Women’s Art Society of Montreal

art societyTuesday, March 14, 2017

The Women’s Art Society of Montreal presents
Interior Designer, ARLENE MCGIBBON
“Home as Canvas”
from 1:30 to 2:30 pm
at the McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke West
Nonmembers $10.

www.womensartsociety.com or 514-495-3701

Arlene McGibbon has had a successful career creating residential interiors with a wide range of clients at varying stages of life, living in all sorts of places…city houses, country retreats, seaside and lakeside cottages, lofts,condos, modern, traditional, eclectic…a full gamut of creative possibilities! Her work has been influenced by exposure to many places and cultures, from formative years in New England to Hawaii, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, and Montreal (which she has happily called home for many years now!) She often comments that a degree in Philosophy from Brown University seems an odd preparation for what evolved. Surprisingly, a career in broadcasting with radio and television shows of her own arose, but got side-lined by her passion for creating ‘home’. Without her realizing where it was going, this passion developed into a very full and busy career guiding her clients in the creation of their homes. She sees this as a joyous co-creative process which respects form, function, the artful, the practical, and the sublime. “After all”, she says, “we all need a safe and beautiful space to come ‘home’ to…a canvas that reflects who we truly are!”

art societyTuesday, March 28, 2017

The Women’s Art Society of Montreal presents
“Reflections in Bronze”
from 1:30 to 2:30pm
at the McCord Museum, 690 Sherbrooke West.
Nonmembers $10.

www.womensartsociety.com or 514-495-3701

Zoya Niedermann is part of a group of sculptors who cast in the very traditional material of bronze. Her perfectly formulated gestures strive to seek unity between organic and geometric lines, often using the solitary human form as her subject.
In 1993 Niedermann was awarded the Hakone Open-Air Museum Price at the prestigious Fujisankei Biennale for her bronze sculpture titled “Arch Figures”. This work now stands permanently at the museum in Japan where in previous years such well-known artists as Anthony Caro, Cesar, Arnaldo Pomodoro, Reg Butler have won.Niedermann’s first sculptures emerged years before her studies at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts School and Concordia University in the 70′s. She traveled extensively abroad and in the early 80′s produced a series in welded steel on the theme “The City”. Then she spent several years in New York City where she experienced first hand the energy of the artistic community there. With the opening of La Maison des Cooperants in the early 90′s she initiated a conceptual project called “A Year in the Life of an Artist” and presented a new project each month to the public for one year and documented its progress. Always returning to Italy where she has been casting her work for over thirty years.
She has many exterior sculptures world-wide including Canada, at the Industrial Life Tower in Montreal; at the George Bernard Shaw Theater in Niagara-on-the-Lake in Ontario; and in private collections in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Australia, U.S.A., and Japan. Niedermann was born in Montreal in l954 and now lives and works in Montreal and Pietrasanta.

The Women’s Art Society of Montreal invites you to become a member of our group, where you can connect with like-minded people who enjoy the arts. We gather bimonthly on Tuesdays at the McCord Museum from 1:30 to 2:30pm to listen to great talks. Plus other activities. Men are welcome. www.womensartsociety.com or 514-495-3701.

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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