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6 Things to Consider When Hanging Art

Just splurged on your first original work of art at a gallery or market. Or you’ve brought home a stunning new piece to add to your growing collection.  Now, you are wondering “where is the ideal place for hanging your art?”

Perhaps you have moved and as you are unpacking the boxes you realize that your art will look different in the new home. The colours of the walls are different. The windows face east rather than south. You’ve purchased some new furniture. The whole look of this home is unlike anywhere you have lived before. Continue reading 6 Things to Consider When Hanging Art

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What color are you?

oriental throw pillows on bed“Red can have many meanings”, my granddaughter informed me as we drove to the skating rink. “It can stand for love and tell people that you are happy and excited or even passionate. But red can also mean anger.” Her younger sister joined the conversation, “It can also mean danger as in fire engines or stop signs.”

The conversation continued all the way to the arena while we discussed how blue is associated with sad but if you wear turquoise or cobalt blue (like their grandmother) that it can make you feel and look happy. And of course green makes us think of spring and new beginnings.  I don’t remember what triggered our conversation but it was interesting to see how quickly a five and an eleven year old could engage in the meanings associated with color – on both an emotional and physical level.

But children aren’t the only ones to be affected by color. Continue reading What color are you?

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Free Seniors’ Art Tours (Montreal)

Being an art lover at 65 means that you can enjoy FREE  admission to all of the collections at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts on Thursdays, all year-round. You can enjoy free art tours in the morning and you can also participate in a series of art workshops designed especially for seniors in the afternoon.

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Free Kids’ Art Workshops (Montreal)

Do you need to keep the kids busy for a few hours on the weekend? Did you want the time to be educational as well as fun?

A family outing to the Musee des Beaux-Arts / Montreal Museum of Fine Arts is a great way to spend time together while discovering cultural diversity. In addition to popular art workshops, they also offer musical activities, films and other surprises.

Every Saturday and Sunday, you can take advantage of free activities – yes, free – and have a memorable experience for the whole family!

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Free Seniors’ Art Workshops (Montreal)

Talk about a great retirement benefit! Not only are the art workshops FREE – but they are good for your creative soul. If you are over 65, you can attend art workshops in Montreal at the Musee des Beaux-Arts at no charge and no registration is required.

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