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Sunday at Six Organ Concert at Chalmers-Wesley

Please join us at Chalmers-Wesley United Church, 78 rue Saint-Ursule in Old Quebec, this Sunday, July 26, at 6:00pm, for the 4th in our series of  “Sundays at Six” Organ Concerts.  

Coming of Age: American Art, 1850’s to 1950’s – Part II

A new approach to realism

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Photo: MNBAQ

Mary Cassatt was also an Impressionist painter but dealt essentially with subjects from her home environment often painting portraits of children.  Like many Impressionist artists, she appreciated the qualities of pastel crayons, their luminosity and modesty.

Amazing Coincidence - Summer Organ Concert Series at Chalmers-Wesley

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An Amazing Coincidence

Following the performance of Suzanne Ozorak, who had been joined by her daughter Angelica Tombs playing the French horn in Mozart's Concerto #1, at the first of Chalmers-Wesley's Sunday at Six Organ Concert series on June 28, Suzanne's husband, Guy Tombs told me his father, Laurence Chalmers Tombs, had been baptized at Chalmers in 1903 and asked when the large marble baptismal font had been installed in our church.

 After checking in our history book, Remember All the Way, written by George W. Crawford, I informed him that the baptismal font had been donated to the church in 1904, so Mr. Tombs' father could not have been baptized in this particular font. However, in looking in the index he found references to his grandmother and grandfather, who was also named Guy Tombs. Mr. Tombs (senior) had been an elder of Chalmers Free Presbyterian Church and a member of the inter-denominational Church Union Committee in 1925 when it became part of the newly-created United Church of Canada, a union of Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregationalist churches across Canada. In 1931, after the Wesleyan Methodist church had also joined the UCC, it merged with Chalmers which was renamed, Chalmers-Wesley United Church.

Jacques Crete calls for continued professional training for Wendake talent

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Photo: Thomas Bilodeau

 

Coming of Age: American Art, 1850’s to 1950’s

Part I - The dawn of American Impressionism

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Photo: MNBAQ

It is interesting to follow the century long path that led the United States of America to the point where its major cities have become international art capitals.  The exhibition presently at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec, starts us off with a series of landscape paintings, a su

Summer Organ Concert Series starts this Sunday at Chalmers-Wesley United Church

Picture_8.pngOn Sunday, June 28, at 6:00pm the first of the series of Summer Organ Concerts will take place at Chalmers-Wesley United Church. This is the 20th summer that this series has taken place, organized by Chalmers' Music Director, Alain LeBlond.

 

International miniature art exhibition opens in Levis

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Photo: IAM

Five thousand dollars in prize money was awarded last June 14, at the opening ceremony of the 5th edition of the International miniature art competition in Levis.   The grand prize went to Montreal artist Daniela Zekina.  Her piece (see illustration) is titled Dance with the hours.

Water water everywhere, but..........

Interesting to hear that Mr. Guy Laliberte wants to spend about $30 million to shoot himself into space on a Russian rocket. He certainly has the money, and the thrill seeking personnality for this kind of an endeavor, and I understand his desire to want to go. I also admire M Laliberte for having built a circus empire, and changing the face of circuses all over the world.

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Coronado High School Symphony Strings to perform at Chalmers-Wesley

It's very musical month at Chalmers-Wesley United Church. On Wednesday, June 17th, at 7:00pm, the Coronado High School Symphony String Orchestra, from El Paso, Texas, will be giving a free concert at the church which is located at 78 rue Ste-Ursule in the Old City. All are welcome. 

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Quebec women artists finally getting their recognition

Exhibition at the MNBAQ

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Photo: Musée national des beaux arts du Québec

To my knowledge, there has never been an exhibition on men painters any where or if so, have they been so frequent in most instances that it was not necessary to mention the gender of the artists.

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