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Christmas Treat: Puppet show – Pulcinella, il Cameriere, Sun Dec 4, Fri Dec 9, Sun Dec 11

November 6th, 2011
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Pulcinella2.jpgADDED SHOWS on Friday Dec 9 Art Crawl at 7:30 and 8:30 pm, tip jar! Sunday December 4 and Sunday December 11,  open at 2 pm, performances at 3 and 5 pm, $7. All ages. A Christmas treat for the whole family — toys and puppets!!
**Studio Babette brings you a Christmas treat: Pulcinella, il Cameriere (Pulcinella, the Waiter) is a StudioBabette_Pierrot.jpgfun-filled puppet play using hand puppets inspired by the Commedia dell’Arte style of puppetry. Join Pulcinella as he attempts to impress Pantalone, in order to get closer to Pantalone’s flirtatious daughter Angelina, while the Dog threatens to ruin everything. http://www.studiobabette.ca/
** Hamilton Toy Museum’s exhibit in the gallery will have hands-on activities (such as lego-building) before and after the puppet shows.
The exhibits:
StudioBabette_countrygirl.jpg– Marionettes and puppets from the collection of Marie Franek and Studio Babette (examples right)
– A display of published illustration pieces from comics, toys and children’s books from the Hamilton Toy Museum, coordinated by Chris and Shannon Weston. http://www.thtm.ca/
The exhibits run from December 1 to 17, Tuesday to Sat from 6 pm, and Sunday Dec 4 and 11 from 2 pm. The artists/coordinators will be present during the James North Art Crawl from 7 to 10 pm.

Artword Gallery, Event, Special event, Theatre

Exhibit: Hamilton Toy Museum, Dec 1 to 17

November 6th, 2011
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Hamilton_Toy_Museum_THTM.jpgDecember Exhibits and performances for the whole family.  A display of published illustration pieces from comics, toys and children’s books from the Hamilton Toy Museum, coordinated by Chris and Shannon Weston. http://www.thtm.ca/
The exhibits run from December 1 to 17, Tuesday to Sat from 6 pm, and Sunday Dec 4 and 11 from 2 pm. The artists/coordinators will be present during the James North Art Crawl Friday Dec 9 from 7 to 10 pm. and during the Studio Babette puppet performances on Sunday afternoons. Read more…

Artword Gallery, Event, James North events, Special event

Gallery September: Bruce Parsons, PLAN B [PARADISE HOMES]

July 22nd, 2011
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parsons189_mapPlanB_650.jpgparsons179_adc.jpgSeptember 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.
View Bruce’s work with longer explanations is on his new web site www.bruceparsons.ca
and at the Center for Contemporary Canadian Art www.ccca.ca

Artword Gallery, Event, James North events

ART CRAWL Fri Aug 12, music with Ruthie Pytka-Jones

July 10th, 2011
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RuthiePytkaJones_0324_c650_2.jpgRuthie Pytka-Jones The Quartet - 650.jpgFriday August 12, James North Art Crawl all evening long!!
Music in the bar from 8 pm with jazz vocalist Ruthie Pytka-Jones and her quartet: Ruthie Pytka-Jones – vocals; Rob Chapman – guitar; Jon Stemmler – bass; Jeff Plumley – trumpet/flugelhorn.  Tip Jar ($5 suggested).
In the Gallery: Art from Mozambique in the Gallery, curated by Filimone Mabjaia.

Artword Gallery, Event, James North events, Music-Jazz

“Steel is the New Art” Steel Images, Shane Turcott, Art Crawl June 10

May 6th, 2011
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ShaneTurcott_steel_image022011.jpgArtword Gallery for the month of June: “Steel is the New Art”, images by metallurgist Shane Turcott, investigating steel failures with an electron ShaneTurcott_steel_image_logo.jpgmicroscope,  from his series “Steel Image of the Month”. His title for the exhibition — “Steel is the New Art” —  is used with permission from The Print Studio, playing on their campaign “Art is the New Steel” .
Friday June 10 from 7 to 11 pm, during the James North Art Crawl,  Shane Turcott will be present. Read more…

Artword Gallery, Event, James North events

Art Crawl: Ellen Irving gallery, music Amy Wark & Domenic Dinino, Fri April 8

March 4th, 2011
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ExplodingFurniture_EllenIrving_2515_enc650.jpgFriday April 8. It’s Art Crawl evening on James Street North, from 7 pm to whenever.
Gallery: Ellen Irving,  “Exploding Furniture” — wry and witty new paintings, drawings and an installation (pic left “This is the amy_wark_domenic_dinino.jpgchair starting back on anti-depressants”).
Music: Jazz duo Amy Wark and Domenic Dinino play percussion and piano, from 8 pm. Tip-jar cover. Late set 10:30 or so by Mark McNeil, singer-songwriter with his guitar.

