Culture Notes – Winter 2023

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

Dominique Rivard, Jeu aviaire, 2020. Photo : Dominique Rivard

 

ET DIS-MOI : WHY IS THE PAST TENSE ALWAYS LONGER ?

The exhibition envisions the possible lives of the Stewart Hall Art Gallery, from attic to dormitory and now an exhibition space. The attic’s breadth is perceived as a metaphor for memory and the passage of time, a favourable place for transference, it becomes a fertile garden where indoors and outdoors merge together, where life writes itself, revealing in its light the many folds that shape and move us.

ARTISTS: Raymonde April, Olivia Boudreau, Marie-Michelle Deschamps, Nicolas Fleming, Alexandre Guay, Margot Klingender, Dominique Rivard, Michael Snow, Lan “Florence” Yee

CURATOR : Maude Hénaire

VERNISSAGE
Sunday, January 15, 2 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

JANUARY 14 TO MARCH 12

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

 

Leila Zelli, ni de la terre ni du ciel, 2022

WRITING MOUNTAINS – ENTRE LES LIGNES

The artists presented in this exhibition explore the potential narrative of landscape and nature as being protagonists of personal, political and fictional stories. Deconstructed and presented here in various forms, the landscape is a space inhabited by different narratives skillfully translated into drawings, photos, videos and sculptures.

CURATOR : Manel Benchabane

VERNISSAGE
Sunday, March 19, 2 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

March 18 to May 28, 2023

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

 

Adam Kinner, Seats at the Haskell Opera House, 2019

OFF STAGE

Off Stage is a collective exhibition that seeks to explore the theatrical aspect inherent in all curated exhibitions. In what ways does the gallery become a stage? At what point does the exhibition become a performance? Together, the artworks both challenge and activate the space in which they are installed, placing tension on the boundaries between visual arts and theatre. The Off Stage exhibition is conceived by independent curator Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau in collaboration with the Stewart Hall Art Gallery.

CURATOR : FLORENCE-AGATHE DUBÉ-MOREAU

VERNISSAGE

Sunday, June 4, 2 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

June 4 to August 13, 2023

Sunday to Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.  | Wednesday, 1 to 8 p.m. | Closed on Saturdays in June, July and August

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Beth Frey, detail of an installation in Mexico City, 2021

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: BETH FREY

As part of the Off Stage exhibition directed by curator Florence-Agathe Dubé-Moreau, artist Beth Frey will be in residence during the month of June in the Project Room of the Stewart Hall Art Gallery. With a green screen as a backdrop, the artist will recreate the playful world of her art studio. She’ll produce videos exploring the performative aspects of her work while offering the public a behind-the-scenes look.

ARTIST: Beth Frey

CURATOR : FLORENCE-AGATHE DUBÉ-MOREAU

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

JUNE 2023

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

Carrie Allison, First Family, 2019.

Photo : Alexis Bellavance

OUTDOOR EXHIBITION: LAND BACK

Contemporary Native Art Biennial

With the First Family series (2019), Carrie Allison uses beadwork to represent native medicinal flowers. These pieces summarize the repetitive and intensive meditative practice used by the artist to develop connections with medicinal plants.

In her performance, Vigil – The Land Remembers (2022), Julia Rose Sutherland marks the ground with an anonymous scar, a hole in the landscape as a place of opening. In this space, she gives hommage to the North American Indigenous women missing or murdered. These places become respectful memorials and platforms for honest, open and authentic discussions.

Artists: Carrie Allison and Julia Rose Sutherland
Curator: Michael Patten

EDGEWATER PARK

MiNi ART RENTAL COLLECTION

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

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – 2nd floor

DEMYSTIFYING ART

Come attend our series of passionate conferences

Reservation required: 514-630-1254 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

Stewart Hall Art Gallery

Marie-Michelle Deschamps, Sans-titre, 2019.

ARTIST PRESENTATIONS: MARIE-MICHELLE DESCHAMPS AND MARGOT KLINGENDER

Join us for a discussion between curator Maude Hénaire and artists Marie-Michelle Deschamps and Margot Klingender. Both visual artists and sculptors, they have developed their own material language, through which objects are often created from metal, build a poetic vocabulary and convey a meaning of their own.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

10 a.m.

