Please scroll down below to see the recorded zoom lectures for the 2020 season. They will go by date, from most recent to oldest.
Lecture 6 - NOV. 17th, 2020 - Jacinthe Thibault (Soprano) and Volte Voix - From Monteverdi to Coldplay
For the Zoom recording of Lecture # 6 click the play button above. To see the full screen version, click the button in the bottom right hand corner of the video player once you have pressed play.
Canadian soprano Jacinthe Thibault stands out for her resolutely sensitive approach to musical creation. She made her professional opera debut with the Chants Libres company when Alternate Visions was founded in 2007.
She has been in numerous productions both in opera and in classical concert.
Several times a grants recipient from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, she has distinguished herself in numerous vocal art competitions and was nominated for the Opus awards in 2014.
For more information, or If you want to purchase the work of Jacinthe Thibault or Volte voix, please contact Ms. Thibault via her website at:
Website Productions Voix Vénus:
you may also see more of her work, or follow the events of this marvelous performer by clicking the buttons below:
Lecture 5 - Nov 3, 2020 - Diana Bruno - The Language of Food
For the Zoom recording of Lecture # 5 click the play button above. If the writing on the slides is too small, try the full screen version by clicking the button in the bottom right hand corner of the video player once you have pressed play.
After a long career at the Institut de tourisme et d’hôtellerie du Québec, Diana Bruno immediately plunged into transforming an idea into a book.
In between teaching ESL in Montreal and EFL in China and Vietnam, she freelanced as a translator, specializing in the culinary domain.
The “Lexique” has been shortlisted for the very competitive and prestigious “Taste of Canada Awards”.
To purchase her book, please follow the links on her site at: https://www.culinarydictionary.ca
WASM's Halloween ABM!
Oct.31st, 2020 - 11:00 am-1:00pm
For something a little different this year, the board presented the “state of the WASM” address. The team wore costumes, and we invited you to do the same,
Thank you everyone who joined us for getting into the spirit, and for your support!
In this meeting we:
- Introduced our team members, and their individual projects,
- Presented the survey results,
- Talked about our upcoming next steps!
For the Zoom recording of the ABM 2020, (complete with Halloween prankster!) Please click the play button above.
Lecture 4 - Oct.13, 2020 - Emily Jan - The Artist as Explorer
For the Zoom recording of Lecture # 4, click the play button above.
At the end of the artist's discussion, some clarification on recent wasm issues was accidentally recorded. We left it in so that anyone who missed the lecture may also listen in.
Emily Jan is a Montreal-based artist and writer. Her installations have garnered international attention, including the textile museum of Toronto and the London Gallery West, in the U.K. Her most recent exhibit was at Art Mur Montreal.
Her biophilic sculptures and installations combine the found with the fabricated to evoke the faraway and the fantastical. As a wanderer, naturalist, and collector of objects and experiences, she is guided in her work by the spirit of exploration, kinship, and curiousity.
Here is the link to the current exhibition at Art Mûr (up to Oct 24th) which is currently open, with all social distancing and safety precautions in place:
Here is the link to the book "still life" in its digital format, as mentioned in the Q&A period
Lecture 3- Sept 29, 2020 - Deena Dlusy-Apel and Max Beer - "Will the Second Generation Please Rise"
For the past 10 years Deena and Max have been collaborating making film documentaries. Their first film addressed the treatment of the post war Jewish refugees in Montreal.
This film is a direct offshoot of the first film. It looks at the offspring of the diminishing survivor community-the effect of being second generation and the legacy of what they have done and what they will do to keep alive the memory of the Holocaust.
For the Zoom recording of Lecture # 3, click the play button above.
For bonus images from the artists in the film, and other historic photos, please see the gallery to the right.
To zoom in on the image, click the top image in the centre for an enlargement.
Lecture 2- Sept 15, 2020 - Grace Powell - Paris 1900
The recording was due to be posted Oct. 8th, but due to the Covid-related closing of the exhibit and concerns from the museum, this video will not be available on a public forum. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Please note the museum is currently closed due to COVID. Please see the MMFA website for details about reopening once this shutdown has ended.
A discussion on the current exhibit at the Montreal museum of Fine arts - Open until November 15th 2020
A docent of the MMFA for over 20 years, Grace comes to us with impeccable credentials. She will be providing us with in depth knowledge, and an insider's view on the current exhibit. Her often surprising insights are not available to the general public.
Lecture 1- Sept. 1st 2020. G. Scott Macleod - "After the War with Hannelore"
Artist and filmmaker G. Scott MacLeod pays tribute to the life history of Hannelore Scheiber, a Berliner who lived in post-war Berlin. He pays homage to Hannelore in his documentary, a selection of animations and a graphic novel.
The exhibition traces her experience of the Cold War (1945 - 1989) on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany.