Culture Notes – Winter 2024

Worlds of discovery!

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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

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 Guerin, 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 p.m. to

5 p.m. 

 

Anne-Marie Proulx, Ekatakushkau 1, 2017-2022

THE CAREFULNESS AND THE BLADE

Presented at the Stewart Hall Art Gallery as part of the second edition of the Post-Invisibles biennial, The carefulness and the blade explores the act of harvesting, and the connection to the territory and the living it fosters. Bringing together the delicate works of artists Annie France Leclerc, Anne-Marie Proulx and Vicky Sabourin, this exhibition curated by Marie-Hélène Durocher unfolds around notions of care, memory and the transmission of knowledge.

ARTISTS: Annie France Leclerc, Anne-Marie Proulx, Vicky Sabourin

CURATOR: Marie-Hélène Durocher

PROJECT ROOM: Artist residence – Justine Skahan

VERNISSAGE
Sunday, February 25, 2 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

February 24 to April 21, 2024

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. 

 

Design by OTAMI–ᐅᑕᒥ

THE CONTEMPORARY NATIVE ART BIENNIAL, 7TH EDITION – CREATION STORIES

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery welcomes the 7th edition of the Contemporary Native Art Biennial. Organized by a collective of four curators, each of whom will represent a geographical and cultural zone determined by one of the cardinal points: Lori Beavis will represent the South and Centre, Emma Hassencahl-Perley the East, Jake Kimble the West, and Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé the North.
The theme refers to the founding myths of Indigenous people, which represents a spiritual and nourishing territory as well as a place where living creatures dwell and live. While the story of Turtle Island varies somewhat from nation to nation, it is always a creation story about a turtle that holds the world on its back as a symbol of life and the Earth.

CURATORS: Lori Beavis, Emma Hassencahl-Perley, Jake Kimble, Teresa Vander Meer-Chassé

VERNISSAGE
Sunday, April 28, 2 p.m.

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

April 27 to June 23, 2024

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. 

Summer schedule (starting in June)

Sunday to Friday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 1 to 8 p.m.

Saturday: closed during the months of June, July and August

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Justine Skahan, Green house at dusk, 2023

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: JUSTINE SKAHAN

Justine Skahan’s work examines the idea of home and the role that property can play at the heart of our human relationships. In response to the exhibition The carefulness and the blade, Justine Skahan question the social role that our yards and gardens can play in urban environments, and the importance of nature to our individual and collective psyche. In residence in the Project Room during the first weeks of the exhibition, she will work on new creations echoing these concerns.

ARTIST: Justine Skahan

PROJECT ROOM – STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

END OF FEBRUARY TO END OF MARCH 2024

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

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

DEMYSTIFYING ART

Pardiss Amerian, Bed of Balsam Fir, 2022, photo : Alberto Porro

DEMYSTIFYING ART – ROUND TABLE LES PLUS BEAUX CAUCHEMARS / CRUEL TO BE KIND

With current painting practices at the crossroads of painting and sculpture, artists Pardiss Amerian, James Gardner and Sarah Pupo navigate the intersections of various aesthetic structures and ideals. The three artists will discuss their formal and discursive treatment of painting, influenced by art history and driven by the desire to animate and invent their own pictorial language.

With Pardiss Amerian, James Gardner and Sarah Pupo

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

10 a.m.

In English

Free admission

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Vicky Sabourin, Sugar Cakes, 2021

DEMYSTIFYING ART – FROM SEA TO STUDIO

Both carried by the salt air of the Îles de la Madeleine during two consecutive artist residencies in 2020 and 2021, artists Vicky Sabourin and Justine Skahan reflect on the place of nature in their work and how it is transposed into their studio practice.

Vicky Sabourin is a multidisciplinary artist. In The carefulness and the blade, she presents an installation reminiscent of a cabinet of curiosities, bringing together ceramic pieces and a collection of objects from nature. Justine Skahan’s work in painting and drawing examines the idea of home and the role that property can play at the heart of our human relationships. She will be the artist-in-residence in the Project Room of the Stewart Hall Art Gallery from the end of February to the end of March.

With Vicky Sabourin and Justine Skahan

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 

10 a.m.

Bilingual

Free admission

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

 

Design by OTAMI–ᐅᑕᒥ

DEMYSTIFYING ART – CREATION STORIES

Join us for a conversation with Lori Beavis, one of the four curators of the 2024 BACA exhibition to learn more about the exhibition and the curatorial thematic of creation stories. Lori Beavis is an independent curator, art educator and art historian, and the Executive Director of Centre d’art daphne, the first Indigenous artist-run centre in Tiohtià:ke/ Mooniyang/ Montreal.