In English

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation required: 514-630-1254 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca 

 

Anahita Norouzi, Other Landscapes – Caro, 2020

DEMYSTIFIYING ART: MEETING WITH ANAHITA NOROUZI

Originally from Tehran, Anahita Norouzi is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Montréal. Her artistic work is based on various research, especially around migratory and historical colonization that surround botanical and archeological explorations. Come to the Art Gallery for an exciting discussion with the artist.

 

WEDNESDAY, MAY 3

10 a.m.

In English

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation required: 514-630-1254 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

 

TRAVEL LECTURES

TRAVEL LECTURE: LONDRES, SES MONUMENTS ET SES MUSÉES : DU BRITISH MUSEUM À L’ART CONTEMPORAIN

Among the great European capitals, London has been the financial centre of the Western world for several decades. High finance means support for art and culture. London’s museums contain vast collections of art from ancient times to modern and contemporary art. Discover London’s main heritage monuments, the unique museum complex that makes it up and the greatest works of art that can be found there.

Presented by Vincent Arseneau, art historian and lecturer

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

7 p.m.

In French

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

Reservation required

 

TRAVEL LECTURE: MEMPHIS AND NASHVILLE

From Tupelo to Hawaii, the King of Rock ‘N Roll has thrilled more than one generation. Fans from all over the world come to pay tribute to him each year on August 16. As Nashville has established itself as the Country Music Capital of the world, Broadway Street is a magnet for country and blues music fans.

Presented by Les conférenciers du voyage with Pierre Gagnon

THURSDAY, APRIL 27

7 p.m.

In English

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

Reservation required

ADULT WORKSHOP

 

Holly MacKinnon, esquisse, 2022

MONDAY DRAWING AT THE GALLERY

Join Holly MacKinnon 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 MEET-UPS ON MONDAY :

JANUARY 30

FEBRUARY 27

MARCH 27

APRIL 17

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation required: 514-630-1254 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

 

 

CLAY AND COFFEE

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Et dis-moi : why is the past tense always longer ?, the Claycrafters Studio and the Stewart Hall Art Gallery invites you to a pottery discovery workshop. Following a short visit at the Gallery, you will be creating an object made of stoneware clay that will be inspired by a dear memory. Coffee and cookies will be served during this friendly and creative afternoon.

At the end of the workshop, the Claycrafters Studio will kiln fire your creations. Once they are ready for pick-up, the Art Gallery will contact you

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

from 1 to 4 p.m.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

from 1 to 4 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation required: 514-630-1254 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

 

 

 

CINÉ-ART

Reservation required: 514-630-1254 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

GABOR

A conversation between director Joannie Lafrenière and Hungarian-born photographer, Gabor Szilasi, this film draws a tender and colourful portrait of a humanistic artist who spent the last 60 years documenting the eloquence of daily life of his adoptive home, Québec. Through various disclosures, encounters and settings tinged with humour and complicity, GABOR delivers a singular view on photography as much as on life and old age that he approaches with curiosity, resilience and optimism.

DIRECTOR: Joannie Lafrenière

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16

7 p.m.

In French and English
Partial subtitles in English

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

Reservation required: 514-630-1254 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

 

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE : UNE ARTISTE AU FAR WEST

A look into the vibrant life of Georgia O’Keeffe (1887 – 1986), a fierce icon of modern American art whose destiny was shaped by her two great passions, her husband Alfred Stieglitz, an influential photographer and gallery owner, and New Mexico, whose immensity and stunning landscapes never ceased to inspire her.

DIRECTOR: Evelyn Schels

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 20

7 p.m.

In French

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

Reservation required: 514-630-1254 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

CULTURAL RENDEZ-VOUS 2023

Come celebrate the relationship between the arts and nature during our annual Cultural Rendez-Vous event for both kids and adults. Many activities are planned: exhibitions, art workshops and skills demonstrations, coffee shop-terrace, circus, face painting, music, storytelling and shows for kids in Stewart Park!

Detailed program will be announced a few weeks prior to the event.

SUNDAY, MAY 28

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Presented by the Pointe-Claire Stewart Hall Cultural Centre and Central Library

GRAND CONCERTS

Saint-Joachim Church – 2 Sainte-Anne Avenue
Concerts at 8 p.m. Doors open around 7:15 p.m.

