Visual Arts

Painting Uncorked [AGH Annex]

Painting Uncorked at The Annex 

Last Friday of every month
AGH Annex, 118 James street North
7:00pm - 9:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Looking for a fun night out with friends? Want to do something creative but haven’t touched a paint brush since grade school? This is the event for you. There will be drinks and snacks and there will be paint! We’ll guide you through the whole process and you’ll leave with a great piece of art and a new talent. Each session will be a different painting project, so try one or come to them all. No experience is needed, all materials provided and the fee includes one drink. One of our most popular programs. Spaces are limited. Please register early! 

Learn to paint John Goodwin Lyman (Canadian 1886-1967)
Friday, May 26

Early Bird (May 12) : Members $45 | Non-Members $55
Regular Rate: Members $50 | Non-Members $60

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
AGH Annex, 118 James street North

First Fridays: Licensed to Draw & Watercolour [Dundas Valley School of Art]

First Fridays: Licensed To Draw & The New Licensed To Watercolour

Back for spring 2017, it’s our ever popular First Friday series with two art options: Licensed To Draw (and Paint) and the brand new, Licensed To Watercolour.  Held on the first Friday of the month, these are a great nights out to socialize and brush up on your life drawing and painting skills.

Firday June 2, 2017

Licensed to Draw (and Paint): 6:30 - 9:30pm 
Licensed To Watercolour: 6:30 - 9:30pm 

Dundas Valley School of Art, 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas, ON

Friday, June 2, 2017 - 18:30 to 21:30
Dundas Valley School of Art, 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas, ON

I Have A Right... J'ai Un Droit... [Culture for Kids]

 

Since 1999, Culture for Kids in the Arts has reached over 50,000 children and youth with innovative, high quality arts education programs. Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA) is dedicated to providing access to quality arts programming to children and youth in the greater Hamilton region.

 

I Have A Right... J'ai Un Droit...

Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA) announces the Canada 150 project launch of  I Have A Right… / J’ai Un Droit…, to hear young citizens’ voices, to call on 150 notable Canadians for a response to the Hamilton Charter of Rights of Children and Youth, and to turn the tide of awareness, attention, and action towards the well-being of Canada’s future generations. 

Kids can see 150 years ahead… O Canada, can you hear the stories of tomorrow?

You are welcome to attend our public launch event on June 1st, 2017 from 11am-12pm at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton ON. 

The 2015 renewal of the Hamilton Charter of Rights of Children and Youth was a huge sucess therefore bringing more attention to the gaps in the Canadian understanding of childrens rights. 

Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA) announces the Canada 150 project launch of  I Have A Right… / J’ai Un Droit…, to hear young citizens’ voices, to call on 150 notable Canadians for a response to the Hamilton Charter of Rights of Children and Youth, and to turn the tide of awareness, attention, and action towards the well-being of Canada’s future generations. For more information, chech out the LINK

WHEN: June 1st, 2017 11am - 12pm
WHERE: Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON
RSVP: 905-528-402 or Register 

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 11:00 to 12:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

Cotton Factory Talks: Nancy Anne McPhee [Hamilton Artists Inc]



Hamilton Artists Inc.
155 James Street North
Hours:  Wed-Sat 12-5pm,  Fridays 12-6pm
Contact:  info@theinc.ca  |  (905) 529-3355
http://www.theinc.ca

 

Cotton Factory Talks: Nancy Anne McPhee

May 19, 7PM
Cotton Factory, Storehouse Building, Studio 236. (270 Sherman Ave N)

Please join us this Friday evening at 7:00 pm for an artist talk by our current artist in residence in the Hamilton Artists Inc. Cotton Factory Residency Program, Nancy Anne McPhee. In addition to hosting an open studio, McPhee will give a talk on her artistic process.

The work of Nancy Anne McPhee traverses the borderlands of the senses, the limits and possibilities of looking and seeing. To operate in these spaces, the eye’s normal modes of seeing must be unsettled and recalibrated. In addition to being the current member artist in residence in the Hamilton Artists Inc. Cotton Factory Residency Program, McPhee also exhibited most recently at the Inc. as part of the group exhibition, Guidance. McPhee created the work in the exhibition during her tenure in the residency program. 

Nancy Anne McPhee is a textile installation artist originally from Alberta and now based in Hamilton, ON. McPhee has a BFA from the University of Victoria, an MFA from Concordia University, an MLIS from Dalhousie University, and has worked as an instructor at Concordia University and NSCAD University. McPhee has exhibited nationally and internationally in commercial galleries, artist-run centres and public galleries, 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).