With Lori Beavis

WEDNESDAY, MAY 8

10 a.m.

In English

Free admission

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

 

TRAVEL LECTURES

TRAVEL LECTURE: BRAZIL

City and nature, this is what this conference offers you. The Iguaçu Falls is in the heart of the tropical forest, it has belonged to UNESCO since 1984. The beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro at the top of Corcovado, a granite peak, is a well-known place along with its Christ the Redeemer, its famous Copacabana beach and its magnificent Carnaval. Sao Paulo is the largest city in the country and is also the economic capital of the country.

Presented by Les Conférenciers du voyage, with Pierre Gagnon

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22

7 p.m.

In English

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

TRAVEL LECTURE: PARIS ET SES MUSÉES, UNE AVENTURE UNIQUE

More than just a walk through the City of Lights, this lecture presents the world’s most sumptuous museums: the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, the Centre Pompidou, not forgetting the Musée Picasso, the Musée Rodin, the Fondation Louis-Vuitton and the Grand Palais, which boasts a unique collection of works by Gustave Courbet. The lecturer will stop off at the Grande bibliothèque François-Mitterand and make a special stop at the Cité des sciences de la ville de Paris.

Presented by Vincent Arseneau, art historian and lecturer

THURSDAY, MARCH 28

7 p.m.

In French

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

CINÉ-ART

Photo: Jacquelyn Mills

CINÉ-ART – GEOGRAPHIES OF SOLITUDE

Geographies of Solitude is an immersion into the rich ecosystem of Sable Island, guided by naturalist and environmentalist Zoe Lucas who has lived over 40 years on this remote sliver of land in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. Zoe leads us among wild horses, seals and bugs, through peaks, valleys, roots, sands, weathers, seasons and stars. The intangible is evoked with hidden sounds and vanishing light. Much like a field book, the film tracks its protagonist’s labor to collect, clean and document marine litter that persistently washes up on the island shores.

DIRECTOR: Jacquelyn Mills

THURSDAY, MARCH 28

7 p.m.

In English with French subtitles

Free admission

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

 

CINÉ-ART – BLUE BEAR WOMAN

Blue Bear Woman, symbolizes the two cultures that Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau, born of a Cree mother, carries and explores. In writing, expressing the beauty of the world and its violence. And by the dazzling beauty of his paintings transcending tragic aspects of life, or bursting with joys of living. Blue Bear Woman combines a love of art with the sensual pleasure of introducing you to a great artist in her immense simplicity, and to the beauty of a life as an artist. In collaboration with Le Festival International du Film sur l’art (Le FIFA).

DIRECTOR : Claude Hamel

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

7 p.m.

In French with English subtitles

Free admission

READING AND REFERENCE ROOM

ADULT WORKSHOP

Documentation of the exhibition, All things along with us à YYZ, 2022. Photo : Laura Findlay

WATER-BASED MEDIA WORKSHOP

Sarah Pupo explores the possibilities offered by water-based media such as watercolor and ink. Working with notions of chance and control, she activates and brings to life the materials she uses. As part of the exhibition Cruel to be Kind, join the artist to discover and experiment with water-based creative techniques.

With Sarah Pupo

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31

1:30 p.m.

Bilingual

Free admission

STEWART HALL  ART GALLERY

 

Justine Skahan, Impermanent Dwelling, 2022

PAINT YOUR OWN BACKYARD!

Join our artist-in-residence, Justine Skahan, for a painting workshop. Using photos of your backyard, balcony or patio, you’ll learn techniques for painting and drawing this semi-intimate outdoor space, which in many ways can be a reflection of your personality.

With Justine Skahan

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

1:30 p.m.

Bilingual

Free admission

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

 

Annie France Leclerc, Installation dans la Vrille Mobile, Vrille Art Actuel, 2023, photo : Audrey Mainguy

NATURE WALK AND CREATIVE WORKSHOP WITH PLANT-BASED INK

Join Annie France Leclerc, artist of the exhibition The carefulness and the blade, for a walk in Stewart Park to observe life and to gather plants in a respectful way. Using plant inks created by the artist and your own plant discoveries in the park, you’ll then be invited to make your own creation.

With Annie France Leclerc

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Bilingual

Free admission

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

 

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Justine Skahan, Green house at dusk, 2023

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: JUSTINE SKAHAN

Justine Skahan’s work examines the idea of home and the role that property can play at the heart of our human relationships. In response to the exhibition The carefulness and the blade, Justine Skahan question the social role that our yards and gardens can play in urban environments, and the importance of nature to our individual and collective psyche. In residence in the Project Room during the first weeks of the exhibition, she will work on new creations echoing these concerns.

