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Artcrawl Dec12/14!

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!
SPICE FACTORY-Give Art-Fashion Gala
L I V E M U S I C, D J S E T, SCREENING OF Fashion Gala Show (2nd floor.) 12am viewing
Artist and Designers on (Main level)
No cover (PWYC)

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Swarm-Annual Members Show

A salon style show of members works.

THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Happy Holidays-Group Show
We are moving to the second floor of 27 John Street North to better showcase the work of our artists and host cultural events. Join us on Friday, November 28 as we launch our new space and celebrate the hard work of our artists. We will be showcasing the work of:
Shannon Amidon, Stephen Brookbank, Elesavet Lawson, Beverley Hawksley, Robert Dey, Sandra Henry, Clarence Porter, Ryan Price, Stephanie Vegh, Alicia Giansante, Fiona Kinsella, K2 Upcycling, Todd Lawson, Tina Newlove, Linda Henningson, Ianitza Vasseliva, Gord Bond, Erin Vincent, Nathan Flis, Ross Bonfanti Laurie Kilgour Walsh and Dan Banko.

(27 John St N)

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-WaxWorks Group Show (228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)

Great Art here!

B CONTEMPORARY-Nightmares-Matt Jelly
NIGHTMARES is an exhibition of screen printed artwork by Matt Jelly, on display at b contemporary gallery at 226 James Street North, running from December 2nd-23rd, 2014, Opening reception on Friday December 12th, 2014 during Art Crawl.

THE FACTORY– Members Screening

Factory Media Screening Series Presents NINE-The 9th Annual Members Screening
NINE is an opportunity for Factory Members to exhibit their work,to have it judged, and to get to know the diverse Factory community. This event is happening during the monthly James North Art Crawl — all are welcome!
Programmer: Alexis Hancey

HAVN-Celebrate-Group Show (26 Barton close to james north and barton)

HAVN invites you to CELEBRATE this December with a group show featuring visual and sound pieces inspired by cross-cultural December and Winter festivities.
The evening features music acts by
Jeremy Skald – https://soundcloud.com/jsklad
The Visit – http://thevisit1.bandcamp.com/
Earth, Wind, and Choir – https://www.facebook.com/earthwindandchoir/

CENTRE3–Art is The NuSteel

An exhibition of hand printed youth artwork.

STUDIO 12-TBA

http://www.studio12art.com

126 James Street North, 2nd floor

YOU ME GALLERY -Mina Ao-Right to Exsist(320 James N)

Mixed media group show and perfect to bring the kids to! Also they are open despite the constuction! Some great work by Mina Ao

FLAGSHIP GALLERY-Mercedes Schuster and Tara Joy

Christmas show (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
Check out the spot and drop off your can goods during artcrawl for foodbanks!

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)

Artcrawl Friday!

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!
HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Craftmart
Pop up craft bazaar full of great things for xmas gifts!

THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Black Book White Lies-Stephanie Vegh
The Nathaniel Hughson Gallery is proud to present Stephanie Vegh’s newest series of drawings: Black Book, White Lies. Vegh’s drawings re-examine the life and lore of Hamilton’s infamous Evelyn Dick.
(27 John St N)

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-This is Our Brain On Vinyl -Gorilla Graphics
This installation illustrates the countless possibilities for producing vinyl graphics for application on everything from walls to windows to drum heads. Radical vinyl decals for cars/skateboards/your UFO/etc
ALSO-Punk Rock,Mental Illness and Recovery Talk-Crusty Craig
$7-12 sliding scale-upstairs, Craig tells his inspiring journey through and dealing with mental illness.
(228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)
B CONTEMPORARY-Terrain Vague-Michael Allgoewer
Abstract paintings

THE FACTORY -Function Keys2
Function Keys 2 takes place from November 14th to 16th 2014 at the Spice Factory, 121 Hughson St. North, and includes a series of lecture style presentations, demos, workshops and maker showcase. Now in it’s second year, “Function Keys” goal is to provide a space for artists, hackers, computer programmers, and interested community individuals to come together in discussion and share in learning about emerging trends in new technology.
(more details on their website/facebook)

HAVN-ALL WAS BRIGHT-Ben Robertson (26 Barton close to james north and barton)
“a sound and video installation artist from Ontario, Canada. his sound arrangements are progressive, emotive and strongly driven by concept – they span the spectrum of noise, heavy distortion and melodic dronescapes, through to cathedral music.”

CENTRE3–Function Keys2
Centre 3 will also be participating in Function keys2 please goto the website for more info.

STUDIO 12-TBA

http://www.studio12art.com

126 James Street North, 2nd floor

YOU ME GALLERY -Right to Exsist(320 James N)
Mixed media group show and perfect to bring the kids to! Also they are open despite the constuction!

