Culture Notes – Fall 2023

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STEWART HALL ART GALLERY EXHIBITIONS

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery presents high-quality professional exhibitions exploring a wide variety of themes, art practices, and mediums. Specializing in contemporary art, the Gallery actively supports visual arts in Quebec and in Canada by acknowledging established artists and promoting emerging ones. Through its cultural mediation and educational programs (workshops, talks, film screenings and lectures), the Stewart Hall Art Gallery fosters community involvement and helps make art accessible to all.

FREE ADMISSION

Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron, Série Déferlements / Breakaways no 1, 2023

BREAKAWAYS – ANDRÉANNE ABBONDANZA-BERGERON

Inspired by the atypical architecture of the Stewart Hall Art Gallery situated on the edge of the lac St-Louis, artist Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron uses industrial materials to create an installation that occupies the entire exhibition space. Paired with a recent series of photographs and in connection with the process of spatial exploration already undertaken by the artist, Breakaways evokes with elegance and force the water, its flow and movement, and inspires reflection on nature, its beauty, and its fragility.

ARTIST: Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron

CURATOR: Manel Benchabane

VERNISSAGE

Sunday, September 10, 2 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

SEPTEMBER 9 TO OCTOBER 22, 2023

Sunday to Wednesday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m. | Friday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron, Série Déferlements / Breakaways no 2, 2023

FINISSAGE AND CATALOGUE LAUNCH

Join us to celebrate the end of Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron’s exhibition Breakaways and the launch of the exhibition catalogue. We invite you to discover the immersive installation created by the artist in the gallery, or to revisit it one last time before the end of the exhibition on October 22. The catalogue will also be available for purchase at the Boutique.

No reservation required.

ARTIST: Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron

CURATOR: Manel Benchabane

Sunday, October 15, 2 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

 


Photo : Alexis Bellavance

THE 2024 ART RENTAL COLLECTION

Discover the latest submissions to the 2024 Art Rental Collection. The Stewart Hall Art Gallery offers a wide selection of artworks by more than 75 artists, chosen annually by a jury of professionals. As of mid-December, these artworks are available for rent or for purchase.

VERNISSAGE

Sunday, November 5, 2 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

NOVEMBER 4 TO DECEMBER 10, 2023

Sunday to Wednesday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m. | Friday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

James Gardner, Idle, 2020

CRUEL TO BE KIND – PICTURA 2023

Featured in the context of the second edition of Pictura, Cruel to be Kind examines contradictions and points of convergence. The project will unfold across three distinct venues and each phase will open at different intervals during the fall of 2023. At Stewart Hall Art Gallery, the exhibition focuses on painting practices that transcend the boundaries of the traditional canvas or panel, embracing new and unexpected planes and thereby expanding the arena of the pictorial onto the sculptural, onto the architectural.

ARTISTS: Pardiss Amerian, James Gardner, Ella Gonzales, Magalie Guérin, Phuong Nguyen, Sarah Pupo, Bronson Smillie, Emma Welch

CURATORS: Manel Benchabane, Anaïs Castro, Alice Ricciardi

VERNISSAGE

Sunday, December 17, 2 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

DECEMBER 16, 2023 TO FEBRUARY 11, 2024

Sunday to Wednesday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m. | Friday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS

 

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

 

OUTDOOR EXHIBITIONS


Anahita Norouzi, Other Landscapes – Tarek, 2020

OUTDOOR EXHIBITION: ANAHITA NOROUZI

Entre les lignes ― Writing Mountains 

Artist Anahita Norouzi created the series Other Landscapes from the immigration stories of people from former colonized countries in Southwest Asia (the “Middle East”) and Africa. Inspired by her own displacement, the artist asked each participant to share stories about the personal objects they chose to bring with them. These objects, which Norouzi has arranged into still life compositions, form portraits of each person she has interviewed. All linked to the geography of a specific location, these portraits become landscapes that reflect the migration stories they tell.

For the Displaced Gardens series, the participants were invited to ask their families in their home country to mail the artist dried plants native to their lands, but classified as “foreign” and “invasive” in Canada. Through this body of work, Norouzi explores the legacy of botanical exploration, plant collection, and documentation inherited from colonial scientific expeditions.

