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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

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.

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.

Dahlgren leaves Quebec art outfi t for Saskatchewan

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Photo: Kyle Chapman

QCT WINS 1st Place for Best Web Site at the 2009 Annual QCNA Newspaper Awards held in Montreal

Also, 1st Place for Best Newspaper Promotion.

badge.jpgThe Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph has won 1st place for Best Web Site at this years 2009 Quebec Community Newspaper Awards held this year in Montreal on May 22, 2009. The Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph began a web site revitalization project in November 2007 at the direction of the new publisher, Mr. Pierre Little.

Feeding the Birds... Journals in Afghanistan

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Photo by: CPL. KYLE GIFFIN, A Black Crowned Finch Lark approaching a bird feeder in the Canadian compound at Camp Mirage in a friendly Middle-Eastern Nation. Despite the presence of cats on the camp to hunt snake-drawing mice, the birds are not deterred.

The ninth annual Révélations art exhibit at the Jeffery Hale Hospital

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Photo: Courtesy of Saint Brigid’s - Jeffery Hale Hospital

The ninth annual Révélations art exhibit at the Jeffery Hale Hospital and Pavillion drew 500 people through it's doors from Sunday to Tuesday. The event exhibits and sells the paintings, photographs and crafts of clients of The Jeffery Hale Friends' Foundation, as well as those of patients, residents and employees and their family members at St.Brigid's-Jeffery Hale Hospital.

A Sweet Ending for the Chocolate Cream Soldier

QAC Spring production wraps up

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Photo: Janick Laberge

Mutineries tranquilles (Quiet mutinies)

Art in Quebec in the 1950's

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Photo: Villa Bagatelle

Good things come in small packages they say.   Well, it's certainly true if we consider the small yet wonderful art exhibition in the intimate space of the Villa Bagatelle in Sillery.

Shaw Show Ready for Action

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Photo: Noah Johnson

Lines have been learned, dialogue developed and emotions evoked in preparation for this week’s theatrical production of George Bernard Shaw’s classic play “Arms and the Man”.  Presented by the Quebec Art Company, the play has just finishe

Arms and the Man – not just a play of sweets and sweethearts

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

Spring Production Brings New Faces to the QAC stage

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Photo: Ladd Johnson

by Ladd Johnson 

April 7-8-9, 2009 Champlain St. Lawrence Theatre troup

presents their interpretation of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest"

The Champlain St. Lawrence Theatre troup presents their interpretation of Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" on April 7-8-9, 2009. All representations will take place in the Champlain St. Lawrence cafeteria, 790 Neree-Tremblay, Quebec, Qc, G1V 4K2 as of 20h. Tickets are available at the door or by calling Joanne Gosselin, 656-6921 ext. 235

Music!! Live at The Morrin Centre

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Saturday March 28th at 8:00pm.  MUSIC

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Sean Jones plays Quebec

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Photo: Wendy Little

Congratulations to QCT ticket contest winners Simon Jacobs and Catherine Dallaire (see photos on qctonline.com), who got to enjoy a backstage pass, as well as some time with musician Sean Jones and his band on their tour bus after the show.

I don't want to!

Girl hit by a car

I don't want to.

No, I don't want to feel pain.

I don't want others to feel pain.

I don't want to ever again witness an accident like the one in Trois-Rivières. I don't want to see that car again, with the idiot at the wheel who stopped in the left lane in front of me, beckoning a girl on the sidewalk to get into his car. She was probably hitch-hiking.

Short-film festival Sundances into Quebec City

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Photo: Courtesy of Prends ça court!

The best of the best shorts from Sundance, the Utah-based international film festival founded by Robert Redford, will be gracing Quebec City screens this March. In conjunction with the Prends ça court!

A ten-year marriage of science and art at Mois Multi

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Photo: Julian Oliver

Agnès Maltais is clearly delighted, fascinated even, with Julian Oliver's Levelhead installation. The large screen in the centre of the Salle Méduse on St. Vallier Est. makes the technology-cum-art difficult to miss at the Mois Multi's vernissage.

Ingres and the moderns part III

The legacy

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Photo: MNBAQ

Throughout his career, Ingres was very influenced by the old masters and he, himself, hoped that his work would inspire the younger generations.  Actually, this is one of the reasons why, from 1826 on, he was interested in having lithographs made of his paintings.

Ingres and the Moderns

Ingres portraitist

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Photo: MNBAQ

My Valentine

My Valentine. Jewels, flowers, chocolates and kisses are the fare for St. Valentine's and I hope you have will have been endowed with a satisfying portion of them all. My Valentine, dedicated to my readers, consists of the same ingredients but in hypothetical form.

Ingres at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Quebec

Part I

For any one who is even slightly interested in French 19 century neo-classic art or in the work of Jean Auguste Dominique Ingres in particular, this exhibition is a chance of a life time.

Obama portrait a labour of love

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Photo: Scott French

In a building that once housed a women's undergarment manufacturer and a ball bearing factory, one can find artist Tom Cohen's studio. Drawing on the consumer products that populate our day-to-day lives -- flyers, paper, even Kleenex boxes -- Cohen is taking what is old, forgotten or thrown away and making something new again.

St. Pat’s set for mid-year concert

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Photo: Courtesy of David Parker

St. Patrick's High School will be turning it up for this year's mid-year concert, Wednesday, January 21. Bands from Secondary 1 through 5, including the school's music concentration program, dubbed the Nation of Concentration, will perform.

2009 at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec

During a press conference, yesterday morning at the Musée national des beaux arts du Quebec, its newly appointer director Esther Trépanier presented the most interesting 2009 program of exhibitions most of which will surely enrich the public's understanding of modernism.

Lepage resurrects Dragons' Trilogy with The Blue Dragon

The sequel to the critically acclaimed Dragons' Trilogy by playwright and director Robert Lepage makes its Canadian debut at the Théâtre du Trident.

QAC to stage Shaw production

Preparations are underway for the Quebec Art Company's spring production, Arms and the Man, written by the well known Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. While better known now for such plays as Pygmalion (later adapted into the musical My Fair Lady), Shaw was a prolific playwright (more than 60 plays) and music and literary critic.

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