MAG Conversations is an annual series of six illustrated and artful talks featuring various speakers (including MAG ARTISTS) from inside and outside the community.


2019 Line-up

Jan 10: Science Meets Art for the Environment: Dr. Shelley Ball & Michael Venables

Mar 14: Landscape as Art: Martin Green & David Dunn

May 9: The Art of Moving Pictures: Gary Viola and Holly Dean

Jul 11: Art of the Sublime: Robert Sauve, Docent, National Gallery of Canada

Sep 12: TBA

Nov 14: Arctic Twilight: Claudia Coutu Radmore

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Location: Merrickville Legion

Entry: $5 (6 for $25)

Free for MAG members and sponsors


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 inspires awe and...

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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...

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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 in the...

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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...

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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...

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