This project is a continuation of the exhibition Entre les lignes ─ Writing Mountains which was presented at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery from March 18 to May 28, 2023.

ARTIST: Anahita Norouzi

CURATOR: Manel Benchabane

STEWART PARK

LECTURES

TRAVEL LECTURE:
TO ALASKA! FROM VANCOUVER TO GLACIER BAY – CRUISING BC’S INSIDE PASSAGE

A family reunion cruise to Alaska, turns into an exciting adventure as they encounter black bears, breaching whales, stunning mountainous landscapes, old lumber towns, awesome glaciers, and a shaky ride on the historic White Pass and Yukon Route Railway!

Presented by Frederic Hore, travel adventurer

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

7 p.m.

In English

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

 

CONFÉRENCE-VOYAGE :
BERLIN : SON HISTOIRE, SA BIENNALE ET SES MUSÉES

This conference introduces participants to the historical foundations of Berlin. This is followed by an introduction to the city’s dynamic cultural scene, with its festivals and especially the Biennale for Contemporary Art. The conference concludes with an overview of Berlin’s main museums and memorial sites.

Presented by Vincent Arseneau, art historian and lecturer

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9

7 p.m.

In French

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

DEMYSTIFYING ART

Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron, Requiem series (no2 Abyss), 2023

MEET ANDRÉANNE ABBONDANZA-BERGERON

Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron is an installation artist. Her work regularly uses the space where it will hang as a starting point, responding directly to the architecture. Her latest project, Breakaways, was created especially for the Stewart Hall Art Gallery. Come meet the artist and learn more about her unique creative process!

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21

7 p.m.

In English

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

Free admission

 

 

 

 

 

View of the exhibition Celebration, 2009, Stewart Hall Art Gallery

DUALITIES: STORIES ON THE ARTIST ANNE KAHANE

Art historian, consultant, and former director of the Stewart Hall Art Gallery (2000-2015) Joyce Millar has published Dualities, a book on artist Anne Kahane, one of the most distinguished Montreal artists in Canada during the second half of the twentieth century. Joyce Millar guides us through the sculptor’s artistic explorations over the years up to her recent production of bold and colourful wood engravings.

With Joyce Millar

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

10 a.m.

In English

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Free admission

CINÉ-ART

Phosphor Tailings Pond #4, Near Lakeland, Florida, USA 2012. photo © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto

ANTHROPOCENE: THE HUMAN EPOCH

Cinematographic meditation on the massive re-engineering of humanity on the planet, ANTHROPOCENE: The Human Epoch argues that we are now in the Anthropocene age as a result of profound and lasting human changes on Earth. The filmmakers traveled the world to gather evidence of human planetary domination.

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19

7 p.m.

Directors: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier, Edward Burtynsky

In English

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

Free admission

 

 

ADULT WORKSHOP

Holly MacKinnon, esquisse, 2022

 

 

 

 

MONDAY DRAWING AT THE GALLERY

Join Holly at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery for a drawing session in a relaxed atmosphere with music and coffee. Get inspired by the current exhibition using the material provided or bring your own.

With Holly MacKinnon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MONTHLY RENDEZ-VOUS:

SEPTEMBER 25

OCTOBER 23

NOVEMBER 20

From 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Bilingual

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Free admission

Reserve online:

 

Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron, Requiem series (no4 Abyss), 2023

GUIDED TOUR OF THE BREAKAWAYS EXHIBITION

Accompanied by an animator, discover the exhibition Breakaways, presented at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery from September 9 to October 22, featuring the work of artist Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5

6:30 p.m.

Bilingual

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Free admission

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron, Série Déferlements / Breakaways no 2, 2023

FINISSAGE AND CATALOGUE LAUNCH

Join us to celebrate the end of Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron’s exhibition Breakaways and the launch of the exhibition catalogue. We invite you to discover the immersive installation created by the artist in the gallery, or to revisit it one last time before the end of the exhibition on October 22. The catalogue will also be available for purchase at the Boutique.

No reservation required.

