Category Archives: History and Heritage

Art Crawl Tomorrow June 8th (Rain or Shine)

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

Also —-Creative Exchange Networking Event- WHEN: Friday, June 8th, 2012 @ 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: Former Bank of Montreal Building,Jackson Square Rooftop (above the LCBO)

2 King Street West, Hamilton, ON
Join us on the second Friday in June (just before the Art Crawl downtown gets into full swing). The Creative Exchange Networking Event will be held in concert with the Hamilton 24 (H24.ca). The HAMILTON24 was founded in the Spring of 2008 as Hamilton’s own 24-Hour Film Festival. The idea was simple: to hold a fun, community-enhancing event in which filmmakers would produce short films within a 24-hour period and then screen them publicly. This festival is now into it’s 5th year and is still going strong!

Hamilton Artists Inc-The Wardens-Heather Goodchild
The Wardens is a nondenominational organization started in the late nineteenth century by Anna Ward Brouse. Her early history is vague but it is believed that she was born in Berlin, Ontario (now Kitchener) in 1855. Anna travelled to Pennsylvania as a youth and at the age of twenty-three she was struck by visions depicting a society of outcasts in sixteenth century Germany. Moved by the beauty, strength and wisdom of these long dead people, Anna revealed their practices and beliefs to a growing society of her own.
Also Create for Creation’s Sake – Valerie Cousens, Lisa Hind, and Louise Williams
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 DAVID IRVINE: Batteries Not Included
The art on exhibit will showcase the wide variety of style and themes that David Irvine employs. Paintings on reclaimed vinyl records, works on paper and canvas
228 James St N Basement@rear off Robert St./345 James North
The Factory Media Arts Centre-Outthere
Queer Shorts Across Canada, the best of LGBT short films from Canadian Artists.
228 James St. N. 905.577.9191 • www.hamiltonmediaarts.org

Sylvia Nickerson’s Open Studio-Abedo-Jamie Lawson
Recent works by world renowned artist Jamie Lawson, a rare glimpse into his cubist inspired works.
126 James North-3rd Floor Art

Studio 12-The Aspiring Lens: A Waterdown District High School Exhibit
Students at Waterdown District High School explored a variety of photographic genres this semester and their work has culminated in an outstanding exhibition which was generously supported by the photographers at Studio 12 with the offer of their fantastic gallery space during the June 8th Art Crawl. Approximately 12 students will attend the exhibit, representing the work of 23 students, spanning surrealism, abstract, landscape, and beyond.
www.studio12.ca 126 James St North 2nd Floor

B Contemporary-New Notebooks-Gary Michael Dault
Gary Michael Dault is a writer, painter and art critic.  He has published seven books of poetry, the most recent being The Hebdomeros Suite with The Bronzino Poems (Exile Editions, 2011).  Dault has exhibited widely as a visual artist; his latest exhibition, Envelope & Contents, was at Peak Gallery in Toronto during December 2011.

You Me Gallery-Paul Cvetch-Woolay Boolay
Wooden sculptures with organic forms, Paul Cvetch is a long time Hamilton artist most famous for his worker memorial piece at city hall in hamilton.

James North Studio-Sherelle Wilsack-Feast
Personal pieces in a beautifully folklorish tone and contemporary feel. a description of one of her works-“She loves vivid hues, a flat, simplified linear style and a frontal pose that make her human figures look like ancient icons, though without the sacred messages.  In Mennonite Girl, a big oil on canvas, the sitter poses against a bright acid-green background”

Artword ArtBar-Leah Boyd
Jazz with  The Robert Chapman Trio (with Robert Chapman – guitar, Mark Ballyk – drums, Jon Stemmler – bass), plus special guests Ruthie Pytka-Jones – voice, and Matt Woroshyl – sax.
15 Colbourne St. • www.artword.net/artbar

The Printstudio- Engaging and Educating Hamilton’s Youth Through the Arts”
A culminating exhibition of The Print Studio’s Arts Education programs that bring artists into the schools and schools into the studio to create traditional and contemporary print media.

