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Hamilton Citizen of the Year goes to…

This past Monday the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce hosted the Hamilton Community Awards Dinner at Michelangelo’s. This dinner is hosted in order to recognize certain influential members of our community for their contributions to the city of Hamilton. The two main awards are the ‘Citizen of the Year Award’ (in its 75th year) and the ‘Youth Volunteer of the Year Award’ (in its 15th year). Special to this years award dinner the Chamber awarded the Honourable Lincoln Alexander the ‘Honourary Distinguished Hamilton Citizen of the Year Award’. The Hamilton Spectator covered the story in today’s paper. A few quotes from that article follow.

It is a testament to the success of Hamilton’s art community that the city’s distinguished citizen of the year award went to Supercrawl director Tim Potocic.

“I love it to death, and I’ll continue to do everything I can to bring arts and culture to Hamilton,” Potocic said of his hometown.

As co-owner of Sonic Unyon Records on Wilson Street near James, Potocic has long invested his time and energy in the core, working closely with the Hamilton Downtown BIA as well as the Hamilton Arts Council and a number of other downtown arts groups. – TheSpec.com

The Hamilton Citizen of the Year Award is those individuals who have performed the act for which they are being nominated in a voluntary capacity in the Hamilton Community, over and above those required of them in the performance of their regular professional duties or in the course of their professional activity, have brought outstanding/remarkable attention to the Hamilton community on a provincial, national or international basis. Tim Potocic’s fellow nominees were Vitek Wincza of the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts and Werner Plessl of the Hamilton Waterfront Trust.

[Potocic] thanked his “co-winners” — nominees Vitek Wincza, artistic director for the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, and Werner Plessl, executive director of the Hamilton Waterfront Trust — as he accepted his RBC-sponsored award at a banquet at Michelangelo’s Monday night.

“It was a very close contest which speaks to the quality of all three nominees,” said Chamber of Commerce president and CEO David Adames.

Potocic agreed.

“We’re on the verge of something great.”

Supercrawl has grown in four years to draw more than 75,000 people to the downtown festival — and headliners such as Broken Social Scene and K’naan — to put Hamilton’s art scene on a national stage. – TheSpec.com

Cheers to another year of successes at the James Street North Art Crawl and the annual Supercrawl!

For more information visit the Hamilton Chamber of Commerce website or The Hamilton Spectator website.

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

Art Crawl/Super Crawl THIS FRIDAY/SATURDAY!

Art Crawl this Friday, Supercrawl is Saturday, fyi . Also just go friday night for mainly art Saturday mainly music. Its going to be huge, so come early lots of street vendors/resturants and stores/street artists too.

 

The Print Studio-Insoon Ha-Monology
Monology continues Insoon Ha’s exploration of gender, hybridity, violence and trauma. In the main gallery the artist has covered the floor with multiple large-scale photographs of her face.
Also a  series of prints by Nikolic Scholarship winner Kearon Roy Taylor.
All Souls Church- Pippo Agro 21 Barton St. W. • All Souls Church streetview
All Souls is happy to open the doors and welcome visitors to tour their building (1922) displaying sacred religious art, painted by local artist, Pippo Agro in the early 50′s.

Artword Artbar-Bruce Parsons- Plan B- 15 Colbourne St. • www.artword.net/artbar
September in Artword Gallery: Bruce Parsons and his PLAN B [PARADISE HOMES]. Bruce will be present Friday Sept 9 for James North Art Crawl from 7 to 10 pm and Sunday Sept 18 for Open Streets Festival for the afternoon (watch for a special street installation for this one). #1: An installation, WORKING PLAN B FOR PALESTINE / ISRAEL with large painted floor and wall maps and panoptic shield constructions. #2: in the large studio, LABYRINTH MAP PAINTINGS on canvas and bamboo constructions. The images are from satellite cameras. These city planner designs of gated communities are exclusive developments in Ontario and Palestine/ Israel, Vaughan and Ma’ale Adumim.

B Contemporary  226 James St. N. • www.bcontemporary.ca/
b contemporary is closed for the evening to set up a special exhibition for Supercrawl.
Blue Angel Gallery-Duck Tape Artist Poffty Poff
243 James St. N. 905.522.8735 • www.blueangelgallery.ca
Project Space-This Woman’s Work-Group show-126/128 James St North
Employing materials and methods affiliated with the genre of craft, such as beading, knitting and sewing, the participating artists explore themes related to gender, labour, performance and the body in their respective works.Artists: Simone Aziga, Erika DeFreitas, Insoon Ha, Colina Maxwell, Ingrid Mayrhofer, Shelley Niro & Hitoko Okada.
James Buttrum & Son Gallery-Mathew Schofield-144 James St North
Paintings.
Homegrown-Sneak Peak Opening-27 King William
Saturday Sept 10, a new vegan friendly space is opening up, support it, enjoy.
New Harbours and Maker’s Market
New Harbours has AKUMU (Deane Hughes) and psyched out shoegaze from PARALLEL LINES (Pascal Asselin, Ryan Ferguson and Eric Quach) (Friday)
(Saturday) W.A DAVISON and This Quiet Army-Eric Quach-Experimental Music fyi
Christ’s Church Cathedral, 252 James St. N. 905.527.1316 • www.cathedralhamilton.ca
The stallholders of the Makers’ Market set up their handmade goods in the front courtyard. New Harbours Music Series happens indoors.

