Modern art and jazz in the spotlight in July at the Arbor Gallery
From July 7, Arbor Gallery welcomes fine art visual artist Ronald Headland, with an exhibition The memory of things.
Born in Montreal, where he still lives, Headland studied music at McGill University and art at the School of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The memory of things is a return to total abstraction from years of figurative painting for Headland. Her use of collage and composition creates layers of meaning, using the own story of scraps of canvas, clothing, wallpaper, fragments of old paintings and more. His own process is based on the memory of his previous artistic paths as well as his influences.
“The melodies, harmonies and texture of the music itself create their own meaning and power and move us directly. It’s the same with abstract art,” says Headland. “The very elements of art – color, shape, line, composition, etc., can in themselves evoke a strong emotional response that cannot often be expressed in words.”
“You have to learn to become sensitive to the basic elements of art. And we do it by exposing ourselves to paints. The more one does this, the greater the pleasure of experiencing art.
The memory of things will take place from July 7 to 31. Opening July 16 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. In the gallery’s main hall.
Intimate concert with Didier Chasteau
On Thursday, July 21, Arbor Gallery’s Intimate Concerts series will feature international blues/jazz pianist Didier Chasteau, with his own jazz and neo-impressionist compositions.
Born in Avignon, France, Didier Chasteau was 10 years old when he started piano lessons in the city of Nice. During his adolescence, Chasteau discovered jazz, harmony and the pleasure of composing. Recognized as a young prodigy at the age of 17, he was invited to several television shows and offered a tour in many cities in France. From then on, he never stopped playing and continued his apprenticeship with talented musicians, refining his compositions and his improvisation technique. An accomplished concert pianist, Chasteau has participated in several Jazz Festivals, and founded the Lefaivre Jazz Festival in 2017-2018.
Over the years, Didier Chasteau has opened for famous musicians, including Chet Baker and Lou Bennett, and performed alongside renowned musicians such as Oliver Jones bassist Skip Bey, and Quebec bassists Michel Donato, Daniel Lessard and Charles Biddle from the famous Biddle’s Jazz Restaurant & Bar in Montreal.
Limited places. Tickets are available at saken.ca/tickets for $20.
The Arbor Gallery Cultural Center is located at 36 Home Avenue in the heart of Vankleek Hill. Summer hours on Saturdays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open Wednesday to Sunday, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. [email protected]