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August 14/15 Artcrawl

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!

DRDISC-Raise the Roof Series
DR. DISC announces the “Raise the Roof” Concert Series 2015, presented by Hamilton Magazine and I Heart Hamilton

Friday, August 14, 2015 (Special store hours: 10:00 am until 10:00 pm)

10:00 – 10:45pm > Emay

9:00 – 9:30pm > Gillian Nicola

8:00 – 8:30pm > TV FREAKS

7:00 – 7:30pm > The White Crowleys

6:00 – 6:30pm > The Altobeelays

MACNAB PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH-Growing Settled-
An exploration of environment, community and home.

COMPILATION-Drew Taylor and Mary Cathryn McCarthy
(22Wilson St)
Art show, collage, paintings and mixed media.

MULBERRY CAFE-Scott Martin-Burnt Toast
Burnt Toast Creative is the design alias for Canadian artist, Scott Martin. Scott has been published in Juxtapoz Magazine and worked with companies like Fast Company, Red Bull and Dropbox. Scott’s exhuberent and technical style has earned him international recognition as an artist and freelance commercial illustrator. Scott Martin lives and works in Hamilton, and is proud to be a part of its burgeoning art community.

BALTIMORE HOUSE-RETRO RAVE AND CULTURE CLUB
Retro rave music playing and group art show by Julie Fazooli, Sanjay B Patel
Abstract Visions by Dan Rivero, Brian Nix and Petra Matar

THIS AIN’T HOLLYWOOD-Spooky Astronaut Club-Group Show
Present 1000 hand drawn architect pen and ink stickers. From $1-5 each, you can go home with an entire pocketful of art for less than a pint of draft. Come meet the founders of the club while they sit in on the show. Envelopes will be provided for all purchases. This 3 days only show is a unique opportunity to purchase original art work for less than a cup of terrible coffee. On september 14th the board members will be hanging a 2nd show “SECONDCRAWL” of prints, plaque mounts and paintings by the active roster.

THE FACTORY–IO Lab-Steve Hudak, Andrew O’Connor and Tanya Goncalves
IO Lab is an audio visualization pilot project encouraging media artists of all levels to test and share their experimental interactive works. Audio Visualization is simply the visual representation (output) of an audio signal (input), the only IO Lab limitation is that all works must be designed to respond in real time either physically or in code. This physical computing environment explores the blurry space where analog meets digital and in the interaction expresses something unexpected. Media artists are encouraged to participate with their code live, their works interacting with each other, the space, and the audience.

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-Jeff Coopman (228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)
Yup it’s our birthday and we’re ringing in 5 years at a great night featuring work by local skater & artist JEFF COOPMAN. More details to follow, just plan to come out for fun!
On Art Crawl Nights you can stop in via b contemporary gallery direct from James St North, or the usual entrance off the Robert Street alley located between Granny’s Place and the now ex-Classic Cafe Patio.

HAVN-Loud Places and Soft Hearts-Hannah Clark and Antonio Giacchetti (25 Barton St)
A multi-media exhibition showcasing the works of emerging artists from Hamilton, Ontario; Hannah Clark and Antonio Giacchetti.
An exploration of youth and self-awareness that breaks down our cultural perceptions of personhood and gender in order to present a new way of looking at identity and existence.

YOU ME GALLERY -Broke, Busted & Badly Bent-Doug Carter
Assemblages, sculptures.

HAMILTON STORE-Tom Bochsler (165 James st N)
Back by popular demand, Tom Bochsler, Photographer, will be in The Hamilton Store courtyard chatting about his 50 + year career as a commercial photographer. His book – The Art of Industry – will be available for sale and signing.
Joining Tom is artist Grace Falco Chambers who will have copies of her book – The Greatest Grandpa – which she co-produced with Jennica Lauren Falco – available.

THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-So Long and Thanks for all the debt-Claire Anderson (27 John n and King William)
Join us as we introduce Claire Anderson’s glass sculptures. A study in the chaos and serenity, Anderson’s work is a reflection on the duality of human nature.
A graduate of the Sheridan College of Art and Design, Anderson has recently returned to the area. She is currently an artist in residence at the Mississauga Living Arts Centre while she works on building her own studio in the Niagara area. We are excited to see what she will be producing in her new home.

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Black Mirror-Marigold Santos
BLACK MIRROR, combines new and recent work by Montreal based interdisciplinary artist, Marigold Santos. Using the black mirror as a metaphor, an 18th century tool used by landscape painters to abstract and simplify their subject matter through its reflection, Santos plays with the concept of fragmentation and reflection as it applies to self-hood. Through re-telling and re-configuring the folklore, landscapes and narratives of her past, Santos reflects on her identity, the concept of home and the hybridities between as one navigates the diaspora. When contemplating the past, we are no longer remembering, we are constructing something new, simultaneously affecting our view of the past and present. BLACK MIRROR employs this reflection and reconfiguration in the creation of personal mythos. Through both invented and re-imagined narratives, Santos invites the viewer into a space that is fantastical and foreboding, mystical and otherworldly.

HOMEGROWN-tba

B CONTEMPORARY-tba

CENTRE3–The Magic Show
Art, and more importantly the artist’s ability to conjure imagery and provoke imagination is not unlike that of a magician. Magic can mystify the audience and blur the line between possibility and implausibility. Artists were encouraged to consider art & magic as one and interpret the theme in a variety of ways.
Featuring Works By:
Breanne Bandur, Karen Bergsteinsson , Robert Creighton, Eric Euler, Carlos Gómez, Ingrid Mayrhofer, Matt McInnes, Helena Rakic, Jim Riley, Maureen Steuart, Judy TaylorFLAGSHIP

ART WORD ART BAR -Music and Art(15 Colbourne aka James and Colburne)
Jazz Music

This Aint Hollywood/Club Absinthe/Homegrown/Baltimore House-All these events have music after parties. Usually This Aint Hollywood, Homegrown and Club Absinthe have art as well.

FOCUS GALLERY-tba
66 James Street North (before Wilson)

NEEDLEWORK– 174 James N-Textile Workshop
Temporarily above burnt tongue!

JULIA VEENSTRA STUDIO -195 James North

HOMEGROWN-tba KIng William

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-and also Hamilton store

SALTLICK-282 James North

WORK-337 James North

HANDKNIT YARN STUDIO-Yarn Supplies 10 Cannon

BURNT TONGUE-10 Cannon St

O’S CLOTHES -150 James St N

CHAISES MUSICALS-Furniture, books, music, dvds (cannon and james)
152 James St North

WHITE ELEPHANT-Clothes and Jewlery 133 James N

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)

Art Crawl This Friday!!!

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!

HAVN-3rd Year Anniversary
Celebrating one of Hamilton’s most unique and exciting places being around for 3yrs!
Featuring artwork by collective artists Aaron Hutchinson, Amy McIntosh, Andrew O’Connor, Ariel Bader-Shamai, Connor Bennett, Emma Waterfield, Kearon Roy Taylor and Petra Matar.

YOU ME GALLERY -S H I F T
paintings by PETER KIRKLAND and MARLA PANKO
june 12 – july 6, 2015

MULBERRY CAFE-Quantifiable AmountsNatasha Gouveia
Multimedia abstract works curated by Megan Press

DR DISC-Raising the Roof (behind doctor disc)
The annual tradition of bands playing on the back of Dr.Disc. Enjoy some free music and a great time!

STAX GALLERY-tba (144 James N)

THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Beverley Hawksley the inside story … is not only mine(27 John n and King William)
Beverley Hawksley is a visual storyteller, but this time, she wants you to bring your own narrative to her images. How you relate to the work, and what you take away from it, is most important to the Huntsville artist. Join us for the opening reception on May 15th and become part of the conversation.

