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WASM newsletter for May 30, 2022

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Residency Program:

Since its founding in 1990 by James Baird, The Pouch Cove Foundation (incorporated in 1997) has provided a retreat for more than one thousand visiting artists from around the world, at its facilities on the Northern Avalon Peninsula in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The PCF operates on an invitation-only basis and invites artists to participate in its residency program on an ongoing basis. There is no application process. The PCF does welcome informal proposals from groups of painters interested in working together on a project. There is no cost to the invited residents.


P.O. Box 693

14 Gruchy’s Hill, Pouch Cove, NL, Canada

A0A 3L0

Tel: (709) 771 9490



Arts and Culture:

From CBC Ideas - Art was a battlefield for Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi, a feminist before the word was invented. The 17th-century artist painted a new vision of womanhood and fought for the very things women fight for today. (Alisa Siegel)

Artemisia Gentileschi, Allegory of Painting (Pittura), 1638–40, oil on canvas, Royal Collection Trust (© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2019)


Nora Young on CBC Spark - How new technologies are changing the way we think about originality and authorship in art and artifacts. New digital tools like AI and 3D imagining have become artistic collaborators.

This artwork called Cloud/Hardware is part of a project called Sky World/Cloud World by Amelia Winger-Bearskin, an artist who has embraced collaboration with new digital technologies, including artificial intelligence. (Submitted by Amelia Winger-Bearskin) -------------------------------------------------------------------

Art Volt is a platform containing a wide array of programs aimed at supporting recent Fine Arts alumni. Art Volt focuses on initiatives and tools to better equip Concordia’s creative practitioners as they transition out of their academic degree and embark on new projects. The objective is to reinforce the knowledge and practices gained by students during their degree, while providing real-world experiences and connections they can build on in their personal and professional lives.


Ukrainian ballet dancers displaced by war find a home on international stages. The Ukrainian Classical Ballet has been on a charity tour in Italy and Romania. Last weekend, the company was in Bucharest, Romania’s capital, for a performance of “Giselle.”

From The World, May 19, 2022 · 12:30 PM EDT, By Carolyn Beeler


How a Canadian chef is helping migrant women put down 'Roots' in Italy. Roots, Montrealer Jessica Rosval's new restaurant in Modena, Italy, is staffed by migrants training as chefs. For the past nine years, Montrealer Rosval has served as the right-hand woman of celebrated chef Massimo Bottura, who was featured in Stanley Tucci's Searching for Italy series on CNN. She has worked alongside him in his Michelin-starred restaurant, Osteria Francescana, in Modena, Italy, which she calls an "ethical kitchen." Now, Rosval is applying the notion of "kitchens as community" to a new culinary venture that helps women who immigrate to Italy find careers and integrate into life in a new country. Full story by Megan Williams)

Canadian chef Jessica Rosval, left, jokes with trainee Vida Odoma in the kitchen of Roots, her new restaurant in Modena, Italy, where immigrant women train to become chefs. (Chris Warde-Jones)


More about Jessica - Jessica Rosval, chef at the luxurious Casa Maria Luigia, outside Modena, Italy, has been awarded the title of female chef of the year, in the prestigious dell’Espresso restaurant guide. She explains why she fell in love with the hustle and bustle of the restaurant kitchen as a teen and shares what she now tries to communicate through her award-winning food.

Rosval is also the head chef of Casa Maria Luigia, a bed and breakfast owned by celebrated Italian chef Massimo Bottura located just outside Modena in northern Italy. (Chris Warde-Jones)


Teaser of the feature-length documentary GABOR that plunges into the world of Gabor Szilasi, a humanist photographer of Hungarian origin who has spent the last 60 years putting in images the eloquence of the daily life of his adopted country.


Documentary filmmaker and photographer, Joannie Lafrenière loves human beings. Holding degrees in journalism and photography, Joannie has contributed to several recognized publications and has had the chance to be part of many different inspiring independent projects. Her documentary projects have been shown in major festivals across Canada and abroad.


Art consultant Sarah Belden: Making a career in the art world.

University graduates may be surveying the job market or strategizing future careers but launching a career in the art world isn't the same as other career paths. We talk to Canadian Sarah Belden, an international art consultant with her own foundation that helps emerging artists.

Listen here:


Exhibits, Events, and Workshops:

Convocation Celebration Drop-In Exhibition

31 May 2022, 12:00 to 14:00

McLennan Library Building Rare Books and Special Collections, McLennan Library Building 4th floor, 3459 rue McTavish, Montreal.


Arts events from Yes Montreal - We offer a variety of artist focused workshops and events that will help you grow your artistic practice or arts-based business.:


ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery

Founded in 2000, ZimArt's Rice Lake Gallery represents over 50 Zimbabwean stone sculptors. Their work is on display in a beautiful natural oasis overlooking Rice Lake and the Northumberland Hills. The gallery offers the most comprehensive collection of hand-carved Zimbabwean stone sculpture in Canada. Sizes range from tabletop to monumental.

During the season ZimArt hosts a month-long exhibition celebrating the work of the visiting artist. We also organize other events from evening concerts to art workshops. And, of course, stone sculpting workshops led by the visiting artist.

Tapiwa Mapuranga, this year’s artist-in-residence, will be featured in Stories in Stone, an exhibition focused on his work which runs from August 6 to September 4, 2022. Click here for more information.


English Paper Piecing Workshop

In this weekend workshop, you will work with Miriam Davidson to create a small project and learn techniques to design a larger quilt project you can finish on your own. If you are an experienced machine quilter, you will enjoy leaving your machine behind to hand sew with a small group of creative individuals.


Please contact Miriam first to register. Workshop fees ($225) are to be paid by e-transfer to . The account is set up for automatic deposit, so password set up is not required.


855 Second Line Rd. Bailieboro, Ontario, K0L 1B0



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