Category Archives: Art Shows

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)

Art Crawl Today!

Sorry for the late post we are working on getting a new look and feel for the site

DR DISC-Raise the Roof Artcrawl music show, enjoy some local bands and add some music to your crawl!
NEEDLEWORK- 174 James N-Textile Workshop
Check out the spot and drop off your can goods during artcrawl for foodbanks!
MANTA CONTEMPORARY-is temporarily closed.
NATHSNIEL HUGHSON-(corner of John and King William)-Tina Newlove Under the Sun Show
YOU ME GALLERY -Karen Thiessen -Unity
Karen Thiessen textiles, collage and patterns in a brilliant collage style.
URBAN ARTS INIATIVE-Hamilton Hometown Love Video Premier (126 James North)
The Urban Arts Initiative is pleased to announce the showcase of the Push the Point, a youth media arts project. Push the Point was a six week, collaborative media workshop organized by the Urban Arts Initiative with funding from the Ontario Arts Council.
HOMEGROWN-Art Crawl afterparty
THIS AIN’T HOLLYWOOD-Art Crawl Afterparty
MULBERRY CAFE-Outpost
Kyle Reed works in 2D. He illustrates stories and worlds with traditional and digital collage. Drawing from his imagination, Kyle built landscapes and architectural sculptures. The environments created hint at a narrative for the viewer to expand.
FOCUS GALLERY-Fundy Shore and Focuso
Fred Franzen and Hollander Maui, expressionist landscapes and avant-garde photography
66 James Street North (before Wilson)
MCCARTNEY & SON Resturant-Kyle Stewart
Humorous and exciting pieces by up and coming art star Kyle Stewart
282 James North
B CONTEMPORARY-Rick Pottruff Oasis of the Seas
Rick Pottruff has had over 35 solo shows, both nationally and internationally. His work is represented in numerous public collections, including the McMaster Museum of Art, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, the Mackenzie Art Gallery, and the Robert McLaughlin Gallery. He has had an extensive teaching career.
226 James St N (Old Ricca Furniture Building)
THE FACTORY – Alternate Reality Walk
Bring a smart phone and earphones. goto their site for all instructions
HAVN-Boxes Still-26 Barton E
An accumulation of oddities…… group show
HAMMER CITY RECORDS -Tight Head-228 James North Basement at rear
Morbid hysteria, disconnected reality. A path betwixt this world and the nether. Drain from the piss alley, transcend into hyper-reality.
WAHC-Steel Town Views
Eight studio participants created collagraphs, a printmaking method that works with textures and layers of surfaces glued together. The exhibition at WAHC’s Community Gallery (second floor) also includes the plates from which the prints were pulled. Gallery visitors are invited to use the plates to create rubbings and add their own visual comments on the topic of the “Feel of Steeltown,” for the visitor’s wall. A workshop with children from the ICAA art education program adds another newcomer perspective to the exhibition.

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.

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Mexico ii-Beaverly Healey & Christopher Healey
Two generations of Canadian artists, mother and son, present two different visions of the same place. As tourists from outside of the culture, this is not really Mexico but rather alternate versions of Mexico framed within particular contemporary and modernist biases. Hence Mexico ii.
NEW HARBOURS MUSIC SERIES-n/a
Christ Church Cathedral
252 James Street North
BLUE ANGEL GALLERY- TBA
243 James St North 905-522-8735
BOOK CLUB GALLERY-Open Book Show (21 Rebecca)
Book Club Gallery launches at James North Art Crawl on Friday, June 14 at 7PM with the Open Book Show. Sculptures, paintings, photography and site-specific installations by Donna Akrey, Sarah Beattie, Andrea Carvalho, Margaret Flood, Svava Thordis Juliusson and friends.
ART WORD ART BAR -The Blues in Black and White (James and Colburne)
The Blues in Black and White, an exhibition of archival photographs by Robert Allison from the glory days of Albert’s Hall, the premier venue in the late 80s for blues musicians passing through Toronto.

CENTRE3–Arts Education Exhibit
Highlighting some of the student works made at the centre.

