Category Archives: Art Shows

Hamilton Artists Inc Fundraiser!

Friday May 4th, 2012, from 7- 9 PM
@ The Inc, 155 James Street North

Tickets: $71 [$50 of which is tax receipt-able]
Price includes a chance to GRAB an original work of art right off the wall!!

Door prizes include gift certificates from BEST BUY and BRYAN PRINCE BOOKSELLER

+ REFRESHMENTS + ENTERTAINMENT by RANDAL HILL

A fundraiser for Hamilton’s artist run-centre, Art Grab 2012 presents a gallery full of anonymous works by local artists, celebrities and community leaders who support the arts and have accepted the challenge to contribute a 5″ x 7″ work of art – only after the work is selected will “who done it” be revealed. For $71, this is a great way to support our local arts community and even experience some of the glamour of being an international art thief without the risk of jail time.

“We will have artists and non-artists exhibiting together for this one special and hilarious evening,” explains Suzan Fawcett, President of the Board of Directors for the Inc, “Some people participating will never have created art work before and that makes it even more appealing to grab their work . Who knows, a new art star may be discovered. At the very least your new masterpiece will have a great story behind it.”

You can buy tickets online via PayPal! You can also let us know if you would like to pick up your tickets, have us mail them to you our simply want to show up for the night of the event.

Art Crawl This Friday April 13th 2012!

ART CRAWL April 13th 2012!!!

Update—-Central Library open for Art Crawl – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Don’t miss the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m., Gallery on 4 artist Ying Yu, Hamilton Sculptors Guild, McMaster Discovery Program and tons more. We’ve got great food too – Red Hill Roasters, Cupcake Diner and Gorilla Cheese!

Maker’s Market is also happening in front of Christ Cathederal Church!  (also New Harbours is playing inside the church)

Also please bring a non perishable good! Cannon & James North, help your community!

Bodega-Mouth Full of Stars presents The Pages-Zine Launch
220 King St.

Come celebrate the launch of the first issue of #HamOnt’s latest indie art zine, PAGED.
The début issue features work by:
Abena Asomaning http://abenaasomaning.com/

Ashley Ince http://flic.kr/ps/TkZ54

Melissa Mostacci http://thegreyroom.ca/

Petra Matar http://petramatar.weebly.com/

and Samille Janelle http://samillejanelle.wordpress.com/

ISSUES WILL BE ON SALE FOR $6 DOLLARS 🙂
•••••LIMITED TO 100 COPIES AROUND #HAMONT•••••

BEATS by BEACH JERKY

SNACKS, BEVVIES, CLOTHING, MUSIC & ART!

Hamilton Artists Inc-Fast Forward/Present Tense

Soheila Esfahani, Fatima Garzan, Farhang Jalali

Three contemporary artists who explore cultural translation within the context of Western society.  Soheila K. Esfahani, Fatima Garzan, and Farhang Jalali investigate the processes involved in cultural transfer and transformation.  three bring the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Iran and place it in a Canadian context; but each does so in his/her own way.  As artists, Esfahani, Garzan and Jalali have each looked for, and found, a way to meld their past and present lives, while creating works that speak to us with voices that are universal.

On going to May4/12 is Two Tales of a City-Broken Lab Residency

The fabric banner installed along the side of HAI’s new building will feature a rotating series of call-and-response dualities over a six week period, while the oversized bunting will span 135 feet hung across the roofline and act as a timeline of collapsed and thriving industries, experiences, struggles, and victories of the city.

Hammer City Records/This Ain’t Hollywood-Roller Derby Art

This Ain’t Hollywood and Hammer City Records are hosting an Art Crawl night that will feature artistic interpretations of the sport, the women who play it and the officials that keep it rolling safe. Skaters from HCRG will be on hand for this James Street North Art Crawl event, just ahead of their May 12 2012 home opener.

228 James St N Basement@rear off Robert St./345 James North

126 James North-3rd Floor Art

Studio 12-tba-a photographic artists collective

www.studio12.ca 126 James St North 2nd Floor

B Contemporary-Entanglements-Peter Johnston

Fibreglass with pigment and resin sculptures that are disarmingly beautiful.

You Me Gallery-Are You Ready to Eat Squirrel?-Barbara Iwancyzk
& Laced with Dust & Kisses-Kelly Drennan

James North Studio-Paint-Frances Ward and Cultural Debris-Doug Carter

Artwork made from recycled objects and paintings.

Artword ArtBar-Leah Boyd

Leah Boyd exhibits sculpture, drawings, prints and collage. The exhibit is a collection of Leah’s work from her last two years as a student until now. Leah meticulously pieces together fragments of sculpture, drawing, printmaking, textile and found objects in order to replicate her own personal feelings of tension and anxiety.
15 Colbourne St. • www.artword.net/artbar

The Printstudio-Wherever You’re Going I’m Going Your Way

Photos about the relationship between first nation peoples and places as related to land rights, sovereignty and cultural identity.

