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

Multi-Disciplinary

Oct

16

10:00AM

Alejandro Tamayo | "Album"

Presented by:

Centre[3] for Artistic + Social Practice

October 16 – November 28, 2020
Organized by Sally Frater and Sahra Soudi

In the exhibition "Album," Alejandro Tamayo ponders the scope of music’s existence beyond sound through a series of works that focus on and examine time and its intrinsic relationship to space. An online component of the exhibition will document the changes that occur in the gallery installation throughout its duration.

Location:

173 James St. N, 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

Exhibition

Nov

5

Michael Allgoewer | "MARKING TIME"

Presented by:

The Assembly Gallery

Running from Nov. 5 to Dec. 3. Opening Nov. 7 from 2- 4pm.

Henri Bergson stated that “our perceptions, actual and virtual, extend along two lines…the point, at the intersection of the two lines, is the only one actually given to consciousness.” The work in MARKING TIME loosely interprets this central theme through painting, installation pieces, and found text.

Utilizing a predominantly minimalist aesthetic, these pieces suggest a metaphorical, cosmic timeline…

Location:

68 King Street East, Hamilton, ON, L8N 1A6

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

Activity

Nov

25

6:00PM

Yoga at the Art Gallery of Hamilton

Presented by:

Art Gallery of Hamilton

Awaken your body, mind, and spirit with this all-levels yoga class led by GOODBODYFEEL Movement Studio. To protect the safety precautions of all participants, walk-ins will not be permitted. Please register online 24 hours before the session and bring your own mat.

Wednesday at 6PM • November 25

Location:

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

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

Education

Nov

28

1:00PM

From Chaos to Clarity

Presented by:

Regardless of where we are in our business journeys, we all hit roadblocks where we may feel fatigued, uninspired and misaligned. At times like these we can find inspiration by sharing our stories and learning from each other's experiences. Throughout history we see that women entrepreneurs have thrived through economic instability. Such unprecedented times come with remarkable opportunity for those who are willing to shift and adapt to the changes we are seeing in our economy. We created this platform to empower women to tap into their latent creative powers at a time when the world is in dire need of our gifts. Join us for what we guarantee will be an awe-inspiring panel discussion hosted by a group of remarkable women entrepreneurs and get clear through the chaos!

Location:

ONLINE

Performing Arts

Nov

28

7:00PM

The AGH Dream: A Virtual Gala Experience

Presented by:

Art Gallery of Hamilton

The AGH Dream: A Virtual Gala Experience is a demonstration of our collective spirit and ability to come together in new ways. As one of the most influential events of the season, we're pleased to welcome you to enjoy behind-the-scenes Gallery footage, video performances by Terra Lightfoot, Logan Staats, and the Hamilton City Ballet, along with access to our ever-popular auction - all celebrated virtually from the comforts of your home. Enhance your experience by adding a specialty, locally sourced culinary package, available by delivery to your home or curbside pickup at the AGH.

Location:

ONLINE

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