Culture Notes – Winter 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

 

Diane Desrochers, Liaison;  Diane Desrochers, Ascension; Nathalie Frenière, Montagne sacrée
Photo : Alexis Bellavance

THE 2021 ART RENTAL COLLECTION

 

Discover the latest submissions to the 2021 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.

 

Online: 2021 Art Rental Collection

 

 

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 Haberstich, Caroline Lindsay Hart, Daniel Oxley, Cameron Skene
CURATORS: Benjamin Klein and Trevor Kiernander

COMING SOON AT THE STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

While waiting, we invite you to consult the Pictorial Researches pamphlet for more information on the project.

More information: www.picturamtl.com

 

Sonia Haberstich, Glow (detail), 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

COMING SOON  STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

While waiting, we invite you to consult the Pictorial Researches pamphlet for more information on the project.

 

Anne-Renée Hotte, Sylvestre 3 (Toutes mes histoires de forêt mènent à un cours d’eau), 2018

THROUGH THE FOREST

 

The Laurentian forest hosts one of the oldest ecosystems on the planet, dating back more than 10,000 years. Based on a reflection on Domingo Cisneros’ bestiary (1987), the collective exhibition Through the Forest intends to restore and supplement the mythological repertoire of the Laurentian forest. The five artists participating in the project were invited to present new productions that freely deploy the symbolic potential of this vast natural territory.

In partneship with Musée d’art contemporain des Laurentides

ARTISTS: Domingo Cisneros, David Lafrance, Jean-Pierre Aubé, Anne-Renée Hotte, Frances Adair Mckenzie

CURATOR: Aseman Sabet

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

FEBRUARY 27 TO APRIL 18

Monday to Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

 

Mitch Mitchell, BOOM BOX, 2017

MOVING SOUND

 

How do you visually express an auditory and musical experience? Discover the works of artists whose practice focuses on visually representing the experience of sound through installations, drawings, sculptures and printed works. The work of these artists, which is marked by its relationship to both visual arts and music, engages in a living dialogue with space and time.

ARTISTS: Adam Basanta, Eleanor King, Mitch Mitchell, Dominique Pétrin

CURATOR: Manel Benchabane

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

APRIL 24 TO JUNE 27
Monday to Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m.   

 

Photo: Yasuko Tadokoro

PIANOCKTAIL

 

Inspired by Boris Vian’s L’Écume des jours, Pianocktail is a living piece that carries music and notes into the visible world. All the chords played on the piano resonate through the projected light with a specific identity. It is the meeting between sound waves and moving photons.

ARTIST: Philippe Dubost

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

APRIL 24 TO JUNE 27
Monday to Sunday, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

 

Cindy Phenix, The Problem Was About the Concern, 2020
Source: Nino Mier Gallery

RADICAL LOVE, REVOLUTIONNARY SPIRIT: COMPASSION, STRENGTH AND BEAUTY IN THE AGE OF CHAOS

 

Works by artists who transform dismal historical moments into a site of hope, renewal and celebration are showcased. With a focus on love and social justice, they show us how to forge paths to self-fulfilment and community building through generative actions and reflection.

CURATOR: Mojeanne Behzadi

 

STEWART HALL – PROJECT ROOM

MAY 1 TO JUNE 20
Monday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.      |     Wednesday, 1 to 9 p.m.

 

VIRTUAL VISITS

The Art Gallery offers virtual workshops for schools and preschools.

For more information, please contact 514-630-1254 ext. 1772

SPECIAL PROJECTS

 

The Knoll, 1890, Henri E. Archambault photographe.
Source: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec

 THE STORY OF STEWART HALL

 

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.

PERMANENT EXHIBITION 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – 2nd floor

 

 

ArtduCommun, The Memory of Water, south-west walls, 2020
Photo : Alexis Bellavance

THE MEMORY OF WATER – NEW MURAL IN POINTE-CLAIRE 

 

The walls of the pumping station are now adorned with a brand new mural! The Memory of Water unfolds on the four walls of the building, highlighting different eras of Pointe-Claire through archival representations based on the theme of water. A must-see on your next walk in the Pointe-Claire Village!

