MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

The Merrickville Arts Guild (MAG) is delighted to present an illuminating conversation on ‘The Art of Urban Sketching’ with August, Irene, and Peggy. Urban sketching isn’t about city chaos; it’s about relatable daily experiences. Rediscover our...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: The Art of Boat Building ~ September 21, 2023

Have you ever been fascinated  by all of the building possibilities that begin with a simple piece of wood? There are so many ranging from intricate carvings to boat building. Working with wood can be both challenging and rewarding. The September speaker’s...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: The Art of Restoration ~ June 22, 2023

Standing in an old house and visualizing what it could be and then to set about its transformation is an art! What is its past and what could be its future? How to respect the integrity of the architecture and history and restore the building with the present day in...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: The Art of Animation ~ February 16, 2023

As part of our MAG ‘Conversations’, the Merrickville Arts Guild is excited to present what will be an entertaining and humorous conversation on “The Art of Animation” with Weldon Poapst and Graham Annable. We will be examining the different...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

May and June 2020 Conversations Cancelled – Covid-19

We are sorry to announce that, due to the vital Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings, two of our upcoming Conversations have been cancelled.May 14: The Drone and the Camera: Mike Venables andJun 11: Beader and Ojibway Artist: Ashley-Rise Manchendagoos.Discussions are...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: Doug Phillips ~ March 12, 2020

MAG Conversations will feature multi-talented Doug Phillips on March 12. Doug is a playwright, actor and award winning short story writer. His first play, Naan Bread, won the Ottawa Little Theatre Award. Righteous Tithe, a play turned film, was nominated for best...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: The Art of Writing ~ January 9, 2020

“Beautifully crafted words have the power to captivate the mind of anybody” – Joseph Conrad … From the Iliad to Shakespeare, Dostoevsky to Atwood, whether poets, chroniclers, realists or romantics; the power and artistry of writing has been an important part of...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: Author Panel ~ January 9, 2019

Meet a novelist who is also an historian, an indigenous poet, a writer of short humorous stories, and a writer of special interest features when they sit down with the “conversationalists” and talk, each in their own special world, about what they write, why they...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: Arctic Twilight ~ November 14 2019

Teacher and writer Claudia Coutu Radmore and writer Victor Suthren are slated to share stories of the arctic “you did not expect.” Claudia will be talking about her correspondence with a remarkable man, Leonard Budgell, a Hudson’s Bay Company agent who...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: The Sublime in Art ~ June 13, 2019

In MAG’s June Conversations, Robert Sauve, who has been a docent at the National Gallery of Canada (NGC) for twelve years, is speaking on “the Sublime in Art.” The sublime has long been understood to mean a quality of greatness or grandeur that...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

Kudos to Holly and Gary

A fascinating evening was spent in “conversation” with Gary and Holly as they talked about their creative experiences in film and video. Gary as a cameraman of considerable experience in Hollywood North (Vancouver) in recent decades and Holly as an artist who enjoys...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: The Art of Moving Pictures ~ May 9, 2019

May Conversations showcases the incredible diversity of talent among MAG members as multi-media artist Holly Dean and film industry camera operator Gary Viola share their experience with the Art of Moving Pictures. “I am going to talk about my 30 years working...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: Landscape as Art ~ March 14, 2019

MAG members Martin Green and David Dunn join forces to talk about the creative relationships between artists and gardeners; exploring the significant roles that gardens play in nurturing the soul and the pleasure and joy that they give us by their company. Gardening...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: Nude or Naked ~ November 8, 2018

Last MAG Conversations for 2018. Thursday, November 8 at the Sidecar Café, beginning at 7:30. The topic is: “Nude or Naked? Figure representation through the ages” Martin Green will be in conversation with Joyce Morris of the Go Figure Life Drawing group. The...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: Book Making ~ Sep 13, 2018

We’re excited to share our upcoming MAG Conversation topic: “Of Making Many Books There is No End” A discussion between book artists Larry Thompson and Paul Champion Demers on the strange and not-so-gentle madness of creating beautiful hand-crafted books....
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

The Art of Dance

Again, MAG Conversations attracted an SRO crowd to the Sidecar Cafe on May 10, this time with three performances of very different dance styles by very different dancers. The program included flamenco, belly dancing and modern dance. Sara Pelizer of The Flamenco...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: Exploring Dance ~ May 10, 2018

MAG Conversations explores DANCE through performances of flamenco, belly dancing, and contemporary dance. Dancers will be on hand to speak with the audience after the performance. The evening takes place in the Sidecar Café on Main Street on Thursday, May 10th at 7:30...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: Glass Artist Vas Zastera ~ March 8, 2018

Glass artist – no, make that, magician – Vas Zastera put on a jaw-dropping presentation at the MAG Conversations event held at the Sidecar Cafe in Merrickville, March 8. The master craftsman, whose precision optical glass work is prized by scientists and has travelled...
MAG Conversations: The Art of Urban Sketching ~ April 11, 2024

MAG Conversations: The Art of Abstraction ~ January 11, 2018

The first 2018 Conversation took place on January 11 with Martin Green and Holly Dean discussing the Art of Abstraction. The event was a wonderful success. Here are some of the comments: Thank-you, thank-you for organizing an amazing and memorable evening! We were...