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Members' News - SEPTEMBER 2019


The Club extends its warmest congratulations to Karen Weiler, C.M., who became a member of the Order of Canada on July 1, for “her lifelong service to family law as a lawyer and federal judge.”

Ron Bolt opens his show of new works From Coast to Coast to Cast at the Loch Gallery, 16 Hazelton Avenue. Artist present Saturday, September 21, 2–4 p.m.

Wendy Boyd has been invited to take part in Pigments, an exhibition at the Earls Court Gallery, 215 Ottawa Street North, Hamilton. August 1–September 7. Six of her abstract pastels were chosen for the show.

Julia Chmilnitzky will participate in a benefit at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection on October 3, from 5:30–9:30 p.m. It is hosted by Progressive Training College of Business & Health to benefit Cristina's Tortina Shop, which creates equal employment opportunities for people with Down Syndrome.

Jack Gilbert will make a presentation on the power of Photoshop as part of the Artist’s Voice Fall 2019 Speakers Series presented by the Women’s Art Association of Canada. Thursday, September 19, 1:00–3:00 p.m. Cost per lecture: WAAC members $10, non-members $15. RSVP to 416- 922-2060 or

On March 5, 1968 avant-garde composer John Cage and surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp performed Reunion in the theatre of what is now Ryerson University. Reunion was a concert of electronic music using sound systems activated by moves on an electrified chessboard. Donald Gillies was the co-producer and manager of the event. In 2018 Donald participated in a celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of the concert, John Cage: Reunion. A newly released CD, complete with full historical and contemporary liner notes, is available in the Club Archives. Also in our Archives is a CD of An Evening of John Cage, featuring HPSCHD by John Cage and Lejaren Hiller, performed at the Ontario College of Art and Design University on June 11, 2008, in which Donald participated. The CD also includes Cage’s Birdcage.

Marina Hanacek’s exhibition Painted Pieces – new paintings inspired by natural and manmade forms and textures will be at Studio 888, 2359 Queen Street East, September 19–October 6. The opening reception is Thursday, September 19, 6–9 p.m. Regular hours Wednesday to Sunday, noon–4:00 p.m.

Janet Hunter is showing with the Al Green Sculpture Studio at Gallery 1313, 1313 Queen Street West, September 25– October 6, 2019. Opening on Thursday, September 26, 6:00–8:30 p.m. with regular hours Wednesday to Sunday, 1:00–6:00 p.m.



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