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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.

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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.  Read more…

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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)
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…

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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…

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Gallery: “Arcangles” Holly Briesmaster & Janice Jackson, July 2-Aug 2

June 10th, 2010
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Holly_Briesmaster_Green_City_800.jpgJuly 2 to August 1, 2010: Janice_Jackson_Landsweep_2620a_650.jpg€œArcangles€ Holly Briesmaster and Janice Jackson, a two-person collaborative exhibition of fans and constructions that explores the arc form.
Friday July 9, artists present 7-10 pm for James North Art Crawl
Sunday July 18, 2-5 pm, reception and poetry reading, artists present. Readers include: Jim Slominski (from the Niagara area); Sonia Di Placido (Toronto area); Adam Getty (Hamilton); Linda Frank (Hamilton); Allan Briesmaster (Thornhill); Chris Pannell (Hamilton). Read more…

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Art Crawl June 11, performance Yitka & The Elements

May 11th, 2010
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LindaJoyceOtt_Chevrolet_600.jpgFriday June 11, James North Art Crawl: 7-10 pn in Artword Gallery: Main Gallery Linda Joyce Ott, Small Gallery, installation by Karijn deJong
Yitka_Karlik.jpg8-10 pm in the Bar: Sandi Stirling plays her “songs without words” and some classical pieces on our piano.
10 pm onwards performance by Yitka and The Elements, with Yitka Karlik (vocals and guitar), Raymondo Ray Poirier (bass), Sandi Stirling (keyboards).

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Gallery: Linda Joyce Ott, Karijn deJong, June 3 to 27

April 27th, 2010
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LindaJoyceOtt_Chevrolet_600.jpgD_P6260409_650.jpgIn Artword Gallery, June 3 to 27, two exhibitions:
Main Gallery: Linda Joyce Ott “Auto Parts: Photo Art Portfolio and Exhibition” Celebrating a pedestrian€™s vision of the abstract beauty of vintage cars.
Small Gallery: “Nautical Nursery Rhymes”, an installation by Karijn de Jong (photo right)
Opening reception with the artists Friday June 11 from 7 to 10 pm Read more…

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Gallery: John Williams, “Stuff They Don’t Tell You”

April 8th, 2010
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John_Williams_McUnion_600.jpgIn Artword Gallery from May 6 to 30: cartoonist and artist John Williams, with drawings from his on-going labour history series “From out of our Past: Stuff They Don’t Tell You“.
John_Williams_Porters_600.jpgHere is John’s description of his work: “I try to reach a general audience by illustrating an historic incident with a brush and ink drawing in the style of great comic strip pioneers like Alex Raymond and Leonard Starr. Then I scan it into a digital vector graphic with a brief text, an identifying “flag”, and a timeline that places the item in historical context. The panel is done in a high contrast black and white version and then digitally colourized for websites.”
Friday May 14, 7-10 pm: Artist present in the gallery during the James North Art Crawl.
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Gallery: Gilda Mekler, April 1-May 1

March 13th, 2010
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Gilda_Mekler_watercolour_800.jpgApril 1 – May 2: Gilda Mekler: “Meditations and Landscapes” an exhibition of paintings on paper in watercolour, ink, and gouache by the late Gilda Mekler, curated by James Deahl and Judith Sandiford
Sunday April 11 from 2-5 pm, opening reception with the curators, and a poetry reading by James Deahl. James will also be present during the Friday April 9 James North Art Crawl from 7 to 10 pm. 

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Art Crawl, EcoFest films 7 pm, Kauffey-McNeil-Rutter 10 pm

March 2nd, 2010
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Friday April 9, 7 pm to midnight: Artword Artbar is part of the James North Art Crawl, second Friday of every month. Good things all evening long.
In the Gallery: 7-10 pm, James Deahl with watercolours and drawings by the late Gilda Mekler
EcoFest_logo.jpgIn Artword Artbar: 7-10 pm, short films from ECO Film & Arts Festival in rotation.

Mo_Mark_Duane.jpg10:30 or so – 11:30/midnight: post-crawl performance: Mo Kauffey, Mark McNeil, Duane Rutter, a roots-country set by three dynamite singer-songwriter-guitarists. (What a night it was — a guitar summit!