RELISH, 6 Cannon St. E. • Relish on Etsy
O”S Clothes beside Relish-Men’s Clothes
(right beside Relish)
Chaises Musicals-Furniture, books, music, dvds
152 James St North
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)
HOTEL HAMILTON STUDIOS – 195 James St N.
Between the Mulberry Cafe and the Brain

The Pearl Company’s Art Bus Tour

This past Friday I decided to go on an adventure. I had kept hearing about The Pearl Company‘s Art Bus but had never considered going. Finally I saw a post calling for “butts on the bus” and decided I would give it a shot! It was quite a ride and so I thought I would share it with you!

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We were instructed to meet at The Pearl Company at 6:30pm and pay the fee of $15 ($10 for students and artists). We then received our itinerary for the evening. The itinerary is different for every tour so you can go numerous  times and always see something new! The Art Bus runs on the first two Friday’s of every month – so you can even hop on the bus to hit up the James Street North Art Crawl if you want. I was told they stop off for an hour and a half for you to wander the art crawl at your own pace. Last Friday’s itinerary started us off at the Pearl Company which had a quaint display of local art, jewellery and graphic prints!

Then at precisely 6:40 we headed to our first stop – You Me Gallery on James North to see Harold Sikkema’s show ‘Landscrapes’. Harold creates “digital tapestries” using amalgamations of his own photography and environmental sculpture. His pieces are “hyper-detailed, digital composite images”. All of his pieces are fascinating as every time you look at the work you see something new. They are so intricately layered and so detailed you could stand in front of one piece for minutes and just explore it. I have decided to share a snippet from Harold’s artist statement so you have an idea of how he describes it in his words.

“I make digital tapestries. They are hyper-detailed, digital composite images under acrylic skin, or to put it another way; constructed contemporary amber, preserving ephemeral traces of life. To gather traces, I employ a camera, recording a dance of movement and rhythm. It’s a relentless ritual of careful looking.”

Careful looking. I like that. With each piece there was also a small written paragraph, poem or quote which was a part of the piece as well. Harold was at the You Me Gallery to greet us and answer any questions. It was nice to have the artist explain how he created his work. You can see a few samples of his work here but these photos do not do them justice. If you would like better images and more examples visit Harold online at www.nsitu.ca. He has also documented the show in video and you can find that here. Although I must say – seeing his work on the wall in full size is far more rewarding an experience than on your computer.


Our next stop on the Art Bus was the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre (WAHC). There was tons going on at the WAHC last Friday night and we were glad to see the place so busy! First there was a book launchpremiering a book called ‘Boom, Bust and Crisis’ by John Peters. There was so much to see at the centre I did not have a chance to learn more about the book but I captured the display for anyone interested in knowing more. Secondly there was ‘The Spirit of our Movement’ which was a photographic show by John MacLennon. It documented in stunning photos the last decade of labour movement in Ontario including strikes, rallies, conventions, and direct actions. To compliment this show I also found a striking photo in a hallway called ‘May Day Parade’ from 1934 (see photos below). Upstairs we found a fascinating historical display called ‘Nine to Five: A History of Office Work’ as well as ‘Steel Town Views’ which is a collaboration between Centre3 and OPIRG. ‘Steel Town Views’ displays creative responses to Hamilton’s identity of “steel town” using a printmaking technique called collagraph. There was tons to see at WAHC and to top it all off there was a live performance in progress as well.

 

Next on the itinerary was a double stop. First we visited Nathanial Hughson Gallery, then we walked around the corner to see Manta Contemporary. Nathanial Hughson Gallery is a lovely gallery with a wide variety of different artist’s work on display. Their main show this month is artist Ryan Price with ‘Yesterday and Tomorrow’. Ryan creates stunning graphite and mixed media pieces on drywall. His work is very inspiring and detailed. Nathanial Hughson Gallery also had on display work from artists such as Tina Newlove, Christina Sealey, Stephanie Vegh, Laurie Kilgour-Walsh and Fiona Kinsella – among many others! It was wonderful to see such a variety of work. I also love the space at NHG – they have some beautiful bare stone walls that really give the gallery a unique feel. Here are a few shots I took there.

At Manta Contemporary we saw a show called ‘LoveLust’ by Charlene Chua. In sharp contrast to Ryan Price’s work, Charlene’s art is a “visual exploration of the two most prominent elements of romantic love… through stylized renderings of the female form.” Her work has a very strong illustrative quality and her illustrations played well with the physical and idealistic views of women. Manta Contemporary is a fairly new gallery and is quickly making a name for itself on King William.


