Art Crawl

Effections [Centre 3]

Effections: we need to talk

by Immony Men

“Effections” is a video series based on a labor-intensive imaging process. Each film short is composed of digital prints illustrating different written narratives within public and domestic spaces. Each video is composed of thousands of digital prints reconstituted as individual scenes of a real-time video. Each second of film includes 30 still images. The eleven videos in the series are composed of 18, 081 digital video stills that have been manipulated manually and re-entered into a timeline.

My current practice has developed an obsession with physical repetition and the process of reviewing each image multiple times, this labor-intensive process generates memories formed by daily structure and routine. The series utilizes a tedious process in preserving video physically: a consumer inkjet printer is used to reproduce each digital video still, I manually crumple each image after it is printed, a flat-bed desk scanner to capture the hand-crumpled prints, and rolls of twine to bind the paper for storage. The attempt to capture and re-create the perfect event seems futile; maybe accepting the faults and tarnishes of the original might be the key to preserving these memories.

I believe the concept of a physical timeline is lost within our transition from analog media to digital forms. Images and data loose their organic shape and motion. I am working with the notion of providing physical representations of digital video timelines. The images are transferred to ink and papr, giving them a temporal and fragile quality, quite contrary to their original digital (loosely put) ‘eternal’ format. Shifting back and forth between analog and digital media keeps a constant dialog emphasizing the excess in temporal material reproductions.

The final installation consists of different domestic items with the video series projected onto their surfaces. The living room set contains a photo album, mirror, coffee table, and a sofa. There are other personal items scattered around the reconstructed environment. A photo album will be left opened on a coffee table with the projector suspended above it projecting images of photographs on the pages. A lamp share will be covering the suspended projector. In front of the coffee table is a sofa facing the album. Across from the table is a mirror backed with frosted mylar suspended from the ceiling with translucent wiring. An image acting as a reflection in the mirror is rear projected into the frame. In a dark corner there are unlabeled moving boxes containing several neatly tied bundles of papers; each sheet is a printed image of a still from video series.

“Effections,” is an attempt to restructure my personal relationships as a form of live- performance. Re-writing myself into these new memories is the focus of this body of work. Writing scripts and re-building mises-en-scene from collected stories and memories has given me a platform to blur the line between autobiographical fiction and actuality. My main interest is the shift of intimacy through objects and the bodies that share them.

WHEN: October 16 - November 28, 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 or

Friday, October 16, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, November 28, 2015 (All day)
Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON's FREE Salsa "Coca-Cola" Workshop November 13, 2015

FREE “Coca-Cola” Salsa Workshop - November 13, 2015 8PM

This FREE Salsa Workshop focuses on one of the most popular turns in Cross Body Lead, the "Coca-Cola". Students wil be introduced to the turn and several styling options before moving on to more complicated variations including turns for the Leaders.

Open to all students, Beginner through Advanced, the evening starts Friday November 13, 2015 at 8PM with a quick introduction to Salsa for Beginners moving on to the “Coca-Cola”.

Following the class there will be a casual Latin Dance Social that participants are welcome to practice.

Both the Workshop and the Social Dance are free of charge (small donations are accepted & appreciated). Capacity is limited to 40 students so just give us a email or call to let us know your coming and reserve your spot!


start date:
Friday, November 13, 2015
8:00 - 10:00 PM - FREE
Space is limited to 40 people so please call to let us know you're coming.

More Details? Please visit us at for information about this event.

phone : 905.966.1890
Classes taught at : 27 King William St., 2nd Floor, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1 - enter through Homegrown Hamilton.

Our 19th year of classes - NOW IN DOWNTOWN HAMILTON!! was created as a dance course information hub for Canadian Choreographer Gabreïl Spiegelschrift and associated dance professionals initially in Toronto, Guelph and abroad in Ireland and the US. In 2009 while centred in Montréal, expanded to include the former Marianopolis Community Recreation offering additional programs taught by leading national dance and fitness professionals. was relocated to Hamilton Ontario in the autumn of 2014.