ARTIST: Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron

CURATOR: Manel Benchabane

Sunday, October 15, 2 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

 

CLOSING CONCERT OF THE CENTRAL LIBRARY PUBLIC PIANO

Madeleine Royer Duo: Voix de femmes

In this performance, Madeleine Royer brings to light the lyrics and music of: Anne Sylvestre, Barbara, Édith Piaf, Clémence Desrochers, Éva, Pauline Julien… Words that are part of our lives, infused with memories and evoking the strength of being a woman who sings and tells stories. From “Des gens qui doutent” to “Je vous aime”, from “La vie d’factrie” to “Gottingen”, all the way to “Les Neiges de Finlande”, Madeleine will bring to life these words filled with their own truth.

Madeleine Royer, vocal; Réjean Yacola, piano

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30

3 p.m.

Intimate concert

CENTRAL LIBRARY

(In the Reading Garden “Sara’s Enchanted Forest” behind the Central Library)

Free admission

Bring your chair

 

CLOSING CONCERT OF THE STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE PUBLIC PIANO

Trio Guillaume Martineau: Beatles Jazz

The greatest pleasure of jazzmen has always been to surprise their audience by presenting the music they are most familiar with from a completely unexpected angle. The trio of pianist Guillaume Martineau, double bassist Éric Lagacé and drummer Mark Nelson take the Beatles’ music, already one of the most colourful in the world, and go all out to explode the melodies that have taken the world by storm. Through dazzling improvisations and surprising arrangements, “Come Together”, “Hey Jude” and “Blackbird” take on a new meaning, uniquely shaped by the imagination of our three musicians.

Guillaume Martineau, piano; Éric Lagacé, double bass; Mark Nelson, drums

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

3 p.m.

Intimate concert

STEWART HALL TERRASSE

Free admission

Bring your chair

 


Photo : Alexis Bellavance

THE 2024 ART RENTAL COLLECTION

Discover the latest entries to the 2024 Art Rental Collection. The Stewart Hall Art Gallery offers a wide selection of artworks by more than 75 artists, chosen annually by a jury of professionals. As of mid-December, these artworks are available for rent or for purchase at the Cultural Centre Boutique on the 2nd floor.

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 4 TO DECEMBER 10, 2023

Vernissage: SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

2 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Free admission

 

 

EXPOSCIENCE 2023 – 37TH EDITION

Interactive science exhibition aimed at children and families to demystify science and teach the general public. A number of scientific fields will be represented all weekend: including physics, chemistry, engineering, biology and many others. Kids and adults will find answers to their many questions in a fun and creative environment.

In collaboration with Concordia University

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1210 a.m. to 5 p.m.STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTREFor children and familiesFree admission

Information : 514-630-1220, ext. 1774

 

2023 POINTE-CLAIRE ARTISAN SHOW

Join us for the annual City of Pointe-Claire Artisan Show. It is a juried craft fair featuring the original creations of approximately 35 carefully selected craftspeople.

Discover their fine crafts, which will be showcased throughout the picturesque manor overlooking Lake Saint-Louis. Displayed crafts include pottery, jewelry, decorative fibers, glass, resin, leather, wood, metal, wearable art, greeting cards, soaps, candles, balms and so much more. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase on-site.

Consult the program and the list of participating artisans.

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26

12 to 5 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

For all

Information: 514-630-1220, ext. 1777

If you are an artisan and would like to participate in the 2024 Artisan Show: contact Linda O’Grady at 514-630-1220, extension 1777 or linda.ogrady@pointe-claire.ca, to have your name added to the invitation list.

 

CARTE BLANCHE VOCAL QUARTET

These musicians offer a variety of Christmas music from traditional carols to jazzy arrangements.

Julie, Valois, Josée Lafontaine, Margerie Lay, Catherine LeBlanc-Fredette, vocals

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25

12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.

Strolling Christmas carolers

THROUGHOUT STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

QUATRISSIMO

Quatrissimo features original vocal harmonies that showcase the richness of the voices of this dynamic a cappella quartet that reinvents Christmas carols in its own way.

Pascale Canicchio and other carolers

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26

12 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m.

