Art Crawl

December Events at Artword 2017 [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, phone 905-543-8523, c.905-912-9083 or email us at artword@artword.net .

December 2017

December 1: Mark McNeil: Tales from Hamilton
December 2: Bluegrass with New Cumberland
December 7 - 16: THEATRE: Charly Chiarelli’s new show Charly’s Piano

================================================================================

MUSIC

Mark McNeil with Tales from Hamilton
Friday December 1, 2017, 8 pm, tip jar. 
Celebrated singer-songwriter and longtime Spectator reporter Mark McNeil will give you the inside scoop about the city we love. After 35 years of chronicling Hamilton, Mark knows where the bodies are buried and how to write a great song about them. Come hear about Jacko the Killer Monkey, Evelyn Dick, Rocco Perri, Einstein’s Brain, and many other twisted tales from the “biggest small town on the planet.” Joining him will be harmonica virtuoso Les Smith and tuba wizard Jay Burr. Les, who is also an incredible songwriter and heads the Hamilton Regional Songwriters Group, will do an opening set.

Bluegrass with New Cumberland
Saturday December 2, 2017 at 8pm $15
The New Cumberland bluegrass band from London Ontario: Tom Burns vocals and guitar,  Blair Heddle vocals, mandolin and dobro, Paul Hurdle vocals and banjo, Tom Rutledgestring bass, and Darrin Schott fiddle. Featuring inventive solo work, driving rhythms and three part vocal harmonies, New Cumberland’s musical integrity and joy in playing together resonates in every performance.

THEATRE

Charly's Piano
December 7 to 16, 2017. Artword Theatre’s seasonal offering is Charly’s Piano, a new play by Charly Chiarelli, directed by Ronald Weihs, produced by Judith Sandiford. It runs Tues to Sat at 8 pm, Sun Dec 10 matinee at 3 pm (no show Monday). Tickets $20 (905-543-8512).

Charly’s Piano is the true story about how Charly went to work as a psychiatric assistant at the Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto. The year was 1972, Toronto was full of music and hippies, and the Clarke was exploring new techniques in mental health. Charly, harmonica and all, fit right in. Pretty soon, he’s organizing a fundraiser to buy a piano for the patients to play. At first, no one signs up, but when the “Cat Lady” says she’ll sing Me and Bobby McGee, the idea takes off. Patients, doctors, nurses perform in a sell-out concert. But the story isn’t over. Charly and a patient known as “The Duchess” travel by public transit to a mansion on the outskirts of Toronto and buy the piano. And at Christmas, the piano is in the lounge, where Charly leads patients and staff (and audience) in Christmas songs and carols.

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Friday, December 1, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, December 31, 2017 (All day)
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

Fall Craft Mart [Hamilton Artists Inc]

Craft Mart 

Bi-annual curated pop-up craft and design market

Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to announce the return of it’s annual Craft Mart*. Craft Mart* is an bi-annual curated pop-up craft and design market that hosts talented and avant-garde makers. Its aim is to bring together the talented work produced by crafters and designers from across the region and beyond. Since its inception in 2013, Craft Mart* has grown into a highly anticipated market showcasing some of the best makers from across disciplines. Craft Mart* features the very best in jewellery, paper/ prints, ceramics, toys, clothing, accessories, housewares and apothecaries from artisans from Hamilton and the surrounding regions. Located at Hamilton Artists Inc. at the corner of James and Cannon, Craft Mart* will be open to the public during an Art Crawl weekend.

Hours:
Friday, November 10, 2017 from 6:00 - 11:00pm 
Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 12:00 - 5:00pm

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:00 to 23:00
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 12:00 to Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 17:00
Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James Street North, Hamilton ON

Arts Dundas Weekend 2017

Thursday November 2nd – Sunday November 5th

Arts Dundas Weekend (ADW) celebrates all forms of arts culture in the local community. Join us for a fun packed weekend of free events!

