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In this edition of The Bulletin

1. 2016: It’s Almost Over! Renew your membership today!
2. Holiday Gift Idea #1 > Stilt City Prints for sale
3. Holiday Gift Idea #2 > Film House Membership

2016: It’s Almost Over!
Renew your NAC Membership

And that means wrapping up the 2016 tax season too. Why not finish the year off with a membership renewal – and maybe even a charitable tax receipt! – at your friendly neighbourhood artist-run centre. NAC memberships are affordable (cheaper than food) and last the whole year. Want a charitable tax receipt? No problem. Upgrade your membership to a Sustaining ($100), Patron ($240), or Champion ($300+) and we’ll write you up a CRA approved receipt!

NAC members travel the inside track on good things happening (3 Show Room exhibits, 4 Flea Market Gallery exhibits, 3 Plate Glass Gallery exhibits, 20+ members gallery shows, killer roofdeck music shows, film screenings, literary events, and some of the best downtown hip-drops and shin-digs). We’ve also got a brand new studio and storefront on St. Paul Street that will take shape in the New Year with a fully equipped print studio available at discounted rates to NAC Members.

We’re here for the rest of the week (Thursday and Friday 10 until 9) or you can renew online here twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Stilt City Prints – Holiday Gift Idea #1
Based on the original pen and ink drawing by Alice Crawley

This print, entitled Stilt City, was created based on an original pen and ink drawing by my mother, Alice Crawley, circa 1972. The drawing was used as the cover for the fourth edition of Twelve Mile Creek magazine, a magazine of art and literature edited by Alice that served as a forum for local, national, and international artists and writers. In particular, contributors to the noted edition were R. Johns, John Miller, David McFadden, Dennis Tourbin, Ted Dixon, Catherine Hraber, John B. Boyle, Samual Robinson, and Ivan Jirous.

Alice was the matriarch of Niagara’s artists, with a career beginning in the 1950s and continuing until her death in 2011. She was one of the founding members of the Niagara Artists Co-operative, now the Niagara Artists Centre, along with Dennis Tourbin, John Moffat, and John B. Boyle.

In 2001, for my 60th birthday, mom presented me with the original ink drawing and I became its honoured caretaker. It has hung in a place of prominence in our home ever since.

My wife Gaby and I have made the decision to share this work with the help of the Niagara Artists Centre. We commissioned NAC printmakers Stephen Remus, David Legge, and Natasha Pedros to create a limited edition of fifty hand-screened prints on Arches watercolour paper depicting this view of downtown that has since disappeared, but more importantly, to create a legacy for my mom. We are offering this print for sale with all proceeds donated to the Alice Crawley Endowment, a fund held by the Niagara Community Foundation that will support exhibit fees for women artists showing at the Niagara Artists Centre.

Each numbered edition of the print is offered for sale at the price of $400+hst (unframed). They are available at NAC, open Wednesday to Friday 10AM to 5PM, Saturdays 12NN to 4PM, or often by chance. Please contact NAC in advance if you’d like to purchase one.

John Crawley
NAC Champion Member

Film House Memberships – Holiday Gift Idea #2

The Film House (at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre) is simply the best place in Niagara to experience the rich world of cinema. Great films, cold beer and fine Niagara wines make a good mix with a piping hot bag of popcorn!

Film House members are trendsetters | A NEW PERK FOR FILM HOUSE MEMBERS: attend the first screening of any new feature run film (any film screened three times or more) and you qualify for a buy-one-get-one-free discount. As an added bonus, members also receive a voucher for an additional two free tickets to any subsequent screening of that film during its run to give to friends.

Become a Film House MEMBER today or buy a membership for that special film-loving someone!

•   $25+HST. Valid for one year from date of purchase.
•   $7 entry to all films (2 tickets limit per membership)
•   VIP access to meet and greets, artist chats and receptions

$9 – general admission
$7 –  film house member  // 13 and under