- Can the Arts Save Hamilton?
It proved a funny question with which to frame Thursday night’s panel discussion at the Art Gallery of Hamilton: why ask if the arts can ‘save’ Hamilton when it became readily apparent that everyone in the room already took the affirmative for granted? The more accurate shape of the debate – and there was debate [...]
- Play Nice: 2009 Summa Show at Mac
Having spent a good many Thursdays of late attending critiques with the upper years of McMaster’s Studio Art program, I was very much looking forward to seeing what this year’s graduates would present at the always-packed-but-seldom-boring Summa Exhibition at the McMaster Museum of Art. Between those crits and various of their showings as Show and [...]
- James North Art Crawl: April
While I had heard speculation through the week over whether Good Friday would impact attendance, this month’s Art Crawl still saw a healthy turn-out in the street and galleries, and just as well given that the range of exhibitions on offer was of a higher standard than I have seen in several months. Elizabeth Chitty’s [...]
- James North Art Crawl Preview: April
Hamilton Artists Inc.: Elizabeth Chitty Elizabeth Chitty, Guardian of Niagara: The Great Lakes Chitty’s exhibition of ecologically conscious photographs and installation work has been on view since March 20 when I posted an announcement of her Artist Talk for the exhibition, but will be having its opening reception during the Art Crawl. The Print Studio: [...]
- OMG PONIES!!!
For those who know me better than I’d like (i.e. close family and anyone I’ve slurred drunken 80s nostalgia at over the years), my appreciation for the following find in today’s Street Anatomy post will come as no surprise. Yes, as someone who both played with My Little Pony toys as a child (way more [...]
- Saying what we already knew (now with numbers!)
Nothing quite brightens my day like a tidy, official report reminding me not only of how utterly dirt-poor I am, but also that I’m far from exceptional in this regard. And yes, apparently it’s that grim but all the same I believe Michael Maranda (assistant curator at the Art Gallery of York University) has done [...]