Thursday November 2nd

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra
1-3pm
Ensemble performance at the Carnegie Gallery  

Dundas Little Theatre
8pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Friday November 3rd

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Patsy Peacock-Evans
Ralph Caterini
ADW 2016 award winner Laura Brandreth

Carnegie Gallery exhibiton opening 7-9:30pm

Dundas Valley School of Art
Faculty Exhibition 6-8pm

Hamilton Potters’ Guild Fall Sale
3-10pm
Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
10 Market Street South (corner of King and Market Streets)

Dundas Little Theatre
8pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Saturday November 4th

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Character Design Workshops
with Jonathan Royce

Children’s workshop 10:30-12:30pm
Teen workshop 1:30-3:30pm
FREE
Carnegie Gallery
Pre-registration required.
More information is available here.

Dundas Museum and Archives
Photography & Editing Artist Talk
2-3pm

Dundas Valley School of Art
Little Black Frame Mystery Art Night
7pm

Hamilton Potters’ Guild Fall Sale
10am-8pm
Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
10 Market Street South (corner of King and Market Streets)

Dundas Little Theatre
8pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Sunday November 5th

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker costume exhibit at the Carnegie Gallery

Art Walk Guided Tour*
12:45pm outside the Carnegie Gallery

Tower Poetry Society Readings
2-3:45pm
Carnegie Gallery lower level

Hamilton Potters’ Guild Fall Sale
11am-4pm
Dundas Lions Memorial Community Centre
10 Market Street South (corner of King and Market Streets)

Dundas Little Theatre
2pm
Lady Windermere’s Fan
Ticket information is available here.

Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts (HAPA)
Nutcracker open Rehearsal
11am-5pm

St. James Anglican Church
Photography Exhibition opening reception
1-3pm

*Art Walk 2017

The Tower Poetry Society in conjunction with The Dundas BIA Shops and Carnegie Gallery present Art Walk 2017.

Take a stroll down both sides of King Street between Cross and Sydenham for a unique opportunity to read poetry and see the works of art by Carnegie Artists that inspired the poets.

The works will be displayed in windows throughout various stores and businesses in the BIA. You may view the works of art and poetry beginning Thursday October 26th.

All events are free, except for performances by the Dundas Little Theatre.

Thursday, November 2, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, November 5, 2017 (All day)
Various locations, Dundas

WINTER Craft Mart* Smart Design & Craft [Hamilton Artists Inc]

Craft Mart 

Bi-annual curated pop-up craft and design market

WINTER Craft Mart* Smart Design & Craft

Art Crawl Friday November 10, 6-11pm
Saturday November 11, 12pm-6pm

Join us for Friday night during Art Crawl and all day Saturday for a pop-up market featuring the best of avant-garde craft and design.

Craft Mart* is an annual curated craft show hosted by Hamilton Artists Inc. Its aim is to bring together the talented work produced by crafters and designers from across the region and beyond. Since its inception in 2013, Craft Mart* has grown into a highly anticipated market showcasing some of the best makers from across disciplines. Craft Mart* features the very best in jewellery, paper/ prints, ceramics, toys, clothing, accessories, housewares and apothecaries from artisans from Hamilton and the surrounding regions.

You can check out our vendors and sneak peaks of all their amazing work HERE

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:00 to 23:00
Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 12:00 to 18:00
Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James Street North, Hamilton ON

November Events at Artword 2017 [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, call 905-543-8512 / 905-912-9083 or email us at artword@artword.net .

November 2017

Nov 2: RADIO Dial Trio (Stuart Laughton, Rebecca Campbell, Martin Worthy)
Nov 3: Cootes Paradise six-member roots band
Nov 4: Rae Billing and her band Crybaby
Nov 5: String Bone (Barry James Payne), new album Love & Highways
Nov 8: Water Bear (Tom Dusome and Alex T), and guests
Nov 9: Latin Music peña with Marcelo Puente
Nov 10: Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor, folk-blues
Nov 11: MOJO: Men of Jazz Octet
Nov. 17: Bossa Duo Angela Turone & Chris Platt
Nov. 21: The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar
Nov. 22: Timna & Dario Duo
Nov. 23: Pip with Brad Cheeseman & Jadon Haughton
Nov. 24: The Amy Project 
Nov. 25 Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble

================================================================================

MUSIC

RADIO DIAL
Thursday November 2, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
Stuart Laughton’s RADIO DIAL band performs for the first time as an acoustic trio. Stuart Laughton (vocals + many instruments), Rebecca Campbell (vocals) and Martin Worthy (guitar, drums, vocals) bring you an evening of beautiful vocal and instrumental harmonies.

