Greetings from Montreal Speaker: Monique Nadeau-saumier
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.