Art Crawl

March Events at Artword [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, phone 905-543-8523, c.905-912-9083 or email us at artword@artword.net .

March 2016

March 2:  Celtic band The Outside Track
March 3:  JAZZ double bill: Tom Altobelli Group + Scott Taplay Group
March 4:  Noche de poesia y musica (night of poetry and music)
March 5:  Double Bill: Will Gillespie and Mark Martyre
March 8:  Hamilton Regional Songwriters Group
March 10:  Jazz vocal jam w. Sue Ramsay Trio
March 11:  Special double-bill: Edgardo Moreno & So Long Seven
March 12:  Koopa Troop, jazz meets video games
March 17:  TBA
March 18:  Jazz with the Brenda Brown Quartet
March 19:  Earth Hour: music, story, dance by candle-light, host Tom Dusome
March 20:  World Storytelling Day, two events
March 23:  Big Dance, Little Stage, host Learie Mc Nicolls
March 24:  Big Dance, Little Stage, host Learie Mc Nicolls
March 31:  Inside the Songs: Avery, Straker, Wells, triple-bill

Celtic band The Outside Track
Wednesday March 2, 2016 at 8 pm, $15.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=10768
Multi-award-winning Celtic band The Outside Track is touring Canada with a new CD, and Artword Artbar is their Hamilton stop! Hailing from Scotland, Ireland and Cape Breton, the five members are united by a love of traditional music. They blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality. http://www.theoutsidetrack.com/  Band members:
* Mairi Rankin, from Cape Breton, one of the legendary Rankin Family, plays fiddle, sings and also step-dances up a storm.
* Teresa Horgan, from Co. Cork, sings and plays flute.
* Ailie Robertson, from Edinburgh, is one of Scotland’s leading young traditional musicians and clarsach (celtic harp) virtuoso.
* Fiona Black plays accordion, intertwining her native Scottish style with Irish, Swedish and Cape Breton repertoire.
* Cillian O’Dalaigh, from Limerick Ireland, plays guitar and sings.

JAZZ double bill: Tom Altobelli Group + Scott Taplay Group
Thursday March 3, 2016, at 8 pm, $10. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=10827
Jazz double bill of original compositions by two inventive groups: the Tom Altobelli Group, plus the Scott Taplay Group.  The Tom Altobelli Group will play a set of original compositions by bassist Tom Altobelli, arranged for his quintet: Andrew King sax, Chris Bruder piano, Scott McIntosh guitar, Jordan Snider drumss. The Scott Taplay Group, Jonas Pearson Paavola bass, Victor Agrippa alto sax, Jon Pascoal drums, and Scott Taplay guitar, will play compositions by Scott and by band members.
Tom Altobelli is an upright and electric bassist, currently in Hamilton, ON. He is a graduate of both the Humber College Bachelor of Music, and Mohawk College Music programs. Tom’s projects include The Altobeelays, Mother Tareka and the Rebel Funktion, Monkley Cascade, The Koopa Troop, The Aubrey Wilson Quartet, and his own original jazz group (Tom Altobelli Group).

Noche de poesia y musica (night of poetry and music)
Friday March 4, 2016, at 8 pm, $15 or sliding scale. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=10830
This Noche bohemia (a night of poetry and music) is called  Woman Scream, a night dedicated raising awareness about violence against women. There will be poetry and music. The poets include: Amaluna, Constanza Duran, Violeta San Juan, Maria Eugenia Lemus. Musicians include: Fito, Marcelo Puente, Edgardo Moreno, Lil Acevedo.
This event is part of an international event, Festival Internacional de Poesía y Arte: Grito de Mujer/Woman Scream/ Cri de Femme.
It also honours International Women’s Day (March 8, 2016).

