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ART220: A Day with the Saints

20140401_101059The journey to visit Saint Joseph Oratory began on a beautiful Thursday morning, without a cloud in the sky-lucky for me. Naturally, I took the wrong street and entered from the neighboring alley. I looked to my left and saw the majestic oratory. Quite a few years had passed since my last visit, so I had forgotten how overwhelmingly large the site was. Continue reading

Exploring Montreal’s Festivals for ART220

Throughout the semester, we’ve had plenty of awesome opportunities to explore the art of Montreal in ART12728514904_153e734ba9[1]220 as a class. Recently, however, we were invited to go out and explore the festivals of Montreal on our own. I chose to visit the Montreal en Lumiere festival, specifically on the night of Nuit Blanche. Continue reading

ART 220: The Rightful Place of Art

43415716Standing in a ray of sunlight inside what felt like a glass solarium, I tilted my head up to the warmth: a long awaited respite from the grey dregs of winter in Montreal. I looked down on the roof that caught the snow just below the window, busy flooding my pale and pimply skin with fuzzy memories of summer. Continue reading

ART 220 goes to the McCord Museum

20140121_112508We had a great visit to the McCord Museum last Tuesday, January 22, in our Canadian Culture through Fine Arts class. The museum offers a unique look into the past of Montreal that I had never been introduced to before. I recommend taking a look if you have the time, but not before you get a basic understanding of the history of Montreal- which I had no knowledge of until I read the first couple chapters of “The History Montreal”  assigned for homework in the class. Continue reading