ARTIST: Justine Skahan

PROJECT ROOM – STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

END OF FEBRUARY TO END OF MARCH 2024

EARTH DAY 2024

© André Chevrier

WOOD

Critic’s Award Best of Children’s performances for season 2021-2022.
A green leaf that grows on a dead branch, pieces of wood that come together to form strange creatures, some hostile, some comical… A curious world that surprises, amazes, and inspires. A world that also makes you think and wonder. In keeping with its artistic approach, Puzzle Théâtre is once again drawing inspiration from a whole new medium to create an atypical, colourful puppet show, full of humour and unexpected situations.

Csaba Raduly and Pavla Mano, creation, performance; Pavla Mano, puppets

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

3 p.m.

Age 4 and up
Without words

Presented by Puzzle Theatre

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre

GRAND CONCERTS

Saint-Joachim Church – 2 Sainte-Anne Avenue
Concerts at 8 p.m. Doors open around 7:15 p.m.
Tickets: Purchase your tickets or your season subscription through our online ticketing service: https://thepointofsale.com/

Subscription to the three Grand Concerts

ENSEMBLE CAPRICE: VIVALDI AND THE BAROQUE NOMADS

The ecstatic music of traditional Eastern European dances had a great impact on Baroque composers such as Antonio Vivaldi, the legendary 18th century Italian composer who was inspired by the frenzied rhythms and heartbreaking melodies of his anonymous nomadic colleagues. Our program puts the fascinating music of the Uhrovska collection (1730) in dialogue with the concertos of Antonio Vivaldi, a high-flying encounter that makes you want to move your legs and dance!

Matthias Maute, Sophie Larivière, recorder, flute; Lucie Ringuette, Karin Cuellar, baroque violin; Pemi Paull, viola; Susie Napper, cello; David Jacques, baroque guitar; Miguel Medina, percussion; Reuven Rothman, double bass

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

8 p.m.

CLASSICAL

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

 

 

 

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA – PORT OF CALL: BUENOS AIRES: BESSETTE, DJOKIC, DOMINGUEZ TRIO

Astor Piazzolla – Port of call Buenos Aires is a whole Piazzolla program recorded by the trio in December 2021. The year 2021 marked the 100th anniversary of Astor Piazzolla’s birth. The trio is delighted to continue the centennial celebrations by sharing the unforgettable works of this one-of-a-kind composer.
Discover Piazzolla’s facinating world with Oblivion, Histoire du tango, le Grand tango, Adiós Nonino and Las cuatro estaciones porteñas, and other works.

Louise Bessette, piano; Marc Djokic, violin; Chloé Dominguez, cello

 

 

 

 

 

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

8 p.m.

CLASSICAL

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

 

L’ORCHESTRE METROPOLITAIN: UNDER MARCANO’S SUN

In 2020, Glass Marcano’s life changed overnight. She went from selling fruit in Venezuela to participating in the major conducting competition La Maestra in Paris, where she won over the jury and brought home the Orchestra Prize. This major turning point is illustrated in this two-part program. First, her roots can be found in the works of South American composers and poets. Then, she tackles Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4, the piece that helped make her famous when she conducted it at the final round of the 2021 Victoires de la Musique.

Glass Marcano, conductor; Victor Andrés Trelles Turgeon, narrator

Program:
ORREGO-SALAS,
Festive Overture (Obertura festiva); REVUELTAS, Janitzio; MONCAYO, Huapango, poems from Latin America and Quebec; TCHAIKOVSKY, Symphony No. 4

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY MAY 16

8 p.m.

CLASSICAL

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


 

SUNDAY RENDEZ-VOUS

Stewart Hall Cultural Centre 

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MÉLISANDE MCNABNEY: THE WOMEN OF VERSAILLES – HARPSICHORD RECITAL

The court of Versailles was one of the rare places to employ woman musicians in the baroque period. However, if we take a closer look, we can occasionally come across a mention of a celebrated woman harpsichordist, like Miss Certain or Marie-Rose Dubois. In this harpsichord recital, Mélisande McNabney enters their universe and retraces their history in music.Mélisande McNabney, harpsichordProgram:
• François Couperin (1668-1733)
First prelude, extrait de L’Art de toucher le clavecin.
• Jean Henry D’Anglebert (1629-1691)
Prelude (excerpt from la deuxième suite de pièces pour clavecin)• Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre (1665-1729)
First suite de pièces de clavecin (excerpts)
• Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
La Dauphine
• Antoine Forqueray (1672-1745) /pub. Jean-Baptiste Antoine Forqueray (1699-1782)
Fifth Suite, in C minor

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

ARIANE RACICOT TRIO: ENVOLÉE

Recipient of the title of Revelation Radio-Canada for 2022-23, pianist Ariane Racicot offers a unique solo show featuring original compositions from her debut album, Envolée, as well as brand new material, illustrating her stories, passions, and moods. Her modern jazz language blends with elements of classical, Latin, and metal music to form a unique style. It reflects the spirit, energy, and expressive power of this young Montreal artist.

