we’ve forgotten where our hearts have been
Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
Friday 12 June – Friday 26 June 2015
Opening Reception Friday 12 June, 5 – 8pm
new and previously unseen work – photographs, prints, ceramics & multiples
Free LTD Edition Multiple will be available at the Opening Reception.
Brad Baker and Special Collector’s Preview Reception
“Open your heart, Open your wallet”, Thursday 11 June 3-5pm
If you’re interested in purchasing work from this exhibition please feel free to attend Thursday afternoon.
NIHILIST SPASM BAND
FIFTY YEARS OF NOISE
Saturday 20 June 2015 8PM at NAC
ONLY TEN BUCKS!
Opening all vinyl experimental set by
DJ Marinko Niagara Solar Sound System
About the Nihilist Spasm Band
This is the short story:
The NSB was formed in 1965 by a group of people who enjoyed music and wanted to play in a band. There was no desire to learn to play traditional instruments so kazoos were bought and assorted noise makers modified or built from scratch. The band started playing regularly every Monday night in 1966 and has just carried on .The personal has stayed the same. John Boyle (artist) kazoo and drums, John Clement (MD) guitar and drums, Bill Exley (geezer/latinist) vocals, Murray Favro (artist) guitar, and Art Pratten (pensioner/gentleman of leisure) Pratt-a-various and Waterpipe and Aya Ohnishi (permanent guest artist) kazoo and drums.
Greg Curnoe (artist) kazoo and drums (deceased), Hugh McIntyre (curmudgeon/polymath) bass (deceased) and Archie Leitch (permanently retired) play less often.
The band currently plays most every Monday night at Forest City Gallery in London Ontario Canada. The atmosphere is informal. We play for our own enjoyment but an audience is welcome.
Read the long story here
Dance Moves of the Near Future
By NAC Member Tim Conley
Book Launch – Friday 19 June 7PM at NAC
Emily Schultz calls Tim Conley’s new short story collection, Dance Moves of the Near Future, “strange and wonderful,” and places Conley’s prose “someplace between Bender and Barthelme … exhibiting humour, imagination, and total command.” We couldn’t agree more, and might add Kafka and George Saunders to the list — these are fable-like, often darkly hilarious stories that work in the sweet spot between carefully observed realism and absurd satire.
Join host Adam Seelig to celebrate the launch of Dance Moves of the Near Future with readings by Tim Conley and Louis Cabri (Posh Lust, 2014). There will be free food, plenty of books and booze for sale, and good times all around.
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