Category Archives: The Factory

Art Crawl Tomorrow June 8th (Rain or Shine)

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

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

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

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

Hamilton Artists Inc-The Wardens-Heather Goodchild
The Wardens is a nondenominational organization started in the late nineteenth century by Anna Ward Brouse. Her early history is vague but it is believed that she was born in Berlin, Ontario (now Kitchener) in 1855. Anna travelled to Pennsylvania as a youth and at the age of twenty-three she was struck by visions depicting a society of outcasts in sixteenth century Germany. Moved by the beauty, strength and wisdom of these long dead people, Anna revealed their practices and beliefs to a growing society of her own.
Also Create for Creation’s Sake – Valerie Cousens, Lisa Hind, and Louise Williams
On going to May4/12 is Two Tales of a City-Broken Lab Residency
The fabric banner installed along the side of HAI’s new building will feature a rotating series of call-and-response dualities over a six week period, while the oversized bunting will span 135 feet hung across the roofline and act as a timeline of collapsed and thriving industries, experiences, struggles, and victories of the city.

Hammer City Records DAVID IRVINE: Batteries Not Included
The art on exhibit will showcase the wide variety of style and themes that David Irvine employs. Paintings on reclaimed vinyl records, works on paper and canvas
228 James St N Basement@rear off Robert St./345 James North
The Factory Media Arts Centre-Outthere
Queer Shorts Across Canada, the best of LGBT short films from Canadian Artists.
228 James St. N. 905.577.9191 • www.hamiltonmediaarts.org

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blue Angel Gallery-Contemporary Art and Music

243 James St. N. 905.522.8735 • www.blueangelgallery.ca

The Clay Studio, 175 James St. N.
Contemporary works in a clay/pottery medium.

Focus Gallery-The Heart Lags cont’d
Emily Andrus,  Amanda Dudnik, Annie Fraser, Leslie Furness and Em Johnson

Hamilton HIStory + HERitage-Board of Education Building

Featuring video and photos of this hidden gem of architecture.

165 James St. N. 905.526.1405 • www.historyandheritage.ca

Personal Reflections on being in love with your city.

Melanie Gillis Photography, 126 James St. N. 3rd Flr. 905.297.1196 • www.melaniegillis.com
Mixed Media, 154 James St. N. 905.529.2323 • www.mixedmediahamilton.com
Showcasing a mix of locally inspired art including posters, prints and clothing with a Hamilton bent. New works by Scott Hume, Chelsea Watt, David Collier, Bryce Huffman, Matt McIness, Dave O’Connor, Becky Katz and others.

Homegrown Cafe- Live Art-artists and musicians
This event features live painting during music performances. The theme of improvisation inspired the idea to create a situation where musicians make music while graphic artists interpret the atmosphere.

The Sonic Unyon Building, 22 Wilson St.
Featuring the studios of Jenna Rose • Blackbird Studios • Silver Studio • Lori LeMare, Hidden Pony Vintage and Environment Hamilton.

Studios at Vasco da Gama, 175 James St. N. 3rd Flr.
Needlework, 174 James St. N. 905.385.1829
Worker’s Arts & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St. • www.wahc-museum.ca
Transit Gallery
230 Locke St South

Art Crawl This Friday April 13th 2012!

ART CRAWL April 13th 2012!!!

Update—-Central Library open for Art Crawl – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Don’t miss the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra at 8 p.m., Gallery on 4 artist Ying Yu, Hamilton Sculptors Guild, McMaster Discovery Program and tons more. We’ve got great food too – Red Hill Roasters, Cupcake Diner and Gorilla Cheese!

Maker’s Market is also happening in front of Christ Cathederal Church!  (also New Harbours is playing inside the church)

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

Bodega-Mouth Full of Stars presents The Pages-Zine Launch
220 King St.

Come celebrate the launch of the first issue of #HamOnt’s latest indie art zine, PAGED.
The début issue features work by:
Abena Asomaning http://abenaasomaning.com/

Ashley Ince http://flic.kr/ps/TkZ54

Melissa Mostacci http://thegreyroom.ca/

Petra Matar http://petramatar.weebly.com/

and Samille Janelle http://samillejanelle.wordpress.com/

ISSUES WILL BE ON SALE FOR $6 DOLLARS 🙂
•••••LIMITED TO 100 COPIES AROUND #HAMONT•••••

BEATS by BEACH JERKY

SNACKS, BEVVIES, CLOTHING, MUSIC & ART!

Hamilton Artists Inc-Fast Forward/Present Tense

Soheila Esfahani, Fatima Garzan, Farhang Jalali

Three contemporary artists who explore cultural translation within the context of Western society.  Soheila K. Esfahani, Fatima Garzan, and Farhang Jalali investigate the processes involved in cultural transfer and transformation.  three bring the rich artistic and cultural heritage of Iran and place it in a Canadian context; but each does so in his/her own way.  As artists, Esfahani, Garzan and Jalali have each looked for, and found, a way to meld their past and present lives, while creating works that speak to us with voices that are universal.