Designed and created by artists Jasmin Guérard-Alie and Simon Bachand of the Collectif ArtduCommun, this is the third permanent mural to be created in Pointe-Claire since 2014.

 

MUSEUMS DAY

Organized by the Montréal Museum Society, this is a cultural event not to be missed: several different museums offer over a hundred exhibitions as well as educational and cultural activities, both indoors and out.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 30 

Information: www.museesmtl.org

BOUTIQUE

MONDAY TO SUNDAY, 1 to 5 p.m.      |     WEDNESDAY, 1 to 9 p.m.      |     SATURDAY, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Information: 514-630-1220, ext. 1721, or amanda.johnston@pointe-claire.ca.

ECO-FRIENDLY ARTISANS

 

Visit the Boutique to discover our selection of eco-friendly crafts by artisans such as Coco Terra, Clotide du Balai, Dung Beatle Design and Savonnerie Phil et Bulle! Come support artisans who are doing their part for the planet!

 

FEATURED ARTISAN: MANON BOISVERT

 

Manon Boisvert’s Bolder Art Collection was created to help people deepen their connection with the Earth. This relationship with nature and the animal world is one she has continuously explored through drawing and painting for the past thirty years. Prints and cards from this collection are available at the Boutique.

DEMYSTIFYING ART

A series of exciting monthly lectures at the Art Gallery on Wednesday mornings.

Note: Depending on the situation related to COVID-19, meetings may be held by videoconference, on the Zoom platform.

 

Anne-Renée Hotte, Sylvestre 2 (Toutes mes histoires de forêt mènent à un cours d’eau), 2018

CONVERSATION WITH ASEMAN SABET AND ANNE-RENÉE HOTTE

 

A discussion between the curator of the Through the Forest exhibition, Aseman Sabet, and artist Anne-Renée Hotte to help us better understand the exhibition and the artist’s photographic work.

WITH: Aseman Sabet and Anne-Renée Hotte

POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE

10 a.m.

In French

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

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

 

Adam Basanta, Density as a physical property, 2017

MEETING WITH ADAM BASANTA

 

Adam Basanta is an artist, composer and performer of experimental music. His current work investigates technology, futurology and the use of biological materials. He reveals how he combines visual arts and music, as well as his most recent projects.

POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE 

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

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

 

Photo: Christopher Honeywell

MOJEANNE BEHZADI

 

Meeting with Mojeanne Behzadi and artists from the Radical Love exhibition. Tiohtà:ke/Mooniyang/Montreal-based art historian, curator and poet Mojeanne Behzadi currently runs Art Speaks, an international contemporary art speaker series, and coordinates research and exhibitions at Artexte. Her current curatorial research revolves around the theme of love as a radical tool for resistance, protest and social transformation.

 

WITH: Mojeanne Behzadi

WEDNESDAY, MAY 5 

10 a.m.

In English

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

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

 

ArtduCommun, The Memory of Water, south-west walls, 2020
Photo: Alexis Bellavance

ArtduCommun

 

Learn more about the practices of the artists of the collectif ArtduCommun and discover the behind-the-scenes large-scale mural production, including The Memory of Water, created on the walls of the pumping station at the entrance of the Pointe-Claire village, last September.

 

With: Simon Bachand et Jasmin Guérard-Alie, Collectif ArtduCommun

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2 

10 a.m.

In French

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

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

 

LECTURES

Note: Depending on the situation related to COVID-19, meetings may be held by videoconference, on the Zoom platform.

FRIDA ET DIEGO : UNE HISTOIRE D’AMOUR ET DE COLLABORATION

Art lecture

 

Among the great figures of Mexican art, the stars brightly shine on Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera reign supreme and continue to leave their mark on human imagination with their extraordinary destiny, more than 50 years after their death. The Mexican artists are recognized the world over both for their history of passion and their outstanding contribution to modern art.

With: Sylvie Coutu

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18 

7 p.m.

In French

 

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

Online: a link will be sent to those who have reserved. 

 

 

CINÉ-TRAVEL: AMÉRIQUE DU NORD EN WESTFALIA

 

Fasten your seatbelt, get comfortable and join Samuel Vandenberg and Elise Ghaye on their North American road trip that spanned more than a year, all captured in breathtaking images. Starting in the Maritimes, they crossed Canada, then travelled south through the mythical scenery of the American West that served as the backdrop for the cowboy movies of our childhood, and wound up in the Mayan ruins of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula.