FLAGSHIP GALLERY-Army of the Empty Handed-Peter Reitsma
Mixed media of painting, sculpture and photography (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-Kelly Grace
66 James Street North (before Wilson)

NEEDLEWORK- 174 James N-Textile Workshop
Check out the spot and drop off your can goods during artcrawl for foodbanks!

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)

ArtCrawl Friday

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!

THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Spirtis of the North-Elesavet Lawson
Elesavet Lawson’s newest collection of oil paintings called Spirits Of The North is of a spirit dream; a way to connect to oneself, inspired by northern Canadian animals, folklore and dreams.
(27 John St N)

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-Exchanging Pleasantries-Keeping it Short & Sweet-Chelsea Watt & Youth & Rust
New illustration, photos and ephemera
(228 StN At Rear off Robert Alley)
B CONTEMPORARY-Francis Ward-New Paintings
Abstract paintings

THE FACTORY– Code,Light & The Computational Sublime
Artists: Kyle Duffield & Daniele Hopkins

HAVN-Welcome to Yesterday-Group Show (26 Barton close to james north and barton)

Featured photographers include:- Emma Waterfield, Vannessa Barnier, Leah Stijn Klein
Sam Carter-Shamai, Ariel Bader-Shamai, Connor Bennet, Peter Michael Wilson, Petra Matar

CENTRE3–Connector-Sabina Rak

In her work, she mixes print and drawing and is interested in the networks of life and of creation, the way everything is physically composed as well as mentally interconnected.

STUDIO 12-TBA

http://www.studio12art.com

126 James Street North, 2nd floor

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Drawing Blackwater-Matthew Walker

Drawing Blackwater, an immersive exhibition by Matthew Walker, that uses sound, natural materials and imagery, as well as repurposed man made objects to mediate a reflection on time, space and our place in the world. Walker employs divergent temporalities within the exhibition to construct a critical narrative

Also Square Plumb and Level-Diane Daniels

Square, Plumb and Level is an installation of architecturally informed components concerned with the process of constructing and inhabiting our built environment.

YOU ME GALLERY -The Occasionally Annual Whirlygig Show  (320 James N)
Mixed media group show and perfect to bring the kids to! Also they are open despite the constuction!

FLAGSHIP GALLERY-Elizabeth Henstock
Mixed media of painting, sculpture and photography (237 James N)

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

DR DISC-RAISE THE ROOF CONCERT (FREE)
Laura Cole, Lez Czars, Dizzy Spells, The Foreign Films
(Special store hours: 10:00 am until 11:00 pm)
Note: Concert is weather permitting and there is NO rain date.
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
Check out the spot and drop off your can goods during artcrawl for foodbanks!

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)

Artcrawl Aug8/14

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!
THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-SELCOUTH Shannon Amidon
(27 John St N)
Shannon Amidon weaves eerie and familiar stories with her photographic and encaustic works. Amidon’s nostalgic and tactile works contrast sharply with today’s high tech world.

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-SILENT RETREAT -fundraiser for SACHA

Horror movie screening/free food fundraiser for Sacha

Also KAYTE HACHEY’s MISCELLANY : Egotism in Pencil and Acrylic. This launch promises to be a night of fun that will also mark our shop’s 4th birthday-versary! Oh yes, there will be cupcakes.
228 James St N at Rear off Robert Street Alley

B CONTEMPORARY-NEW WORK-Peter Johnston
Sculpture with a abstract quality, consisting mainly of epoxy and pigment.

THE FACTORY -THE PSYCHEDELICS OF EVERYDAY LIFE-Sean Procyk
The psychedelics of everyday life is an installation that articulates this sonic landscape using techniques common to live musical performance. Employing stage lighting to create a multisensory environment, a dialogue is established between the aural and visual phenomena

HAVN-ME N’ U -HAMONTREAL (26 Barton close to james north and barton)

Photography show featuring fehn foss/mourad kouri/ryu matias
ariana molly/hollie pocsai/evan smith/peter michael wilson

CENTRE3–EBB & FLOW -Karen Bergsteinsson,Claudia Perrone & Laine Groeneweg
Prints based on nature

STUDIO 12-TBA
http://www.studio12art.com
126 James Street North, 2nd floor

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-STRUCTURE REMAINS/PEACE EQUALS MORTALITY-Berenicci Hershorn/Gordon Anderson/Christopher Chris Gallo and Mary Kroetsch

Photos and Multimedia.

YOU ME GALLERY Black and White in Colour-James Chambers and Colleen O’Reilly(320 James N)
Photos in Colour

FLAGSHIP GALLERY-James Tughan
Chalk Drawings (237 James N)

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

DR DISC-RAISE THE ROOF CONCERT (FREE)
Hamilton Magazine and I Heart Hamilton present the ”Raise the Roof” Concert Series, 2014 Edition
Various bands playing a free show at the back roof of dr disc
(Special store hours: 10:00 am until 11:00 pm)
Note: Concert is weather permitting and there is NO rain date.
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-Kelly Grace
66 James Street North (before Wilson)

NEEDLEWORK- 174 James N-Textile Workshop
Check out the spot and drop off your can goods during artcrawl for foodbanks!

