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In the Gallery on Art Crawl: Janice Peshke, Debbie Long, Fri Nov 14

October 9th, 2014
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Janice_Peshke_cJanicePeshke_IMG_0743_cFriday November 14, 2014, James North Art Crawl, from 7:30 to 10 pm.
In the installation gallery, on exhibit and for sale, hand made unique jewellery by Janice Peshke and Debbie Long.  Janice Peshke is a jewellery designer, who teaches classes in her Coachhouse, as well as at the Dundas Valley School of Art. Debbie Long is one of Janice’s students who does drop in classes each week and has done so for the past few years. She has developed her own unique designs.
The artists will be present between about 7:30 to 10 pm

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Art Crawl “To the Bone” Dave Gould exhibit & performance Fri Oct 10

August 13th, 2014
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Dave_Gould_antlerposter1_cDave_Gould_Poster_680Friday October 10, 2014, James North Art Crawl, music and art and craft beer on tap. In the Gallery: special guest tonight is musician/sculptor/zany guy Dave Gould, with an installation mainly of his instruments made of bones. And in the bar, Dave will demonstrate and perform on the instruments. The show is called “TO THE BONE” – from Dave Gould’s Audiotorium Collection.
Dave explains: “I am inspired to re-purpose objects in unique ways whether it is with my electro-acoustic sculptures/instruments or visual art. It is my hope that people will be inspired to perceive their environments in new ways and find art in everyday life. I am also intrigued by the blurring of lines between what is visual and what is musical which prompts the question, “Is that a musical instrument or a sculpture?”
The installation will remain on view for the month of October.

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Gallery: months of May and June, Ellen Irving new paintings “Field Studies”

April 27th, 2014
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Ellen_Irving_Field_Studies_0012In the Gallery for the months of May and June. New paintings in acrylic on canvas, “Field Studies”, by Ellen Irving. During the summer of 2013 and the winter of 2014, Ellen traveled through the farming communities of southern Ontario and the Gaspe Bay. Fascinated with the patch-work appearance of farm fields, Ellen took pictures and did small sketches. With these as a starting point, she was able to capture on canvas her excitement with the patterns in the various fields.

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Art Crawl, in Gallery, the Vormittag Invitational, Friday Oct 11

September 5th, 2013
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Friday October 11, 2013, James North Art Crawl.
In the gallery, through October, the 3rd Vormittag Biennial Invitational, organized by the artist Irena Vormittag, a founding member of Arcadia Gallery in Toronto and Hamilton Artists Inc. in Hamilton Ontario. These exhibits feature mid-career artists who had been working consistently in the Golden Horseshoe region, artists with a rich history of art making, organizing shows, operating galleries, and being active in the art community. From Sept 26, to Oct 26 this show moves from Arcadia Gallery in Toronto to Artword Gallery in Hamilton for its second stop. The 2013 participants are Andrew Glinski, Cynthia Hill, Bryce Kanbara, James Latrobe, Samuel Robinson, Irena Vormittag, Julita Wolanska and Robert Yates. Some of the artists will be present on Art Crawl, Friday October 11, from 7 to 10 pm

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Gallery: Alicia Giansante, Olivia Rozema and Jenn Shamo, Sept 12-22

August 6th, 2013
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Olivia_Rozema_img4Alicia_Giansante_img22Artword Gallery: Sept. 12-22, 2013. “Flux”, a group exhibition by Alicia Giansante, Olivia Rozema and Jenn Shamo, all currently completing a degree in Studio Art at McMaster University. The artists will be present during Friday Sept 13 Art Crawl and Saturday Sept 14 Supercrawl. (The Gallery is open when Artword Artbar is open.)
The exhibition includes work by each artist that emphasizes a continued flow, an essential continuance or cycle. Though they use various materials, each artist is concerned with determining the essence of their subject and making it resonate beyond its physical form.
Jenn_Shamo_img9Alicia Giansante, in a series of sculptural mixed media and found art, examines escapism and a suspended moment in time. She draws upon a never-ending stream of consciousness manifested in an iconic falling figure. Olivia Rozema is a sculpture artist who uses found items of both natural and manmade origins; manipulating their forms to reference the womb and the regenerative qualities of the natural world. She seeks to give the human body spiritual agency in the context of the Earth’s natural cycles. Jenn Shamo uses drawing mediums and collage combined three-dimensionally to explore diaristic concepts with improvisational and spontaneous processes. Her organic lines and forms defy special boundaries, recalling continuous and swelling growth.

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Gallery: The Blues in Black and White, photos by Robert Allison, May 2013

April 6th, 2013
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reed-l_en.jpgcotton-l.jpgIn the Gallery, month of May 2013, The Blues in Black and White, an exhibition of archival photographs by Robert Allison from the glory days of Albert’s Hall, the premier venue in the late 80s for blues musicians passing through Toronto.
Robert wrote in 1989: “I began photographing each act that came to the bar. On Monday I’d shoot, and by Friday I’d have prints to be signed. butterfield-l_en.jpgIt gave me a goal, it gave me a purpose for shooting, but most of all it gave me satisfaction – something that I was interested in and something that I could feel. The management gave me a private gallery, and the bar gave me a captive audience. Thematically I was capturing history in the making. That’s what this collection is. It’s a history of a bar that I’ve worked in for five years, and it’s a history of the musicians that have played there.” (photo top left James Cotton, left lower Paul Butterfield, right Jimmy Reed) Read more…

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