Apr 282015
 
 April 28, 2015  Art, Art Gallery

Swan Song (Woolf) 1A new exhibit by Fiona Annis is on show at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library’s Art Gallery.

Annis will discuss her most recent cycle of artwork, The After-Image (Swan Songs), with the public during the Library’s vernissage event on Thursday, April 30 at 7 pm.

This series has been described as a romantic conceptual rendering of the slippage between fact and fiction within a documentary framework. The expression “swan song” derives from the Greek myth that swans are mute, but burst into song just before they die. Over the ages the legend was embraced by poets and came to mean a person’s last eloquent words or performance: a final farewell appearance.

Fiona Annis is a Montréal-based visual artist and researcher whose interdisciplinary practice includes photography, installation, and various forms of mark-making.  In 2008 she received her Master’s degree of Research in Creative Practices from the Glasgow School of Art, and she is currently pursuing a practice-led PhD in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program at Concordia University. Fiona has exhibited and lectured in national and international contexts.

Her current artworks can be viewed at www.fionaannis.com

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm except statutory holidays. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit www.csllibrary.org.

 This exhibit runs until May 21, 2015.

Apr 172015
 
 April 17, 2015  Art, Art Gallery

01_annis_small  blogVernissage Event with Fiona Annis
Thursday, April 30 at 7 pm
The After-Image (Swan Songs) by Fiona Annis

Meet Montreal-based artist Fiona Annis and gain more insight into her work. Light refreshments will be served.

More about the exhibit: The expression “swan song” derives from the Greek myth that swans are mute, but burst into song just before they die. Over the ages the legend was embraced by poets and came to mean a person’s last eloquent words or performance: a final farewell appearance.

More about the artist: Fiona Annis is a Montréal-based visual artist and researcher whose interdisciplinary practice includes photography, installation, and various forms of mark-making.  In 2008 she received her Master’s degree of Research in Creative Practices from the Glasgow School of Art, and she is currently pursuing a practice-led PhD in the Interdisciplinary Humanities program at Concordia University. Fiona has exhibited and lectured in national and international contexts.

Mar 252015
 
 March 25, 2015  Art, Concerts, Music, Performance, Special Events

Molinari posterMolinari Quartet – En Route!
Thursday, April 23 at 7 pm
Tickets $5, on sale now at the main circulation desk

The Conseil des arts de Montréal en tournée and the Library present En route! by the Molinari Quartet. This award-winning, critically-acclaimed string quartet will perform works by Schafer, Shostakovitch and Debussy.

Listen to clips of Molinari’s music on their web site or follow the group at their Facebook page.

Jan 272015
 
 January 27, 2015  Art

On Thursday, February 5th at 2pm, join librarian Alisa to discuss Tell the wolves I’m home, the debut novel by Carol Rifka Brunt.

There’s only one person who has ever truly understood fourteen-year-old June Elbus, and that’s her uncle, the renowned painter, Finn Weiss. Shy at school and distant from her once inseparable older sister, June can only be herself in Finn’s company; he is her godfather, confidant, and best friend. So when he dies far too young of a mysterious illness that June’s mother can barely bring herself to discuss, June’s world is turned upside down.

At the funeral, she notices a strange man lingering just beyond the crowd, and a few days later, June receives a package in the mail. Inside is a beautiful teapot she recognizes from Finn’s apartment, and a note from Toby, the stranger, asking for an opportunity to meet.

As the two begin to spend time together, June realises she’s not the only one who misses Finn, and if she can bring herself to trust this unexpected friend, he might just be the one she needs the most.

Tell the Wolves I’m Home is a tender story of love lost and found, an unforgettable portrait of the way compassion can make us whole again. (Source)

The Afternoon Book Circle is for registered members of the Library – drop by or call the reference desk to sign up. We will also be meeting on March 5th at 2pm.

Jan 082015
 
 January 8, 2015  Art, Community Art Space

 

Hebrew character playing violinJoss Bento presents La Ronde des Lettres

Jocelyne Bentolita, a self-taught artist from France, presents a series of works inspired by Jewish tradition. For the past seven years, she has been depicting letters from the Hebew alphabet on plexiglass panels that respect both the meaning and symbolism of each letter. An exhibit that demonstrates both enthusiasm and spontaneity.

 Until January 18, 2015
Dec 032014
 
 December 3, 2014  Art, Art Gallery

Smash, acrylic on linen, 58 x 58 inchesAbstract paintings of Montreal-based visual artist Antonietta Grassi are on display at the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library Art Gallery.

