Westmount Here & There
August 27, 2015
By Patricia Dumais
Poetry and Prose at The Yellow Door
On Thursday August 27 there will be an evening of Poetry, Prose and Music at The Yellow Door, 3625 Aylmer, Montreal (between Pine and Prince Arthur). Hosted by Ilona Martonfi, the event features the talents of Susan Elmslie, Michael Mirolla, Melissa Bull, Steven Mayoff, Branka Petrovic, JP Karwacki, Lydia Lockett and James Dunnigan.
Doors open at 7 p.m. and readings begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5.
On August 28 at 8 pm there will be a presentation of Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella.
Watch the film under the stars in Westmount Park at dusk.
Don’t forget your lawn chair and blankets!
At 7:30 p.m., just before the movie, there will be a presentation of Human Playground’s Auto-Fiction 2015. The performance features three dancers and an automobile. The dancers walk, run, roll over, propel and fall on the car, composing a choreographic track between dance and urban acrobatics. Presented in collaboration with the Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée.
Feature image: Human Playground – Auto-Fiction
Close to home Art Walk
The NDG Art Walk takes place on Saturday, August 29 from noon to 5 p.m. on Sherbrooke Street W. between Melrose and Wilson. The event supports local artists and provides an opportunity for them to sell and promote their work with an arts and crafts sale, live street music and performances.
Initiated in 2010 by G. Scott MacLeod in partnership with Coop La Maison Verte, its mandate is to showcase the arts and diversity of NDG, while focusing on the capacity of art and creation to be a vehicle of empowerment. Artists will share their skills, talents and passion for expression with the whole community.
This year, volunteer artists will offer a variety of drop-in workshops for all ages including book-binding, collage building, paper marbling, piñata making, comic and zine designing, muraling, face painting and more. Links with the community will be strengthened and artists of all abilities will be invited to create and celebrate art together, all while giving back to the NDG Food Depot.
Image: courtesy of NDG Art Walk
Photography at the galleries
The fall season at the McClure begins on September 3 with the opening of the Peter Krausz – Photographs 1969 – 2105 photography exhibition. A well-known painter, Krausz has used photography both in his installations and as sources for his large paintings but has never shown this body of work publicly. Images from Romania, Czechoslovakia and Italy from 69-70, Mount Athos and Mexico from 77-78, Montreal in the 70’s, Turkey and India, etc. make up the collection. The exhibition continues on till September 26.
For more information go to visualartscentre.ca/mcclure-gallery
Over at Galerie de Bellefeuille the David Burdeny – The Russian Series photography exhibition opens on September 5 and continues till September 21. The Moscow and St. Petersburg Metro lines were amongst the USSR’s most extravagant architectural projects. With their polished marble walls, high vaulted ceilings and ornate chandeliers, the Metro stations have been likened to an “artificial underground sun”. On view are photographs of 20 of the Metro stations and various Russian museums, palaces and theatre interiors.
For more information go to debellefeuille.com/burdeny-david
Beauties of the Laurentian Woods
The Westmount Horticultural Society (WHS) will hold its next monthly meeting on Tuesday September 8 at 7 p.m. in the Westmount Room of the Westmount Library. Guest speaker Keith Moffat, author of Laurentian Wildflowers, will give a talk on “Beauties of the Laurentian Woods: Wildflowers, Carnivorous Plants and other Delicacies.” He will speak about wildflowers found around a Laurentian Lake, including the carnivorous plants of the wetlands.
Doors open at 6:30 pm for tea, coffee and cookies.
Guest fee $5 or annual membership $20.
Follow the WHS on their Facebook page.
Back to Geordie Theatre School
Starting this fall, Geordie Theatre School classes will be held at Westmount’s Centre Greene community centre. Registration for upcoming fall and winter sessions are underway. The following classes are being offered: Ages 6-7; Ages 8-9; Ages 10-12; and Teens. Fall classes start September 12 and Winter classes January 23.
Take advantage of their new promotion for entry-level 6-7 year old classes: refer one of your child’s friends for the same class and get 50% off your next session.
Image: Geordie Theatre School