Tickets: Stewart Hall Cultural Centre (514-630-1220)

LORCHESTRE MÉTROPOLITAIN: ELECTRIC REVOLUTION

Under immense pressure and tormented by aspirations of becoming the greatest Czech composer, Dvorák delivered a jewel of a seventh symphony: complex, cutting and lucid. Opening the program, Wagner revolutionizes the opera overture with the stormy leitmotif of Der Fliegende Holländer. Montréal-based Simon Bertrand’s refined composition for theremin, a fascinating instrument with a sound somewhere between the human voice and synthesizer, will be performed for the first time by Thorwald Jørgensen and conducted by the brilliant Daniela Candillari.

Conductor: Daniela Candillari; Soloist: Thorwald Jørgensen, theremin

Works
WAGNER: Der Fliegende Holländer, Overture
SIMON BERTRAND: « Cinq moments dans la vie trépidante de Léon Théremine », Theremine Concerto (premiere)
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 7

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9

8 p.m.

CLASSICAL

Tickets $22 (or $16 for seniors and students)

Tickets must be purchased in person at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre

 

 

JOHN RONEY: RE | IMAGINE CHICK COREA

Chick Corea’s artistry encompasses more than a half-century of musical explorations and creative experiments. Stylistically, Chick’s music stretches the boundaries of genre, borrowing from Classical chamber and orchestral music, swing, free-jazz, electric grooves, Latin rhythms, flamenco, and beyond. John Roney and his quintet of virtuosi recreate and reinvent some of Chick’s greatest hits with all new arrangements and orchestrations.

John Roney, piano; Morgan Moore, bass; Ben Riley, drums; David Bellemare, saxophone; Donald Meunier, guitar

FRIDAY, MARCH 24

8 p.m.

JAZZ

Tickets : $18 (or $10 for seniors and students)

Tickets must be purchased in person at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre

 

 

LES RUGISSANTS: MUSES WOMENS WORDS AND LIFE

Twelve female singers, directed by Xavier Brossard-Ménard, and a female string quartet offer music that puts women, female composers and female lyricists in the spotlight. A unique musical experience, in the charm of a heritage church, where music in Czech, Yiddish, and compositions from here and elsewhere rub shoulders with pop and traditional Quebecois music.

Les Rugissants: Xavier Brossard-Ménard (conductor) and 12 female singers

String quartet

FRIDAY, APRIL 28

8 p.m.

WORLD CLASSICAL

Tickets : $18 (or $10 for seniors and students)

Tickets must be purchased in person at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre

SUNDAY RENDEZ-VOUS

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre – Reservation required

SONIA JOHNSON: AIRS GIVRÉS

With Airs givrés, Sonia Johnson proposes a collection of unique songs through the ages, backed by the passionate and sensitive arrangements of Luc Beaugrand, pianist and collaborator. Together, they won a JUNO for Jazz Album of the Year in 2012. Gathered around a piano, simple arrangements emerge, sometimes by adding a keyboard, a kalimba, or a vocal improvisation. A call to escape into the splendour of winter!

Sonia Johnson, vocals, percussion, composition; Luc Beaugrand, piano and arrangements

SUNDAY, JANUARY 22

3 p.m.

JAZZ

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

ROB LUTES FEATURING ROB MACDONALD

Masterful fingerstyle guitarist with an unmistakable, soulful voice, Rob Lutes, was nominated for four 2022 Canadian Folk Music Awards (thanks to his 8th album Come Around), including Producer of the Year with Rob MacDonald. Rob MacDonald is renowned as one of Québec’s finest guitarists and has recorded and performed with a who’s who of Québec roots artists, including Guy Belanger, Dawn Tyler Watson and Angel Forrest.

Rob Lutes, guitar, banjo, vocals; Rob MacDonald, electric and resophonic guitar

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 5

3 p.m.

INTIMATE CONCERT

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

ENZO DE ROSA: AMERICAN DREAM 

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

Enzo De Rosa, piano; Isabelle Metwalli, guest soprano

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12

3 p.m.

INTIMATE CLASSICAL

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

LES ARRIVANTS

Les Arrivants are three musicians recently settled in Montréal. The trio blends the traditions of Argentine tango, Arabic music and Persian rhythms. Together, they cross the boundaries of their traditions and create an entirely new experience for themselves and their audience.
Through the years, their music also reflects their relationship and new connection to Québec.

