Artist Talks - Lorrie Gallant [Dundas Valley School of Art]

Artist Talks - Lorrie Gallant

Tuesday, January 30 – 10:30 a.m.  Free.  No registration required.
Snow date: February 13

Lorrie Gallant is a writer, illustrator, storyteller, visual artist and educator, born and raised on the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. She is from the Cayuga Nation and the Turtle Clan. Lorrie is the author and illustrator of her own series of children’s books. She has led collaborative projects exhibited at Mackenzie House Museum, the PanAm Games, and Nuit Blanche Arts Festival in Toronto. She was the first woman/ Indigenous person/artist educator to receive the Ontario Arts Foundation Artist Educator Award in 2015.

For more information, click here.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:30 to 12:00
Dundas Valley School of Art, 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas, ON

Winterblooms [Dundas Valley School of Art]

Dundas Valley School of Art, Carnegie Gallery and Dundas Museum & Archives present


January 25 – 28, 2018

Beautiful floral displays and great art in the midst of winter.

Three prominent Dundas locations once again present a walking tour of exhibits featuring original artworks and precious artifacts, accompanied by floral arrangements that take their inspiration from their paired work of art.

Opening receptions at all three exhibit locations Thursday, January 25th  6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening remarks at Carnegie Gallery, 6:30 p.m.

Exhibition times:
Friday, January 26th: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 27th: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 28th: 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Free entry to exhibits at all three locations
Dundas Valley School of Art – 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas
Carnegie Gallery – 10 King St W, Dundas
Dundas Museum & Archives – 139 Park St W, Dundas

For more information, click here.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, January 28, 2018 (All day)
Dundas Valley School of Art, 21 Ogilvie St, Dundas

25th Exhibit @ McMaster Innovation Park

Local artist are celebrating Canada's 150th birthday.


this Exhibition is still open till Feb. 28th -

McMaster Innovation Park 

175 Longwood Road S.
Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

Art in the Workplace was launched during the official grand opening of the Atrium@MIP building back in October 2009, with a small gathering of local artists who would display their creative talents in the corridors of the new facility. The program was an immediate hit with all of the Tenants and is often cited as one of the many benefits of working at MIP. Since then, artists, community residents and an expanding family of tenants have continued to enjoy the 3 times yearly art displays.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 19:41 to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 - 17:09
McMaster Innovation Park 175 Longwood Road S. Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

Starting a Creative Business - in Hamilton [Work In Culture]

This one-day workshop provides the basic tools of creating, developing and putting together a solid creative business idea while beginning the process of constructing the accompanying business plan. Through interactive, reflective, left-brain and right-brain activities the participants get to step into the business mind frame and leave with the structure of their business more clearly defined. “Starting a Creative Business” is an initiative of WorkInCulture to support creative professionals of diverse artistic disciplines who are thinking about building a creative enterprise.


  • Step into the business mind frame.
  • Build a bridge from creative professional to creative business.
  • Clarify your business idea and direction and create the base of your business plan.
  • Get to know your local business and creative sector supports and community.

Guest speakers: TBD

Snjezana Pruginic is a creative business professional and facilitator with over 10 years of experience in the creative sector as a dancer, producer, writer, community art facilitator and art manager. She is also the co-founder and facilitator of "Business of Arts", an art entrepreneurship workshop for visual artists.

WHERE: Theatre Aquarius, Dofasco Centre for the Arts, Ron and Donna Patterson Lobby, 190 King William St., Hamilton, ON
WHEN: Friday, January 26, 2018 from 9 AM to 5 PM EST

"Starting a Creative Business - in Hamilton" would not be possible without the following partners.

Presenting Partner: Hamilton Arts Council

Space Sponsor: Theatre Aquarius

Lunch Sponsor: City of Hamilton Hamilton Economic Development

Funder: Ontario Trillium Foundation

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 09:00 to 17:00
Theatre Aquarius, 190 King William St., Hamilton, ON

Night of Cultural Creativity [True North Gallery]

True North Gallery – The Music Gallery of Fine Art presents

Night of Cultural Creativity

One Night Only Book Signing, Art Show & Concert

with visual artist and musician
Joe Crookston 
& music journalist and best-selling author
David McPherson

Join one of Canada’s leading music writers and one of New York’s finest songwriters and painters as they team up for a one night only event that brings together book reading, stories, songs, and an art exhibition (with a Niagara wine tasting).

Free and open to the public, Canadian author, David McPherson will read from and sign copies of his new book, The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern: A Complete History, which pays homage to the legendary Toronto music venue on its 70th anniversary. 

