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AGH Gallery Opening Party June 25/15 & Open Streets on James St N June 28/15

Do You Like Art? If so you might want to goto the AGH’s June25/15 opening party!!!

Check out their blurb below, also image via agh.

Massive installations of ‘are you experienced?’ by six internationally renowned artists: Nadia Belerique, Jessica Eaton, Olafur Eliasson, Dorian FitzGerald, Hadley+Maxwell and Do Ho Suh.

Artists in attendance! We’re also launching the exhibition catalogue – 192-page fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Jennifer Fisher and Jim Drobnick, Sally McKay, Alana Traficante, Gabby Moser and artist interviews. Published by Black Dog Publishing, London UK.

Entertainment provided by DJ Osito (Dan Rivero), spinning funk and soul and Allegories, a Hamilton based group playing ambiguous pop.

 

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Also on June 28/15 most of James St North will be shut down to cars for the annual Streets Open!!!!

Dofasco Gives!

(image from the hamilton spectator)

Sorry I still can’t bare to say Arcelor Mittal Dofasco, I think Dofasco is so much easier. Anyways if you were like me wondering why Dofasco was at Artcrawl well, here is why…. they were being good corporate citizens if you will and giving back $1.6 million to the local charities/ngo’s. I do agree with them that companies need to have a greater responsibility toward their communities. (Also many thanks for supporting  about four organizations right on James St! )

Hey City Hall get on a good thing! Get some arty farty bike racks on this street made with Dofasco Steel! Not just boring ones like in Toronto!

I would also like to challenge companies like this to start getting local, support things like community gardens, individual artist grants,etc. Also speaking of local some people in our community are doing the right thing the recent “Don’t Let the Head Fall Off the Hammer!” is a perfect example, basically kickstarter done local. They raised only around $800 but the idea is to help someone continue in a small way some great work.

I think extends to my loose belief that local smaller/medium businesses/ DIY attitude is going to be more and more important in the coming years.

Grant recipients

Theatre Aquarius

McMaster Engineering

Hamilton Health Sciences Foundation

Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre Foundation

St. Joseph’s Health Care

Good Shepherd

Bay Area Science and Engineering Fair

Neighbour to Neighbour Centre

St. Matthew’s House Hamilton

United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton

Pathways to Education

Robert Land Community Association

Welcome Inn Community Centre

Burlington Arts Centre Foundation

Barton Secondary Breakfast Program

Food for Life

Habitat for Humanity

Halton Food for Thought

Ronald McDonald House

Kiwanis Boys and Girls Club

Bruce Trail Conservancy

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Dundas Valley School of Art

Hamilton Philharmonic

Opera Hamilton

Cathy Weaver School

Greater Hamilton Foodshare

Mission Services of Hamilton

Dundas Youth Chaplaincy

Goodwill – The Amity Group

Wesley Urban Ministries

ChamberWorks

Dundas Arts Community Foundation

Hamilton Artists’ Inc.

Hamilton Children’s Choir

Hamilton Music Collective

Print Studio

Bay Area Restoration Council

Conservation Halton

Green Venture

Royal Botanical Gardens

Trout Unlimited

S.T.A.R. of Hamilton Community Skills

Big Brothers Big Sisters

CityKidz Ministry

Homestead Christian Care

Quick City News

Ok so to sum up, its the long weekend and I will update some more probably tomorrow and a reminder Art crawl is next week! August 14!

More Flood Drama….. http://www.thespec.com/article/607923 Dorothy Vranesevic after getting a busy signal for hours. “I thought I had the wrong number or they don’t want to answer.” Seriously WTF??

Oh a little good news about the flood http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/610811

(Seriously didn’t the environmental assessment say anything about this?) Flood vicitms (of the Redhill Expressway) can call To reach the city’s 24-hour claims hotline call 905-667-3157

Kudos to Stonemason Paul Windsor also Michelle and Greg Czekaj of GAC Masonry who have offered to help out for Mike Colic’s totaled home!

Crazyness at the Embassy ….http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/610813

And on a nicer note, McMaster University is getting its handicapped students ready for the new year by one of the most pressing issues facing people in this situation in helping them find out where to catch the bus for Hess Village”

Also for all you movie buffs, the AGH is going to be having a film festival in September, you may want to get some tickets!