Amijai Shalev, bandoneon; Abdul Wahab Kayyali, oud; Hamin Honar, daf and tombak

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19

3 p.m.

WORLD MUSIC

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

KEHLER & WILLIAMS DUO: FIRST FROST

Celtic and Scandinavian music is in the spotlight with this dynamic duo, passionate about Nordic musical traditions. They will take you on a journey with stopovers in an Irish pub, in a baroque salon, and in the vast landscapes of the Nordic countries. They play the nyckelharpa (Swedish stringed instrument), Irish flute, accordion, fiddle, Nordic cistrum and piano. Songs in English and French piano that accompany a repertoire of songs in English and French.

Alex Kehler, hurdy-gurdy; Nicolas Williams, piano, accordion

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 12

3 p.m.

WORLD MUSIC

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

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JACQUES KUBA SÉGUIN: MICROCOSME

After writing a symphony for l’Orchestre symphonique, as well as sextet pieces for MiGRATIONS, a project for which he was awarded a Félix and a JUNO, Jacques Kuba Séguin is now entering a new phase of creation. This project echoes the strange year 2020. Séguin explores the spaces we inhabit, those we hide as well as those we have rediscovered. Music is a source of hope and a place of escape for the soul.

Jacques Kuba Séguin, trumpet; Rémi-Jean LeBlanc, double bass; Kevin Warren, drums

SUNDAY, MARCH 19

3 p.m.

JAZZ

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

TRIO TROFANOV

Whether the music is fiery or romantic, violinist Sergeï Trofanov invites you on a journey of nostalgic sounds, romantic moments and frenzied rhythms! Charm and seduction summarize very well the magic of this violinist. The movements of his bow distil the warmth and romance of the pieces. Gypsy, film music, and popular melodies.

Sergeï Trofanov, violin; Evgeniya Alexeeva, vocals; Olga Trofanova, piano

SUNDAY, MARCH 26

3 p.m.

WORLD CLASSICAL

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

KATE WYATT QUARTET: ARTIFACT

Pianist and composer Kate Wyatt is one of Montréal’s finest jazz musicians, and her debut album Artifact is an excellent glimpse into the many layers of her musicianship. The album consists of a masterful and thoughtful series of original Wyatt compositions, as well as a brilliant standard by Billy Strayhorn. The musicians of the album are all talented in their own right, but the dynamic of the group reflects a deep bond between the players.

Kate Wyatt, piano; Lex French, trumpet; Adrian Vedady, bass; Jim Doxas, drums

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 16

3 p.m.

JAZZ

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

STICK&BOW – RESONANCE: FROM BACH TO RADIOHEAD

From the rock-progressive synergy between Shostakovich and Radiohead to the rhythmic connection between Bach and Nina Simone, Resonance highlights amazing links between classical and popular music. Thanks to their talent and mastery of their respective instruments, Juan (cello) and Krystina (marimba) present a program that is both daring and accessible.

Resonance was developed in collaboration with Jeunesses Musicales Canada.

Krystina Marcoux, marimba; Jean Sebastian Delgado, cello

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

3 p.m.

WORLD CLASSICAL

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

TRIO DE L’ÎLE: TCHAIKOVSKY AND HAYDN – TWO MONUMENTAL WORKS

The Trio de l’Île invites its audience to a concert full of colours and contrast! Come experience the melodic drama found in Tchaikovsky’s music. His monumental trio, written “in memory of a great artist” is one of the great masterpieces in chamber music, full of both intimate and virtuosic moments. A century earlier, Haydn composed one of his most famous rondos, the Hungarian Rondo, one of the great works of the classical era!

Program:
J. Haydn, Trio in G major Op. 39
P.I. Tchaïkovsky, Piano Trio in A minor, Op.50

Patil Harboyan, piano; Uliana Drugova, violin; Dominique Beauséjour-Ostiguy, cello

SUNDAY, MAY 7

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

MIKHA.ELLES – CAMINO DE MUJERES

Discovering the intimacy of Latin music, you will find the sensitivity of four unique voices converging toward a single vocal expression, in an exclusively a cappella repertoire sung in Spanish and French. Born of a Québec mother and a Chilean father, Mikhaëlle’s mixed roots convey with feeling the universal story of women’s journey through music that has travelled and been inspired by multiple encounters, stories and experiences.