Double Bill: Will Gillespie and Mark Martyre
Saturday, March 5, 2016, at 8 pm, only $5. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=10845
Singer-songwriter double-bill: Will Gillespie with Mark Martyre. Two unique voices share the stage at Artword: Hamilton’s own rockabilly-cabaret-crooner Will Gillespie and Toronto’s troubadour with a voice like “whisky and honey” Mark Martyre.
“From songwriter to crooner and cabaret man to power-pop genius, Will Gillespie is always evolving his artistry.” (Paul Loewenberg, Artistic Director, Northern Lights Festival Boreal)Mark Martyre
“There is a certain wryness about Martyre‘s voice which makes it perfect for telling stories about knowing the truth and bearing the weight of it so that someone else doesn’t have to before their time.” (Juliette Jagger, Rock and Roll Journalist / alancross.ca)

Hamilton Regional Writers Group, second Tuesdays
Second Tuesdays, 2016, 7-10 pm. (February 9, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 14), at Artword Artbar. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=10625
The Hamilton Regional Writers Group is a Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) supported community in which songwriters can support each other in growing their craft and navigating the music business.
The SONG is the focus, so bring lyric sheets. Participants can play their song live or have a CD demo to play over the house system. You can choose to have your song critiqued by peers or not critiqued and just see what it feels like to bring your lil gem out in the public. Themes and format will be developed as we go and we’re expecting to have occasional guest speakers. 

Jazz vocal jam w. Sue Ramsay Trio
Second Thursdays: Feb 11, Mar 10, April 14, May 12, 2016, at 8 pm, $10 /$5. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=10614
Jazz vocalist Sue Ramsay hosts a jazz vocal jam, backed by Bob Shields on guitar and Clark Johnston on stand-up bass, with Adam Fielding on drums. With some storytelling in the mix. Sue says: “I want to create an environment where singers can do their thing and promote whatever they’re working on.  And I get to gig once a month to try out new material and jam a wee bit with my trio. I have often found being a singer is a lonely road. The path is not always clear but so much easier with a network of friends around.” 

Special double-bill: Edgardo Moreno & So Long Seven
Friday, March 11, 2016, at 8 pm, $10 (reservations call 905-543-8512). 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=10877
A special double-bill concert: Edgardo Moreno, electronic composer and video artist, and So Long Seven, a wonderful foursome playing a crazy blend of world, bluegrass & jazz. The whole evening for only $10. For Art Crawlers, we will pass a tip jar as well.

Koopa Troop, jazz meets video games
Saturday March 12, 2016, at 8 pm, $10. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=10832
Koopa Troop brings the nostalgic sounds of video games to life in a quirky 5-piece ensemble. Koopa Troop is: Chelsea McBride/Princess Daisy (sax/flute), Wilson McLeish/ Luigi (guitar), Chris Bruder/Toad (piano), Tom Altobelli/Mario (bass), and Tyler Goertzen/Link (drums)
Donning their Nintendo-themed costumes, five Toronto jazz musicians embrace their inner nerd and become a live, musical nostalgia machine. Koopa Troop aims to induce flashbacks as they cover all the classic video game soundtracks from Mario to Megaman. Bringing the best video game composers to the forefront, the Koopa Troop jazz, rock, funk, and swing-infused arrangements bring the epic pixelated melodies of the past into the real world.

Blues with Beg To Differ Trio
Thursday March 17, 2016, cover $5 to $10.
Blues night with the Beg To Differ Trio, and special guests. Featuring Tim Ninehouse on keyboard and vocals, Doug Sikma on guitar and Steve Foster on drums.

Jazz with the Brenda Brown Quartet
Friday March 18, 2016,  at 7:30 pm, $10.
Jazz vocalist Brenda Brown returns to Artword Artbar with One Hundred Years of Love Songs, with her quartet: Olivia Brown (bass), Ian Brown (piano), Jon Pascoal (drums).  http://brendabrownmusic.blogspot.ca/
Hamilton Music Award nominee Brenda Brown has been singing professionally since 2012. Her smooth, warm, and expressive voice has been sought after for audio books as well as always lighting up her musical repertoire. In 2013 Brenda teamed up with jazz musician Ross Wooldridge to record her debut self-titled EP, which garnered a nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year at the 2015 Hamilton Music Awards. She has performed at the Dundas Cactus Festival, Gasworks, the Pier 8 Waterfront Stage for Music In The City, the Downtown Hamilton BIA’s Localicious and in the Gore Park Promenade series.

Earth Hour: music, story, dance by candle-light, host Tom Dusome
Saturday March 19, 2016, at 8 pm.
A candle-lit unplugged evening of song, story and dance performance, in honour of Earth Hour. Host is singer-songwriter Tom Dusome. Special guest Charly Chiarelli playing blues harmonica by candle-light. AND dancer/choreographer Learie Mc Nicolls takes up the challenge of dancing with candles, with Ron Weihs on fiddle. Charly will be joined for the second half of the evening by his Hamilton band The Sunamabeaches: Venesio DeSalvo (guitar),  Gary Santucci (guitarist), and Ron the Fiddler.