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James N. Art Crawl, gallery 7 pm, performances 7 pm to midnight

February 17th, 2010
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James North Art Crawl, second Friday of every month. Good things all evening long.
Friday March 12:
In Artword Gallery: 7-10 pm, Tadek Sobierajski, Hamilton painter and marathon runner with exciting new paintings and drawings
In Artword Artbar: 7-10 pm, the VOC Silent Film Harmonic from KW area brings a treat — short silent films and live music accompaniment, all evening in rotation. The films: Voyage Dans La Lune (about 10min.); The Great Train Robbery (about 10min.); Cops (18min.); Un Chien Andalou (16min.); Odilon Redon (5min.). Performers are: Ted Harms – bass, Paul Haslem – guitar, Wade Whittaker – guitar. Catch one or two films, or stay for all.
10:30 or so: post-crawl performance — Jennifer Lockman on piano.

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Gallery: Tadek Sobierajski, Mar 4 to 28

February 8th, 2010
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Tadek_Sobierajski_cmp_004_650.jpgMarch 4 to 28: Tadek Sobierajski, “Memories, Lines and Paint”, new drawings and paintings in ink and acrylic on paper and canvas. Sat Mar 6, 2-5 pm: opening with the artist
Fri Mar 12, 7-10 pm: James North Art Crawl, artist present
Sat Mar 20, 3 pm: artist talk in the gallery: Tadek Sobierajski answers the riddle “How is an artist like a marathon runner?” Tadek is currently training for the ‘Run Around the Bay’ on March 28. He’ll tell you how running changed how his understanding of his work as an artist.

Tadek Sobierajski’s new drawings and paintings are explorations of repetitive mark-making with line and colour that reveal unexpected subconscious imagery. Tadek begins with many loose gestural lines overlapping and intersecting in layers. These coalesce into patterns of light and dark energy that sometimes suggest a form, bodies, a face. Read more…

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Artist’s Talks in Gallery, Sat Feb 20

January 12th, 2010
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Third Saturday of the month — Artist’s Talks in Artword Gallery, Feb 20 and Mar 20 at 3 pm. Free. Join us for a coffee with the artist of the month. You’ll learn some amazing secrets about the art.
Feb 20: printmaker Kristian Nesbitt reveals the mysteries of his monoprints. How does he do it? Why is it that he doesn’t know what will happen? How can it be an “edition” when no print is the same as another?
Mar 20: Tadek Sobierajski answers the riddle “How is an artist like a marathon runner?” Tadek is currently training for the ‘Run Around the Bay’ on March 28. He’ll tell you how running changed how his understanding of his work as an artist. Tadek’s new paintings are on exhibit through March.

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James N. Art Crawl, gallery 7 pm, performances 7 to midnight, Feb 12

January 10th, 2010
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The ever-wonderful street party on James North, second Friday of each month. Here’s the line-up for Friday February 12 at Artword Artbar, 15 Colbourne Street.
In Artword Gallery: 7 to 10 pm, Kristian Nesbitt, monoprints
In Artword Artbar:
mark_mcneil_800.jpg7 to 9 pm: drummers James Downe and Kyle Lilley play freeflow percussion using impromptu unconventional techniques.
9:15 or so to 10:45 or so: singer/songwriter/guitarist Mark McNeil (right) plays a country/roots/folk acoustic set
11:00: a late-nite set by drummers James Downe and Kyle Lilley

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Gallery: Kristian Nesbitt, Jan 21-Feb 28

January 2nd, 2010
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Nesbitt_invite.jpgIn Artword Gallery from Jan 21 to Feb 28, 2010, “Starting Over“, an exhibition by printmaker Kristian Nesbitt of a new series of layered monoprints.
Opening Reception with the artist, Saturday Jan 23 from 2 to 5 pm. Artist also present during James North Art Crawl February 12 from 7 to 10 pm. Read more…

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Art Crawl, Dec 11, art and post-crawl perf

November 12th, 2009
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Ellen_Irving_Explosion_in_threes_700.jpgSecond Friday of each month is James North Art Crawl! Be there!
7:00 to 10:00 pm: Artword Gallery, Ellen Irving, paintings
— Artword Artbar, bookseller Ray Gamble, and other book related stuff
10:00 pm onwards: Artword Artbar, post-crawl performance — spoken word with Slim Volumes and the Barwins, Klyde Broox and Jeff Seffinga.

