Culture Notes – Fall 2020

Worlds of discoveries!

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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

Dylan Miner, I look back at her // ndaabanaabamaa, 2018

CONTEMPORARY NATIVE ART BIENNIAL

Kahwatsiretátie : Teionkwariwaienna Tekariwaiennawahkòntie
HONOURING KINSHIP

In Indigenous cultures, the concept of kinship goes beyond blood relations, marriage, and adoption. The phrase “All our relations” acknowledges persons present and absent, including as kin non-human beings and ecosystems. The artworks in Kahwatsiretátie depict these countless affinities: between women and their elders, among people searching for home in territories where they were uprooted, between hunters and animals, or within families, creating intergenerational bonds and friendships.

ARTISTS: Warren Cariou, Kay Mayer, Dylan Miner, Margaret Orr, Sonia Robertson, Máret Ánne Sara, Rainer Wittenborn and Claus Biegert

CURATOR: David Garneau (Métis)
ASSISTED BY: rudi aker (Wolastoqiyik) and Faye Mullen (Anishinaabe)

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY
August 16 to September 27
Monday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
   |     Wednesday, 1 to 9 p.m.
Closed Saturdays in August

 

Art Rental 2020 Collection
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 (more details to come)
October 10 to November 29
Monday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.   |     Wednesday, 1 to 9 p.m.

 

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
December 5, 2020 to January 17, 2021

Monday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.   |     Wednesday, 1 to 9 p.m.
More information: 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 Haberstitch
CURATORS: Benjamin Klein and Trevor Kiernander

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY
December 5, 2020 to January 17, 2021

Monday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.   |     Wednesday, 1 to 9 p.m.

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

ArtduCommun, 2020 (detail)

PERMANENT MURAL – POINTE-CLAIRE VILLAGE

Over the summer, a new permanent mural is being created on the walls of the pumping station located at the entrance to the Pointe-Claire village. Designed by artists Jasmin Guérard-Alie and Simon Bachand of the ArtduCommun Collective, it joins the two permanent murals already present on the City’s territory: one at the Canoe Kayak Club (2014) and one at the Valois Station (2016).

A’Shop, Canoe Club, 2014                     Ilana Pichon / MU, L’empreinte de l’Homme, 2016

 

The Knoll, 1890, Henri E. Archambault photographe.
Source: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec
COMING SOON
NEW PERMANENT EXHIBITION
 – VISION OF STEWART HALL: 1885-1963Walk along the hallway of the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre and delve into the history of this magnificent manor. Discover the important figures who lived there and its various uses before it became a cultural centre.STEWART HALL ART GALLERY – 2nd floorMonday to Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.   |     Wednesday, 1 to 9 p.m

DEMYSTIFYING ART

Visit the Art Gallery once a month for an exciting lecture series on Wednesday mornings.
Note: Depending on the situation with COVID-19, the talks may take place on Zoom.

FREE ADMISSION

ARCHIE FINEBERG

For the past 12 years, Archie Fineberg has been following the phenomenon of graffiti and street art throughout the world. The book Montréal’s Street Art Gallery, The Best of the City’s Graffiti and Wall-Art was born from this adventure. Join the author for a visual presentation on this unique and vibrant cultural practice gaining in popularity and redefining the urban landscape.

With Archie Fineberg

Wednesday, October 14, 10 a.m. 

In English

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

Online: a link will be sent to registered participants

Trevor Kiernander, Lit, 2019
SHOWCASING YOUR ART ONLINE

Explore ways to present your artwork online through social media. Meet artist Trevor Kiernander who will share his tips and will introduce the Pictura project that will take place in November and December, both physically and virtually.

With Trevor Kiernander

Wednesday, November 11, 10 a.m.

 
In English

Reservation required
Stewart Hall Art Gallery

Caroline Lindsay Hart, Purple Haze, 2015
PICTURA ROUND TABLE

Join this talk between the artists and curators of the Picturial Researches exhibition to learn more about their practice and journey in the world of abstraction.

Wednesday, December 9, 10 a.m. 

In English

Reservation required
Stewart Hall Art Gallery

LECTURES

 

 

TRAVEL LECTURE / SCREENING
COSTA RICA EN FAMILLE

In the heart of Central America is an idyllic paradise offering nature, adventures, beaches and sun. From the Pacific Ocean to the Caribbean Sea, let yourself be transported to the different regions of Costa Rica: coasts overflowing with a thousand and one riches, secluded and popular national parks, biodiversity and other intriguing aspects that this paradise island is renowned for.