For more information visit:  http://www.theinc.ca/hamilton-artists-inc-cotton-factory-residency-program/

Friday, May 19, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
270 Sherman Ave N. Hamilton, ON

Coffee & Canvas [Steel City Studio]

Steel City Studio is a membership based creative collaboration space. Simply put, Steel City Studio is a collaboration of creativity. It is a place where like minded individuals who share a passion for creating can collaborate. The result is a nurturing space for makers, artists, and their community.

 

 
Coffee & Canvas

The best of the best in Hamilton coffee, music and art come together for this chill evening. Come and enjoy this 100% local event and support Hamilton at it's finest!

WHEN: Friday, May 26 at 7 PM - 10 PM
WHERE: Steel City Studio, 327 King Street East, Hamilton, ON

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
Steel City Studio, 327 King Street East, Hamilton, ON

Plus Art Fair [The Cotton Factory]

 

Hamilton’s Creative Arts Centre in the heart of lower Hamilton
In the heart of lower Hamilton, this former industrial building from 1900 is a prime example of adaptive reuse.
It has been transformed from a cotton mill into a creative industries complex, with space for workshops, galleries,
office space for creative professionals, and studios for artists.   Filmmakers, photographers and special events
are also drawn to the building by its unique aesthetic and its historic charm.

270 Sherman Avenue North, Suite 201,
Hamilton ON, L8L 6N4
Phone +1 905 547-8256
Email info@cottonfactory.ca

PLUS Art Fair

May 18th-21st from 10AM to 4PM

 

Plus Art Fair 2017 is the first art fair in Canada to showcase the work of current MFA candidates and recent MFA alumni. PLUS AF provides a platform for emerging artists, curators, and educators — who will lead the arts and culture scene in the years to come — to exhibit and sell their work. As an annual event featuring the mediums of visual art, PLUS AF will become the destination for emerging art in Canada.

Guests of the opening night will experience a special presentation by Evolved Entertainment as well as curated catering by Trashed & Wasted, a collective that encourages restaurants to create unique dishes from “rescued” food, featuring local Hamilton establishments: Nique Restaurant, Butcher and the Vegan, and Collective Arts Brewing. Akimbo is PLUS AF’s official media sponsor, and additional partnerships include the Hamilton Arts Council, the Art Gallery of Hamilton, the Cotton Factory and the Gladstone Hotel.

 

Featured artists: Aaron Maclean, Alexis Hildreth, Amanda Clyne, Angela Snieder, Bruce Thompson, David Salazar, Eryn Oneill, Frances Thomas, Jessica Lincoln, Jonathan Groeneweg, Laura Dawe, Matt Tarini, St Marie φ Walker, Tait Wilman, Tess Martens, Lina Roessler, Katie Bruce, Lesley Loksi Chan, Sam Noseworthy

Join us for the PLUS talks series, focusing on the Canadian contemporary art scene:

  • Perspective from the inside - Fri May 19, 1-2PM featuring Alana Traficante, Carol Podedworny, and Caitlin Sutherland.
  • The Role of the Media - Sat May 20 at 1-2PM featuring Sam Mogelonsky and Sky Goodden.
  • How to fund a career in the arts - Sat May 20 at 3-4PM featuring Stephanie Vegh and Andrea Carvalho
  • For the love of art! – Sun May 21 at 1-2PM featuring Bill Clarke and Rafi Ghanaghounian
  • How to protect yourself as an artist - Sun May 21 at 3-4PM featuring Stephen Henderson and Daniel Rechtshaffen

Hours:
May 18: 5-7PM (VIP Reception); 7-10PM (Opening Night Reception)
May 19: 11AM-8PM
May 20: 11AM-8PM
May 21: 11AM-6PM

 

Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 17:00 to 22:00
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 11:00 to 20:00
Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 11:00 to 20:00
Sunday, May 21, 2017 - 11:00 to 18:00
270 Sherman Ave. North, Hamilton, ON

KinderFest [Culture for Kids]

Since 1999, Culture for Kids in the Arts has reached over 50,000 children and youth with innovative, high quality arts education programs. Culture for Kids in the Arts (CKA) is dedicated to providing access to quality arts programming to children and youth in the greater Hamilton region.

 
KINDERFEST

Culture for Kids in the Arts is excited to announce the return of Kinderfest! Entertain and inspire your child this Spring at Kinderfest: an intimate, multi-arts festival that supports the emotional and intellectual development of children aged 0 – 6 years. This year, Kinderfest features Little Yarn Stories, an aesthetically rich performance designed to captivate and stimulate young minds, performed in both French and English by Montreal’s Puzzle Theatre. Watch as yarn - all shapes, colours, and sizes - comes to life weaving stories, images, emotions and more! Little Yarn Stories will delight young audiences with its 40-minute performance and puppet-making workshop following the show.

