New programming for La Mèz

Last night, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion launched the new programming for La Mèz, in addition to presenting the piece entitled Mélodies décousues by Sabrina Tardif, resident artist for December.

Every weekend starting at 7:00 p.m., La Mèz comes alive at Maison Félix-Leclerc. This wonderful line-up of activities is a hub for cultural reinvention. Amateur musicians, poets, actors, authors and multidisciplinary artists gather to present their unique performances to the public. Like Félix, they truly enjoy juggling with words, exercising their creative minds and sparking a reaction from others.

“We wish to continue the work of the Société de sauvegarde de la mémoire de Félix-Leclerc as well as part of its mission. A programming committee—including representatives from the City and the organization’s Board of Directors, Ms. Messer and Ms. Boulanger—has been created with a view to developing free cultural activities and make Maison Félix-Leclerc even more accessible to the population, all year long,” declared Diane Morin, Municipal Councillor and Member of the Programming Committee.

Joining Lorraine Messer and Madeleine Boulanger as part of the Programming Committee are municipal councillors Céline Chartier, Diane Morin, Jasmine Sharma and the Head of the Culture and Community Life Division, Chloé Marcil.

Rencontre d'artistes
Every first Friday of the month, spend an evening up close and personal with one of many well-known artists. Starting tomorrow, February 2, renowned actor, director, author and artistic director Serge Postigo will drop by for an intimate meeting with those in attendance. On March 2, it will be pianist, author and composer, Florence K’s turn to stop by at Maison Félix-Leclerc.

Jam au salon
These jam sessions are a magically spontaneous blend of the most eclectic creations. On March 9, the always-captivating mellow-voiced Clément Courtois will treat the audience to some of his original songs along with classic Quebec and French hits by Ferland, Brel, Brassens and Desjardins. It’s an opportunity to chat, talk music and even make a few special requests. On April 13, Michel Morissette will be on hand to share his fingerstyle acoustic guitar arrangements of Félix’s songs as well as favourites by Vigneault, Charlebois, Brassens and famous gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. Then, on May 11, the Maison welcomes Judy Hung and Dmitry Babich, two talented artists who will perform a variety of songs featuring the cello, violin and piano.

Jasette chez Félix
Storytelling and literature have gotten everyone talking at Maison Félix-Leclerc. Let yourself be transported by the incredible tales shared by storytellers and chit-chatters Yoda Lefebvre on March 16, Lucie Bisson on April 20 and Véronique Béchard on May 18.

Soirée-théâtre
Lastly, every Friday of the month, the Maison offers theatre evenings featuring a non-stop line-up of short skits and readings. The Université de Montréal theatre troupe will stop by on March 23 to present its play entitled Des Robots. On April 27, theatre enthusiasts can enjoy La mise en scène, mise en scène by Troupe Les Mots Dits. And, on May 25, the Maison welcomes Théâtre de La Grande Rencontre, who will be presenting Développement.

Resident artists
La Mèz is pleased to welcome a different artist every month. On site every weekend, the resident artist creates a work of art inspired by Félix Leclerc, which will then be kept on display in the house. A variety of workshops will be offered to visitors on Saturdays and Sundays. Participants will have a chance to take home the project created during this one-on-one meeting with the artist.

In February, the Maison welcomes textile artist Tina Struthers, whose work has been exhibited at the regional, national and international level. In March, Gabriel Lalonde, visual arts specialist and poet will take over Maison Félix-Leclerc, to be followed by multidisciplinary artist Sonia Haberstich in April. Lastly, poet Nane Couzier will be the Maison’s special guest for the month of May.

Loitering is encouraged!
Maison Félix-Leclerc’s doors are wide open and the public is always invited to come enjoy a cup of coffee or a good book, sit down and play a board game, strum the guitar or just chat a while. The main floor features exhibitions for guests to enjoy. The Maison truly is an inspiring creative hub where everyone is welcome to make themselves at home!

For information on hours of operation or to learn more about the line-up of activities: maisonfelixleclerc.org