INVENTIONS

Always in the process of reinventing his musical language, composer Jean Félix Mailloux, this time, transports us to the teeming universe of Renaissance man Leonardo da Vinci. Cordâme interprets music and songs inspired by the Italian Renaissance to offer us a concert imbued with sensitivity and emotion at the crossroads of chamber music and jazz.

 

Jean-Félix Mailloux, vocals, compositions, double bass; Marie Neige Lavigne, violin; Sheila Hannigan, cello; Éveline Grégoire-Rousseau, harp; Coral Egan, vocals; Isaiah Ceccarelli, vocals, drums

THURSDAY, MAY 12

3 p.m.

 

CLASSICAL AND JAZZ


BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE (90 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road)

Reservation required

SUNDAY RENDEZ-VOUS

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE Reservation required

CANCELLED

CARLOS GARDEL : CONVERSATIONS WITH THE KING OF TANGO

The exceptional voice of Carlos Gardel mesmerizes audiences to this day. But beyond the legend and the patina of time, who was the man nicknamed the King of Tango? Baritone Pierre Rancourt offers a dialogue with this fascinating man through his famous tangos and songs, as well as Argentinian folk and some of the classical and popular pieces that influenced him. A concert that is sure to have you humming some unforgettable tunes.

 

Pierre Rancourt, vocals, guitar; Pierre McLean, piano; Julie Triquet, violin

SUNDAY, JANUARY 16

3 p.m.

 

WORLD MUSIC

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

CANCELLED

 

CANCELLED

YEARNING FOR THE ROOTS AVEC/WITH FREDRIC GARY COMEAU

Bamboo that has the blues in its roots! This idea birthed a project that blends poetry, music, Japanese sounds and a blues atmosphere; poetry through voice and words, music that weaves together the sounds of guitars, shakuhachi and urban drumming rhythms. A journey that leads us from the Zen Japan of cities and countryside to the Deep South rhythms of Mississippi blues.

 

Michel Dubeau, shakuhachi, bass clarinet; Fredric Gary Comeau, vocals David Gauthier, guitar; Alain Boyer, drums

SUNDAY, JANUARY 23

3 p.m.

 

INTIMATE CONCERT

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

CANCELLED

 

CANCELLED

ORI DAGAN CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF NAT KING COLE

A tribute to Nat King Cole, in celebration of the centennial of his birth. With great classics such as “Unforgettable,” “Mona Lisa,” “Nature Boy,” “Route 66,” and “When I Fall in Love,” Ori Dagan and his musicians revisit the musical legacy of one of the most famous jazz artists of the 20th century with inventive arrangements imbued with the “velvet” touch that made him famous.

 

Ori Dagan, vocals, piano; Julien Bradley-Combs, guitar; Leighton Harrell, double bass

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 6

3 p.m.

 

JAZZ

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

CANCELLED

 

CANCELLED

ENZO DE ROSA
AMERICAN DREAM –
TRIBUTE TO AMERICAN FILM

American Dream is a free pass through a musical and visual journey. Destination: the United States and its well-known film legends. Enjoy the crazy charm of iconic musicals like “Singing in the Rain” or “West Side Story,” offered to you by pianist Enzo De Rosa and soprano Isabelle Metwalli, along with the projection of scenes from these legendary films.

 

Enzo De Rosa, piano; Isabelle Metwalli, guest soprano

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13

3 p.m.

 

INTIMATE CLASSICAL

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

CANCELLED

 

FLAMENCO ÍNTIMO

Dedicated to the mother of singer Fernando Gallego and inspired by the songs that nurtured his childhood, this traditional flamenco show is the fruit of the collaboration of great Montréal-based artists.

 

Rosanne Dion, dance; Fernando Gallego « El Bancalero », vocals; Caroline Plante, guitar

SUNDAY,  FEBRUARY 20

3 p.m.

 

WORLD MUSIC

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

THE SWINDLERS

The Swindlers? Imagine a loose collection of vagabonds who have been entrusted with musical instruments. And to our great delight, they turn out to be amazing performers of acoustic folk music, with a unique blend of traditional Celtic, Canadian and Roma sounds. Welcome to the show!

