4 Weekends in August 2000


Marcio Melo Studio, Quyon, Québec

4 Weekends in August an exhibition of paintings  by Marcio Melo at his studio in the Gatineau Hills

August  5/6    12/13    19/20    26/27    2000 Noon - Sunset

Vernissage:  Saturday, August 5,  12 - 4 pm August Jam: Saturday August 12,  8 pm on Country Corn Feast Pot Luck Dinner: August 20,  5 pm Bonfire Assemblage: August 26 at Dark  

Marcio's Studio overlooks Moffat Lake in the rolling Gatineau Hills of the Pontiac Region in Quebec. Only an hour's drive from our nation's capital, it is a secluded, private retreat from the urban routine. The Studio is part of a small farm where chickens and geese welcome you. Come for a spectacular drive through the Gatineau Hills and spend some time enjoying Marcio's latest works and the peaceful surroundings.

Bring a picnic. Bring your camera. Bring your friends.

4 Weekends in August offers a new exhibition of paintings by Marcio Melo each weekend. Each weekend offers a traditional rural activity (be it rural Canada or rural Brazil).


At the Vernissage,     

August 5 Noon - 4pm, take in the beauty of the Studio setting, enjoying Marcio's new works.

At the August Jam,   

August 12 at 8pm, enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of an informal jam session. Bring your instruments, raise your voices and perk up your ears with an evening of impromptu music. Some of our friends are dropping by to play and they'd like it if you join in or just enjoy it. Everyone is welcome.

At the Country Corn Feast,   

 August 19 & 20, the corn harvest will be in full swing. Canadians devour corn on the cob and Brazilians have their corn dishes. Drop in anytime for some corn delights, or bring your favourite corn dish to the Pot Luck Corn Feast, Sunday, August 20 at 5 pm. It happens once each year - Enjoy it to its fullest.

At the Bonfire Assemblage,    

on August 26 at dark, we will set alight a bonfire that will be constructed over the preceding weeks - the Bonfire Assemblage. It will be just that, a collection of items installed to produce a fire to remember - not because of it's size but for its meaning and beauty. Add your contribution. It doesn't have to be a sacrifice to the Goddess of Light and Fire to ensure that you live a long and happy life - but it can be - use your imagination!



How to get here from Ottawa/Hull (about an hour's drive): -Travel about 50 km west on Route 148 to Quyon -Turn north on chemin Lac des Loups (across from the Stinson's station) -Travel 13.5 km to the end of the pavement -Continue 2.3 km on the gravel road and turn left onto the Twelfth Line -Travel west for 1.4 km, cross the bridge and turn right immediately into the Studio Laneway (8 the Twelfth Line) -Call 647-3416 for assistance, or stop and ask anybody for Ted Fort or Marcio Melo