What exactly makes The Horseshoe Tavern so legendary, and how has it managed to survive when so many Toronto music venues have closed? Live music and the Horseshoe Tavern are woven into the fabric of Toronto’s history. It’s more than a venue. It’s a pilgrimage place where people gather and commune over a shared passion. The Horseshoe is a beacon for music lovers, a part of Toronto’s rich musical landscape. McPherson will read excerpts from the new book, answer questions, and sign copies.

McPherson is president and chief creative officer of McPherson Communications — a writing and public relations consulting business. Over the years his writing on music has appeared in Paste, American Songwriter, Canadian Musician, Exclaim!, and Chartattack.com. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario.

"David McPherson has captured the soul and the sweat, the joy and the chaos of the hands-down greatest music parlor in Canada. This book takes you through a journey that began before rock ’n’ roll and keeps the ghosts humming with you long past closing time. From Stonewall Jackson to the Last Pogo the spirit that is the Horseshoe lives in these pages.”         ~ Colin Linden


From Ithaca NY, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and painter, Joe Crookston is bringing his slide guitar, fiddle, hilarious stories, universal songs with gorgeous melodies and original paintings for a night that will leave you feeling more awake and alive with a renewed sense of what’s possible.

Crookston will share songs, stories, and talk about his artistic/creative process and his work as a “social archeologist,” collecting stories and turning them into relevant art that helps us understand our culture and our humanity.


WHERE: True North Gallery, Griffin House, 23 Griffin Street, Waterdown, ON

WHEN: Friday, January 19, 2018 at  8:00PM

INFO: contact 905.690.9397 x 228 or go to www.artsfest.ca

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 20:00 to 22:00
True North Gallery, Griffin House, 23 Griffin Street, Waterdown, ON

Hamilton Learning Series [Artsbuild Ontario]


You're Invited! ArtsBuild Ontario’s Space Rentals Workshop Series is coming to Hamilton!
We know many creative organizations and small businesses rely on rental revenues to support their operations. That's why ArtsBuild Ontario is proud to present the Learning Series - a collection of learning opportunities for arts facilities around ArtsBuild's core programs, including SpaceFinderArtsBuild Ontario is thrilled to partner with Hamilton Arts Council to bring our Space Rentals Workshop Series to the community of Hamilton.

This day of learning will cover two important topics around space rentals - Space Rentals for Beginners (9 AM - 12 PM) and Best Practices for Managing Risk in Space Rentals (1 PM - 4 PM). Join us for one session or both!

Date: Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM EST
Cost: FREE!

REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/space-rentals-workshop-series-hamilton-tickets-41017518502


1) Space Rentals for Beginners
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location | Hamilton Artists Inc. (155 James Street North, Hamilton ON L8R 2K9)

Space rentals are a significant revenue source that contributes to the sustainability of many creative organizations and small businesses. Using examples from the sector, this half-day workshop will cover how to define, target and engage with current and new renter audiences. This workshop is for any arts professional looking for ways to expand their current renter audience or just starting a space rental program. This workshop also serves as a useful tool for any arts professional looking to diversify their skill set around space rentals and revenue development.

2) Best Practices for Managing Risk in Space Rentals
Thursday, January 25th, 2018
Time | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location |  Hamilton Artists Inc. (155 James Street North, Hamilton ON L8R 2K9)

What does it mean to manage risk in your rental space? What is your organization’s attitude towards potential hazards? In this half-day workshop, we will cover what creative venues and small businesses need to know about operational, financial and legal risk when it comes to renting out space. This workshop is open to all creative venues and small businesses currently offering space rentals. This workshop also serves as a useful tool for smaller/newer rental spaces expecting to grow as well as arts professionals looking to better understand risk in space rentals.

For more information or to register please contact Eilidh at eilidh@artsbuildontario.ca


ArtsBuild Ontario has partnered with Hamilton Arts Council to bring these workshops to the community. Hamilton Arts Council exists 

to strengthen the role of the arts and culture in the City of Hamilton by making the arts accessible and relevant to the entire community. We would like to thank Hamilton Artists Inc. for generously donating their space for this event.

The Learning Series is presented by ArtsBuild Ontario as a collection of learning opportunities for arts facilities around our core programs: SpaceFinder Canada, Arts Facilities Mentoring Network, Energy Conservation and Asset Planner for the Arts. The Learning Series is generously support in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ontario Arts Council.