Presented by Les aventuriers voyageurs, with Julie Caron and Sébastien Giroux

Thursday, November 12, 7 p.m.

In French

Reservation required
Reading and Reference Room

CINÉ-ART

MUR MURS

Documentary about the murals of Los Angeles. Who paints them. Who pays for them. Who looks at them. How this city, the film capital, reveals itself and its inhabitants without any special effects through its murmuring walls. The Californian walls speak to a Frenchwoman who discovers them.

DIRECTOR: Agnès Varda

Thursday, September 24, 7 p.m.

In French

Reading and Reference Room 

Reservation required

 

        

HITLER VS PICASSO AND THE 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 29, 7 p.m.

In French

Reading and Reference Room 

Reservation required

 

Photo: Jean Pierre Goncalves de Lima © David Hockney
DAVID HOCKNEY: A BIGGER PICTURE

Filmed over a period of three years, this observational documentary captures British artist David Hockney at a crisis point in his art and life as he approaches the age of seventy. After twenty-five years in California he returns to Yorkshire, where he decides to reinvent his painting from scratch, working throughout the seasons and in all weather.

DIRECTOR: Bruno Wollheim

Thursday, November 26, 7 p.m.

In English

Reading and Reference Room

Reservation required 

CINÉ-MINI

THE BIG BAD FOX & OTHER TALES

If you think life in the country is a walk in the park, think again! The animals on this farm are particularly agitated: a fox who mothers a family of chicks, a rabbit who plays the stork, and a duck who wants to be Santa Claus.

DIRECTORS: Benjamin Renner and Patrick Imbert

Friday, October 23, 7 p.m.

In French with English subtitles

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

Online: a link will be sent to registered participants

SUNDAY RENDEZ-VOUS

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 4, 3 p.m.

JAZZ

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre
Reservation required

 

THE HISTORY OF GUITARS          

A historical concert performed on collectible guitars, among them 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); René Lacôte (1835). An extraordinary opportunity to hear rare guitars worthy of the most reputable museums.

David Jacques, guitar

 

Sunday, October 11, 3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre
Reservation required

 

 

Photo: @Zümrüt Photography Istanbul

LEVANTINE RHAPSODY TRIO

Didem Basar has dedicated herself to a more personal project that combines Turkish and Western classical music influences. The dialogue she has 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, October 25, 3 p.m.

WORLD MUSIC

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre
Reservation required

 

 

MARIO STARNINO QUARTET

Montreal drummer, 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, November 15, 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 22, 3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre
Reservation required

 

FRIDAY NIGHT BLUES

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre – Reservation required

BRIAN TYLER AND THE BLUESTORM

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; Alex Bertrand, guitar; Benoit Miron, bass; Bob Saint-Laurent, drums

 

Friday, October 16, 7:30 p.m.

BLUES

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre
Reservation required

 

 

STEVE STRONGMAN

Steve Strongman is a versatile talent matched only by his staggering musical ambition.  Guitarist, songwriter-composer and singer, he conveys the essence of the blues, never hitting a wrong note.. The album Tired of Talking is a living tribute to blues-rock, in the tradition of The Howlin’ Wolf Album and Muddy Waters’ After the Rain.

Steve Strongman, vocals, guitar

 

Friday, November 20, 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 20, 7:30 p.m.

BLUES

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre
Reservation required

 

EXHIBITIONS AND WORKSHOPS FOR KIDS

MINI EXHIBITIONS FOR KIDS:
THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF INSECTS

Explore the wonderful world of insects: butterflies, beetles, flies, bees, dragonflies… Vibrant colours, mimicry and camouflage will be featured through this exposition of insect photography by entomologist Stéphanie Boucher, and her collection of specimens!
Until September 27

Stewart Hall — Kids’ Corner
Free admission

 

WORKSHOP:
MEET THE BUGS!
Children can observe insects of all kinds right up close: preserved or alive, colourful or muted, tiny or very, very big, they are all beautiful and intriguing!