A Journey Around My Skull-Mike Everett

My work carries strong political, social, and philosophical undertones and is informed by a deep respect for the works of Goya, Kathe Kollwitz, Alfred Hrdlicka, and Sue Coe.

Studios at Hamilton Hotel- TBA

Loose Cannon Gallery-Seams and other spaces-Matt Walker

On Weekend of exhibition for loose cannon’s last artcrawl!
150 james north

Mulberry Cafe-Group of 7 Billion

Featuring original cut’n’paste work by Drew Taylor, Caitlin Eady & Sean Gadoury. There will also be prints for sale, and probably some wine/cheese/beer. We’ll also be doing our usual thing at the fish market and bouncing back and forth.

The Factory Media Arts Centre-Resonant

Innovations in Sound & Projection Art currated by Amy MCIntosh

FEATURED PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITIONS:

CYBERNETIC ORCHESTRA
esp.mcmaster.ca
McMaster University’s laptop orchestra, an innovative electronic music ensemble led by Dr. David Ogborn.

ESCHATON -Connor Bennett & Aaron Hutchinson
Live electronic manipulations of saxophone with programmed beats.

AMY MCINTOSH, DWAYNE ALI, IAN JARVIS, ELISE MILANI, NICHOLAS HESLER, DAVID OGBORN, ANDREW O’CONNOR,AARON HUTCHINSON,KEARON ROY TAYLOR.CONNOR BENNETT,MEAGHAN NIEWLAND,Ben Muñoz,Abdulrahman Khodr,David Ogborn,Kyle Park,Charles Morton,Dima Matar,Ned Currie,Steven Ghobril,Tanya Goncalves,Nicolas Hesler

This event will also feature the official release of the Cybernetic Orchestra’s first album – the culmination of three years work on live coding, gestural control, network art and experimental sound performance.

228 James St. N. 905.577.9191 • www.hamiltonmediaarts.org

Christ’s Church Cathedral- NEW HARBOURS-Egyptrixx/Kirk Starkey/Beef Terminal

A PWYC event of experimental music.

252 James North

Blue Angel Gallery-Contemporary Art and Music

243 James St. N. 905.522.8735 • www.blueangelgallery.ca

James Buttrum & Son Gallery-TBA-144 James St North
Paintings.

The Clay Studio, 175 James St. N.
Contemporary works in a clay/pottery medium.

Focus Gallery-The Heart Lags cont’d
Emily Andrus,  Amanda Dudnik, Annie Fraser, Leslie Furness and Em Johnson

Hamilton HIStory + HERitage-Board of Education Building

Featuring video and photos of this hidden gem of architecture.

165 James St. N. 905.526.1405 • www.historyandheritage.ca

Personal Reflections on being in love with your city.

Melanie Gillis Photography, 126 James St. N. 3rd Flr. 905.297.1196 • www.melaniegillis.com
Mixed Media, 154 James St. N. 905.529.2323 • www.mixedmediahamilton.com
Showcasing a mix of locally inspired art including posters, prints and clothing with a Hamilton bent. New works by Scott Hume, Chelsea Watt, David Collier, Bryce Huffman, Matt McIness, Dave O’Connor, Becky Katz and others.

Homegrown Cafe- Live Art-artists and musicians
$5 cost
Bryce Huffman, Lester Coloma, Os Paredes with Illitry, Sam Klass, Lobo Dot Com

This event features live painting during music performances.

The theme of improvisation inspired the idea to create a situation where musicians make music while graphic artists interpret the atmosphere.

The Sonic Unyon Building, 22 Wilson St.
Featuring the studios of Jenna Rose • Blackbird Studios • Silver Studio • Lori LeMare, Hidden Pony Vintage and Environment Hamilton.

Studios at Vasco da Gama, 175 James St. N. 3rd Flr.
Art by Victoria Pearce, Deborah Pearce & Jessica Roth. Also check out the BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES on the 2nd Floor!

Sylvia Nickerson Illustration, 126 James St. N. 3rd Flr. 905.730.3288 • www.sylvianickerson.ca
Tribal Gallery, 174 James St. N. 905.385.1829
Nomadic, tribal and ethnic jewellery, textiles and artifacts. Featuring photographs by John Mokrycke.

Worker’s Arts & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St. • www.wahc-museum.ca

Transit Gallery
230 Locke St South

ARTCRAWL FEB 10th 2012!!!!!

ART CRAWL FEB 10/2012!!!

Gurl PWR-McMaster New Space Gallery (Feb10 2-8pm/Feb11 2-5pm)

Joanna Chan,Emily Hochheimer,Isabel Knez
Katherine Koren,Gloria Pizio
Opening Day: Friday February 10 | 2pm- 8pm
Saturday February 11 | 2pm- 5pm

Driving Directions:
Enter the McMaster Campus via Sterling Street Entrance. Follow signs for Parking lot E. Parking Lot E is located directly infront of Togo Salmon Hall.

http://sota.mcmaster.ca/events/arts/new_space.html

Focus Gallery-Heart Lags-McMaster 4th Year Group Exhibition

Annie Fraser, Amanda Dudnik, Leslie Furness, Emily Andrus & Em Johnson
(66 James St North)

Loose Cannon-PI-Angela Giglia, Javier Caicedo, Cheyenne Federiconi

Some of Hamilton’s hotest new artists, check out the future of art.