For a sneak preview, watch the trailer.

Presented by Les aventuriers voyageurs, with Samuel Vandenberg and Elise Ghaye

MARCH 18 TO 25

In French

 

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

Online: a link will be sent to those who have reserved. 

 

 

 

WORKSHOPS

GENERAL PUBLIC
STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Passes required 

Note: Depending on the situation related to COVID-19, meetings may be held by videoconference, on the Zoom platform.

 

PLANT-BASED INK

 

Drawing inspiration from the artists of the Through the Forest exhibition, learn to make plant-based ink and use it to create a forest-themed work of art.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 

2 p.m.

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

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

 

SPINNING ART 

 

Let yourself be swept away by the sound of music, allowing it to guide your choices of colour and strokes to create an original piece on vinyl record.

SUNDAY, MARCH 28

2 p.m.

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

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

CONSTRUCT AND DECONSTRUCT

 

Will you choose to erase, tear, hide, show or embellish? In this workshop, your creation will change and be transformed by elements being added or taken away. This is a liberating exercise to help express oneself through art.

SUNDAY, JUNE 6 

2 p.m.

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

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

CINÉ-ART

STEWART HALL – READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

Passes required. 

Note: Depending on the situation related to COVID-19, the films may be offered online.

 

 

 

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, APRIL 22 

7 p.m.

In French

 

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM 

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

 

 

BEYOND THE VISIBLE – HILMA AF KLINT

 

Abstract artist Hilma af Klint began a strange series of unprecedented works in painting in 1906 inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the natural world. Director Halina Dryschka’s documentary describes the artist’s life and craft, but also the process of her mischaracterization and erasure by both a patriarchal narrative of artistic progress and capitalistic determination of artistic value.

THURSDAY, MAY 27 

7 p.m.

In English

 

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM 

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

CINÉ-MINI

LEO DA VINCI : MISSION MONA LISA

 

Leo Da Vinci is a young inventor living in Italy at the end of the Middle Ages with his friends Lorenzo and Lisa, who he is secretly in love with. Lisa will be forced to marry the son of the ugly landowner if her father does not pay off his debts. Leo undertakes along with his friends, a journey that will take them down the pirate route in search of sunken treasure.

DIRECTOR: Sergio Manfio

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12

7 p.m.

In French

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

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

 

LU OVER THE WALL

 

From visionary anime author Masaaki Yuasa comes a joyously hallucinogenic but family-friendly take on the classic fairy tale about a little mermaid who comes ashore to join a middle-school rock band and propel them to fame. However, since ancient times, the villagers have believed that mermaids bring disaster and soon there is trouble, putting the town in grave danger.

DIRECTOR: Masaaki Yuasa

FRIDAY, MARCH 19 

7 p.m.

In Japanese with English subtitles

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

 

SHORT FILM PROGRAM 

 

Come discover our short animated screenings that have received much praise in past editions of FIFEM. The advantage of such a program is the great variety of styles and stories, in addition to offering great flexibility in duration. It’s colourful and dynamic !

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 16

7 p.m.

Age 8 and up

Duration: 40 to 60 minutes

Original French version or without dialogue

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

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

 

 

MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE

 

The poetic and touching film from director Anca Damian follows the adventures of Marona, a stray dog who looks back on the human companions who have accompanied her throughout her life. Delivered with a dazzling esthetic, Marona’s Fantastic Tale is a life-affirming tale about the boundless love of a dog, and reminds us that happiness is in the little things.

 

DIRECTOR:  Anca Damian

FRIDAY, MAY 21 

7 p.m.

In French with English subtitles

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

SUNDAY RENDEZ-VOUS

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE Reservation required

Note: Depending on the situation related to COVID-19, concerts may be offered online.

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, JANUARY 17 

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

ZENCHIKU TRIO
MOVING CLOUDS PROJECT: MOMENTS

 

The trio offers a blend of sounds centred around the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute): honkyoku, zen solo music played by mendicant monks; min’yō, folk melodies sung by workers; or free improvisation and jazz. In silence-generated sound, flutes, percussion and keyboards create a playful and surprising environment.