Cootes Paradise
Friday November 3, 2017, 8 pm, $15. Reserve 905-543-8512
The powerhouse band of familiar faces returns to Artword Artbar: Cootes Paradise, a collective of six musicians who chose to play together, combining their many talents. Their music is roots-based: bluesy, funky, and filled with soul.

Rae Billing and her band Crybaby
Saturday November 4, 2017, 8 pm, $15.
Alt-country songstress Rae Billing and her full band Crybaby: Rae Billing on vocals and acoustic guitar, Andrew Aldridge on guitar, Steve Koch on guitar, Greg Brisco on keys, James Henry on bass and Lucky Pete Lambert on drums.

String Bone (Barry James Payne), new album Love & Highways
Sunday November 5, 2017, at 7:00 pm, $15.
Early show with Barry James Payne and his String Bone band. String Bone is Americana to the bone, Canadiana in the heart and soul. Southern Ontario songwriter Barry James Payne, the architect of String Bone, has a new collection of songs and stories, Love & Highways, his second full-length recording.

Water Bear (Tom Dusome and Alex T), and guests
Wednesday November 8, 2017, tip jar.
Our friend Tom Dusome is back with a new project — Water Bear is Tom Dusome and Alex T writing original songs that are honest, dealing with themes of autonomy, survival, and home. Some guests are on board for the evening: Babbage Industries and singer-songwriter Marie Avery. 

Latin Music peña with Marcelo Puente
Thursday November 9, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
Artword Artbar becomes a peña folklórica (a folk-music club) for an evening of Latin music, featuring Chilean musician and activist Marcelo Puente with guests. Join us for acoustic Latin music, Latin folk and South American New Song (Nueva Cancion). Other performers includes Nancy Reyes and Constanza Duran.

Jennis: Dennis Gaumond & Jen Gillmor, folk-blues
Friday November 10, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
Back at Artword Artbar! Jennis, the delightful folk-blues duo.  Jennis brings together Guelph-based Dennis Gaumond’s original blues and folk with the diverse musical experiences of Toronto multi-instrumentalist Jen Gillmor.

MOJO: Men of Jazz Octet
Saturday Nov 11, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. To reserve call 905-543-8512.
MOJO is the Men of Jazz Octet, a group of the area’s top jazz players.  The line up for the night: Don Templeton trombone, Jeff Plumbley trumpet, Lindsay Paul tenor sax, Darren Blundel alto sax, Dave Rubicini bari sax (group photo left), plus Marc Girard guitar, Joel Banks bass, and Ken Bower drums. 

Bossa Duo Angela Turone & Chris Platt
Friday November 17, 2017, $10.
The Bossa Duo, vocalist Angela Turone and jazz guitarist Chris Platt, perform original arrangements and interpretations of bossa nova and samba favourites, written by some of Brazil’s most venerated composers and lyricists. With Pat Collins on bass. http://chrisplattmusic.ca/          http://www.angelaturone.com/

The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar
Tuesday November 21, 2017, at 7:30 pm. $20 / $15 for students, seniors.
The Secrets of the Gypsy Guitar, a performance by leg Timofeyev and Vadim Kolpakov. Oleg Timofeyev is a pioneer in the revival of the Russian seven-string guitar. Vadim Kolpakov is the celebrated Russian-Roma (Gypsy) virtuoso, who grew up in Russian Roma musical tradition. The two musicians have been exploring an intricate mix of the written legacy of Russian guitar composers with the exciting living tradition of the Russian Roma (Gypsy).

Timna & Dario Duo (Brazil/Argentina)
Wednesday November 22, 2017, 8 pm, $tba. Timna & Dario Duo (Timna Comedi and Darío Acosta Teich).  A beautiful Brazilian voice and  Argentinian guitar come together in exquisite arrangements that combine tropical rhythms with jazzy harmonies and a touch of contemporary music. 

Singer-songwriter Pip, with Brad Cheeseman & Jadon Haughton
Thursday November 23, 2017 at 8 pm, $tba. Singer-songwriter Pip writes distinctive and melodic art-pop songs with jazz and world elements. He will be joined by Brad Cheeseman (bass) and Jadon Haughton (drums).  Together they will fashion interpretations of new songs from the 2017 album Twenty-Four Obscurity Mills and other songs composed by Pip.

The Amy Project, stories/songs of Amy Winehouse
Friday November 24, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. Call 905-543-8512 to reserve.
The Amy Project is a musical and storied journey outlining the short but tragic life of Amy Winehouse, the late British soul, blues and jazz singer. The show is performed live, raw and acoustically by five talented performers: Marni Shuster as the voice of Amy,  Anthony Caradonna guitar/vocals, Ian Taylor bass/vocals, Amy DiNino piano/synth/vocals and Dominic DiNino drums. 

Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble
Saturday November 25, 2017 at 8 pm, $tba.
The Waleed Kush African Jazz Ensemble returns! This ensemble combines the ancient rhythms of Africa with the jazz harmonies of modern times. Waleed Abdulhamid (Composer/Band Leader) explains:  “We play melody on top of traditional jazzy chord progressions with a twist of African ancient rhythms. There is a place for African instruments such as gombri, lakoumbe, marimba in the music.”

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, November 30, 2017 (All day)
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

October Events at Artword 2017 [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, call 905-543-8512 / 905-912-9083 or email us at artword@artword.net .

October 2017

October 11: Jazz duo Beats Workin': David Hurley + Charly Chiarelli, Wed Oct 11 (8:00 pm)
October 12: 60s Folk Revival Sing-along, Thurs Oct 12 (8:00 pm)
October 14: Latin American Peña w. Rosy Cervantes, Fri Oct 13 (8:00 pm)
October 15: Sad Boys Lit. Society, launch party for Mayami, Sun Oct 15, 6 pm (6:00 pm)
October 18: Jazz guitarist Chris Platt album release, Wed Oct 18 (8:00 pm)
October 19: Máire Ní Chathasaigh Irish harp +Chris Newman guitar, Thurs Oct 19 (8:00 pm)
October 20: BLUES: The Mike Almas Blues Band, Fri Oct 20 (8:00 pm)
October 21: The Sandplains Pickers (Ian Bell, the Schotts, Shane Cook, Matt Rait), Sat Oct 21 (8:00 pm)
October 24-29: 2017 Steel City Jazz Festival, Oct 24 to 29 (8:00 pm)

================================================================================

THEATRE

Thursday to Saturday October 7, 2017.
Charly Chiarelli‘s classic hit show Cu’Fu? (So Who Did It?), Stories of a Sicilian Family, returns to Hamilton, for a two-week run at Artword Artbar. An Artword Theatre production written and performed by Charly Chiarelli, directed and dramaturged by Ronald Weihs. Cu’Fu?, the show that made him famous, is Charly’s hilarious and touching tribute to his crazy Sicilian family in the North End of Hamilton. His father’s bewilderment at the automatic record changer, his mother’s uncanny ability to read faces, and the unexpected reaction of both when they discover Charly is smoking “Mario Lanza”, create a portrait that is both affectionate and achingly funny.

LITERARY

Sunday October 15, 2017, at 6 pm, $5/pwyc. The Sad Boys Lit. Society presents: a Launch Party for Mayami. Come join the SBLS as they celebrate the release of Ben Robinson‘s chapbook Mayami, (Bird, Buried Press) a collection of poems about the rising tides. All funds raised at the door will be donated to 541 Eatery and Exchange.

MUSIC

Wednesday October 11, 2017, 8 pm. $10.
Beats Workin’, a duo from Kingston, returns to Artword. David Hurley on seven-string guitar and vocals and Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals. They perform a variety of music from jazz, blues, rock and original. You can expect a little delicious storytelling as a side dish.

