MAC Montreal: 3 Art Exhibits To See This Summer

MAC Museum in Montreal

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) – Photo credit: Sébastien Roy

Spending summer in Montreal keeps your agenda busy throughout the season! Indeed, summer is festival season in Montreal during which lot of art disciplines are represented: film, music, comedy and much more.

Located in the heart of Quartier des Spectacles, where most festivals are held, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC) welcomes you with major art exhibits this summer. Among them, here are 3 exhibitions you don’t want to miss…

1. In Search Of Expo 67
Woman wearing a blue coat and reading a book

One Day – Photo credit: Cheryl Sim

To honor the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, the museum is presenting In Search of Expo 67. This exhibition unveils new artworks by contemporary Québec and Canadian artists on the theme of Expo 67.

As part of the official program celebrating the 375th anniversary of Montreal and Expo 67 – 50 Years Later, this exhibit showcases 19 works including sound art, film, architecture, visual art and music by bringing an innovative perspective.

In parallel with the exhibit, MAC proposes several events in the presence of artists to better discover their approach. Find complete activities schedule at cinemaexpo67.ca.

2. Multiple Shadow House – Olafur Eliasson
women and shadow

Multiple shadow house by Olafur Eliasson – Photo credit: Sébastien Roy

Let me tell you that you have never seen something similar before! Multiple shadow house is the first solo exhibition in Canada signed by talented artist Olafur Eliasson, who applies scientific principles in order to invite us to explore our relationship to time and space.

In this exhibition, water and light are among the key components of the installations. Olafur Eliasson plays incredibly well with weather elements, optical illusions and scientific principles. Thanks to an exceptional process, your body will be the center of the artist creation. Instead of observing, each visitor completes the artwork and becomes a major element of it.

Over the course of this exhibit, the MAC is also organizing a series of Gallery Talks: art historian Anja Bock on Thursday, August 10 (in English), and artist Michel de Broin on Wednesday, September 13 (in French).

3. State Of The World
flowers artwork in museum

Paperwork and the Will of Capital by Taryn Simon – Photo credit: Gagosian Gallery

As a tradition since 1981, a report titled L’état du monde has been published every year summarizing the economic and geopolitical state of the world. The edition 2017 features 3 topics: the end of communism, globalization and the digital revolution.

By creating images that reflect the state of the world, art is used to give responses to the questions addressed in the report. In Paperwork and the Will of Capital by artist Taryn Simon, the photographs portray flowers symbolizing political and economic agreements between nationsIronically, each photograph represents an “impossible bouquet” because the flowers could never grown naturally in the same season and geographic location. The artist highlights the artifice underlying politics.

MAC offers interactive tours (include in entrance ticket, no additional charges) on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. This activity helps participants to develop their eye for the art object and acquire a better appreciation of contemporary art through discussion.

Become a MAC member for unlimited access to exhibitions and the Nocturnes. Find out more at mac.org.

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

185 Ste-Catherine W, Montreal

3 Places To Party During Formula 1 Grand Prix in Montreal

Formula 1 Grand Prix Montreal – Photo Credit: Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix celebrates this year its 50th anniversary. For this occasion, vip evenings, food events and outdoor activities will be held from June 8th to June 11th in several places in the city. Fans, foodies and night birds are all invited to join the official Formula 1 Grand Prix festivities. Here are 3 places not to be missed…

1. Dorchester Square

Dorchester Square – Photo credit: Claude Cormier

Dorchester Square will be inaugurated on June 7th at 5:30 pm as the official place of the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Grand Prix (Place du 50e) in presence of Lance Stroll. Visitors will enjoy free activities such as race car simulators presented by D-BOX, Go-kart race proposed by ICAR, Formula 1 Grand Prix live broadcast on big screen and much more.

When?

From June 8th to 11th

Where?

Dorchester Square, Montreal (between Peel St. and Metcalfe St.  corner René-Lévesque W. Boul.)