World Storytelling Day
Sunday March 20, 2016. Two events to celebrate World Storytelling Day:
*2:30 to 4:30 pm: Stories of Discovery is an opportunity for alumni of the McMaster Discovery Program to showcase their diverse talents in writing, performance and storytelling. Stories will range from the personal to the fictional to the passionate. For the past five years, the Discovery Program has provided a free, university-level class to adults who have experienced barriers in accessing higher education. Alumni of the Discovery Program form vibrant and active community of people, many of whom will be performing in this event. Admittance is pay-as-you-can, and all proceeds will support the Discovery Program. https://artsci.mcmaster.ca/mcmaster-discovery-program/
*5 to 7 pm: Strong Women Burning Brightly, a concert celebrating the wit, wisdom and wonder of Crones and Damsels, is a presentation of The Burlington Storytellers’ Guild in honour of World Storytelling Day, whose theme this year is Strong Women.
World Storytelling Day (March 20th) is a global celebration of the art of oral storytelling, celebrated every year on the equinox. On World Storytelling Day, as many people as possible tell and listen to stories in as many languages and at as many places as possible, during the same day and night. Participants tell each other about their events in order to share stories and inspiration, to learn from each other and create international contacts. http://www.freewebs.com/worldstorytellingday/
The Burlington Storytellers’ Guild was formed for the furtherance and enjoyment of Storytelling. Members are dedicated to the growth, development and expansion of oral tradition storytelling as an art form.  http://burlingtonstorytellersguild.vpweb.ca/events

Big Dance, Little Stage, w. Learie Mc Nicolls
Wednesday March 23 and Thursday March 24, 2016, at 8 pm, $10.
Choreographer/dancer Learie Mc Nicolls curates and hosts edition #9 of Big Dance, Little Stage, an evening of contemporary dance works for a small stage. An exciting opportunity for dancers to showcase new work, explore improvisations, and build new collaborations . Line-up for March 23 and 24 (Easter edition) includes: Sharon Harvey, Megan English, Anderson Langille, Jackie Pullar, Pearl Lall (Thurs only), and Learie Mc Nicolls. (Photo Anderson Langille and Orange McFarland, BDLS, Dec 3, 2015.)
Next edition of BDLS will be Thursday April 21: line-up TBA.

Inside the Songs: Avery, Straker, Wells (triple-bill)
Thursday March 31, 2016, at 8:00 pm, $8 advance / $10 at door. Inside the Songs, singer-songwriters in the round. Three wonderful songwriters who have all played Artword Artbar’s piano in the past, are combining forces in a powerhouse triple-bill: Deanna Wells (from Ophelia Syndrome), Jeffery Straker, and Marie Avery.
http://opheliasyndrome.com/ http://jeffstraker.com https://marieavery.bandcamp.com/

 

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Monday, February 1, 2016 (All day) to Monday, February 29, 2016 (All day)
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

IO Lab 2 [Factory Media Centre]

IO Lab is an audio visualization pilot project encouraging media artists of all levels to test and share their experimental interactive works. 

Audio Visualization is simply the visual representation (output) of an audio signal (input), the only IO Lab limitation is that all works must be designed to respond in real time either physically or in code. 

This physical computing environment explores the blurry space where analog meets digital and in the interaction expresses something unexpected. 

Media artists are encouraged to participate with their code live, their works interacting with each other, the space, and the audience. This experimental New Media artworks exhibit is curated by Steve Hudak.

WHERE: Factory Media Centre | 228 James Street North, Hamilton
WHEN: Art Crawl, February 12, 2016 from 7 - 11pm
WEB: http://factorymediacentre.ca/io-lab-2/
905-577-9191 | www.factorymedia.cainfo@factorymedia.ca

Friday, February 12, 2016 - 19:00 to 23:00
Factory Media Centre, 228 James Street North, Hamilton

Ripple Effect [HCA Gallery]

Ripple Effect

This exhibition is a humble start to what I hope will be a collection reflecting the wonderful work being created by artists in my community. Encouraging other artists by purchasing their work has proven to be a very rewarding experience. What happens when you set up a $100 month budget for buying original art? You can build a lovely little collection similar to mine!