Michel Zenchiku Dubeau, shakuhachi, tenkan; Alain Plouffe, drums and percussion; Julien Maugis, Fender Rhodes, synth bass, keyboard, piano

SUNDAY, JANUARY 24

3 p,m,

WORLD JAZZ

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

  

Photo: Juan Palacio

ORI DAGAN CELEBRATES 100 YEARS OF NAT KING COLE

    

The year 2019 marked the centennial of the birth of the legendary Nat King Cole, who wrote the classic songs Unforgettable, Mona Lisa, Nature Boy, Route 66, When I fall in love and many others. Toronto’s talented jazz singer Ori Dagan is surrounded by excellent musicians to celebrate one of the greatest and most famous jazz artists of the 20th century. Ori Dagan’s 100 years of Nat King Cole is a unique concert, one that pays tribute to the life, music and heritage of Nat King Cole by offering ingenious arrangements of his popular and lesser known songs, all marked by the « velvet» that has made this artist famous.

Ori Dagan, vocals, piano; Alex Bellegarde, double bass

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7 

3 p.m.

JAZZ

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

NASR AND THORPE
A MUSICAL VOYAGE AROUND THE WORLD FOR VALENTINE’S DAY!
    

Ariana Nasr and Curtis Thorpe have been performing full-time as a duo for more than four years. With their custom arrangements of well-known songs from around the world they delight audiences of all ages and ethnicities. Ariana specializes in French Chanson, notably the songs of Édith Piaf, in addition to jazz and popular classics sung in many different languages. On stage, Curtis plays the guitar, hammered dulcimer and harmonicas while Ariana sings and plays saxophone, accordion and violin.  Residents of Montréal, the duo departs each February for a Valentine’s Day tour in Nova Scotia, their native province. This year however, they will remain in Quebec!

Ariana Nasr, vocals, saxophone, accordeon, violin; Curtis Thorpe, guitar, harmonica, dulcimer

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 

3 p.m.

INTIMATE CONCERT

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

ELINOR FREY

GUIDED BY VOICES: NEW MUSIC FOR BAROQUE CELLO

 

Guided by Voices is the long-awaited recording project of cellist Elinor Frey. Begun in 2014 with a work for the five-string Baroque cello by Scott Edward Godin, this concert also features Canadian composers. Each work reveals the cello’s incredible versatility and remarkable colours.

WORKS BY: J.S. Bach, Scott Edward Godin, Lisa Streich, Linda Catlin Smith, Isaiah Ceccarelli, Maxime McKinley

Elinor Frey, cello and five-string cello; Mélisande McNabney, harpsichord

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

 

SOLSTICE

 

Montréal-based Celtic folk band Solstice has been delighting audiences across North America and Europe for over a decade with their explosive live performances showcasing their unique brand of Celtic folk that incorporates elements of bluegrass and Maritime music.

Dave Gossage, flutes, whistles; Patrick Lesyk, vocals, acoustic guitar; Kate Bevan-Baker, fiddle

SUNDAY, MARCH 14 TO SUNDAY, MARCH 21

WORLD MUSIC 

VIRTUAL CONCERT

Presented by Stewart Hall Cultural Centre

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

A link will be sent to those who have reserved.

 

Photo: @Zümrüt Photography Istanbul

LEVANTINE RHAPSODY TRIO

After composing and playing with different artists and ensembles for the past 15 years, Didem Basar wanted to create her own project, which would intertwine two musical influences: Turkish and Western classical music. The dialogue she created, between the kanun and Western classical instruments, is enriched by Turkish makams (modes), rhythmic cycles and improvisation, in compositions that have a distinctly impressionist approach.

Didem Basar, kanun, composition and musical direction; Noémy Braun, cello; Patrick Graham, percussion

SUNDAY, MARCH 21

3 p.m.

WORLD MUSIC

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

Photo: Anouk Lessard

ROMAN ZAVADA
RESILIENCE

 

The pianist-composer brings us into his reflection on the theme of resilience, somewhere between silence and resistance. The adventure takes shape when he finds cassette recordings of his childhood compositions. Inspired, he improvises on a few themes, creating a dialogue between his piano of today and yesteryear. His music breaks the silence, his main source of inspiration, and from this paradox emerges a form of resilience.

