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WASM Newsletter for June 14, 2021

Link to view the newsletter: Newsletter June, 14 2021 💌 (

NOTE: The links to the WASM Blog within the newsletter do not work. The WASM Blog with the addition of Community Events can be accessed via the WASM web site. If you are reading this, you are in the right place.


Community Events:

Online lectures and events to check out:

Brought to you by Convergence:

Uranium Yellow - Poisoned by Color (Neurotoxicity and Dyes)

Colloquium: Saturday, June 19th, 2021. 1 PM EST

Workshop: Sunday, June 27th, 2021. 2 PM EST


Brought to you by Concordia:

Join past and present participants, student interns and staff to celebrate 25 years of offering our unique creative arts therapies program. This online event will include musical entertainment by some very special guests and testimonials from the Concordia community. A retrospective video highlighting the centre’s achievements will follow.

Thursday, June 17, 2021, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Registration and info:


News from the WAAC:

June 16 – Sept 3. Summertime Member Exhibition in the Dignam Gallery. Stay tuned for links! ZOOM Reception Saturday June 19 at 4:00 p.m.

open to the public

June 7-June 30: Foundling Art Exhibition online in the Ruth Upjohn Gallery. ZOOM Reception Monday June 21 at 2:00 pm. open to the public

July 1-31: The Women’s Art Association of Canada’s Ruth Upjohn Gallery and Seoul’s Hello Space Gallery create Vital Signs, a virtual exchange exhibition that is a first of its kind collaboration introducing works by South Korean and Canadian artists at WAAC. Stay tuned for links!

U of T Faculty of Music invites you to attend “A Dean’s Envoi: Reflections on the Emotional Impact of Music”. Free Zoom lecture June 23 at 5:00 p.m. RSVP

The KUMF Gallery will host the Philosophy of Objects exhibit created by the Ukrainian Canadian Art Foundation. View the 3D virtual exhibition until June 27th.

Watch family friendly videos at the Canadian Museum of Nature

Feheley Fine Arts: Thursday June 10, 6:00 p.m. Artist Talk & Exhibiton Tour with Darcie Bernhardt, an Inuvialuk/Gwich’in artist raised in Tuktuyaaqtuuq, NWT, and currently based in Halifax, NS. Akisuktuaq, the artist’s first solo exhibition, features thirteen extraordinary works of oil painting on canvas To register for the event click here.

Music in the Afternoon series by Music in the Afternoon presents A CDA Celebration “mini-concerts” showcasing nine Career Development Award (CDA) winners. Video available until June 24th.

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 30th.


Museums, Galleries, and Related Events:

In June, we commemorate National Indigenous History Month 2021 to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.


Indspire Awards - Celebrating Indigenous Achievement

The Indspire Awards represents the highest honour the Indigenous community bestows upon its own people. After 28 years, the Indspire Awards have honoured 384 First Nations, Inuit, and Métis individuals who demonstrate outstanding achievement. The show is a nationally broadcast celebration of culture showcasing the diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada including performances by Canada’s biggest names in Indigenous entertainment. June 22, 2021, Broadcast on APTN and CBC.


Le Musée des métiers d'art du Québec has a new permanent exhibition of the furniture, textiles and ceramics made by professional artisans going back as far as New France, with the addition of craftwork from the artistic boom of the 1960s, and onwards. Mireille Lacombe, head of educational and cultural activities, tells us what impact historical events, such as WWII and later Expo 67, had on the development of fine crafts in Quebec.


KWE! Meet with Indigenous Peoples is offering you an original program in 2021! The 2021 edition will take place from June 18 to July 4 and for public health reasons, an exhibition will be held at Place Jean-Béliveau at ExpoCité. Neighboring the Grand Marché de Québec, the wooded area is easily accessible and will welcome us for the first time, thanks to a partnership with the Ville de Québec. Virtual activities are also offered, see our program here.

Chef Anora Collier is one of the chefs creating gourmet discovery boxes, with a hunting theme, for KWE!. Collier tells us about traditional hunting and cooking in the Huron Wendat community of Wendake, where she grew up.


Photography News:

Club Photo Évasion de Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC is once more holding its annual exhibition in a virtual format. It is with great pleasure that we invite you to visit our exhibition featuring the best works of members.

The exhibition will be available until June 30th, 2021. You can access it through this link:


Check out the exhibits from Le Musée de la photographie Desjardins


Pandemic fun:

Jennifer Gasoi sings songs about construction and the pandemic:


Recommended by WASM fellow member Carol Rabinovitch:

My daughter’s friend, Carrie Goldstein Mazoff, created the cutest video on going out after the pandemic, based on “The Little Mermaid”. She has a beautiful voice.


Summertime music - brought to you by the very talented Eric Abramovitz: In anticipation for the Summer, I've adapted/arranged Samuel Barber's beautiful wind quintet 'Summer Music' and George Gershwin's 'Summertime', with a special appearance by my brother and Hip-Hop artist, YOSH.


A lesson in the evolution of classical music,1680 AD - 2017 by Vinheteiro:


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