Kids’ Corner – Stewart Hall Cultural Centre

The Kids’ Corner of the Reading and Reference Room is a unique and welcoming area. It lends itself to reading and doing homework, and includes a games section where children and parents can spend quality time together.

Since May 2004, mini exhibitions are held regularly and have been very popular! Along with these exhibitions designed especially for young people and their families, a dynamic program for children is offered regularly in the Kids’ Corner, including pyjama story time, workshops, activities with artists and authors, and much more.

CURRENT MINI EXHIBITION

Carmelle Pilon, Saint-Laurent, 2021
Carmelle Pilon is an artist who works and lives in Montreal. Over the past decade, she has developed a protean practice that includes painting, print art and installation. This stopover of her exhibition, Marine Upheavals, expresses her concern towards the environment and showcases the multiple language practice that she exploits. She presents to you several paintings found in the corpus of works created in 2021. Each painting represents both the splendor of the ocean and one of its disturbances, such as; global warming, oil spills, plastic pollution, deadly migrations or impacts on biodiversity. JUNE 26 TO SEPTEMBER 18

STEWART HALL — KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

 

PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS


(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

 

 

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

 

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

 

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
Free admission

 

IN THE MANNER OF MANON GAUTHIER – Virtual exhibition

In fall 2020, the Pointe-Claire Public Library organized a series of virtual workshops between illustrator and collagist Manon Gauthier and grade 3 and 4 students from École Marguerite-Bourgeoys. Through these workshops, students discover various albums illustrated by the artist and are initiated in the artist’s technique so that they can create their own collage, accompanied by a short story.

ARTISTS: École Marguerite-Bourgeoys, grades 3 and 4

We would like to thank the teachers, the school École Marguerite-Bourgeoys, the Centre de services scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys, and the artist Manon Gauthier.

Click on the links below to see the artworks:

Group 301 – Class of Sylvie Demers: part 1 | part 2
Group 302 – Class of Isabelle Charbonneau: part 1 | part 2
Group 303 – Class of Marie-Hélène Milot: part 1 | part 2
Group 309/409 – Class of Marianne Lirette: part 1

 

PAPER STORIES – MANON GAUTHIER

Manon Gauthier is a self-taught illustrator and collagist who previously worked in graphic arts. Since 2006, she has illustrated numerous books in Québec, Europe and Asia, such as Poésies pour la vie by Gilles Tibo, and De Jade Janvier à Dany Décembre by Bertrand Gauthier. Her work has received numerous awards and she has been nominated four times for the prestigious Governor General’s Literary Award. Manon also leads creative art workshops in elementary schools.

 

UNTIL JUNE 20
Monday to Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m. 

Information

Stewart Hall Cultural Center – Kids’ Corner
176 Du Bord-du-Lac – Lakeshore Road
Pointe-Claire, Quebec  H9S 4J7
514-630-1254
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Regular schedule
September to May
Summer Schedule
June, July and August
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, 1 to 8 p.m.
Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday: 1 to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 1 to 8 p.m.
Saturday : Closed