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WASM newsletter for October 3, 2022


Hybrid Event | Illuminated Deities: Hindu Gods and Goddesses and Devotional Texts in McGill’s Rare Books and Special Collections.

Event: 6 Oct 2022, 12:00 to 13:00.


Join curator Dr. Richard Virr for the vernissage of a new exhibition: Bibliotheca Britannica: British Books and Authors Published on the Continent in English and in Translation: ca. 1750-1821. Join us at McGill's Rare Books and Special Collections, 4th floor of the McLennan Library Building, for a reception and celebration of the exhibition and collection.

In-Person Event, October 13th, 5 - 7 PM (ET)


Exposition - Ann Pearson Photography.

The McGill Center for Lifelong Learning, 680 Sherbrooke St. West, 2nd floor, is hosting an exhibit of Ann Pearson's photography in her memory. All works shown will be photographs that Ann printed and framed herself.

Monday, September 12 to Monday, October 17, 2022, 9:00 to 4:00 Monday to Thursday.

Masks must be worn on the premises.


L'UQAM et le MBAM proposent un premier cours en ligne ouvert à toutes et à tous sur l'art moderne et contemporain autochtone - Ohtehra', l'art autochtone aujourd'hui.

MONTRÉAL, le 27 sep 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - L'Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) et le Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (MBAM) dévoilent Ohtehra', l'art autochtone aujourd'hui. Ce nouveau cours en ligne gratuit et accessible à toutes et à tous ouvre un chapitre exceptionnel sur la culture autochtone. Il propose une lecture inédite de l'histoire de l'art du Québec et du Canada, qui s'appuie sur des œuvres et objets issus des collections d'art moderne et contemporain du MBAM. Destiné à un large public, autant initié que novice, ce cours sans frontières sera disponible sur la plateforme FUN, à compter du 17 octobre prochain.


Kent Monkman: Being Legendary – at the Royal Ontario Museum, October 8, 2022, to March 19, 2023, Level 3, Third Floor Centre Block.


Tout le mois d’octobre est consacré à la célébration et à la mise en valeur du patrimoine culturel créole du Canada et du Québec. Le créole est une langue officielle dans les pays comme Haïti, Ile Maurice, Les Seychelles et Vanuatu. Plusieurs de ces pays ont une graphie officielle et c’est le cas pour Haïti qui a la sienne depuis 1979.


Photo project celebrates Kahnawake boys with braids - Kanien’kehá:ka mom wants boys with long hair to feel confident at school. Journalist Ka’nhehsí:io Deer is a Kanien’kehá:ka journalist from Kahnawake, Que. She is currently a reporter with CBC Indigenous covering communities across Quebec.


Nico Carver – Astrophotography.

Nico with his gear. 10/2018. Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory, Hockessin, DE.

Nico Carver has always been a camera nut. After graduating from college with a degree in filmmaking, he traveled around the world and first fell in love with photographing the night sky while shooting Aurora in Iceland. He now works at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian and has a YouTube channel that aims to help beginners get started with astrophotography.

Nico says, “This website is to showcase my astrophotography and to share some tips and related miscellany such as light pollution studies. I've decided to focus primarily on large emission nebulae and supernova remnants, as they are possible to capture well from the light polluted skies of my backyard in Somerville, Massachusetts by using narrowband filters”.


When it’s rainy here in Montreal, it is the perfect time to get out there and go foraging for mushrooms. If that is something you're into, there are a few things you should consider. To talk to us about some of them, we will hear from Mical Moser, a board member of the Cercle des Mycologues de Montreal. She has been actively foraging since 2015.


Prenez des photos éloquentes, notez les données pertinentes (habitat, arbres, etc.), puis retrouvez-nous sur facebook , où des spécialistes répondront à vos questions.


Big balls of fungi are cropping up across Quebec, to foragers' delight.

Mélanie Greffard and her husband found this giant puffball in a corner of their backyard, near their children's wooden play structure. (Submitted by Mélanie Greffard)


As Water Falls is a virtual interactive waterfall that explores various aspects of water and its metaphorical concepts, shedding light on our relationship with this precious element. It is a large-scale installation in the form of a cascade that reacts to mobile phone flashlights. Mirrors, real water, and vibrating motors are among other components used to make the experience even more immersive.

On until January 5, 2023, Place des arts Exhibition Hall:



Whale Fall by Ann Lambert. Publication date, Tuesday, September 20, 2022.

Book launch at Paragraphe Books, 2220 McGill College Avenue, free admission, refreshments. Sunday, October 23.


Former Montrealer Lesley Crewe's latest novel is about a 12-year-old girl who is looking to solve a mystery. Any mystery, in fact, but the one she really wants to solve is the story of her mother. Set in Montreal's NDG neighborhood during Expo '67, Crewe talks about why this is such a special place and time for her as well as the complexities of her main character.

The book:


Culinary historian Michael Twitty's new book is called Koshersoul: The Faith and Food Journey of an African American Jew. It explores his experience being Black and Jewish, and how he brought his different identities together in the kitchen.

The book:


Congolese-born, Montreal-based musician, singer, songwriter, and DJ Pierre Kwenders (born José Louis Modabi) grounds his sound in the joy and abandon of dance, creating a unique blend of Afro-inflected electronic sounds inspired by Congolese rumba.

Kwenders won this year's Polaris Music Prize for his album, José Louis and the Paradox of Love. The $50,000 Polaris Music Prize, which celebrates the best Canadian album of the year, was announced on Sept. 19, 2022.

Cover art for Pierre Kwenders's 2022 album, José Louis and the Paradox of Love. (Killbeat Music)


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