Children's Choral Music Workshop [Hamilton Children's Choir]

Children's Choral Music Workshop

Friday, March 31, 2017, 6:30-9:30 pm
West Highland Baptist Church - 1605 Garth St, Hamilton

The Hamilton Children's choir is excited to hosting the annual Junior Treble Festival this month! Our weekend kicks off on the Friday night with a Choral Music Workshop hosted by Francisco Núñez, the Artistic Director of Young People’s Chorus of New York City. This is an excellent opportunity for music educators to learn from one of the best!

Oh, and did we mention it's FREE?

For details visit:  http://hamiltonchildrenschoir.com

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 18:30 to 21:30
West Highland Baptist Church - 1605 Garth St, Hamilton

AGH ilovefilm Series: April [Art Gallery of Hamilton]

2016-17 ilovefilm SERIES

Film lovers in the Greater Hamilton Area can experience some of the best in world cinema during the Art Gallery of Hamilton's ilovefilmseries 2017 season.  The ilovefilmseries brings outstanding films from around the world to Hamilton with three screenings each month throughout the year.




Wednesday, April 5, 7 pm
AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

Christian Schwochow | Germany | 2016 | Drama | 123min |
NYR | German w/English subtitles

Painting is an unacceptable vocation for a woman in provincial
Germany in the year 1900, but budding artist Paula Becker is
determined to make her own rules. The exuberant 24-year-old
woman rejects the conventional and explores her unique style.
She flourishes in the countryside art community of Worpswede,
where she develops friendships with artist Clara Westhoff and 
poet Rainer Maria Rilke. By marrying painter Otto Modersohn, 
she hopes to find a creative soulmate.

AGH Members $8 
Non-Members $10







My Winnipeg

Wednesday, April 19, 7 pm
AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

Country: Canada | 2008 | Director: Guy Maddin | 80 Minutes | 
Drama | English | 14A

April 19 is National Canadian Film Day and to celebrate we are 
excited to present a free screening of Guy Maddin’s ‘My Winnipeg’ 
at the AGH Annex.  A true Canadian treasure and one of the most 
imaginative voices in cinema Guy Maddin weaves fact, fantasy and 
memory seamlessly together in this portrait of Winnipeg, Manitoba.

FREE Admission





Saint Monica

Friday, April 21, 7 pm
AGH Annex, 118 James Street North

Terrance Odette | Canada | 2002 | Drama | 82min | PG

Saint Monica centres on a young girl named Monica, whose 
fervent desire is to return to the Toronto church with which she 
grew up. Determined to play an angel in its annual Christmas 
procession, Monica steals a pair of wings and prepares to join 
the rest of the cast. Complications arise when an eccentric old 
woman (Clare Coulter) steals them back.

Q&A with Director Terrance Odette to follow screening.

AGH Members $8 
Non-Members $10



The ilovefilmseries pass includes 10 tickets, is transferrable and valid for one year from the date of purchase. Passes can be purchased by AGH Members and Students Access participants for $72 and general admission for $90. Tickets are $8 for AGH Members and Student Access participants and $10 for general admission. Tickets and passes may be purchased online at www.artgalleryofhamilton.com, in person at the Art Gallery of Hamilton and at the AGH Design Annex, and at the screening venue 30-minutes prior to the start time.

INFO: Visit www.artgalleryofhamilton.com/wo_agh_film_series.php
TIX: 905-527-6610, ext. 232 or email film@artgalleryofhamilton.com

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 19:00
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 19:00
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 19:00
AGH Annex, 118 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

47th Annual Art Auction [Dundas Valley School of Art]

Dundas Valley School of Art 47th Annual Art Auction

Paintings, drawings, photography, ceramics and more – the studios at Dundas Valley School of Art are brimming with stellar artworks as the school gears up for its 47th Annual Art Auction, April 6–8. The school’s main fundraiser of the year, this edition features must-see pieces from art world masters such as Picasso and Renoir, works from iconic Canadian artists such as Robert Bateman and Frank Panabaker, and a vast selection of artwork by the region’s finest new and established artists.