Strolling Christmas carolers

THROUGHOUT STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

 

 

GRANDS CONCERTS

Saint-Joachim Church – 2 Sainte-Anne Avenue

Concerts at 8 p.m. Doors open around 7:15 p.m.

Tickets: NEW! Purchase your tickets through our online ticketing service: https://thepointofsale.com/

L’ORCHESTRE MÉTROPOLITAIN:

FROM SOLOIST TO MAESTRO

OM’s artist-in-residence for the 23-24 season, Austrian virtuoso Andreas Ottensamer will conduct a spellbinding Romantic repertoire, accompanied by French clarinet poet Pierre Génisson.
Following Brahms’s melancholic Tragic Overture and lyrical Concerto No. 1, the stage is set for hope and sensuality. Augusta Holmès’s symphonic poem La nuit et l’amour, recalling Wagner, was written in the Romantic style with an emphasis on melody. Finally, Schumann’s first symphony, also known as the Spring Symphony, evokes flowers and colours in bloom.

Works:

BRAHMS, Tragic Overture
BRAHMS, Clarinet Concerto No. 1 (arr. for orchestra by Berio)
Augusta HOLMÈS, La nuit et l’amour
SCHUMANN, Symphony No. 1, “The Spring Symphony”

Andreas Ottensamer, conductor (OM artist in residence); Pierre Génisson, clarinet

FULL

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12

8 p.m.

CLASSICAL

Tickets $24 (or $18 for seniors and students)

 

BUZZ SALUTES GERSHWIN – PIANO AND BRASS QUINTET

The ensemble gets you reacquainted with George Gershwin’s ageless works by combining the tones of its brass instruments with those of a piano to perform “Rhapsody in Blue”, “Summertime” and other great classics. Thanks to splendid exclusive arrangements, six instruments thus pay homage to this most celebrated of American composers by evoking all the brilliance and intensity of a symphonic orchestra toward an unforgettable experience!

Sylvain Lapointe, founder, trumpet; Frédéric Gagnon, solo trumpet; Pascal Lafrenière, horn; Jason de Carufel, trombone; Sylvain Arseneau, bass trombone; Serhiy Salov, piano

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3

8 p.m.

CLASSICAL

Tickets: $20 (or $12 for seniors and students)

 

 

LORRAINE DESMARAIS TRIO: JAZZ FOR CHRISTMAS

Let’s get into the holiday spirit with the Lorraine Desmarais Trio and saxophonist Jean-Pierre Zanella. These Montreal jazz icons perform Christmas classics with style! Jazz lovers as well as those who want to get off the beaten track when it comes to holiday music will find in this Jazz for Christmas the perfect antidote to the blues that come with year-end celebrations. With saxophonist Jean-Pierre Zanella as guest soloist, Lorraine Desmarais revisits and even reinvents such favorites as “Jingle Bells” and Schubert’s “Ave Maria”, while providing surprises through her remarkable arrangements.

Lorraine Desmarais, piano, arrangements;
Alec Walkington, double bass; Camil Bélisle, drums; Jean-Pierre Zanella, saxophone

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

8 p.m.

JAZZ

Tickets: $20 (or $12 for seniors and students)

SOLD OUT

 

 

SUNDAY RENDEZ-VOUS

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre: Reserve your passes through our online ticketing service: https://thepointofsale.com/

GUITAROMANIA – MASTERPIECES FROM VIENNA, NAPOLI AND PARIS           

The GUITAROMANIA concert brings to life the frenzy and wonder of a musical performance where spontaneity is combined with virtuosity. It features a set of masterpieces that drew crowds and rocked music salons across Europe. Whether an operatic fantasy by Mauro Giuliani, a sonata by Niccolò Paganini or a theme and variations by Fernando Sor, audiences were fond of new works for guitar. Sometimes imbued with clarity and rigour, sometimes strewn with dazzling drama, romantic guitar music always charms, thanks to its richness and diversity.

