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AGH Gallery Opening Party June 25/15 & Open Streets on James St N June 28/15

Do You Like Art? If so you might want to goto the AGH’s June25/15 opening party!!!

Check out their blurb below, also image via agh.

Massive installations of ‘are you experienced?’ by six internationally renowned artists: Nadia Belerique, Jessica Eaton, Olafur Eliasson, Dorian FitzGerald, Hadley+Maxwell and Do Ho Suh.

Artists in attendance! We’re also launching the exhibition catalogue – 192-page fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Jennifer Fisher and Jim Drobnick, Sally McKay, Alana Traficante, Gabby Moser and artist interviews. Published by Black Dog Publishing, London UK.

Entertainment provided by DJ Osito (Dan Rivero), spinning funk and soul and Allegories, a Hamilton based group playing ambiguous pop.

 

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Also on June 28/15 most of James St North will be shut down to cars for the annual Streets Open!!!!

Art of the Day

It tuesday….

http://www.woostercollective.com/post/seen-on-the-streets-of-lima1

Art of the Day

From Bibiliodyssey….. Japanese Falconry

Ehon Taka Kagami 10

Art Crawl This Friday!!!

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!

HAVN-3rd Year Anniversary
Celebrating one of Hamilton’s most unique and exciting places being around for 3yrs!
Featuring artwork by collective artists Aaron Hutchinson, Amy McIntosh, Andrew O’Connor, Ariel Bader-Shamai, Connor Bennett, Emma Waterfield, Kearon Roy Taylor and Petra Matar.

YOU ME GALLERY -S H I F T
paintings by PETER KIRKLAND and MARLA PANKO
june 12 – july 6, 2015

MULBERRY CAFE-Quantifiable AmountsNatasha Gouveia
Multimedia abstract works curated by Megan Press

DR DISC-Raising the Roof (behind doctor disc)
The annual tradition of bands playing on the back of Dr.Disc. Enjoy some free music and a great time!

STAX GALLERY-tba (144 James N)

THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Beverley Hawksley the inside story … is not only mine(27 John n and King William)
Beverley Hawksley is a visual storyteller, but this time, she wants you to bring your own narrative to her images. How you relate to the work, and what you take away from it, is most important to the Huntsville artist. Join us for the opening reception on May 15th and become part of the conversation.

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC- THERE IS NO THERE | Derrick Piens, Jen Aitken, Beth Stuart, Jose Aubin-Ouellette, Jenine Marsh and Liza Eurich
There is no There refers to Gertrude Stein’s quote regarding Oakland, CA and its relation to San Francisco, CA: “there is no there, there.” This statement confronts twentieth-century concepts of suburban expansion along with the simultaneous loss of industry. The artists in this exhibition engage with this concept materially and metaphysically through an obscured representation of object based transference; work is created through the removal or covering up of a form; making the invisible, visible, and vice versa. There is no There removes the locative from the aforementioned quote by making cohesive connections between artist methodologies that stretch both regionally and nationally in scope.

HOMEGROWN-tba

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-Recent Drawings By Alex John K (228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)
So we’ve all heard of Hamilton, Ontario but did you know there’s also a Hamilton in New Zealand!? YES, IT IS TRUE. Alex John .K is a punk artist from Hamilton, NZ and is showing his work at Hammer City Records this month! Fans of Raymond Pettibon and classic comic artists Los Bros. Hernandez, Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes will dig his stuff.
Come out, eat some hummus, enjoy some sweet tunes spun by HCR resident DJs and feast your eyes on heaps of original drawings and prints that made a very long voyage here. Don’t miss out!

