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ARTBUS ADVENTURE 

The Hamilton Arts Council presents the December ArtBus Adventure. Travel to the workshop studio of Sculptor Floyd Elzinga, for his winter open house, warm your hands around a fire, check out his latest creations and learn about his process. Then, we will head back to East Hamilton to visit Roger Wood from the Klockwerks studio.  We hope you will join us. Each ArtBus Adventure is a unique opportunity to engage with arts and culture and make new friends. 

About Floyd Elzinga

Rotten stumps, broken branches, invasive species, ravaged trees as well as polar opposites and dysfunctional objects; these are the things that excite Floyd Elzinga. He has made a career out of highlighting and glorifying these through three dimensional sculpture, relief work and environmental installations for over 15 years. Current themes in his work focus on broken landscapes, portraits of trees and the aggressive nature of seeds.

Floyd received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design in Halifax, NS. He was initially drawn to steel, due to its malleable, plastic and forgiving nature, and he continues to utilize its range of colours as well as the way light plays off the surface. He has been exploring traditional metal working techniques to create textures and depth the same way a painter would use a paintbrush.

Klockwerks

KLOCKWERKS’ creator, Roger Wood, makes every custom clock by hand in his workshop in Hamilton, Ontario, where he has collected hundreds of odds and ends to create his one-of-a-kind timepieces. Each custom clock starts from the antique odds and ends in Wood’s workshop, but eventually transforms into a beautiful work of art. Many clocks are created using the antique metallic materials and have a steampunk look, while others appear more Edwardian or industrial. No matter which handmade clock speaks to you, you can be confident that the quality quartz movements will remain accurate for years.

WHEN: December 8, 2018
WHERE: Departure from Seedworks Urban Offices (126 Catherine St. North) at 12:30 PM and return at 4:30 PM.
TIX: $12 (for HAC Members) and 18 (for Non-Members (children under 12 ride for FREE)


INFO: RSVP required! Contact ned@hamiltonartscouncil.ca or phone 905-481-3218; go to our EVENTBRITE LINK to reserve your spot!

The ArtBus is made possible through the generous support of our Sponsors, The Incite Foundation, Attridge Transportation Inc., and The Seedworks Urban Offices. 

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Our first ArtBus Adventure in 2019 takes us to the Woodland Cultural Centre in Brantford. The Woodland Cultural Centre is a museum of excellence, opening doors to Southern Ontario’s First Nations past, present, and future. You are invited to join us for a guided tour of the Museum and Gallery. 

The Woodland Museum has been established as an integral element of the Woodland Cultural Centre. The museum collects, preserves, researches, exhibits and interprets a collection of archaeological material, historical material culture, arts, crafts, documents and archival photographs. The museum offers direct services to the three support communities: Wahta Mohawks, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte and Six Nations of the Grand River. There are over 35 thousand artifacts accessioned in the collections of the Museum. For more information about Woodland Cultural Centre visit their website here

WHEN: Saturday, January 19th, 2019

WHERE: Departure from Seedworks Urban Offices (126 Catherine St. North) at 12:30 PM and return at 4:30 PM.
TIX: $12 (for HAC Members) and $18 (for Non-Members (children under 12 ride for FREE) $10 Mohawk and McMaster Students (please show your student card upon arrival)


INFO: RSVP required! Contact olivia@hamiltonartscouncil.ca or phone 905-481-3218

The ArtBus is made possible through the generous support of our Sponsors, The Incite Foundation, Attridge Transportation Inc., and The Seedworks Urban Offices. 

 

Emerging Artist Series: Developing Projects for the Screen

Join us as the Hamilton Arts Council, Factory Media Centre, and the Hamilton Film Festival present the latest LivingArts Workshop for Emerging Artists: Developing Projects for the Screen with Ontario Creates. This exciting and informative workshop will detail how you can bring your ideas and projects to the big and small screens! Covering their wide range of funding programs, Ontario Creates’ workshop will give you the knowledge you need to bring your projects to the screen!

WHEN: December 1, 2018 from 1 PM – 3 PM
WHERE: Factory Media Centre, 228 James St. North, Hamilton, ON.
TIX: The event is $8 for HAC members and $10 for non-members
INFO: Contact ned@hamiltonartscouncil.ca or phone 905-481-3218 to RSVP

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25th ANNUAL HAMILTON LITERARY AWARDS

The Hamilton Arts Council Literary Awards recognizes published books of literary excellence, written by authors residing in Hamilton. This year, we're celebrating the 25th Anniversary of our Hamilton Literary Awards! Prizes will be awarded in all three of the following categories: PoetryNon-fictionFiction and the Kerry Schooley Book Award for the book that is the most evocative of Hamilton.

WHEN: Monday, December 10th, 2018; doors open at 6:30 PM and the ceremony begins at 7:00 PM.
WHERE: Norman and Louise Haac Studio at Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A8
ADMISSION: Admission is FREE and all are welcome. Refreshments and a cash bar will also be available.

Follow the EVENTBRITE Link to RSVP for the gala!