Thursday October 12, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. Call Artword Artbar 905-543-8512, or Book online
Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone (the Fall 2017 edition) returns to Artword Artbar. The 60s Folk Revival sing-along concert features Sue Peters (vocals),  Michelle Rumball (vocals), Dwight Peters (vocals, 6 & 12 string guitars) and Tony Laviola (double bass).

Friday October 13, 2017, at 8 pm. $10.
A Latin American Peña, an evening of music and poetry. Returning as the featured performer is Rosy Cervantes, lead singer of the band La Sana Rabia. Born in Cuernavaca, Rosy has an extensive career in Mexico where she founded La Sana Rabia in 2002, performing in blues festivals, tv shows and major venues all over the country.

Saturday October 14, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. To reserve tickets, call 905-543-8512.
The renowned Hill Brothers Bluegrass Band is coming back! The band: Randal Hillmandolin and vocals; Rocky Hill guitar and vocals; Tim McDonald banjo and vocals; Owen Mahoney bass and vocals.

Wednesday October 18, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
The Chris Platt Trio will be releasing their debut album, Sky GlowChris Platt guitar; Phill Albert bass; Mike Rajna drums. The album consists of entirely original compositions by Chris, drawing influence from Jazz, Blues, and Brazilian music.

Thursday October 19, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
Irish harper Máire Ní Chathasaigh and virtuoso acoustic guitarist Chris Newmanare visiting Artword Artbar after they make a headlining appearance at the Northern Lights Harp Festival in Cornwall, Ontario on their North American tour. 

Friday Oct 20, 2017, at 8 pm, $10. To reserve call 905-543-8512,
An evening of original blues with Mike Almas and his wonderful Mike Almas Blues Band. Mike is a well known and respected songwriter, guitarist, and performer in the Southern Ontario region.

Saturday, October 21, 2017, at 8 pm, $15. The Sandplains Pickers are a new stringband from Southwestern Ontario, with musical styles ranging from old-time country and folk to western swing, and some blazing fiddle tunes. 

The 5th Annual  Steel City Jazz Festivalruns from October 24 to 29, 2017, at Artword Artbar and other venues. https://steelcityjazzfest.com/

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Friday, October 6, 2017 (All day) to Tuesday, October 31, 2017 (All day)
Artword,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

September Events at Artword 2017 [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, phone 905-543-8523, c.905-912-9083 or email us at artword@artword.net .

September 2017

September 9: Supercrawl Sat. events: Jazz Jam / Adam Carter, The Human Race, Brandon General, This Mad Desire
September 12: Jazz reunion: Chris Banks, Adrean Farrugia, Chris Lamont, Chris Gale
September 13: Richard Garvey and Friends
September 14: Beats Workin' with Charly Chiarelli & guests
September 15: McCurlie, Doidge and Wiles, songs & stories
September 16: Greg Oh, John Millard and Patricia O’Callaghan
September 17: The Full Pamela (Pamela Gardner) + Michel deQuevedo
September 20 - 21: Big Dance, Little Stage, w. Learie Mc Nicolls
September 22: JAZZ: Brad Cheeseman CD Release
September 23, 2017: Duane Rutter hosts Songwriters-in-the-Round
September 28, 29, 30, 2017: Charly Chiarelli's hit show Cu'Fu? returns

================================================================================

THEATRE

Wednesday and Thursday, September 20 and 21, 2017, at 8 pm $10.
Big Dance Little Stage, our ongoing contemporary dance showcase series hosted by choreographer Learie Mc Nicolls, returns. The BDLS showcase provides an opportunity for dancers to showcase new work, explore improvisations, and build new collaborations. Line-up for Sept TBA. Live visuals by Judith Sandiford.