Now in its 47th year, the exciting three-day event features over 1,400 works of art in all styles and all price ranges. Proceeds from the event directly benefit the local artistic community and fund DVSA’s mission to provide high-quality and accessible visual arts education programs for the region. The auction weekend kicks off with three days of free previews, from Thursday, April 6th to Saturday, April 8th, offering art lovers the opportunity to place silent bids on hundreds of works of art on display throughout the school. Every studio is filled with artwork that includes paintings, drawings, pastels, prints, photography, sculpture, pottery, jewellery and more.

The marquee event is the Live Auction to be held on the night of Saturday, April 8th in the school’s Studio Loft. Commencing at 8 p.m., the Live Auction features 50 distinct selected works such as the Picasso and Renoir along with pieces from leading regional artists such as Catherine Gibbon, Eric Ranveau, Lila Lewis Irving, E. Robert Ross, Julia Veenstra and Peter Fischer. Other highlights of the weekend include the Dream Auction, featuring great value gift packages from local businesses. The Discovery Room showcases a wide selection of highly affordable pottery and matted works, books, art supplies and equipment – all on sale only during the preview days.

Free Preview Dates: 
Thursday, April 6 and Friday, April 7 (9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.)
Saturday, April 8 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Live Auction & Silent Auction Closing Night:
Saturday, April 8, 2017. Doors open 7:00 p.m., Live Auction 8:00 p.m.
Admission $35.00 in advance, $40.00 door
Tickets at dvsa.ca/events or at DVSA
Full information at www.dvsa.ca or 905-628-6357

Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 09:00 to 21:00
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 09:00 to 21:00
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 09:00 to 16:00
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
Dundas Valley School of Art - 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas

The Monster Project [Theatre Aquarius]






Home to emerging artists and playwrights, Theatre Aquarius is proud to present the TA2 Studio Series – a unique opportunity to experience the future of Canadian Theatre today! The TA2 series presents three exciting new works per season in the 125 seat Norman and Louise Haac Studio Theatre, each for a limited number of performances! Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to experience exciting new work, native to this region. Add the TA2 Studio Series to your subscription for just $30 when ordering any of our subscription packages! An unbeatable value!

The Monster Project

By Haruna Kondo, Claire Calnan, and Adam Lazarus

Thursday March 30 at 8:00 PM
Friday March 31 at 8:00 PM
Saturday April 1 at 2:00 PM
Saturday April 1 at 8:00 PM

Cleaning, combing, ironing, polishing, straightening, tidying…to keep the monsters at bay. Two women (who often feel bigger, louder, uglier, messier, sweatier than they ought to) work to communicate ideas of fear and monsters across cultures. But there is no English translation for Japaense Yokai. Join us for a work-in-progress presentation from two artists struggling with similar questions in different parts of the world.

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 20:00
Friday, March 31, 2017 - 20:00
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 14:00
Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 20:00
Studio Theatre, 190 King William St, Hamilton, ON

Equinox: SUMMA 2017 [McMaster Museum of Art]

Equinox: SUMMA 2017 Graduating Student Art Exhibition

April 6 – 22, 2017

Guest Curator: Svava Thordis Juliusson

The McMaster Museum of Art proudly presents Equinox, the annual Studio Art exhibition, representing twenty-seven emerging artists from McMaster’s Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts program. An equinox occurs when the sun crosses the equator, making both day and night equal in length. This event therefore signifies not only an end, but a beginning for these artists as they embark on the next chapter of their careers. From material exploration to conceptually-driven processes, this culminating exhibition will showcase this diverse and ambitious group’s evolution as they celebrate a period of change.
Follow Equinox on Facebook and Instagram. Support their culminating project and catalogue here.

