By: Tanya Goncalves
It's October everyone, you know what that means? The air is filled with the potent smell of over priced pumpkin spice lattes, and women everywhere are embracing the oversized infinity knit scarf. It also means I get to run around Hamilton with my wool knit sweaters and leather boots. You will find me running into local shops to drink hot soups and sip on tea, while I decide what pumpkin carving design I like the most for Halloween. It also means that the LivingArts Hamilton Symposium is just around the corner. Tis the season of LivingArts. Gather round children, and let's talk about the LivingArts Hamilton Symposium!
From October 23 until the 25th the Hamilton Arts Council will be hosting the first ever LivingArts Hamilton Symposium, at the Art Gallery of Hamilton (AGH). There are going to be panel discussions, workshops, and key note talks all based around the theme of artistic professional development. A full event schedule can be found here: http://hamiltonartscouncil.ca/page/livingarts-hamilton-symposium
That's not all we're doing though, we're also hosting a LIVINGPARTY. What's a LivingParty you may ask. Well it's a party we're hosting at the Spice Factory (Hamilton), and we have 2 great artists performing (Hoalin Munk, and SlowPitchSound), AND we're going to have food and drinks. The cost is $10 for the party (the proceeds go directly to pay for the costs of the symposium), but the entire symposium itself at the AGH will be free for all to attend. AND that's not all, everyone who attends the symposium will be free to attend all other gallery showings and exhibitions at the AGH from October 23 - 25th. Register for the symposium here: http://www.eventbrite.ca/e/livingarts-hamilton-symposium-2015-tickets-17...
So children, my gift to you is the gift that keeps on giving, an artistic symposium to network and meet people, plus a killer party on Saturday night. See you there! And happy spooktober!