About Gabreïl Spiegelschrift
Raised on the family pig farm outside his birthplace of Fergus, Ontario, this country-boy-turned-street-punk dropped out of high school to begin a continuing journey in contemporary dance. Combining high art conventions with folk metaphor and eastern dance ideals with western idioms into his signature raw brute force, Gabreïl creates what Dance International has called “gutsy and distinct” live performances and award winning dance film projects that have been presented and broadcasted through out Canada, the United States and Europe.

Some notable collaborations and performances include Canadian Industrial rockers Malhavoc, and the ethnopunk world music ensemble Rhea’s Obsession, Montréal based American cellist Elinor Frey, as well as Ashley MacIsaac & the Paper Boys for the CBC duMaurier Concert Stage in Vancouver. His adventures have also included teaching comprehensive social dance classes of Swing and Latin since 1996 and hiding out in Ireland ceart go leor!

For more information on Gabreïl Spiegelschrift and the dance ensemble THEVARS please visit

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 20:00 to 22:00
27 King William St., 2nd Floor, Hamilton, ON L8R 1A1

Sixteen… Twenty-six [Nathaniel Hughson Gallery]

Leah eke: Sixteen... Twenty-six

September 11 to November 7

Ten Years.
… Twenty-six 

I am new,
I am old,
Not who I was,
Same as I am,

I am. 

Looking back,
Looking in.
I am new.
I am. 


"Sixteen… Twenty-six"  is an exploration of the past and present, of who I once was and who I am now. 


Hamilton born, Hamilton raised. Sheridan bound and upraised. Bachelor of Arts - Achieved. #photographylife Creatively curated, Life to image, Image to life.










Eke's photographs respond to poetry she created as a sixteen year-old. She explores the spaces that influenced her poetry with a twenty-six year-old perspective. The redacted poetry and glossy images tell the story of a young woman reaching maturity.

#FarBackFriday ArtCrawl Party

Do you remember your 16 year-old self? Awkward and unsure? Photographer Leah Eke has developed a series of photographs reflecting on poetry she wrote as a teen: Sixteen … Twenty-Six. Join us on Art Crawl, view the thoughtful series, meet the artist and remember your teen years. Pop and chips (and a angsty teen soundtrack) will be on hand.

WHEN; Friday, September 11, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (All day); #FarBackFriday ArtCrawl Party: October 9, 7 pm - 10 pm.
WHERE: Nathaniel Hughson Gallery, 27 John Street North, Hamilton
INFO: 905-923-1192 or


Friday, October 9, 2015 - 19:00 to 22:00
Friday, September 11, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, November 7, 2015 (All day)
Nathaniel Hughson Gallery, 27 John Street North, Hamilton

Fabricated Memories [Nathaniel Hughson Gallery]

Erin Vincent - Fabricated Memories

September 11 to November 7

Erin Vincent

fabricated memories

Erin Vincent experiments with various art forms including assemblages, sculpture, mixed media and collage with the intent of giving homage to the past and present.  Vincent edits the material culture of society, breathing life into debris and resurrecting materials that hold a particular significance to her. By reusing and re-contextualizing discarded family mementos, found objects and photographs, forgotten memories are reborn with new interpretation.  The appropriated images and objects are elevated to a fine art context in a gesture that simultaneously preserves and fabricates personal histories. 

Erin Vincent  (1977) is a Toronto based-artist whose work draws on a variety of processes and media.  Vincent has always been fascinated by antiques and ephemera, which hold a huge significance and influence in her work. Erin is a graduate of the Fine Arts program at the University of Waterloo and received her degree in education from the University of Western Ontario.  She spent over four year’s abroad working, traveling and cultivating her artistic practice. Vincent exhibits her work locally and can be found in private collections in Canada, UK, France, U.S.A. and New Zealand.










