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August 14/15 Artcrawl

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!

DRDISC-Raise the Roof Series
DR. DISC announces the “Raise the Roof” Concert Series 2015, presented by Hamilton Magazine and I Heart Hamilton

Friday, August 14, 2015 (Special store hours: 10:00 am until 10:00 pm)

10:00 – 10:45pm > Emay

9:00 – 9:30pm > Gillian Nicola

8:00 – 8:30pm > TV FREAKS

7:00 – 7:30pm > The White Crowleys

6:00 – 6:30pm > The Altobeelays

MACNAB PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-Growing Settled-
An exploration of environment, community and home.

COMPILATION-Drew Taylor and Mary Cathryn McCarthy
(22Wilson St)
Art show, collage, paintings and mixed media.

MULBERRY CAFE-Scott Martin-Burnt Toast
Burnt Toast Creative is the design alias for Canadian artist, Scott Martin. Scott has been published in Juxtapoz Magazine and worked with companies like Fast Company, Red Bull and Dropbox. Scott’s exhuberent and technical style has earned him international recognition as an artist and freelance commercial illustrator. Scott Martin lives and works in Hamilton, and is proud to be a part of its burgeoning art community.

BALTIMORE HOUSE-RETRO RAVE AND CULTURE CLUB
Retro rave music playing and group art show by Julie Fazooli, Sanjay B Patel
Abstract Visions by Dan Rivero, Brian Nix and Petra Matar

THIS AIN’T HOLLYWOOD-Spooky Astronaut Club-Group Show
Present 1000 hand drawn architect pen and ink stickers. From $1-5 each, you can go home with an entire pocketful of art for less than a pint of draft. Come meet the founders of the club while they sit in on the show. Envelopes will be provided for all purchases. This 3 days only show is a unique opportunity to purchase original art work for less than a cup of terrible coffee. On september 14th the board members will be hanging a 2nd show “SECONDCRAWL” of prints, plaque mounts and paintings by the active roster.

THE FACTORY–IO Lab-Steve Hudak, Andrew O’Connor and Tanya Goncalves
IO Lab is an audio visualization pilot project encouraging media artists of all levels to test and share their experimental interactive works. Audio Visualization is simply the visual representation (output) of an audio signal (input), the only IO Lab limitation is that all works must be designed to respond in real time either physically or in code. This physical computing environment explores the blurry space where analog meets digital and in the interaction expresses something unexpected. Media artists are encouraged to participate with their code live, their works interacting with each other, the space, and the audience.

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-Jeff Coopman (228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)
Yup it’s our birthday and we’re ringing in 5 years at a great night featuring work by local skater & artist JEFF COOPMAN. More details to follow, just plan to come out for fun!
On Art Crawl Nights you can stop in via b contemporary gallery direct from James St North, or the usual entrance off the Robert Street alley located between Granny’s Place and the now ex-Classic Cafe Patio.

HAVN-Loud Places and Soft Hearts-Hannah Clark and Antonio Giacchetti (25 Barton St)
A multi-media exhibition showcasing the works of emerging artists from Hamilton, Ontario; Hannah Clark and Antonio Giacchetti.
An exploration of youth and self-awareness that breaks down our cultural perceptions of personhood and gender in order to present a new way of looking at identity and existence.

YOU ME GALLERY -Broke, Busted & Badly Bent-Doug Carter
Assemblages, sculptures.

HAMILTON STORE-Tom Bochsler (165 James st N)
Back by popular demand, Tom Bochsler, Photographer, will be in The Hamilton Store courtyard chatting about his 50 + year career as a commercial photographer. His book – The Art of Industry – will be available for sale and signing.
Joining Tom is artist Grace Falco Chambers who will have copies of her book – The Greatest Grandpa – which she co-produced with Jennica Lauren Falco – available.

THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-So Long and Thanks for all the debt-Claire Anderson (27 John n and King William)
Join us as we introduce Claire Anderson’s glass sculptures. A study in the chaos and serenity, Anderson’s work is a reflection on the duality of human nature.
A graduate of the Sheridan College of Art and Design, Anderson has recently returned to the area. She is currently an artist in residence at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre while she works on building her own studio in the Niagara area. We are excited to see what she will be producing in her new home.