At this point in the evening it was 8:45pm and I will admit I was starting to become tired. Everything I had seen was so inspiring and we had been going non-stop for two hours. After a full day of work its no wonder some of us were beginning to lag a bit. But we still had two more stops to make before the night was over. L’Arche was our next stop. L’Arche is an international family of communities for people who have learning disabilities and for those wishing to share their life with them. The L’Arche community in Hamilton was founded in 1978. We visited the L’Arche studio space where we had the honour of meeting two very important community members who gave us a wonderful tour of the space. Homemade cookies and hot apple cider were also quite welcomed at this point in the evening. The art on display was all made with care by those in the community with disabilities and we could tell just by looking at the work how much they love to create. This stop was inspiring for us in a different way – but it was inspiring none the less. Take a look at some of the art these lovely people created. All sale proceeds get put back into the L’Arche community.

Our final stop was Gallery 205 on Cannon. Gallery 205 is “in the process of re-claiming, re-energizing, re-tooling, re-inventing, renovating and incubating an urban arts corner in downtown Hamilton.” The space had everything a musician, performer or audio artist could need! They had a small stage in the front room for a cozy and comfortable jam session, then they had a party room in the back where they had another stage with tons of equipment. Finally in the very back there was an even bigger stage for a large concert, and open area for anything from a wrestling tournament to a filming gig – and a massive green screen and mic boom to boot. They were in the midst of renovating so we did not have the chance to see the place in all its glory but I could see them providing an excellent service to many film, audio and music artists in the community. Check out some of the photos from the tour (apologies for the quality!)


And that concluded the evening for us. We all piled back onto the bus and made our way back to The Pearl Company. We made it back around 10:00 to give you an idea of how late to expect to be out. It was an awesome night and I met some great people. All the galleries were SO glad to have us come by and some of the food spreads were awesome (I missed my dinner but was full by the end of the tour!). If you are considering hopping on the Art Bus I highly recommend it – but make sure you wear comfortable shoes! You can find more information about each individual Art Bus tour and where they will be going by checking out their Facebook page or finding them on Twitter (@ThePearlCompany). You can also check out their website to see all the other events the Pearl Company has to offer. They have something on almost every night!

Have you been on an Art Bus tour before? What was your experience like? Do you have any suggestions for where The Pearl Company might stop off on a future tour?

Lesser Infinities an ArtCrawl Preview Show

Art Crawl is this Friday (Mar8/13) but for a preview of Lesser Infinities by Kearon Roy Taylor at Mulberry Cafe     come down on Mar7/13

Inifinite Lesser

Kieran

Hailing originally from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Kearon Roy Taylor is a printmaker, sculptor, and new media artist who has been heavily involved in the Hamilton arts community since his time at McMaster University. Recently nominated for an Emerging Artist Award in visual arts by the Art Gallery of Hamilton at the Hamilton Arts Awards (2012), he has also received the Nikolic Print Scholarship at Centre 3 (2011), and the McMaster Museum of Art Museum Award for his undergraduate thesis work.

Roy Taylor is a founding member of the Hamilton Audio/Visual Node (HAVN), an emerging new- media focussed collective space. He also sits on the Board of Directors at Hamilton Artists Inc., the Hamilton Arts Council Visual Arts Committee, and performs with both the Cybernetic Orchestra and Extramuros livecoding ensembles. He loves his cat very much, and sometimes DJs.

Art Crawl This Friday!

ART CRAWL Feb8/13!!!
Needlework- 174 James N-Textile Workshop
Check out the spot and drop off your can goods during artcrawl for foodbanks!

Manta Contemporary-Charlene Chua
Love Lust is a visual exploration of the two most prominent elements of romantic love. The emotional spectrum that occupies the space between the idealism and physicality of this experience are expressed through stylized renderings of the female form.  YOU ME GALLERY -Harold Sikkema-Landscapes
Tapestries of Earthen pacts and impacts

Centre 3 Members Space-Ingrid Mayrhofer-Objects Subject to Change

MULBERRY CAFE-Lisa Pijuan Nomura Evidence of a Paper Addiction
For the past 20 years Lisa Pijuan-Nomura has been a collector of old paper, photos and books. Following her curiosity she would simply gather images that interested her. In 2008 she found herself surrounded by a large collection of ephemera that inspired her to begin a practice of creating a daily piece of art. It soon became clear that her preferred medium was collage.

