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Artcrawl this Friday!

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!
Mills Hardware -Tryo-Jamie Lawson (95 King St east, right near john st)
Jamie Lawson is an artist & designer based in Hamilton, Ontario. He habitually explores text, arcane symbols and vivid abstraction through his paintings. He is also a graphic artist and proprietor of Poly Studio.

THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Daniel Banko-A Movement in Eight Seconds
Portraits of music by the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra.
Opening on Thursday before artcrawl ,We are pleased to present photographer Daniel Banko’s first exhibition in ten years, A Movement in 8 Seconds. For the last year, he has been collaborating with the HPO to showcase 18 of their core musicians and their instruments.
(27 John St N)
HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Ignition 3
Hamilton Artists Inc. presents the third annual Award for Distinction and accompanying exhibition, IGNITION 3, recognizing outstanding graduating students, Cassandra Ferguson, Jin Lu, Alana Petrella and Heather Vida-Moore from McMaster University’s Studio Art Program.
HOMEGROWN-Obscured-oddities and curiosities
OBSCURED is an art event celebrating the talent of emerging and underground artists from in and around Hamilton. The exhibition will run from Wednesday February 11 – Wednesday March 11
HAMMER CITY RECORDS-Gord Pullar-Illustrations and Drawings (228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)
Subject matter includes but goes way beyond: Hamilton street scenes, local industry, outer space, comics about chaos, wrestling themed gig posters, local activism, imaginary creatures, and our favourite local legend Evelyn Dick.

B CONTEMPORARY-tba

THE FACTORY-Andrew O’Connor Through the Eyes of the Machine
Technology and surveillance are interweaved in Andrew O’Connor’s interactive video installation, Through the Eyes of the Machine. The piece invites participation. As viewers enter, their movement through and/or around the space is monitored and translated into recorded fragments that metamorphose and decay through the passage of time.

HAVN-Good Fortune Collection-Julianna Lachance (26 Barton close to james north and barton)
Julianna will be taking over the space, paintings and mixed media.

CENTRE3–Hana Rotchild Pinthus-When You Look Into the Light All You See Are Shadows
Hana is a mixed media artist and a therapist based in Hamilton, ON. Since her arrival to Canada from Israel, Hana has used her art to express longing for her family and country of origin. Hana would often photograph nature or take images from both countries and try to connect them. The contrasted black and white images caused by the strong Israel light invites a dialogue with the contrasted Canadian scenery

STUDIO 12-TBA

http://www.studio12art.com

126 James Street North, 2nd floor

YOU ME GALLERY -Works On Paper -George Wallace (320 James N)
Come and enjoy one of Canada and Hamilton’s best known artists and works he has done on paper including The Gagged Man. If your a McMaster Student this is a must see show!

FLAGSHIP GALLERY-Mercedes Schuster and Tara Joy
Christmas show (237 James N)

ART WORD ART BAR -Music and Art(15 Colbourne aka James and Colburne)
Jazz Music

DR DISC-20 WILSON ST 3-4PM

This Aint Hollywood/Club Absinthe/Homegrown/Baltimore House-All these events have music after parties. Usually This Aint Hollywood, Homegrown and Club Absinthe have art as well.

FOCUS GALLERY-tba
66 James Street North (before Wilson)

NEEDLEWORK- 174 James N-Textile Workshop
Temporarily above burnt tongue!

JULIA VEENSTRA STUDIO -195 James North

HOMEGROWN-tba KIng William

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-and also Hamilton store

MCCARTNEY & SON Resturant-282 James North

WORK-337 James North

HANDKNIT YARN STUDIO-Yarn Supplies 10 Cannon

BURNT TONGUE-10 Cannon St

O’S CLOTHES -8 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)

SoBi Bike Share and a need for Artistic Infrastructure

Ok this is not really art related but I must say this winter chill has got me thinking about Hamilton’s upcoming bike share progam  not to mention this article in the NY Times . I’ve been seeing the stations being placed all around town but no good signage or painted areas or demarcations for the stand areas. Sadly there doesn’t seem to be a lot of consideration for how the areas look. They look bland, not even a map board so far in most stations. Now I would suggest some actual signage or something interesting like a little flag saying bike share. I think city planners have to start considering the aesthetics of our future infrastructure, who wants to ride a bike share program that looks and feels straight out of North Korea? (ie:your ad here) I really like the idea of a bike share program but so far it looks like the look and feel will be a bit boring. Hopefully we can get some interesting signage or bike shelters??

Artcrawl This Friday!

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!
MCCARTNEY & SON-Philip Grant Show of Encaustics
Encaustic Paintings and a special performance by Martin Verral and guests!

THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Black Book White Lies-Stephanie Vegh
The Nathaniel Hughson Gallery is proud to present Stephanie Vegh’s newest series of drawings: Black Book, White Lies. Vegh’s drawings re-examine the life and lore of Hamilton’s infamous Evelyn Dick.
(27 John St N)

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-Gord Pullar-Illustrations and Drawings (228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)
Subject matter includes but goes way beyond: Hamilton street scenes, local industry, outer space, comics about chaos, wrestling themed gig posters, local activism, imaginary creatures, and our favourite local legend Evelyn Dick.