Grassi says her exhibit features a questioning of both our physical and mental surroundings. This idea is reinforced in her following statement. ”My current series of paintings operates at the conjunction of abstraction and representation, furthering my ongoing investigations into the instabilities of compositional structure and architectural form as metaphors for psychological states, such as instability and loss,“ Grassi writes in her artist’s statement.

Grassi is a professional artist and professor in the Visual Arts Department at Dawson College in Montreal. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University and a Master’s of Fine Arts from l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Her work can be found in public and private collections, including the Musée du Québec. She has been the recipient of several grants and awards, including from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada and Europe and has participated in notable shows on contemporary abstract painting.

Her current artworks can be viewed at www.antoniettagrassi.com.

The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is located at 5851 Cavendish Blvd. and is open from 10 am to 10 pm except statutory holidays. For more information, call the library at 514-485-6900 or visit csllibrary.org.

This exhibit runs until January 25, 2015.

Nov 142014
 
 November 14, 2014  Art, Community Art Space

Annette image 1Annette Wolfstein-Joseph presents her collection of etchings in an exhibition titled Quest for Freedom: Images from the book of Exodus.

Annette has been a printmaker and teacher since her studies at Concordia University where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

Reading the book of Exodus Annette was awakened by wonderfully descriptive imagery of what happened in that land so far away and so long ago. This took her on a path of research and creativity which has culminated in this lovely collection of etchings.

Take a trip with Annette as she shares her visual interpretations of this story which has been handed down for generations upon generations.

Until December, 7 2014

Nov 122014
 
 November 12, 2014  Art, Art Gallery

Meet the Artist Event                                                                          for blog

Thursday, November 27 at 7 pm
Deliberate Apertures and Accidental Enclosures by Antonietta Grassi

Meet Montreal-based artist Antonietta Grassi and gain more insight into her work. Light refreshments will be served.

More about the artist: Antonietta Grassi’s exhibit features a questioning of both our physical and mental surroundings. This idea is reinforced in her following statement: ”My current series of paintings operates at the conjunction of abstraction and representation, furthering my ongoing investigations into the instabilities of compositional structure and architectural form as metaphors for psychological states, such as instability and loss.“

Antonietta Grassi is a professional artist and professor in the Visual Arts Department at Dawson College in Montreal. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University and a Master’s of Fine Arts from l’Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Her work can be found in public and private collections, including the Musée du Québec. She has been the recipient of several grants and awards, including from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. She has had numerous solo and group exhibitions across Canada and Europe and has participated in notable shows on contemporary abstract painting.

Her current artworks can be viewed at antoniettagrassi.com

Oct 062014
 
 October 6, 2014  Art, Art Gallery

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The Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library is presenting the iridescent photographs of Montreal-based photographer André Boucher in the Library’s Art Gallery.

André Boucher’s exhibit features photographic works from six different series, all having one very important trait in common: aside from mirroring effects, none of the photos has been digitally altered or retouched.

André Boucher prints his photographs on a variety of surfaces such as glass, stainless steel and paper. This allows him the flexibility of altering visual perceptions and keep the viewer guessing.

Boucher was born in Chicoutimi in 1950.  He developed his talents as a photographer early on in life.  A graduate in Communication Studies, Boucher worked as a reporter for the newspaper Le Soleil and later founded Groupe Image, a project he directed for several years.  Freelance photography work would ensue and subsequently it was a move towards contemporary art which gained him more recognition. He currently lives and works in Montreal. Boucher’s work has been shown throughout the province of Québec, and can be found in numerous private and museum collections.

His current artworks can be viewed at www.andreboucher.com

This exhibit runs until November 23, 2014.

Oct 022014
 
 October 2, 2014  Art, Community Art Space

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Ron Novolker presents his stunning photographs in the latest Community Art Space exhibit titled The Wonders of Nature.

Ron’s love of nature is a lifelong affair and has been well-documented through his five decades of photography. His subjects include, but are not limited to: wildlife, flowers, lighthouses, horizons, rivers, lakes, and oceans. Ron has a keen eye in spotting beauty in the nature of Quebec, Ontario, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont, and stays true to nature’s elegance by not altering his photography.

The Wonders of Nature features many never-before-seen photographs and is sure to transport you to a calm and relaxing place.

At the library’s Community Art Space until November 2, 2014