Needle Work-Grand Opening -174 James North

Fabric and creative space, www.iloveneedlework.com

Studio 12- Caputred Motion
www.studio12.ca 126 James St North 2nd Floor

Hamilton Artists Inc-Have I been Here Before-Lenka Novak

(Interactive video Exhibition, performance by Karjin DeJong)
Lenka Novak’s interactive video installation invites the viewer/participant to contemplate the nature of his/her own being through the act of self-reflection within the space. The play of shadows, light, reflected, and refracted image and the repetition of the infinite leads to a contemplative state of mind and projection of one’s own self within the personal as well as larger concept of time and space.

You Me Gallery-Ontario Society of Artists Group Show

An exhibition of works by members the Ontario Society of Artists as part of the “partners” project. Lynn Bishop, Carmel Brennan, Corinne Duchesne, Judith Finch, Cathy Groulx, Diana Harding-Tucker, Janet Hendershot, Robert Montgomery, Audra Noble, Janet Read & Ernestine Tahedi.
330 James St. N. 905.523.7754

Hammer City Records-Bone Machine-Brendan Schieman

Self Taught polymath from Sarnia, using the medium of pen, ink and watercolour. His work is infuluenced by numerous “album art” artists.

228 James St N Basement@rear off Robert St.

Third Floor Art Show (175 1/2 James North)

We’re back! The Third Floor’s first show of the year features artists Matt Zangrando, Rafael Ferreira, Heather Cozens, and Scott Rodgerson! There’ll be plenty of new work, some giveaways, and music, so come down to James North for the Art Crawl and check it out

Absthine-Battle of the Brushes

Battle of The Brushes is celebrating its 1 year anniversary at Club Absinthe This Friday February 10th. As Club Absinthe is new to the neighborhood, we’re super stoked to be a part of the James North Art Crawl activities. Battle of the brushes pits 6 artists against each other in one room with a limited amount of time to paint a canvas. This is done in front of live spectators who vote for their favourites. Afterwards, you have the option to buy your favorite work ONSITE.

Drinks are served, and Dj’s will be playing some great inspirational music to paint and shake yer brushes too;)

B Contemporary-Half Way Point-Stephanie Seagram-

Abstraction:landscape, construction, excavation, group show Michael Allgoewer, Nicole Collins, Michael Davidson
Peter Johnston, Laura Marotta, Paul Ropel-Morski, Stephanie Seagram

James North Studio-Red-New Works by the collective
328 James St. N.
• jamesnorthartcollective.wordpress.com
Loose Canon Gallery-TBA

Artword ArtBar-Music Performance

The Grey Room-195 James inside Hamilton Hotel

The Printstudio-An Echo Without A Medium-Benjamin Tiven

The project examines the ideological flexibility of May’s formal vocabulary, and parses the relationship between his architectural logic and political dislocation

Members Space-Amanda McKinney

A cross between the physical and philosophical. A hybrid of materials. My work leans towards environmental awareness, humanity and existence. Using recycled paper to create a new form of material. With the addition of a photograph I am combining one of the oldest art forms, papermaking, with one of the newest forms of art, digital photography

Sonic Unyion Building-
Temporary Projects space: HISTORY THAT HAPPENED OR WAS DREAMED – Tangental realities in photography and video. Works by Ariel Bader-Shamai, Kearon Roy Taylor, Amy McIntosh, Aaron Joo. Sonic contributions by Hysteria Siberania, Connor Bennett, Chris Ferguson, Aaron Hutchinson, Joshua Wiener.

Studios at Hamilton Hotel- TBA

Mulberry Cafe-Bernie Hudecki

His pointillistic painting made with crayon and marker. Portraits, still life, figurative work.
193 James St North

Christ’s Church Cathedral- NEW HARBOURS

New Harbours presents Dinner Belles, The Weather Station, Bruekke
Starts 8pm $10 cover
252 James North

Artword Artbar-Ellen Irving & Martin Peckham

15 Colbourne St. • www.artword.net/artbar

B Contemporary-Shake n Make Collective
SHAKE-n-MAKE: More Than A Feeling, December 6 – 23, 2011 at b contemporary,
Shake-n-Make is a queer art collective based in Hamilton, Ontario whose work directly references the 1970s while elevating craft and subject matter beyond kitsch to speak to our current moment in history. 1970s crafts were all about making something…

226 James St. N. • www.bcontemporary.ca/

Blue Angel Gallery-Contemporary Art and Music

243 James St. N. 905.522.8735 • www.blueangelgallery.ca

The Clay Studio, 175 James St. N.
Contemporary works in a clay/pottery medium.

The Factory Media Arts Centre-Spoken

SPOKEN Screening & Live Performance. If words could …engage the world around us. using Spoken Word as the instrument through which we explore and better understand culture, society, and ultimately ourselves…would you speak?