Ariane Racicot, piano; Antoine Rochefort, electric bass; Guillaume Picard, drums

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4

3 p.m.

JAZZ

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

TRIBUTE TO CLAUDE BOLLING

Flute, piano, double bass, and percussion join forces for a delightful chamber music concert featuring melodies, sometimes classical, sometimes jazzy, from the collection by French jazz pianist, conductor, composer (including film music) and arranger Claude Bolling!

Jean-Philippe Tanguay, flute; Jonathan Turgeon, piano; Richard Capolla, double bass;  François Saint-Jean, drums

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

3 p.m.

JAZZ

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

DUO DRUGOVA-BROEKAERT: AROUND LILI BOULANGER

This concert explores the world of the French composer Lili Boulanger (1893-1918) through a program for piano and violin. Musical performance alternates with commentaries illuminating the close ties that developed between Lili Boulanger and the composers who intersected with her world, such as Debussy, Fauré, Bacewicz and Piazzolla. By bringing together all these great artists into the same musical moment, we reimagine a 20th century French salon, where women had their place as much as men. How far would Lili’s destiny have taken her if illness had not taken her away at the tender age of twenty-four?

Uliana Drugova, violin; Michel-Alexandre Broekaert, piano

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

 

CARL MAYOTTE QUINTETTE : CARNAVAL

Carl Mayotte and his group deliver a magical concert where solos and virtuoso flights follow one another as in an action film that would keep you awake on the end of your chair. One of the great goals of the young jazzman is to democratize jazz by creating a concert where communication and the exchange of energy with the public are essential. Sometimes complex, melodic, or even nostalgic, the music played by Revelation Jazz Radio-Canada and its band leaves no one indifferent.

Carl Mayotte, bass, composition; Gabriel Cyr, guitar; Damien-Jade Cyr, saxophone; Francis Grégoire, keyboard; Stéphane Chamberland, drums

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

3 p.m.

JAZZ

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

LES ŒUFS DE POUSSE-POUSSE

Have you ever lost something you were supposed to keep? “Pitpiiiiiiiit!” Poussin Pousse-Pousse is very upset. The basket of chocolate eggs he was supposed to look after for Maman Poulette has disappeared!  If only he hadn’t been distracted by the lovely birdsong of the fantasy forest… if only he hadn’t been too curious, too!  His friend Lapidoux sets out to find the sweet, precious treasure. But everyone knows that the greatest chocolate fondue lover is none other than the dragon Kaldor. Kaldor, the one who always thinks he’s the biggest and strongest!

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

3 p.m.

STEWART HALL 

Ages 2 to 7
In French

Presented by La petite valise théâtre

 

IRISH TREE

For over 10 years now, this Celtic trio has embodied the best of Irish music and song in Quebec.  With their drinkable songs, intoxicating rhythms, festive energy and noble Celtic colour, Irish Tree offers you a show that will take you on a journey and recreate the atmosphere of an Irish pub. Join this celebration of Quebec’s Irish roots with Irish Tree!


Frédéric Drouin,
vocals, bodhran, washboard, osselets, podorythmie; Olivier Leclerc, main vocals, guitar; Mike Labonté, vocals, violin, mandolin

SUNDAY, MARCH 17

3 p.m.

WORLD MUSIC

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

 

 

BETH MCKENNA: BEYOND HERE

Prix Opus Laureate for “Jazz Concert of the Year” and 2019 finalist for the Grand Prix TD (Montreal International Jazz Festival), Beth McKenna is considered one of the most versatile artists on the Montreal jazz scene. At the crossroads between jazz fusion and rock, McKenna’s newest work, Beyond Here, highlights current and future global crises, and decisions made by others that affect our lives.

Beth McKenna,
composition, saxophone, flute; Guillaume Martineau, piano; Olivier Babaz, bass; François Jalbert, guitar; Peter Colantonio, drums; Roxane Reddy, vocals

SUNDAY, MARCH 24

3 p.m.