On going to May4/12 is Two Tales of a City-Broken Lab Residency

The fabric banner installed along the side of HAI’s new building will feature a rotating series of call-and-response dualities over a six week period, while the oversized bunting will span 135 feet hung across the roofline and act as a timeline of collapsed and thriving industries, experiences, struggles, and victories of the city.

Hammer City Records/This Ain’t Hollywood-Roller Derby Art

This Ain’t Hollywood and Hammer City Records are hosting an Art Crawl night that will feature artistic interpretations of the sport, the women who play it and the officials that keep it rolling safe. Skaters from HCRG will be on hand for this James Street North Art Crawl event, just ahead of their May 12 2012 home opener.

228 James St N Basement@rear off Robert St./345 James North

126 James North-3rd Floor Art

Studio 12-tba-a photographic artists collective

www.studio12.ca 126 James St North 2nd Floor

B Contemporary-Entanglements-Peter Johnston

Fibreglass with pigment and resin sculptures that are disarmingly beautiful.

You Me Gallery-Are You Ready to Eat Squirrel?-Barbara Iwancyzk
& Laced with Dust & Kisses-Kelly Drennan

James North Studio-Paint-Frances Ward and Cultural Debris-Doug Carter

Artwork made from recycled objects and paintings.

Artword ArtBar-Leah Boyd

Leah Boyd exhibits sculpture, drawings, prints and collage. The exhibit is a collection of Leah’s work from her last two years as a student until now. Leah meticulously pieces together fragments of sculpture, drawing, printmaking, textile and found objects in order to replicate her own personal feelings of tension and anxiety.
15 Colbourne St. • www.artword.net/artbar

The Printstudio-Wherever You’re Going I’m Going Your Way

Photos about the relationship between first nation peoples and places as related to land rights, sovereignty and cultural identity.

A Journey Around My Skull-Mike Everett

My work carries strong political, social, and philosophical undertones and is informed by a deep respect for the works of Goya, Kathe Kollwitz, Alfred Hrdlicka, and Sue Coe.

Studios at Hamilton Hotel- TBA

Loose Cannon Gallery-Seams and other spaces-Matt Walker

On Weekend of exhibition for loose cannon’s last artcrawl!
150 james north

Mulberry Cafe-Group of 7 Billion

Featuring original cut’n’paste work by Drew Taylor, Caitlin Eady & Sean Gadoury. There will also be prints for sale, and probably some wine/cheese/beer. We’ll also be doing our usual thing at the fish market and bouncing back and forth.

The Factory Media Arts Centre-Resonant

Innovations in Sound & Projection Art currated by Amy MCIntosh

FEATURED PERFORMANCES & EXHIBITIONS:

CYBERNETIC ORCHESTRA
esp.mcmaster.ca
McMaster University’s laptop orchestra, an innovative electronic music ensemble led by Dr. David Ogborn.

ESCHATON -Connor Bennett & Aaron Hutchinson
Live electronic manipulations of saxophone with programmed beats.

AMY MCINTOSH, DWAYNE ALI, IAN JARVIS, ELISE MILANI, NICHOLAS HESLER, DAVID OGBORN, ANDREW O’CONNOR,AARON HUTCHINSON,KEARON ROY TAYLOR.CONNOR BENNETT,MEAGHAN NIEWLAND,Ben Muñoz,Abdulrahman Khodr,David Ogborn,Kyle Park,Charles Morton,Dima Matar,Ned Currie,Steven Ghobril,Tanya Goncalves,Nicolas Hesler

This event will also feature the official release of the Cybernetic Orchestra’s first album – the culmination of three years work on live coding, gestural control, network art and experimental sound performance.

228 James St. N. 905.577.9191 • www.hamiltonmediaarts.org

Christ’s Church Cathedral- NEW HARBOURS-Egyptrixx/Kirk Starkey/Beef Terminal

A PWYC event of experimental music.

252 James North

Blue Angel Gallery-Contemporary Art and Music

243 James St. N. 905.522.8735 • www.blueangelgallery.ca

James Buttrum & Son Gallery-TBA-144 James St North
Paintings.

The Clay Studio, 175 James St. N.
Contemporary works in a clay/pottery medium.

Focus Gallery-The Heart Lags cont’d
Emily Andrus,  Amanda Dudnik, Annie Fraser, Leslie Furness and Em Johnson

Hamilton HIStory + HERitage-Board of Education Building

Featuring video and photos of this hidden gem of architecture.

165 James St. N. 905.526.1405 • www.historyandheritage.ca

Personal Reflections on being in love with your city.