Mikhaëlle Salazar, Carmelle Gauvin, Marie-Neiges Harvey, Judith Little-Daudelin, vocals

 

SUNDAY, MAY 14

3 p.m.

WORLD MUSIC

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

GENTIANE MG TRIO: WALLS MADE OF GLASS

Surrounded by her long-time collaborators, Gentiane MG offers, with Walls Made of Glass, an album as beautiful as it is intense. The album captures meaningful, beautiful and vivid moments from the deep connection she felt with her surroundings: objects, animals, plants, sounds, etc. These inspirations resulted in 10 luminous, passionate, and contrasting pieces. The trio, which has developed its own musical language thanks to years spent on the road, transcends genres.

Gentiane MG, piano; Levi Dover, double bass; Louis-Vincent Hamel, drums

SUNDAY, MAY 21

3 p.m.

JAZZ

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

FRIDAY NIGHT CABARET

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre – Reservation required

MARIANNE TRUDEL & KAREN YOUNG – PORTRAITS : SONGS OF JONI MITCHELL

Marianne Trudel and Karen Young, two exceptional, engaging, genuine artists, are joining forces here for an unforgettable concert. One piano, one voice: atmospheric, intimate, and moving. An original and extremely touching take on songs by Joni Mitchell. Freedom, tenderness, spontaneity, and musical complicity distinguish this fabulous duo. A true gem!

Marianne Trudel, piano, arrangements; Karen Young, vocals

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3 

7:30 p.m.

INITIMATE CONCERT

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

KLEYN KABARET

“Kleyn Kabaret” means “little cabaret” in Yiddish, the language of the Jewish communities of Central and Eastern Europe. Composed of songs that were sung in the privacy of homes, lullabies, ghetto songs, old songs and some pieces from the Ashkenazi (European Jew) liturgy, this repertoire is particularly beautiful and moving, combining both poetry and history, is particularly beautiful and emotional.

Antonia Hayward, vocals; Damián Nisenson, vocals, saxophones, Luzio Altobelli, accordion, marimba; Miranda Nisenson, violin; Chantal Bergeron, violin; Julie Houle, tuba

FRIDAY, MARCH 10

7:30 p.m.

WORLD MUSIC

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

AFTERNOON OF MUSIC AT LA BAIE-DE-VALOIS

Baie-de-Valois Nautical Centre – Reservation required

COBALT STRING QUARTET: THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FILM MUSIC

The Cobalt Quartet presents a new program combining cult film music and musical theatre themes. From black and white to colour and from pantomime to Hollywood productions, let yourself be surrounded by the sound images of mythical themes revisited for string quartet. Let yourself be charmed by the discovery of a vibrant sound universe where the music will make you relive the most beautiful moments of cinema.

Guillaume Villeneuve, violin; Diane Bayard, violin; Clément Bufferne, viola; François Leclerc, cello

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 20

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

YADONG GUAN: BEIJING FREQUENCY

Chinese pipa, guitar, and cello, featured in a bold, “East-meets-West” repertoire including traditional Chinese and Irish music, modern classical works, and selections from the Québec song repertoire. Without a doubt, Fréquence pékinoise promises an enchanting musical encounter of rare beauty and musical intensity!

Yadong Guan, pipa; David Jacques, guitar; Christophe Lobel, cello

 

THURSDAY, MAY 11

3 p.m.

WORLD CLASSICAL

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

 

MINI EXHIBITIONS

 

MINI-EXHIBITION: WELCOME TO MY MINIATURE WORLD – TAMAR COHEN, MINIATURE IT

As a child, Tamar Cohen only dreamed of becoming an artist and creating miniatures like the ones she would see in the local museum. Before moving from Israel to Montreal with her family, she had a career as a gymnastics teacher and training in the art of silversmithing.

During the pandemic, she began to explore her creativity and fulfilled her childhood dream of creating miniatures! Already, her work has been featured in magazines such as the “DollsHouse World” and “DollsHouse & Miniature Scene”. Making miniatures and dioramas allows her to create a world of various architectures and environments that only exist in her mind!