FOCUS GALLERY-John Visser-Into the Light of Things
Impressionistic paintings.
66 James Street North (before Wilson)
Impressionist style paintings

B CONTEMPORARY-Picture Plane-Grid,Dot Matrix, Pixel (cont’d)
Michael Allgoewer, Don Jean-Louis, John MacGregor, Andre McPhail, Liss Platt
The grid entered art during the Renaissance as a way to depict a more realistic sense of space in a painting. In the Modern age of Abstraction and Non-representational Art the grid turned flat to the picture plane. The Pop movement turned to the world of commercial printing for ways to depict both an image and the flatness of the picture plane. The grid morphed into dot matrix. With the emergence of the digital age artists began to use the pixel as the new grid.
226 James St N (Old Ricca Furniture Building)

HAVN-Woven Still-26 Barton E
Video /Sound/Embroidered Photography

HAMMER CITY RECORDS -Tim Kerr

Illustrations

WAHC-Steel Town Views
Eight studio participants created collagraphs, a printmaking method that works with textures and layers of surfaces glued together. The exhibition at WAHC’s Community Gallery (second floor) also includes the plates from which the prints were pulled. Gallery visitors are invited to use the plates to create rubbings and add their own visual comments on the topic of the “Feel of Steeltown,” for the visitor’s wall. A workshop with children from the ICAA art education program adds another newcomer perspective to the exhibition.

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-Luna Martinez-Virtual History (cont’d)
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.

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Jack Butler-StoryBones
He explores concepts of money and economy in relation to his own life in the work My earliest memory of money is selling flower seeds door to door, as well as his visual observations as a member of Art and Cold Cash, an artists’ collective emerging from Qamanituaq (Baker Lake), Nunavut.
Also Award for Distinction in Studio Work from McMaster Studio Program
The Artists get a month long exhibit at the Inc, Emily Benedict, Katie Leaf,Devan Marinaccio
NEW HARBOURS MUSIC SERIES-TBA

BLUE ANGEL GALLERY- TBA
243 James St North 905-522-8735
Studio 12 Loft-Student Fashion Shoot
For the February Art Crawl, the Senior School students of Hillfield Strathallan College present an evening of fashion and fashion photography.
ART WORD ART BAR -David Nemeth-Drawings (cont’d)
David Nemeth recently made his home in Hamilton, the city that inspired him to create his latest series, “Between the Hammer and a Hard Place”, an evocative study of Hamilton’s architecture and the people who reside there, as seen through the eyes of the artist

THE PRINTSTUDIO Aka Centre3–Shelley Niro-M:Stories of Women (cont’d)
Stories of Women is a series of 12 large-scale digital photomontages. The imagery incorporates elements of portraiture, myth and irony to contest prevailing stereotypes. Niro began the series with the legend of Skywoman, as she felt that the heroine’s predicament was not so different from the experiences of her contemporary counterparts
THE FACTORY-Cybernetic Orchestra Shift Cd Release
SHIFT is the second album from the Cybernetic Orchestra – McMaster U’s laptop orchestra. Last April, the Orchestra released their debut album, esp.beat, at the Factory Media Centre. We are pleased to have them back to perform and promote their latest album

RELISH, 6 Cannon St. E. • Relish on Etsy
O”S Clothes beside Relish-Men’s Clothes
(right beside Relish)
Chaises Musicals-Furniture, books, music, dvds
152 James St North
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)
HOTEL HAMILTON STUDIOS – 195 James St N.
Between the Mulberry Cafe and the Brain

Hamilton Artists Inc-Artists Talk with Mathew Walker

Straight from the Inc-

Please join us for an Artist Talk with local artist Matthew Walker at the Inc. on Wednesday at 155 James St North
(corner of James St N and Cannon St)

Matthew Walker’s Device for the Emancipation of Landscape is a sound sculpture employed in a temporary site-specific action. The large parabolic reflector (essentially a sound cannon) fires compositions of field-recordings at sites of contextual interest in poetic gestures as a way to re-imagine our proximity to land.