Manifest @ Havn (26 Barton East)
Grand-opening of the Hamilton Avdio/Visual Node
PHYSICAL/ETHEREAL ENVIRONMENTS INCORPORATING/euclidean installation
CONNOR BENNETT & KEARON ROY TAYLOR/visions and artefacts
ANDREW O’CONNOR, AMY McINTOSH, & LEE SKINNER
sprawling soundscapes/ESCHATON/on the flat
KEARON ROY TAYLOR, ANDREW O’CONNOR, AMY McINTOSH, & ARIEL BADER-SHAMAI
Studios at Hamilton Hotel- TBA

Hansen & Lubbers-Art by Sanjay
Sanjay Patel is a refreshing artist who perfectly balances himself between classic, fine art fundamentals and modern couture design
144 James N

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.

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
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.
Needlework, 174 James St. N. 905.385.1829
Worker’s Arts & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St. • www.wahc-museum.ca
Transit Gallery
230 Locke St South

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

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

ART CRAWL THIS FRIDAY!!!! AUG 12/2011

ART CRAWL AUG 12/11!!!

MULBERRY CAFE-2ND ANNUAL SKATEBOARD ART SHOW

Group show featuring artists creating works on skateboard decks in celebration of the skateboarding culture and to bring attention to beasley skatepark.

BEEHIVE COLLECTIVE-SUMMER CRAFT FAIR (118 JAMES ST N)

A fine craft fair exhibiting handmade jewelry, ceramics, textiles and more from Canadian designers.
Friday 6 pm – 11 pm, Saturday 10am – 5 pm
Art Installation by Amanda McCavour
Friday Night Set by DJ Donna Lovejoy

YOU ME GALLERY- WHIRLGIG SHOW

A super kid friendly show, don’t miss it.

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-SKULL STUDIO’S CORPUSSE

Original Monster, Robot, Alien Art-One Night Only!

THIS AIN’T HOLLYWOOD – ROBOtZ ART SHOW

Group show about robots also music by Corpusse, 2x the Mono, Wiggler & the Tiny Humans (19+ Event)

FOCUS GALLERY-FRUGAL STROKES GROUP SHOW
66 James Street North (before Wilson)

David Shevlino, Deborah Tilliby, Mark Strutt and Tara Juneau

HAMILTON HOTEL-PETER PONA- PORTRAITS

195 James St North, right above Mulberry Cafe

BUTTRUM AND SON-FARWELLS

A group show-The ancient idea of “memento mori” suggesting the fragility and futility of life is explored in an exhibition bringing together work by four artists who illustrate how ideas, experiences, and stereotypes are in flux. From intuitive drawings and flower-adorned signs to photographs of dead fauna, Farewells combines humour and nostalgia with a hint of mortality.

B CONTEMPORARY- ALIGN 226 James St N (Old Ricca Furniture Building)
Nicole Collins,Steve Newberry, Stephanie Seagram
SKYDRAGON- Violeta San Juan-New Works

SKYDRAGON-INGRID ART AND MUSIC

Also Other Songs Music Co. presents: Allosaurus, Bruekke, The Joe and Doug Hoyer
(Please note last two weeks in August Skydragon is closed for renovations)

JAMES NORTH STUDIO-ONE’S OWN ROOM-KELLY DRENNAN/ JEFF TESSIER- HAMILTON DE NUIT

Is comprised of multidisciplinary works such as sculpture, painting, and installation. Music from Michelle Titian on Art Crawl night beginning at 8pm. Jeff’s work is a set of photographs made during the night at various locations throughout the city.  It’s a deliberate riff off of Brassai’s 1933 Paris de nuit.  It’s also, speaking more locally, my attempt to articulate some of the beautiful stillness and starkness I see

328 James St North (Right beside You Me Gallery)

WAHC-WORK SIGHTS-GEORGE HUNTER

Known as “Canada’s most traveled photographer” for his numerous trips to exotic locales around the world and at home, George Hunter is perhaps most recognized as the photographer for the 1972 National Film Board exhibition People of Many Lands.

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-Come On-A My House (cont’d)

Growing Up Italian in Hamilton’s North End is an exhibition that began fortuitously. Andrea Malloni, granddaughter of Anita Malloni who had passed away in early 2010, came in with a book under her arm. It was a tribute that she and Len her dad and son of Anita, had put together for family members.

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Colin Lyons Automatic Ruins

Hamilton Artists Inc. presents Colin Lyons’ exhibition, Automatic Ruins. The exhibition totals some 36 pieces, using an array of installation and printmaking techniques. These photo etchings and sculptures are reminiscent of the abandoned industrial ruins of Lyons’ hometown of Petrolia and are inspired by the museum archives of the cities that the artist visits while exhibiting.