B CONTEMPORARY-tba

THE FACTORY-Kewekapawetan: Return After the Flood
Adocumentary about the effects of the Manitoba river damming and the local Cree community.
PWYC event

CENTRE3–Improbable Anatomy-Helena Rakic
Helena Rakic’s work reflects upon her perpetual affinity for precision. Helena tries to create images that are the honest reflection of her surroundings. Her work often contains the human figure, common objects or vegetation. It is always the subject that is placed in the foreground as she rarely ever integrates a background. It is this very emptiness that is void of distraction that allows for the figure to be the priority. The depleted background automatically creates a sense of isolation and forms an enigmatic presence. Helena see’s her lithographs as simplified metaphors that portray relatable human emotions, which are shown in a surrealist light.
Hunter Gather-Georgina Russell
Georgina Russell is a textile artist and screen-printer currently living in Hamilton, Ontario. She received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. Hunter Gather is a recent foray into decorative textile work. Having worked with garments for several years under the name Hand & Shadow, the materials and process used are similar, however, these prints are not intended to be worn. Instead they are a diary of sorts, a collection and documentation of the natural world. Hunter Gather is an exploration of harvested botanicals, each item collected within the woods near the artist’s studio. A nod to Victorian botanical cyanotypes, decorative floral textiles, and scientific illustration, Hunter Gather is an observation of nature and a tiny selection of what it holds.

FLAGSHIP GALLERYAxis-James Tughan
This month’s exhibition traces a loose parallel storyline, involving both photography and poetry. The photography in this show, was taken on a visit two years ago, in Paris, France and Basel, Switzerland. The poetry is a response to those images written in hindsight.
Paintings (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 -150 James St N

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)

Random Hamilton Image of the Day

hamilton Satan's Choice

Random Hamilton Image of the Day

delta bingo before

Art of the Day Javier De Riba

javier deriba

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2015/05/javier-de-riba-spray-tiles/

via this is colossal website!

ArtCrawl Today!

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!
TH&B Closing Party! (270 Sherman North)
One last look at this amazing and i do mean amazing art show!
TH&B United is a large scale artist project that takes place within the historic industial mill at 270 Sherman Ave. N., Hamilton. Featuring more than a dozen artists and artist collectives, this unique exhibition on the second and third floors of the facility will focus on multidiscipllinary artworks ranging from sculpture to site-specific installations including audio and video.
Dr Disc Presents-Raising the Roof (behind doctor disc)
The annual tradition of bands playing on the back of Dr.Disc. Enjoy some free music and a great time!
Stax Gallery David Grieve-Paintings (144 James N)
THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Beverley Hawksley the inside story … is not only mine(27 John n and King William)
May 11 to July 5, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 15, 7pm
Beverley Hawksley is a visual storyteller, but this time, she wants you to bring your own narrative to her images. How you relate to the work, and what you take away from it, is most important to the Huntsville artist. Join us for the opening reception on May 15th and become part of the conversation.

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC- THERE IS NO THERE | Derrick Piens, Jen Aitken, Beth Stuart, Jose Aubin-Ouellette, Jenine Marsh and Liza Eurich
There is no There refers to Gertrude Stein’s quote regarding Oakland, CA and its relation to San Francisco, CA: “there is no there, there.” This statement confronts twentieth-century concepts of suburban expansion along with the simultaneous loss of industry. The artists in this exhibition engage with this concept materially and metaphysically through an obscured representation of object based transference; work is created through the removal or covering up of a form; making the invisible, visible, and vice versa. There is no There removes the locative from the aforementioned quote by making cohesive connections between artist methodologies that stretch both regionally and nationally in scope.
HOMEGROWN-tba
HAMMER CITY RECORDS-Recent Drawings By Alex John K (228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)
So we’ve all heard of Hamilton, Ontario but did you know there’s also a Hamilton in New Zealand!? YES, IT IS TRUE. Alex John .K is a punk artist from Hamilton, NZ and is showing his work at Hammer City Records this month! Fans of Raymond Pettibon and classic comic artists Los Bros. Hernandez, Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes will dig his stuff.
Come out, eat some hummus, enjoy some sweet tunes spun by HCR resident DJs and feast your eyes on heaps of original drawings and prints that made a very long voyage here. Don’t miss out!
B CONTEMPORARY-tba