B CONTEMPORARY-Nightmares-Matt Jelly
NIGHTMARES is an exhibition of screen printed artwork by Matt Jelly, on display at b contemporary gallery at 226 James Street North, running from December 2nd-23rd, 2014, Opening reception on Friday December 12th, 2014 during Art Crawl.

THE FACTORY-Stephen Broomer -The Transformable Moment
Stephen Broomer is a filmmaker and film historian. He is presently completing his doctorate, on difficult aesthetics and the origins of the Canadian avant-garde film.

HAVN-Celebrate-Improved Scores (26 Barton close to james north and barton)
An evening of live improvised scores for modern classic anime films-Princess Monoke and Cowboy Bebop

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Closed till February 5th.

CENTRE3–Terrance R Pack-Hamilton’s Hidden Secrets and Jason Potter Chance Encounters
Terrance documents the back alley ways of downtown Hamilton to bring Hamilton’s Hidden Secrets to life for everyone to see. Jason captures spontaneous moments in the lives of ordinary people, and in some cases, animals.

STUDIO 12-TBA

http://www.studio12art.com

126 James Street North, 2nd floor

YOU ME GALLERY -YMG Invitational (320 James N)
Scott McDonald Kevin Coghill Caitlin Pannell-Evans Paul Ropel Keith Shearsby Hitoko Okada Kelly Drennan Will Rueter Joe Ollman Gordon Swanson Lee Judith Graham Andrew Butkevicius Larry Strung Stephanie Seagram Helena Rakic Hana Pinthus Jenny Montoya Mikolaj Ziolkowski Laura Bromwich Magdalena Lesniak Kim Lee Kho Nancy Benoy Keisha Neoma-Quinn Tara Bursey

FLAGSHIP GALLERY-Mercedes Schuster and Tara Joy
Christmas show (237 James N)

ART WORD ART BAR -Music and Art(15 Colbourne aka James and Colburne)
Jazz Music

DR DISC-20 WILSON ST 3-4PM

This Aint Hollywood/Club Absinthe/Homegrown/Baltimore House-All these events have music after parties. Usually This Aint Hollywood, Homegrown and Club Absinthe have art as well.

FOCUS GALLERY-tba
66 James Street North (before Wilson)

NEEDLEWORK- 174 James N-Textile Workshop
Temporarily above burnt tongue!

JULIA VEENSTRA STUDIO -195 James North

HOMEGROWN-tba KIng William

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-and also Hamilton store

MCCARTNEY & SON Resturant-282 James North

WORK-337 James North

HANDKNIT YARN STUDIO-Yarn Supplies 10 Cannon

BURNT TONGUE-10 Cannon St

O’S CLOTHES -8 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)

Art of the Day

I love graphitti so needless to say I love 7th Letter Apparel they combine all the things i love about graphitti. Over the last couple years with their gallery they’ve been promoting some pretty sick artists!

check out a blast from their blog past http://theseventhletter.com/2014/10/rime-tilt-at-yia-art-fair/

7th letter art gallery

Image of the Day

So tumblr is one of those fun site you can get yourself  lost in for hours, check out Yimmy Yayo’s one for too much fun!

graphitti fun

Artcrawl Dec12/14!

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!
SPICE FACTORY-Give Art-Fashion Gala
L I V E M U S I C, D J S E T, SCREENING OF Fashion Gala Show (2nd floor.) 12am viewing
Artist and Designers on (Main level)
No cover (PWYC)

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Swarm-Annual Members Show

A salon style show of members works.

THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Happy Holidays-Group Show
We are moving to the second floor of 27 John Street North to better showcase the work of our artists and host cultural events. Join us on Friday, November 28 as we launch our new space and celebrate the hard work of our artists. We will be showcasing the work of:
Shannon Amidon, Stephen Brookbank, Elesavet Lawson, Beverley Hawksley, Robert Dey, Sandra Henry, Clarence Porter, Ryan Price, Stephanie Vegh, Alicia Giansante, Fiona Kinsella, K2 Upcycling, Todd Lawson, Tina Newlove, Linda Henningson, Ianitza Vasseliva, Gord Bond, Erin Vincent, Nathan Flis, Ross Bonfanti Laurie Kilgour Walsh and Dan Banko.

(27 John St N)

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-WaxWorks Group Show (228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)

Great Art here!

B CONTEMPORARY-Nightmares-Matt Jelly
NIGHTMARES is an exhibition of screen printed artwork by Matt Jelly, on display at b contemporary gallery at 226 James Street North, running from December 2nd-23rd, 2014, Opening reception on Friday December 12th, 2014 during Art Crawl.