​Vincent's delicate mixed media works explore the idea of memory and place. Her recent additions of slick plexi to the collaged memorabilia, make them feel at once contemporary and of the past. 

WHEN; Friday, September 11, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (All day)
WHERE: Nathaniel Hughson Gallery, 27 John Street North, Hamilton
INFO: 905-923-1192 or


Saturday, September 12, 2015 - 15:00
Friday, September 11, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (All day)
27 John Street North, Hamilton

Jaime Angelopoulos: The Incandescence [AGH Design Annex]


The Design Annex is a creativity lab where experimental exhibitions are 
mounted and intimate performances staged, complemented by an exciting
home and office Art + Design Store and versatile venue rental space. 

Located at 118 James Street North in a beautifully restored 19th century
heritage building, the AGH Design Annex provides an alternate venue for
AGH programming and events that is unique in Hamilton.


Jaime Angelopoulos: The Incandescence

September 11 – November 21, 2015
Curated by the Supercrawl Curatorial Committee
Co-presented by Supercrawl and the Art Gallery of Hamilton

Jaime Angelopoulos is a featured Supercrawl artist. Her large abstract and colourful sculptures will be situated on James Street North, commissioned for the festival. The AGH Design Annex will showcase a closer look at her studio practice, including eleven of her mixed media drawings made along the same themes as her sculptural work. Using elementary materials such as oil pastel and conte, the forms she expresses are playful, while full of human gestural characteristics. They seem to emanate an electric charge in their neon brightness, like the definition of Incandescence, one of her works for which the exhibition is titled. Angelopoulos is a Toronto-based artist working in sculpture and drawing. She is represented by Parisian Laundry, Montreal.

WHERE: AGH Design Annex, 118 James St North, Hamilton, ON
INFO: (905) 667-6620 or

Friday, September 11, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, November 21, 2015 (All day)
AGH Design Annex, 118 James St North, Hamilton, ON

Gordon Leverton [HCA Gallery]

Gordon Leverton

Gordon Leverton is a member of several guilds and artist groups including Hamilton Artists Inc. and Hamilton Arts Council, as well as an elected member of The Society of Canadian Artists.  He recently sat on the McMaster Children’s Hospital artist advisory committee and currently sits as president of the West Hamilton Artists Tour, of which he is a founding member.


Gordon was awarded an honourable mention award at the 2014 juried Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition, and has received first place awards in the Junction Juried Art Exhibition and the Riverdale Art Walk in Toronto.


WHEN: Friday, October 9 - Saturday, November 14, 2015; Opening Reception - Friday, October 9, 2015 from 7 - 9 pm
WHERE: Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z4 
INFO: Tel: (905) 528-4020 Email: 
WEB: www.gordonleverton.comTwitter:

Friday, October 9, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, November 14, 2015 (All day)
Friday, October 9, 2015 - 19:00 to 21:00
Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts, 126 James Street South, Hamilton, ON L8P 2Z4

Art Crawl Artistry [AGH Design Annex]

Art Crawl Artistry

While you are out and about during art crawl each month, drop in and do something creative! Each month will have a new activity, facilitated by our professional artist-instructors.

Self-guided - free to attend - lots of fun! The AGH Design Annex will be open from 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. on art crawl days.

Join us on the second friday night of every month on James Street North, Hamilton, for the always fun James North Art Crawl. Explore the many galleries, shops and studios that are now calling this historic neighbourhood home, including the AGH Design Annex! A coordinated community effort, the Art Crawl is quickly becoming a can't miss event. 

Here at the Design Annex we always host a party for each Art Crawl. Each month hosts a new DJ or live band and a cash bar! 

