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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

No Casino!

If you think having a casino within 45mins of two other casinos your insane, anyways on the mixed media blog Dave’s has a good statement about it.
http://v2.mixedmediahamilton.com/?page_id=8

Reprint below:

We’re well into January 2013 and many of us are back into a regular routine after a busy December holiday season. We are thankful and appreciative to all our customers who chose to shop locally in search of something unique and creative. Not only was our store busy, but many of our neighbours on James North saw an increase in pedestrian traffic as more and more people rediscover our historic stretch of storefronts.

While Christmas was a top priority for many – the other big topic of conversation in the shop was whether or not we all should be worried that a Casino would locate in the downtown core. I was encouraged by the fact that everyone who we talked to felt the same way we did. That a casino in the downtown core will only harm the many positive developments that are taking place on James Street North and in downtown Hamilton.

I still can’t believe we’re entering our 8th year in business. To think, when we opened in 2005 most of our friends and family thought we were nuts to locate on James Street North. We heard it all. That the “downtown was dead”, “no one shops downtown anymore” and “you’ll be lucky to last one year”. We’re proud to say that along with our hardworking friends and neighbours, we helped to change what was once an unloved and forgotten neighbourhood into a lively and exciting destination. What continues to happen on James North goes against decades of the same-old downtown large-scale renewal thinking. One has to just look at Jackson Square, Copps Coliseum and the Hamilton Convention Centre to see that that the guarantees of a renewed core through mega projects will never achieve the vitality or economics as promised. The idea of James North wasn’t brainstormed around a boardroom table or made possible by millions of dollars in civic grants and loans. The reason James North happened is that Hamiltonians wanted it to happen. Whether it is the thousands of people who frequent the monthly Art Crawl, the regular shoppers in search of a good coffee and unique finds or the Saturday night crowds enjoying live music at This Ain’t Hollywood and The Brain. The James North that is being written about in national media is what makes Hamilton special and different. Clearly we are being seen as something other the “armpit of Canada” and that is something we can all be proud of.

For the first time in a long time, there is a buzz about the city that is loud and positive. A downtown casino does nothing to enhance that. It creates a blackhole of economic stagnation and creates short-term gains for the operators and long-term pains for the community that hosts it.

This will hurt Hamilton. As life-long Hamiltonians and passionate supporters of this city, we ask you to say NO to a Downtown Hamilton casino!

Via Mixed Media Blog

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

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

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!)

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.”

Mixed Media and ArtCrawl in National Post

This weekend the National Post has a article about the top 100 things to do in Canada, well on #43 came Mixed Media and a mention of artcrawl!!!!

“43. Buy supplies at Mixed Media, a terrific independent art shop in Hamilton, then head to James Street North for an Art Crawl, held every second Friday of the month.”

Isn’t this amazing! National exposure keeps coming on a regular basis to Hamilton’s James St North!!!

(Hey Hamilton how about some bike racks and a bike lane on Cannon Street? Just asking!)

Wow Congrats to Dave and everyone else on the street!!!