Hudson

The Region

Hudson has long been a place where the arts flourish. Whether it’s the Hudson Village Theatre stage or the Hudson Music Festival, Greenwood’s StoryFest or the Hudson Film Society, the town has always enjoyed a richly diverse cultural life.

CONTACT

For all inquiries about Hudson events: kskulska@hotmail.com
For general inquiries about the festival: arts.alive@quebec-elan.org 

 

For the lat
  • Join us for a memorable experience visiting the studios of 14 artists in and around the Hudson Region. Nestled between the Lake of Two Mountains to the north and Rigaud Mountain to the west, this region offers a kaleidoscope of color to the autumn visitor. Come visit the artists and artisans in their studios and see where their inspiration begins.
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Schedule

Venue Guide

GC – Greenwood Cultural Centre (254 Main Road)

HVT – Hudson Village Theatre (28 Wharf Road)

JLP – Jack Layton Park (Follow signs at Main and Wharf)

VG - Village Green (Cameron Road and Main Road)

AA - Artists Atelier (407 Main Road)

 

 


Thursday July 20

  • 14:00

    &

    19:30


    Hudson Film Society presents- TIFF Official Selection Film "Maudie" 
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    HVT - Hudson Village Theatre 

    Tickets $15. 

    Presented by the Hudson Film Society. 

    MAUDIE, based on a true story (Maud Lewis), is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Evertt Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Evertt finds himself falling in love. MAUDIE charts Everett's efforts to protect himself from being hurt, Maudie's deep and abiding love for this difficult man and her surprising rise to fame as a Canadian (Nova Scota) folk painter. 

    With special guest Louis Leprohon, a graduate of Loyola College with a Bachelor of Arts. He lives in St. Lazare and is a well known authority on naive art. As well as being an avid collector, he is also an author and has written adn published a book (in French and English) on the work of Marel Dargis, a Quebec painter whose works provide an insight to life in a Francophone Catholic Parish in Québec. He considers Marcle's contribution to be significant in Québec art, especiall in the preservation of a unique part of Québec's cultural heritage. 

    Artist Audner Smith is to have a small exhibition of her work in the foyer of the Theatre. Audner is a resident of Hudson and a member of the Artiste Hudson Artist group. Her work is charming and very reminiscent of the work of Maude Lewis, particularly in the landscapes. 

    villagetheatre.ca

  • 19:00

    Shakespeare by the Lake: Romeo & Juliet 

     

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    JLP – Jack Layton Park 

    Showtimes: July 12-15 at 19:00

                     July 19-22 at 19:00 

    Presented by the Hudson Players Club with Actors Talk Back

    The Hudson Players Club is at it again with William Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet". This will be the 5th edition of their annual Shakespeare by the Lake Series. Director Sophie Gee sets this classic tale in a contemporary setting and infuses it with youthful and rebellious energy.  

    hudsonplayersclub.ca 

Friday July 21 

  • 20:00

    Nathalie Choquette
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    HVT - Hudson Village Theatre

    Tickets: $33 + tax. Purchase them here.

    Internationally renowned for the beauty of her voice and her unique sense of humor, Natalie Choquette is delighted to present to the Hudson Village Theatre audience: The funniest Broadway Opera Show in the world! Featured are Broadway hits from Les Miz, Fiddler on the Roof, Anything Goes, West Side Story, The Sound of Music and Opera favorites by Rossini, Puccini, Verdi, Bizet and many more! Beautiful music! Outrageous costumes! Hilarious skits! Audience participation! Goose bumps Guaranteed! 

    villagetheatre.ca

Saturday July 22 

  • 10:00
         –
    16:00

     
    Bohème presents Mini Bo! - Artisan Market 
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    VG - Village Green

    Free. 

    Bohème Hudson is a thoughtfully curated, fresh and modern craft market for makers, artisans, designers and all those who love them. Connecting local communities of creatives with artisanal aficionados, Bohème showcases independent artisans whose products and artwork are beautifully handmade as well as environmentally responsible. Bring long-lasting, sustainable beauty and functionality into your home and daily rituals: join us for Mini-BO! and shop local in a festive, diverse and welcoming atmosphere! 

  • 10:00
         –
    12:00

    Get Creative with Alcohol Inks Workshop
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    AA - Artists Atelier 

    Taught by Sheryna Vininsky

    The workshop will consist of three demos:

    One: painting a flower using Alcohol Ink and canned air on a Ceramic Tile, creating the background first and at the end giving some detail with  a gel pen and q tips.

    Two: landscape painting using Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper using Blending Solution and how to lift paint recovering the white of the paper and creating texture.