With Stéphanie Boucher, entomologist

 

Saturday, September 19


1:30 to 2:15 p.m. (in French)
3 to 3:45 p.m. (in English)

Stewart Hall — Grand Salon

Age 5 and up
Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

MINI EXHIBITIONS FOR KIDS:
2021 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.       
Online (more details to come)

 

WORKSHOP FOR KIDS — Home activity kits
BASICS FOR BUDDING ARTISTS!
Budding artists are invited to discover certain basics of art and art history, and will be able to get to work by exploring different genres: portrait, landscape, still life, etc.

 

Tuesday, October 20

Age 5 and up
Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

Limited quantity

CHILDREN'S SHOWS

LE REEL DE LA LOCOMOTIVE 

Presented by Marionnettes du bout du monde
Violin, accordion and jigging feet are part of the world of Gérard Dubois. As a child, Gérard had the idea of transforming an old steam locomotive into a sawmill. From morning to night, to the sound of music, Gerard cuts down trees to make boards. But one day, the trees no longer wanted to be sawed. And the boards ran away… Gerard does his best to catch up to them. Amazed, he sees them evolve into real wood characters, bubbling with life!

Louis Bergeron, puppeteer

 

Sunday, September 20, 3 p.m.
In French

Ages 5 and up
Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

Stewart Hall – Grand Salon

 

LE VOLEUR DE CITROUILLE  

Presented by La petite valise théâtre
Vadrouille, the scarecrow, had his big beautiful pumpkin stolen, the one he was supposed to keep an eye on!  He asks advice from a witch who sees the thief in her crystal ball!  Along with the children, Vadrouille goes in search of the pumpkin on planet Gribouille. My goodness! An adventure that’s full of surprises!

 

Sunday, October 18, 3 p.m.
In French

Ages 2 to 7
Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

Stewart Hall – Grand Salon

 

 

PYJAMA STORYTIME: GOURMET CHRISTMAS – HOLIDAY TREATS   

Presented by Théâtre de la source

Around the world, the holidays are a golden opportunity to… eat! Savour delectable holiday stories, legends and songs: the traditional Christmas plum-pudding that triggered a riot in the streets of London, the gingerbread man who jumped out of the oven and escaped, and Toni, the Italian baker who invented Panettone for his sweet Lucia.

 

Friday, December 4, 7 p.m.
In English

Ages 5 to 12
Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

Stewart Hall – MacLean Salon

 

 

CASSE-NOISETTE, LE CONTE

Presented by Théâtre ciel ouvert (Shadow play and puppet theatre performance)

On Christmas Eve, Clara notices a funny little wooden man hanging on a branch of the tree. It’s a nutcracker, and Clara falls in love with it immediately. Together, they embark on an adventure in the Kingdom of the Toys, where dreams merge with reality. They defeat the Rat King through the strength of their friendship.

 

Sunday, December 13, 3 p.m.
In French

Ages 4 and up
Reservation required: 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

Stewart Hall – Grand Salon

 

 

FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS

Stewart Hall Art Gallery – Reservation required

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

Dylan Miner, I look back at her // ndaabanaabamaa, 2018
BACA – TRACES OF THE LANDSCAPE

Inspired by the techniques of the BACA artists, explore the cyanotype process by creating a natural landscape.

 

Sunday, September 13, 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.

Reservation required (25 spots available): 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

Stewart Hall Art Gallery

 

GRAB YOUR CRAYONS!

Learn to master paper and pencil in this workshop showcasing the art of drawing.

 

Sunday, October 18, 1:45 p.m.

Reservation required (10 families maximum) : 514-630-1220, ext. 1774 or brooke.jurdak@pointe-claire.ca

Online: a link will be sent to the families registered 

 

SUPERIMPOSED ARTWORK

The layering of colours, textures and materials is a strategy used by artists to give their artwork dimension. Shape your own creation, layer by layer.

 

Sunday, November 8, 1:45 p.m.

Reservation required (25 spots available): 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

Stewart Hall Art Rental Boutique

 

Adèle Beaudry, Études pour polymorphies (detail), 2018-2020
LAYERS, DRIPS, FLICKS AND SPLASHES: THE ART OF ABSTRACT PAINTING

Create an expressive abstract painting using various fun and unusual techniques.

 

Sunday, December 13, 1:45 p.m.

Reservation required (25 spots available): 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

Stewart Hall Art Gallery

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.