Pascal Valois, guitar

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

 

ELIZABETH SHEPHERD

A classically trained pianist who turned to jazz through her love of old-school hip-hop, Elizabeth has been hailed as a “jazz virtuoso with a pop sensibility” (Real Detroit Weekly) and has been praised by critics worldwide for her compelling song-writing and soulful performances. Alongside Esperanza Spalding and Robert Glasper, she is part of the new wave of jazz-influenced musicians introducing this art form to a new generation of music fans. Elizabeth Shepherd was nominated six times for the JUNO Awards and twice for the Polaris Prize. She also released seven widely acclaimed albums, featuring collaborations with musicians such as Lionel Loueke and British producer Nostalgia 77.

Elizabeth Shepherd, vocals, keyboards; Michael Occhipinti, guitar; Rémi-Jean Leblanc, bass; Kevin Warren, drums

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

3 p.m.

JAZZ

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

 

 

CAROLINE NADEAU: FOREVER LASTING CANADIAN SONGS – LAUNCH CONCERT

Familiar tunes brilliantly rearranged in a jazzy style by a charismatic and vibrant performer supported by the crème de la crème of musicians: Caroline Nadeau and her accomplices revisit, in this show, emblematic pieces of the Canadian repertoire taken from her brand-new album Forever Lasting Canadian Songs. The jazz singer will also perform titles taken from her previous opus devoted to the jewels of the Quebec repertoire and some compositions. From Gordon Lightfoot to Shania Twain, via Neil Young, Ariane Moffatt, Joni Mitchell, Richard Desjardins and k.d. lang, an impactful and emotional journey through more than 60 years of songs.

Caroline Nadeau, vocals; John Sadowy, piano; Daniel Lacoste, electric, acoustic, and pedal steel guitars; Karl Surprenant, double bass; Richard Irwin, drums

 

FULL

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15

3 p.m.

JAZZ

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

 

 

 

 

WAYNE STOUTE AND THE NEW WORLD JAZZ QUARTET

The New World Jazz Trio brings together three individuals with heritages from different parts of the world to Montreal. These musicians have a firm grip on the pulse of North American music and at the same time they continue to draw on their rich and varied musical inspirations. The result is a repertoire of mostly jazz standards along with music from the Caribbean and South America.

Andres Vial, piano, keyboards; Brian Cesair, double bass; Wayne Stoute, drums, percussion; Martin Albino, steel pan

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 29

3 p.m.

WORLD JAZZ

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

 

NOÉ LIRA

Singer-songwriter, accordionist, trained in theater and dance, Noé Lira loves to explore the blending of forms and cultures. Quebec-Mexican first generation, her creations are plural, multidisciplinary, rooted in current events.

Since the release of her first album Latiendo la Tierra in 2021, conceived by an all-female team, Noé Lira has been named Revelation of the Year by Radio-Canada and has garnered multiples awards and nominations at the ADISQ, the GAMIQ awards, and the Latin Awards Canada. Her musical universe is a hybrid between Latin rhythm, folk and pop. Noé offers a trilingual show, in quartet, immersive and collaborative, filled with humor and authenticity.

Noé Lira, main performer, vocals, accordion; Catherine Lemay-Pereira, keyboard, vocals; Juliette Malgrange, cello, vocals; Lara Klaus, drums, vocals

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5

3 p.m.

WORLD MUSIC

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

ALKEMIA: CHRISTMAS CAROLS FROM HERE AND ABROAD

L’Ensemble ALKEMIA is an alchemy of voices, colours and ideas. Founded by singer-harpsichordist Dorothéa Ventura and singer-composer Jean-François Daignault, the ensemble playfully reinvents a century of mostly a cappella vocal music.

Renowned for juxtaposing in the blink of an eye total bliss and unrestrained humour, L’Ensemble ALKEMIA bases its creations on strong themes, fueled by meticulous historical research. Mezzo Stéphanie Pothier joins the ensemble for this concert.

Dorothéa Ventura, vocals; Stéphanie Pothier, vocals; Jean-Francois Daignault, vocals, arrangements and wind instruments

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

STEWART HALL SINGERS SING CHRISTMAS!

A choir of nearly 40 voices delights the audience with magnificent Christmas classics performed with warmth and emotion by the Stewart Hall Singers, in an intimate, family atmosphere.