Artist Talks: April 6, 5:30 - 6:30 pm
Reception: April 8, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

The Artists:

  • Jaslin Bhangoo
  • Gillian Bochenek
  • Laura Brandreth
  • Angela Busse
  • Justine Ciaramella
  • Mischa Dabrowski
  • Kristina Durka
  • Parker Flood
  • Stephanie Grant
  • Rachel Hillock
  • Wing Lau
  • Camelia McLeod
  • Meaghan McMurrich
  • Dana Milton
  • Jonathan Mitchell
  • Hilary Rosa
  • Hannah Sampson
  • Maria Simmons
  • Jasmyne Smith
  • Whyishnave Suthagar
  • Jennifer Tewnion
  • Riley Vanderzee
  • Tess Visser
  • Alexandra Walker
  • Cassandra Whall
  • Serim Ye
  • Qianyu Zhou

INFO: 905.525.9140 (x 23081)
EMAIL: museum@mcmaster.ca
WEB: www.mcmaster.ca/museum

Thursday, April 6, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 22, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 17:30 to 18:30
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 14:30 to 16:30
McMaster Museum of Art, ALvin A. Lee Building, McMaster University, 1280 Main St West, Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6

WAAH 121st Annual Exhibition [Art Gallery of Hamilton]

Founded in 1914, the Art Gallery of Hamilton is the oldest and largest public 
art gallery in southwestern Ontario. Its permanent collection, which is focused
on historical Canadian, 19th-century European and Contemporary art, now
numbers more than 10,000 works and is recognized as one of the finest in Canada.
The AGH is a vital creative hub and centre of lifelong learning that enables people
of all ages to enrich their lives by gaining a deeper understanding of art.

Gallery Hours:  
​Tuesday & Wednesday, 11 am - 6 pm; Thursday, 11 am - 8 pm;
Friday, 11 am - 6 pm; Saturday & Sunday, 12 noon - 5 pm

Women's Art Association of Hamilton 121st Annual Juried Exhibition 

February 18, 2017 to May 7, 2017 

The Women's Art Association of Hamilton was formed in 1894 in response to concerns that Hamilton's cultural life might be overshadowed by the rapid growth and industrialization of the city. It played a pivotal role in the establishment of the Art Gallery of Hamilton in 1914 and in building the Gallery's extensive collection. Their annual juried show has occurred every year since their inception, and has been hosted by the AGH since 1947. Today the Association continues to be a collective of talented women artists and art enthusiasts with a goalto promote appreciation of the visual arts among its members and within the community.

In the The Jean and Ross Fischer Gallery


The Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King Street West, Hamilton
905.527.6610 or email info@artgalleryofhamilton.com


Saturday, February 18, 2017 (All day) to Sunday, May 7, 2017 (All day)
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St West, Hamilton, ON

Janina Fialkowska [HCA Concert Series]

Janina Fialkowska

Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 4:00 pm

For over 40 years, concert pianist Janina Fialkowska has enchanted audiences and critics around the world. She has been praised for her musical integrity, her refreshing natural approach and her unique piano sound thus becoming “one of the Grandes Dames of piano playing” (Frankfurter Allgemeine, 2015).

Born in Canada, she began her piano studies with her mother at age 4 continuing on in her native Montreal with Yvonne Hubert. In Paris she studied with Yvonne Lefébure and in New York at the Juilliard School with Sascha Gorodnitzki, experiencing the best of both French and Russian piano traditions. Her career was launched in 1974, when the legendary Arthur Rubinstein became her mentor after her prize-winning performance at his inaugural Master Piano Competition, calling her a “born Chopin interpreter” laying the foundation for her lifelong identification with this composer.

Since then she has performed with the foremost orchestras worldwide under the baton of such conductors as Zubin Mehta, Bernard Haitink, Lorin Maazel, Sir Georg Solti, Sir Roger Norrington and Yannick Nézet-Séguin, to name one of the younger generation. She has won special recognition for a series of important premieres, notably Liszt’s newly discovered Third Piano Concerto with the Chicago Symphony and several contemporary piano concertos. Ms Fialkowska’s discography includes many award-winning discs, e.g. the BBC Music Magazine’s 2013 “Instrumental CD of the Year” award.