NEW HARBOURS MUSIC SERIES-TBA

YOU ME GALLERY -Collaborative Damage

Installation by Sile Dwarde Nosetab (Bob Ezergailis, Will Ferguson, Ellis Bateson)

BLUE ANGEL GALLERY- LINDA TOWART

Portraits of local musicians. Music at 8pm Roxanne Campbell 9pm Dirty Sleeves, Don Mckenzie, Rocky Hill
243 James St North 905-522-8735

ART WORD ART BAR -ART FROM MOZAMBIQUE

Music in the bar from 8 pm with jazz vocalist Ruthie Pytka-Jones and her quartet: Ruthie Pytka-Jones – vocals; Rob Chapman – guitar; Jon Stemmler – bass; Jeff Plumley – trumpet/flugelhorn.  Tip Jar ($5 suggested).
In the Gallery: Art from Mozambique in the Gallery, curated by Filimone Mabjaia.

THE PRINTSTUDIO – ACCIDENTAL LITERACY-GROUP SHOW

Briar Craig, Denise Hawrysio, Becky Ip, Pascaline Knight, Judy Major-Girardin & Lisa Turner
Accidental Literacy features works by six artists who hail from diverse geographic, cultural and printmaking backgrounds. Though their practices vary greatly in content and presentation, each of them incorporates elements of chance b to shape their imagery. The varied engagements with printmaking invite the viewer to gain a deeper understanding of the capabilities of the medium as an artistic practice.

MEMBERS SPACE SMALL IS GOOD MEMBERS SHOW/SALE!

RELISH, 6 Cannon St. E. • Relish on Etsy
A brand new shop takes over the space formerly held by Downtown Bike Hounds. Stylish art, design and fashion curated by Katherine Hollands is sure to make people turn the corner and discover this interesting new endeavour.

THE FACTORY-TBA

The Factory Works Screening Series takes place on the second Friday night of the month during the James North Art Crawl.

JAMES NORTH STUDIO-KELLY DREENAN- ONE’S OWN ROOM

Is comprised of multidisciplinary works such as sculpture, painting, and installation. Music from Michelle Titian on Art Crawl night beginning at 8pm.

CHAISES MUSICALS-Furniture, books, music, dvds
152 James St North

BOOKS & BEATS 170 James St. N TBA

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

ART CRAWL THIS FRIDAY! DEC 10/2010

HAMMER CITY RECORDS- WaxWorks Group Show

Vinyl LPs and 7” singles have escaped the turntable only to land on the walls of Hammer City Records. Talented artists and designers, friends of the shop and Schizophrenic Records, from Hamilton and beyond, have committed their unique artwork on wax to make this a great night of music and art. Expect to see waxworks from:

Stef Bell,Scott Bentz,Chany,The Chew,Jamieson Kilmister,Kate Munn Kruitof,Adam Invader,Adam Swinbourne,Chelsea Watt
Marie Wilson & others from Hamilton and beyond!

Hammer City Records
228 James Street North (Rear Unit, First Floor)
Hamilton, ON

Friendship Shop-Art on The Fly!

118 James St. North
(next to the Tivoli)

Admission: Pay-What-You-Can

Spread some Christmas cheer and join us at the James St. North Art Crawl for a gala fundraising event. DJ Realistic will be spinning music and there will be plenty of arts and crafts alongside a cash bar.

Plus see two visual artists square off in a boxing ring in a battle of wits and creativity and have an opportunity to score the winning creation!

This is a one-time event taking place in the heart of James Street North during the hottest night of the month for Hamilton artists!

HISTORY AND HERITAGE- SLEEK-HAMILTON’S MODERNIST ARCHITECTURE
(cont’d this month)

Hamilton Modernist Residential Architecture 1950-1975 a series of photos displaying some Hamiltonian examples from this era.

YOU ME GALLERY -YULE  LUV ‘ IT !

you me gallery’s xmas collection including lamothe,gugler,loney,kozowyk,ibing,kelly,van gemerden,davis,davis,paxton,inglis,mansaram,mayrhofer,yates, jackson,carley,seepaul,sovereign,ziolkowski,
strutt,duchesene,kanbara,proulx,allan…

SKYDRAGON – Jennifer Emily

No description given.