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Gallery: Ellen Irving, “Travelling with Research Consultants”

November 11th, 2009
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Travelling_with_postcard.1.jpgIn the Gallery, paintings by Hamilton artist Ellen Irving, “Travelling with Research Consultants” at Artword Gallery, 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton.
A two-part exhibition from December 3, 2009 to January 17, 2010
ArtwordGallery_EllenIrving_8186.JPGHours: Thur-Sat 2 pm to 5 pm plus bar hours (the Gallery will be closed over Christmas, check back here for schedule updates)
Opening reception with the artist Saturday December 5 from 2 to 5 pm.
Artist will also be present on two James North Art Crawls from 7 to 10 pm — (for Part One) Friday December 11, 2009 and (for Part Two) Friday January 8, 2010. Read more…

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Gallery: Maureen Paxton, Nov 5 to 30

October 19th, 2009
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Paxton_HOME_MOVIES.jpgArtword Gallery, 15 Colbourne Street, from November 5 to 30: paintings with figures by Maureen Paxton, a Toronto artist recently relocated to Hamilton. Open reception with the artist Friday November 6 from 5 to 7 pm. Gallery hours Thurs to Sat 2 to 5 pm (also open during all Artword Artbar hours). Maureen will be present during Friday November 13th, James North Art Crawl, from 7 to 10 pm

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James North Arts Crawl, Artbar post-crawl performance

September 30th, 2009
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Friday 7 to 10 pm, the galleries on James Street North, including Artword Gallery, are open

Friday Oct 9, 2009 Crawl:

Artist Steven McCabe in Artword Gallery. Steve Murray plays the piano in the bar during Crawl.
10 pm Post-crawl performance features artist/poet Steve McCabe with poems and video, dancer Meiko Ando improvising with projections by Judith Sandiford, plus the Gunter Ott Blues Band into the night.
Meanwhile, down the street, Sonic Unyon has organized a music event on James North. The street will be closed from Wilson to Cannon, with lots of free music on the street from 7 to 11 pm.

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Gallery: painter/poet Steven McCabe, Oct 3-31

September 23rd, 2009
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day_20of_20the_20living_600.jpgFor its inaugural solo exhibition, Artword Gallery presents the work of Toronto visual artist and poet Steven McCabe — €œThe Sandinista Series€, a body of seventeen new paintings, acrylic on canvas, with ink and collage.
The exhibition runs from October 3 to 31, 2009, at Artword Gallery, 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton ON L8R 2G2.
Saturday October 3 from 2 to 5 pm:  opening reception with the artist.
Friday October 9 (James North Arts Crawl), 7 to 10 pm; artist present.
10 pm, McCabe performs a poetry reading, with video, as part of Artword Artbar€™s regular post-crawl performance events.
Gallery business hours: Thurs to Sat from 2 to 5 pm. The gallery is also open for viewing when Artword Artbar is open.

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Crawl night, we had a blast

September 12th, 2009
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Artword1edited__DavidStephanieRomanello_700.jpgSept. 11 Arts Crawl — what a great night. Started with pianist Stephen Murray playing our baby grand, filling the place with Chopin nocturnes, Joplin rags, while the Arts Crawlers popped in and out. Then we had the first of our post-crawl performance nights. Then we kept going into the night as people came and went… Met many wonderful new friends, old friends, new neighbours. In Artword Gallery, David and Stephanie Romanello view Sandiford painting  (photo by David Romanello).

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Artbar: Sept 11 (Arts Crawl) and Sept 12

September 7th, 2009
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What’s up this weekend: Friday Sept 11 and Sat Sept 12:
Sept 11: 7 to 10 pm open for the Arts Crawl
9 pm: performance on street in front of 15 Colbourne by Anne Milne, Tanis MacArthur, Ron Dejonkheere and others
10 pm: post-crawl music in the bar with Alan Flint and Popeyes of the Cuban Remix project
Sept 12: noon to 6: lunch, Gallery, espresso…, 6 to 8 pm: light meal
8 pm to midnight: live music

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“The Cubanos are Here!” James North Arts Crawl, Sept 11

August 31st, 2009
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jamesnorth_Sept11_cubanos.jpgThe Cuban/Hamilton REMIX INSTITUTE — Sept 11 performances and interdisciplinary work by: Anne Milne, Tanis MacArthur, Ron Dejonkheere, Olga Barrios, Popeye€™s Golden Theory, Ulysses Castellanos, Andrew McPhail, Sadko Hadzihasanovic, Fleur-Ange Lamothe
7 pm: @ Christ€™s Church Cathedral (252 James St. N.)
9 pm: more performance art@ Artword Artbar (15 Colbourne)
10 pm: Alan Flint and Popeye’s Golden Theory at Artword Artbar

Click here for a pdf poster of the Sept 11 events  jamesnorth_Sept11_cubanos  Read more…

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