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Largest Art Exhibit and Sale in Niagara
Saturday 12 April 2014 at NAC
Doors at 8:00PM – VIP Preview at 7:40PM*


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* Preview for NAC Supporters, Patrons, and Champions. Become a member, renew, or upgrade your membership today!

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Drinking The Lake
A Window Exhibit by NAC Member Maggie Groat
Art Metropole – 1490 Dundas St. W, Toronto
Wednesday 12 March – Saturday 5 April 2014

Drinking The Lake provides a space to contemplate Lake Ontario while it reinvigorates you. Recycled glass bottles are transformed into inexpensive multiples dedicated to drinking Toronto tap water, courtesy of the lake.

The Lake, Book Launch
Saturday 22 March 4pm – 7pm
Art Metropole – 1490 Dundas St. W, Toronto

The Lake is an alternative body of research about the lake, including contributions from: James Algie, Gina Badger, Diane Borsato, Joseph Boyden, Jennifer Castle, Sarah Cullen, Dana Fountain, Maggie Groat, April Hickox, Elle Kurancid, Tiziana La Melia, Maryse Lariviere, Leisure (Meredith Carruthers & Susannah Wesley), Jimmy Limit, Duane Linklater, Tegan Moore, Julie Nagam, Parker Branch, Simon Pope, Sandra Recicho, Ann Sanderson, Simon Starling, cheyanne turions.  A new Art Metropole publication edited by Maggie Groat.

Maggie Groat is a visual artist working in a variety of media including collage, sculpture, artists books, site-specific interventions, and field studies. Forming an ongoing research-based practice, her work explores studies for possible futures, relationships and reconnections to Indigenous land and the interdisciplinary potential of artistic intervention and envisioning. Maggie studied visual art and philosophy at York University before attending The University of Guelph, where she received an MFA degree in 2010. She is lives and works on the southern shore of Lake Ontario. She is represented by Erin Stump Projects, Toronto.

The editor and publishers gratefully acknowledge the support of the Ontario Arts Council for this project.

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25-27 April 2014
Early Bird Festival Passes now available!
All-access to a 3-day explosion of creativity in downtown St. Catharines.

In the Soil Arts Festival is getting ready to break new artistic ground for the sixth year in the core of downtown St. Catharines. This year’s festival will feature a stellar program of music, media, theatre, dance, poetry, installations and one-time, out-of-the-box performance experiences from April 25 – 27 2014. Early bird passes are only $20 and provide all-access to 100+ acts and installations.


  •     Edmonton’s award-winning Concrete Theatre will bring Paper Song by Jared Matsunaga-Turnbull to the Sullivan Mahoney Courthouse Theatre for a special family performance on Saturday 26 April @ 2pm, a co-presentation with Carousel Players. Reserve your $10 tickets for this show and more show information here.
  •     Over 400 artists from as close as your own backyard and as far as Wakefield Quebec will descend on downtown St. Catharines;
  •     New this year, Rhizomes: a site-specific, multi-artist event will take over the historic Courthouse in downtown St. Catharines;
  •     A rockin’ outdoor festival hub including an expanded Artisan Market, new beer, wine and culinary treats all weekend long;
  •     Free Family Events – workshops and take home art projects presented in partnership with Rodman Hall Arts Centre.

A limited number of early bird festival passes are on sale now for only $20 until 28 March 2014 @ 6pm. Reserve your all-inclusive 2014 festival pass through the Centre for the Arts, Brock University Box Office at 905-688-5550 x3257 or online at
Click HERE to order your 2014 Early Bird Festival Pass

In the Soil Arts Festival is brought to you by Suitcase in Point Theatre Company and festival partners with an aim to bring Niagara artists from a range of disciplines together to provide unique audience experiences. The festival nurtures the creation of new work, encourages innovation, offers learning opportunities for youth and provides intimate and uncommon platforms for audiences to experience artwork.  Last year over 350 artists and 3500 festival attendees came together to celebrate the arts of Niagara and beyond. This year, In the Soil Arts Festival is bringing another rich and fruitful harvest to St. Catharines downtown core to help grow a Niagara that is self-determining and culturally distinct.

Stay tuned for more festival announcements and a brand spanking new festival website.

[su_divider top=”no”] Fin de Fiesta presents
Mala Yerba Nunca Muere
Sullivan Mahoney Courthouse Theatre, St. Catharines

Wednesday 26 March at 8pm
Tickets available at Mahtay Café, Thorold Music, or online here.

FIN DE FIESTA is currently mounting their next touring production, “Mala Yerba Nunca Muere” (“Wild Flowers Never Die”). At the core of this show is an exploration of flamenco’s capacity to invoke striking contrasts, from delicate beauty to a fierceness that borders on carnal. From refined to raw, “Mala Yerba Nunca Muere” incorporates the traditional and the contemporary to create an electrifying portrait of an art form that shatters traditional stereotypes of beauty.