Art Crawl Nov 8/2013! (THIS Friday!)

HAVN-Mindspray (26 Barton)

Right brainered. Mindspray. New stuff by madman wolfman Macrobandana Fingersnap Dee, Installations not limited to drawings, paintings, monsters, collages, tattoos, surprises, strippers, paintings, photos, poems, childrens books, collages, the art of interpretive dance, everything visual and audio. Inspired by New York rap, photos of Copenhagen walls and rejected record covers. Taking full advantage of Havn, In Hamilton Ontario during art crawl before embarking on a mystical off land / space adventure.. 404 Beats, top secret youth culture/ adult contemporary selectors!! PLUS SPECIAL GUESTS!

CENTRE3–CT-International Print Biennial

(in partnership with CRAM International and Taller Cultural “Luis Diaz Oduardo”)
The CT-International Print Biennial offers a broad survey of printmaking techniques by artists from printmaking centres in Canada and Cuba. The project was initiated by St. Catherine’s Tobey Anderson and Hamilton’s Alan Flint, who in 2008, entered in a unique and growing relationship with artists at the Taller Cultural “Luis Diaz Oduardo” in Santiago de Cuba. The exhibition at Centre3 follows presentations in two Cuban galleries, in Santiago and Havana, in 2012, and an exhibition at CRAM in St. Catharines earlier this year.

THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Fiona Kinsella (27 John St N)
Fiona Kinsella is a mixed media artist and painter based in Hamilton, Ontario. Kinsella has exhibited across North America and Europe. Her practice has been recognized both provincially and nationally with grants awarded by the Ontario Arts Council and the Canada Council for the Arts. In 2008 she was honoured with a nomination from the OAC for the K.M. Hunter Artists Awards.

STUDIO 12-In and Out of Color
The show “In and Out of Colour” by artist Peter Young highlight images captured both in colour and in Infrared converted to black and white.
126 James Street North, 2nd floor

NEW HARBOURS-Doobie Freaks w/Doghat
(8pm start) Experimental noise music 252 James n inside Christ Church Cathedrawl PWYC

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Craftmart
Craft Mart* is a carefully curated pop-up craft and design market bringing together the works of talented and unique crafters and designers. We are very excited to host our first CRAFT MART
THE FACTORY -Meridian
Meridian blends the creative passions of four Vancouver Island artists into an experimental immersive experience. Curator: Darren Copeland Artists: Robin Davies, Kevin Mazutinec, Justin McGrail and Marian van der Zon

McCartney & Son-Laurie Wasink
Laurie Wassink Digital Photography Prints on Fabric Recent Travels to the Yukon and Newfoundland, 2012-13
282 James St.N.Hamilton

HAMMER CITY RECORDS -Fear of Punk/Fear of Art
Group Art Show featuring:Adam Kindred, Alex Ratcharge, Alexander Heir, Dustin McChesney, Emma Maatman, Erick Lyle, Heather Benjamin, Jill Pucciarelli, Leah Wishnia, Matthew McGarry, Nathan Gattis, Paul D’Elia, Sam Ryser, Shiva Addanki, Spoiler, Tara Bursey, Weird Luke and Yecatl Peña.

FLAGSHIP GALLERY-Atmospheric Skyscapes
Doug Thompson brings a markedly unique approach to the world of landscape painting. Thompson’s pieces, primarily done in acrylic paint on board or canvas, are large in size and scope, with a distinctly introspective style.

ART WORD ART BAR -An Evening with Lucky Jim Lacroix by Sky Gilbert (James and Colburne)
November 7 to 17, 2013, a two-week run of Sky Gilbert’s new play An Evening with Lucky Jim Lacroix, written and directed by Sky Gilbert, featuring Stephanie Jones and Jason Cadieux of ECT (Essential Collective Theatre Company). The play is an up close and personal conversation with contract killer Lucky Jim (Jason Cadieux) who has agreed to give a talk at a local community centre in the hopes of earning brownie points for his upcoming parole hearing. The play is a darkly comic look at contemporary obsession with the “righteous kill”, morality and the inadequacies of our justice system. “Audiences that saw ETC’s production of CRACK by Sky Gilbert will remember that Sky is not afraid to challenge his audiences with tough questions about politics, sex and modern morality.”
Hamilton run: November 7 to 17, 2013, at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street www.artword.net/artbar  Tickets: $15 (Sun pwyc). Call 905-543-8512 to reserve.
Nov 7, 8, 9, Thurs-Sat,  at 8 pm, Sun mat Nov 10 2:30 pm Fri Nov 8 is the James North Art Crawl.
Nov 14, 15, 16, Thurs-Sat,  at 8 pm., Sun mat Nov 17 at 2:30 pm

MULBERRY CAFE-Deja Vu Jamais Vu
Paintings by Gord Bond. “It is something akin to how a word loses its’ meaning when you look at it for too long. The feeling is best described by the concept of “jamais vu” where something familiar seems suddenly foreign.”

YOU ME GALLERY -Carlos Rene Aguilera Tamayo (320 James N)
Carlos Rene Aguilera Tamayo is a painter and printmaker from Santiago de Cuba. His exhibition of paintings at you me gallery depict dolls, whirlwinds, rafts, giant hands, snowflakes and polar bears. Aguilera and his Cuban colleagues look forward to an informal evening of discussion about their artwork and their working environment in Cuba

B CONTEMPORARY-Gary Spearin-Globals (226 James N) (cont’d)
Spearin’s painting investigations of an exchange between visible and invisible, between intellect and expression. Diverse visual information systems (gummy–balls to global mapping) are the foundational elements that reconfigure through the gesture of a painting process. What emerge are images on the dizzying edge of illusion and abstraction, of ambition and decay, of global ideals and human conditions.

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)

HOMEGROWN-tba

BLUE ANGEL GALLERY- TBA
243 James St North 905-522-8735

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

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-Luna Martinez-Virtual History
Oscar Luna Martinez is originally from Mexico City. He grew up in Montreal and now lives in Hamilton. He is a trained graphic artist with a keen interest in architectural illustration. Oscar is another example of the content for HIStory + HERitage’s exhibitions walking through the front door. Oscar showed me his illustrations of the Lister Block and that led to a discussion of a broader exhibition which includes Oscar’s fully rendered 3D illustrations of the Lister Block, the Pigott building, and an amazing re-creation of Hamilton’s old city hall that was located on James Street North that was demolished in 1962.

 

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)

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  • FineArtCollector.ca, an online gallery started by two Hamilton area art lovers, wants to know if anyone has gallery space or a similar space we can use/rent for the next Art Crawl in December (I’m assuming there is one in December). We are an online art gallery that specializes in Canadian historical and contemporary art by major artists. We would like to showcase our artworks in a physical space for one night to let the Hamilton arts community know about us.
    We can be contacted through our email: fineartcollector@hotmail.com