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WASM Newsletter for July 12, 2021

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Community Events:

Invitation to participate - Guernica Editions celebrates Italian authors:

Guernica Editions celebrates its Italian roots in this international showcase of our 2020-2021 writers whose works celebrate the Italian diaspora. The night will kick off with a poetry reading, with 3 panel discussions to follow: a panel on fiction, a panel on nonfiction, and a panel on translation—with a live Q&A with the authors at the end, when we'll invite you to show your face and speak up. And if the discussion slips into Italian at any point, well, that's what we came here for! This event will take place over Zoom webinar with the use of live transcription and will be broadcast live using Facebook Live. The event will be recorded.

Date and Time: Tuesday, July 20th at 7:00 - 9:30 pm EST

RSVP on Facebook: Guernica Editions Italian Diasporic Showcase (

or register for Zoom: Webinar Registration - Zoom

Visit the web site to see all the news: Guernica Editions


Words have the power to shape how we see the world and each other. Listen up with Kaniehti:io Horn as she guides us through conversations with more than 70 people from 15 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.


Fashion News - Brought to you by Concordia:

In our era of social upheaval, how can the traditional fashion magazine evolve and respond to movements like Black Lives Matter, social media influencers, eco consciousness and more. What strategies can magazines adopt to stay relevant and future-proof their legacies, in print or pixels? And, finally, what fashion trends will we see post-pandemic? Join Harper's BAZAAR editor-in-chief Samira Nasr, BA 93, in conversation with TV and radio host Isabelle Racicot, BA 95, for a wide-ranging discussion on the future of fashion and how fashion magazines will stay relevant in a post-pandemic reality.

Thursday, July 15, 2021, 1 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

FUTURE OF: Fashion X Media (


See the winners - sponsored by Simons:

Bourse Fabrique 1840 | Élever les artisans canadiens | Simons


The Convergence Initiative in collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts invites you to the next Parallel World session: YInMn Blue - Images in the clouds (Pareidolia). Speakers: Karim Jerbi (Cognitive Neuroscientist) & Sylvie Douyon (Montreal Museum of Fine Arts guide). This is an online free event.

Colloquium: Friday, July 16th, 2021. 5:30 PM EST. Registration: Meeting Registration - Zoom

Workshop: Saturday, July 24th, 2021. 2 PM EST. Registration: Meeting Registration - Zoom


Photo credit: Hannah Tooktoo

Here on Let’s Go, we feature Indigenous Voices in and around Tio’tia:ke. Today, we’ll be speaking to one Inuk artist who is hoping to gain skills to take back to her community in Northern Quebec to help promote healing.

More amazing news about the artist:

Read more about Hannah:

See some of Hannah’s art on Instagram:


If you're walking around Verdun, you might notice a new outdoor art exhibit. It highlights the work of three Indigenous artists: Lisa Myers, Dana Claxton and Nico Williams. The exhibit is called "Un fleuve coupe la roche" or "A river cuts through rock". We speak with curator Mike Patten.

The exhibit/exposition du 21 juin au 10 octobre:

Quai 5160 – Maison de la culture de Verdun présente: Un fleuve coupe la roche/A river cuts through rock


A new name and approach for a popular NDG art gallery:

Native Immigrant NI) is a community arts approach to bridging native peoples and immigrants through a variety of cultural events. Native-Immigrant is housed permanently at Métèque Gallery in NDG, Montreal, since March 30th, 2017 (5442 Côte Saint Luc Road).Learn more here:


Online concerts from Place des Arts and Maison symphonique, and the CBC:

THE OSM WELCOMES: ALEXANDRA STRÉLISKI: Pianist and composer Alexandra Stréliski wrote and performed the albums Pianoscope and Inscape for which she won five ADISQ Félix Awards as well as a Juno Award. Her sensitive, accessible music gently evokes “inner landscapes” transformed by the colours of the orchestra. Discover the hushed sounds of the world of Alexandra Stréliski in the company of the OSM.