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC- THERE IS NO THERE | Derrick Piens, Jen Aitken, Beth Stuart, Jose Aubin-Ouellette, Jenine Marsh and Liza Eurich
There is no There refers to Gertrude Stein’s quote regarding Oakland, CA and its relation to San Francisco, CA: “there is no there, there.” This statement confronts twentieth-century concepts of suburban expansion along with the simultaneous loss of industry. The artists in this exhibition engage with this concept materially and metaphysically through an obscured representation of object based transference; work is created through the removal or covering up of a form; making the invisible, visible, and vice versa. There is no There removes the locative from the aforementioned quote by making cohesive connections between artist methodologies that stretch both regionally and nationally in scope.

HOMEGROWN-tba

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-Recent Drawings By Alex John K (228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)
So we’ve all heard of Hamilton, Ontario but did you know there’s also a Hamilton in New Zealand!? YES, IT IS TRUE. Alex John .K is a punk artist from Hamilton, NZ and is showing his work at Hammer City Records this month! Fans of Raymond Pettibon and classic comic artists Los Bros. Hernandez, Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes will dig his stuff.
Come out, eat some hummus, enjoy some sweet tunes spun by HCR resident DJs and feast your eyes on heaps of original drawings and prints that made a very long voyage here. Don’t miss out!

B CONTEMPORARY-tba

THE FACTORY-Kewekapawetan: Return After the Flood
Adocumentary about the effects of the Manitoba river damming and the local Cree community.
PWYC event

CENTRE3–Improbable Anatomy-Helena Rakic
Helena Rakic’s work reflects upon her perpetual affinity for precision. Helena tries to create images that are the honest reflection of her surroundings. Her work often contains the human figure, common objects or vegetation. It is always the subject that is placed in the foreground as she rarely ever integrates a background. It is this very emptiness that is void of distraction that allows for the figure to be the priority. The depleted background automatically creates a sense of isolation and forms an enigmatic presence. Helena see’s her lithographs as simplified metaphors that portray relatable human emotions, which are shown in a surrealist light.
Hunter Gather-Georgina Russell
Georgina Russell is a textile artist and screen-printer currently living in Hamilton, Ontario. She received her BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver, British Columbia. Hunter Gather is a recent foray into decorative textile work. Having worked with garments for several years under the name Hand & Shadow, the materials and process used are similar, however, these prints are not intended to be worn. Instead they are a diary of sorts, a collection and documentation of the natural world. Hunter Gather is an exploration of harvested botanicals, each item collected within the woods near the artist’s studio. A nod to Victorian botanical cyanotypes, decorative floral textiles, and scientific illustration, Hunter Gather is an observation of nature and a tiny selection of what it holds.

FLAGSHIP GALLERYAxis-James Tughan
This month’s exhibition traces a loose parallel storyline, involving both photography and poetry. The photography in this show, was taken on a visit two years ago, in Paris, France and Basel, Switzerland. The poetry is a response to those images written in hindsight.
Paintings (237 James N)

ART WORD ART BAR -Music and Art(15 Colbourne aka James and Colburne)
Jazz Music

DR DISC-20 WILSON ST 3-4PM

This Aint Hollywood/Club Absinthe/Homegrown/Baltimore House-All these events have music after parties. Usually This Aint Hollywood, Homegrown and Club Absinthe have art as well.

FOCUS GALLERY-tba
66 James Street North (before Wilson)

NEEDLEWORK- 174 James N-Textile Workshop
Temporarily above burnt tongue!

JULIA VEENSTRA STUDIO -195 James North

HOMEGROWN-tba KIng William

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-and also Hamilton store

MCCARTNEY & SON Resturant-282 James North

WORK-337 James North

HANDKNIT YARN STUDIO-Yarn Supplies 10 Cannon

BURNT TONGUE-10 Cannon St

O’S CLOTHES -150 James St N

CHAISES MUSICALS-Furniture, books, music, dvds (cannon and james)
152 James St North

WHITE ELEPHANT-Clothes and Jewlery 133 James N

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)

ArtCrawl Today!