2. Montreal Cruise Terminal

Montreal Cruise Terminal

The 8th edition of Le Grand Soir presented under the concept “A Garden of Delights” will be held at the new Montreal cruise terminal and marks the official launch of Formula 1 Grand Prix festivities. The evening will feature: red carpet, cocktails, menu concocted by 4 renowned Canadian chefs, musical performances, and much more. This year, Le Grand Soir will be organized in support of the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation.

When?

June 8th at 5:30 pm

Where?

Montreal Cruise Terminal

3. Auberge Saint-Gabriel

Auberge Saint-Gabriel – Photo credit: ABGE

Known as THE place to party during Formula 1 Grand Prix, Auberge Saint-Gabriel has an impressive program to keep you busy during this special weekend. Hurry up to grab your tickets to take part at events such as Paris Mon Amour presented by Club L’Arc Paris and Nightlife.ca on June 9th, Brunch Bagatelle on June 10th and Formula 1 Grand Prix 50th Anniversary Closing Evening on June 11th.

When?

From June 9th to 11th

Where?

Auberge Saint-Gabriel

426 St-Gabriel St., Montreal

Invasion Cocktail: Celebrate the Art of Mixology

Photo Credit: Karel Chladek

Invasion Cocktail, the Montreal and Quebec City cocktail festival, will be back for its 4th edition from May 10th to 16th with a busy schedule. More than 35 participating bars, 250 exclusive cocktails, 6 days of festival to discover the cocktail scene of Quebec!

Presented by MadeWithLove, the most extravagant mixology competition in Canada, Invasion Cocktail is a unique opportunity to discover exclusive cocktail creations that will be presented only in an ephemeral way throughout the week.

Photo Credit: Karel Chladek

There are many new features for this 4th edition, do not miss…

  • Opening night at Phi Centre on May 10th: signature cocktails, music and good vibes only!
  • New edition of Brunch Festif at Pied de Cochon Sugar Shack on May 14th presented by French brand Liqueur St-Germain.
  • MadeWithLove National Final on May 16th at TRH-bar: the 16 finalist bartenders from across Canada will face a panel of judges in hopes of winning the title of Best Barchef MadeWithLove 2017.

Visit Invasion Cocktail website to download your free pass and to find more info about the festival schedule.

Sentaler delivers “Milestone Gifts” for patients at SickKids for the #SENTALER4SICKKIDS initiative

Bojana Sentaler (center) with members from SickKids – Photo credit: Mathew Tsang

Bojana Sentaler, Designer and Creative Director of SENTALER, the Canadian luxury outerwear brand, delivered custom kids hats as “Milestone Gifts” for patients at The Hospital for
Sick Children (SickKids) as part of the #SENTALER4SickKids initiative.

The #SENTALER4SickKids initiative officially launched in August of 2016 and will continue until March 2017, with 25% of all hat sales directly benefiting SickKids Foundation, which raises funds on behalf of SickKids and is the largest charitable funder of child health research, learning and care in Canada.

Photo credit: Mathew Tsang

We want the public to know that our fundraising efforts with SickKids will continue into the spring of 2017 and we hope that people continue to promote and support this great initiative. Every hat helps!” says Bojana Sentaler, Designer and Creative Director, SENTALER.

Facial mask: green clay vs charcoal

Fall is around the corner, it’s time to prepare the skin for the upcoming season and to adjust your skin care routine. Considering the powerful effect of facial masks on skin, let me introduce those two products from Lotus Aroma and Dermalogica.

Lotus Aroma, Facial Mask (100 ml) - 16,99$

Lotus Aroma, Facial Mask (100 ml) – 16,99$

This purifying green clay facial mask made with kaolin and pure essential oils absorbs skin impurities and clears pores. Jojoba and Grape Seed oils eliminate excess oil more visible on oily skins. The skin looks lightened, toned and purified.

