Art Crawl

Pack Moves [Hamilton Artists Inc]

Featuring Brendan Fernandes, Rachel Hellner, Kelly O’Dette, Kenneth Raddatz | Curated by Brad Isaacs

Pack Moves, a meditation on human-animal relationships, addresses the notion of the individual versus the pack. The “packing” of animals performs a protective social function. However, in terms of taxonomies, thinking of animals as a species rather than as individuals affords them little in the way of self-determination. Grouped scientifically, animals are reduced to a physical description and a list of characteristics. Alternately, “unpacking” could be theorized as an animal being singled out from the group, as when hunted, or when recognized as an autonomous entity. The term also invokes the more literal, visceral reality of animal dissection, in addition to philosophical inquiry. What happens when animals are singled out? What lies in the resultant tense area of vulnerability and agency? The works in this exhibition, produced by Brendan Fernandes, Rachel Hellner, Kenneth Raddatz and Kelly O’Dette, gesture towards the implications of these problems, both for animals and for ourselves.

WHEN: September 5- October 5, 2013; Opening Reception - Thursday Sept. 5, 7-9:30 pm; Supercrawl - Friday Sept 13th and Saturday Sept 14th, 12-11pm; Kidscrawl - Friday Sept. 13, 11:30am- 3:30pm
WHERE: Hamilton Artists Inc, 155 James St N, Hamilton, ON
INFO: 905.529.3355 or info@theinc.ca
WEB: http://theinc.ca/2013/08/28/pack-moves-brendan-fernandes-rachel-hellner-kelly-odette-kenneth-raddatz/

Thursday, September 5, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, October 5, 2013 (All day)
Hamilton Artists Inc, 155 James St N, Hamilton, ON

Baroque Poetry | Thirty Hand Words Thirty Finger Words [Hamilton Artists Inc]

Featuring the work of Vjane Gordon

Baroque Poetry began with a story I had read or had dreamed about Pope Urban the VIII, Maffeo Barberini, the great culture vulture of high baroque Italy. At his Papal Court there were a group of writers and poets called the Purple Swans. They engaged in poetry creation like the surrealists engaged in drawing-but with a checkerboard pattern as an underlying structure. One swan would write a bit of white on black, another would write a bit of black on white and so on. These checker boards could be arranged and rearranged into numerous poetic algorithms sometimes carrying one wagon load of associative information and sometimes another. My Baroque Poems simulate a checker board, filling it with associations from inside a “haptic system”. One Baroque poem is realized by lists of “hand words” (things we do with the action of hands) another is realized by “finger words” (things we do with the action of fingers). The poetic algorithms have been digitized and inserted into the time dependent format of video. The time-structure of video rolls out a twinned robotic presentation of an algorithm that allows associations from the tender to the terrible. This robotic presentation of time is then reinterpreted in an original sound-scape that plunges the thinker/viewer/listener/ into the transmuted, infinitely variable, territory of human hands and fingers.

WHEN: September 5th – October 5th, 2013; Opening Reception - Thursday Sept. 5, 7-9:30 pm, Supercrawl - Friday Sept 13th and Saturday Sept 14th, 12-11pm; Kidscrawl - Friday Sept. 13, 11:30am- 3:30pm
WHERE: Hamilton Artists Inc, 155 James St N, Hamilton, ON
INFO: 905.529.3355 or info@theinc.ca
WEB: http://theinc.ca/2013/08/29/vjane-gordon-baroque-poetry-thirty-hand-words-thirty-finger-words/

Thursday, September 5, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, October 5, 2013 (All day)
Hamilton Artists Inc, 155 James St N, Hamilton, ON

James Street Supercrawl 2013

Hamilton's biggest and brightest arts and culture festival returns for its 5th year in 2013 and continues to grow into Hamilton’s premier annual event. Last year, attendance for this 2 day event topped 80,000 and this year they're expecting even more. Supercrawl was founded to promote Hamilton, specifically the artistic and cultural sector in the James Street North area, as a destination for those living within Hamilton as well as to those outside of the city’s borders.

Featuring dozens of music and performance artists as well as a host of visual art installations, Supercrawl takes place September 13th to 14th and stretches from James St North at King all the way to LiUNA Station. And it's absolutely FREE!

