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Other Events in the McClure Gallery

Poetry at the Centre

Tues., Sept. 17, Oct. 22, & Nov. 12, Jan. 28 and Feb. 25, at 7 pm

Join producer/host Ilona Martonfi for our Poetry and Prose Reading series. Evenings feature well-known and recently published Montreal poets, prose writers, spoken word artists, and musical performances. $6 at the door. Ilona Martonfi is the producer and host of the Yellow Door Poetry Series, a published poet, teacher, and editor. In English.

$6 at the door

My 10 Favourite Artworks
With Anne Ashton and Andrea Williamson

Wed. Oct. 23 at 7 pm

My 10 Favourite Artworks
With Julie Lequin and Julian Peters

Wed. Mar. 18 at 7 pm

Join us as our teachers share their Ten Favourite Artworks. What draws them to these particular artworks? What have they learnt from them? Have they influenced or inspired their own artistic practice? Has their relationship to these works changed over time? The evening includes slide presentations and a lively discussion with the audience.


Norma Morgan Lecture
The Hidden Face of Qajartalik
With Jimmy Uqittuq and Louis Gagnon

Wed. Nov. 13 at 6 pm

In December 2017, the Qajartalik site (JhEv-1) was added to the short indicative list of places proposed by Canada as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qajartalik is a unique multi-component archaeological site that includes over 175 petroglyphs. The site is located about 45 kilometers south east of the Inuit community of Kangiqsujuaq (Nunavik), in the Hudson Strait. Jimmy Uqittuq from Kangiqsujuaq and Louis Gagnon, curator at Avataq Cultural Institute, will talk about the history of the site and their visits to Qajartalik since in 1996. They will present a selection of photos of these petroglyphs that depict faces engraved into stone, which in some cases they have animal-like attributes.


Art Hives

The last Saturday of every month except December (click here for dates)

Come set your imagination free and experience the pleasure of artistic expression! These mornings filled with relaxation and inspiration encourages you to experiment, dialogue, and share your creativity. Join the art hive community to enjoy art making directly in our art gallery!

Free entry; no registration required

Journées de la culture

Sat., Sept. 28 from 12 to 5 pm

As part of the Journées de la culture, the McClure Gallery of the Visual Arts Center invites you to participate in its first art hive of the season. In the presence of the artist, Mylène Boisvert, who will exhibit Les saisons du lin, discover the delicacy and creative richness of this textile fiber.


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