Roman Zavada, piano

SUNDAY, MARCH 28

3 p.m.

INTIMATE CONCERT

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

THE MARIO STARNINO QUARTET         

 

Mario Starnino offers his own variations of a jazz quartet: Accompanied by talented musicians, he presents a repertoire of original pieces, standards and a few improvised surprises, all in a warm and lively atmosphere.
Mario Starnino, drums; Al McLean, saxophone; Adrien Vedady, double bass; Kate Wyatt, piano
SUNDAY, APRIL 18

3 p.m.

JAZZ

 

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, APRIL 25

3 p.m.

JAZZ

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

JALBERT-BABAZ-TOMASI  TRIO        

 

The Jalbert, Babaz, Tomasi trio presents an original and current reinterpretation of the pre-war jazz and swing repertory.  François Jalbert is a Montréal guitarist and composer. He is currently working and/or has recorded with many known and unknown artists in Canada and the United States, including Yannick Rieu, Jérôme Beaulieu, Elizabeth Shepperd, Matt Holubowski, Joel Miller, Tatiana Eva Marie, Guillaume Martineau, Elixir de Gumbo, The Royal Pickles, and many others.

François Jalbert, guitar; Aurélien Tomasi, clarinet; Olivier Babaz, double bass

SUNDAY, MAY 2

3 p.m.

JAZZ

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

Photo: Amélie Fortin

PERSÉIDES – FLEUR PERSANE

 

Musicians Jean Félix Mailloux and Amir Amiri improvise stunningly beautiful melodies. The rich and warm tone of the bass combines with the Persian santur, transporting listeners to a dreamy universe infused with Eastern music and jazz. The musicians share a telepathic connection and offer a musical performance of rare and moving subtlety.

Jean Félix Mailloux, bass; Amir Amiri, santur

SUNDAY, MAY 9

3 p.m.

WORLD MUSIC

 

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, MAY 16

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

DUO BEIJA-FLOR : COSTAS, LATIN SONGS AND RHYTHMS OF THE ATLANTIC SHORES 

    

Duo Beija-Flor revisits the classical concert by incorporating folkloric and contemporary inspirations. Be transported by the rhythms of Argentinian tango, flamenco, Brazilian samba, Portuguese fado, Cuban jazz and Sephardic melodies from Spain. Rediscover the passion of Latin cultures with this flute and guitar duo.

Marie-Noëlle Choquette, flute; Charles Dobson, guitar

SUNDAY, MAY 23

3 p.m.

WORLD CLASSICAL MUSIC

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

MINI EXHIBITIONS AND WORKSHOPS

Note: Depending on the situation related to COVID-19, meetings may be held by videoconference, on the Zoom platform.

MINI EXHIBITION:

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS

This season, “Home for the Holidays” takes on a very different meaning, as we continue to limit our contact with public spaces and the outside world in favour of our own individual homes. Through Susanne Strater’s magically intricate yet beautifully subdued artworks, we encourage you to reflect on the concept of home and all its facets: a house, a residence, a place of origin, a gathering place for family, a place where one belongs…

See pictures of the exhibition here.

 

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.

 

COMING SOON

STEWART HALL — KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

 

MINI EXHIBITION:

RECYCLED ART CONTEST

 

In conjunction with the 2021 Cultural Rendezvous – There Is No Earth Without Art, discover the artworks of the Recycled Art Contest, organized for Pointe-Claire daycares, elementary schools and high schools. Vote for your favourite artwork during the Cultural Rendez-vous weekend.

 

 

CHILDREN'S SHOWS

See special programming for Spring Break and Earth Day.

UNDER MY BED         

 

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 Jolly, Steeve Dumais

SUNDAY, JANUARY 31 

3 p.m.

For the whole family

No words 

 

Ages 3 to 8 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

L’OMBRE ET LE HIBOU

 

A musical tale by Suzanne De Serres, presented by La Nef

Twins Anatole and Bernadette are playing with Titou, the little dog, when all of a sudden he disappears into the meadow. Fortunately, his echoing barks lead the twins to him. It is the beginning of an incredible adventure in a cave filled with mysterious secrets, strange and fantastic creatures as well as colourful and expressive music, all against a backdrop of stalactites and stalagmites.