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!
TH&B Closing Party! (270 Sherman North)
One last look at this amazing and i do mean amazing art show!
TH&B United is a large scale artist project that takes place within the historic industial mill at 270 Sherman Ave. N., Hamilton. Featuring more than a dozen artists and artist collectives, this unique exhibition on the second and third floors of the facility will focus on multidiscipllinary artworks ranging from sculpture to site-specific installations including audio and video.
Dr Disc Presents-Raising the Roof (behind doctor disc)
The annual tradition of bands playing on the back of Dr.Disc. Enjoy some free music and a great time!
Stax Gallery David Grieve-Paintings (144 James N)
THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Beverley Hawksley the inside story … is not only mine(27 John n and King William)
May 11 to July 5, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, May 15, 7pm
Beverley Hawksley is a visual storyteller, but this time, she wants you to bring your own narrative to her images. How you relate to the work, and what you take away from it, is most important to the Huntsville artist. Join us for the opening reception on May 15th and become part of the conversation.

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC- THERE IS NO THERE | Derrick Piens, Jen Aitken, Beth Stuart, Jose Aubin-Ouellette, Jenine Marsh and Liza Eurich
There is no There refers to Gertrude Stein’s quote regarding Oakland, CA and its relation to San Francisco, CA: “there is no there, there.” This statement confronts twentieth-century concepts of suburban expansion along with the simultaneous loss of industry. The artists in this exhibition engage with this concept materially and metaphysically through an obscured representation of object based transference; work is created through the removal or covering up of a form; making the invisible, visible, and vice versa. There is no There removes the locative from the aforementioned quote by making cohesive connections between artist methodologies that stretch both regionally and nationally in scope.
HOMEGROWN-tba
HAMMER CITY RECORDS-Recent Drawings By Alex John K (228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)
So we’ve all heard of Hamilton, Ontario but did you know there’s also a Hamilton in New Zealand!? YES, IT IS TRUE. Alex John .K is a punk artist from Hamilton, NZ and is showing his work at Hammer City Records this month! Fans of Raymond Pettibon and classic comic artists Los Bros. Hernandez, Charles Burns and Daniel Clowes will dig his stuff.
Come out, eat some hummus, enjoy some sweet tunes spun by HCR resident DJs and feast your eyes on heaps of original drawings and prints that made a very long voyage here. Don’t miss out!
B CONTEMPORARY-tba

THE FACTORY-Bilingual Ep Release Party Cybernetic Orchestra
The Cybernetic Orchestra is celebrating the release of their third album, the EP Bilingual, from 7:30-10:30 PM at the Factory Media Centre, during April Art Crawl. Live coding soloists throughout the evening, plus the orchestra itself after 9! (admission: free)

HAVN-Bee Box Project
Bee Box Project is…
About 20 artists and 1 beekeeper releasing artistic design and honey bees into the Hamilton environment. It is a project with a hive mentality of leaving behind a better or more beautiful landscape. Providing an unique home for Apis Melifera (Honey Bee). The bee in turn provides pollination and fertility in Hamilton.
Working together to provide a home for honey bees farmed by Humble Bee aka Luc Peters. The approach and style of art is completely unique for each artist in this collaboration. As different as the art and the artist may be, the base of which the media is applied, is the same. A wooden box. Known as a “deep super.”
Artists-Becky Katz,Connor Bennett,Dan Hill,Dan Rivero,Drew Taylor, Gord Pullar,Graeme Alama, Isabelle Dobronyi,Juliana LaChance, Julie Fazooli,Keisha Joseph, Keisha Neoma-Quinn,temper temper, Lori Le Mare, Matt Jelly, Matt Junkin,Petra Matar, Stylo Starr,Victoria Valstein

