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and from Marc Taro Holmes of Urban Sketchers Montreal

https://urbansketchersmontreal.wordpress.com/2016/06/19/sketching-chapeau-mont-royal/

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From AHA member Marc Giroux:

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By popular demand  …. I am opening up the property where ‘The Company of Strangers’ movie was produced by Cynthia Scott some 28 years ago. This is a Picnic and Paint outing. You wish to be a Stranger … contact me via email for details.

Marc Giroux, email marcjgiroux[AT]sympatico.ca 

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Drawing Opportunity

Member Jane Hannah informs us about a group sketching event:

June 18th, from 1 pm to 5 pm at the Place Royale, just outside the Pointe-à-Callière, all sketchers in Montreal have been invited to come out and draw at the fourth Mixed Art Festival – a celebration of native American music, dance and arts.

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Mixed Art Festival
Several activities will be taking place in the area around the Museum and on Place Royale, through a partnership with Sacred Fire Productions and the SDC. The Museum will be hosting activities as part of the 4th Mixed Art Festival: music and dance performances on Place Royale, interspersed with Amerindian drum-making demonstrations under a tent set up by the Museum. Saturday and Sunday, June 18, from 1 pm to 5 pm.

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Thank you to AHA member Linda Denis for bringing to our attention this paint/sketch/shoot event at the Verger de Hudson, Saturday, May 28, 1 – 5 pm. Address: 839 Main Road (just east of Montée Lavigne).

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AHA member Jane Hannah gives us a heads-up about a sketching opportunity, July 10, from 10 am to 2 pm. More details to follow.

We are hoping for a warm summer so that we can enjoy sketching the great outdoors of Montreal. On Sunday July 10th the Urban Sketchers Montreal has been invited to a Picnic/Vernissage/Sketching Day at Stewart Hall’s Cultural Centre in Pointe-Claire. Stewart Hall is situated in a gorgeous historic mansion and is a unique cultural venue located on the bank of Lake Saint-Louis. It is an absolutely stunning spot to sketch, in all seasons! Everyone is invited to sketch with us on that day starting at 10:00 am & we are invited to display our sketches in a group vernissage in the Art Gallery at the end of the day at around 2:00 pm. More details to follow soon.

Nous espérons avoir un bel été chaud afin que nous puissions dessiner/peindre les grands espaces de Montréal. Le dimanche 10 juillet 2016, les Urban Sketchers de Montréal ont été invités à participer à un Picnic/Vernissage/Esquisses au Centre culturel Stewart Hall de Pointe-Claire. Stewart Hall est une demeure historique sur un lieu culturel unique situé aux abords du Lac Saint-Louis. Un endroit absolument magnifique pour faire des croquis, en toutes saisons! Tout le monde est invité à esquisser avec nous ce jour-là à partir de 10h00 et nous sommes invités à afficher nos croquis dans un vernissage de groupe dans la Galerie d’art à la fin de la journée vers 14h00. Plus de détails à suivre bientôt. 

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Stewart Hall, Jane Hannah, watercolour

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Thank you to AHA member Maureen Slattery for sharing this news:imgres

This fall and winter, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art is showing films about women artists on 9 different dates. They are open to non-members for $5.

Selected films include the following:

1. “By Woman’s Hand” Sun. Nov. 8th at 2 p.m. (About Prudence Heward, Sarah Robertson, and Anne Savage, members of the Beaver Hall Group)

2. “Paris was a Woman” Sun. Nov. 22nd at 2 p.m. (About women artists in 1920’s Paris, including Gertrude Stein)

3. “Georgia O’Keefe” Sun. Dec. 6th at 2 p.m.

4. “Frida, Nature Vivante” Sun. Dec. 13th, at 2 p.m. (In French).

For full list of films, go to mbam.qc.ca

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 imagesGisèle Lapalme a écrit:

Jeudi le 12 février: Je serai là de 9 h00 à 17 h00.

Si vous avez des amis, amies qui veulent se joindre, bienvenue!

J’apporte le café. 

Venez dessiner, peindre, prendre des photos, prendre de l’air, relaxer près du poêle a bois!!!

Apportez votre lunch, un petit banc pliant ou une chaise et surtout vêtements chauds.

$5.00 à la barrière pour la voiture, n’importe le montant de passagers.

Si vous voulez pêcher, $$ et besoin d’un permis de pêche.

Centre de pêche Lauzon, Baie de Rigaud

Autoroute 40 – sortie 9, ensuite à gauche environ 2 km. Vous allez voir la pancarte 876 La Baie.

P.S. ou si vous arrivez sur St. Jean Baptiste, continuez direction Pointe Fortune et le centre de pêche se trouve a votre droite.

Au plaisir de vous voir!

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AHA member Gisele Lapalme passes this on from Linda Drewry:

Year 20!  The Magic is still working, so we still after all these years don’t want to change much. We’ll return to many of our favourite sites. Same rules as before: there are none. We want only your camaraderie and your enthusiasm. You are welcome to come to as many or as few as you can.