Choir Director: Douglas Knight

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

JAZZ OFF FESTIVAL

ELIZABETH SHEPHERD

A classically trained pianist who turned to jazz through her love of old-school hip-hop, Elizabeth has been hailed as a “jazz virtuoso with a pop sensibility” (Real Detroit Weekly) and has been praised by critics worldwide for her compelling song-writing and soulful performances. Alongside Esperanza Spalding and Robert Glasper, she is part of the new wave of jazz-influenced musicians introducing this art form to a new generation of music fans. Elizabeth Shepherd was nominated six times for the JUNO Awards and twice for the Polaris Prize. She also released seven widely acclaimed albums, featuring collaborations with musicians such as Lionel Loueke and British producer Nostalgia 77.

Elizabeth Shepherd, vocals, keyboards; Michael Occhipinti, guitar; Rémi-Jean Leblanc, bass; Kevin Warren, drums

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

3 p.m.

JAZZ

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

 

 

 

AFTERNOON OF MUSIC AT LA BAIE-DE-VALOIS

Baie-de-Valois Nautical Centre: Reserve your passes through our online ticketing service: https://thepointofsale.com/

MIKE GOUDREAU – CHRISTMAS RENDEZ-VOUS

Mike Goudreau presents his 22nd independent release entitled Christmas Rendez-Vous. This album, featuring a collection of 13 Christmas songs, was co-produced and recorded with long time friend, collaborator, and saxophonist Dany Roy. The album includes five original tracks composed by Goudreau and five traditional Christmas hymns, as well as three specially rearranged tracks from the public domain, all reworked by Roy and Goudreau. This album is a mix of swing jazz, jump blues, Chicago blues, americana, gospel, French chanson and a bossa nova style rendition of a Christmas classic.

Mike Goudreau, vocals, guitar; Dany Roy, saxophone, trumpet, flute; Erich Kory, cello; Dave Watts, double bass; Richard Irwin, drums; Toby Wilson, dobro, pedal steel, acoustic guitar; Antoine Fradkin, violin

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7

3 p.m.

BLUES

DE LA BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY NIGHT BLUES

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre: Reserve your passes through our online ticketing service: https://thepointofsale.com/

DURHAM COUNTY POETS

Durham County Poets are a “BAND” in the truest sense of the word! Each member writes and arranges and brings something unique to the table. Be it blues, soul, folk, R&B or gospel, it all weaves seamlessly together to create a truly authentic contemporary Canadiana sound. Their fourth album, Hand Me Down Blues was nominated for a JUNO award and remained on the Roots Music Canada charts for a year. They are now back in the groove with their most recent album entitled Out of the Woods, which features 11 original compositions and one Dylan cover.

Kevin Harvey, lead vocals; David Whyte, electric and acoustic guitars; Neil Elsmore, acoustic guitar; Carl Rufh, upright bass; Rob Couture, drums

FULL

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20

7:30 p.m.

BLUES

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

 

JUSTIN SALADINO

Montrealer, Justin Saladino, leads a guitar-driven group with a sound palette that includes colours of rock, blues, folk, funk, and jam – bridging genres and influences to create the contemporary roots sound that they’re revered for. In 2018, the 21st annual Maple Blues Awards nominated the group for New Artist of the Year in Canada. The following year, Blues and Roots Radio acknowledged their country-crossover tune, “Third Week of June,” as 2018 Song of the Year under the group category. The band was also selected to represent Quebec and compete with over 200 other acts from around the world at the 2019 International Blues Challenge in Memphis Tennessee.

Justin Saladino, vocal, guitar ; Antoine Loiselle, guitar ; Étienne Beausoleil, bass ; Denis Paquin, drum

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

7:30 p.m.

BLUES

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

 

 

MINI EXHIBITIONS


Marta Barnes, Flernmingo, 2021

MINI EXHIBITION: PLANIMALS – A WHIMSICAL WILDLIFE

Have you ever seen a Wombanana? Or a Flernmingo? This summer, come and meet these fantastic beasts in the Kids’ Corner. Illustrator and author, Marta Barnes presents a series of surrealist watercolours inspired by her love for animals, plants and her world travels.

Created during the confinement, the artist decided to take up an art challenge during a livestream on her Instagram account. The prompt for “Planimals” involved rolling two dice – one to choose a plant and the other to choose an animal – and combining them into a surrealist form. Within a few minutes, a new wildlife was created right in front of the viewers’ eyes. After a few challenges, a whimsical watercolour series was created.