 

Seán Dagher, vocals, Irish bouzouki; Jonathan Moorman, vocals, violin; Thierry Arsenault, percussion; Bill Gossage, double bass

SUNDAY,  MARCH 13

3 p.m.

 

WORLD MUSIC

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

MARIANNE TRUDEL, SOLO PIANO: “MUSIC AND LIFE”

 

Drawing equally on the jazz, classical and world music idioms, Marianne Trudel, pianist and composer, cleverly balances these influences out on a razor’s edge. At once vivid and emotionally direct, her musical journeys tell stories that are fetching enough for sophisticated and casual listeners alike. A generous and engaging artist, a rare solo performance not to be missed!

 

Marianne Trudel, piano

SUNDAY,  MARCH 20

3 p.m.

 

WORLD MUSIC

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

RICHARD ROBERTS AND JUDY HUNG:
AN AFTERNOON OF CHAMBER MUSIC    

Violin solo for the Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Richard Roberts, and pianist Judy Hung perform an afternoon of chamber music for violin and piano.

Works by: Leclair, Brahms, Dvořák and Gershwin

Richard Roberts, violin; Judy Hung, piano

SUNDAY,  MARCH 27

3 p.m.

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

NADIA THEOBAL – NINA SIMONE CELEBRATION

An extraordinary music repertoire combined with various anecdotes from the life and career of artist Nina Simone, this quartet offers an explosion of emotion, rhythm and unforgettable songs.

 

Nadia Theobal, vocals; Medad Ernest, piano; Harvey Bien-Aimé, drums; Danny Dwayne, bass

SUNDAY,  APRIL 10

3 p.m.

 

JAZZ

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

ELLA & JOE CONVERSATIONS

JUNO award winner in vocal jazz Sonia Johnson pairs up with Stephen Johnston to pay a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald by drawing from the mythical albums of her duo with guitarist Joe Pass from 1973 to 1986. Rediscover unforgettable melodies like: “Lush Life,” “A Foggy Day,” “Once I loved,” “How High The Moon,” “My Man,” or “One Note Samba.”

 

Sonia Johnson, vocals; Stephen Johnston, guitar

SUNDAY,  APRIL 24

3 p.m.

 

JAZZ

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

CORIOLIS CHAMBER MUSIC
« OUT OF THE SHADOWS »
– FANNY MENDELSSOHN 

Fanny Mendelssohn is the elder sister of Felix Mendelssohn. Unlike Clara Schumann, she did not received her family’s support; however, her mother and Felix Mendelssohn admitted that she is a much better pianist. Having married the Prussian court painter, Wilhelm Hensel, she began to host a series of successful salon concerts on Sundays, with well-known composers like Franz Liszt and Clara Schumann often attending.

 

Tomoko Inui, piano; Alex Lozowski, violin; Caroline Milot, cello

SUNDAY,  MAY 1

3 p.m.

 

CLASSICAL MUSIC

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

SHAUIT ACOUSTIC PERFORMANCE

Nominated twice as indigenous artist of the year (2019 and 2020) for the prestigious ADISQ awards gala, Shauit sings about the plurality of the cultural mosaic of the First Nations. Originally from Maliotenam in northeastern Quebec, singer songwriter Shauit sings songs strongly inspired by his Innu roots and traditional music. He fuses several popular genres (folk, country, rock, reggae, etc.) and offers honest, committed songs filled with emotions and personal experiences.

 

Shauit, vocals, guitar and traditional Innu drum

 

SUNDAY,  MAY 8

3 p.m.

 

INTIMATE CONCERT

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

DELPHINUS JAZZ QUARTET

Delphinus Jazz presents a concert showcasing jazz greats such as Miles Davis, Antônio Carlos Jobim, Bart Howard, Freddie Hubbard and many others.

 

André Massicotte, musical direction, trumpet, bugle ; Jonathan Pelletier, piano ; Raymond Doré, double bass; Charles Gay, drums

 

SUNDAY,  MAY 15

3 p.m.