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Black Mirror-Marigold Santos
BLACK MIRROR, combines new and recent work by Montreal based interdisciplinary artist, Marigold Santos. Using the black mirror as a metaphor, an 18th century tool used by landscape painters to abstract and simplify their subject matter through its reflection, Santos plays with the concept of fragmentation and reflection as it applies to self-hood. Through re-telling and re-configuring the folklore, landscapes and narratives of her past, Santos reflects on her identity, the concept of home and the hybridities between as one navigates the diaspora. When contemplating the past, we are no longer remembering, we are constructing something new, simultaneously affecting our view of the past and present. BLACK MIRROR employs this reflection and reconfiguration in the creation of personal mythos. Through both invented and re-imagined narratives, Santos invites the viewer into a space that is fantastical and foreboding, mystical and otherworldly.

HOMEGROWN-tba

B CONTEMPORARY-tba

CENTRE3–The Magic Show
Art, and more importantly the artist’s ability to conjure imagery and provoke imagination is not unlike that of a magician. Magic can mystify the audience and blur the line between possibility and implausibility. Artists were encouraged to consider art & magic as one and interpret the theme in a variety of ways.
Featuring Works By:
Breanne Bandur, Karen Bergsteinsson , Robert Creighton, Eric Euler, Carlos Gómez, Ingrid Mayrhofer, Matt McInnes, Helena Rakic, Jim Riley, Maureen Steuart, Judy TaylorFLAGSHIP

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

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

SALTLICK-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 Worst Losses

From the worst losses archive  you might want to check out their site if your a big heritage buff.

balfour building lister block

Random Hamilton Image of the Day July22/15

transit hamilton

Buffalo Love

I really have to visit buffalo more often, sadly last time was a couple years ago but its a city that always surprises and inspires me, even if it is from afar.

Here is a great example of this from Buffalo Rising! http://buffalorising.com/2015/06/the-pop-in/

buffalo rising

Art of the day July22/15 Nathan Walsh

Nathan Walsh via Colossal

If you enjoy hyper realism you’ll like this. The image toggles between his graphite under drawing then to his painting!

nathan walsh

Art of the Day July 15/15

this is via a great site called City Lab it features the artist Jakub Geltner 

Jakub Getner

all images are owned by the artist.

July10/15 Art Crawl!

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!

BIG UP BARTON- 749 Barton East (July10-26)
Come and browse through photos, listen to audio stories and take a walk on the street. Share your favourite Barton memories by recording a story of your own. Bring your photographs and memorabilia to be scanned and included in the museum.

SPICE FACTORY-Connecting The Dots-Eklipz (121 Hughson st N)
We will be taking over the Spice Factory totally and creating an event built on Art and Music. The first floor gallery space will host the Gallery show from 7 PM til Midnight while the upper Club space will kick off at 11:30 PM and go til 2:30 AM with the extensive music selections of DJ Verse One and DTS who are truly Masters of their art form.

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-Miss Willow Fiend Club-Brian Walsby (228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)
This show includes some comic art, punk portraits, new takes on classic art and so much more. You might have caught recently at the MELVINS merch table during their current tour, but many of you missed out so now’s your chance to pick up an original piece of artwork to take home with you.

HAVN-Toward an Archytecture-Petra Matar (25 Barton St)
exploring a free architecture and urban landscape

YOU ME GALLERY -Broke, Busted  & Badly Bent-Doug Carter
Assemblages, sculptures.
MULBERRY CAFE-tba
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!

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-Black Mirror-Marigold Santos
BLACK MIRROR, combines new and recent work by Montreal based interdisciplinary artist, Marigold Santos. Using the black mirror as a metaphor, an 18th century tool used by landscape painters to abstract and simplify their subject matter through its reflection, Santos plays with the concept of fragmentation and reflection as it applies to self-hood. Through re-telling and re-configuring the folklore, landscapes and narratives of her past, Santos reflects on her identity, the concept of home and the hybridities between as one navigates the diaspora. When contemplating the past, we are no longer remembering, we are constructing something new, simultaneously affecting our view of the past and present. BLACK MIRROR employs this reflection and reconfiguration in the creation of personal mythos. Through both invented and re-imagined narratives, Santos invites the viewer into a space that is fantastical and foreboding, mystical and otherworldly.

HOMEGROWN-tba

B CONTEMPORARY-tba

THE FACTORY-tba

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 Farmer’s Market in the 1980’s

farmers market hamilton

Art of the Day with Pez

Via BeStreet Magazinge 

Some great art from one of my favorite, hard to find french graph/urban/supercool magazines i really should have a subscription to but am too poor….. anyways enjoy. Also please click on the link and support this great mag!

image via Bestreet mag and totally copyright of the artist.

 

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.

 

art gallery of hamilton image

 

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