UNTIL JANUARY 29, 2023

 

STEWART HALL — KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

 

 

MINI-EXHIBITION: WHAT DO YOU SEE FROM YOUR IMAGINARY WINDOW? – PATRICIA DAVID

Patricia David is an artist who uses glass in order to create dazzling mosaics that resemble luminous paintings. This mini-exhibition is dedicated to the ideal surrounding a window, specifically the perspective it offers us onto the exterior world and all its wonders: an animal, a plant, a landscape, a snow-covered city… The artist presents glass mosaics inspired by children’s drawings on the following theme:  What do you see from your imaginary window?

FEBRUARY 4 TO APRIL 16, 2023

 

STEWART HALL — KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

 

 

 

MINI-EXHIBITION: LAKESHORE WEAVERS GUILD

The Lakeshore Weavers Guild is celebrating their 60th anniversary having been in residence at the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre since 1963. The Weavers are an integral part of the Pointe-Claire community, participating yearly in the Pointe-Claire Artisan Show and the Cultural Rendez-Vous. We are excited to share some of our history and joy in our fiber craft with this mini-exhibition from current and passed members. A floor loom will also be displayed for occasional demonstrations.

APRIL 22 TO JUNE 18, 2023

 

STEWART HALL – KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

 

WORKSHOP FOR ALL

WORKSHOP: GLASS MOSAICS

With Patricia David.

Meet artist Patricia David, whose glass mosaics will be exhibited in the Kids’ Corner from February 4 to April 16, 2023, as part of the What do you see from your imaginary window? exhibition.

During this workshop offered to adults and children 8 and above, the artist will guide you through the creation of your own postcard-sized mosaic by overlaying thin layers of glass of different colours and textures.

Materials provided.

FEBRUARY 4 TO APRIL 16, 2023

Age 8 and up (Children between 8 and 12 must be accompanied
by an adult.)

Bilingual

 

STEWART HALL — Saint-Louis Room

Reservation required: 514-630-1254, ext. 0 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

 

SPRING BREAK

Many activities are offered to children and their families during Spring Break.

For more activities, see Leisure – Winter 2023

L’INCROYABLE SECRET DE BARBE NOIRE

At the request of his ailing grandfather, a boy digs up a mysterious box that emits cries and curses. Discover the secret it has held for over 400 years! Franck Sylvestre tells the story of the curse of Moctezuma, ruler of the Aztecs of Mexico, the conquistador Cortés and the ill-fated Blackbeard. Wanting his grandfather to see out his days in peace and break an evil spell, a young boy seeks advice from a strange night guard, while for Blackbeard, destiny awaits.

Franck Sylvestre, author and performer

Tuesday, February 26

3 p.m.

STEWART HALL 

Ages 4 to 10
In French
(For the whole family)

Reservation required

 

LES MINIDOUX

A butterfly is like an emotion. It comes in all colours. It can be soft or angry. Then, it flies away and makes its own path. How do we manage the ups and downs, especially when our heart goes boom, boom, boom? That’s what Aurora, a butterfly enthusiast, will explore with her best friend, Pistachio the squirrel. A clue on the horizon: someone in the forest has “minidoux”, magical problem-eating pompoms!

 

 

 

 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

3 p.m.

STEWART HALL 

Ages 2 to 7
In French
(For the whole family)

Reservation required

HAT TRICK !

Three funny stories about hats! In I Want My Hat Back, a big bear politely asks other animals if they have seen his hat. The rabbit’s answer is suspicious: “I did not steal a hat.” In This is Not My Hat, a bold and gleeful little fish steals a hat from a much larger fish. He thinks he’ll get away with it—but the big fish opens his eyes. Finally, in We Found a Hat, two turtles find one hat. “But there is only one hat, and there are two of us.” Will the hat destroy their friendship?

Adapted by Kathy MacLellan.
Presented by Rag & Bone Puppet Theatre

SUNDAY, MARCH 5

3 p.m.

STEWART HALL 

Ages 4 and up

In English

(For the whole family)

Reservation required

 

EARTH DAY

Several activities are planned to pique curiosity about the environment. Below is a summary of the activities.

For more activities, see Leisure – Winter 2023

CARTOON

Through physical theater, acrobatics and the art of clowning, Cartoon tackles the challenges of recycling with simplicity based on the themes of imagination, love and resilience. Touching, naive and optimistic, Frak is responsible for handling waste in a large company and creates large epic frescoes or comic parodies with cardboard. Arouse laughter with the poetry of the ephemeral, such is the clownish motor of the Cartoon universe.