The Clay Studio, 175 James St. N.
Contemporary works in a clay/pottery medium.
Focus Gallery-Frugal Strokes Group Show- 66 James St. N. (at Rebecca) www.thefocusgallery.ca
Featuring works by Mark Strutt, David Shevlino, Deborah Tilby and Tara Juneau.
The Factory Media Arts Centre, 228 James St. N. 905.577.9191 • www.hamiltonmediaarts.org
The Factory Works Screening Series takes place on the second Friday night of the month during the James North Art Crawl. Visit The Factory in their new location at 228 James St. N. (near Rebecca). SOS – Soul of the Street: SOS is the acronym for the Soul of Street, in which independent local artists working as an intersecting ensemble will send out a call to the community to experience and explore this emerging renaissance. An inter-arts project that draws on the talents of seven established media, visual, installation and performance artists, SOS: Soul of the Street will incorporate film, soundscapes and live performances set in sculptured representations of expropriated Shacktown homes to be progressively installed then dismantled in The Factory’s gallery space.

Hamilton HIStory + HERitage, 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.

Hamilton Artists Inc., 161 James St. N. 905.529.3355 • www.hamiltonartistsinc.on.ca
The Hamilton Artists Inc. is busy preparing their new space for an October Art Crawl grand opening. From the outside the building is almost ready and looks to be an exciting addition to the street.
Hammer City Records-Kate Munn Kruithof-Photography- 228 James St. N enter at Robert •
www.schizophrenicrex.com Featuring Photos By Kate Munn Kruithof. Her haunting landscapes, and bright beautiful portraits will be on display and for sale.
James North Studio, 328 James St. N. • jamesnorthartcollective.wordpress.com
Loose Canon Gallery, 150 James St. N. 905.515.4346 • www.loosecanongallery.com
LooseCanonGallery constantly endeavours to promote and cultivate young emerging artists in an environment of freedom and exchange in Hamilton. Zoo – FEATURING NEW ARTWORK BY • JACQUI OAKLEY, STEVE NEWBERRY, KYLE REED, JAMIE LAWSON, DUSHAN MILIC, DAN BRANDON & JEN HSIEH. Gaze with awe-ful wonderment at a miscellany of exotic creatures! http://polystudio.ca/zoo/
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.

Mulberry Street Coffee House-Julia Veenstra- 193 James St. N. • Mulberry Street Facebook page
Beautiful works of nature  paintings.

The Print Studio, 173 James St. N. 905.524.5084 • www.theprintstudio.ca INSOON HA – monology curated by Sally Frater. Monology continues Insoon Ha’s exploration of gender, hybridity, violence and trauma. In the main gallery the artist has covered the floor with multiple large-scale photographs of her face. Though visible through the Gallery’s storefront, anyone wishing to have a closer look (or to actually enter into the space) must walk upon the images and defile them. Ha will also display a series of serigraphs that feature images of human and animal forms and random objects that have been repurposed as instruments of torture. Performance at 9:00 pm.

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.

Studio 12, 126 James St. N. 3rd floor • www.studio12.ca

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: Bernie Hudecki and his pointillistic painting made with crayon and marker. Portraits, still life, figurative work.

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 Hammering Away: Erasure and Action in Hamilton is a multidisciplinary art exhibition conceived by the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre in association with Hamilton Artists Inc. and the SHIFT Collective that brings together artists from a variety of perspectives, localities and backgrounds working toward a deeper understanding and re-imagining of the matrices and totalities active in the city of Hamilton and the creation of Hamilton-ness. Artists include: Bryce Kanbara, Robert Yates, Emily Andrus, Kat O’ Hagan (Kiki LeFont), Gordon Leverton, Annie E. Fraser, Gerten Basom, Christina DeMelo, Emily Johnson, Millie Roy & Michael Allgoewer.

