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Members' News - MAY 2017

Bill Aide played three keyboards to accompany tenor Benjamin Butterfield in a performance of John Beckwith’s Avowals, words by bpNichol, on April 28 at Trinity-St. Paul’s Church, during New Music Concerts’celebratory concert of John’s works.

William Denton has two online data sonifications running. The first is STAPLR (Sounds in Time Actively Performing Library Reference) at, which turns reference desk activity at York University Libraries into music. The second is GHG.EARTH at, which turns atmospheric CO2 concentration into sound.

Following her Heliconian concert, Jean Edwards was the subject of a glowing tribute by Joseph So in the April 4 issue of Musical Toronto, entitled “They Don’t Make Them Like This Anymore.” You can read it at— search for “Edwards.”

Janet Hendershot was one of the main organizers of the Ontario Society of Artists’ 144th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, which drew entries from a record 189 artists, with 48 pieces selected for the show at the Aird Gallery in April. Janet was this year’s recipient of the OSA’s Eleanor Besen Award, given for professional achievement and contribution to the artistic community.

Marvyne Jenoff’s poem “The Orphan and the Stranger” has been accepted for online publication in 2017–A Celebration of Women. The poem will appear on April 22 and remain online until February 28, 2018.

Laura Jones has a feature article in PhotoEd magazine’s Spring/Summer 2017 issue called Ten Women in Canadian Photo History Everyone Should Know About. And an article about Laura appears in the May issue of Zoomer magazine called Celebrating Canada 150! Our Amazing Innovators, An American’s Border-crossing Tale. 

One of Alan Stein’s hand-coloured limited-edition wood engravings, has been chosen for the brochure cover of the Festival of the Sound 2017. Alan will also be exhibiting a new series of paintings done on the site of the Tom Thomson painting Parry Sound Harbour 1914. They will be projected above the musicians during a live performance of Srul Irving Glick’s composition Images at Nightfall, Georgian Bay, on the opening night of this year’s Festival, Friday, July 21.  Alan will be the visual artist on an Adventure Canada Cruise, travelling to Greenland and Wild Labrador and Newfoundland from September 23–October 7. He will be facilitating workshops and on-site sketching outings. Members who are interested in joining Alan on this cruise can obtain more information at or from Sheryl Saint:

Club members may be interested in a retrospective of paintings by Carol Vine’s uncle in Kingston this spring and summer. It is called Road Trip: Across Canada with Alan C. Collier. Alan Collier was a member of the Club for forty years, and five of his portraits of Club Presidents grace our Foyer and Lounge. The show runs from April 29 to August 6 at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre at Queen’s University.

George A Walker RCA is having a book launch " Images from the Neocerebellum " May 24 from 6 to 8 pm at Craft Ontario 1106 Queen St W Toronto M6J 1H9. ALC members are invited to join us for refreshments. George will be signing copies of his book.