WHEN: Friday, October 9, November 13, AND Friday, December 11 from 7:30 - 9:30 p.m. 
WHERE: AGH Design Annex, 118 James St North, Hamilton, ON
INFO: (905) 667-6620 or

Friday, October 9, 2015 - 19:30 to 21:30
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 19:30 to 21:30
Friday, December 11, 2015 - 19:30 to 21:30
AGH Design Annex, 118 James St North, Hamilton, ON

Passion and Trepidation [Centre 3]

Passion and Trepidation

featuring: Ted Fullerton, Sadko Hadzihasanovic, Stu Oxley

Like many contemporary Canadian visual artists, Ted Fullerton, Sadko Hadzihasanovic, and Stu Oxley employ drawing as a foundation for painting, sculpture, and printmaking . Responding equally to historical canons and current trends, they each express their passion for studio practices, and share trepidations concerning form and content through visual representation. Showcasing their prints together with works in other media, Passion & Trepidation challenges “the perception of printmaking at the margin of contemporary studio practice in North America.”

Sadko Hadzihasanovic studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Sarajevo, Bosnia. He earned his MFA at the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia (1984), and was a member of the Yugoslavian art group Zvono from 1982 until 1992. Hadziha- sanovic left war-torn Sarajevo for Canada in 1993. Currently, he teaches drawing at the University of Guelph, and at Georgian College (Barrie).

Ted Fullerton studied at the Ontario College of Art (Toronto) and conducted fieldwork in Latin America in the 1970s. He has worked in printmaking for more than 40 years, receiving numerous awards, commissions, and reviews. From 1978 to 2013, he was both a Professor, and the Coordinator of the Fine Art Program, at Georgian College’s School of Design and Visual Arts (Barrie).

Stu Oxley is represented by Paul Kuhn Gallery, Mira Godard Gallery, and Jennifer Kostiuk. He is a Master Printer and owner of Riverside Studio. Stu teaches printmaking and drawing at Georgian College.

Curated By: Ingrid Mayrhofer

WHEN: August 28 - October 10, 2015; Opening Reception: Friday, September 11
WHERE: Main Gallery, Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON
INFO: (905) 524-5084 or or

Friday, August 28, 2015 (All day) to Saturday, October 10, 2015 (All day)
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 19:00 to 23:00
Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

The Merchguy Show [Centre 3]

The Merchguy Show: A Visual Record of Concert Culture

In 2014 Merchguy Screen Printing closed the doors to it’s Toronto based basement studio and liquidated a majority of it’s equipment. Stacey Case, screen printer, designer and proprietor of Merchguy Screen Printing, launched the short-run printing operation in 2003, and catered to many businesses in the region in need of screen printed goods.

Among the many clients Merchguy serviced over the years, perhaps the most exciting of those included concert promoters, tour managers and independent musical acts. These relationships allowed Case the opportunity to produce objects of cultural importance to both the musical and visual art communities – the Gig Poster. The perpetuation of the Gig Poster tradition lives in the relationship between the musician, the artist/designer, and the printer – all of which are roles Case has played, and continues to play, throughout his career.

The collection of posters in this exhibition represent a sample of the musical acts that Merchguy helmed print production duties for, and collaborated with over the years. Taken from Case’s personal archive of printer’s proofs, these posters form a kind of retrospective of the prolific production of Merchguy Screen Printing, as well as offering a glimpse into the musical landscape of the region during Merchguy’s decade of operation. Exhibiting artwork by many different artists and designers, and including bands/musicians of varying levels of success and genres, this collection presents an incomplete portrait of the diversity of musical culture of the region through it’s relationship to an independent production artist.

Various Artists
Curated By: Chris Saba

WHEN: September 2 - September 28, 2015; Opening Reception: Friday, September 11
WHERE: Members Gallery, Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON
INFO: (905) 524-5084 or or

Wednesday, September 2, 2015 (All day) to Monday, September 28, 2015 (All day)
Friday, September 11, 2015 - 19:00 to 23:00
Centre3 for Print and Media Arts, 173 James St. North, Hamilton, ON