Melanie Gillis Photography, 126 James St. N. 3rd Flr. 905.297.1196 • www.melaniegillis.com
Mixed Media, 154 James St. N. 905.529.2323 • www.mixedmediahamilton.com
Showcasing a mix of locally inspired art including posters, prints and clothing with a Hamilton bent. New works by Scott Hume, Chelsea Watt, David Collier, Bryce Huffman, Matt McIness, Dave O’Connor, Becky Katz and others.

Homegrown Cafe- Live Art-artists and musicians
$5 cost
Bryce Huffman, Lester Coloma, Os Paredes with Illitry, Sam Klass, Lobo Dot Com

This event features live painting during music performances.

The theme of improvisation inspired the idea to create a situation where musicians make music while graphic artists interpret the atmosphere.

The Sonic Unyon Building, 22 Wilson St.
Featuring the studios of Jenna Rose • Blackbird Studios • Silver Studio • Lori LeMare, Hidden Pony Vintage and Environment Hamilton.

Studios at Vasco da Gama, 175 James St. N. 3rd Flr.
Art by Victoria Pearce, Deborah Pearce & Jessica Roth. Also check out the BATTLE OF THE BRUSHES on the 2nd Floor!

Sylvia Nickerson Illustration, 126 James St. N. 3rd Flr. 905.730.3288 • www.sylvianickerson.ca
Tribal Gallery, 174 James St. N. 905.385.1829
Nomadic, tribal and ethnic jewellery, textiles and artifacts. Featuring photographs by John Mokrycke.

Worker’s Arts & Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St. • www.wahc-museum.ca

Transit Gallery
230 Locke St South

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 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

April Workshops

So this month is hopefully the beginning of spring and with that some workshops you may want to check out.

The Printstudio

brian musson

“PRINTING FROM METAL PLATES”

Intaglio/Etching

8 Week Course

TUESDAYS: Apr 5 to May 24

Time: 6:30 to 9:30pm

Instructor: Brian Musson

A wide range of effects are possible to achieve with this versatile technique. From fine line drawings to loose gestural textures, students will learn how to line etch, use hard/soft ground, aquatint and the direct techniques of drypoint and engraving on metal plates.

deliodelgado

“COLLAGE METHODS IN PRINTMAKING”
Collagraphs

8 Week Course
WEDNESDAYS: Apr 6 to May 25
Time: 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Instructor: Delio Delgado

Interested in collaging? Then this course is for you! Participants will create a printing matrix using cardboard or wood and then apply paint, glue, leaves, fabric and other found materials to create an interesting surface that will then be printed on an etching press.

“CARVING METHODS IN PRINTMAKING”
RELIEF PRINTING
4 Week Course
TUESDAYS: Apr 5 to Apr 26
Time: 1pm to 4pm
Instructor: Donna Ibing

Exploring the oldest form of printmaking, this course will introduce students to the wonders of relief printing. From the ease of linoleum blocks to the expressive nature of the woodcut, students will be introduced to cutting tools, techniques, and press operation.

donna ibing

 

At the Factory

Production Planning Workshop

Saturday, April 2, 2011
11 AM  to  5 PM
Schedule, budget, casting, locations, performer
and technical contracts, permits, resource
management, crew-up, on-set supervision, and
troubleshooting will be addressed.

Script Continuity Workshop

Saturday, April 16, 2011
11 AM  to  5 PM
Create solid footing to allow for creative vision.
Learn how to break down scenes and plan
coverage, map-out, block and shoot sequences.

Full Series Participants: $35
Pre-production Series Participants: $40
Members: $65       Non-members: $85

To reserve your spot, please call or email:

905-577-9191 / info@hamiltonmediaarts.org

The Cossart Exchange-

Creative Business Round Table
April 12, 2011 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
The Cossart Exchange, Jackson Square (2 King Street, West), Hamilton

So you’ve started a business! And it’s going OK – Yay!

And now all those millions of questions you have are starting to pile up! Well, have we got the perfect session for you!

The Creative Business Round Table is a fantastic opportunity to develop a more comprehensive approach to building your business. Running for 5 weeks, and led by an expert team (a lawyer, an accountant and a business developer – also known as Marc, Derek and Cory), these sessions will explore a different ‘business bundle’ topic each week including: Market Analysis, Sales, Operations, Financial Management, and Business Models.

Due to the hands-on, interactive focus of these sessions, space is limited to 12.

Limited Space. Please RSVP:  Facebook | info@cossartexchange.com |  289 396 7627

Cost: $50 for all 5 classes, and includes tea, coffee and some nibbles

Season of Learning-Art Courses in Hamilton

So right about now is the time I start to think about the summer, things to do and more importantly courses I want to take.That being said the Printstudio, CossArt Exchange and The Factory are all offering courses….

everything from grant writing to t-shirt printing (One of my past favorites….). Click on the various organizations to find more. Oh and of course a nice image of the day courtsey of the Wooster Collective and Bansky!