JULIA VEENSTRA STUDIO -195 James North

HOMEGROWN-tba

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-and also Hamilton store

MCCARTNEY & SON Resturant-282 James North

WORK-337 James North

HANDKNIT YARN STUDIO O”S CLOTHES -Men’s Clothes

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)

Art Crawl May9/2014

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!

MULBERRY DEFACTO-GORD PULLAR-Be yourself
The amazing illustrators by Gord Pullar, hamilton legend. Mulberry Coffee House.

DR DISC-GODS OF THE HAMMER- THE TEENAGE HEAD STORY-GEOFF PEVERE
Dr. Disc is very proud to announce that Geoff Pevere, one of Canada’s leading pop culture commentators and movie critics, will be here in person on Friday, May 9 between 3:00 and 4:00 PM to sign his new book, Gods of the Hammer (Coach House Books), which is about Hamilton’s punk rock legends Teenage Head!
(goto this ain’t hollywood for the after artcrawl event)
20 WILSON ST 3-4PM

THE LOCAL SKATESHOP-JEFF COOPMAN
Illustrations and paintings by up and coming artist.
101 JOHN ST SOUTH

THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Under the Northern Lights Sandra Henry (27 John St N)
Under the Northern Lights is a series of ethereal, colourful paintings. This series was inspired by the many Canadian species and ecosystems at risk, due to the fragmentation and loss of critical habitat. Henry fell in love with the beauty of the north, the rugged wild land and its inhabitants.

HAMMER CITY RECORDS-MODEST DESTRUCTION
Street artist MODEST brings his skateboard inspired graffiti on canvas and other mediums into the shop for Art Crawl night and the month to follow.
As with any Art Crawl Night, records and refreshments will be served!

228 James St N at Rear off Robert Street Alley
905-546-PUNX (7869)
B CONTEMPORARY-Paul Ropel-Morski-The Square Circle (226 James N)
Acrylic Paintings.

THE FACTORY -FMC
The Factory Media Centre is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. Friday, May 9th from 8-11pm, during the James Street North Art Crawl, the FMC will be hosting a party — media installations, food, drinks and a performance by Canadian indie-rock band Young Rival.
tickets $10

HAVN-ME N’ U -Nic de Cosson(26 Barton)
Artist statement “I create projection-based sculptural works that are designed to support time-based digital constructions. My work focuses on animating skin-like or membrane-like projection surfaces through a technique known as “projection mapping”

CENTRE3–C.Wells
With this solo exhibition, C.Wells commemorates the centennial anniversary of the inception and invention of the line marker (1911-2011), and its inventor Edward Hines. The artist explores both the history of the line marker – in its origins of Trenton, Michigan – and its role as global communication device in contemporary society.

STUDIO 12-TBA
http://www.studio12art.com
126 James Street North, 2nd floor

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-ROCK PAPER SICCORS-Linda Joyce Ott and Carol Priamo
Artists play a version of “Rock – Paper – Scissors” every time they create. Hands, choice and chance are common both to this popular game and to making a work of art. In art-making, hands wield a vast assortment of tools to transform ideas and materials into something unique. And throughout the creative process, endless selections, purposeful placements and random chance mysteriously combine into the final creation.
Through painting, photography and collage, the artists in this exhibition tease the essence of rock, paper and scissors to create fresh, spirited works.

YOU ME GALLERY -TRULY MADLY DEEPLY (320 James N)
organized in cooperation with the Mental Health Rights Coalition
May 9 – 31 Opening Reception: Friday, May 9, 7-10 pm welcoming remarks at 8 pm. works also on exhibition at This Ain’t Hollywood

FLAGSHIP GALLERY-HEART + TEARS Rober Vander Plaats (opens may16)
This interesting and kaleidoscopic art show opens next Friday. It shows how one individual managed to continuously paint a gripping journey reaching for sanity and a holy place against extreme odds.

ART WORD ART BAR -James st musical (15 Colbourne aka James and Colburne)
James st musical

BALTIMORE HOUSE-Live music
THE BB GUNS/ THE STRANGER/ REDANDA & COMET CONTROL
43 King William

FOCUS GALLERY-Robert Ross
66 James Street North (before Wilson)

NEEDLEWORK– 174 James N-Textile Workshop
Check out the spot and drop off your can goods during artcrawl for foodbanks!

JULIA VEENSTRA STUDIO -195 James North

HOMEGROWN-tba

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-and also Hamilton store

MCCARTNEY & SON Resturant-282 James North

WORK-337 James North

HANDKNIT YARN STUDIO

BURNT TONGUE-10 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)

O’s CLOTHES-men’s clothes right beside burnt tongue james and cannon

ArtCrawl! Mar14th!

