Category Archives: Interesting Art

McMiracles and Volcom does art

So this first image comes from Boooom, artist Christopher Chiappa makes scultpures from some wierd stuff, its pretty awesome stuff!

The other thing for some reason I haven’t mentioned before is the John Baldessari/Volcom shirt, I would love to know what/how/why’s behind this amazing project!

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.

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

Yarn Bombing Christmas Reminders Mulberry and other Blogs!

Ok so the spec has  a nice article about some local Yarn Bombing and how its all about the good vibes, if your down for this sort of graphitti with a softer edge and no paint fumes you may want to goto The Brain on Wednesday nights…. or Skydragon on Monday nights…. speaking of skydragon they have a Garage Sale coming up you may want to check out! also a craft fair but nothings on their website….

Also if you want to give a nice gift go local the printstudio, the factory,  the brain, mulberry, mixed media, white elephant and many more local businesses have gift certificates!

The Printstudio has a lot of nice courses you may want to take!

Also discovered a nice twitter page/blog all about Hamilton! They have some cool pics like this one from Mulberry Cafe’s after dark!

Also a bit of a blast from the past when Atomica Tattoo still lived on James St North it had some amazing art shows! Take a look at a video from one of those, its The Etcha Sketch Master! (fyi the atomica link goes to Petor’s new website/where you can go to see him and get a tattoo!)

Smash in Toronto

So if you live or goto Toronto on a regular basis you still might not know about this amazing store there called Smash! I first found out about it due to some friends from Sheridan having a group show there. Its filled with beautiful odds and end lovingly picked up and waiting to be placed in your way too cool living or working space…… take a look at them

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.”

Super Crawl This Saturday!!!!

Supercrawl is a free evening of art and music on James Street North in Hamilton!

Musical acts that will be playing this year include:
ELLIOTT BROOD, CADENCE WEAPON, …BRUCE PENINSULA, LOST IN THE TREES (newly signed to Anti-/Epitaph) , NEW LOOK, EIYN SOF
WAX MANNEQUIN, LEE REED, TERRA LIGHTFOOT, JOEL ELLIOTT AND THIN LINES
ANNIE SHAW and SARAH GOOD, MEAN OLD HAMMER (featuring GORD LEWIS of TEENAGE HEAD)
SNOWBLINK, OPERA HAMILTON
WARCHILD CANADA BUSKERS, HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
ALTOBEELAYS

Official after parties @ THE BRAIN, THIS AIN’T HOLLYWOOD & 118 JAMES ST NORTH featuring:
JUNIOR BOYS’ Jeremy Greenspan – DJ set
GINGER ST JAMES, WAX MANNEQUIN
C+C MUSIC FEST @ This Ain’t Hollywood
more to come

Dance Groups & Soloists including:
PRIME DANCE, PARAHUMANS
KASHEDANCE, INNER CITY BALLET
MATADANZE, RHYTHM DIVINE
HEIDI ANN CROCINI, TANIS MACARTHUR
CARISSA BOWERMAN, PEARL LALL

Art, Film and Installations including:
NFB SHORT FILMS, SOUTHERN SOULS
HAMILTON 24 FILMS, AGH & TIFF FILMS
ART INSTALLATIONS BY THE FACTORY & THE PRINT STUDIO
KELLY MARK
ADAM DAVID BROWN & more

SUPERCRAWL website: http://www.supercrawl.ca/

SUPERCRAWL Facebook group: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hamilton-ON/Supercrawl/138295686592

SUPERCRAWL Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/supercrawl

SUPERCRAWL MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/super_crawl

Next day on James st North is Streets Open, so this means more events and the street is still closed off!

Also-

Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable item for the Emergency Food Pantry to Open Streets! We will be set up under the big tents in front of New Horizons Thrift Store at 520 James North.

Art Crawl Makes Contra!

Sorry I don’t have more on last artcrawl, I was mainly watching the skateboard art show but safe to safe it was massive, to give you a idea we basically trippled the normal hits we get on the site anyways….

A really nice magazine/blog I like checking out is Contra its got that really nice look and all the cool photo essays I love, well this week they have two posts about shows from last month!

First a really nice photo essay about Leon Robinson’s HipHop Homage Exhibition! (video below)

And also a nice mention of Luis Mora’s Skateboard colaboration with Flatspot Skateboards!

Also as a little bonus I thought I’d post this old video just because it has a bunch of local scences in it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBPbC-Vijf4&feature=related

More News

Sorry to keep doing this to you but……

West Harbour GARBAGE CRAWL!!!!! With Mr. Matt Jelly!

Rally for West Harbour this Sunday in Hess!!!! Link Here…..

One thing everyone can agree upon from Dofasco is that wherever the stadium is built use local materials! (Also who knew Dofasco has twitter?)

On a lighter note did you know Matt Jelly is also a designer?

Also you may want to stop by 170 King in Hamilton my friend Bryce Huffman has a art show there!