Visual Arts

One Day Build Your Own Ring Workshop

In this one day workshop you will develop the skills to craft your own band ring. Silver is included and you have the option to texture or stamp your own designs. You will work directly with a goldsmith and there's no experience necessary! 

This course price is $95 per person. All ages are welcome- if under the age of 16 parental supervision is required.

The workshop is held in the Waterdown Goldsmith studio. There is plenty of free parking directly behind our building. 

Please call (905) 689-5222 or stop by the studio to sign up for the course. Our studio hold up to 6 students per class so space is limited.

Saturday, July 7, 2018 - 13:00 to 15:00
Waterdown Goldsmith

Coalesce: Exhibition [The Spice Factory]

Coalesce [ko-el-less], is an exhibition based on the meaning of combining elements into one body or whole. The name is fitting as every contributor has different areas of research, interests, and themes but will come together into a cooperative exhibition. This show features diverse artists who have worked alongside one another throughout their education at McMaster.

The opening reception to the public will be at the Spice Factory (121 Hughson St N, Hamilton) on Friday, March 23

The artists involved in the development of this exhibition include: Emerald Bruce, Ruth Cioban, Jayda Conti, Sabryna Correa, Colline Do, Amanda Dreise, Deeshani Fernando, Safiyyah Figaro, Emily Gaudet, Bonnie-Leigh Gould, Emily Hamel, Andjelija Jancic, Emily Kester, Clara Laratta, Caroline Eun-ae Lee, Anthony Lok, Priscilla Loo, Mina Maqdassy, Robyn McCallum, Tiffany Mulholland, Abby Nicholson, Audrey Pearson, Neville Perrish, Sheetal Prasad, Josh Ravenhill, Jason Lee Rhyno, Sarah Sproule, Chantelle Stringle, Christina Ugge

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our young artists and working towards their first collective exhibition. Exhibition admission is free.

Live Entertainment – Math Club, The Bandicoots, Jennifer Budd

We acknowledge the support of the Spice Factory in housing the Coalesce Exhibition and their continuous support with the BFA program. The main floor of the space is fully accessible to those with disabilities (equipped with ramp and accessible washroms). The second floor is partially accessible. There is a small elevator that may not be able to accommodate large wheelchairs. This is a safe space for the LGBTQ+ community and BIPOC community. 

Social Media:
RSVP - www.facebook.com/events/352725648560058/
Facebook - @coalescemac
Instagram - @COALESCE_MCMASTER  
The Spice Factory - www.spicefactory.ca

WHERE: The Spice Factory, 121 Hughson Street North
WHEN: Opening Exhibition: Friday, March 23 | 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. / Continued: Saturday, March 24 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
INFO: 
Email: Sally McKay – smckay@mcmaster.ca

 
Friday, March 23, 2018 - 19:00 to Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 00:00
Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 11:00 to 13:00
The Spice Factory, 121 Hughson Street North, Hamilton, Ontario L8R 1G7

Central Ontario Art Association "Point of View" Juried Members' Show [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: Wednesday, Friday - 11AM–6PM, Thursday - 11AM–8PM, Saturday - 12–5PM, Sunday - 12–5PM, Monday, Tuesday Closed

 

ART GALLERY OF HAMILTON TO HOST:
CENTRAL ONTARIO ART ASSOCIATION "POINT OF VIEW" JURIED MEMBERS' SHOW

On view February 8, 2018 to April 21, 2018

We are pleased to announce that The Central Ontario Art Association is holding their Annual Members' Show at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, February 8 to April 21, 2018 in the Jean and Ross Fischer Gallery, and is free and open to the public during regular AGH business hours.  The Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony to meet the artists will be held on Sunday, March 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Central Ontario Art Association membership spans regionally from areas around and including Barrie, London, Niagara Falls, Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph, GTA, and Hamilton, and celebrates being a volunteer art organization for over 50 years. This show has been juried by Margaret Roseman, CSPWC, SCA, TWS -  artist, art critic, independent curator, art educator.

