COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Visual Art

Aug

29

12:00PM

Stylo Starr | "89DAMES"

Presented by:

Art Gallery of Burlington

Hamilton-based artist Stylo Starr opened 89DAMES in the RBC Gallery, which runs until December 31, 2020. This exhibition explores the beauty of Black women from the so-called ‘glamorous’ era of the 1950’s and 1960’s. Stylo Starr strives to commemorate and preserve the light and beauty of a myriad of Black women from the past, in a current social climate that insists, rather, on demonizing and marginalizing contemporary Black women. Where history stops short at Monroe, Hepburn, or Taylor, Starr focuses her scope on the Kitts, Fitzgeralds, and Hornes of the same era that graced the covers of former weekly digest, JET Magazine. Stylo places value in becoming familiar with the faces and energies of each woman through the careful, yet impulsive manipulation of photo transfer on paper collage.

Location:

1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON L7S 1A9

Visual Art

Sept

11

12:00PM

P. Mansaram | "The Medium is the Medium is the Medium"

Presented by:

Art Gallery of Burlington

The Art Gallery of Burlington (AGB) welcomes you back! Not only is this the auspicious re-opening of the gallery, but it is the homecoming of our beloved P. Mansaram. Thirty years after his last exhibition at the AGB, we celebrate the life and work of Burlington’s senior media artist, educator, and maverick. On view from September 11, 2020 – January 3, 2021, in the Lee-Chin Family Gallery, this exhibition is curated by Indu Vashist and Toleen Touq of SAVAC (South Asian Visual Arts Centre).

Location:

1333 Lakeshore Rd, Burlington, ON L7S 1A9

Visual Art

Sept

12

12:00PM

Geneviève Thauvette | "Breaking News"

Presented by:

Hamilton Artists Inc.

On view on the Inc.’s external Cannon Project Wall, Breaking News consists of a series of hand tinted self-portrait photographs that satirize the format and content of news reports. Through parody and caricature, heavy subject matter such as abduction, flood, disaster, televised suicide, and dictatorship are depicted in a surreal and jocular newsroom simulation. While the images are bright and enticing, the installation demands serious contemplation of how individuals in power and mainstream media work hand-in-hand to undermine the integrity and veracity of current events.

Location:

155 James Street North, Hamilton, ON, L8R 2K9

Installation

Oct

24

Sandra Meigs | "Imaginal Worlds"

Presented by:

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Internationally-renowned artist Sandra Meigs installed The Elevators, a series of circular paintings that celebrate the everyday, along with the large red inner-smile mobile from Room for Mystics. Head to the Gallery today and enjoy this bright and positive installation, bringing a sense of joy and wonder to our entrance!

Location:

Art Gallery of Hamilton, 123 King St W, Hamilton, ON, L8P 4S8

Visual Arts

Nov

19

10:00AM

Annual Art Exhibition and Sale

Presented by:

Bhairavi Talpade

Hamilton artist Bhairavi Jathar, exhibiting a large collection of watercolor paintings, acrylic paintings, oil pastel drawings, pen illustrations and hand painted gift articles. "Ontario impressions" is the highlight of this exhibition. With a impressionistic approach Bhairavi paints city life and country sides, to make viewer travel through the cities in Ontario. Painting demonstration every Thursdays and Sundays 4-6 pm, until December 20th. Free quiling activities. Affordable paintings in variety of sizes and styles.

Location:

122 Harnesworth Crescent, Hamilton, ON, L8B 0J5

Market

Nov

28

10:00AM

Carnegie Christmas Market

Presented by:

Carnegie Gallery

Find the perfect gift at the Carnegie’s Christmas Market, featuring the fine art and craft of over 100 Artist Members and Christmas Vendors. Customers will find original ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, woodwork, paintings, prints, photography, cards, seasonal ornaments, and so much more. Running until December 31.

Open House: November 28 & 29
Holiday Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10am-4:30pm, Sun. 12-4:30pm

Admission is FREE.
There will be free parking in municipal lots throughout the entire month of December.
Safety protocols are in place for all visitors. Mandatory face masks and physical distancing rules will be enforced for everyone’s safety. A plastic screen has been installed at the front desk and hand sanitizer is available in several locations.

Location:

10 King Street West, Dundas, Ontario, L9H 1T7

Nov

30

5:00PM

Ball's Falls Holiday Trail

Presented by:

Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

Set within the breathtaking Twenty Valley, Ball’s Falls Conservation Area offers spectacular scenery and natural beauty. Now imagine it all lit up in time for the holiday season?!

Join the NPCA & Niagara Peninsula Conservation Foundation at Ball's Falls Conservation Area from November 30 to December 20, for a spectacular hiking experience along the trails and within the Heritage Village of Glen Elgin.

Location:

Ball's Falls Conservation Area, 3292 Sixth Ave, Lincoln, ON, L0R 1S0

Performing Arts

Dec

11

Harbourtown Sound: Home For The Holidays

Presented by:

Harbourtown Sound

The show will feature a montage of songs from our previous Christmas shows, appearances by special guests, and a special treat---a brand new rendition of Let It Snow by the entire Harbourtown Sound chorus. The video performance will be available on our website from Dec 11 – 31. The show is FREE, but those who watch will be invited to make a donation to the chorus, a substantial portion of which will be shared with two local Hamilton charities---the CHCH TV Toy Drive and the 541 Eatery & Exchange.

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ONLINE

Performance

Dec

19

4:00PM

Traditions in a New World: Hamilton Children's Choir Annual Concert

Presented by:

Hamilton Children's Choir

Strange times call for nostalgia, celebration, and optimism, right? Maybe we can't bring you a concert in person, but we sure CAN bring you one online! Join us for our annual holiday concert, Traditions in a New World, on Saturday December 19th at 4PM. You'll see and hear our Komenci, Esplori, Esprimas, Profunda and Ilumini choirs - plus you'll be able to join us for some classic sing-along carols. We can't wait to share our music, our energy, and our traditions with you!

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ONLINE

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