François Isabelle, clown artist

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

3 p.m.

STEWART HALL 

Ages 4 to 12
Bilingual
(For the whole family)

Registration required

FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation required: 514 630-1254 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

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

FAMILY ART WORKSHOP: MINIATURE LOOM

Come inspire yourself from the Lakeshore Weavers Guild’s mini-exhibition presented in the Kids’ Corner! In this workshop, you will craft a miniature DIY loom and create a small weaving to take home with you.

 

SUNDAY, APRIL 30

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Age 5 and up

Bilingual

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation required: 514 630-1254 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

 

Alexandre Guay, Pebble et son refuge, 2021

FAMILY ART WORKSHOP: CHARACTER CREATION WITH ARTIST ALEXANDRE GUAY

Come create your own sculpted character with Alexandre Guay, using modeling clay to be baked in the oven. Multidisciplinary artist, Alexandre Guay works mainly in sculptural ceramics, a medium through which he creates jovial, whimsical and lively characters. Now, it’s your turn to build your own imaginary character with the artist! In conjunction with the exhibition Et dis-moi : why is the past tense always longer?

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26

1:30 p.m.

6 to 12 years old

Bilingual

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation required: 514 630-1254 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

 

THE CREATIVE FAMILY CHALLENGE

Looking for a challenge? Discover the exhibition Et dis moi: why is the past tense always longer at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery, and create your own board game: decorate your board and create tokens. A game you can play as a family.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

1 to 3 p.m.

THURSDAY, MARCH 9 

1 to 3 p.m.

5 years and older

Bilingual

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation required: 514 630-1254 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

 

Leila Zelli, ni de la terre ni du ciel, 2022

INTRODUCTION TO ANIMATION WITH LEILA ZELLI

Using paper and pencils, discover the artistic practice of artist Leila Zelli and participate in an introductory workshop on simple image animation methods. In conjunction with the exhibition Writing Mountains – Entre les lignes.

SUNDAY, APRIL 23

1:30 p.m.

5 years and older

Bilingual

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation required: 514 630-1254 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

STORYTELLING IN ART

Margot Kilgender, Picasso’s centaur (I), 2019

STORYTELLING IN ART

What better than a fun trip to the exhibition, Et dis-moi : why is the past tense always longer? at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery. For the next hour, let yourself be transported by stories. Afterwards, Miriam will guide you in making your own artwork to take home.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4

10 a.m. in French

11 a.m. in English

Age 3 and up, with a parent

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation required: 514 630-1254 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

 

STORYTELLING IN ART

What better than a fun trip to the exhibition, Writing Mountains – Entre les lignes at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery! For the next hour, let yourself be transported by stories. Afterwards, Miriam will guide you in making your own artwork to take home.

SATURDAY, APRIL 1

10 a.m. in French

11 a.m. in English

Age 3 and up, with a parent

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation required: 514 630-1254 or galerie.stewarthall@pointe-claire.ca

CHILDREN'S SHOWS

 

LETTERS FROM DRAWING TOWN

Between reality and dream, through drawings and shadows, “Letters from Drawing Town” is a journey into the imaginary and mysterious world of a little boy with a rather strange idea. The show invites you to a poetic encounter where theatre and graphics are combined. It is an invitation to dive into an imaginary world populated by drawings, objects, shadows, and video projections.

Performance: Mojtaba Moaf
Presented by: Valise Théâtre

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 29

3 p.m.

Age 3 and up

For the whole family

In English

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

BUNNY AND THE SHADOW

The story of a little girl who is afraid of her own shadow. She reads her favourite story, The Velveteen Rabbit to comfort, herself but can’t find her bunny who is her best friend. After the story Bunny and Shadow appear!

Louise Standjofski and Kathryn Kirkpatrick, artists

SUNDAY, APRIL 2

3 p.m.

Ages 4 to 8

For the whole family

In English

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

Reservation required

 

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

Sunday to Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.  | Thursday, 1 to 8 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. 1772, 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

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

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

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

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 Friday, 1 to 5 p.m.  | Thursday, 1 to 8 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

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