228 James St. N. 905.577.9191 • www.hamiltonmediaarts.org

Hamilton HIStory + HERitage-Sleek 2 modern contemporary Hamilton architecture
165 James St. N. 905.526.1405 • www.historyandheritage.ca
Recent exhibitions include photos of The Board of Education and Lister Block at Hamilton’s first and only storefront museum.

Melanie Gillis Photography, 126 James St. N. 3rd Flr. 905.297.1196 • www.melaniegillis.com

Mixed Media, 154 James St. N. 905.529.2323 • www.mixedmediahamilton.com

RELISH, 6 Cannon St. E. • Relish on Etsy
Relish now occupies the space formerly known as Downtown Bike Hounds (now located at 14 John St. N.). Stylish art, design and fashion curated by Katherine Hollands is sure to make people turn the corner and discover this interesting new endeavour.
Skydragon Centre, 27 King William St. • www.skydragon.org

The Sonic Unyon Building, 22 Wilson St.
Featuring the studios of Jenna Rose • Blackbird Studios • Silver Studio • Lori LeMare, Hidden Pony Vintage and Environment Hamilton.

The Studios at Hotel Hamilton, 195 James St. N. • www.thestudiosathotelhamilton.com
Lots of great studios to explore including Julia Veenstra’s beautiful space. In Room 208 this month:

Sylvia Nickerson Illustration, 126 James St. N. 3rd Flr. 905.730.3288 • www.sylvianickerson.ca
Tribal Gallery, 174 James St. N. 905.385.1829
Nomadic, tribal and ethnic jewellery, textiles and artifacts. Featuring photographs by John Mokrycke.

Worker’s Arts & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St. • www.wahc-museum.ca The Boilermakers and Ironworkers Union brings together the work of artists Camille Turner and Rick Hill, curated by Jennifer LaFontaine. Growing up in the family of boilermakers and ironworkers respectively, both Camille and Rick have carved out their own life paths from these working families to becoming working artists. Both draw on their family experiences and infuse these identities into their artistic practices.

White Elephant Handmade & Vintage, 133 James St. N. 905-667-0325 • www.whiteelephantvintage.com

Transit Gallery-230 Locke St South

Art Crawl This Friday!

ART CRAWL NOVEMBER 11TH 2011!!!

You Me Gallery-paintings of naked people

CAMERON KUNTZ  Saints in Underwear and Other Stories
SARAH COLLARD  Norman

Studio 12-Art Sale
Art sale with works by Studio 12 members and Peter Young, glass by Dragonfly Designs and Eclipse Design, paintings by Gerten Bason and pottery by Deb McBride.
126 James St North, second floor.

Art Crawl Afterparty with The Safety Collective
27 King William
THE SAFETY COLLECTIVE will finally be rocking the newly-renovated Homegrown Hamilton. We will be taking the stage with our high energy eclectic rock music after the James St. North art crawl, around 11pm.
Special guest SUSTAINABILITY THE MUSICAL will start off the event during the art crawl from 9:00 to 10:00.
Indie-Acoustic-Rocker FLASHING AMBER will take to the stage at 10:00.
Singer/Songwriter extraordinaire LIAM BRIMMS will perform from 10:30 to 11.
NO cover! This show is 19+ with micro-brews on tap and in bottles!

 

Studios at Hamilton Hotel- Sylvia Simpson (boardroom space)

Mulberry Cafe-Michael D Clarke

Sonic Unyon-MIMICRY&CAMOUFLAGE BY THOMAS JESSOME

Channeling the Dadaist technique of Automatism throughout most of his work, Thomas Jessome can perhaps be best categorized as an Internet topographer. In the heyday of advance imaging and image manipulation, Thomas utilizes dated techniques -such as bitmapping- and images found on random Google searches to imbue the saturation of information available on the net with new meaning.

EVOL-126 jAMES north

art-Catlin Easdy, Sean Gadoury, Becky Katz
music-slowly slowly and josh st.denis

Print Studio- PETER Karuna-transients & Paula Krochak-living fossil

Peter Karuna’s documentary photographs taken in Canada and abroad convey moments of impermanence, movement and rootlessness in their imagery. Inspired by the artist’s own experiences of diaspora, migration and travel the monochromatic works explore notions of ephemerality and tourism as related to empire.

In this body of work Paula Krochak deconstructs the shape of ginkgo leaves and other forms found in nature into basic shapes, lines and parabolic curves. Creating works that are influenced by the relationship between mathematical equations and patterns that can be identified in nature, she often uses this as a starting point for her work and undermines and modifies the authority of balance and rational through the addition of hand drawn elements

Christ’s Church Cathedral- NEW HARBOURS

New Harbours presents SANDRO PERRI and STEVE HAUSCHILDT (of EMERALDS)
The New Harbours 2011 series wraps up with a killer double bill – beautiful avant pop from SANDRO PERRI and cosmic synthscapes from STEVE HAUSCHILDT of EMERALDS fame ~~~ Both are celebrating the release of new albums – Sandro’s “Impossible Spaces” on Constellation and Steve’s ” Tragedy and Geometry” on Kranky
252 James North