JAZZ

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

ADAM KARCH – SOME AWKWARD COUNTRY AHEAD

Although Adam Karch is from Montreal, his music embodies the spirit of Americana like a scenic ride across the great plains. He plays a hybrid acoustic blues that consists of precise finger-picking that recalls players such as RL Burnside, Mississippi John Hurt and Kelly Joe Phelps. Karch made his way to the IBC (International Blues Challenge) in Memphis back in January 2023 to come home with a win in the “Best Guitarist solo/duo” category. Some Awkward Country Ahead, his sixth album, features 10 all-SOLO songs that showcase not only Karch’s incredible and wide-ranging talents as a guitarist and vocalist but also his abilities as a composer. A must-see for blues fans!

Adam Karch, vocals, guitar

SUNDAY, APRIL 7

3 p.m.

BLUES

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

BLANCHE BAILLARGEON: LE NID

The heart of Le Nid is the abundance of music composed by double bassist and singer Blanche Baillargeon to describe the forest’s rustle, the birds’ flight, and the landscape’s light. Lifted by a lyrical and rich sound, poems settle on quiet tunes, lush melodies tell their stories. LE NID is a sumptuous and fragile concert, alive as desire.

Blanche Baillargeon, double bass, lead vocals; Chantale Morin, piano; Sacha Daoud, drums, percussion; Guillaume Bourque, clarinet, bass clarinet; Alex Dodier, flute and effects

SUNDAY, APRIL 14

3 p.m.

JAZZ

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE


 

MIKE PAUL DUO

Mike Paul is a Nutshimiulnu singer-songwriter born in Mashteuiatsh on the shores of Pekuakamit. Winner of two Indigenous Superstars Awards 2022 in the category of best folk rock and best Indigenous language album, Ashuapmushuan. Nominated for the Native American Music Awards in 2022, as well as the Canadian Folk Music Awards and the Indigenous Music Awards in 2019. Mike is an active figure on the Aboriginal music scene.

Mike Paul, vocals, guitar, tambourine; Frédérique Désautels, mandolin, guitar

SUNDAY, APRIL 28

3 p.m.

INTIMATE CONCERT

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

MARGARET LITTLE & SYLVAIN BERGERON: THE VIOLA DA GAMBA AND THE ARCHLUTE SHARE FOLLIES

Long-time close collaborators Margaret Little and Sylvain Bergeron introduce you to two very popular instruments of the 16th and 17th centuries: the archlute, with its plucked strings and refined timbres, and the viola da gamba, with its deep and soft tones. You will be amazed by the sound of these early instruments and by the incomparable richness of the works performed.
Works by: Diego Ortiz, Tobias Hume, Antoine Forqueray, Marin Marais, and many more.

Margaret Little, viola da gamba; Sylvain Bergeron, archlute

SUNDAY, MAY 5

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

PULSART TRIO

A 2021 winner of the Grand Prix de la Relève Festi Jazz of Rimouski, Pulsart Trio draws its inspiration from bebop, funk, and classical music to offer a unique experience, featuring some unusual instruments (vibraphone, Hammond B3). A long list of influences contributes to their creative universe, such as: Snarky Puppy, Jimmy Smith, Chick Corea, Emerson, Lake & Palmer as well as great classical composers like Schoenberg and Bach. Chaos, timelessness, nature and space are some of the main themes that contribute to the creative universe of Pulsart Trio.

Jérémie Carrier, vibraphone; Olivier Madore-Millette, organ; Simon Beauséjour-Boudreault, drums

SUNDAY, MAY 12

3 p.m.

JAZZ

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

BARBARA KANERATONNI DIABO: URBAN NATURE

For the past 25 years, Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo has been evolving as a dancer and choreographer. A native of the Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) nation of Kahnawake, she is artistic director of A’nó:wara Dance Theatre and a virtuoso hoop dancer. Her dancing combines pow-wow, Haudenosaunee and contemporary styles. This gifted artist acts as a bridge between her people and society as a whole: with her, people’s awareness is broadened, opening the door to new possibilities.

Barbara Kaneratonni Diabo, dance, choreography; Daniela Carmona, Victoria May, Olivier Koomsatira, Sonik Boom, Sam Ojeda, performers; Nina Segalowitz, vocals

SUNDAY, MAY 19

3 p.m.

DANCE

STEWART PARK (Weather permitting)


 

FRIDAY NIGHT CABARET

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L’ENSEMBLE DANIEL BELLEGARDE: PASTOURELLE

Back on stage, percussionist, composer, arranger, and archivist Daniel Bellegarde presents Pastourelle, the second album in his trilogy of Haitian roots and Celtic and Brazilian musical influences. The show offers a journey through time and a personal and contemporary vision of this music, enhanced by original compositions. Winner of the Global Music Awards 2022 in the United States.