. Open to all artists. Pass it around to your friends. Free. Sites with entrance fees are noted.

. Meets Tuesday at a new site, 10AM until the last one goes home.

. Your choice of medium, what you can carry, plus your lunch.

. No rain checks. Unless there is a weather warning to stay home – go for it. A 40% chance of rain means a 60% chance of sunshine. If not, paint the rain. We’re often very lucky.

. No reservations. If you plan on attending, just show up.

Schedule:

June 24 – Sandy Beach, Hudson. There is an enchanting maze of footbridges and lookout decks over a meandering stream, with a panoramic view of lake of Two Mountains, and sailboats. Beach Road at Stephen Shaar Community Centre (washrooms, parking). The entrance is just past the tracks at the iron gates and the large map. If the parking is full, there’s more at the Jack Layton Park on Halcro road, keep right at the end of Wharf road.

July 1 – Maison Valois on Valois Bay. 331 rue St Charles, Vaudreuil Dorion. A small park with great views, especially from the smaller island (cross the small bridge). A wide open stretch of lake of Two Mountains with the bridge in the distance, even a view of the church spire, plus sailing boats and kayaks, terraced lawns and interesting houses, and water lilies in season.

July 8 – Centre de la Nature Laval. 901 ave.du Parc. There’s a colorful mini-town at the Village des Arts but my favourite is still the rock gardens, the swan and geese in the pond, the gazebos and paths up by Parking Lot #4. rte 440 to 125 south. http://centredelanature.laval.ca/

July 15 – Greenwood, 254 Main Street, Hudson. A beautiful historic home built between 1732-1860. Now a Centre for Living History. Their famous phlox should be in bloom this week. Rte 40, direction Ottawa, exit 26, right on Bellevue, left on Main. Entrance fee $5. or annual memberships. www.greenwood-centre-hudson.org

July 22 – Coteau-du-lac National Historic Site. One of our first favourite places. Rolling hills overlooking rapids, ship skeletons and fishing holes, with a neighbouring millhouse, a terrace overlooking the falls. A famous hotdog stand Le Caveau on the corner.20 West Exit 17, south to the end, turn right on Chemin du fleuve, to 308A on the left. $3.40

July 29 – Ste Anne de Bellevue Canal National Historic Site.  There is so much to paint: the boats, the locks, the bridges, the roof lines of the clustered shops and restaurants and tourists on the promenade. A good viewpoint is at the park itself, across the locks. Or the small park near Christie street.  Highway 20, exit Ste Anne de Bellevue.

August 5 –Pointe du Moulin. Ile Perrot. There is still so much to paint here.  On highway 20 to Ile Perrot turn on Don Quichotte right through to the very end. The mill is difficult to paint – it has become a challenge that draws artists back every year. Free on Tuesdays.

August 12 – The Lachine rapids, in Lasalle.  The best view of the churning rapids, in a well-groomed park with small bridges through bird sanctuaries and gnarled trees, against the backdrop of the city. Take the river road. It becomes Lasalle blvd, and just east of  Bishop Power is the parking lot, between 5th and 6th ave.

 August 19 – Ile des  Moulins  Park  in Terrebonne. A picturesque island setting with a cluster of old stone buildings. Stroll by the river for the rapids, or the historic lane now the hub of gourmet restaurants. Autoroute 25 north, exit 22 E to rte 344, chemin St Louis. Well sign posted. Note: rte 440 in Laval merges with highway 25.

August 26 –Paint and Picnic at Cap St Jacques. 20099 Gouin West, drive all the way to the last parking lot, by the Ecological Farm and the Maison Brunet. Bring your own lunch and/or “pot luck” if you’d like. The ruling is “alcohol permitted as part of a picnic with meals”. Bring a “Show and Tell” of your favourite plein air work (which doesn’t have to be this year’s and might not be a great painting but have a great story to it.).

Can’t wait ! Linda Drewry, email ldrewry[AT]aol.com

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photoIt was like being a kid in a candy store for a group of AHA members who participated in a ‘paper tasting’ workshop at Papeterie Saint-Armand in Montreal. After a tour of the paper making process the artists had the opportunity to test a number of different hand made and custom made papers. The sheer variety of papers and textures really got the creative juices flowing, I’m sure we can look forward to seeing some astounding “works on paper’ in the months to come. Thanks to Monique Verdier for organizing this outing. 

La Papeterie Sainte-Armand, 514.931.8338, www.st-armand.com

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AHA member Cathryn McNamee sends along information from Linda Drewry about group excursions to local sites for plein air subjects in any medium. A new season is beginning for this group. There is no fee for participation, and no reservation is required. Just show up at 10 a.m. and bring your lunch. Contact Linda Drewry for further information.

May 21 – Bois‑de‑Liesse ‑ the historic Pitfield House. We’ll go back to an old favourite. It’s still early enough to catch the spring perennials in bloom around the pond.   Or the long sweep of lawn, or the interesting houses down the lane, and through the paths into the woods. Enter  the  Park at 9432 Gouin West, 100 yards west of Autoroute 13. Metered parking.