Thursday September 28 to Saturday October 7, 2017.
Charly Chiarelli‘s classic hit show Cu’Fu? (So Who Did It?), Stories of a Sicilian Family, returns to Hamilton, for a two-week run at Artword Artbar. An Artword Theatre production written and performed by Charly Chiarelli, directed and dramaturged by Ronald Weihs. Cu’Fu?, the show that made him famous, is Charly’s hilarious and touching tribute to his crazy Sicilian family in the North End of Hamilton. His father’s bewilderment at the automatic record changer, his mother’s uncanny ability to read faces, and the unexpected reaction of both when they discover Charly is smoking “Mario Lanza”, create a portrait that is both affectionate and achingly funny.

MUSIC

Thursday September 14, 2017, 8 pm. $10.
Beats Workin’ features Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals. His duo partner from Kingston, David Hurley, can’t make it, so Charly has recruited his Hamilton pals Venesio DeSalvo on guitar and Ron Weihs on fiddle.  They will perform a variety of music from jazz, blues, rock and original. You can expect a little delicious storytelling as a side dish.

Saturday September 9, 2017, events for Supercrawl weekend:
* 4 to 6:30 pm: Music Jam (jazz, blues R&B and other genres) organized by Stephanie Sloss, with a house band: Devon Savas on bass, Travis Meyers on drums, Kyle Simmons on guitar.
* 7 to 10 pm, pwyc /suggested $5-$10: Melodic Pixel Media hosts a Supercrawl Saturday Songwriter Showcase: with The Human Race, Brandon General, This Mad Desire.

Tuesday September 12, 2017 at 8 pm, $15 reg/ $10 students.
Special show! The Great Reunion Concert: Chris Banks bass, Adrean Farrugia piano, Chris Gale saxophone, Chris Lamont drums.

Wednesday Sept 13, 2017, $10.
Our wandering minstrel Richard Garvey is back in town, with some friends (tba). http://www.richardgarvey.ca/

Thursday September 14, 2017, 8 pm. $10.
Beats Workin’ features Charly Chiarelli on harmonica and vocals. His duo partner from Kingston, David Hurley, can’t make it, so Charly has recruited his Hamilton pals Venesio DeSalvo on guitar and Ron Weihs on fiddle.  They will perform a variety of music from jazz, blues, rock and original. You can expect a little delicious storytelling as a side dish.

Friday September 15, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
McCurlie, Doidge and Wiles are an Ancaster-based trio who perform original folk rock music and great story songs, many based on Ancaster’s history. These seasoned musicians are award winning songwriters/artists who sing fabulous three part harmonies. 

Saturday, September 16, 2017, at 8 pm, $tba.
Greg Oh, John Millard and Patricia O’Callaghan met during their 6 year artistic residency at  Soulpepper Theatre. This repertoire is a fascinating evening of stories and songs ranging from Millard’s gothic Canadian solo repertoire to O’Callaghan’s elegant and playful cabaret selections, to Greg Oh’s remarkable solo work, including remarkable stories about the world of modern orchestral piano playing.

Sunday Sept 17, 2017, 7 pm, $10/pwyc.
Special concert. Melodic Pixel Media presents The Full Pamela (Pamela Gardner) and Michel deQuevedo. Pamela Gardner performs her songs backed by an all-star band of Hamilton musicians: Chris Bruder (The Altobeelays) keys; Jon The Bassist (Bring Me The Author/the human race) bass/vocals; Cameron Draper saxophone; Adam F Carter (the human race) drums/vocals; Hanna Bech glockenspiel/vocals.

Friday September 22, 2017 at 8 pm, $10.
Hamilton bassist/composer Brad Cheeseman presents music from his new album The Tide Turns. With: Robert Chapman (guitar), Kelly Jefferson (tenor sax), Sam Kogen (piano/keys), Marito Marques (drums), and special guest Adrean Farrugia (piano). 

Saturday September 23, 2017 at 8 pm, $tba.
Duane Rutter is back hosting another wonderful Songwriters-in-the-Round evening. The participants this time are: Rae Billing, Michael J. Birthelmer, Jay Linden, Gillian Nicola and Duane Rutter.