Artword Artbar-Reality is not what it seems-Ratticus, Sallow Crow and Steven Adrian Jeffrey
Paintings, also live bands playing
15 Colbourne St. • www.artword.net/artbar
B Contemporary-John MacGregor-The Warp and Weft of Time
226 James St. N. • www.bcontemporary.ca/

Throughout his illustrious career John MacGregor has investigated the effects of time on ordinary objects. For his show of new work at b contemporary chairs, clocks, tables and entire rooms undergo the distortions of time shifts, even rifts in time/space, appearing simultaneously in multiple locations, or disappearing  entirely into a vortex of line and colour. Please join us as we celebrate the unique vision of a Canadian Master

Blue Angel Gallery-Contemporary Art and Music

243 James St. N. 905.522.8735 • www.blueangelgallery.ca

James Buttrum & Son Gallery-Mathew Schofield-144 James St North
Paintings.

 

The Clay Studio, 175 James St. N.
Contemporary works in a clay/pottery medium.

Focus Gallery-Featuring surrealist and Dada inspired artist David Hynes, expressionist Christopher Lori, Tempera Grassa (Oil Tempera Emulsion) Traditionalist, Scott James Owles and photographic works by the late Randy Steele. Performing on the Marimba will be Hamilton percussionist Stefan Kitai starting at 8 pm.

The Factory Media Arts Centre-Scared Spirit-Zacalie Z
228 James St. N. 905.577.9191 • www.hamiltonmediaarts.org

Zazalie Z. loves to explore the boundaries of vocal art, strum on expérimental strings, and navigate between contemporary, traditional, and avant-garde music.

Inspired by the cultures of First Nation, Métis, and Inuit people, she spent the last three years touring reserves and indigenous centres to record images at Pow Wows and spiritual gatherings. She created the text, the soundtrack, and the videos for the show Sacred Spirit «Sur le territoire des esprits sacré » based on the stories she gathered and her own experience and memories during these events.

Hamilton HIStory + HERitage, 165 James St. N. 905.526.1405 • www.historyandheritage.ca
Recent exhibitions include photos of The Board of Education and Lister Block at Hamilton’s first and only storefront museum.

Hamilton Artists Inc., 161 James St. N. 905.529.3355 • www.hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca
New Space Enjoy, various artists

Hammer City Records-THE SPOOKY ASTRONAUTS DRAWING CLUB- 228 James St. N enter at Robert •

International Art Collective THE SPOOKY ASTRONAUTS DRAWING CLUB is taking over the shop for November’s Art Crawl Night! NEW Plaque Mounted Pieces, Posters and Buttons will be available.

James North Studio, 328 James St. N.
• jamesnorthartcollective.wordpress.com
Loose Canon Gallery-TBA

Melanie Gillis Photography, 126 James St. N. 3rd Flr. 905.297.1196 • www.melaniegillis.com
Mixed Media, 154 James St. N. 905.529.2323 • www.mixedmediahamilton.com
Showcasing a mix of locally inspired art including posters, prints and clothing with a Hamilton bent. New works by Scott Hume, Chelsea Watt, David Collier, Bryce Huffman, Matt McIness, Dave O’Connor, Becky Katz and others.

Homegrown Cafe- PWYC music show, old skydragon space.

RELISH, 6 Cannon St. E. • Relish on Etsy
Relish now occupies the space formerly known as Downtown Bike Hounds (now located at 14 John St. N.). Stylish art, design and fashion curated by Katherine Hollands is sure to make people turn the corner and discover this interesting new endeavour.
Skydragon Centre, 27 King William St. • www.skydragon.org

The Sonic Unyon Building, 22 Wilson St.
Featuring the studios of Jenna Rose • Blackbird Studios • Silver Studio • Lori LeMare, Hidden Pony Vintage and Environment Hamilton.

Studio 12, 126 James St. N. 3rd floor • www.studio12.ca

The Studios at Hotel Hamilton, 195 James St. N. • www.thestudiosathotelhamilton.com
Lots of great studios to explore including Julia Veenstra’s beautiful space. In Room 208 this month: Bernie Hudecki and his pointillistic painting made with crayon and marker. Portraits, still life, figurative work.

Studios at Vasco da Gama, 175 James St. N. 3rd Flr.
Art by Victoria Pearce, Deborah Pearce & Jessica Roth. Also check out the BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES on the 2nd Floor!

Sylvia Nickerson Illustration, 126 James St. N. 3rd Flr. 905.730.3288 • www.sylvianickerson.ca
Tribal Gallery, 174 James St. N. 905.385.1829
Nomadic, tribal and ethnic jewellery, textiles and artifacts. Featuring photographs by John Mokrycke.