    Three: showing how to prepare a canvas for Alcohol Inks, talking about the materials used Demo 4, Working on a prepared canvas with alcohol Inks using Blending Solution creating a smooth painting. with minimal texture, while spraying with alcohol.

  • 12:00 

    -

    16:00

    Slow Stitch Spa
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    AA - Artists Atelier 

    Cost: Small material fee. Register here. 

    This workshop will be given twice:

    12:00 - 14:00 taught by Marlise Horst

    14:00 - 16:00 taught by Carol Outram 

    The Slow Stitching Movement is a revolution within the stitching and fiber world. Hudson Fine Craft is offering two make-to-wear workshops to help you slow down and enjoy the process of creating fiber art. Two different techniques will be introduced and used as decoration for this summers hottest accessory - the bandana. The workshop includes demonstrations and hands-on time. Participation will require a small materials fee. Also on display, our Hudson Clothes Line Gallery - amazing fabric art appliques by HFC members. 

  • 13:00
         –
    15:00

    Intro to Improv: Building Characters Through Status 
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    HVT - Hudson Village Theatre

    Cost: $5. Register here. 

    Taught by ASM Instructor John Sheridan

    Status helps performers understand how their characters feel about themselves and how they relate to the world. A proven way of creating characters that have depth, perspective and intention - status is a lot of fun to play with! This workshop is an introduction to using status in improv, and can be applied to scripted performance as well. Through practical exercises and games, participants will learn how to physically embody status, and use status to relate to other characters in a scene while propelling stories forward. 

    villagetheatre.ca

  • 19:00

    July 1, 1867: A Day in the Life of Hudson
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    HVT – Hudson Village Theatre

    Tickets: Free. Purchase them here.

    Greenwood Centre for Living History presents author Karen Molson narrating an audio-visual screening of Hudson residents’ experience of Confederation 150 years ago.

    greenwood-centre-hudson.org

  • 20:00 

    An Evening of Jazz and Blues
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    HVT – Hudson Village Theatre

    Tickets: $25 + tax. Purchase them here. 

    Join us for an incredible night of Blues and Jazz with the international sensation Ranee Lee. Accompanied by Richard Ring – Guitar; Alec Walkington – Bass; Taurey Butler – Piano; Dave Laing – Drums. Ranee Lee’s performance material covers artists such as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and even contemporaries such as James Taylor, Randy Bachman and Joni Mitchell to name a few plus original selections.

    villagetheatre.ca 

Sunday July 23 

  • 13:00
         –
    15:00

    Dance and Play: a Childrens Dance Workshop 
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    HVT- Hudson Village Theatre 

    Cost: $5. Register here. 

    Taught by Kerwin Barrington. 

    "Dance and Play" is a dance workshop by choreographer Kerwin Barrington geared towards kids of all ages to simply experience joy through playing in a pile of leaves. The three hour event will be structured in this way: first, as a warm up, the dancer will learn safe ways of ramping up and down from the ground. Next, they will be introduced to set choreography that is in the style of "back-up" singers routine using brooms. Finally, they will be guided through structured improvisation and given options for movement using the leaves. (The leaves themselves have been created by local artist Adele Reeves.) We will put this all together to construct a witty, vibrant and colorful dance to the song (The Night Time) Is The Right Time by Ray Charles. Participants are asked to study and learn the song in advance for they will be lip syncing. 

    villagetheatre.ca 

August 17 - 20 

  • 12:30

    &

    18:30

    Phoebe 
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    St. Mary's Church (642 Main Road)

    Tickets: $15. Purchase them here.

    Showtimes: August 17 - 19 at 18:30 for dinner & show 

     August 19 - 20 at 12:30 for lunch & show

    Phoebe, directed by Mary Vuorela and written by Bonnie Laing, whose play Peggy & Grace was the box office hit of the Hudson Village Theatre’s program in 2013, and whose most recent play The Cottage was given a staged reading as part of StoryFest 2013, Phoebe dramatizes highlights from the life of Phoebe Hyde, who on her death, donated her family home, Greenwood, to become a living history museum.

    “Phoebe was a local legend in Como and Hudson,” notes Theatre Panache founder and producer Heather Markgraf. “The daughter of celebrated architect Percy Nobbs, she trained as professional actor at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, married a sea captain who became captain of the Queen Mary, staged Shakespeare on the front lawn at Greenwood and did historical re-enactments and monologues across Canada and England. She was notoriously thrifty, a world traveller and her second husband was 32 years older than she was. She was a wonderful, eccentric character.” Theatre Panache is a non-profit theatre company based in Hudson. The artistic director, Heathre Markgraf-Lowe, is the founding and former artistic director of the Hudson Village Theatre where she has produced more than 50 shows over 10 years, directing many of them and acting in some.

    theatrepanache.ca 

Events are subject to change