Artist and Collector Cornelia Peckart is on display at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts.

Artists in Exhibition:

Donna Akrey, Stephen Altena, Nancy Benoy, Paul Cvetich, Claire Correia, Peter James Hollingbery, Christina Jackson, Em J V Johnson, Svava Thordis Juliusson, John Kinsella, Glenn Lowson, Gordon Leverton, Steve Mazza, Andrew McPhail, Cornelia Peckart, ReDuo Collective - Donna Akrey & Joanne Balcaen, Stephanie Seagram, Jennie Suddick,  Andrea Vander Kooij, Tyler VanHolst, and Tina Welton.

Cornelia Peckart graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1987 with majors in Printmaking and Installation Art.  She resides in Hamilton, Ontario after stops in Toronto, Berlin, Ottawa, Pittsburgh, and Rotterdam. During her journey, Cornelia worked as an artist and educator at a number of internationally recognized art institutions, including the Andy Warhol Museum, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh and Villa Zebra in Rotterdam. She has been a teacher at the Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts for the past seven years as well as working as an artist educator at  WAHC, Centre3, YWCA and Artforms.

Ms. Peckart received a Mid-Atlantic Fellowship in photography in 2000 and an Ontario Arts Council Exhibition Assistance Grant in 2009. Thrice nominated for the City of Hamilton Arts Awards; Visual Arts 2011, Community Artist 2014, Art Educator 2015. Exhibitions of her photographs, drawings, prints and paintings have been shown in Canada, U.S.A., Germany and the Netherlands.

Ripple Effect is presented in collabopration with the HCA Concert Series featuring Valerie Tryon on Sunday February 14 @ 2 PM.

WHEN: Friday, February 12 to Thursday, March 10, 2016; Friday February 12: Opening Reception from 6 - 8 PM
WHERE: Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z4 
INFO: Tel: (905) 528-4020 Email: info@hcarts.ca 
WEB: http://www.corneliapeckart.com/

Friday, February 12, 2016 (All day) to Thursday, March 10, 2016 (All day)
Friday, February 12, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z4

February Events at Artword [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. Some special events on Sundays and Tuesdays. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, email us artword@artword.net .

February 2016

February 3-5, 2016: Once I Lived in the Box by Learie McNicolls
February 6, 2016: Nano Valverde + Ayekan Ensemble
February 9: Hamilton Regional Writers Group (second Tuesdays)
February 11: Jazz vocal jam with Sue Ramsay Trio
February 12: Art Crawl: R&B, Motown, Soul w. Andre Bisson and band
February 13: Valentine sweet harmonies by The Ault Sisters
February 17: Richard Garvey "I found a box of beer..." EP launch
February 18: Jazz with Jesse Martel and band
February 19: Jazz with the Scott Taplay Group
February 20: Acoustic Moments for Black History Month
February 25: Jazz vocalists student showcase
February 26: Blues, Funk, Groove, w. Wayne Janus Trio
February 27: Benefit concert for Mo' Kauffey (2:00 pm)
February 27: Poetry and song: Glenn Bowie w. Leonard, Burns & Dell (8:00 pm)
February 28: Classical guitar: William Beauvais, CD launch

DANCE: Once I Lived in the Box, by Learie McNicolls
Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, February 3, 4 & 5, 2016, at 8 pm, $15.
Three performances of a new full-length dance work Once I Lived in the Box by choreographer Learie Mc Nicolls, for Black History Month. Performed by dancers Angelo Del Franco, Sharon Harvey, Tanis Macarthur and Learie Mc Nicolls with music composed by Edgardo Moreno.
Learie Mc Nicolls has been a key figure in the contemporary dance scene in Toronto since the 1980s. He has danced with Toronto Dance Theatre, Desrosiers Dance Theatre, Dancemakers, the National Ballet of Cuba, and his own company, Mythmakers. As a solo dancer, he has been exploring the combination of dance with spoken word, to create a powerful new form of theatrical presentation. His Toronto production, Armour, took two Dora awards for Outstanding Choreography and Outstanding Performance. A year and a half ago, he moved to Hamilton, where he is devoting himself to help build the contemporary dance scene here. In May, 2014, he performed Resurrection at the Pearl Company, and choreographed the dances in Artword Theatre’s second production of James Street. He has created an ongoing series of showcase dance productions at Artword Artbar called Big Dance Little Stage, featuring dancers from Hamilton and Toronto over two nights. He has recently opened a dance rehearsal studio downstairs at Artword Artbar.