We look forward to offering Hamilton another spectacular art event, third year in a row, building on the Hamilton's art momentum and local slogan of "Art is the New Steel". Executive Members, Debra Lengyell, Gail Ivanco, Jan Banks, Lakshman Ragde, Louise Scott-Bushell, Linda Trowell, and Regional Rep Eva Ivanov are committed to making this year's Members' Show spectacular, and enjoyable to the public for an three months.

The formation of the Central Ontario Art Association (COAA) has been a three-tier development since 1953, where three organized art groups, then five in the counties of Dufferin, Peel, Wellington, Waterloo and Halton regions came together, and were called Five Counties Art Association. With further support by the Ontario Department Education, and the Ontario Arts Council, the Association grew and flourished, changing its name in 1964 to Central Ontario Art Association, with current membership of 178.

After 50 years, and still an independent, non-profit organization, we continue to nurture fellowship in the visual arts spanning the globe. We embrace the new technologies in art, and the traditional beauty of visual arts to help our membership flourish and grow with annual learning events, and workshops.

 


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

 

Thursday, February 8, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, April 21, 2018 (All day)
Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St West, Hamilton, ON

Shop the Cotton Factory

SHOP THE COTTON FACTORY

Saturday, March 17th

Visit the Cotton Factory and the studios of 35 + artists, makers and fine art galleries! Visit locally owned businesses and add quality products and services to your life. 

Shop the Cotton Factory occurs on the third Saturday of each month from 11am-4pm and invites Hamilton and beyond to view and purchase the work of the artists, designers, photographers and makers that fill the buildings at 270 Sherman Avenue North.

#shopthecottonfactory

 

Saturday, March 17, 2018 (All day)

Critique Night [Hamilton Artists Inc.]

Critique Night


Facilitated by Claire Bartleman

Join us on Wednesday, January 17th at Hamilton Artists Inc. for a critique night facilitated by artist Claire Bartleman. This is an opportunity to share your artwork, offer feedback, learn how to self-critique and meet other artists in your community in a relaxed and supportive environment. Critique night is not medium specific and open to artists of all levels. Please register in advance and send a high-resolution image of the work you would like to discuss to programming@theinc.ca. RSVPs will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.

Claire Bartleman was raised in Montreal, Quebec where she graduated with distinction from Concordia University with a BFA in Art History (2007) and followed with BFA in Drawing and Painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design University (2015). Currently she is an MFA student at Western University where her practice focuses on textiles and soft sculpture.

Her work involves collecting unfinished textile-based crafts projects and recontextualizing them within the contemporary art world in order to engage with questions of failure, craft and Do-It-Yourself culture and the history of textile and feminist art. Positioning herself between the maker and the readymade, she looks to simultaneously acknowledge the skills of the craftswomen and that of the artist.

Presented in Partnership with the Hamilton Arts Council, Visual Arts Committee

WHEN: Wednesday, January 17 at 7:00 PM
​WHERE: Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James St North, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9
DETAILS: Limit of 20 participants; RSVP required

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 19:00 to 21:00
Hamilton Artists Inc., 155 James St North, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K9

Albright-Knox Art Gallery [HAC Art Bus Tour]

The Art Bus is heading to Buffalo to visit the Albright Knox Art Gallery. Join us for self-guided tours of their current exhibitions:

Window to Wall: Art from Architecture
Some of the greatest works of modern art aim to change our relationship to the world around us, allowing us to see it with new eyes. Window to Wall: Art from Architecture surveys the ways in which artists have turned their attention—and ours—to architecture, which shapes our daily lives but most often goes unnoticed. Featuring architectural sites both real and imagined, famous and familiar, their works reveal the formal, metaphorical, and social dimensions of our built environment.

We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965-85
Focusing on the work of black women artists, We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85 examines the political, social, cultural, and aesthetic priorities of women of color from the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s. It is the first exhibition to highlight the voices and experiences of women of color—distinct from the primarily white, middle-class mainstream feminist movement—in order to reorient conversations around race, feminism, political action, art production, and art history in this significant historical period

Matisse and the Art of Jazz
Henri Matisse recognized the expressive potential of printmaking, and over the course of his career, he created a large body of graphic works that both informed and rearticulated themes he explored in other mediums. During the 1930s, the artist started making collages as studies for paintings and sculptures by arranging cut paper into decorative configurations. Bedridden during a prolonged convalescence following a serious operation in 1941, he began to consider further the possibilities that “painting with scissors” offered—an experiment that endured for the last decade of Matisse’s life.

