May and June Conversations Cancelled – Covid-19

May and June 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 and Jun 11: Beader and Ojibway Artist: Ashley-Rise Manchendagoos. Discussions...

MAG Conversations Presents ~ Doug Phillips ~ Mar 12

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...
May and June Conversations Cancelled – Covid-19

MAG Conversations Presents: The Art of Writing: Jan 9

“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...
COVID-19 Situation Permitting ~ MAG Conversations Presents: The Drone & The Camera with Mike Venables ~ May 14

MAG Conversations: Jan. 9 : Author Panel

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...
COVID-19 Situation Permitting ~ MAG Conversations Presents: The Drone & The Camera with Mike Venables ~ May 14

MAG Conversations: Arctic Twilight: Nov 14

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...
COVID-19 Situation Permitting ~ MAG Conversations Presents: The Drone & The Camera with Mike Venables ~ May 14

MAG Conversations: The Sublime in Art: June 13

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...
Conversations: Kudos to Holly and Gary

Conversations: 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...
Conversations: Kudos to Holly and Gary

MAG Conversations: The Art of Moving Pictures: May 9

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: Landscape as Art: Mar 14

MAG Conversations: Landscape as Art: Mar 14

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: Science Meets Art for the Environment: Jan 10

MAG Conversations: Science Meets Art for the Environment: Jan 10

Join us as we voyage into the world of science, photography, and storytelling with Dr. Shelley Ball, renowned biologist and environmentalist (www.biosphere-ed.org). Shelley will talk with Mike Venables about how she blends science and art to educate and raise...
MAG Conversations: Nude or Naked: Nov 8

MAG Conversations: Nude or Naked: Nov 8

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: Book Making: Sep 13

MAG Conversations: Book Making: Sep 13

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 Dance

MAG Conversations: 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: Exploring Dance: May 10

MAG Conversations: Exploring Dance: May 10

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...
Glass Artist Vas Zastera Wows Audience at MAG Conversations

Glass Artist Vas Zastera Wows Audience at MAG Conversations

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...
First Conversation of 2018 – The Art of Abstraction

First Conversation of 2018 – The Art of Abstraction

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...