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Making It Montreal: Music Discussion

As part of the Making It Montreal Music Discussion, we're posting some material on the topic in this post.

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Interview with Guy Rodgers of the Quebec English Language Arts Network (ELAN)

The Quebec English Language Arts Network (ELAN) is a Montreal-based organization that provides support, services and networking opportunities to English-speaking artists of all disciplines in Quebec. Since 2005, this organization has organized various initiatives and events to promote Quebec artists and foster collaborations and networking between them. The organization has a lot to offer anglophone artists who have recently arrived in Quebec and are looking to get connected with the wider community.

Making It Montreal's Louis Rastelli recently interviewed ELAN's executive director, Guy Rodgers, to discuss what the organization and its recent RAEV project are all about.

All visitors are welcome to register and comment on this interview-- have you had any experiences with the organizations mentioned? Do you know of other organizations or projects useful to Anglophone artists in Quebec? Don't be shy! (Feedback can also be provided by emailing admin@makingitmontreal.org).

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Making It Montreal Exhibit Two wrap-up

Exhibit Two was a great success! Click here to see a Montreal Gazette report on the exhibit.

And here are some photos taken from the vernissage of Making It Montreal Exhibit Two, at Galérie V/ Shaika Café, July 6, 2010. (Graphic by Kirsten McCrea.)

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Round-table discussion on visual arts in Montreal

The following is a transcript of the round-table discussion held at the vernissage of Making It Montreal’s Exhibit One on Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at Casa del Popolo in Montreal.

The discussion explored the experiences and issues faced by these Anglophone artists as they decided to pursue their visual arts careers in Montreal.

The discussion was moderated by Billy Mavreas, a native Montreal artist and owner of the Monastiraki shop and gallery, and included the exhibit’s artists Aimée Van Drimmelen, Tyler Rauman and Jesse Purcell.

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Exhibit One, March 2-31, 2010, Casa del Popolo

Making It Montreal's Exhibit One is on the walls of Casa del Popolo, 4873 St. Laurent (near St. Joseph, Mont-Royal métro) during all of March. Here are some photos taken at the vernissage (click image for slideshow):

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Footage of Making It Montreal launch, Feb. 4 2010

Photos and video from the Making It Montreal launch, Thursday, February 4, 2010 at Le Divan Orange in Montreal. The evening began with a 30-minute discussion featuring author Maya Merrick, artist Marc Bell, writer Jesse Staniforth, artist & animator Amy Lockhart, members of folk / roots band Lake of Stew, and musician/ bandleader Tony Ezzy.

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Making It Montreal Discussion Transcript, Feb. 4 2011

The launch of Making it Montreal was a huge success! The evening began with a 30-minute discussion featuring author Maya Merrick, artist Marc Bell, writer and Querenzia zine publisher Jesse Staniforth, multi-disciplinary visual artist & animator Amy Lockhart, members of folk / roots band Lake of Stew, and one-man funk army Tony Ezzy.

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Launch

Check this blog after our February 4 launch event for a report on how it went!

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