Bonus points –> vegan, gluten-free and gmo-free. Eco-consciously sourced ingredients (100% botanically-derived active ingredients, 38.5% organic ingredients, 99.5% natural formula) and made in Canada. For normal to oily skins, including highly sensitive.

How to use? After cleansing, apply a thick layer avoiding the eye area and leave on for 10 minutes. Clean with warm water. Pat the skin.

Where to buy? Jean Coutu, Dans Un Jardin, Marché Tau and more.

Dermalogica, Facial Mask (75 ml) - 60$

Dermalogica, Facial Mask (75 ml) – 60$

Dermalogica charcoal rescue masque is an all-in-one treatment used to detoxify, brighten up and invigorate all skin conditions. Activated Binchotan Charcoal absorbs impurities and sulfur promotes cell turnover for brighter skin.

Bonus points –> formulated without artificial fragrances, colors or parabens.

How to use? After cleansing, apply generously to face and throat, avoiding the eye area. After 7 to 10 minutes, lightly massage with very wet hands to enhance exfoliation properties during removal. Rinse thoroughly.

Where to buy? 132 McGill Street (Montreal, QC)

Strangers in the night Gourmet Gala

The 12th annual Strangers in the Night Gourmet Gala brought together over 4,000 supporters of Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada and raised almost 500,000$ in June 2016.

strangers in the night

It was an evening of delicious food along with a variety of live performances to celebrate and support Starlight’s work. Over 75 of Montreal’s top food vendors were participating to delight the guests.

strangers in the night

vegan sushi

seafood

Starlight Children’s Foundation Canada is part of Starlight’s global network, serving seriously ill children and their families through partnerships with more than 160 healthcare facilities. The foundation organizes several fundraising activities during the year to improve the health and life of kids and families.

The upcoming event is the Pure Protein Night Race and will be held from August to September across the country. Find all the details at nightrace.ca and learn more about the Foundation at starlightcanada.org.

Reversa – Lotion adoucissante pour le corps

Reversa Lotion Adoucissante

(200ml, 36$)

Pas convaincue que l’hiver touche à sa fin? N’attendez pas le printemps pour préparer votre peau pour la saison estivale! Dermtek Pharma, une compagnie située à Montréal, présente la Lotion adoucissante pour le corps REVERSA qui contient 10% d’acide glycolique afin d’assurer une exfoliation efficace et une hydratation intense. Cette lotion convient à tous types peaux ( même aux hommes !) et ne contient aucun paraben, parfum ou huile. Vous la trouverez dans la plupart des pharmacies au Canada, bon shopping 🙂

IT’S A LONG STORY MASCARA by ARBONNE

It's a long story mascara

Your eyes tell an epic tale… Now you can tell the whole glamorous story with our high-performance mascara that creates the appearance of longer-looking lashes. The professional brush, with its flexible, uniform bristle design, glides on to create beyond-beautiful lash-by-lash definition, so just one wink will be worth a thousand words!

For a lavish and high-gloss look, It’s A Long Story Mascara (price: 40$) contains bamboo, pea extracts, pro-vitamins B5, C and E. The formula is vegan, dermatologist-ophthalmologist and clinically tested. So what are you waiting for to try it?

#HMGIFTGIVING

Cette saison H&M sera à nouveau LA destination pour trouver le cadeau fashion! Une fois de plus, les lutins H&M seront dans les rues et sur Twitter pour une chasse au trésor à l’échelle nationale. Les équipes seront installées dans des endroits stratégiques à travers le pays et distribueront des cadeaux (accessoires saisonniers, cartes cadeaux et plus encore). Tous les indices seront affichés sur Twitter et vous pourrez suivre le tout en direct via le compte officiel de H&M Canada afin d’avoir la chance de gagner de fantastiques cadeaux! Du 11 au 20 décembre utilisez le hashtag #HMGIFTGIVING pour partager vos trouvailles et suivez le compte @HMCanada pour ne manquer aucun indice. Bonne chance à tous 🙂

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