Worker’s Arts & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St. • www.wahc-museum.ca Hammering Away: Erasure and Action in Hamilton is a multidisciplinary art exhibition conceived by the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre in association with Hamilton Artists Inc. and the SHIFT Collective that brings together artists from a variety of perspectives, localities and backgrounds working toward a deeper understanding and re-imagining of the matrices and totalities active in the city of Hamilton and the creation of Hamilton-ness. Artists include: Bryce Kanbara, Robert Yates, Emily Andrus, Kat O’ Hagan (Kiki LeFont), Gordon Leverton, Annie E. Fraser, Gerten Basom, Christina DeMelo, Emily Johnson, Millie Roy & Michael Allgoewer.

White Elephant Handmade & Vintage, 133 James St. N. 905-667-0325 • www.whiteelephantvintage.com

You Me Gallery-Wayne Allan Journeyman Hellen Sovereign Museum of the Mind
330 James St. N. 905.523.7754 • www.youmegallery.ca the first .

Transit Gallery-Matthew Varey- New Work
230 Locke St South

Super Crawl Re-Cap!

Ok so first off thanks Super Crawl! Wow what a great weekend of street festivals of Lock and James St North. In case you missed it, the Super Crawl you missed a ton of free music from some legends in music and some amazing art. But instead of talking about it here are some photos……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acrobatics!

white elephant store front display

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not a very good photo but a amazing window display from White Elephant.

state of the art

State of the art with some amazing art.

 

serbian folk dancers hamilton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some traditional Serbian Folk Dancing.

robert michael photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Michael Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amazing music all day!

 

Keeran silkscreens at the prinstudio, pretty impressive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slow Hand Motem and Kid Years!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also thanks to Jeremy and the many volutnteers who did stuff like this while we all had fun.

Printstudio’s Becky Katz

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Brain‘s facade completely redone with yarn! And finally a great piece by David Hind

 

 

Art Crawl/Super Crawl THIS FRIDAY/SATURDAY!

Art Crawl this Friday, Supercrawl is Saturday, fyi . Also just go friday night for mainly art Saturday mainly music. Its going to be huge, so come early lots of street vendors/resturants and stores/street artists too.

 

The Print Studio-Insoon Ha-Monology
Monology continues Insoon Ha’s exploration of gender, hybridity, violence and trauma. In the main gallery the artist has covered the floor with multiple large-scale photographs of her face.
Also a  series of prints by Nikolic Scholarship winner Kearon Roy Taylor.
All Souls Church- Pippo Agro 21 Barton St. W. • All Souls Church streetview
All Souls is happy to open the doors and welcome visitors to tour their building (1922) displaying sacred religious art, painted by local artist, Pippo Agro in the early 50′s.

Artword Artbar-Bruce Parsons- Plan B- 15 Colbourne St. • www.artword.net/artbar
September in Artword Gallery: Bruce Parsons and his PLAN B [PARADISE HOMES]. Bruce will be present Friday Sept 9 for James North Art Crawl from 7 to 10 pm and Sunday Sept 18 for Open Streets Festival for the afternoon (watch for a special street installation for this one). #1: An installation, WORKING PLAN B FOR PALESTINE / ISRAEL with large painted floor and wall maps and panoptic shield constructions. #2: in the large studio, LABYRINTH MAP PAINTINGS on canvas and bamboo constructions. The images are from satellite cameras. These city planner designs of gated communities are exclusive developments in Ontario and Palestine/ Israel, Vaughan and Ma’ale Adumim.

B Contemporary  226 James St. N. • www.bcontemporary.ca/
b contemporary is closed for the evening to set up a special exhibition for Supercrawl.
Blue Angel Gallery-Duck Tape Artist Poffty Poff
243 James St. N. 905.522.8735 • www.blueangelgallery.ca
Project Space-This Woman’s Work-Group show-126/128 James St North
Employing materials and methods affiliated with the genre of craft, such as beading, knitting and sewing, the participating artists explore themes related to gender, labour, performance and the body in their respective works.Artists: Simone Aziga, Erika DeFreitas, Insoon Ha, Colina Maxwell, Ingrid Mayrhofer, Shelley Niro & Hitoko Okada.
James Buttrum & Son Gallery-Mathew Schofield-144 James St North
Paintings.
Homegrown-Sneak Peak Opening-27 King William
Saturday Sept 10, a new vegan friendly space is opening up, support it, enjoy.
New Harbours and Maker’s Market
New Harbours has AKUMU (Deane Hughes) and psyched out shoegaze from PARALLEL LINES (Pascal Asselin, Ryan Ferguson and Eric Quach) (Friday)
(Saturday) W.A DAVISON and This Quiet Army-Eric Quach-Experimental Music fyi
Christ’s Church Cathedral, 252 James St. N. 905.527.1316 • www.cathedralhamilton.ca
The stallholders of the Makers’ Market set up their handmade goods in the front courtyard. New Harbours Music Series happens indoors.

