Friday March 9, from 7 to 10 pm, James North Art Crawl, artists present. In the Gallery for the month of March, “Hybrids & Counterparts“, an exhibition of ceramic sculptures by three McMaster art students: Jessica Bigda, Morgan Kamocki Allaby, and Paige Woodhouse. The sculptures have in common an exploration, through the physicality of clay, of hybrid anatomies that are part human, part animal. Read more…
Art exhibit for February 2012, artists present Friday February 10, James North Art Crawl from 7 to 10:30 pm. Gallery hours: when Artword Artbar is open.
Ellen Irving has incorporate childhood loves of maps, hardware , painting and wood to her most recent works. Taking the scale bar from maps used to measure distance, she is using sculpture, drawings and paintings to explore the distance she has travelled in her personal life…
Martin Peckham will be showing his illuminated glass sculptures in the installation room. Having spent years collecting beach glass from the shores of Lake Erie he has now found a brilliant way to display them.
ADDED 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 fun-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.
– 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.
December 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…
September 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
Friday 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 for the month of June: “Steel is the New Art”, images by metallurgist Shane Turcott, investigating steel failures with an electron microscope, 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…
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 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