The OSM Welcomes: Alexandra Stréliski - Orchestre symphonique de Montréal


Revisor on CBC GEM - Political corruption, feckless bureaucracy and unchecked power - a timely new creation from award-winning dance-theatre makers Crystal Pite and Jonathon Young, based on Nikolai Gogol's play The Govern.

CBC Gem - CBC Arts Specials - Revisor


Jacques Primeau – Compagnon des arts et des lettres du Québec. More often than not, he has worked out of the spotlight in order to showcase our artists and culture, the city of Montreal and the ADISQ, not to mention the Quartier de Spectacles and Spectra, where he is in charge of the major festivals that make our magnificent site come alive. In recognition of his exceptional contributions to the development of the performing arts, the CALQ has awarded the Quebec Order of Arts and Letters to Jacques Primeau. Learn more about his career in this video recorded at Place des Arts.

Jacques Primeau | Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec (


Most unusual music delights the ears:

Altin Gün is an Amsterdam-based rock band that fuses traditional Turkish folk songs with psychedelic and funk sounds. Musicians Jasper Verhulst and Merve Dasdemir joined Tom Power to talk about founding the band and how their music was received in Turkey.

Listen to the interview on CBC q:

The web site features the music from Altin Gün’s CD:


Roomful of Teeth perform Caroline Shaw's 'Partita for 8 Voices' | Music on Main

Many more performances on Caroline Shaw’s web site:


The Blues:

Cedric Burnside is the grandson of Mississippi blues legend R. L. Burnside. He started out playing drums on tour with his grandfather as a teenager and has now come into his own as a singer-songwriter and guitarist who has twice been nominated for a Grammy. He spoke with Tom Power about his new album, I Be Trying, which is out now.

Listen to the interview with Tom Power on CBC q:

Cedric’s web site for more:

Listen on this Youtube link:

Cedric Burnside - Hill Country Blues Musician and Songwriter, 2021 NEA National Heritage Fellow, Ashland, Mississippi


News from the WAAC:

WAAC member Christy Chor has been chosen as one of 15 finalists in an international open call competition to interpret the theme of the XIII Florence Biennale READ MORE

Announcing the release of NBS’ ARISE documentary web-series, a four-part documentary web-series capturing one extraordinary year, presenting the stories of NBS Professional Ballet-Academic Program students, their families and their teachers, as they navigated this unique period in history.

For the academic year 2021-22, the Women’s Art Association of Canada will support four scholarships at The Glenn Gould School. Read the 2020-2021 Year in Review. With links to special content including videos of student performances and a peek at virtual learning using the power of technology. For the academic year 2021-22, the Women’s Art Association of Canada will support four scholarships.

HOT DOCS: REBEL WOMEN: THE CHANGE-MAKERS AND INNOVATORS WHO REFUSED TO PLAY BY THE RULES. This exciting course is part of our popular Curious Minds lecture series and led by Globe and Mail journalist Elizabeth Renzetti. It's available stream worldwide on Hot Docs at Home right now.

Feheley Fine Arts congratulates Canada’s New Governor General Mary Simon. READ MORE Feheley Fine Arts presents an article —Themes in Inuit Art :The Bear


Photography News:

Susan Meiselas on Imagination and Photographic Education. The photographer discusses her new book, a photographic resource for kids, Eyes Open, and the original 1970s publication that inspired it.

Susan Meiselas on Imagination and Photographic Education | Magnum Photos


The 2021 Pulitzer Prizes for Photography Have Been Revealed. Check out the winners here:

The 2021 Pulitzer Prizes for Photography Have Been Revealed | PetaPixel


Menlo Park gallery lights the torch for favorite Olympic photographs. As the world begins settling into Olympic-watching mode, a trio of veteran photographers is staging a Bay Area exhibit to give a glimpse into their favorite Olympic shots, taken over many years of the games.

Favorite Olympic Moments in Photos – NBC Bay Area


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