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Saturday, September 9, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, September 30, 2017 (All day)
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

Fractalize 1: I’ve Loved You From Afar [Factory Media Centre]

Fractalize 1: I’ve Loved You From Afar

September 8, 2017 – October 23, 2017
Opening Night: Friday, September 8th (artists in attendance 7-9pm)

Factory Media Centre is pleased to present its fall programming. FRACTALIZE 1: I’ve Loved You From Afar is an interdisciplinary multimedia exhibition created by Lesley Loksi Chan, Tony Vieira, and Arthur Yeung in their artist residency at Factory Media Centre throughout the summer.

FRACTALIZE is a fractal/forensic media arts project by Lesley Loksi Chan, Tony Vieira and Arthur Yeung. I’ve Loved You From Afar is the first installment of the FRACTALIZE series and is a collaborative exploration of the ecstasies of distance and the glitches of desire. This multimedia exhibit is an installation that includes some parts of the story, though not all, including a VR experience and web app.

Super Crawl Hours:
Friday September 8 from 6pm – 11pm
Saturday September 9 from 12pm – 11pm
Sunday September 10 from 12pm – 6pm

Auxiliary Programming:
*programs are free, all are welcome.

Youth Crawl – Guided exhibition tours for students in local high schools, in partnership with the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts.
Friday, September 8, 2017 from 11am – 2pm

Drop-in Demonstrations – Join the artists throughout the Super Crawl to learn more about the exhibition.
Exact times TBA

 

Friday, September 8, 2017 (All day) to Monday, October 23, 2017 (All day)
Factory Media Centre, 228 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

Future Shock: A Requiem of the Past [Centre 3]

Future Shock: A Requiem of the Past (Main Gallery), July 14 - August 24, 2017

Curated by: Kiera Boult

 

Future Shock: A Requiem of the Past is a group show consisting of Centre[3]’s artist members whose work explores notions of loss and erasure in the process of progress. This exhibition challenges the viewer to consider what is left behind when we move forward? The rise of urbanization erases communities and histories, American author and Futurist Alvin Toffler describes this process as, “[a] continual evolutionary process of evacuations, demolitions, removals, temporarily vacant lots, new installations and repeat. This process is identical in principle to the annual rotation of crops[...].”

Future Shock: A Requiem of the Past aims to excavate the past and honour what has been rendered obsolete. Centre[3] is proud to exhibit our members in the Main Gallery showcasing the exceptional caliber of work our members create.

Opening Reception: July 14, 2017: 7pm-10pm (Art Crawl)

 

Friday, July 14, 2017 (All day) to Thursday, August 24, 2017 (All day)
Centre 3, 173 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K9,

July Events at Artword 2017 [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, phone 905-543-8523, c.905-912-9083 or email us at artword@artword.net .

July 2017

July 5: Jeffery Straker + Andreas + Shelley Gordon, Jordan Fox
July 6: 60s Folk Revival Sing-along
July 7: Latin American Peña, w. Rosy Cervantes, music & poetry
July 8: Jazz w. the Scott Taplay Group
July 10: Back to the 1780s! The WÖR band from Belgium
July 12: Songs from musicals, w. vocalists Alyssa Giammaria and Leah Korkowski
July 14: Jazz w. The Carolyn Credico Quartet
July 15: Blue Moon Marquee, gypsy blues jazz
July 20 - 30: Hamilton Fringe BYOV feat. Langston Hughes vs Joe McCarthy (Artword Theatre) and The Lost Years (Renurg Productions)

================================================================================

THEATRE

Hamilton Fringe BYOV at Artword: Langston Hughes vs Joe McCarthy (Artword Theatre) and The Lost Years (Renurg Productions)
Thursday, June 20 to Saturday, June 29, 2017, at various times, $10.July 20 to 29, 2017.
Artword Theatre participates in the 2017 Hamilton Fringe Theatre Festival with a timely and sensitive piece of documentary theatre, Langston Hughes vs. Joe McCarthy, written and directed by Ronald Weihs and produced by Judith Sandiford. Dancer-choreographer-actor Learie Mc Nicolls plays the role of Langston Hughes and character actor Howard Jerome performs as The Interrogator. In addition, the 2017 Hamilton Fringe Theatre Festival at Artword Artbar Bring-Your-Own-Venue features The Lost Years: a Renurg Production by Peter Gruner, directed by Al French, performed by Deb Dagenais and Peter Gruner.

