Friday 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 chair 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.
Friday April 8. It’s Art Crawl evening on James Street North, from 7 pm to whenever.
Friday March 11, James North Art Crawl, art exhibits at Artword Gallery. Janice 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.
Friday February 11 from 7 pm to midnight, James North Art Crawl at Artword Artbar.
Gallery: 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 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 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.
Friday 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 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: music by Ruthie Pytka-Jones, jazz vocalist, and some musical friends.
James 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.
In 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
James North Art Crawl, Friday October 8, all evening
Gallery: paintings and drawings by Andrew Glinski.
Bar: 7:30 to 9:15, Michael Mucci, compositions on steel-string guitar, with percussion by Jonathan Cass.
9:30 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.
Saturday 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 the 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…
Friday 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 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…
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…
July 2 to August 1, 2010: €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…
Friday June 11, James North Art Crawl: 7-10 pn in Artword Gallery: Main Gallery Linda Joyce Ott, Small Gallery, installation by Karijn deJong
8-10 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). http://www.myspace.com/yitkakarlik
In 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…
In 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“.
Here 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.
April 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.
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
In Artword Artbar: 7-10 pm, short films from ECO Film & Arts Festival in rotation. http://www.ecofilmartsfestival.com/index.php
10:30 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!
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.
March 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…
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.
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:
7 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