 

JAZZ

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

KANEN

Kanen is from the Innu community of Uashat mak Mani-Utenam on the North Shore of Québec. She is a member of the Nikamu Mamuitun collective with whom she has been touring Québec. The artist unveils her sensitive, introspective and sweet indie-folk universe. On stage, accompanied by her two ukuleles, she delivers a show that takes its time and strikes a balance between moving songs and funny offbeat interventions.

 

Kanen, vocals, ukulele; Simon Wells, guitar; Jérémie Essiambre, drums

 

SUNDAY,  MAY 22

3 p.m.

 

INTIMATE CONCERT

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

MINI EXHIBITIONS AND WORKSHOPS

 

Page taken from Morna MacLean’s scrapbook  — MacLean Family Archives

MINI EXHIBITION
CHRISTMAS AT MULL HALL 

This exhibition unveils a moment in time at Mull Hall when the MacLean family lived there (1919–1940).  Discover a dollhouse and some of its original furnishings that once belonged to Morna MacLean, who lived at Mull Hall well before the advent of the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre!

 

UNTIL JANUARY 16 

 

STEWART HALL — KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

 

MINI EXHIBITION
WHAT WE IMAGINE – VALERIE MCKEE 

In this watercolour exhibition, local artist Valerie McKee invites us to revisit our familiar surroundings through the lens of imagination. Influenced by plein air painting and daily sketches, she reimagines familiar places (parks , streets in her neighbourhood, etc.), while introducing animal characters with human traits into her playful creations.

JANUARY 22 TO MARCH 27

 

STEWART HALL — KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

 


(Photo credits : Amélie Pédrini)

MINI EXHIBITION
ODE TO NATURE – LA BOUTURE, MARIE MALGORN 

Trained in graphic design, creativity is Marie’s playground. Founder of La Bouture, she creates flowers made of high-end crepe paper which are sculpted, shaped and dyed by hand, in Montreal.
Marie resolved to bring paper flowers back into fashion as they require no water, don’t cause any pollen allergies, and they do not wilt. Furthermore, they are unique and sustainable, and allow her to express all of her creativity by working with paper and colours.

Bringing you joy and poetry is La Bouture’s philosophy!

 

APRIL 2 TO JUNE 12

 

STEWART HALL — KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

 


(Photo credits : Amélie Pédrini)

WORKSHOP FOR ADULTS
CREATING PAPER FLOWERS

With Marie Malgorn, from La Bouture

Come meet Marie, the artist behind La Bouture. Her work is currently exhibited at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre in the Mini-Exhibition Ode to Nature, in the Kids’ Corner until June 12. During this workshop for adults, you will learn more about the artists’ technique as she guides you to create your own paper flower.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 5, 1 to 4 p.m.

For Adults

Bilingual

Free admission
Phone reservation required:

514 630-1220, ext. 1774

Salle Saint-Louis, Stewart Hall Cultural Centre.

 

 
(Photo credits : Amélie Pédrini)

WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
PAPER CREATION

With Marie Malgorn, from La Bouture.

During this workshop, kids will get to meet the artist behind the Mini-Exhibition called Ode to Nature, presented in the Kids’ Corner until June 12. She will introduce them to her craft, and accompany them in the production of their own floral creation.

 

Sunday, May 15, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Ages 8 to 12

Bilingual

Free admission
Phone reservation required:

514 630-1220, ext. 1774

Salon MacLean, Stewart Hall Cultural Centre.

SPRING BREAK

 

Storytime – Surprise ! 

The theme for this storytime will be revealed the day of the event. Followed by a craft activity.

Ages 3 to 6 with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26

10:30 to 11:15 a.m. (English)

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

1:30 to 2:15 p.m. (English)

3:30 to 4:15 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Chess Clinic

Kids receive advice on their chess techniques.

With Captain Catalyst

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26

2 to 3 p.m. (English)

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (English)

 

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Ages 6 to 12 
Members only.
Registration required.

Family Movie

Family fun with a movie! Movies will be announced two weeks prior at the Library, on the Library portal, and in the Cultural@Connection newsletter. Movies shown in French will have English subtitles, and vice versa.

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Members only.
Registration required.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25 – English

THURSDAY, MARCH 3 – French

6:30 to 8 p.m.

