Kathy's Summer 2011 in Montreal
A great 7 weeks--painting, reading, taking in art, theater and music events, and meeting with friends...
Photos of works in progress, above. I made good use of both the kitchen and the living room of the apartment I was subletting (from a young woman who is also a painter--thank you, Danika!). Lots of sunlight, good vibes, inspiration.
I shared my progress through calls (phone or Sype) and email with my sweetheart José.
I found homes for the two large pieces painted on cardboard shortly before leaving town: the screen titled Departure was traded to a Mcgill music student, and I donated the painting Heartflow to a restaurant /charitable organization called Robin des Bois(Robin Hood), right next-door to me. The smaller pieces came back to Tucson with me, and I'll be posting photos of them when they are finished!
Painter Sylvia Meillon, a new friend • Patricia Murphy, Montreal neighbor from 2 years ago • Rocio Perez, director of Centre Yoga Plus where Jose taught
Sarah Pleydell, writer/ actress, visiting
Nancy Caron, a Montreal friend who
Tania Reyescartin, a young
Qui Est Ce Ionesco
performed in a little button and ribbon shop near the Jean Talon market.
Richard Letendre, Lori Hazine Poisson and Aliona Munteanu
Music at Quai Des Brumes
listen on youtube
Josee Allard, Anique Granger, Valerie Pichon................................ Pascal Dufour and Valerie Pichon
Performances by the Throw Poetry Group
at the Mont Royal Street Festival
Brilliance in Unexpected Places
A beautiful exhibit of
Paintings by Frederick Ouellet at the Quai des Brumes Bar
Galleries at the Belgo Building
(an old high-rise near the museum of Contemporary Art, with a feel similar to the soho galleries buildings)
The critic's visit --funny video by Shari Hatt
My favorite: Christian Knudsen's monotone mixed media works at
A museum-quality retrospective of black/white photography from the 1970's at SAS Gallery
Feux de Brindilles by Ginette Paris
Rue Des Boutiques Obscures, Patrick Modiano
Les gens fidèles ne font pas les nouvelles
by Nadine Bismuth
La Montagne de Minuit
by Jean-Marie Blas de Roblès
Les Hommes Sirenes
by Fabienne Juhel
Le boudin d'air by Gaétan Leboeuf