Check out the write-up about this year's Kinderfest on our blog!

WHEN: May 31, 2017 at 10AM, 1PM and June 01 at 10:00am
WHERE: Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON
INFO: kinderfest2017.eventbrite.ca OR email events@ckarts.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:00
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 13:00
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 10:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James St South, Hamilton, ON

Meditate and Make [Watertown Goldsmith]

Custom Jewellery Designs, Repairs and Workshops run by Joan Kirby a goldsmith graduate from George Brown College with more than 25 years experience in the trade. 

9 Mill Street South, Waterdown, ON
Sunday & Monday: Closed, Tues - Fri: 10am - 5pm, Saturday: 12pm - 5pm

 
Meditate and Make

We're partnering with Yogashala in Waterdown to bring you 'Meditate and Make'. Start off with a 60 minute yoga practice to get those creative juices flowing and then head over to Watertown Goldsmith to see what you can do with all that creativity!

Within this hour workshop you will learn basic stamping and bending techniques to create your own personalized sterling silver pendant.

You will work directly with a goldsmith and there’s no experience necessary- all sterling silver is included. 

WHERE: 312 Dundas Street East Waterdown & 9 Mill Street South, Waterdown
WHEN: June 10, 2017 from 1:30 - 3:30 
ADMISSION: Price per person is $60.00

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 13:30 to 15:30
Yogashala and Waterdown Goldsmith, Waterdown, ON

Coyote School [McMaster Museum of Art]

McMaster Museum of Art presents:

Coyote School

June 8 – August 19 2017
Curator:  Rhéanne Chartrand, Aboriginal Curatorial Resident, MMA
Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6 - 8 pm

Coyote School presents contemporary works by eight mid-career Indigenous artists who acknowledge the influence of senior Indigenous artists on the development of their own artistic practice.

Included in the exhibition are works by Joi Arcand, Sonny Assu, Jason Baerg, Jordan Bennett, Christian Chapman, Amy Malbeuf, Meryl McMaster, Ehren “Bear” Thomas.

Through their visual and verbal stories, we learn that influence comes in many forms; through familial and kinship bonds, through formal and informal mentorships, and through artistic inspiration. Whether literal and visible or conceptual and covert, the influence of senior Indigenous artists on current and future generations of Indigenous artists is not taken for granted, but rather, held up, acknowledged, and honoured.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 8, 6 - 8 pm
6:30
- Opening Remarks by Elders and Curator
7:00 - Musical Performance by acclaimed, Indigenous composer and vocal artist Jeremy Dutcher. A classically trained operatic tenor, Dutcher blends his Wolastoq First Nation roots into the music he creates.

 

About the McMaster Museum of Art
Established in 1967, McMaster Museum of Art (MMA) is a public, non-profit, university-affiliated gallery situated in the heart of McMaster University campus. The MMA, which houses the University’s internationally recognized collection of approximately 6000 art objects and antiquities, presents exhibitions and provides public programs through scholarly research and interpretation.

McMaster Museum of Art
Alvin A. Lee Building
McMaster University
1280 Main St W
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L6
905.525.9140 x.23241
 
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Admission is Free
Museum Hours: Tue/Wed/Fri 11am-5pm, Thu 11-7, Sat 12-5
museum@mcmaster.ca
http://museum.mcmaster.ca

Thursday, June 8, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, August 19, 2017 (All day)
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
McMaster Museum of Art, 1280 Main St West, Hamilton, ON

AGH Town Hall [Art Gallery of Hamilton]

The AGH has been busy this past year with a rigorous review of who we are and where we’ve been. With a new Draft Strategic Plan we are coming to you to learn from our collective history and asking you to help us shape our collective future. What do you want from your Gallery? What sort of public Gallery/Museum does our City need? How does the AGH reflect and enrich Hamilton? Join event moderator Ralph Benmergui for an interactive panel along with AGH staff, board, and community representatives. There will be multiple ways to speak and contribute your input.

For more information, or to contribute in advance of this event, please contact Tor Lukasik-Foss, Director of Programs and Education at tor@artgalleryofhamilton.com

WHEN: Wednesday, May 24 ~ 7pm to 9pm
WHERE: AGH Annex, 118 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K8

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
AGH Annex, 118 James St N, Hamilton, ON L8R 2K8

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