ART WORD ART BAR -Roger Ferreira and Kareem Ferreira

Roger Ferreira, paintings of Hamilton, and Kareem Ferreira, paintings and sculpture of steel-drum players. Kareem Ferreira is a 4th year student at McMaster in the Fine Art Department. He was born and grew up in Canada but his explorations and subject matter have usually come from the Caribbean, while his father Roger, who grew up in Trinidad, has been exploring Hamilton

Stephanie Vegh-Open Studio

Drawings from my solo show at the Leeds College of Art in October are safely back in Canada, this seemed like a good time to let everyone have a look before they head off to Kitchener next month for my next exhibition at the Rotunda Gallery.

2nd Floor 126 James St North

THE FACTORY – 5th Annual Member Screenings

Independent Shorts 7pm, Feature-Skinning the Cat 8pm Feature-Let Him Be 9:30pm

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-SWARM:  The Annual Members Exhibition 2010

Swarm implies the combined industrious strength of many persons or things; as a verb, to swarm is to move towards – to approach, though not necessarily resolve – a common purpose as a group that is constantly in motion rather than standing still.

MULBERRY CAFE – Bryce Huffman and Lester Coloma

Paintings from Bryce Huffman and Lester Coloma

THE PRINTSTUDIO – Annual Members Show

Various Works from members of the printstudio, pickup a gift just in time for the Holidays!

BOOKS &BEEATS -TBA
170 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

WACH- tba

ART CRAWL OCT8/10

SOCALD GALLERY – GOODBYE

As some of you are aware, Socald Studio and Gallery will be closing and in time moving out of the current 244 James St. N. space. The Socald Creative Group will be living on in spirit and other creative spaces like cellars and attics, living rooms, decks and kitchens… this will be the last night, please come out and say goodbye to a very special space on james st. that will surely be missed.

MATT JELLY CAMPAIGN OFFICE -GRAND OPENING (LOOSE CANNON GALLERY)
“Hess And Stuart” by Reg Moore photos

SKYDRAGON – BRYCE HUFFMAN

Exhibiting current works in acrylic and silkscreens.
HOTEL HAMILTON STUDIOS – VARIOUS ARTIST STUDIOS OPEN

THE FACTORY – 7 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS AT THE END OF THE WORLD

The Sound of Now Ensemble performs music composed as a part of a transmedia project- 8pm and 9:15pm

CHRIST CHURCH CATHERDRAL – NEW HARBOURS – THISQUIETARMY & CHILDREN

8-10PM THISQUIETARMY (MONTREAL) AND CHILDREN (TORONTO) Preform enjoy this sensory explosion.

THE PRINTSTUDIO – (RE) VISIONS SANDRA BREWSTER, STEPHEN FAKIYESI & CAMILLE TURNER

Artists Sandra Brewster, Stephen Fakiyesi and Camille Turner challenge notions of “blackness” and representation. Sandra Brewster’s series of mixed media silk screens juxtapose portraits and silhouettes of young men in “bad boy” poses with imagery of toys and objects typically associated with little boys. Stephen Fakiyesi’s prints of oversize playing cards feature images of black kings and queens while Camille Turner’s digital photographs of Miss Canadiana in and around Hamilton’s challenge assumptions about Canadian identity and normative beauty. As part of the popular James St. North Art Crawl, Miss Canadiana will mark her return to her hometown of Hamilton. In their respective works each artist creates a multilayered space wherein blackness is positioned as a marker of normality.

THE PRINSTUDIO – WATER- LUCINDA JONES (MEMBERS GALLERY)

In this series of monoprints, printmaker and abstract artist Lucinda Jones explores water as the elemental basis for all living matter. Before commencing this series, Jones spent time analyzing several aspects of water, in particular its movements and sounds. This intuitive analysis later became the basis for her artwork. Jones intends to guide the viewer on a visual pathway into the rhythm and flow of water.

HISTORY AND HERITAGE- FRAGMENTS – JACK WHORWOOD

Jack Whorwood has been taking photographs all of his life. In fact, he earned his living as a professional photographer for decades. Although now officially retired, Jack is nevertheless still a photographer. As he says, “You simply never stop being a photographer, whether you’re being paid or not.”

This Friday is ARTCRAWL!!!!

The Printstudio- Studio 12 -Four Corners

Four Corners represent the four corners of the room, wall, picture frame, image, and the view finder which enables the artist to take images from four corners of the world.

