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The board and staff of NAC are calling on NAC members for help. We want you to share your Artist-run Centre with others! Know an artist who’d benefit from being a member? Know someone who’d buzz on our programming, enjoy a high time at a weird event? Bring them down to NAC’s Open House on Monday 28 June from 6-9PM. We’re flinging the doors wide on this little tree-fort with a budget and we want you to help show it off:

Take them up for a stroll on the newly constructed Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace

Have them check out the arsenal of art-making and presentation tools that NAC rents—cameras, audio recording equipment, projectors—all for cheap!

Brag about our exhibition spaces, the newly renovated Show Room Gallery, the great installation by Carrie Perrault now showing in the Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery, and the stunning video installation by Gustavo Cequera in the Plate Glass Gallery

Introduce them to some of your friendly neighbourhood artists and the epicenter of over forty-five years of Artist-run culture in Niagara

Refreshments will be served. Music will be playing. Agents will be standing by to sign members on faster than you can say, “Jackrabbit Johannsen Was One Hundred and Eleven!” Bring the prospects to us and we’ll help you win them over. It’s an easy sell.


Simply Saucer and WindfallFound
Saturday 27 June at 8PM
Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC


SIMPLY SAUCER: A bridge between the psychedelic and punk eras that no one crossed at the time. A harbinger of the future from the past working in the present tense. Saucer was – and still IS – Canada’s foremost psychedelic/proto-punk (whatever THAT means) unit responsible for creating some of the most intense, out-there musical moments in the mid-to late ’70’s.

Saucer combined Detroit street rock grit w/Velvet Underground-inspiration, mixed it with Kraut-rock and early electronic experimentation and came up with something original. Cyborgs Revisited, a compilation of demos and live material was originally released in 1989 on a piece of pressed petroleum-by-product, was re-issued in 2003 on CD by Sonic Unyon, and has garnered great gobs of press.

Half Human, Half Live is the group’s first new set of recordings in nearly 30 years. Both the Human (i.e studio) and Live sides were produced by the band @ Catharine North Studios, with guitarist Stephen Foster overseeing the technical end of things.

The live sides were recorded on June 23rd, 2007, in front of a live, partisan audience. The studio sessions capture the full range of the band’s musical parameters, from the Kinks-ian pop-rock of Almost Ready Betty to the spacey, progressive-rock opus Clearly Invisible to the pastoral, Syd Barret-esque (RIP) Dandelion Kingdom.

Their most recent recording, the Baby Nova vinyl EP, won the 2015 Punk Recording of the Year Award at the recent Hamilton Music Awards. It was recorded in Detroit. At Jim Diamond’s Ghetto Recorder Studios.

Edgar continues his parallel career as an acoustic solo artist.

Check out the review of Cyborgs Revisted here

WindfallFound: WindfallFound’s music has been described as “dramatic, dynamic tracks that delve into shoegaze and ambient-rock, [that] also push the boundaries of alternative rock into something massive and creative” (The Dusty Organ).

Attic Daddy
Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC
Saturday 4 July 2015 8PM


ATTIC DADDY. The Hoof on the Roof. Attic Daddy’s Cracked Plate Special. Bacon fat biscuits, rodent ( Rat Fink ) sausages ( Link ) and a side of barbed wire. Raise a dirty glass to the pioneers that braved Treble Pass and Reverb Gulch before us. My intentions have never wavered. The Big Beat will not be allowed obsolescence. I’ve never made a joke at the expense of Elvis Presley.

David O’Meara & Damian Rogers
Authors’ Reading
Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC
Friday 10 July 2015 – Doors at 8:30PM / Reading at 9PM
$10 at the door

David O’Meara is the author of four collections of poetry and a play, Disaster, nominated for four Rideau Awards. He has been shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award, the ReLit Prize, the K. M. Hunter Award, the Trillium Book Award, a National Magazine Award and is a three-time winner of the Archibald Lampman Prize. His most recent book, A Pretty Sight (Coach House Books, 2013), won the 2014 Ottawa Book Award.
>> Read a Q&A with David O’Meara here

Originally from the Detroit area, Damian Rogers now lives in Toronto where she works as the poetry editor of both House of Anansi Press and The Walrus, and as the creative director of Poetry in Voice, a national recitation contest for Canadian high-school students. Her first book of poems, Paper Radio, was nominated for the Pat Lowther Memorial Award.
>> Check out Damian Rogers’ website here

Full Day Camp from 27-31 July 2015

$300 for the week

Students ages 5-16
Learn the art of filmmaking through stop motion animation, music video and short film creations.

To register contact 905-736-2150 or email


Thank you to the Niagara Community Foundation, Boys and Girls Club of Niagara, The Merchant Ale House, Suitcase in Point Theatre Co, and Fourgrounds Media for their generous support.

Brothers in Art
Opening Saturday 4 July 1PM-4PM
on display until 17 July

King St. Gallery
153 King Street
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

The ‘Brothers in Art’ exhibit features the work of Lawrence Wing, Paul Wing and Peter Wing; all three of whom were raised in Niagara’s own Port Dalhousie. All three artists have come to express themselves through different visual mediums and at defining points in their lives.

Peter Wing is a cross-medium artist who has been making visual art for over 4 decades. His extensive history in the region’s art community includes his position as founding Director of the present day Niagara Artists Centre (NAC) in St. Catharines. In this show Peter is exhibiting recent drawings done in charcoal and Wolff’s carbon. While the works are representational and often depict nature, there is preternatural quality that takes the viewer beyond the realism. His works are represented in private and institutional collections. Visit

Paul Wing has perfected his photographic style over 30 years behind film and video cameras in television broadcasting. He recently turned his full attention to still photography, with intriguing results. His approach is as varied as his subject matter, from glowing landscapes to urban studies. His photos have been described as “ethereal,” “mysterious,” and “painterly.” His photographs are represented in private and corporate collections across Canada. Visit

Larry Wing is blessed with an inquisitive mind and loads of creativity. It wasn’t until he recovered from a major medical crisis that he realized he needed to express himself visually, in the form of oil painting. His original goal with painting was to simply provide himself with a therapeutic creative outlet, but it was not long before he realized it was much more than that. He began to attract buyers for his works and is now represented in art collections across North America. Visit