The Clay Studio, 175 James St. N.
Contemporary works in a clay/pottery medium.
Focus Gallery-Frugal Strokes Group Show- 66 James St. N. (at Rebecca) www.thefocusgallery.ca
Featuring works by Mark Strutt, David Shevlino, Deborah Tilby and Tara Juneau.
The Factory Media Arts Centre, 228 James St. N. 905.577.9191 • www.hamiltonmediaarts.org
The Factory Works Screening Series takes place on the second Friday night of the month during the James North Art Crawl. Visit The Factory in their new location at 228 James St. N. (near Rebecca). SOS – Soul of the Street: SOS is the acronym for the Soul of Street, in which independent local artists working as an intersecting ensemble will send out a call to the community to experience and explore this emerging renaissance. An inter-arts project that draws on the talents of seven established media, visual, installation and performance artists, SOS: Soul of the Street will incorporate film, soundscapes and live performances set in sculptured representations of expropriated Shacktown homes to be progressively installed then dismantled in The Factory’s gallery space.

Hamilton HIStory + HERitage, 165 James St. N. 905.526.1405 • www.historyandheritage.ca
Recent exhibitions include photos of The Board of Education and Lister Block at Hamilton’s first and only storefront museum.

Hamilton Artists Inc., 161 James St. N. 905.529.3355 • www.hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca
The Hamilton Artists Inc. is busy preparing their new space for an October Art Crawl grand opening. From the outside the building is almost ready and looks to be an exciting addition to the street.
Hammer City Records-Kate Munn Kruithof-Photography- 228 James St. N enter at Robert •
www.schizophrenicrex.com Featuring Photos By Kate Munn Kruithof. Her haunting landscapes, and bright beautiful portraits will be on display and for sale.
James North Studio, 328 James St. N. • jamesnorthartcollective.wordpress.com
Loose Canon Gallery, 150 James St. N. 905.515.4346 • www.loosecanongallery.com
LooseCanonGallery constantly endeavours to promote and cultivate young emerging artists in an environment of freedom and exchange in Hamilton. Zoo – FEATURING NEW ARTWORK BY • JACQUI OAKLEY, STEVE NEWBERRY, KYLE REED, JAMIE LAWSON, DUSHAN MILIC, DAN BRANDON & JEN HSIEH. Gaze with awe-ful wonderment at a miscellany of exotic creatures! http://polystudio.ca/zoo/
Melanie Gillis Photography, 126 James St. N. 3rd Flr. 905.297.1196 • www.melaniegillis.com
Mixed Media, 154 James St. N. 905.529.2323 • www.mixedmediahamilton.com
Showcasing a mix of locally inspired art including posters, prints and clothing with a Hamilton bent. New works by Scott Hume, Chelsea Watt, David Collier, Bryce Huffman, Matt McIness, Dave O’Connor, Becky Katz and others.

Mulberry Street Coffee House-Julia Veenstra- 193 James St. N. • Mulberry Street Facebook page
Beautiful works of nature  paintings.

The Print Studio, 173 James St. N. 905.524.5084 • www.theprintstudio.ca INSOON HA – monology curated by Sally Frater. Monology continues Insoon Ha’s exploration of gender, hybridity, violence and trauma. In the main gallery the artist has covered the floor with multiple large-scale photographs of her face. Though visible through the Gallery’s storefront, anyone wishing to have a closer look (or to actually enter into the space) must walk upon the images and defile them. Ha will also display a series of serigraphs that feature images of human and animal forms and random objects that have been repurposed as instruments of torture. Performance at 9:00 pm.

RELISH, 6 Cannon St. E. • Relish on Etsy
Relish now occupies the space formerly known as Downtown Bike Hounds (now located at 14 John St. N.). Stylish art, design and fashion curated by Katherine Hollands is sure to make people turn the corner and discover this interesting new endeavour.
Skydragon Centre, 27 King William St. • www.skydragon.org

The Sonic Unyon Building, 22 Wilson St.
Featuring the studios of Jenna Rose • Blackbird Studios • Silver Studio • Lori LeMare, Hidden Pony Vintage and Environment Hamilton.

Studio 12, 126 James St. N. 3rd floor • www.studio12.ca

The Studios at Hotel Hamilton, 195 James St. N. • www.thestudiosathotelhamilton.com
Lots of great studios to explore including Julia Veenstra’s beautiful space. In Room 208 this month: Bernie Hudecki and his pointillistic painting made with crayon and marker. Portraits, still life, figurative work.

Studios at Vasco da Gama, 175 James St. N. 3rd Flr.
Art by Victoria Pearce, Deborah Pearce & Jessica Roth. Also check out the BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES on the 2nd Floor!

Sylvia Nickerson Illustration, 126 James St. N. 3rd Flr. 905.730.3288 • www.sylvianickerson.ca
Tribal Gallery, 174 James St. N. 905.385.1829
Nomadic, tribal and ethnic jewellery, textiles and artifacts. Featuring photographs by John Mokrycke.

Worker’s Arts & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St. • www.wahc-museum.ca Hammering Away: Erasure and Action in Hamilton is a multidisciplinary art exhibition conceived by the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre in association with Hamilton Artists Inc. and the SHIFT Collective that brings together artists from a variety of perspectives, localities and backgrounds working toward a deeper understanding and re-imagining of the matrices and totalities active in the city of Hamilton and the creation of Hamilton-ness. Artists include: Bryce Kanbara, Robert Yates, Emily Andrus, Kat O’ Hagan (Kiki LeFont), Gordon Leverton, Annie E. Fraser, Gerten Basom, Christina DeMelo, Emily Johnson, Millie Roy & Michael Allgoewer.