Artword Gallery, Event, James North events, Music

Art Crawl art exhibits: Janice Peshke & Judith Sandiford, Fri Mar 11

February 3rd, 2011
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Friday March 11, James North Art Crawl, art exhibits at Artword Gallery.  lith2_1_en.jpgJanice Peshke, handmade jewelry exhibition by the well-known Hamilton jewelry maker and instructor, in the installation gallery.
Judith Sandiford, a few selections from her large-scale paintings and drawings based on physics and cosmology, from her decade as a visual artist before she became a theatre designer, in the large gallery.  Exhibit up for the month of March.

Artword Gallery, Event, James North events

Art Crawl: vintage clothes, photos & music, Fri Feb 11

December 17th, 2010
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Friday February 11 from 7 pm to midnight,  James North Art Crawl at Artword Artbar. Andrea_Liss_dress2_650en.jpg
Andrea_Liss_dress1_650.jpgGallery: Andrea Liss *The Art of the Dress* is a vintage clothing installation of Canadian, American and European fashions, on exhibit (and for sale) at Artword Gallery, in February. Curated by vintage clothing collector Andrea Liss, the installation is inspired by the smoky romance of the femme fatale. Both high fashion and department store party dresses from the 1950s to 1980s will be styled exclusively to give you inspiration for Valentine’s Day. Hours with curator present: Fri Feb 11 (James North Art Crawl) from 7 to 10 pm, Sat Feb 12 from 2 to 6 pm.
Mark_Korczysnki_1_800.jpgMark Korczysnki
creates everyday objects and ornamental items out of forged metal. He is an artist blacksmith trained in the traditional method working out of his Sherman Street North studio, “metalmorphosis”. His exhibit features 10 art pieces — photographs with hand forged frames and hand cut mats.

Music in the bar: Wade Whittaker, solo classical guitar. And later, Tim Ninehouse, jazz piano.

Artword Gallery, Event, James North events, Music

2011 opening event: James North Art Crawl, Fri Jan 14

November 28th, 2010
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Hamilton_Market_30s_800.jpgArtword Artbar opens its 2011 season on Friday Jan 14, from 7 pm onwards, with the James North Art Crawl
Gallery: Part Two of the Ferreira exhibit:  Roger Ferreira, paintings of Hamilton, and Kareem Ferreira, paintings and sculpture of steel-drum players. Kareem Ferreira is a 4th year student at McMaster in the Fine Art Department. He was born and grew up in Canada but his explorations and subject matter have usually come from the Caribbean, while his father Roger, who grew up in Trinidad, has been exploring Hamilton.  Website icanandiwill.ca
Bar: lots of music, including a set by Peter Tigchelaar, previewing his concert Sat Jan 15, as well as a set by singer-songwriter Marie Avery.

Artword Gallery, Event, James North events, Music

James North Art Crawl, Fri Dec 10

October 25th, 2010
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RogerFerreira_SabawoonMarket.jpgFriday December 10, from 7 pm onwards, the James North Art Crawl
Gallery: Roger Ferreira, paintings of Hamilton, and Kareem Ferreira, paintings and sculpture of steel-drum players. Kareem Ferreira is a 4th year student at McMaster in the Ruthie_Pytka_Jones_c.jpgFine Art Department. He was born and grew up in Canada but his explorations and subject matter have usually come from the Caribbean, while his father Roger, who grew up in Trinidad, has been exploring Hamilton.  Website icanandiwill.ca
Bar: music by Ruthie Pytka-Jones, jazz vocalist, and some musical friends.