Some of the featured Musical Guests include: Abigail Richardson, Amy Helm, City and the Sea, Cowlick, Dinner Belles, Eight and a Half, F*ck'd Up, Fry Truck, the Hamilton Children's Choir and the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, the Highnote Ramblers, LeE HARVeY OsMOND, Les Trois Accords, Michael Timmins, Passion Pit, PS I Love You, Said the Whale, Speedy Ortiz, Steve Strongman, Terra Lightfoot, TV Freaks, Weekend Riot Club, X Ambassadors, Young Galaxy and many, many more.

Some of the featured Performance Guests include: Black Bird Studios Fashion,     Burlington Slam Project, Circus Orange, Defining Movement Dance, Hammer City Roller Girls, and Zacada Circus School.

Some of the featured Visual Artists include: Alexa Hatanaka and Patrick Thompson, BGL, Connor Bennett and Kearon Taylor, Elinor Whidden, Erika James, Roy Caussy, Sarah Beck and Shlomi Greenspan and many others.

For more information, check out the www.supercrawl.ca for a full schule and line-up of featured acts.

Friday, September 13, 2013 (All day) to Saturday, September 14, 2013 (All day)
James Street North, Hamilton ON

Balikbayan [Workers Arts & Heritage Centre]



Serving to preserve, honour, and promote 
the culture & history of all working people.

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton  |  905.522.3003       
Public Hours:  Wed to Sat from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

BALIKBAYAN
Kwentong Bayan Collective (Jo SiMalaya Alcampo and Althea Balmes)

January 24, 2018 - April 21, 2018

Opens January 24th, 2017. Join us for the opening reception on Friday, February 9th, 7 – 9 pm; artists will be in attendance.

The exhibition BALIKBAYAN features a visual timeline of the 150+ year history of caregiving in Canada by racialized women, and Balikbayan boxes that contain migration and labour stories.

In the Filipino language, “balik” means “to return” and “bayan” can mean “country, place, home, or town”.

Since the 70’s, the labour export policy of the Philippine government has forced Overseas Filipino Workers to work abroad to provide for their families. An average of 6,000 workers leave the Philippines each day. One way they maintain a connection with their loved ones is to send home balikbayan boxes home packed with items that symbolize their labour and care.

BALIKBAYAN will transform WAHC into a gathering place to listen to migrant worker stories. In a series of gatherings, workers from Hamilton and Toronto will participate in a healing soup circle, create storytelling wearables, and plant native seeds. At each gathering, folks can create their own pasalubong (gifts) to take home and share with others.

Visit our website, Twitter and Facebook pages for updates on program offerings presented alongside BALIKBAYAN over our winter season, including two PA Day camps, a comic jam for ages 12 and up and much more.

For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator, at tara@wahc-museum.ca or (905) 522-3003 ex. 29

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, April 21, 2018 (All day)
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St, Hamilton

Ted Basciano [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]

Birdie Num Nums - Ted Basciano

Sep 23 - Nov 11, 2017
Opening Sep 29, 2017 from 7-10 pm

Local artist Ted Basciano displays his drawings at the HCA.

WHERE: Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON
WHEN: Sep 23 - Nov 11, 2017; Opening Sep 29, 2017 from 7-10 pm
INFO: 905-528-4020  www.hcarts.ca

Saturday, September 23, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, November 11, 2017 (All day)
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z4

VASE 2017 [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]

VASE exhibition

June 9 - September 2017

A pre-Artcrawl celebration for HCA Visual Arts Students’ family and friends to attend! All are welcome!

Congratulations to all students who participated in the 2016-17 school year in the Visual Arts Department.  We look forward to celebrating your year of learning with a final exhibition.  The exhibition continues over the summer for all visitors to enjoy!

WHERE: Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON
WHEN: Friday, June 9 – September 2017; Opening Reception – Friday, June 9, 6 – 8 pm
INFO: 905-528-4020  www.hcarts.ca

Friday, June 9, 2017 (All day) to Friday, September 1, 2017 (All day)
Friday, June 9, 2017 - 18:00 to 20:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z4

VASE [Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts]

VASE

Congratulations to all students who participated in the 2015-16 school year in the Visual Arts Department. We look forward to celebrating your year of learning with a final exhibition. The exhibition continues over the Summer for all visitors to enjoy.

A pre-ArtCrawl celebration for HCA Visual Arts students' family and friends to attend! All are welcome!

WHEN: Saturday June 4, 2016 through September 2016; OPENING RECEPTION on Friday, June 10, 6-8PM
WHERE: Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z4 
INFO: Tel: (905) 528-4020 Email: info@hcarts.ca 
WEB: www.hcarts.ca

Saturday, June 4, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, September 3, 2016 (All day)
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z4

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