White Elephant Handmade & Vintage, 133 James St. N. 905-667-0325 • www.whiteelephantvintage.com

You Me Gallery, 330 James St. N. 905.523.7754 • www.youmegallery.ca the first occasionally annual Whirligig Show is still going around! Held over for Art Crawl and Supercrawl.
Bill Good and Sarah Good: INDUSTRIAL BEAUTIES
Friday 7:00pm at His Glory Disco
Art Opening at His Glory Disco: INDUSTRIAL BEAUTIES by Bill Good and Sarah Good Live Music: 8:30pm: BUN (Sarah’s band) 9:15pm: TRIPLE PLAY (Bill’s band) admission is free/pwyc this event is licensed His Glory Disco 280 James St. N. holy jumpin’!
Transit Gallery-Robert Creighton-Two Billion Heart Beats
(Locke St-7-10pm
Most spaces open at 7pm and close at 10pm – but there are exceptions (please see individual websites for specific hours). The Art Crawl is a self-guided event and open to all.

SuperCrawl Times!

Hey the spec put a article out with the times of everyone playing http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/588844–supercrawl-becoming-super-big

Also http://www.thespec.com/news/local/article/588825–country-music-week-friendly-as-hurtin-songs

and if your too lazy

When: Saturday, Sept. 10

Where: James Street North, York to Murray

Performers:

Stage 1 — York & James N.

1:15 p.m. — War Child contest winner

2 p.m. — The Rest

2:45 p.m. — Electroluminescent

3:30 p.m. — Dinosaur Bones

4:15 p.m. — Young Rival

5 p.m. — Ridley Bent

6 p.m. — Sean Rowe

7 p.m. — Basia Bulat, with Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra

8 p.m. — Plants and Animals

9:15 p.m. — J Mascis

10:30 p.m. — Broken Social Scene

Stage 2 — Colborne & James N

1 p.m. — Monster Truck

1:45 p.m. — Sarah Lowes

2:30 p.m. — Cowlick

3:15 p.m. — Motem and Co.

3:50 p.m. — Hamilton Hip-Hop All Stars

4:40 p.m. — Rebekah Higgs

5:30 p.m. — The Heartbroken

6:30 p.m. — The Dinner Belles

7:15 p.m. — Rah Rah

8 p.m. — Said The Whale

9 p.m. — Paley & Francis

10 p.m. — Junior Boys

Stage 3 — Barton & James N.

1 p.m. — Flamenquitas Spanish Dancers

1:45 p.m. — Shades of Araby (tribal belly dance troupe)

2:15 p.m. — Venus and Asala Devi (Egyptian dance)

2:45 p.m. — Turkey Rhubarb (music)

3:30 p.m. — St. Nickolas Folklore Group (dance)

4 p.m. — Hamilton Children’s Choir

4:45 p.m. — Dane Swan (Grit Lit)

5 p.m. — Anthony Di Nardo (grit lit)

5:30 p.m. — The Rude Mechanicals (theatre)

6:15 p.m. — Rhythm Divine (dance)

6:30 p.m. — Earth Wind and Choir (music)

7:15 p.m. — McMaster Laptop Orchestra

8 p.m. — The Rude Mechanicals (theatre)

8:45 p.m. — Lori Le Mare (live art)

9 p.m. — McMaster Bhangra (dance)

9:45 p.m. — Gary Barwin / Klyde Broox / Chris Pannell / Jeff Seffinga (grit lit)

10:30 p.m. — The Rude Mechanicals (theatre)

War Child Busking for Change Stage (all day)

DMC 2011 World DJ Championships: Canadian Finals

6 p.m. — Academica Hall (upper floor), 242 James St. N., $10 admission.

Art installations (all day)

Max Streicher (Toronto)

Shayne Dark (Hartington, Ont.)

Gareth Lichty (Kitchener)

Beehive Craft Collective (Hamilton)

McMaster Cybernetic Laptop Orchestra (Hamilton)

Shake N Make (Hamilton)

Chris Shepherd (Toronto)

Marie-Jeanne Musiol (Gatineau, Que.)

Lori Le Mare (Hamilton)

Bomb Squad street art (Hamilton)

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

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.

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)

NEXT ART CRAWL NOVEMBER 13/2009

NEXT ART CRAWL NOVEMBER 13/2009

(ALL LINKS TO EVENTS ON THE RIGHT)

Skydragon-When Hell Freezes Over! -Sean Grafton

This will be the debut of my photo-art exhibit, featuring numerous landscapes and iconic buildings from across the lands of Hamilton, photo-manipulated to perfection.
I’m also back on the proverbial saddle again, and have decided that this is the perfect night to debut my new musical project, Mediocre, with Sarkis Samuel, a grunge rock band that currently doesn’t have a bass player. Also playing- Little Silver Tabby,From Anywhere to Anyone, The Jeff K Band, Autistic Love

And the debut of Hamilton’s newest grunge-rock sensation:
MEDIOCRE

This is a PWYC event.

The Factory-Exile (a video installation) – Vessna Perunovich

A Toronto based artist who works in a variety of media including: drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, video & performance.

WAAHC – LE CYC: Graphic Novel Bike Opera

Le Cyc is a multimedia project that tells the story of a dystopian bike powered future. The performance brings together 380 paintings projected as slides alongside a seven piece band to narrate the story.

