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WASM newsletter for November 14, 2022


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Events - in person and online:


Fifteen Quebec and Canadian artists of Haitian heritage will have a rare showcase for their work that ranges from paintings to sculpture, and video to photography in two separate venues in Montreal. We hear about the significance of this exhibit for artists of Haitian origin as well as the struggle for recognition at the institutional level for Haitian art. We hear from Dominique Fontaine, curator in residence at the Maison de la Culture, and Stephane Martelly, a Haitian-born painter, writer, and Caribbean literature specialist at the University of Sherbrooke who has four paintings in the exhibit.


L’exposition collective Souveraineté de l’imagination, bon bagay! présente la vitalité de la scène artistique locale d’influences haïtienne et québécoise. Du 17 novembre 2022 - 13 h 00 au 15 janvier 2023 - 17 h 00. Maison de la culture Janine-Sutto, 2550 rue Ontario Est, Montréal.

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Established 2011, Rock Your Mocs, is best described as a worldwide Native American & Indigenous Peoples virtual unity event held annually and during November National Native American Heritage Month in the U.S.A. During the Rock Your Mocs, people wear their moccasins, take a photo, create a video or story, add the hashtag #ROCKYOURMOCS and upload to social media. This creates “an online photo album” for the world to see and enjoy. Rock Your Mocs is wherever you are, and individuals, organizations, businesses, schools, museums, and tribes are taking the initiative to create their own independent local events too! Dates: 2022: November 13th – 19th.


At Concordia on Nov 15, at 4PM EST, join us for Rocking Those Mocs: Dancing for Change, a panel discussion exploring different perspectives on how dancers today are shaping pow wows through their traditions and identities.

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Héritage Montréal is pleased to invite you to a virtual round table discussion as part of the 20th anniversary of the OCPM and the Conseil du patrimoine de Montréal. November 16 at 12pm, virtual.

Created by the municipal reform law in 2002, the Conseil du patrimoine de Montréal and the Office de consultation publique de Montréal are 20 years old. On this occasion, Héritage Montréal invites you to a virtual round table discussion to look at the future of these bodies and their role in the Montréal of tomorrow. For more info and registration:

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CBC Let's Go music columnist Duke Eatmon tells Sabrina about Pink Floyd's relationship with Montreal through the decades. Duke also spoke to the band's drummer, Nick Mason and Aubrey 'Po' Powell, Pink Floyd's album cover designer. Powell is also the creator of the exhibit Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains open to the public at the Arsenal Contemporary Art Montreal.

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Photography:


The Best Photographs of World Architecture:

The Architectural Photography Awards 2022 (APA) is now in its tenth year. APA closed seeing a 49% increase in photographer entries. We are reaching new territories. Entries came from 64 different countries - up from 42 different countries in 2021.

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Focus on Wayne Simpson:

In his debut photography book, Resilient, Wayne Simpson (left) tells the stories of several seemingly ordinary Canadians. (Submitted by Wayne Simpson)


As heard on CBC’s The Current: Photographer Wayne Simpson's new book explores stories of resilience — one portrait at a time.


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In today's digital world, having a semi-active Facebook page won't cut it if you're looking to gain an audience. Listen in as we learned about the Community Digital Arts Hub, a digital media space looking to make media production more accessible to artists in the community.

The Community Digital Arts Hub (CDAH) project offers artists/arts & heritage organizations affordable, high quality studio space and equipment rentals, suitable for photo, live-streaming, video, sound recording and post-production.

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We are excited to be able to bring Art etc. to you again this year.

--------------------------------------------------------------------Village de Noël Atwater


Sept hivers plus tard, le Marché Atwater accueille encore une fois le tant attendu et maintenant classique Village de Noël du 24 novembre au 18 décembre. L’horaire est du vendredi au dimanche à l’exception du jeudi 24 novembre qui s’ajoute à l’horaire. Cette année, 54 artisans sont présents et prêts à vous faire découvrir leurs créations locales, allant des cosmétiques aux produits alimentaires, en passant par les bijoux et les vêtements.

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"The Other Path: where magic lurks" Podcast Brings Folktales from Across Canada into the Contemporary World. Ottawa's Odyssey Theatre asked five Canadian authors to reimagine a classic folktale and set it in the contemporary world. Sonali Karnick speaks with Montreal Jo Walton whose episode was inspired by an ancient Welsh story about a mythical people who transform into birds and the artistic director of Odyssey Theatre, Laurie Steven, who created the podcast and directs it.

“The Other Path” - https://theotherpath.ca/

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"Angels Unawares" Sculpture unveiled this week in Montreal.

Sonali Karnick speaks with sculptor, Timothy Schmaltz, about his new bronze sculpture depicting 140 migrants and refugees at St. Joseph's Oratory this week. He talks about the significance of the work as well as what message he wants to send with this piece. We also hear from Chloé Beaudet-Centomo, the assistant executive director of the non-profit group, Justice Pro bono, which matches volunteer lawyers with people who need help with legal work, including many refugees to the city. She was at the unveiling.


Timothy’s web site (just amazing!): https://www.sculpturebytps.com/

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