Nano Valverde + Ayekan Ensemble
Saturday February 6, 2016, $15.
An evening of Latin American music by Nano Valverde + Ayekan Ensemble, an ensemble of quena (bamboo flute), flute, guitars, violin, double bass. Band members Nano Valverde, Peter Dean, Tim FitzGerald, Irena Josipovic, Samantha Chang, and Miguel Vasquez will be playing Nano Valverde’s compositions. Special guest for the evening is Marcelo Puente, Chilean singer-songwriter. For more information about Ayekan: https://www.facebook.com/ayekanensemble/?fref=ts. Nano’s compositions and arrangements are grounded in South American Folk music, but also show the influences of a wide variety of other traditions, most importantly the minimal music movement most closely associated with the composers Steve Reich and Philip Glass. In bringing together these different styles and traditions in their performances, Ayekan seeks to break down the barriers that still separate musical styles and cultures: folk and classical, Latin American and European, traditional and contemporary.

Hamilton Regional Writers Group (second Tuesdays)
Second Tuesdays, 2016, 7-10 pm.
The Hamilton Regional Writers Group is a Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC) supported community in which songwriters can support each other in growing their craft and navigating the music business. The SONG is the focus, so bring lyric sheets. Participants can play their song live or have a CD demo to play over the house system. You can choose to have your song critiqued by peers or not critiqued and just see what it feels like to bring your lil gem out in the public. Themes and format will be developed as we go and we’re expecting to have occasional guest speakers. 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/HamiltonRWG/

Jazz vocal jam with Sue Ramsay Trio
February 11, and March 10, 2016, at 8 pm, $10 /$5.
Jazz vocalist Sue Ramsay hosts a jazz vocal jam, backed by Bob Shields on guitar and Clark Johnston on stand-up bass, with Adam Fielding on drums. With some storytelling in the mix. Sue says: “I want to create an environment where singers can do their thing and promote whatever they’re working on.  And I get to gig once a month to try out new material and jam a wee bit with my trio. I have often found being a singer is a lonely road. The path is not always clear but so much easier with a network of friends around.”  http://www.suzanne-ramsay.com/

Art Crawl: R&B, Motown, Soul w/ Andre Bisson and band
Friday February 12, 2016, James North Art Crawl, from 8 pm, tip jar.
Warm up at Artword Artbar! Award-winning soul and R&B vocalist André Bisson on guitar, vocals; Kevin Beeby bass; Glenn Paul drums; Loretta Hale trumpet; Andrew King tenor sax; Kevin Matthews baritone sax. Since 2005, André Bisson has been performing his unique blend of R&B and Soul throughout the US, Canada, England, Wales & Ireland. The success of his six award-winning albums has led to four international tours, radio airplay, and the chance to open for artists such as Colin James, Jimmie Vaughan, Robben Ford and Steven Page (Barenaked Ladies). Recently, André was honored as ‘Male Vocalist of the Year’ for the 2015 Hamilton Blues Awards as well as a nomination for ‘Overseas Artist of the Year’ from the British Blues Awards. With the help of a horn section, André combines the influence of Motown and Stax in his own original compositions.
Website: http://www.andrebisson.ca/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/andreandthejtones

Valentine sweet harmonies by The Ault Sisters
Saturday February 13, 2016, at 8 pm. $15/$10 students.
Valentine treat: some sweet harmonies for your sweetie! Jazz with the incredible vocal trio The Ault Sisters. Experience the joy of sweet sibling harmony from Amanda, Alicia and Alanna Ault. The trio are currently making a name for themselves in vocal jazz, a genre in which their signature and sublimely seamless vocal harmonies really shine. With Chris Bruder on piano, Tom Altobelli on bass, Jordan Snider on drums. http://aultsisters.com/