Daniel Bellegarde, percussion; Sasha Daoud, drums, vocals; Fritz Pageot, bass, vocals; Philippe Laraque, guitar, banjo, vocals; Michel Dubeau, flutes; Rodrigo Simoes, cavaquinho, bandolim, vocals

FRIDAY, MARCH 15

7:30 p.m.

WORLD MUSIC

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

CONNIE KALDOR CELEBRATES 45 YEARS OF FOLK!

Connie Kaldor, singer-songwriter, and women’s music pioneer, is celebrating 45 years in show business this year with her upcoming 18th album, Keep Going!  She began her career in folk music as part of the Canadian wave alongside artists like Stan Rogers and Valdy.  Armed with her enormous stage presence, her unforgettable melodies, and her emotional depth as a songwriter, Connie became a headline act on the festival circuit.

In collaboration with:  Festival de la Voix

Connie Kaldor, vocals, piano guitar; Aleksi Kaldor; vocals, violin, mandolin; Gabriel Kaldor, vocals, cajon; Paul Kaldor, vocals, guitar, bass

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

7:30 p.m.

FOLK

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

AFTERNOON OF MUSIC AT LA BAIE-DE-VALOIS

Baie-de-Valois Nautical Centre 

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

 

MANELA : ÉPHÉMÈRE

Violinist Marie Neige Lavigne invites you to discover her original compositions with her group Manela. The group’s simple melodies create an opportunity for improvisation and creativity among each musician, all while being supported by a strong drum part. The strengths of each form an exhilarating whole for both musicians and listeners. Within her compositions, one can detect African and Indian influences within a jazz setting. Marie Neige uses musical language to define space-time and to explore freedom.

Marie Neige Lavigne, composition, violin; Bernard Falaise, guitar; Jean Félix Mailloux, double bass; Pierre Tanguay, drums

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

3 p.m.

JAZZ

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

 

QUATUOR POLYMNIE: FROM VIVALDI TO THE BEATLES

The quartet is made up of four of Montreal’s most experienced and talented musicians. Discover a whole range of emotions, using the different instrumental techniques specific to each instrument. Hear the Quartet perform works from the classical Baroque and Romantic repertoire. A jewel of chamber music!

Works from: Haendel, Vivaldi, Mozart, Lennon & McCartney

Marie-Josée Arpin, violin; Amina Myriam Tébini, viola; Laurence Leclerc, cello; Jean-Philippe Tanguay, flute

 

THURSDAY, APRIL 25

3 p.m.

CLASSICAL

BAIE-DE-VALOIS NAUTICAL CENTRE

 

EARTH DAY 2024

© André Chevrier

WOOD

Critic’s Award Best of Children’s performances for season 2021-2022.
A green leaf that grows on a dead branch, pieces of wood that come together to form strange creatures, some hostile, some comical… A curious world that surprises, amazes, and inspires. A world that also makes you think and wonder. In keeping with its artistic approach, Puzzle Théâtre is once again drawing inspiration from a whole new medium to create an atypical, colourful puppet show, full of humour and unexpected situations.

Csaba Raduly and Pavla Mano, creation, performance; Pavla Mano, puppets

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

3 p.m.

Age 4 and up
Without words

Presented by Puzzle Theatre

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

MINI-EXHIBITIONS

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.

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

Holiday schedule:

Closed December 24, 25, 26 and 31, 2023, and January 1 and 2, 2024

Open December 22 and 23, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., and December 27, 28, 29 and 30, 2023 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

UNTIL FEBRUARY 11, 2024

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

 In collaboration with Le Grand Costumier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MINI-EXHIBITION: THE 2024 MINI ART RENTAL COLLECTION

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery presents the fourth edition of the MiNi Art Rental Collection! Come and discover over 50 artworks, carefully selected by a jury, showcasing the talents of Pointe-Claire children aged 12 and under. Following this exhibition at the Kids’ Corner, the artworks will be available for rent or for sale at the Cultural Centre, for a period of one year.

Proceeds from the sale or rental of artworks from the 2024 MiNi Art Rental Collection will be donated to the Propulsé par les jeunes, pour les jeunes campaign, run by Partage-Action de l’Ouest-de-l’Île, in support of community groups emphasizing the development of strong, resilient children.

This project was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Amis de Stewart Hall.