The Learning Series is funded in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The leading grantmaking foundation in Canada, the Ontario Trillium Foundation strengthens the capacity of the voluntary sector through investments in community-based initiatives. An agency of the Government of Ontario, OTF builds healthy and vibrant communities.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 09:00 to 16:00
Hamilton Artists Inc, 155 James Street North, Hamilton, ON

December Art Crawl Screening [Factory Media Centre]

December Art Crawl Screening

Friday, December 08, 2017 from 6 – 10pm

Free Admission

Dir: Alanis Obomsawin
Screening at 6:00pm (2 hrs 40 mins)

In 2007, the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a complaint against Indian Affairs and Northern Development Canada, accusing it of discrimination. They argued that the family and child support services made available to First Nations children on reserves and in Yukon were underfunded and inferior to those offered to other Canadian children. Indigenous children were also six to eight times more likely to be placed in foster care—more often than not in non-Native homes. This situation was reminiscent of the assimilation and trauma caused by residential schools, which was also widely discussed during the trial.

Including the many appeals, the legal process spanned nine long years before finally ending in victory for the plaintiffs in 2016. We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice gives a voice to those involved in this legal battle, notably Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of the FNCFCSC, who endured government spying and retaliation as a result of her central role in the trial. Abenaki filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin guides us through the intricacies of the legal system while never losing sight of the real issues at stake: the welfare of children and the survival of Indigenous cultures.

Dir: Tasha Hubbard
Screening at 8:40pm (1 hr 20 mins)

Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary by director Tasha Hubbard.

Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or to live in foster care. Now all in middle age, each has grown up in different circumstances, with different family cultures, different values and no shared memories. Birth of a Family follows them through the challenges, trepidations and joys of their first steps towards forming their family.

Meeting all together for the first time, they spend a week in Banff, Alberta, sharing what they know about their mother and stories about their lives and the struggles they went through as foster kids and adoptees. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, bringing laughter with it, and their family begins to take shape.

Factory is located at 228 James Street North in downtown Hamilton. The main gallery space is wheelchair accessible. Our washrooms are gender-neutral but unfortunately are not wheelchair accessible.

Opening: Friday, December 08, 2017 

905-577-9191 | www.factorymedia.cainfo@factorymedia.ca


Friday, December 8, 2017 (All day)
Factory Media Centre - 228 James Street North, Hamilton

I Am An Artist Awareness Campaign Launch


Artistry is a vision within the creative soul. It is a literary, visual, digital, and an audible spark that propels one to create and be creative. Artists share this creativity through many mediums and enhance the lives of others with this energy. “I am an Artist” is a representation of creators and their craft – a window into the many disciplines that produce “art” and “artists”. Through digital technology, we can begin to unravel the purpose, the energy, and the soul of each artist within various sectors of art and design. Although a single compilation, the singular beauty of each artist is displayed through their passion.

Join the Hamilton Arts Council as we invite all of the Hamilton community to attend a celebration to launch our new #IAMANARTIST media campaign!

The Hamilton Arts Council has installed 30 banners along the King William Street Art Walk in order to celebrate the diversity of Hamilton's Artistic Community and to showcase the many disciplines which fall under the moniker "Artist".  The project has been sponsored with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council, Incite Foundation for the Arts, Orbital, Impressive Printing, the Hamilton Community Foundation, and the City of Hamilton. Hamilton Arts Council staff will be on-hand to share news of the other projects we are workingnon.

The "I Am An Artist" awareness campaign includes a micro-site at www.iamanartisthamilton.com which will also launch December 8, 2017. As well, Hamilton-area artists can use the hashtag #IAMANARTIST to promote their work and practice. We hope you will join us in this vibrant social media awareness campaign to showcase the creative diversity of our community.

Follow the link to see more on the I Am An Artist campaign.

WHEN: December 8th starting at 7PM

WHERE: Visitor Centre, Tourism Hamilton, 28 James St. North (main level of the Lister Block)

TIX: Admission is FREE; light refreshments will be served

INFO: Annette Paiement, Executive Director, Hamilton Arts Council, (905) 481-3218 or executive@hamiltonartscouncil.ca


Friday, December 8, 2017 - 19:00 to 20:30
Visitor Centre, Tourism Hamilton, 28 James St. North, Hamilton, ON

Art in the Workplace 25th Exhibit [McMaster Innovation Park]


25th Exhibit - Opening Night November 30, 2017 at 7 pm - 9 pm

Art in the Workplace is a year‐round opportunity for members of the local creative community to showcase their talents in an unparalleled atmosphere. From photography and painting to ceramics and sculpture, The Atrium@MIP is the ideal location for you to experience local artistic talent. Join us on Thursday, November 30th at 7:00 pm for our 25th Exhibit grand opening.


Thursday, August 3, 2017 - 19:00 to 21:00
McMaster Innovation Park, 175 Longwood Road S., Suite 105