 

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28 – French

TUESDAY, MARCH 1 – English

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

S.T.E.A.M. Club

S.T.E.A.M. activity for kids (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 8 to 12
Members only.
Registration required.

 

Trumpet “N” Tuba

A bit boisterous and good-humored, these two musicians blow trumpets and tuba to get the crowd swinging while introducing young people to the wonderful world of music. Through their travels, they have brought back music from all over the world and from all eras… and much more.

Worsk: Baroque music, classical music, romantic music, musical tales, jazz, klezmer… no matter the style of music, the TNT – Trumpet ‘N’ Tuba duo entertains the audience with an… explosive energy!

 

WITH: Frédéric Demers, Samuel Lalande-Markon

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27 

3 p.m. (French)

 

STEWART HALL – GRAND SALON

For the whole family

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

Craft – Fishing Game

Children make their own fishing rod and fish. Fishing season will be open year-round at home!

Ages 7 to 12, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. (English)

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (French)

CENTRAL LIBRARY

SATURDAY, MARCH 5

2 to 3 p.m.

LIBRARY – VALOIS BRANCH

Programming – mTiny

With the mTiny robot, computer programming is screen-free thanks to thematic maps called coding maps to direct the robot forwards, backwards and side to side, and to perform all kinds of other movements. These maps allow for the creation of interactive, stimulating and fun games.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

4 to 5 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 6 to 8, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

LEGO Club

Children build something that is related to the given theme or just follow their imagination.

Theme: Robots and starships

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 5 to 12
Members only.
Registration required.

Bilingual Storytime – Promenons-nous dans les bois…

pendant que le loup n’y est pas… stories and interactive songs that take place in the forest. Followed by a craft activity.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 3 to 6, with a parent
Members only.
Registration required.

Tabletop Gaming Afternoon

Alone or in teams, teens can test their abilities with different tabletop games.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

2 to 4 p.m.

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Ages 12 to 17
Members only.
Registration required.

Science – Dry Ice

Children discover the different states of matter through a series of captivating demonstrations and activities based on curiosity.

The workshop will be adjusted according to the age of participants.

Presence of a parent required.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

Ages 3 to 5:
10:30 to 11 a.m. (English)
11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. (French)

 

Ages 6 to 12:
1 to 2 p.m. (English)
2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (French)

 

CENTRAL LIBRARY

Members only.
Registration required.

Tableaux Musique

Tableaux Musique is a journey weaved between dream and reality. Two strange characters invite us to visit their memories from the great outdoors through sounds and images: the desert and its festive caravans, the weightlessness of space, the spongy and slippery seabed, the chant of the insects in the forest and the radiant joy that comes with the first snow. A unique journey of the senses where music, song and the sounds of the universe converse.

Performers: Mélanie Cullin, Marie-Noëlle Choquette

Presented by Moulin à musique

SUNDAY, MARCH 6

3 p.m.

 

STEWART HALL – GRAND SALON

Ages 2 to 5
Without words

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

 

EARTH DAY

Activities for all ages related to the environment

Bill Bestiole 2 :
Creatures from the Jurassic !

Bumble Bill is passionate about dinosaurs! With the help of the crowd, he takes us back in time to discover these immense creatures of the past, as well as insects, primitive arthropods and other bizarre critters from the Jurassic era. With fun songs and colourful interactive numbers, even the most terrifying carnivores become lovable and fascinating!

Artist: Victor Vermette

Présenté par : les Productions Prestigo

FRIDAY APRIL 22

7 p.m.

Ages 5 to 12

Bilingual

For the whole family

 

STEWART HALL – GRAND SALON

Registration required

Valois Morning Story Time and Action Songs 

The Library will be reserved for this activity. A craft activity is included for children ages 2 and up.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

From birth to 23 months:
11 to 11:30 a.m. (English)

Ages 2 to 4: 
9:30 to 10:15 a.m. (English)

Presence of a parent required.

 

STEWART HALL – GRAND SALON

Members only.
Registration required: bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca or 514 630-1218, ext. 1630.

