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: 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. They’ll...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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