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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

Cobalt Helps!

So in case you don’t know April is a month for showers, new beginnings and also for learning! The good folks at Cobalt Connects have a awesome and I do mean awesome opportunity! Its for the next couple Wednesday Nights! and its not too late to attend either some or all of them! Its a exploration of establishing a successful creative business or venture! Read the poster bellow!

cobalt connects poster

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

Weekend What’s Next Festival and Voting for the Arts!

Winter has been too good for me and sorry for the lack of updates, anywho this weekend is the What Next? Festival Line up as follows—-

Thursday February 3, 2011
8:00 pm
Pop-folk sensation Basia Bulat with the HPO
Hamilton Place Studio Theatre
Friday February 4, 2011
5pm
Panel Discussion: “Interdiscipline” & Eve Egoyan and David Rokeby’s Surface Tension for disklavier and video
AGH Pavilion

6:30pm
A Musical Gallery:
McMaster University’s Cybernetic Orchestra
Art Gallery of Hamilton

8pm
Rain Coming: Chamber music by Takemitsu, Golijov, Abigail Richardson and more
AGH Pavilion
Saturday February 5, 2011
Co-presentation with the New Harbours music series.

8:00 pm
Buzz and Hum: Chamber Music for brass
The Cathedral

10pm   Switched On:
Laptop Music with Jeremy Flower
and Experimental Music with O/H
The Cathedral

Sunday February 6, 2011
1pm
Panel Discussion: Dissonance
The Pearl Company
2pm
Kiss On Wood: Chamber Music for strings
The Pearl Company
3pm
The Attar Project for violin, tabla & dance
The Pearl Company

Hamilton Arts Awards!

nomination clinic
Get Informed!

Learn more about the City of Hamilton’s renewed Arts Awards Program.  After a two-year hiatus, the annual award program has expanded from 6 to 11 categorieswith an increase in award money to artists from $6,000 to $38,500!

Drop in to any of the following nomination clinics to learn more about the program, pick up a nomination form and have your questions answers.

Central Public Library
February 8, 2011 | 7:00-8:30 PM
55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON

Dundas Public Library
February 10, 2011 | 7:00-8:30 PM
18 Ogilvie Street, Dundas, ON

Valley Park Recreation Centre
February 13, 2011 | 2:00-3:30 PM
970 Paramount Drive, Stoney Creek, ON

Visit our Facebook page to learn more and to RSVP

Nominations are due on or before
Friday February 25, 2011 at 4:00 PM

CONTACT
Email: artsawards@hamilton.ca
Phone: 905-546-2424 ext.7612
FIND US on Facebook
VISIT our website www.hamilton.ca/artsawards

Mail or drop off applications to:
City of Hamilton Arts Awards
c/o Culture Division
77 James St N, Suite 305
Hamilton, ON
L8R 2K3

Location Note: 77 James St North is the Hamilton City Centre (the former Eaton’s Centre). Suite 305 is located on the third floor near the south escalators.

Creative What? Catalyst Where?

Ok so the local paper has a article regarding some recent mentions of the Creative Catalyst Project and also here is a article in Hmag with a break down of the creative catalyst project

Here is the actual Hamilton city plan for a creative catalyst project and here is the city’s site for Creative Catalyst Project and last but certainly not least the actual final report…….

The debate as it stands now is the HCCP (or Hamilton Creative Catalyst Project) a worthy endevor to drawn in new industries/businesses and creative folks to the city. The idea is to build a buidling (or use a old one) which will create cross over oportunities to develop talent, jobs and projects. Much like a liberty village or many other similair places in Toronto work. The report interestingly enough points not to the standard “art” scene of James North,et al but more towards the music scene and the film industry as the big potential money makers/ talent draw for this endevor.

Some selected quotes from the final report “However, the City needs to have a vision of itself as a creative city and put the necessary supports in place to build on its success. A Creative Catalyst is one such support.”

“at least 75% .. of businesses will be paying market rate” (edited down).