A pair of dice will be available for those who would like to live this experience and create their own fantastic beast.

 

 

 

FROM JUNE 25 TO SEPTEMBER 10, 2023

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

Sunday to Wednesday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m.

Friday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 


PAAL, 2023

MINI EXHIBITION : THE COLOURED SKELETONS – DIA DE MUERTOS

This fall, in collaboration with the organization PAAL Partageons le monde, the Kids’ Corner of the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre presents a colourful mini exhibition that will allow you to discover the rituals and symbols that surround Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead).

Celebrated the 1st and 2nd of November in Mexico, this annual celebration is a moment when families come together to celebrate the lives of their deceased loved ones. At the heart of this mini exhibition, a series of altars will be specially designed by participants from our community, under the direction of mediators from PAAL, to take you into the heart of this major Mexican celebration.

PAAL is a socially innovative organization that educates and sensitises the public on cultural diversity. They are also the organizers of the Festival Dia de Muertos NDG.

 

 

 

 

FROM SEPTEMBER 16 TO NOVEMBER 5, 2023

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

In collaboration with PAAL partageons le monde

Sunday to Wednesday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m.

Friday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

MacLean Family Archives

MINI EXHIBITION : TARTANS & PEARLS – MACLEAN FASHION

To celebrate the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre’s 60th anniversary and in collaboration with Le Grand Costumier, the Kids’ Corner is exhibiting a series of outfits inspired by archival photos of the MacLean family, residents of Stewart Hall (formerly Mull Hall) from 1917 to 1929. What did they wear during their grand receptions? And during day, during their walks along the lakeside? Made by seamstresses and costume designers, these clothes are the product of a happy partnership between artisans and historians.

If you would like to learn more about the history of the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre and Mull Hall, we invite you to visit the exhibition Visions of Stewart Hall, located along the hallway of the second floor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM NOVEMBER 11, 2023 TO FEBRUARY 4, 2024

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

In collaboration with Le Grand Costumier

Sunday to Wednesday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m.

Friday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Saturday: 9:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS

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

DAY OF THE DEAD ALTAR

Joined by mediators from the organisation PAAL Partageons le monde, participants will create an altar for the Day of the Dead. Families will have a chance to discover the Mexican traditions that surround Dia de Muertos. At the end of the workshop, the altars created will temporarily remain in the Kids’ Corner to be part of the mini-exhibition The coloured skeletons – Dia de muertos until November 5th, 2023.*

This workshop is specially designed for families.

*The altar will be returned once the mini-exhibition has ended, the week of November 11th.

 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTER – KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

Ages 5 and up

Child accompanied by an adult

Bilingual

 

Musées Montréal – Patrice Lamoureux

 

 

 

 

GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION BREAKAWAYS AND WORKSHOP

Joined by our animators, families will take a guided tour of the exhibition Breakaways by artist Andréanne Abbondanza-Bergeron, presented at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery from September 9th to October 22nd. After this tour adapted for the family, you will have the chance to create an artwork inspired by the exhibition.

Presented as part of the Culture Days.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1

1:30 p.m. in French

3:30 p.m. in English

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Free admission

Ages 6 and up

For the whole family

Bilingual

Reserve online:

 

 

 

 

WHEN ART MEETS SCIENCE

In conjunction with Exposcience, come experiment with different art techniques to make colourful creations. Our animators will guide you through various experimentations that will become mini works of art.

This workshop was specially designed for families.

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12

1 to 5 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTER

Free admission

Ages 6 and up

Child accompanied by an adult

Bilingual

No reservation required

Drop-in workshop

 

MacLean Family Archives

 

 

CHRISTMAS AT MULL HALL

Join us in the Kids’ Corner for a tour of the mini-exhibition Tartans & Pearls – MacLean fashion, presented from November 11th, 2023 to February 4th, 2024. You can then participate in a paper doll making workshop inspired by the exhibition.

Little treats will be served. Families will also have the chance to participate in a holiday treasure hunt!

This workshop was specially designed for families.