WHEN: Feb. 24th, 2018, 12 PM Depart from Seedworks Urban Offices, 126 Catharine St. Return at 5 PM
TIX: Tickets - $35.00 + HST (includes Admission to Gallery)
DETAILS: Please arrive at least 15 minutes early. The bus departs on schedule.
https://www.niagarafallstourism.com/plan/border-crossing/
Passport + proper I.D. required to cross the border!

REGISTER at EVENTBRITE!

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 12:00 to 17:00
Various locations

Cloud Storage [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]

Cloud Storage

Opening: Sunday, February 11, 4 – 6 pm
Saturday, January 13 – Thursday, March 8, 2018

Harold Sikkema’s photography practice combines the camera click with code-craft. In Cloud Storage, he spins up a glut of wide-format skies, rolling up the heavens like a yoga mat. With his open source algorithm, you’re also invited to create panoramic spirals of your own.

Art & Music at HCA: Make a day of it!
Don’t miss Valerie Tryon in concert directly prior to the Cloud Storage opening.

For details and HCA Concert Series tickets, visit www.hcarts.ca

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

Saturday, January 13, 2018 (All day) to Thursday, March 8, 2018 (All day)
Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 16:00 to 18:00
HCA Gallery, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon [Centre 3]

the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon

Madsen Minax
Curated By: Sally Frater
January 8 - February 17, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 12 – 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts presents the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon. the dark holes of your eyes are turned toward the horizon features a selection of video and sound works that showcase Madsen Minax’s experimental approach to filmmaking and issues of representation. Informed by documentary, science fiction, magical realism, and fantasy, Minax employs the tropes of each within his practice to create works that operate outside of the categories of classification. Exploring themes of memory, the body, engagement, intimacy, and violence, the artist addresses the multiplicity that exists within states of transgression, the ongoing negotiation of identity, and the complications of familial relations.

Madsen Minax holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and an MFA from Northwestern University. He has exhibited and screened his work at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Anthology Film Archives, the Inside/Out Film Festival, the European Media Art Festival, Outfest, the London Fringe Film Festival, The British Film Institute and REDCAT Los Angeles. Currently a Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Fellow, the artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY and Burlington, VT.

Monday, January 8, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, February 17, 2018 (All day)
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 19:00 to 22:00
Centre 3, 173 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K9,

After Krieghoff [Centre 3]

After Krieghoff

Ingrid Mayrhofer
January 4 - January 31, 2018
Opening Reception: Friday, January 12 – 7:00pm - 10:00pm

This exhibition represents a studio preview of a larger project in progress. The works included here represent summer with a still image, and winter with a video loop. Both pieces require stereoscopic viewing glasses for a 3D effect.

“After Krieghoff” comprises a series of videos and still photographs in four seasons. The photomontage imagery combines my own photographs of landscapes and objects with painted skies appropriated from Krieghoff. The trees portrayed (on Hahnemühle paper) feature a knitted nylon rope touque, red in summer and bleached over the seasons. The animals coming into the video landscape are photographs of plastic toys designed in Germany and made in China.

The series responds to the ambiguity of the photographic record, adjusting the landscape much like Krieghoff did through genre painting. My goal is to ruminate on perceptions of place, on objects subject to change, on rendered reality, notions of veracity, staged moments, authenticity and appropriation, as well as on the ecology of forest management. I intend the imagery to build on the anxieties of romanticism, the effect of industrialization on the natural and social environment, and to resonate with current sentiments at a time of accelerated change to our mode of production. The project furthers my exploration of the intersections between culture and nature, seeking a common visual ground in blurred fields between images borrowed from art history, nature photography, craft and technology.

 

Thursday, January 4, 2018 (All day) to Wednesday, January 31, 2018 (All day)
Friday, January 12, 2018 - 19:00 to 22:00
Centre 3, 173 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K9,

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