Workers Arts & Heritage Centre (51 Stuart St W)
Gallery Open to the public 7pm – 9pm
Doors for Show at 9pm, Performance 10pm Sharp
$7 Cover
http://www.lecyc.ca

James North Studio-Glad Tiddings-James North Art Collective

Small works exhibition and christmas sale

Loose Cannon Gallery – McMaster Student Show

Various prints and other multimedia works.

The PrintStudio-Reflections and Divergences- Amelia Jiménez

Members Gallery – Bling -Hitoko Okada

Reflections and Divergences is an exhibition in two parts—a series of digital prints, and an installation created from recycled etchings. As the title suggests, the works reference something “other,” existing in times and places different from the images and objects on view.

Bling! is a humourous response to our economic downturn and is a satirical questioning of our consumerist social values. The candy colored gems are a playful irony of our culture of excess and acquisitions of status and luxury. Each piece in the collection is one of a kind, handmade and screen printed on 100% cotton jersey. Bling! is a product of our current economic recession

You Me Gallery  Pájaros : the bird is the word – Bryce Kanabara

Bryce Kanbara brings his Dundurn Castle big black bird-painting installation indoors.
Augmented by even more birds and animals – a zoo!

Blue Angel – IRENA VOR MITTAG

Various works by Irena.

The Assembly- Drawing Nite/Exhibit/Concert

(ALSO THE REST OF THE SONIC UYNION BUILDING WILL HAVE OTHER THINGS OPEN)

It’s DRAWING NITE V at the Assembly!!!! – Bring drawing apparatus as well as a strong urge to put it to good use, as you join like minded folks who brought you Drawing Nites I – IV. There are no (official)models, show up and draw that guy across the room while your friend illustrates episode #666 of The Cosby Show.
DRAWING NITE V will also contain the launch of Psychdoodles #2. Be sure to feast your eyes on this freegan, succulent mag, absolutely bursting with drawings from Hamilton’s ultimate drawing behemoths and demigods.
And, Holy Shit, there will also music by AWESOLLATOR (Dylan Hudecki from Cowlick) vs. Josh St. Denis, so wear your funnest pant suit and make it a date yo!

Beauty Industries- OK Food Fair

A Evening of electronic music featuring Miramichi, Jelly, Ollie, Jeremy Greenspan
Street:
237 James St. North

Hamilton Artists Inc- TBA

Exclaim Loves Supercrawl!

Ok so didn’t even realize but Exclaim has a nice little article talking about supercrawl! Here it is…

Supercrawl to Hit Downtown Hamilton with Ohbijou, Hidden Cameras
9/29/2009 By Stephen Carlick

It’s not every day that Hamilton, ON hosts an art and music festival, but it does every month apparently. Every second Friday of each month the art galleries, artists and musicians of downtown Hamilton and the surrounding area launch new exhibitions as part of the James Street North Art Crawl, while patrons of the arts from near and far are encouraged to visit and take part in the festivities.

On October 9, James Street North will celebrate the monthly success of Art Crawl by closing down between Cannon and Wilson streets to allow artists and patrons to participate in what has been aptly titled Supercrawl.

The free event will allow Exclaim!-approved acts Ohbijou and the Hidden Cameras to perform block-party style, along with a pile of other groups. The bands will play from 7 to 11 p.m., after which several separate after-parties will begin.

There will be a grand total of four stages (three outdoors and one hosted indoors) that will feature bands from both Hamilton and around the province. Local restaurants will participate by bringing their food to the event, while the Hamilton Food Share will be running a food drive for charity.

Here’s a list of all the bands playing the event:

James Street North Main Stage:

Hidden Cameras
Ohbijou
Jeremy Fisher
John Ellison

James Street North Second Stage:

The Marble Index
Annie Shaw
Terra Lightfoot
Cowlick

Dr. Disc Stage:

Lee Reed
Olenka and the Autumn Lovers
Eccodek
& Special Guest TBA

After-parties starting at 11 p.m.:

C + C Music Festival, presented by CFMU and INDI101
at This Ain’t Hollywood (James Street North):

Pumps
Sandman Viper Command
Vanishers
Goddamns Gooddamns

Upper Management/Hidden Pony
at Sonic Unyon building, (22 Wilson Street, 2nd floor studio):

Hanna Georgas
Jeremy Fisher
Said The Whale
& More TBA
(This is an RSVP only show – please email info@hiddenpony.ca)

Beauty Industries Electronic Stage
at Harvest Moon Restaurant Concert Hall, (80 James St. North, 2nd floor):

Bocce
Electroluminescent
Handsome Sultan
Ollie

New Harbours presents…
at The Cathedral (James Street):

Kingdom Shore
Matt Henderson