THE FACTORY-Bilingual Ep Release Party Cybernetic Orchestra
The Cybernetic Orchestra is celebrating the release of their third album, the EP Bilingual, from 7:30-10:30 PM at the Factory Media Centre, during April Art Crawl. Live coding soloists throughout the evening, plus the orchestra itself after 9! (admission: free)

HAVN-Bee Box Project
Bee Box Project is…
About 20 artists and 1 beekeeper releasing artistic design and honey bees into the Hamilton environment. It is a project with a hive mentality of leaving behind a better or more beautiful landscape. Providing an unique home for Apis Melifera (Honey Bee). The bee in turn provides pollination and fertility in Hamilton.
Working together to provide a home for honey bees farmed by Humble Bee aka Luc Peters. The approach and style of art is completely unique for each artist in this collaboration. As different as the art and the artist may be, the base of which the media is applied, is the same. A wooden box. Known as a “deep super.”
Artists-Becky Katz,Connor Bennett,Dan Hill,Dan Rivero,Drew Taylor, Gord Pullar,Graeme Alama, Isabelle Dobronyi,Juliana LaChance, Julie Fazooli,Keisha Joseph, Keisha Neoma-Quinn,temper temper, Lori Le Mare, Matt Jelly, Matt Junkin,Petra Matar, Stylo Starr,Victoria Valstein

CENTRE3–BROKEN SIMULACRUM-Andre O’Connor and Amy McIntosh
roken Simulacrum explores the impression of control one has when interacting with technology, and how this can frame perceptions of time, freedom, and memory.
ANDREW O’CONNOR is a Hamilton, ON based painter, animator, designer and new media artist. O’Connor has a combined B.A. (Hons.) Degree in Fine Arts and Multimedia from McMaster University, and an Ontario College Post-Graduate Certificate (Hons.) in Computer Animation from Sheridan College. A co-founder and curator of Hamilton Audio Visual Node (HAVN), O’Connor is also a recent recipient of the OAC Media Arts-Emerging grant.

AMY MCINTOSH is a New Media artist and curator, originally from Embro, Ontario. McIntosh has an Honours Degree in Fine Arts and Multimedia, and an M.A. in New Media and Communications from McMaster University. She is a co-founder of HAVN, a collaborative studio and gallery.

YOU ME GALLERY -Mental Health Rights Coalition presents
TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY an art exhibition celebrating
Mental Health Month

FLAGSHIP GALLERY-Restore -Jeanette Obbink
Paintings (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)

ArtCrawl April 10th!

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!
Art Factory @the Spice Factory-Group Show (121 Hughson St N)
An Art Crawl event that includes:
Live painting // Visual art // Film // Music // Poetry and good vibes!
First floor is free to attend!
$10 for the 2nd floor-
HEARTS A Film About Hamilton’s Art Crawl
Music by:
Michael St.George & the Black Maple DubBand
with special guests
Errol Starr Francis, Klyde Broox
&
DJ Professor Dark Dub
Stax Gallery David Grieve-Paintings (144 James N)
THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-In the End We All Return To Earth-Shannon Amidon
In her new series “In the End We All Return to Earth,” Shannon Amidon delves further into encaustic painting, layering and collage, as she explores the process of healing; the persistent duality of life and death, and the mix of emotions elicited from experiencing the birth and death of loved ones in a brief span of time.
(27 John St N)
HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Fail-Royston Maybery, Klause Pinter, Lydia Sntia, Timothy de Vries
Failure is often seen as the state of not meeting a desirable or intended objective, the opposite of success. In a studio practice however, failure can often be more valuable than success, as the artwork that fails to meet ones objectives can be used as the counterpoint to a body of work, or possibly open new routes for exploration. Although initially deflating, failure can be a tool to leverage possibility from the mundane becoming fertile ground for innovation. Each of the artists in this exhibition, Royston Maybery, Klaus Pinter, Lydia Santia and Timothy de Vries, engage with this concept from varying perspectives, be it literal representations of failure to works they perceive to be outliers to their practice, or actual failed attempts.
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-Alexander Heir aka Death Traitors (228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)
Yup the rumours are true – one of our shop’s pipe dreams came true and we’ve lined up this amazing Art Crawl Night! You might remember NYC artist ALEXANDER HEIR from his work in our rad group show FEAR OF PUNK // FEAR OF ART, or you may have picked up a copy of his art book Death Is Not The End, or an LP like the Killed By Deathrock comp that features his work. Click it up to check out way more before you hit the store for this launch night!