Sculpture Books

Recycle an old book into a sculpture: an original and fun way to approach the art of paper work and drawing. Participants complete the activity at their own pace.

As part of Earth Day and World Book and Copyright Day.

SATURDAY, APRIL 23

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (English)
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (French)

Ages 6 to 12 (with a parent for younger participants)

 

STEWART HALL – GRAND SALON

Members only.
Registration required: bibliotheque@pointe-claire.ca or 514 630-1218, ext. 1630.

 

CHILDREN'S SHOWS

SOUS MON LIT          

Presented by La Compagnie Mobile Home

Yuma is getting ready for bed. As soon as the lights go out, his fear of the dark sets in. His imagination takes over. Once asleep, his fears turn into poetry. Yuma the puppet becomes Yuma the paper doll. Under his bed extraordinary adventures come to life. This surreal and poetic production enchants audiences with puppetry, shadow theatre, acting, images and sound.

 

Performers: Lucas JollySteeve Dumais

 

UNTIL FEBRUARY 7

Family show

Without words
Ages 3 to 8

 

ONLINE: Click here to enjoy the show

 

Reservations not required

Information:  514 630-1220, ext. 1774

 

 

 

PYJAMAS STORYTIME: Soirée Festilou
To Celebrate Stories, You and I, Have All That’s Needed!

Presented by Théàtre de la Source

Welcome to Judith’s, the great story collector! True to her reputation, she will offer you a variety of unusual and captivating tales, for both young and old. You will be delighted by her tales of adventure, as well as funny life experience ones. Her stories will engage the audience and everyone will leave with a mind full of stories to share.

 

FRIDAY, MAY 13
7 p.m.

Bilingual
Ages 3 to 8

 

RESERVATION REQUIRED

 

TABLEAUX MUSIQUE

Presented by Moulin à musique

Tableaux Musique is a journey weaved between dream and reality. Two strange characters invite us to visit their memories from the great outdoors through sounds and images: the desert and its festive caravans, the weightlessness of space, the spongy and slippery seabed, the chant of the insects in the forest and the radiant joy that comes with the first snow. A unique journey of the senses where music, song and the sounds of the universe converse.

 

Performers: Mélanie Cullin, Marie-Noëlle Choquette  

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 6
3 p.m.

Without words
Age 2 and up 

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Réservation requise

 

 

 

Ti-JEAN ET LE MONSTRE DU LAC

Presented by Théâtre des deux mains

The princess of Lake Làlà has been eaten by a monstrous fish. Far away, in the middle of the sea, Ti-Jean catches a mermaid who tells him a sad story. Eager to win the fishing contest in his village and to receive the fishing trophy, Ti-Jean decides to try to catch the enormous beast. On his way, he meets several characters who help him in his quest: the owl, the ghost lights and Alexis, the horseman. Will Ti-Jean manage to catch the Lake Làlà monster and bring the princess back? Come discover this incredible and fantastic fishing tale!

With Louis-Philippe Paulhus

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 3
3 p.m.

In French
Age 4 and up 

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Réservation requise

 

FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS

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

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

UNDERWATER MOBILE

From everyday recycled materials inspired by the work of artist Cynthia Girard-Renard, create your own mobile that will have you dreaming of the wonderful world of whales from Saint-Laurent.

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 20

1:45 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Wearing a mask is mandatory during the entirety of the workshop for those 10 years old and above.

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

 

STORYTIME UNDER WATER

A fun visit of the Little Toothed Whale exhibition by Cynthia Girard-Renard. Let yourself be transported by the book readings selected especially for this occasion to immerse yourself in the marine universe. Children can create their own artwork to take home.

 

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 9

10 a.m. in French
11 a.m. in English

Ages 3 and up, with a parent

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

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

MiNi ART RENTAL COLLECTION

 

THE 2022 MiNi ART RENTAL COLLECTION

Discover the 2022 Mini Art Rental Collection, showing the talents of Pointe-Claire youth aged 12 and under. These inspirational artworks are available for rental or sale throughout the year.

Proceeds from the 2022 Mini Art Rental Collection will be donated to the West Island Community Shares campaign in support of community groups that focus on the development of strong and resilient children.

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

 

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.