Her native Canada has bestowed upon her their highest honors: “Officer of the Order of Canada”, the “Governor General’s 2012 Lifetime Achievement Award in Classical Music” (Canada’s equivalent to the US Kennedy Centre Awards), as well as three honorary doctorates. She passes on her wide musical experience in master classes and at her annual “International Piano Academy” in Bavaria, where she now resides and and makes frequent appearances as a juror of the world’s most prestigious piano competitions.

2016 marks her 65th birthday which she will celebrate by giving a year-long “Birthday Celebration Tour”, performing several times in the UK, Germany and Poland, but also playing concerts in Japan, Spain, Portugal, Austria and about 30 concerts in Canada.

Programme (Chopin):
Polonaise in E flat minor, Op 26 No 2
Nocturne in B major, Op. 9, No. 3
Impromptu No. 3 in G flat major, Op. 51
Ballade No 2 in F major, Op 38
Waltz in B minor, Op. 69 No. 2
Waltz in A flat major, Op. 42
Fantaisie in F minor Op 49
Scherzo No 4 in E major
Prelude Op. 28 in E flat minor
Prelude Op. 28 in D flat major
3 Mazurkas Op. 50
Scherzo No.1 in B minor, Op. 20

Ticket Price:
Regular: $27/ticket
Senior: $22/ticket
Student: $10/ticket
Subscriber: 15% discount (To qualify as a subscriber, tickets for all concerts must be ordered at the same time.)
All seating is GENERAL. Please call 905-528-4020 or email info@hcarts.ca for more

Sunday, March 26, 2017 - 16:00 to 18:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON

Home is Where We Are [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]

Home is Where We Are

by Katherine Murphy

Sat, Mar 25 - Sat, Apr 22, 2017
​Opening Reception: Fri, Apr 14, 2017 from 6-8 PM



Katherine Murphy’s practice explores personal and public places and the relationships between. For this show, Murphy reflects upon her pursuit for perpetual; repose and has included paintings from her series In Search of Quiet Place and Tents.

Katherine Murphy is a multidisciplinary artist with roots in painting. Her works often veer toward recorded memories and places. She has exhibited locally and internationally.

This exhibition opening will coincide with the HCA Concert Series featuring Janina Fialkowska taking place Sunday, March 26th at 4PM and the LaFayette Quartet on Sunday, April 9th at 2 PM.

Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
126 James Street South, Hamilton
905 - 528 - 4020   www.hcarts.ca

Saturday, March 25, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, April 22, 2017 (All day)
Friday, April 14, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
HCA Gallery, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

Guidance [Hamilton Artists Inc]

Guidance - Bogdan Luca, Nancy Anne McPhee and Trudy Perks

March 25 - May 13
Opening Reception: March 25, 2:00-5:00 pm

Nancy Anne McPhee – Cotton Factory Talks: April 29, 2:00 pm at the Cotton Factory (270 Sherman Ave N. Studio 236 in the Storehouse Building.)

What results when an art work can guide itself? No longer determined solely by the hand of the maker or the circumstances of creation, accidents and flaws inevitably shape the outcome of a work. Is it a collaborative process with chance? An exploration in potential? Bogdan Luca, Nancy Anne McPhee, and Trudy Perks each allow material process to guide and surprise them in the creation of their work. Luca’s mixed media paintings combine collage, abstraction and figurative representation into a liminal field that evokes the ambiguity and shifting identities of the subjects he portrays. At times, a comment on how societal contexts and mass media can effect a shifting sense of self, and the power relations at play. McPhee’s ink washes juxtapose satellites against the vastness of space. These large-scale drawings exemplify the willfulness of the materials used, ink running and collecting into chance constellations. Simultaneously, the viewer is asked to ponder the resulting sense of loneliness, and, at the same time, the mass surveillance evoked by these satelite images. Inspired by NASA re-entry parachutes, Perks’ subtle textural canvases evolve into soft structures evidencing mark making, the relational history of a body being moved, and the canvas’ response. As demonstrated by the works on display, when expertise can lead to a predictable outcome, a willingness to relinquish control can allow for the development of new approaches, pathways, ideas, and connections.