ARTCRAWL!!!!!!!!!!
BALTIMORE HOUSE-Age of Champions Movie-Please join us March 14 at 4:00 for the latest McMaster University Critical Health Research Network (CHRN) event: a public screening of the 2011 documentary Age of Champions, which follows five competitors who sprint, leap, and swim for gold at the American National Senior Olympics. The film will be introduced by Professor Joe Baker, School of Kinesiology and Health, York University.
4pm Screening, 43 King William
As with all of our speaker series events, the screening is free and open to the public.
HAMMER CITY RECORDS-Celebrate Women’s Herstory-Mary Tremonte & Jesse Purcell
Celebrate Women’s Herstory: A collaborative printstallation created by Justseeds Artists Cooperative members Mary Tremonte and Jesse Purcell, including selected posters from the Justseeds’ Celebrate People’s History poster series. Posters and prints will be available for sale.
228 James N Basement
THE NATHANIEL HUGHSON GALLERY-Hamilton -Stephen Brookbank and Clarence Porter(27 John St N)
THE FACTORY -Also Ful-Film-Ent
In celebration of international women’s day featuring films by some of canada’s most talented women filmmakers!

MULBERRY DEFACTO-Simulacra:images in, of and about the anthropocene-Em Johnson
My artistic practice is concerned with exploring the ways in which human beings perceive, depict, transform, and destroy the world around us. I am fascinated by the dynamic relationship between that which is natural and that which is synthetic. I work in a variety of mediums to pose questions and expose the intricate complexities of our lives on this celestial orb. I am continuously seeking new ways to express sentiments of contradiction, how it is that I can marvel at the magnificent creations in this world (both the natural and synthetic) as well as feel hopelessly devastated by how the world has come to be what it is at the very same time.

HAVN-Fire Fighters -Dan Hill & Devan Marinaccio (26 Barton)
Illustrations by two very talented artists.
CENTRE3–CT-Perscpectives from Above -Jeanette Johns
Jeanette Johns is from Winnipeg, Manitoba, and her fascination with landscape is based in her prairie roots. She combines both empirical and theoretical knowledge to explore the intersection with attributes of mathematics, patterning and geometry.
NEW HARBOURS-Gates and Moon Sun Moon(252 James N)
Done Metal, Folk, doom, pop music. Just go it’s gonna be good.
STUDIO 12-TBA
http://www.studio12art.com
126 James Street North, 2nd floor

HAMILTON ARTISTS INC-Past Interupted -Jason Brown, Gloria Pizio, Mina Ao
Jason Brown, Gloria Pizio and Mina Ao return to locations in Canada, Italy and China to photograph subject matter that questions culturally idealized representations of places they recall, or to which they have a close connection. With the passage of time, the artists have come to understand the complex and evolving reality associated with these environments in a way that begins to critically reconcile how their personal affiliations effected how they had previously regarded these locations. Through these photographic explorations, they have begun to appreciate how from a young age, these culturally imprinted associations have intertwined with the pervading cultural imaginary associated with these romanticized locales, in a way that differs from physical reality.

FLAGSHIP GALLERY-HighSchool Artshow
An exhibit of the next generation of future artists

ART WORD ART BAR -Music and Art(15 Colbourne aka James and Colburne)
Jazz w. Fred Butler and Abigail Neale Big Band, with Fred Butler on tenor sax and Abigail Neale on alto sax, plus trombones and trumpets, piano, bass, guitar, drums.
Sat March 15, 8 pm, $15 door, $10 adv. Heavy Pedal #2, hosted by Marie Avery, highlighting songwriters on piano, playing short solo sets: Annie Shaw, Sarah Whynott, Deanna Wells, Molly Babin, Aaron Zukewich and Marie Avery. Gord Simmons is MC.

YOU ME GALLERY -8 Entitled Works of Art (320 James N)
Jim Chambers, Bryce Kanbara, Brian Kelly, Robert Clark Yates.

B CONTEMPORARY-The Continuous Line Project-Stephanie Seagram (226 James N)
New Works.

FOCUS GALLERY-Robert Ross
66 James Street North (before Wilson)

NEEDLEWORK- 174 James N-Textile Workshop
Check out the spot and drop off your can goods during artcrawl for foodbanks!

URBAN ARTS INIATIVE-TBA (126 James North)

JULIA VEENSTRA STUDIO -195 James North

HOMEGROWN-tba

HISTORY AND HERITAGE-and also Hamilton store

MCCARTNEY & SON Resturant-282 James North
WORK-337 James North
HANDKNIT YARN STUDIO O”S CLOTHES -Men’s Clothes
BURNT TONGUE-10 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)