May 28 – Moulin Legaré, 232 St-Eustache, Saint-Eustache. Fabulous waterfall with an old flour mill, built 1762, good views along the footpath, rushing water or calmer pools that we like further down by the observation deck.. There are heritage homes on the street worth painting. Public parking 100 yards from entrance. Cross the footbridge.

June 4 – Cap St Jacques, but this time by the beach through the other entrance further west. The Chateau Goyer is very paintable, along with a few rustic houses and the beach itself. I thought it best to go just before school’s out, less crowded and no extra fees ($4.50 per person) beyond parking ($8.). The canteen won’t be open yet, so bring lunch. Outhouses, but the Centre d’Acceuil at the other entrance is modern.  21115 Gouin

June 11 –  Baie D’Urfe Town Hall. There is a beautiful rock garden here, with ponds and water plants.  The Town Hall building itself is charming, and from here you could walk over to the park on the bay to view either the boats or Fritz’ Farm.  Highway 20, exit Morgan road to the end.

June 18 – Parc-nature de l’Ile-de-la-Visitation. 2425 Gouin.  A well-tended park, historical houses in the Old Ahuntsic area. My favourite spot is the mill ruins behind the Maison de Meunier *, where some of us have lunch at the (very crowded) outdoor cafe-terrasse.  Past  Papineau  to  Gouin [one-way], follow the signs to De Lille. *Best street side parking here.

June 25 – Sandy Beach, Hudson. There is an enchanting maze of footbridges and lookout decks over a meandering stream, with a panoramic view of lake of Two Mountains, and sailboats. Beach Road at Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre (washrooms, parking). The entrance is just past the tracks at the iron gates and the large map. If the parking is full, there’s plenty on Halcro road, keep right at the end of Wharf road.

July 2 – Maison Valois on Valois Bay. 331 rue St Charles, Vaudreuil Dorion. We were here in the 90’s! A small park with great views, especially from the smaller island (cross the small bridge). A wide open stretch of lake of Two Mountains with the bridge in the distance, even a view of the church spire, plus sailing boats and kayaks, terraced lawns and interesting houses, and water lilies in season.

July 9 – Centre de la Nature Laval. 901 ave.du Parc. We went back last year and found lots of new changes. There’s a colorful mini-town at the Village des Arts but my favourite is still the rock gardens, the swan and geese in the pond, the gazebos and paths up by Parking Lot #4. rte 440 to 125 south. http://centredelanature.laval.ca/

July 16 – Greenwood, 254 Main Street, Hudson. A beautiful historic home built between 1732-1860. Now a Centre for Living History. Their famous phlox should be in bloom this week. Rte 40, direction Ottawa, exit 26, right on Bellevue, left on Main. Street parking. Entrance fee $5. or annual memberships. www.greenwood-centre-hudson.org

July 23 – Coteau-du-lac National Historic Site. One of our first favourite places. Rolling hills overlooking rapids, a canal, cannons, ship skeletons and fishing holes, with a neighbouring millhouse, with a terrasse overlooking the falls. A famous hotdog stand Le Caveau on the corner. Exit 17 off Highway 20 west, south to the end, turn right on Chemin du fleuve, to 308A on the left. $3.40

July 30 – Pointe du Moulin. Ile Perrot. There is still so much to paint here.  On highway 20 to Ile Perrot turn on Don Quichotte right through to the very end. The mill is difficult to paint – it has become a challenge that draws artists back every year. Free on Tuesdays.

August 6 – Ste Anne de Bellevue Canal National Historic Site.  There is so much to paint: the boats, the locks, the large open waters, the bridges, the roof lines of the clustered shops and restaurants and tourists on the promenade. A good viewpoint is at the park itself, across the locks. Or the small park near Christie street.  Highway 20, exit Ste Anne de Bellevue.

August 13 – The Lachine rapids, in Lasalle.  The best view of the churning rapids, in a well-groomed park with small bridges through bird sanctuaries and gnarled trees, against the backdrop of the city. Take the river road. It  becomes Lasalle blvd,  and just east of  Bishop Power is the parking lot, between 5th and 6th ave.

August 20 – Ile des  Moulins  Park  in Terrebonne. A picturesque island setting with a cluster of old stone buildings. Stroll by the river for the rapids, or across a quiet bay with summer houses, or the historic lane now the hub of gourmet restaurants. Autoroute 25 north, exit 22  E  to rte 344, chemin St Louis. Well sign posted. Note: rte 440 in Laval merges with highway 25.

August 27 – Cap St Jacques. 20099 Gouin West, drive all the way to the last parking lot, by the Ecological Farm and the Maison Brunet (newly restored). Last year’s end-of-season picnic was a success and the consensus was to repeat it. Bring your own lunch and/or “pot luck” if you’d like. The ruling is “alcohol permitted as part of a picnic with meals” . Bring a  “show and Tell” of your favourite plein air work (which doesn’t have to be this year’s and might not be a great painting but have a great story to it.

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