Women’s Art Society of Montreal

Women's art society - Susan StrombergApril 12, 2016

The Women’s Art Society of Montreal presents Sculptor SUSAN STROMBERG
Sculpture – Living in 3 Dimensions
1:30pm – 2:30pm at the McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke W.
Nonmembers $10

Women's aet society - Susan StrombergA leading figure in Canadian sculpture, Susan Stromberg has resided in Montreal since 1963.  Her style encompasses recognizable aspects of her subjects (be they plant, animal or human) abstracted with the mystical quality intrinsic to her work. Her pieces can be found in public and private collections worldwide: including the Governor General’s residence at Rideau Hall (Osmosis), the Alexis Nihon office towers in downtown Montreal (Life Within a Tree), and the Lachine/McGill University Health Centre (Regeneration). In 2014, Stromberg Sculptures were officially designated as part of the McGill University Art Collection (VAC). The Canadian Government has used her bronzes as gifts for worldwide heads of State. Stromberg was awarded The Commemorative Medal by the Canadian Government for her contribution to the Arts of Canada. To date, Stromberg’s repertoire of sculptures is at 461 and counting.


Women's Art SocietyApril 26, 2016

The Women’s Art Society of Montreal presents Multidisciplinary Artist, MARY SUI-YEE WONG
Dress and Identity in Canadian Art
1:30 – 2:30 pm at the McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke W.
Nonmembers $10

Women's Art SocietyAs a multidisciplinary artist, Mary Sui Yee Wong actively exhibits in and outside Canada. In 2010, Wong participated in a group exhibition presented in the DMZ festival in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone. She also presented a live streaming multi-media collaboration with her father titled Sing Juk Sing, hosted by Montreal Accés Asie, Oboro gallery (Montreal) and Center A (Vancouver). In 2008, she released an original line of garments titled Yellow Apparel in the exhibition Rearranging Desires: Curating the Other Within at the FOFA Gallery. Wong’s multidisciplinary work involves performance, sculpture, installation, video, technology, text, and sound. She is a board member of Oboro Gallery and the Montreal Yuet Sing Music Association. Wong currently teaches in the Studio Arts Department at Concordia and holds an adjunct position at Goddard College, Vermont USA.

Founded in 1894 and incorporated in 1968, the Women’s Art Society of Montreal has played an important role in fostering awareness and understanding of the arts among the general public of the city. As one of the earliest organizations for women artists, the Women’s Art Society of Montreal helped pave the way for the integration of women into the art world. Nowadays, the Women’s Art Society is more social and educational than professional in nature since various opportunities and avenues of support are open to female artists.

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