It is my opinon that this project is placing the cultural industry on the Hamilton City Map, ie:new stadium this year, next year the HCCP. also this is future planing in consort with the new light rail and Pan Am Games. The city has to do this, why if it doesn’t sadly the “arts industry” will be a ram shackle of various venues and this will allow a single focus for outsiders to understand. In Toronto I can say Liberty Village and everyone knows its Toronto’s mini-silicon valley for better or worse. By having a “draw” like this it will increase Hamilton’s chances to grow physically downtown and creative wise. Much like my past statements on the SkyDragon/ Save SkyDragon, I may not entirely agree with their politics or ideas but I strongly recognize its importance in drawing people downtown, giving another voice to the downtown and creating jobs. Hamilton is too close to Toronto physically and it needs ways of retaining talent and also attracting it.

Bottom line, I support this project because it will help the creative art/industries and while it may not be perfect or to my exact ideal of what Hamilton should do it is a project that can be achieved and considering how much we give to Defasco or the Ticats, this is a no brainer project.

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!

EMERGENCY-SKYDRAGON MAY CLOSE!

Ok so I just came back from a meeting, still in progress, all about the Skydragon Centre and I want to update people on the basics.

They need roughly $270000.00 so that’s about 13,500 people giving $20 each in about 25 days.

(The $270000 is the morgage and about $25000 line of credit)

They also owe aprox $133000.00 on a second mortgage held by a private individual and owe about $80000.00 on bonds.  These two areas don’t seem to be concerned with their money being returned.

The teacher’s credit union hold’s the mortgage and its aprox 8% also with the $133000. (I am unsure if this is normal or not)

How did they get there, essentially they hit on a perfect storm of their mistakes and the areas changes. Skydragon was late on paying provincial taxes (as well as other bills from time to time) this I believe affected their credit history so dispite their good payment history the credit union let them know they would not renew the mortgage.

Also during the meeting it was let out that  Reardon’s Resturants lease was not renewed and that the parking lot across the street has been sold (this is rumor I don’t know how true this is.). If it is true, the recent sale of the Downtown Art Centre  maybe part of a bigger picture.

Employees at the centre talked about the lack of transparency and others discussed selling the building and starting again. Some expressed anger about the situation and at times the conversation the issue of the Pan Am games influencing this issue. Others felt the gentrification on James St North had also played a hand.

What does the skydragon need? More time! It needs time to find either a alternative mortgage lender/ private individual or simply people donating money.

While I personally feel the skydragon did make many mistakes in terms of paying bills on time, etc. I also feel it is worth saving.

The skydragon has a a small handfull employees and for a non-profit I’m pretty impressed. They continually have events and contribute to the vibrant aspect of the downtown scene in music and in art. One of the few green cafe’s in the downtown area. Also if it goes I don’t think its coming back.

While I may not agree with their message or past practices to employees I think the net positive gain is huge. (If someone told me it was either skydragon or 500 jobs I would choose the jobs but I don’t think this is the case.)

What You Can Do?

Give $20 dollars to Skydragon if 13,500 people do it they can save it.

Email the Mayor, City Council and the Hamilton Spectator.

Please Click Here for the City Council and Mayor’s emails

The Spectator’s Letter to the Editor

Hamilton Mountain News

Also Radio stations like http://www.y108.ca/ and also a million other things I can’t remember right now….

(If I have gotten anything wrong I am sorry this is kind of a rush thing but with a lot of fact, please correct me if I am wrong)

Local News-One Step Forward Two Steps Back?

So Hamilton while slowly having success such as the new Hamilton Hotel article in the spectator, it has a great slideshow. The city of kitchener seems to get it, using the local architecture to help feed not only its local architecture/ art community and also make a tourist attraction… take a look….. this city is lucky to have this art powerhouse helping out….

Also the ICCA just announced it has entered into a agreement with Burlington to help that city’s art scene, well Hamilton its starting to become a put up or shut up era because other cities are waking up to what is a huge advantage Hamilton just may loose if it keeps the usual up……