Visual Arts

Art of Creating the Oral History [Building Cultural Legacies]

Come and learn the art of conducting oral history interviews.  Whether you are interested in recording your own family history or working on anoral history project, this workshop is for you.  These sessions will help you get organized, develop proper interview skills and etiquette, and provide helpful tips for executing a successful oral history interview.  Please contact Hamilton Public Library, Local History & Archives at 905-546-3408 to register.

Sessions are available on the following dates:

  • Tuesday August 14th 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Thursday August 16th 5:00pm-6:30pm
  • Saturday August 18th 2:00pm-3:30pm

This workshop is presented in conjunction with Building Cultural Legacies, a project that will collect and share the history of Hamilton visual arts scene from 1950 - 2000. Building Cultural Legacies is made possible by the Hamilton Public Library, the Hamilton Arts Council and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

For more information on Building Cultural Legacies, follow the LINK.

WHERE: Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch, Wentworth Room, 55 York Boulevard, Hamilton, ON
INFO: Call the Library at 905-546-3408to RSVP. You must call to reserve your spot for this event

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:30
Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 17:00 to 18:30
Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 14:00 to 15:30
Hamilton Public Library, Central Branch, Wentworth Room, 55 York Blvd.

Summer School [The Assembly Gallery]

The Assembly Gallery presents Summer School a group show curated by Andy DeCola. The show will feature 15 artists at various stages of their art careers. Artists included in the show are Anna Valdez, Paul Butler, Brian Donnelly, Mia Sandhu, Eric Louie, Tyler Armstrong, Mark Puchala, Jenal Dolson, Toko Hosoya, Nicholas Zirk, Manny Trinh, Jason Lee Rhyno, Dave Hind, Rebekah Andrade and Andy DeCola. With a wide range of styles, subject matter and mediums Summer School will prove to give the viewers an overwhelming and fantastic look into the worlds of 14 artists.

 
About the curator and artist:
 
DeCola graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design, Toronto in 2002 and prior to that attended the Dundas Valley School of Art, Dundas, Ontario. He is represented by Mark Christopher Gallery in Toronto, an originating member of Assembly Gallery, and also has works available through The Art Gallery of Ontario, and Framesite Art and Project Outpost in Burlington, ON. He has exhibited across Canada as well as in New York City and most recently was included in a group show in April 2018 at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco. In 2012, his show “The Boys from Nowhere” at Neubacher Shor Contemporary was featured in NOW Magazine’s Top 10 Art Shows of the year in Toronto. And the following year received further accolades for his show “As The World Turns”.
 
He currently resides in Burlington, Ontario with his wife and two young boys.
 
andydecola@gmail.com
andydecola.com
 

WHERE: 4 Cannon St East, Hamilton ON
WHEN: June 29 – July 28, 2018, Opening Reception: Friday June 29, 6:00 – 9:00pm, Art Crawl: July 13, 7:00 – 10:00pm
INFO: http://www.assemblygallery.ca/current.html

Friday, June 29, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, July 28, 2018 (All day)
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 19:00 to 22:00
4 Cannon St East, Hamilton ON

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

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