In its first installation, recordings of neighbouring wetlands were fired at the James Street North Armouries in Hamilton’s downtown. The monolithic brick and stone structure of the Armouries reverberated the cannon’s sounds into the neighbourhood’s aural environment, changing the perception of the dominant fauna in the area and sending a reminder of the vast marshland now occupied by the city. Yet, this was no gentle nostalgia; rather, the sound cannon delivered a forceful and focused aural reinvasion, projecting the cry of the wilderness into the sound of the city. On Wednesday September 28th, Walker will discuss his practice and this first installation Device for the Emancipation of Landscape in relation to his research on the War of 1812, and the influence of this research on the creation of his sculptural work. The essay on the work by Kierin Gorlitz is available at the talk, or may be downloaded at: http://wp.me/p1Lasp-DD

Matthew Walker lives and works from Hamilton, Ontario. He received his BA from McMaster University before moving to Calgary to Complete his MFA in 2004. Walker spent the following eight years working and studying at The Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta. He has also undertaken residencies at the Emily Carr University of Art & Design, Art Farm in Nebraska and Thompson Rivers University. His work has been shown nationally and internationally, and is included in Alberta’s Provincial Collection. Most recently, Walker’s work has been shown at LaArtcore in Los Angeles, Pith Gallery in Calgary, and at Supercrawl in Hamilton, ON.

Matthew Walker’s talk is sponsored by the City of Hamilton’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Funding Program.

ART CRAWL THIS FRIDAY!

ART CRAWL November9/12!!!
Needlework- 174 James N-Textile Workshop
Check out the spot and drop off your can goods during artcrawl for foodbanks!

YOU ME GALLERY -Brian Kelly-Not As Big As I Remembered
New Work

CENTRE 3 Members Space-Ingrid Mayrhofer-Objects Subject to Change

MULBERRY CAFE-Sylvia Nickerson Years of Miracles
A series of paintings and projects based on various years/events.

FOCUS GALLERYJohn Visser-Into the Light of Things
66 James Street North (before Wilson)
Impressionist style paintings

B CONTEMPORARY-John MacGregor-New Work
New work from a living canadian legend of art.
226 James St N (Old Ricca Furniture Building)

HAVN-Caro McLaren-Without Context-26 Barton E
HOMEGROWN HAMILTON CAFE-Callie Artcher and music from Tim Gibbons
(King William)

HAMMER CITY RECORDS -Corpusse-Art and Lp SneakPeak!
Check out recent artwork from CORPUSSE’s Skull Studio and meet the artist and performer himself. This is also your chance to preview tracks from the upcoming release of CORPUSSE’s Today, Tomorrow, Forever LP

WAHC-WORK SIGHTS-Leonard Hutchinson The Thread Winds Into the Past: The Life and Work of Leonard Hutchinson
This exhibition explores the life and work of  Canada’s, printer of the people, Leonard Hutchinson.  Hutchinson, who is considered one of Canada’s finest exponents of the social realist style of printmaking, was born in England before emigrating to Southwestern Ontario, where he died in 1980.

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-The Grand Durand (contd)
Hamilton’s Mansions to Dec. 14. South Durand is home to one of the best and most architecturally diverse collections of pre-war residential architecture in Canada.

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Annual Members Show
Come out and support your fellow members/artists/grassroots art!
NEW HARBOURS MUSIC SERIES-TBA

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

ART WORD ART BAR -jazz with the Brad Cheeseman Group from 8 pm. Tip jar. Led by bassist/composer Brad Cheeseman, the group also features Jeff LaRochelle (tenor sax), Matt Burns (drums), Rob Chapman (guitar) and Sam Kogen (piano/keyboards).
In the gallery: Linda Joyce Ott‘s exhibit of remarkable new paintings, Dancing Around the Void, is held over into October!

THE PRINTSTUDIO Aka Centre3– Clarissa Tossin-On Brasilia
Clarissa Tossin’s recent body of work investigates the socioeconomic ideals associated with Brazil’s capital, Brasília. Exploring the conflicts and correspondences between the architectural and urban space of Brasília through a series of site specific actions, photographs, videos and prints, Tossin conveys the unresolved contradictions of history and the social and political space created through them.
THE FACTORY-Videovoce
Visuals to blow your mind!

RELISH, 6 Cannon St. E. • Relish on Etsy
O”S Clothes beside Relish-Men’s Clothes
(right beside Relish)
Chaises Musicals-Furniture, books, music, dvds
152 James St North
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)
HOTEL HAMILTON STUDIOS – 195 James St N.
Between the Mulberry Cafe and the Brain