Richard Garvey “I found a box of beer…” EP launch
Wednesday February 17, 2016, at 8 pm, cover tba.
Singer-songwriter Richard Garvey is “… so excited to be launching the new year with a new EP! I found a box of beer in the snow will be released on New Years Day. I am hoping to shoot a super-duper magical-music video for it soon as it snows! I found a box of beer is a tragic Canadian classic song that I wrote on a snowy morning with a hangover-of-magical-proportions it explores some very deep themes.” Richard has set up some shows in the KW area, and one at Artword Artbar. http://www.richardgarvey.ca/

Jazz with Jesse Martel and band
Thursday February 18, 2016, at 8 pm, cover tba. Jazz with the Jesse Martel group: a quintet with guitar, bass (upright or electric), drums, saxophone, piano and keys. They also have a guest singer featured on a few songs. They play a mix of jazz and jazz fusion, as well as some more modern pieces (Flying Lotus, King Crimson, etc.)

Jazz with the Scott Taplay Group
Friday February 19, 2016, at 8 pm, $10 /$5 students. Jazz guitarist Scott Taplay is back with the Scott Taplay Group: Jonas Pearson Paavola bass, Victor Agrippa alto sax, Jon Pascoal drums, and Scott Taplay guitar. They will be playing compositions by Scott and by band members. (Photo: the Scott Taplay Group during the Steel City Jazz Festival 2015 at Artword Artbar.

Acoustic Moments for Black History Month
Saturday February 20, 2016, (details coming). An Acoustic Moments special for Black History Month. Hosted by Artword Artbar’s good friend Mr. Jay. Expect a return appearance of the wonderful Riddim Riders Unplugged, aka Acoustic Ride, an extension of Hamilton’s premier reggae band Riddim Riders. Core members Franklin Joseph and Mike Rajczak with vocalist Lauren Mikayla, lead guitar Keon Crosswell and Christopher Charles.
Watch for more announcements and special guest.

Jazz vocalists student showcase
Thursday February 25, 2016, at 8 pm, $5. Mohawk Music showcase, featuring jazz vocalists Nicole Chambers and Lauren Cumberbatch, with a band.

Benefit concert for Mo’ Kauffey
Saturday February 27, 2016, from 2 to 6 pm. A benefit concert fundraiser for talented roots bluesman Mo’ Kauffey (Gary Wickizer), who is fighting cancer, organized by Hamilton Blues Lovers and friends. Performers include: Trickbag (w. special guest Les Smith), Duane Rutter, Will Gillespie, Ian Andrews, Ambre Maclean, and Mo’ himself! Check out these sites for updates. http://blueshamilton.blogspot.ca/   https://www.facebook.com/blueshamilton

Poetry and song: Glenn Bowie w. Leonard, Burns & Dell
Saturday February 27, 2016, at 8 pm, $15.
An evening of poetry and song with Leonard, Burns & Dell and poet Glenn Bowie. Leonard, Burns & Dell (Sue Leonard, Brennagh Burns, Cindy Dell) are a powerhouse harmony trio based out of Hamilton singing sultry blues and roots.  They will be singing songs from their new CD: Perfect Strangers, along with Glenn Bowie, a poet from Boston, who will be reading some of his works. Leonard, Burns & Dell have been collaborating with Bowie and writing songs from his poems. They will be performing these songs, along with others they have written.

Classical guitar: William Beauvais, CD launch
Sunday February 28, 2016, at 7 pm, $20.
Classical guitarist William Beauvais launches a new CD Old Wood – New Seeds: new solo works for guitar by William Beauvais. (CDs are $15.) Preeminent Canadian guitarist/composer William Beauvais has been composing, recording, performing and improvising for over thirty years. He has written music for harpist Sharlene Wallace, baritone Doug MacNaughton, the Oberon Guitar Trio and guitarist Jeffrey McFadden.  As a performer William has performed in Paris, Seoul, Istanbul. In Toronto he has performed with New Music Concerts, the Canadian Chamber Ensemble and Tapestry New Opera. His CDs include Unspoken Dreams: rumi stories, Invisible Cities, A Bridge Beyond, Bridges, and Traces (available through the Canadian Music Centre Distribution Service0 . He has also recorded CDs with Moshe Hammer and the Evergreen Club Gamelan and teaches classical and folk guitar at York University.