Artists: Pierre-Alexandre St-Yves, João Catalão

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 28 

3 p.m. (French)

STEWART HALL – GRAND SALON

 

Ages 4 to 9
Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774 or stewartall@pointe-claire.ca

 

PETER AND THE WOLF

 

Presented by T.O.M.M. (Théâtre d’objet et de marionnettes musical)

In his quest to assert his individuality with his grandfather, Pierre relies on his instincts and shows bravery. With the help of his small menagerie of animals, he succeeds where adults have failed.

Loosely and playfully adapted from Prokofiev’s famous musical tale, with puppets, shadows and objects.

Puppeteers: Camille Loiselle-D’Aragon, Carl Veilleux

FEBRUARY 26 TO MARCH 7 

No words

For the whole family

Online: an access code will be sent to those registered.

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

 

 

PEKKA

Like every night, PEKKA, the tiny turtle, is awaiting her bedtime story. But what if tonight, the moon decided not to show up… And what if PEKKA decided to go and look for Miss Moon…because Jacyntha, the elder, needs the moon to invent her stories. But where is Miss Moon hiding and why doesn’t she want to shine?

Presented by Théâtre des petites âmes
Created and narrated by: Isabelle Payant

SUNDAY, APRIL 11

3 p.m.

Age 2 and up
In English 

For the whole family

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

PYJAMA STORY TIME

CONTES DU PRINTEMPS ET DES FÔRETS DU MONDE

 

Presented by le Théâtre de la source 

Discover how the animals of the Amazon organize a midnight celebration and how Native Indian Kawano freed spring on Earth. Get to know the animals of the African jungle, the terrible Bungurungurus of the Solomon Islands, and others, through stories inspired by the forests of the world.

FRIDAY, MAY 14 

7 p.m.

Families (Age 4 and up)

In French

 

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS

GALERIE D’ART STEWART HALL – Reservation required

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

MYTHICAL CREATURE OF THE FOREST

 

Discover the universe of artist Domingo Cisneros’ mythical creatures of the Laurentian forest. A legend reading will be followed by a painting workshop where you will be encouraged to create your own mythical creature using homemade natural inks.

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14 

1:45 to 2:45 p.m

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

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

 

SOUNDWAVES

 

Sounds and music stimulate our imagination. This workshop combines visual, sound and musical arts to lead us to transform sounds into colours and shapes. Will you be able to keep up the pace?

 

POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE 

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

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

 

 

ART COCKTAIL 

 

The pianocktail (piano and cocktail) is a far-fetched idea by the author Boris Vian in the famous book L’Écume des jours. Artist Philipe Dubost was inspired by it to create a work in which the piano notes are transformed into movement and light.

Discover this visual and musical work and then create your own based on the sound of piano notes. Each one translates into images, shapes or colours that will form a surprising artistic cocktail.

POSTPONED TO A LATER DATE

 

Photo : Benjamin Klein

HAPPY FICTION

 

This workshop will address the concepts of hope, renewal and utopia through the works of the artists in the Radical Love exhibition. Darkness or ugliness becomes a starting point for the creation of a happy fiction, a transformed and wonderful world.

SUNDAY, MAY 16 

1:45 to 2:45 p.m

 

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

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

 

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

 Photo: Alexis Bellavance

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.

 

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

During the centre’s opening hours

Due to government restrictions related to COVID-19, the Reading and Reference Room and the Kids’ Corner are closed until further notice. 

To find out more about our virtual activities adapted to the current situation, please feel free to contact Julie Paquin, 514-630-1220, ext. 1772, or julie.paquin@pointe-claire.ca.

 
 

CULTURAL MEDIATION

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

EARLY CHILDHOOD ACTIVITIES

 
PERFORMING ARTS COMPONENT

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

PRESCHOOL AND SCHOOL ACTIVITIES


VISUAL ARTS COMPONENT

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
Guided tours and art workshops are also offered to groups: seniors’ residences, cultural or community organizations, and others.

SPECIAL PROJECTS  Specific projects designed for and with partners and members of the community.