Hey everyone, sorry if the site hasn’t been up to date or well organized or whatever, alot of my personal life has taken over my free time for the bad and good. So that being said over the next few months I will either be improving it or just slowly turning it into a tourism site because that’s what most people think it is. I started this to highlight the artshows/ new artshows. oh well…. (art below is by tapies one of my favorite artists)
HAMMER CITY RECORDS-Graphic Underground
(Based on the book also available at the exhibit. )This exhibit will feature the graphic works, primarily in the form of gig posters and zines, by the artists whose output was the public face of a vital and prolific art and music community which spans the efforts of several generations of London’s underground culture.
228 James N Basement
THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Hosanna Salembier- Encoding of Quiet Noises (27 John St N)
Encoding of Quiet Noises A series of oil paintings composed of smaller groups defining themselves by patterns of space and varying levels of detailing.
Pivoting from the knuckle creating minutely ornamental totemic streams of faces, plant and animal symbols. Emerging into a looser grid mimicking haunting, colourful renditions of earlier characters.
THE FACTORY -The Unfortunate Issued of Patriarch-Thea Jones & Michael James
A Multi-Channel Audio-Visual Installation
MULBERRY DEFACTO-Amanda Dudnik-Surfacing
“For my work, I use the act of memory as this type of sensation in order to translate the feeling of the moment onto the canvas. I layer, I write, I remove and I layer again. Paint as a medium provides the fluidity of translation from the mind to the hand”
Work by Colin Lyons, Christian Chapman, Carlos Granados-Ocón, Dax Morrison and Jennifer Linton, curated by Chris Saba
Blueprints is an exhibition that explores notions of place, and the relationships that develop between an individual and his/her surroundings. Five artists from different Canadian regions and diverse artistic backgrounds present their interpretations of the natural and the built environments, as they ponder the social, psychological, and physical influences of their respective settings.
NEW HARBOURS-Jeremy Greenspan/ Chris Cummings with Black Walls (252 James N)
Our Feb.14th concert will feature the return of Toronto’s excellent BLACK WALLS along with a special performance from JEREMY GREENSPAN (Junior Boys) and CHRIS CUMMINGS (Mantler).
Greenspan and Cummings will be creating an improvised set with modular synth and electric piano. And Ken Reaume will be celebrating the release of his new Black Walls album “Communion” on Pleasance Records with a set of new material. Copies of the album will be available at the show
126 James Street North, 2nd floor
HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Peter Horvath and Anna Torma-The Logic of Memory
ach of the artists in this exhibition explore the concept of memory. Their diverse perspectives weave together and encourage visitors to consider notions of memory, nostalgia, time and loss.
FLAGSHIP GALLERY-HighSchool Artshow
An exhibit of the next generation of future artists
ART WORD ART BAR -Bill Lutes and the Art Crawlers (15 Colbourne aka James and Colburne)
Bill Lutes and the Art Crawlers. Bill Lutes guitar, vocals, Lilia Lutes better vocals, warm and fuzzy waves, Robert Fick guitar, vocals, Hank Paton guitar, vocals, Kenny Clark guitar, vocals Bob Rudy bass, vocals, Phil Dales (Skippy) drums.
“The Art Crawlers can play practically anything from any genre. A specialty of ours is love songs from a variety of perspectives and situations, and for Valentines Day, it will be “Love, Pain, Sex, and the Whole Damn Thing”, an exploration of the subject that could only come from a band with 350+ years of musical experience.”
YOU ME GALLERY -Waterfront Properties Continued (320 James N)
Show continued (sorry there website is out of service)
B CONTEMPORARY-Steve Mazza and Chuck Scott (Un)Real (226 James N) (cont’d)
Looks like this amazing show has been continued, make sure to check it out if you missed it last time.
FOCUS GALLERY-Robert Ross
66 James Street North (before Wilson)
NEEDLEWORK- 174 James N-Textile Workshop
Check out the spot and drop off your can goods during artcrawl for foodbanks!
URBAN ARTS INIATIVE-TBA (126 James North)
JULIA VEENSTRA STUDIO -195 James North
HISTORY AND HERITAGE-and also Hamilton store
MCCARTNEY & SON Resturant-282 James North
WORK-337 James North
HANDKNIT YARN STUDIO O”S CLOTHES -Men’s Clothes
BURNT TONGUE-10 Cannon St
CHAISES MUSICALS-Furniture, books, music, dvds (cannon and james)
152 James St North
WHITE ELEPHANT-Clothes and Jewlery 133 James N
THE CLAY STUDIO- 175 James St N.
MELAINE GILLIS STUDIO -126 James St N. (above the Factory 3rd Floor)
SYLVIA NICKERSON ILLUSTRATION-126 James St N. (above the Factory 3rd Floor)
So just in case you haven’t listened to Jelly and Gunner Podcast its a great listen. A recent one I really enjoyed was with Jason Hofing about RedHill Coffee especially I didn’t know about their new cafe called E23.
I recently read a great article about Cincinnati and business/creative industry. I think its worth a read for the simple fact that the business development community/incubators etc have realized the way to produce jobs/retain people isn’t fancy mega-projects but with simple funding for small business. I especially like the Demand Better idea.
Another great thing I discovered throught We Have Become Vikings is a great idea Hamilton could and should totally copy/steal or as Picasso would say make. The concept is to advertise to companies/people that this is a industrial city and we can make your dream project/new idea a reality!
The weather today is great so come out to January’s Artcrawl…. (also im still kinda sick)
I’m only going to give a smattering of shows on tonight, please explore….
Havn-Shane Wray -photography
Hammer City Records-Lori Yates-Portraits of Musicians (Photography)
Centre 3-Nudeal -youth art
Factory-Mind the Gap-The three plane multimedia exhibit corresponds to each stage of life: birth, bread and circuses, and death
You Me Gallery-WATERFRONT PROPERTY (STEELY NEIGHBOURHOODS)
Contemporary B- Steve Mazza/Chuck Scott cont’d
and White Elephant has a awesome display dedicated to D&D’s 40th anniversary!