B CONTEMPORARY-tba

THE FACTORY-Bilingual Ep Release Party Cybernetic Orchestra
The Cybernetic Orchestra is celebrating the release of their third album, the EP Bilingual, from 7:30-10:30 PM at the Factory Media Centre, during April Art Crawl. Live coding soloists throughout the evening, plus the orchestra itself after 9! (admission: free)

HAVN-Perdu Presents “An Art Show”(26 Barton close to james north and barton)
PERDU is proud to present “An Art Show” featuring local artists Matthew Junkin, Matt Pelletier & Drew Taylor. Special musical performances by FET.NAT (Hull, QC) and this will also serve as the split cassette release of Gasoline Gathers Hands, Gathers Friends & eschaton.

CENTRE3–Continental Drift-Andrea Kita
Andrea Kita shares her photographs to convey a sense of place and inspire contemplation about the seven continents represented in her work. This collection of photographs provides a glimpse of the diversity both across and within the continents.  From dynamic urban environments to forgotten places, pristine natural landscapes to monuments of history and culture, there remain echoes of Pangea; reminders of the common roots of the land and our shared heritage of humanity. With every photograph, Andrea tries to capture the essence, or “somewhereness”, of each unique place and experience. Andrea works primarily with black and white photographs using both traditional hand printing and digital printing techniques.

YOU ME GALLERY -Stating the Obvious-Robert Clark Yates(320 James N)
Paintings, continued from March

FLAGSHIP GALLERY-Restore -Jeanette Obbink
Paintings (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)

Tivoli Condos Bad for James St?

condos via hamilton spectator vs 

Above is a  little bit of a design comparison with recent developments in Mississauga.

So the Hamilton Spectator has a good article on the proposed Tivoli Condos. The Article touches on a lot of important pieces, from design, functionality,etc. the biggest part of the project I am strongly objecting to is this..

“He added the developers haven’t presented a business plan for the restoration of the theatre as requested by staff. “

Seriously? You buy a piece of property from Sam the Record Man for $2? (It was part of the family’s last basically donation from their dad. ) I would have preferred that Sam’s kids kept the land, (they probably would have had built the theater back up and pulled a mini Ed Mervish). This whole property was meant to reconstruct the Tivoli! You know increase theatre arts????

Oh not to mention no retail?? No mention of bicycle infrastructure? Like the staff report from city hall, the developers did not consult anyone locally. A shame.

I also think the design is not very inspiring for a “arts district”, even  Mississauga has been trying to get some more interesting designs into the mix.  Personally I am a huge advocate for density and higher buildings in downtown, I think the people should have asked the building next to them for some air rights? You know like maybe 10 -13 stories but same amount of units?

My finaly problem is the fact these are condos, when even Toronto is converting condos into rental units. Most people in Hamilton would love to live on James St. the developer could make long term money and not just a one time thing! Not to mention the need for Handicap accessible living for people who need it the most? Or even subsidized rent for veterans?

As a side note I really think city hall has to start to develop a detailed long term plan of what they want or don’t want to see in Hamilton, everything small to big. Because as the cliche goes, the devil is in the details!