Visual Arts

The Quilt of Belonging [The Cotton Factory]

 

Hamilton’s Creative Arts Centre in the heart of lower Hamilton
In the heart of lower Hamilton, this former industrial building from 1900 is a prime example of adaptive reuse.
It has been transformed from a cotton mill into a creative industries complex, with space for workshops, galleries,
office space for creative professionals, and studios for artists.   Filmmakers, photographers and special events
are also drawn to the building by its unique aesthetic and its historic charm.

270 Sherman Avenue North, Suite 201,
Hamilton ON, L8L 6N4
Phone +1 905 547-8256
Email info@cottonfactory.ca

The Quilt of Belonging Exhibit

July 11 - August 16 

The Quilt of Belonging will be exhibited at The Cotton Factory in Hamilton from July 10 until August 16, 2017.  The Quilt of Belonging is a textile art project, spanning 120 feet.  It is comprised of 263 blocks, each created to recognize Canada’s diversity.  It celebrates our common humanity and promotes compassion among people. This Canadian icon Exhibit will also include daily program. Programming is continuous and diverse, and was developed to include a breadth of activities from a variety of cultural groups within the region of Hamilton Halton and Brant. It includes the following elements: Weekly demonstrations, Weekend workshops, Thursday Night Talks, Friday Night Performances, Saturday Night Concerts, A Grand Opening Event (July 10th)


 

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 09:00 to Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 17:00
270 Sherman Ave. N., Hamilton

Proof Positive [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

 

Proof Positive

JUNE 9TH - JULY 8TH

A Community Arts Exhibition
Co-presented by Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts and WAHC 
In WAHC's Community Gallery

With assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts, Centre[3] successfully organized and delivered the project, Proof Positive, in collaboration with the Regional Rehabilitation Centre (RRC) in the fall of 2016. Proof Positive connected Margaret Flood and Donna Akrey, two local established visual artists, with persons with acquired brain injuries undergoing rehabilitation at Hamilton’s RRC in a collective experience exploring art making and publishing. Come and see the outcome of this community arts project in WAHC’s Community Gallery, on view until July 8th.

Stay tuned for the announcement of the Proof Positive closing reception in July.

For more information, contact Tara Bursey, Program Coordinator at tara@wahc-museum.ca or (905) 522-3003 ex 29 or Becky Katz, Community Arts Manager, Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts at (905) 524-5084 or communityarts@centre3.com

Friday, June 9, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, July 8, 2017 (All day)
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St, Hamilton

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

After Gold Mountain Artist Walk-Through [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

 

After Gold Mountain Artist Walk-Through with Marlene Yuen

May 13, 2017 at 1:30pm

AFTER GOLD MOUNTAIN ARTIST WALK-THROUGH
WITH MARLENE YUEN

SATURDAY MAY 13TH  I  1:30PM
WAHC'S MAIN GALLERY

Join us for a special exhibition tour of After Gold Mountain with Marlene Yuen in English with interpretation in Mandarin.  The event is co-sponsored by the Chinese Canadian National Council, Toronto Chapter

Meet printmaker and book artist Marlene Yuen and view her exhibition on its opening weekend. After Gold Mountain: Selected Stories of Chinese Labourers in Canada weaves together selected histories of Chinese workers in Canada, from the labourers who built the transcontinental railway, to cannery workers, labour activists and entrepreneurs from British Columbia to Ontario. This exhibition honours the work of Chinese labourers and their contributions to Canadian society.

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

The artist wishes to acknowledge the support of the British Columbia Arts Council, the Canada Council for the Arts  and CUPE Local 15 for their support of this exhibition. WAHC acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, as well as WAHC members, volunteers, operating funders and union supporters for their support of After Gold Mountain.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 13:30
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St, Hamilton

Grapes and Tortillas [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

 

Deborah Koenker: Grapes and Tortillas

September 8 - December 16

GRAPES AND TORTILLAS - DEBORAH KOENKER
MAIN GALLERY EXHIBITION
OPENING RECEPTION
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8TH  I 7PM - 10PM

Deborah Koenker’s project, Grapes and Tortillas, draws into focus 96 temporary agricultural workers from Mexico, contracted to work in the fruit orchards, greenhouses, farms and vineyards of BC’s Okanagan Valley. These individuals represent a fraction of the thousands of seasonal farm workers who come to Canada every year under Canada’s Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP).

This exhibition, a tribute to farm workers’ hard work and sacrifices, highlights the cultural isolation they tolerate to realize their desires for a better life for themselves and their families while reflecting the profound impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) on the Mexican economy, food production and the lives of Mexicans. Through the images and words of these workers, this exhibition underlines the significant contribution of seasonal agricultural workers to the Canadian economy, and conveys the real, true cost of our food, and who is paying the price for it.

Visit our website, Twitter and Facebook pages for updates on program offerings presented alongside Grapes and Tortillas over our fall season, including two PA Day camps, Farm to Table Printmaking with Ingrid Mayrhofer and Workers Calaveras with Maria Lemus, and a public screening of the documentary Dolores (Dir: Peter Bratt, 2017) on October 26th at 7 pm.

About the Artist:

Deborah Koenker is a Vancouver, BC Canada based interdisciplinary artist with interests in writing and curatorial projects, and former Associate Professor at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. For the past three decades she has exhibited prints, drawings, sculpture and mixed media installations in public galleries and artist-run centres in Canada, the USA, Mexico and Spain. She was a founding member and first Director of Malaspina Printmakers Workshop for professional artists.

Her installations explore social and feminist issues using a range of media including audio, text/narrative, performance, sculptural objects, kinesthetic involvement, photography, print, textile and collaboration.  Her work in drawing, print media and collage is a parallel practice to her installation work. Koenker received a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in Fine Art, did post graduate studies at Central St. Martins (London, England), and earned an M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University in Southern California. Her work is represented in 29 public collections in Canada and the United States.

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

Friday, September 8, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, December 16, 2017 (All day)
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 19:00 to 22:00
Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart St, Hamilton

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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