White Elephant Handmade & Vintage, 133 James St. N. 905-667-0325 • www.whiteelephantvintage.com

You Me Gallery, 330 James St. N. 905.523.7754 • www.youmegallery.ca the first occasionally annual Whirligig Show is still going around! Held over for Art Crawl and Supercrawl.
Bill Good and Sarah Good: INDUSTRIAL BEAUTIES
Friday 7:00pm at His Glory Disco
Art Opening at His Glory Disco: INDUSTRIAL BEAUTIES by Bill Good and Sarah Good Live Music: 8:30pm: BUN (Sarah’s band) 9:15pm: TRIPLE PLAY (Bill’s band) admission is free/pwyc this event is licensed His Glory Disco 280 James St. N. holy jumpin’!
Transit Gallery-Robert Creighton-Two Billion Heart Beats
(Locke St-7-10pm
Most spaces open at 7pm and close at 10pm – but there are exceptions (please see individual websites for specific hours). The Art Crawl is a self-guided event and open to all.

SuperCrawl Information!

Ok so first off its SEPTEMBER 10/2011!

Time-1pm till 12pm but there a couple after parties!
(Also don’t forget Country Music Fan stuff too!)
CCMA FanFest

WHERE
Jackson Square rooftop
WHEN
Saturday, September 10, 2011
TIME
11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Also they have a FREE shuttle between the Lock St Street Festival and Super Crawl on James St North!

Music-BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
J MASCIS
PALEY & FRANCIS
JUNIOR BOYS
SAID THE WHALE
RIDLEY BENT
BASIA BULAT and the HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
PLANTS AND ANIMALS
RAH RAH
DINNER BELLES
SEAN ROWE
JACQUES GREENE (dj set)
THE HEARTBROKEN
DINOSAUR BONES
YOUNG RIVAL
TURKEY RHUBARB
REBEKAH HIGGS
MAYOR McCA
ELECTROLUMINESCENT
LIVE HOW YOU LIVE
COWLICK
OLENKA AND THE AUTUMN LOVERS
MONSTER TRUCK
THE REST
BA JOHNSTON
SARAH LOWES
FRY TRUCK
HAMILTON HIP HOP ALL-STARS
MOTEM & CO.
McMASTER LAPTOP ORCHESTRA
DJ OLLIE
DJ BASCO
EARTH, WIND & CHOIR
plus
DMC 2011 WORLD DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS: CANADIAN FINALS
and
WAR CHILD Busking For CHANGE

Visual artists include:
THE BEEHIVE CRAFT COLLECTIVE
http://www.beehivecraftcollective.ca/

SHAYNE DARK
http://www.shaynedark.com/

GARETH LICHTY
http://www.garethlichty.com/

MARIE-JEANNE MUSIOL
http://www.musiol.ca/

CHRIS SHEPHERD
http://chrisshepherd.net/

SHAKE -n- MAKE

MAX STREICHER
http://maxstreicher.com/

MARK AINSLIE
http://markainslieart.blogspot.com/

JASON FREIBURGER
http://www.circlearts.com/artisans/freiburger.shtml

ROBERT MICHAEL
http://robertmichael.ca/

JIM RILEY
http://www.jimriley.ca/

TH&B
http://www.thbcollective.com/

PETER MICHAEL WILSON
http://www.flickr.com/photos/petermichaelwilson/

http://www.supercrawl.ca/

Also Spectator article about it all

AGH Comes to James St North!

First off congrats to AGH executive-director Louise Dompierre and the AGH in general for attaching itself to something outside it self and join the ever increasingly successful James St/Artcrawl scene. As the spec and others have stated recently…

“The gallery announced Thursday it is opening additional digs on James in the spring to house a second AGH store, and another exhibit, events or community room.

“It’s probably the biggest retail store to open in decades on James Street North,” said Tim Potocic, co-owner of 118 James St. N., the renovated building where the AGH will take up 5,000 square feet on the street level.”

(Also congrats to Tim Potocic for resisting the urge to fill his space with just another Money Mart  its sadly rare when people with means resists the urge to go make money at any price.) My only concern for the AGH’s move is the potential to crush the local business/art institutions. Its interesting that the specatator’s main message of their article wasn’t about artists or institutions or even businesses it was about people living downtown? While I’m all for this I’m not for James turning into another Locke St. If the AGH was smarter it would have done a blue banana/ agh store in their making it a pusher of local talent, think the recent Honey Bee collective sale on a more perminant basis. Or even something like a visiting artist apartment space in the area. Just imagine if the AGH sponsored one or two international artists to live in Hamilton for a year to work?

http://hamiltonlive.ca/hamilton-news/2011/8/27/art-sophistication-comes-to-james-street-north.html

http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/585103–art-sophistication-comes-to-james-street-north