VERNISSAGE
Sunday, February 18, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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

FEBRUARY 17 TO MARCH 16, 2024

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

 

MINI-EXHIBITION: PREHISTORIC CREATURES FROM THE ST. LAWRENCE

With the help of a series of illustrations from artist and scientific communicator Martin PM, and the description from scientific author Patrick Couture, discover aquatic creatures who might have lived in the Stewart Hall Cultural Centre’s backyard during the prehistoric era.

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

Summer schedule (starting in June)

Sunday to Friday: 1 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday: 1 to 8 p.m.

Saturday: closed during the months of June, July and August

FROM MARCH 23 TO JUNE 23, 2024

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – KIDS’ CORNER

Free admission

 

FAMILY ART WORKSHOPS

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

DROP-IN WORKSHOP IN THE KID’S CORNER: MINI ART RENTAL EDITION

The Art Gallery is calling on all budding artists to submit an artwork for the 2024 collection!

In the afternoons of January 3 until January 5 you will have at your disposal the required format of papers and/or medium, a variety of materials and an animator to guide your inspiration. Once your work is complete, the kids can bring their artwork home and submit it with the help of a parent.

For more information regarding MiNi Art Rental, please visit the Web page.

This workshop is specifically designed for families.

 

From Wednesday, January 3, to Friday, January 5, 2024

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Age 12 and under

Child accompanied by an adult

Bilingual

Free admission

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTER – KIDS’ CORNER

Drop-in workshop, no reservation required.

 

 

Documentation of the exhibition All things along with us à YYZ, 2022. Photo : Laura Findlay

LET’S PAINT!

Led by our animators, you will take a guided tour of the exhibition Cruel to be Kind and create an artwork inspired by the artworks exhibited.

This workshop is specifically designed for families.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4

From 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages 6 and up

Child accompanied by an adult.

Bilingual

Free admission

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTER – SALON MACLEAN

Reservation online

 

GENTLE CREATION IN THE KIDS’ CORNER

An artistic morning in the Kid’s Corner designed specifically for children with special needs and their families.

A series of three art workshops will be offered and animated in a friendly and calm environment.

MONDAY, MARCH 4

From 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Ages 5 to 10 years old

Child accompanied by an adult.

Bilingual

Free admission

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – KID’S CORNER

Reservation online

 

Justine Skahan, Dawson City, 2018

DRAW YOUR WINTER BACKYARD WITH JUSTINE SKAHAN

Accompanied by our artist in residence, Justine Skahan, take part in a creative afternoon.
After a short visit of her studio in the Project Room of the Stewart Hall Art Gallery, the artist will present a few drawing techniques to help you draw your backyard during the winter season. As a family, come and create an artwork which can be hung in the heart of your home.

This workshop was specially designed for families.
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SUNDAY, MARCH 10

From 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages 6 to 12 years old

Child accompanied by an adult.

Bilingual

Free admission

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – SALON MACLEAN

Reservation online

 

Annie France Leclerc, Installation dans la Vrille Mobile, Vrille Art Actuel, 2023, photo : Audrey Mainguy

NATURE WALK AND CREATIVE WORKSHOP WITH PLANT-BASED INK

Join Annie France Leclerc, artist of the exhibition The carefulness and the blade, for a walk in Stewart Park to observe life and to gather plants in a respectful way. Using plant-based inks created by the artist and your own plant discoveries in the park, you’ll then be invited to make your own creation.

With Annie France Leclerc

SUNDAY, APRIL 21

1:30 p.m.

Ages 5 and up

Child accompanied by an adult.

Bilingual

Free admission

STEWART HALL ART GALLERY

Reservation online

 

By Martin Partenaude-Monette, from the book La préhistoire du Québec T. 4: Extraordinaire créatures aquatiques, 2020

PREHISTORIC CREATURES FROM THE ST. LAWRENCE

Following a lively and playful guided tour of the Prehistoric Creatures from the St. Lawrence mini-exhibition, participants will make their very own prehistoric creature fossil learning about creatures who might have lived in Stewart Park millions of years ago.

This workshop was specially designed for families.

 

 

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MAY 5

1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages 6 to 12 years old

Child accompanied by an adult.

Bilingual

Free admission

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – COIN JEUNESSE

Reservation online

 

 

 

STORYTELLING IN ART

STORYTELLING IN ART: PREHISTORIC CREATURES FROM THE SAINT-LAURENT

Following a lively and playful guided tour of the mini-exhibition, Prehistoric Creatures from the Saint-Laurent, 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, APRIL 6

10 a.m. (Ages 3 to 5)

1 p.m. (Ages 6 to 10)

Child accompanied by an adult.