This exhibition will be accompanied by a critical essay written by Benjamin Prus.

Bogdan Luca is a Toronto based artist interested in the ecology of images that constantly shapes our consciousness and sense of reality. Bogdan uses painting, drawing, collage, and photographic techniques to create images that reflect a sense of contemporary disorientation in relation to an over abundance of visual information. He has shown his work in Canada, Romania, Germany and the US. Bogdan also teaches drawing and painting at OCAD University and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Nancy Anne McPhee is a textile installation artist originally from Alberta and now based in Hamilton, ON. McPhee has exhibited nationally and internationally and has received funding from the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.  Recent exhibitions include the Biennale internationale du lin de Portneuf (QC), SUPERCRAWL Hamilton (ON), and upcoming solo shows at Agnes Jamieson Gallery (ON) and Grenfell Campus Art Gallery (NL).

Trudy Perks is a painter from California living in Barrie, Ontario, making work about folds. She is interested in the emergence of patterns and soft structures with flexible geometries. Her BFA (2016) is from OCAD University and Hon.B.Sc.(2000) from the University of Toronto. She studied at Loughborough University’s School of Art & Design (2010) in East Midlands, UK, and has exhibited recently in Midland, Orillia and Toronto, Ontario, and in Florence, Italy.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, May 13, 2017 (All day)
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 14:00 to 17:00
Hamilton Artists Inc, 155 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

Laboratory Ecologies [Hamilton Artists Inc]

Laboratory Ecologies - Jennifer Willet

March 25 - May 13
Opening Reception: March 25, 2:00-4:00 pm

Artist Talk presented in partnership with the Hamilton Arts Council’s Echo Artist Talk Series: March 23, 7:00 pm at Mills Hardware (95 King St. E., Hamilton)

Hamilton Artists Inc. is pleased to present Laboratory Ecologies, an immersive participatory bio art installation, and collection of artworks by Windsor-based artist, Jennifer Willet, PhD. Willet’s internationally renowned, seminal interdisciplinary practice combines contemporary visual art, biology and ecology. Grounded by colorfully modified, yet functional laboratory equipment, the exhibition mines laboratory aesthetics, and the messages that contemporary lab equipment design communicates to users.  The visual language of cold, sterile, masculine, steel/plastic/glass used in laboratory technology design conveys a gendered, authoritative, and Western hierarchy of objective truth telling to audiences.  Where as, Willet’s modified lab equipment visually re-connects this equipment to the bodies (and bodily functions) it attempts to re-create, the natural world, and the human drive to dominate nature through the natural sciences.

Exploring these connections between the human body and laboratory processes, Willet likens the lab environment to a complicated natural ecosystem; a carefully balanced relationship between a variety of organisms (and parts of organisms) inhabiting a shared environment: animal and human research subjects, cells, bacteria, enzymes, plants, the scientists themselves, and even unwanted contaminants engaging in mutually beneficial and detrimental relationships. Although these life forms are often not allowed to leave the lab, their by-products and research implications are transforming our bodies, our ecologies, and by extension our cultural and social connections with each other and the natural world. The equipment in Laboratory Ecologies, through its modification and display, makes disciplines of biology, ecology, and the laboratory environment accessible to a diverse array of audiences by disarming viewers through its unique, quirky and colourful presentation.
This exhibition will be accompanied by a critical essay written by Roberta Buiani.
Dr. Jennifer Willet, Associate Professor in the School of Creative Arts, University of Windsor (Canada) is an internationally successful artist in the emerging field of bioart.  In 2009 she opened a bioart research and teaching lab INCUBATOR: Hybrid Laboratory at the Intersection of Art, Science, and Ecology at the UofW.

Saturday, March 25, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, May 13, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 14:00 to 16:00
Hamilton Artists Inc, 155 James Street North, Hamilton, ON