Category Archives: Cool Stuff

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!!!!

SoBi Bike Share and a need for Artistic Infrastructure

Ok this is not really art related but I must say this winter chill has got me thinking about Hamilton’s upcoming bike share progam  not to mention this article in the NY Times . I’ve been seeing the stations being placed all around town but no good signage or painted areas or demarcations for the stand areas. Sadly there doesn’t seem to be a lot of consideration for how the areas look. They look bland, not even a map board so far in most stations. Now I would suggest some actual signage or something interesting like a little flag saying bike share. I think city planners have to start considering the aesthetics of our future infrastructure, who wants to ride a bike share program that looks and feels straight out of North Korea? (ie:your ad here) I really like the idea of a bike share program but so far it looks like the look and feel will be a bit boring. Hopefully we can get some interesting signage or bike shelters??