Greet­ings from Montreal Speaker: Monique Nadeau-saumier

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

Len­noxville-As­cot His­tor­i­cal & Mu­seum So­ci­ety (LAHMS) is very pleased to in­vite you to “Greet­ings from Montreal”. Join us on Novem­ber 19, 2012 at 7pm, at Up­lands Cul­tural & Her­itage Cen­tre (9 Speid street, Sher­brooke, Bor­ough of Len­noxville) with guest speaker: Monique NadeauSau­mier.

Dur­ing the 1920s and at the on­set of the Great De­pres­sion, a group of Montreal women artists, in­flu­enced by the Arts and Crafts move­ment, turned to more sim­ple and per­sonal cre­ative out­lets. Li­noleum block prints and greet­ing cards Mar­ion Robert­son be­came a tool for their artis­tic ex­pres­sion.

The chance dis­cov­ery, some months ago, of a scrap­book con­tain­ing more than thirty ex­am­ples of such Christ­mas and New Year greet­ing cards, re­vealed a lit­tle-known episode in their artis­tic pro­duc­tion. Cre­ated dur­ing the pe­riod of Re­gion­al­ism, many of the cards are in­spired by Quebec ru­ral scenes, oth­ers use more con­ven­tional reli­gious themes, many re­flect the ur­ban dé­cor of their Montreal home.

Among the group, Sarah and Mar­ion Robert­son, Nora Col­lyer, Dorothy Coles, and sev­eral oth­ers, in­clud­ing some found­ing mem­bers of the Beaver Hall Group, all previ the Art As­so­ci­a­tion of Montreal. Their work will be stud­ied in the broader con­text of hand­made greet­ing tradition that in­volved many im­por­tant Amer­i­can artists at the same pe­riod.

wel­come! Ad­mis­sion is FREE. For more in­for­ma­tion, contact us at LAHMS: (819)564-0409 or by e-mail at lahms@up­

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