Bilingual

Free admission

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – KID’S CORNER

Reservation online

10 a.m. (Ages 3 to 5)

1 p.m. (Ages 6 to 10)

 

CHILDREN'S SHOWS

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

CIRK’ALORS !         

Miniature circus for the do-it-all clown!  In a circular space reminiscent of a miniature circus, a clown opens the doors of his big top. The performance rivals the humour, the excess here is in the very small, and everything finally becomes possible. Cirk’Alors ! takes spectators on a journey where circus codes are revisited. Come closer… but beware of the tiger all the same!

Thomas Niess, artist

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28

3 p.m.

Age 3 and up

Circus show for the family

Without words

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

SPRING BREAK 2024

 

GENTLE CREATION IN THE KIDS’ CORNER

An artistic morning in the Kid’s Corner designed specifically for children with special needs and their families.

A series of three art workshops will be offered and animated in a friendly and calm environment.

MONDAY, MARCH 4

From 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Ages 5 to 10 years old

Child accompanied by an adult.

Bilingual

Free admission

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – KID’S CORNER

Reservation online

 

RECORDERS ON THE RUN

Join the recorders on the run for a lap around the track that will take your breath away. Ready, set, go!
For the music Olympics, these four virtuosos train day and night to develop the nimblest fingers, the strongest embouchures, and the finest ears in the world. Prepare yourself for an exciting, athletic performance with Flûte Alors! From the sopranino to the great bass, these musicians use different types of recorders to showcase an array of music including baroque, contemporary, popular, and world music. They can do it all!

Vincent Lauzer, Marie-Laurence Primeau, Alexa Raine-Wright, Caroline Tremblay, recorders

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

10 a.m.

For the whole family

Age 3 and up

In English

A Jeunesses Musicales Canada co-production with Flûte-Alors!

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

LES ŒUFS DE POUSSE-POUSSE

Have you ever lost something you were supposed to keep?

“Pitpiiiiiiiit!” Poussin Pousse-Pousse is very upset. The basket of chocolate eggs he was supposed to look after for Maman Poulette has disappeared!  If only he hadn’t been distracted by the lovely birdsong of the fantasy forest… if only he hadn’t been too curious, too!  His friend Lapidoux sets out to find the sweet, precious treasure. But everyone knows that the greatest chocolate fondue lover is none other than the dragon Kaldor. Kaldor, the one who always thinks he’s the biggest and strongest!

 

 

 

 

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

3 p.m.

Ages 2 to 7
In French

Presented by La petite valise théâtre

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE

 

Justine Skahan, Dawson City, 2018

DRAW YOUR WINTER BACKYARD WITH JUSTINE SKAHAN

Accompanied by our artist in residence, Justine Skahan, take part in a creative afternoon.
After a short visit of her studio in the Project Room of the Stewart Hall Art Gallery, the artist will present a few drawing techniques to help you draw your backyard during the winter season. As a family, come and create an artwork which can be hung in the heart of your home.
This workshop was specially designed for families.
.

SUNDAY, MARCH 10

From 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Ages 6 to 12 years old

Child accompanied by an adult.

Bilingual

Free admission

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – SALON MACLEAN

Reservation online

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 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Thursday, 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. | Friday, 1 p.m. 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. 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 and Sales Service offers high quality artworks for rent or sale for a nominal monthly fee. View the collection online at www.www.pointe-claire.ca/en/art-rental/ or stop by to appreciate the artworks in person.

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 2024 MINI ART RENTAL COLLECTION

2024 MINI ART RENTAL COLLECTION

The Stewart Hall Art Gallery presents the fourth edition of the MiNi Art Rental Collection! Come and discover over 50 artworks, carefully selected by a jury, showcasing the talents of Pointe-Claire children aged 12 and under. Following this exhibition at the Kids’ Corner, the artworks will be available for rent or for sale at the Cultural Centre, for a period of one year.

Proceeds from the sale or rental of artworks from the 2024 MiNi Art Rental Collection will be donated to the Propulsé par les jeunes, pour les jeunes campaign, run by Partage-Action de l’Ouest-de-l’Île, in support of community groups emphasizing the development of strong, resilient children.

This project was made possible thanks to the financial support of the Amis de Stewart Hall.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTRE – 2ND FLOOR

VERNISSAGE
Sunday, February 18, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

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

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.

KID’S CORNER: Chase away boredom!

Your children will have lots of fun discovering our fantastic selection of board games and educational puzzles to banish boredom and develop patience and concentration.

STEWART HALL CULTURAL CENTER – 2ND FLOOR

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