 

 

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Monday, February 1, 2016 (All day) to Monday, February 29, 2016 (All day)
Artword Artbar,15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

January Events at Artword [Artword Artbar]

A friendly cafe-bar, live music and art venue in the heart of James North arts district. Great acoustic music, in the roots, folk, jazz, world beat and inventive mode. We have a baby grand piano, a sound system. Licensed under the AGCO for 60, cafe tables and bar stools, micro-brew on tap, espresso, light meals [all-ages venue]. Art installations on the lower level.

Usual hours: Wed to Sat from 6 pm. Some special events on Sundays and Tuesdays. For a detailed look at our calendar and events go to http://www.artword.net/artbar/. To get in touch, email us artword@artword.net .

January, 2016

January 28:  Klyde Broox, launch of Xu Lizhi chapbook
January 29:  Blues, Funk, Groove, w. Wayne Janus Trio
January 30:  Jazz with the ON TOPIC Trio

Klyde Broox: launch of Xu Lizhi chapbook
Thursday, January 28, 2016, at 8 pm, free. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=10574
The Tower and PoeMagic presents a poetry reading, in English and Mandarin, to launch a chapbook of poems by Xu Lizhi, the late Chinese poet, and worker at FoxConn, an electronics factory in Shenzhen. The chapbook is published by The Tower, Hamilton’s Anarchist Community Library and Resource Centre. http://the-tower.ca/  Readers include: Lee Reed, Laura Kodzhe, Chris Pannell, Ziboya Nhun, New-Era Neisha, Angie C, Campbell Young, and Adam Getty, as well as Klyde Broox, who hosts the event. Stories of the struggles of migrant laborers in Chinese factories and Canadian farms will also be shared, as we attempt to foster universal working class solidarity across great distances. The evening will include an open mic section.

Blues, Funk, Groove, w. Wayne Janus Trio
Friday January 29, 2016 and Friday February 26, at 8:00 pm. 
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=10577
Guitarist, singer and songwriter Wayne Janus continues his Last Friday residency at Artword Artbar, with David Carrillo on drums and Myron Plichota on bass. This electric trio displays artistic diversity based on Blues, Funk and Groove, a world class performance mixing original and cover material, and strong improvisation.

Jazz with the ON TOPIC Trio
Saturday, January 30, 2016, at 8 pm, $10.
http://www.artword.net/artbar/?p=10582
Jazz with the On Topic Trio, a collaborative effort from guitarist Kim Ratcliffe, drummer Aubrey Dayle from Toronto, and bassist  Brad Cheeseman from Hamilton. Each a leader of his own solo project, the trio was formed in early 2015, and are now putting aside other musical endeavors to perform in this trio setting. In On Topic,  they have an opportunity to express themselves in an environment where it is good to relinquish some control, and work as a band. This trio, playing electric instrumental jazz influenced by artists ranging from Weather Report to Pat Metheny, will caress you, rock you, and everything in between.  https://www.presskit.to/ontopic#/media

 

Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne St. Hamilton

Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 20:00
Friday, January 29, 2016 - 20:00
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 20:00
Artword Artbar - 15 Colbourne Street, Hamilton

Short Documentary: Concept to Completion [Factory Media Centre]

Take 2 Workshop - Short Documentary: Concept to Completion

Short Documentary - Concept to Completion: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Under the guidance of highly skilled filmmakers CHER OBEDIAH and KEITH TOMS, students will create a concept-to-completion short documentary. Concepts, release forms, finding and licensing stock footage, lighting, sound, camera placement and editing will all be part of this focused workshop. This workshop is part of FACTORY FILM WORKSHOPS.

CHER OBEDIAH
A professional videographers with 14 years experience, specializing in documentary film work, Cher focuses on projects that promote First Nations culture, unity and community relations.

KEITH TOMS
A highly skilled line producer with hundreds of credits under his belt, Keith has worked in the Canadian Film and Television production industry since 1984. His most recent documentary, Under Fire: Journalists in Combat (available on Netflix) received the Peabody Award and was short-listed for an academy award.