 

MUSIC

Jeffery Straker + Andreas + Shelley Gordon, Jordan Fox
Wednesday July 5, 2017, at 8 pm, $8 adv/$10 at the door.
Singer-songwriter Jeffery Straker returns to Artword Artbar with his show Inside the Songs. His guests for the evening include AndreasBrian Andreas & Jennifer Lockman and the duo Shelley Gordon & Jordan Fox.

Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone
Thursday July 6, 2017, at 8 pm, $15.
Where Have All The Folk Songs Gone returns to Artword Artbar. The 60s Folk Revival sing-along concert features Sue Peters (vocals),  Michelle Rumball (vocals), Dwight Peters (vocals, 6 & 12 string guitars) and Tony Laviola (double bass). Imagine an evening that transforms the Artword Artbar into one of the 1960s coffeehouses of Yorkville or Greenwich Village. Song-sheets are provided. 

Latin American Peña, w. Rosy Cervantes, music & poetry
Friday July 7, 2017, at 8 pm. $10.
A Latin American Peña, an evening of music and poetry. Featured performer is Rosy Cervantes, lead singer of the band La Sana Rabia. Born in Cuernavaca, Rosy has an extensive career in Mexico where she founded La Sana Rabia in 2002, performing in blues festivals, tv shows and major venues all over the country. Her CD Lo blanco y lo negro (The dark and the light) shows her talents as a blues singer and songwriter. 

Jazz w. the Scott Taplay Group
Saturday July 8, 2017, at 8 pm, $10.
Jazz with the Scott Taplay Group: guitarist Scott Taplay, Jonas Pearson Paavola electric bass and Victor Agrippa alto sax. This jazz trio performs a modern take on jazz standards and a few originals

Back to the 1780s! The WÖR band from Belgium
Monday July 10, 2017, at 7:30 pm, $15. SPECIAL SHOW!
Matapa World Festival Series presents the WÖR band from Belgium, on a festival tour in Ontario.  The musicians: Fabio Di Meo, baritone & soprano saxophone; Bert Ruymbeek accordion; Jeroen Goegebuer violin; Pieterjan Van Kerckhoven bagpipes, musette, soprano saxophone; Jonas Scheys guitar. Back to the 1780’s! If it sounded good back then, why not today?

Songs from musicals, w. vocalists Alyssa Giammaria and Leah Korkowski
Wednesday July 12, 2017, at 8 pm, $10 /$5.
Two vocalists, Alyssa Giammaria and Leah Korkowski, recent graduates from Mohawk Music, will be sharing with you their love of songs from musicals. Their band includes: Ian Brown on piano, Jesse Martel on guitar, Aoife-Louise Doyle on backup vocals, Adam Inrig on drums, and Devon Savas on bass

Jazz w. The Carolyn Credico Quartet
Friday July 14, 2017 at 8 pm, $15/$10.
Jazz with The Carolyn Credico Quartet: Carolyn Credico vocals, Bob Shields guitar, Clark Johnston bass, Adam Fielding drums. The Quartet will perform a variety of beautiful jazz standards, latin and pop tunes.

Blue Moon Marquee, gypsy blues jazz
Saturday July 15, 2017, at 8 pm, $15/$10.
Gypsy-blues jazz duo Blue Moon Marquee (A.W. Cardinal guitar, vocals and Jasmine Colette upright bass, percussion, vocals) are swinging by Artword Artbar! This authentic duo writes and performs original compositions influenced by early blues, folk roots, swing, and ragtime. This year they are playing at seven Jazz festivals across Canada (Vancouver, Victoria, Saskatoon, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Kaslo). They have also been nominated for Indigenous Group of the year for the 2017 Western Canadian Music awards.

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Saturday, July 1, 2017 (All day) to Monday, July 31, 2017 (All day)
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

Pages