THE FACTORY- Members Screening

Factory Media Screening Series Presents NINE-The 9th Annual Members Screening
NINE is an opportunity for Factory Members to exhibit their work,to have it judged, and to get to know the diverse Factory community. This event is happening during the monthly James North Art Crawl — all are welcome!
Programmer: Alexis Hancey

HAVN-Celebrate-Group Show (26 Barton close to james north and barton)

HAVN invites you to CELEBRATE this December with a group show featuring visual and sound pieces inspired by cross-cultural December and Winter festivities.
The evening features music acts by
Jeremy Skald – https://soundcloud.com/jsklad
The Visit – http://thevisit1.bandcamp.com/
Earth, Wind, and Choir – https://www.facebook.com/earthwindandchoir/

CENTRE3–Art is The NuSteel

An exhibition of hand printed youth artwork.

STUDIO 12-TBA

http://www.studio12art.com

126 James Street North, 2nd floor

YOU ME GALLERY -Mina Ao-Right to Exsist(320 James N)

Mixed media group show and perfect to bring the kids to! Also they are open despite the constuction! Some great work by Mina Ao

FLAGSHIP GALLERY-Mercedes Schuster and Tara Joy

Christmas show (237 James N)

ART WORD ART BAR -Music and Art(15 Colbourne aka James and Colburne)
Jazz Music

DR DISC-20 WILSON ST 3-4PM

This Aint Hollywood/Club Absinthe/Homegrown/Baltimore House-All these events have music after parties. Usually This Aint Hollywood, Homegrown and Club Absinthe have art as well.

FOCUS GALLERY-tba
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!

JULIA VEENSTRA STUDIO -195 James North

HOMEGROWN-tba KIng William

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-and also Hamilton store

MCCARTNEY & SON Resturant-282 James North

WORK-337 James North

HANDKNIT YARN STUDIO-Yarn Supplies 10 Cannon

BURNT TONGUE-10 Cannon St

O’S CLOTHES -8 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)

Steampunk Animal Art of the Day!

via Laughing squid post art by Igor Vernily

Igor Vernily

Art of the Day-Cayce Zavaglia

Nope not a painting a embroidery….. (via Booom)

 

http://www.booooooom.com/2014/11/25/embroideries-artist-cayce-zavaglia/

 

Artcrawl Friday!

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!
HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Craftmart
Pop up craft bazaar full of great things for xmas gifts!

THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Black Book White Lies-Stephanie Vegh
The Nathaniel Hughson Gallery is proud to present Stephanie Vegh’s newest series of drawings: Black Book, White Lies. Vegh’s drawings re-examine the life and lore of Hamilton’s infamous Evelyn Dick.
(27 John St N)

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-This is Our Brain On Vinyl -Gorilla Graphics
This installation illustrates the countless possibilities for producing vinyl graphics for application on everything from walls to windows to drum heads. Radical vinyl decals for cars/skateboards/your UFO/etc
ALSO-Punk Rock,Mental Illness and Recovery Talk-Crusty Craig
$7-12 sliding scale-upstairs, Craig tells his inspiring journey through and dealing with mental illness.
(228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)
B CONTEMPORARY-Terrain Vague-Michael Allgoewer
Abstract paintings

THE FACTORY -Function Keys2
Function Keys 2 takes place from November 14th to 16th 2014 at the Spice Factory, 121 Hughson St. North, and includes a series of lecture style presentations, demos, workshops and maker showcase. Now in it’s second year, “Function Keys” goal is to provide a space for artists, hackers, computer programmers, and interested community individuals to come together in discussion and share in learning about emerging trends in new technology.
(more details on their website/facebook)

HAVN-ALL WAS BRIGHT-Ben Robertson (26 Barton close to james north and barton)
“a sound and video installation artist from Ontario, Canada. his sound arrangements are progressive, emotive and strongly driven by concept – they span the spectrum of noise, heavy distortion and melodic dronescapes, through to cathedral music.”

CENTRE3–Function Keys2
Centre 3 will also be participating in Function keys2 please goto the website for more info.

STUDIO 12-TBA

http://www.studio12art.com

126 James Street North, 2nd floor

YOU ME GALLERY -Right to Exsist(320 James N)
Mixed media group show and perfect to bring the kids to! Also they are open despite the constuction!

FLAGSHIP GALLERY-Army of the Empty Handed-Peter Reitsma
Mixed media of painting, sculpture and photography (237 James N)

ART WORD ART BAR -Music and Art(15 Colbourne aka James and Colburne)
Jazz Music

DR DISC-20 WILSON ST 3-4PM

This Aint Hollywood/Club Absinthe/Homegrown/Baltimore House-All these events have music after parties. Usually This Aint Hollywood, Homegrown and Club Absinthe have art as well.

FOCUS GALLERY-Kelly Grace
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!

JULIA VEENSTRA STUDIO -195 James North

HOMEGROWN-tba KIng William

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-and also Hamilton store

MCCARTNEY & SON Resturant-282 James North

WORK-337 James North

HANDKNIT YARN STUDIO-Yarn Supplies 10 Cannon

BURNT TONGUE-10 Cannon St

O’S CLOTHES -8 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)

Cezanne in Hamilton

OMG!!!!! Everyone should go see this show, its only $10, usually a show like this is at least $20-$40 dollars!!!!

cezanne exhibit

http://www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/ex_current.php#5

Also a article from cbc enjoy http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/cezanne-s-famous-apples-line-art-gallery-of-hamilton-walls-1.2819512