Monthly schedule for workshop
JAN 16/17: Concept / Forms / Planning
JAN 23/24: Lighting and Sound for a documentary / Prepping the shoot
JAN 30/31: 2 Days of Filming
FEB 6/7: Editing
FEB 13/14: Sound Enhancing / Titles / Exporting

FACTORY FILM WORKSHOPS has been made possible through a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

WHERE: Factory Media Centre | 228 James Street North, Hamilton
WHEN: Saturday, January 16, at 10 AM - 4 PM
WEB: https://www.facebook.com/events/184257521920583/
REGISTER: LAURA at info@factorymediacentre.ca
INFO: 905-577-9191 | www.factorymedia.cainfo@factorymedia.ca

Saturday, January 16, 2016 - 10:00 to 16:00
Factory Media Centre, 228 James Street North, Hamilton

After Dark [HCA Gallery]

After Dark

Mike Kukucska will be presenting his work at the HCA Gallery in January. Photograpny for Mike Kukucska is a means of slowing the world down, just a little bit. Kukucska shoots primarily in long exposures to capture more than the eye normally sees - "I find that other worlds exist in everyday scenes that aren't normally noticed in our fast-paced world."

Kukucska particularly enjoys shooting after the sun goes down when people settle in for the night and different sounds ring through the air.

Hamilton and the surrounding area serve as particularly rick environment for Kukucska's numerous photography adventures. Kukucska's photos capture the intersting textures, places and stories that hamilkton has to offer.

Mike Kukucska graduated from a technical theatre arts program at Niagra College in Welland, ON. He strated taking picures as a teemager some 30 plus years ago after saving up for his first camera. Kukucska has been featured on the front page of both the Hamilton Spectator and Urbanicty Magazine.

After Dark is presented in collabopration with the HCA Concert Series featuring Andre LaPlante on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 2 PM.

WHEN: Friday, January 08- Saturday, February 06, 2016; Opening Reception - Friday, January 08, 2016 from 6 - 8 pm
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.mkimage.ca

Friday, January 8, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, February 6, 2016 (All day)
Friday, January 8, 2016 - 18:00 to 20:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z4

Community Holiday Marketplace [Evergreen]

Community Holiday Marketplace

Come out to support & learn about more than 20 different community groups and organizations working towards positive change in hamilton & spread some holiday cheer. Sponsored by Evergreen @294JamesStN

WHEN: Friday, December 11, 6 PM to 11 PM, 2015
WHERE: 294 James St. North, Hamilton, ON
WEB: www.evergreen.ca/hamiltonaction

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 18:00 to 23:00
294 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

Members Screening 10 [Factory Media Centre]

MEMBERS SCREENING 10

The annual Members Screening is an opportunity for Factory Members to screen their media works (30 min. or less please), to have it judged, and to get to know the diverse Factory community. Happening as part of #ArtCrawl

1st Prize: $200 | 2nd Prize: $150 | 3rd PRIZE: $100

Programmer: Lee Skinner

WHERE: Factory Media Centre | 228 James Street North, Hamilton
WHEN: Friday December 11th, 2015 – 7-11pm
WEB: http://factorymediacentre.ca/2015-members-screening/
905-577-9191 | www.factorymedia.cainfo@factorymedia.ca

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 19:00 to 23:00
Factory Media Centre, 228 James Street North, Hamilton

Wayfinding [Centre 3]

wayfinding

Group Exhbition featuring: Karen Bergsteinsson, Robert Creighton, Meena Dhar, Ralph Heather, Hitoko Okada, Alan Peachey, Maureen Steuart, Hali Tsui

A visual discussion based on works from the student / mentor experience at Centre3 that explores print making in a nurturing, community environment.

Over the years our group has met once a month under the guidance of master print maker Robert Creighton. Meeting are held in the Centre3 traditional print making studio where each session begins with a demonstration of technique and then moves on to open group discussions.

Experiencing hands-on works in progress that bring tactile reality to the possibilities in our own works. Conversations that are rich in content, speaking directly to problem solving the process, exploring related techniques, and encouraging free flowing ideas. Through discussion and encouragement we share our own works in progress, goals for the future, and jump creative hurdles.

WHEN: October 30 - November 25, 2015; Opening Reception: Friday, November 13
WHERE: Main Gallery, Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON
INFO: (905) 524-5084 or info@centre3.com or programming@centre3.com
WEB: http://centre3.com/exhibition/wayfinding/

Friday, October 30, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, November 25, 2015 (All day)
Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

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