Studio 12 is a photographic collective is best described as a participatory group of artistindividuals who share in the common objective of developing and sharing their artistic skills through the confluence of differing conceptual and formal approaches that each member brings to the group

Studio 12 is: Sol Algranti, Eric Bosch, Shirley Dennis, Mary Gilmour, Todd Murray, Jhon Overmeyer, Martin Renters, Ruth Renters Paul Roth

Loose Cannon – Amy Friend and Katie Pretti – Psychic Space

An examination of the tension between representation and abstraction, through the work of photographer Amy Friend and painter Katie Pretti.

Curated by Brad Isaacs

Exhibition runs from July 7- 31.

www.loosecanongallery.com

Know Your Ghosts – Jason Lee – The Middle Ground

A Selection of prints and drawings
255 1/2 James Street North Apt. 3
(One night only)

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC – Teri Donovan – Half Life

Co-mingling wallpaper patterns and paint layers, Donovan layers the past with the present to foreshadow a future embedded with forgotten remnants. Old notions, styles, and behaviours, like old wallpaper, are replaced by the new, but are never really gone. In the guise of memory and desire they linger on in a spectral half-life projecting into the future where they emerge to be re-enacted, re-contextualized, and re-interpreted.

Donovan’s work addresses that tenacious desire for life that guarantees the past’s role in the present and the future, and simultaneously suggests how the present secures its own place as it moves towards its inevitable fate.

Exhibition runs until August 14, 2010

Hamilton Hotel- Bryce Huffman Studio

Paintings, Prints and Hugs are all for sale during the art crawl this month. I won’t be there, but Robert Iszkula gives a mean hug!

A number of other studios will be open as well.

The Factory – Ashley Guindon – One Night Only A Great Mystery

Movie Screening, artist in attendence. Curated by Andrew Butkevicius

Artword Artbar – Holly Briesmaster and Janice Jackson – Arcangles

A two-person collaborative exhibition of fans and constructions that explores the arc form.
Friday July 9, artists present 7-10 pm for James North Art Crawl
July 2 to August 1, 2010

You Me Gallery – Michel Proulx -A Week at Rice Lake

Photographs by MICHEL PROULX
July 9 – Aug 8
Opening Reception: Friday, July 9, 7-10 pm (James North Art Crawl)
appetizers by Wild Orchid

WAHC -Continuing

SkyDragon  – TBA

History and Heritage -Bill. My Brother My Hero – Continuing

The tragic soty of a remarkable boy from Hamilton’s north end. As told by brother Ed Stewart and photographs by Bill Stewart.

BikeHounds -TBA

Socald Studio Gallery 244 James St. N. 905.934.7690

Featuring the work of Bill Sherwood.

Blue Angel- Continuing Art from Various Artists

The Clay Studio 175 James St. N.

Featuring the work of Grazyna Ziolkowski

Melaine Gillis Photography and Sylvia Nickerson Illustration

126 James St. N. 3rd Flr.  www.melaniegillis.com• www.sylvianickerson.ca

The Sonic Unyon Building 22 Wilson St.

Featuring the studios of Jenna Rose • Blackbird Studios • Silver Studio

The Spec is all about the Arts and a Green Movie Ending

Ok so a couple articles about the arts in The Hamilton Spectator, unfortunantely nothing about the Skydragon, (Article here) the one is about Mayor Fred’s travel to Pittsburgh to emulate their success, which was partly due to the art and also leadership. (Strange cause only Brian McHattie responded to my email about the Skydragon- asking if a emergency loan could be made to Skydragon in order to save it. Also weird since Pittsburg helped the arts and Hamilton seems content on letting it linger or die instead.) Strangely Jeremy from the ICCA paid his own way, which again shows how even despite the city the arts do care about Hamilton.

The Other is about Graham Crawford’s History and Heritage posters which oddly make fun of city hall’s dereliction of duty when it come to any sense of history or heritage….. then again why would the city do something normal like I dunno discuss these plans with a community on what should be done?  Councillor Lloyd Ferguson seems to think suing people is the answer to democracy and free speech, my personal favorite line from the article is “The posters feature the tag line “Councillor Lloyd Ferguson is the plastic pink flamingo on the front lawn of heritage.”

And finally something to make you, well at least me happy, sorry to keep plugging away about the skydragon but I feel its nessary, anyways… this is a local film about environmental stuff made in Hamilton!!

Vote for it here http://www.everydayheroesfestival.com/en/films/tale-two-peters

Congrats to MacNab Street Films I hope you win!