WASM Newsletter for May 31, 2021

Updated: Jun 3


Link to the entire newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/0c3454cbd524/february-22nd-newsletter-5526904

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Community Events:


Online lectures and events to check out:


The Junos - 50 years in the making. Catch it all on CBC, Sunday, June 6, 2021.

https://junoawards.ca/

To mark the importance of the 50th anniversary, the JUNOS have redesigned the prestigious award from the solid crystal tower into a new golden statuette, which is featured on the commemorative stamp.

More interesting reading on the Canada Post Magazine:

https://www.canadapost-postescanada.ca/blogs/personal/

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Festivals will happen: Check them out right here:

https://www.bonjourquebec.com/en-ca/search/section/events/category/festivals-and-special-events/region/montreal


More info to come as events unfold! Two of my favourites:

https://www.montrealjazzfest.com/en-CA

https://www.festivalnuitsdafrique.com/en/

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Join Concordia President Graham Carr for a virtual address to our global alumni community, moderated by Debra Arbec, BA 89, host of CBC News Montreal at 6.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021, 1 – 2 p.m. (Eastern Time)

“I look forward to introducing our new deans, sharing future research priorities, as well as Concordia’s plans for a more inclusive post-pandemic learning community. We’ll discuss how Concordia rose to the challenges of the past and where our ambitions are taking us in the future.” - Graham Carr.

Registration required: https://engage.concordia.ca/emailviewonwebpage.aspx?erid=088e1a3d-0c1a-4b61-9b3b-425d13aadd70&trid=088e1a3d-0c1a-4b61-9b3b-425d13aadd70

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News and events from the WAAC:

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.

The Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery is putting together a database of artists from all backgrounds that work with glass, ceramics and/or clay for research purposes. All collected information will remain confidential. Interested artists are encouraged to visit the following link: https://forms.gle/cnxk3rob6yZp19uS8 or email Cheyenne Mapplebeck at cheyenne.mapplebeck@gmail.com with any questions.


June 17, 1:00 p.m. open to the public: Anne O’Callaghan will take us on a virtual 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 June 10 with Cal at cal@womensartofcanada.ca. Members $10, Non-members $15 after June 10. This monthly lecture series is brought to you by the Artist Voice Program Committee.

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Governor General’s Literary Awards:

Due to the pandemic, we are celebrating the 2020 Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks) finalists and winners in spring 2021. The GGBooks will then resume their normal schedule, with the 2021 finalists and winners to be revealed this fall.

https://ggbooks.ca/

Also check out the 2021 GG Awards in Visual and Media Arts: https://en.ggarts.ca/

The Canada Council for the Arts celebrates the exceptional careers of Canadian artists in Canada with the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts (GGArts). These awards represent the most prestigious distinctions for excellence in visual and media arts in Canada. -------------------------------------------------------------------

Museums, Galleries, and Archives:

Le musée est né à l’initiative de Guy Mushagalusa Chigoho, qui gère depuis 2014 l’Espace Mushagalusa, galerie d'art et centre culturel dédié à la mise en valeur des collections et des cultures africaines. Ce lieu de diffusion est situé en plein cœur du centre-ville de Montréal, à proximité de pôles de culture et de savoir.

En fondant l’Afromusée en 2017, une organisation à but non lucratif, et en y associant des collaborateurs de divers horizons professionnels et culturels, il souhaitait pousser l'expérience et le rêve encore plus loin en faisant de cette initiative personnelle une organisation collective et communautaire.

L’Afromusée peut compter sur cette expertise précieuse pour offrir une expérience muséale vivante et contemporaine.

Adresse : 533 rue Ontario Est suite 100, Montréal (QC) H2L 1N8

Tel: 1 (514) 649 3898; info@afromusee.com

http://afromusee.com/fr

Read all about the Montreal mapping project to be launched this September:

http://afromusee.com/fr/afrique-ici-afromusee

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Lots of new exhibits at the MMFA:

The MMFA is proud to present the first personal exhibition of Caroline Monnet in a Canadian museum. The multidisciplinary artist of Algonquin and French heritage explores, through her art, questions of identity, particularly in her maternal Indigenous roots. A must see:

https://www.mbam.qc.ca/en/exhibitions/caroline-monnet-ninga-mineh/


Visit Caroline’s web site: https://carolinemonnet.ca/

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