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 17

1:30 p.m. bilingual

3:30 p.m. bilingual

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTER – KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

Ages 6 and up

Child accompanied by an adult

Reserve online:

STORYTELLING IN ART

 

STORYTELLING IN ART – DIA DE MUERTOS

Following a lively and playful guided tour of the mini-exhibition The coloured skeletons – Dia de muertos, presented in the Kids’ Corner of the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre, participants will be transported by book readings specially selected for the occasion and will create their own artwork to take home.

This workshop was specially designed for families.

 

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4

10 a.m. (Ages 3 to 5)

1 p.m. (Ages 6 to 10)

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTER – KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

Child accompanied by an adult

Bilingual

Reserve online:

CHILDREN'S SHOWS

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre: Reserve your passes through our online ticketing service: https://thepointofsale.com/

LOVE LION

This multidisciplinary show tells the story of King Plume, a kind and gentle-hearted lion who undertakes the creation of an army to conquer the world and prove that he is very sensitive, despite his huge size. One by one, the magic creatures of Camille St-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals introduce themselves to the king through giant singing and dancing puppets entirely made from recycled materials. Get ready to be transported into an enchanted universe where we can change the world by listening to each other and uniting!

Presented by: Meute Monde

 

 

 

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17

3 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Ages 2 to 8

Without words

 

 

 

LE VOLEUR DE CITROUILLES

Can you fly like a witch? Vadrouille, your favourite “scarecrow”, has failed in her patrol.  She was supposed to keep an eye on Monsieur Latrimouille’s big pumpkin, destined for a delicious ratatouille.  Vadrouille doesn’t want any trouble! With the children’s help, she hustles and hustles! OH-OH!  Has the pumpkin been stolen by a thief?

Presented by: La Petite Valise Théâtre

 

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22

3 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Ages 2 to 7

In French

 

LE CHAT DU PÈRE NOËL

Santa Claus lost his cat, Boule-de-neige, while he was out exercising his reindeer high up in the starry sky! Flocondoux, the elf, goes in search of his beloved cat and meets Perlinpinpin the magician. Unknowingly, Perlinpinpin has given the cat as a gift to his little niece Mirlitontaine… so there’s trouble ahead!

Presented by: La Petite Valise Théâtre

 

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10

3 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Ages 2 to 7

In French

KIDS' CORNER

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 – 2nd floor

Sunday to Wednesday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m. | Friday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

CULTURAL MEDIATION

For the complete listing of activities, please contact Véronique Juneau, 514-630-1220, ext. 1779, or veronique.juneau@pointe-claire.ca

SCHOOL PROGRAM
From preschool to secondary school 

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery offers guided tours of its exhibitions along with creative workshops for groups ranging from preschool (daycares, etc.), to secondary school.

ADULT PROGRAM GUIDED TOURS AND WORKSHOPS

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery offers guided tours and creative workshops for groups of different nature: college, university, seniors, and others.

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

ART RENTAL AND SALES SERVICE

ART RENTAL AND SALES SERVICE

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.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – 2nd floor

Sunday to Wednesday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m. | Friday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Diane Jutras
Quel ciel met à nu la chair de l’océan, 2021
Extraits d’eaux- fortes cousues, pellicule de Rayon- X et objets / Sewn etching, X-ray film and objects
84 x 63,5 cm
1500$ – 30$ Location / Rental
A23-0-055
Artothèque / Art Rental, Galerie d’art Stewart Hall

BOUTIQUE

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – 2nd floor

Sunday to Wednesday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m. | Friday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery Boutique features high quality handmade crafts at affordable prices by artisans from Pointe-Claire and beyond.        

THE 2023 MINI ART RENTAL COLLECTION

THE 2023 MINI ART RENTAL COLLECTION

Discover the 2023 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 2023 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.

Sunday to Wednesday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m. | Friday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – 2nd floor

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

The Stewart Hall Reading and Reference Room is a friendly space that is open to all free of 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 – 2nd floor

Sunday to Wednesday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m. | Friday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 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 – 2nd floor

Sunday to Wednesday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Thursday: 1 to 8 p.m. | Friday: 1 to 5 p.m. | Saturday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.