Artword Gallery, Event, James North events, Music-Jazz

Art Crawl, gallery Ellen Irving, music Trio Arjento, Fri Nov 12

September 26th, 2010
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Ellen_Irving_3074_Bare_Bear.jpgJames North Art Crawl, Friday Nov 12 from 7 pm to whenever.
In the Gallery, 7-10 pm: a new painting series by Ellen Irving about words with same sound and different meanings.
TrioArjento_JBusatophoto.jpgIn the Bar: 7:30 to 9:00 music TBA
9:30 and 10:30: two sets of jazz standards and originals by Trio Arjento: Marcy Hull vocals, Jennifer Lockman piano and Tom Shea guitar

Artword Gallery, Event, James North events, Music

Art Crawl Fri Oct 8: music by M. Mucci, Mark McNeil, Dan Medakovic

August 11th, 2010
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M_Mucci_v22.jpgJames North Art Crawl, Friday October 8, all evening
Gallery: paintings and drawings by Andrew Glinski.
Bar: 7:30 to 9:15, mark & funky shirts050_adj_600.jpgDan_Medakovic.jpgMichael Mucci, compositions on steel-string guitar, with percussion by Jonathan Cass.
Dan Medakovic_MarkMcN_MarkVolkov.jpg9:30 onwards: Mark McNeil and Dan Medakovic, two sets mid-crawl & post-crawl. Two singer-songwriter-guitarists trade songs. PLUS special guest Mark Volkov on violin, flute & saxophone.

Artword Gallery, Event, James North events, Music

Gallery: Andrew Glinski, paintings Oct 2-31

August 9th, 2010
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Glinski_3wrappedfirs.jpgSaturday October 2, exhibition opening from 4 to 7 pm, Andrew Glinski “Covered”, acrylic paintings and drawings (at Artword Gallery Oct 2-31). Andrew Glinski’s paintings and drawings explore the unsettling world of nature industrialized. Andrew uses AndrewGlinski_showcard_ver01.jpgthe forlorn bagged and shrouded little tokens of landscaping around industrial “parks” as a contemplation on our world today. Andrew Glinski is a Toronto based artist. Although best known for his large colourful abstract paintings he has for the past several years been working with landscape themes. http://www.glinski.com/  Read more…

Artword Gallery, Event

Art Crawl: Meiko Ando and Odradek improvising trio, Fri Sept 10

July 26th, 2010
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MeikoAndo_SpiritoftheLake_15x20cm_600.jpgFriday Sep 10, 9:30 to10:30 during Art Crawl Odradek trio of improvising multi-instrumentalists.
Post-crawl performance, 11:00 pm: Meiko Ando and Odradek trio, in an improvised collaboration, celebrating the launch of the print set “Odradek” (on exhibit in the gallery) along with CD by the Odradek trio.
Meiko Ando is a printmaker and also an independent solo dancer in Butoh style based in Toronto (and a longtime collaborator with Artword Theatre).
odradek.jpgOdradek is an improvising trio of multi-instrumentalists: James Bailey: (radios, theremin, amplified objects, turntable, magnetic tape, electronics); Michelangelo Iaffaldano: (clarinet, guitar, accordion, homemade instruments); Andy Yue: (analog synthesizer, piano, percussion, electronics, electro-acoustic keyboards)  http://www.myspace.com/odradektoronto
Odradek cultivates collaborations with a variety of artists in different media and traditions, from noise to Georgian folk music, from Butoh dance to jazz. They like to combine traditional instruments, electronics, found objects and invented and homemade sound sources.
For more on Meiko Ando, … Read more…

Artword Gallery, Dance, Event, James North events, Music

Gallery: Doug Carter plus “Cool Fool” Book Launch, Sat Aug 14

June 23rd, 2010
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morgand.gifFriday August 13 James North Art Crawl 7-10 pm: Doug Carter Drawings and Paintings (Artword Gallery August 5 to 29). Artist present.

CoolFool_cover.jpg Saturday August 14 at 7:30 pm, at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street, the launch of  Cool Fool: blues rockin’ in the Hammer by Doug Carter (published by Seraphim Editions) — Doug’s recollection’s of playing with the blues, rock and soul bands of Hamilton from the early 1960’s through the 70’s and beyond. Readings by Doug Carter, with Slim Volumes , and music by Ron Copple’s “Eddies Club Blues”. Doug will be signing copies of the book for sale. Read more…

Artword Gallery, Event, James North events, Literary, Spoken Word, Music

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