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Online lectures and events to check out:

Updated: May 24, 2021

From the WAAC:

May 1-June 15 open to the public: WAAC Photography Exhibition 'Unique Visions: A World of Difference

May 20, 1:00 p.m. open to the public: Olex Wlasenko’s Lecture ‘Naughty Bits” controversial artworks in history Register FREE until May 13 with Cal at Members $10, Non-members $15 after May 13. This monthly lecture series is brought to you by the Artist Voice Program Committee.

May 26, 1:00 p.m. open to the public: WAAC Luncheon Lecture Series with Robert Kearns “The Amazing Story of Toronto’s medical response to the 1847 arrival of thousands of Irish Famine Migrants and the typhus epidemic that threatened them and the city.” Register FREE until May 19 with Cal at Members $10, Non-members $15 after May 19. This monthly lecture series is brought to you by the WAAC Program Committee.

June 17, 1:00 p.m. open to the public: Anne O’Callaghan will take us on a walking tour of Public Art in the GTA visiting some old friends and discovering new ones. The Changing Face of Public Art in Toronto Register FREE until May June 10 with Cal at Members $10, Non-members $15 after June 10. This monthly lecture series is brought to you by the Artist Voice Program Committee.

The Queen West Art Crawl has extended their deadline to May 31

Music in the Afternoon: Women’s Musical Club of Toronto presents the Rolston String Quartet on Thursday May 13 at 1;30 p.m.

HOT DOCS announces an upcoming online event with podcasters Anna Sale and Aminatou Sow on Talking About Hard Things on Thursday, May 27, 7:30 pm (EST). Loved by millions of listeners for her award-winning WNYC podcast Death, Sex, & Money, Anna Sale discusses her new book—and the difficult subjects we're too scared to bring up—with Aminatou Sow, host of Call Your Girlfriend and co-writer of the bestselling book Big Friendship.

Agora Gallery presents: Introspection: Outside the Picture on view from May 4 - 25, 2021. Opening reception: Thursday, May 6 from 6-8 pm Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11am – 6pm; open to the public

The Miles Nadal JCC’s Virtual Gallery invites you Dream Scenes: Seniors on the Green Screen. Photo artist Martha Davis has helped hundreds of seniors fulfil their wildest dreams in this Scotiabank CONTACT International Photography Festival Exhibit. The exhibit closes June 30.

African Women Acting has three student summer job positions – Event Marketing Specialist, Video Director, Sound Recordist. Check their pages at African Women Acting – Empowering Women Through Arts for more information and opportunities.

Level UP is a FREE digital business academy for Canadian artists and creatives who wish to take their entrepreneurship skills to the next level. The program consists of 20+ courses presented online by industry experts, meant to provide practical knowledge and real skills for the real world. FREE enrollment.

The Arts & Letter Club offers a peek at their most recent music video in the Club’s recital series, now available on the Club’s YouTube channel. This latest concert features violinist Jessy Kim and pianist Benjamin Smith, who recently performed in the Great Hall, in a recital devoted to music for solo violin and for violin/piano duos. Bach, Chatman, and Brahms are the focus of this moving concert. The performances are stunning! LINK: For more information on the A&L Club, visit May LAMPSletter for phones & small screens

The Art Gallery of Ontario is offering virtual school programs These programs are free of charge We invite students at home or in school to join us daily Monday - Friday for a live conversation with an AGO Art Educator.

Hot Docs streams Kenny Scharf: When Worlds Collide To see the world through the eyes of the iconic New York pop surrealist Kenny Scharf is to travel to a technicolour galaxy where fun reigns supreme. Streaming until June 17.

ArtBarn is offering a 2-day weekend Create with Collage intensive May 29 and 30 with Steve Rose to experience a multitude of 2D and 3D mixed media possibilities. Info and registration


Convergence and Concordia “Crimson Workshop: The Colour of Passion”, May 23 at 2:00PM.

This workshop will examine our linguistic connections with colours and the sensory evocations between words and vision. Together, we will explore how naming can alter or reinforce our perceptions of colour. Such linguistic links with colours have sparked controversy through the centuries, revealing that, ultimately, the meaning of colour is socially constructed. Participants will then add their own personal perspectives to the lexicon of colours. Each participant will employ the Adobe Color Wheel to choose a colour that speaks to them. Then, the instructor will guide the participants through a sensory naming exercise in an attempt to encapsulate the feeling of the colour. Finally, we will all submit our colours and titles to the Convergence website. This experiment's results will illuminate the influence of naming on our shared or disparate perceptions of colour.

Workshop facilitated by Ph.D. Darian Goldin Stahl

Register here: Meeting Registration - Zoom


Printemps symphonique - jeudi 13 mai 2021 à 19h


Exhibits of our fellow WASM members:


The first edition of the Montréal History Festival (Festival d’histoire de Montréal) presents more than 40 thematic activities for all ages, presented by 14 Montréal history museums. The inaugural Festival d’histoire de Montréal runs from May 14 to 16, 2021. Because of the COVID pandemic, the festival is hybrid of virtual and in-person events.


A fascinating historical account of Montreal from the Doc Project and Craig Desson.

Photo Elaine Bacal

“Did I buy a condo on stolen land? How purchasing my first home (in Mile End) made me question property rights”. If Montreal lies on unceded Indigenous land, can anyone actually ‘own’ property on it?


Expo '67 - Why the 'Indians of Canada Pavilion' at Expo 67 still matters. In the midst of Centennial celebrations, one exhibit resisted Canada's familiar, comfortable story.


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