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Art and stories - March 19, 2024

Artist Roxanne Dyer says: Since the beginning of 2024, I've been building a YouTube channel. So far, I've added a couple of videos, about 6 minutes each, detailing the process behind my "Canopy of Peonies" oil painting.




Roxanne’s YouTube channel:

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DU 16 MARS AU 7 AVRIL, LE FESTIVAL ART SOUTERRAIN




The festival presents the vernissage of Wooden Diamonds by Filippo Ferraro at the Italian Cultural Institute of Montreal (1200 Dr. Penfield) on March 20 from 6 to 9 pm. A photographic reportage in three acts, Wooden Diamonds explores the ties between the population of Salento and its olive groves.


Click https://festival2024.artsouterrain.com/en/activites/opening-filippo-ferraro/  for vernissage details. The exhibition runs to April 19. Free admission.

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The McCord Museum’s experts present the research projects they’ve been working on and share their recent discoveries related to the Museum’s collections and archives. March 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Attend the event at the Museum or online.



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The McCord Museum is proud to associate with The International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) for the special screening Mode vs. Folklore, entre traditions et transgressions on March 23 at 4 p.m. at the Cinéma du Musée.



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Catch this if you are in Toronto:



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David Duchemin’s photographs of Vancouver Island, BC.



Every year, off the coast of Vancouver Island, the place David Duchemin calls home, the herring spawn by the millions. The usually dark green water turns a magnificent chalky blue-green as the herring do the reproductive dance that makes them a keystone species, while at the same time drawing in an astonishing number of animals: gulls, seabirds, bald eagles, sea otters, harbour seals, sea lions, orca, grey and humpback whales. What an experience! At times, David could turn 360 degrees and see dozens of whales, hundreds of eagles, and thousands of gulls, the surface of the water broken every few seconds by seals or sea lions. The herring run is a spectacle, and for years, David has lived here knowing almost nothing about it.


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Voices of the Silent Generation by Stella d’Entremont



Stella d’Entremont’s – President of CAPA – Voices of the Silent Generation exhibition is currently on at the Musée acadien at the University of Moncton, New Brunswick. 


Following the opening of this exhibition, Stella was featured on CBC News on March 2, 2024:


Giving ‘voice’ to the women of her mother’s generation, this exhibition is a profound celebration of culture, resilience, and the indomitable spirit of Acadian women. It is a captivating photo exhibition, shedding light on the stories and experiences of these often-silent heroines. The exhibition serves as both a visual feast and a poignant narrative, giving voice to the rich tapestry of Acadian women’s lives.


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Stories:


After civil war broke out in Syria 13 years ago, millions were forced to flee their homes. Many of them ended up in refugee camps, where they remain to this day. Canadian researcher Karen E. Fisher has spent the last decade learning about the world's largest Syrian refugee camp and the people who inhabit it. She and camp resident Mohammad Shwamra join Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss the cookbook Zaatari, which highlights the food, culture, and history of Syrian refugees.



The cookbook:


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This Canadian won a global art prize in 1876. When the judges found out he was Black, they tried to reverse it. Edward Mitchell Bannister was the first Black man to win a major art prize in the U.S.


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Who Was the Enslaved Child Painted Out of This 1837 Portrait? The painting of Bélizaire, 15, shown behind the children of his enslavers, has been acquired by the Met.




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