CENTRE3–BROKEN SIMULACRUM-Andre O’Connor and Amy McIntosh
roken Simulacrum explores the impression of control one has when interacting with technology, and how this can frame perceptions of time, freedom, and memory.
ANDREW O’CONNOR is a Hamilton, ON based painter, animator, designer and new media artist. O’Connor has a combined B.A. (Hons.) Degree in Fine Arts and Multimedia from McMaster University, and an Ontario College Post-Graduate Certificate (Hons.) in Computer Animation from Sheridan College. A co-founder and curator of Hamilton Audio Visual Node (HAVN), O’Connor is also a recent recipient of the OAC Media Arts-Emerging grant.

AMY MCINTOSH is a New Media artist and curator, originally from Embro, Ontario. McIntosh has an Honours Degree in Fine Arts and Multimedia, and an M.A. in New Media and Communications from McMaster University. She is a co-founder of HAVN, a collaborative studio and gallery.

YOU ME GALLERY -Mental Health Rights Coalition presents
TRULY, MADLY, DEEPLY an art exhibition celebrating
Mental Health Month

FLAGSHIP GALLERY-Restore -Jeanette Obbink
Paintings (237 James N)

ART WORD ART BAR -Music and Art(15 Colbourne aka James and Colburne)
Jazz Music

DR DISC-20 WILSON ST 3-4PM

This Aint Hollywood/Club Absinthe/Homegrown/Baltimore House-All these events have music after parties. Usually This Aint Hollywood, Homegrown and Club Absinthe have art as well.

FOCUS GALLERY-tba
66 James Street North (before Wilson)

NEEDLEWORK- 174 James N-Textile Workshop
Temporarily above burnt tongue!

JULIA VEENSTRA STUDIO -195 James North

HOMEGROWN-tba KIng William

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-and also Hamilton store

MCCARTNEY & SON Resturant-282 James North

WORK-337 James North

HANDKNIT YARN STUDIO-Yarn Supplies 10 Cannon

BURNT TONGUE-10 Cannon St

O’S CLOTHES -8 Cannon St

CHAISES MUSICALS-Furniture, books, music, dvds (cannon and james)
152 James St North

WHITE ELEPHANT-Clothes and Jewlery 133 James N

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)

Tivoli Condos Bad for James St?

condos via hamilton spectator vs 

Above is a  little bit of a design comparison with recent developments in Mississauga.

So the Hamilton Spectator has a good article on the proposed Tivoli Condos. The Article touches on a lot of important pieces, from design, functionality,etc. the biggest part of the project I am strongly objecting to is this..

“He added the developers haven’t presented a business plan for the restoration of the theatre as requested by staff. “

Seriously? You buy a piece of property from Sam the Record Man for $2? (It was part of the family’s last basically donation from their dad. ) I would have preferred that Sam’s kids kept the land, (they probably would have had built the theater back up and pulled a mini Ed Mervish). This whole property was meant to reconstruct the Tivoli! You know increase theatre arts????

Oh not to mention no retail?? No mention of bicycle infrastructure? Like the staff report from city hall, the developers did not consult anyone locally. A shame.

I also think the design is not very inspiring for a “arts district”, even  Mississauga has been trying to get some more interesting designs into the mix.  Personally I am a huge advocate for density and higher buildings in downtown, I think the people should have asked the building next to them for some air rights? You know like maybe 10 -13 stories but same amount of units?

My finaly problem is the fact these are condos, when even Toronto is converting condos into rental units. Most people in Hamilton would love to live on James St. the developer could make long term money and not just a one time thing! Not to mention the need for Handicap accessible living for people who need it the most? Or even subsidized rent for veterans?

As a side note I really think city hall has to start to develop a detailed long term plan of what they want or don’t want to see in Hamilton, everything small to big. Because as the cliche goes, the devil is in the details!