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In this edition of The Bulletin:

  1. OAC Exhibition Assistance / Deadline Friday 20 January
  2. This week at The Film House
  3. The Election Monologues / Call for Participants
  4. Collage + Letraset Party / Saturday 28 January 8PM
  5. NAC’s Winter Hours

Ontario Arts Council / Exhibition Assistance Programme
Deadline for applications: Friday 20 January 2017

What is the Exhibition Assistance program?
The Exhibition Assistance program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist individual artists with costs related to presenting their work in confirmed, upcoming exhibitions. Artists apply to third-party recommender organizations located throughout the province. The recommenders are public galleries, artist-run centres and other visual and media arts organizations that administer the Exhibition Assistance program and make grant recommendations to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC).

The program aims to reflect the range of artistic practices in the visual arts, media arts and craft communities and to support excellence, regional activity, linguistic and cultural diversity and Aboriginal and Franco-Ontarian identity.


This week at The Film House
at The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Oasis: Supersonic
Wed 11 Jan 8PM / Sat 14 Jan 9:30PM

The story of Britpop’s iconic band at its peak is told with wit, honesty and swagger. Which, given its two leads, is entirely fitting. – Jonathan Pile (Empire)

“Supersonic” is a thoroughly entertaining documentary about the rock band Oasis. – Glenn Kenny (NYT)

Florence Foster Jenkins
Thurs 12 Jan 9:30PM / Fri 13 Jan 7PM / Sat 14 Jan 4PM / Mon 16 Jan 8PM

Streep, who possesses a lovely singing voice, does a pitch-perfect imitation of a tone-deaf diva, donning copious padding and a slightly askew wig to play a dotty dilettante. – Ann Hornaday (The Washington Post)

Stephen Frears’s enjoyable, sentimental biopic gives Streep a role to relish, while Hugh Grant provides a touching foil in a genuine paean to mediocrity. – Peter Bradshaw (The Guardian)

Things to Come
Thurs 12 Jan 7PM / Fri 13 Jan 9:30PM / Sat 14 Jan 7PM / Sun 15 Jan 4PM

Huppert’s warm, wry performance as an academic facing a crisis at home powers Mia Hansen-Løve’s intimate, intellectual film. – Mark Kermode (The Guardian)

Ms. Hansen-Love surveys the territory with clear eyes, but also with an unmistakable shading of pity and with ideas. – A.O. Scott (NYT)

Night at the Museum 
Sat 14 Jan 1PM

This classic family friendly movie about a museum where the exhibits come to life at night will generate plenty of comforting laughs for young and old.

Sun 15 Jan 7PM

This film remains a classic horror movie that transcends the genre and the time in which it was released, and rightfully so. – Scott G. Mignola (Common Sense Media)

Delivers an astonishingly effective thriller built on a very primal level: fear… On a sheer cause and effect basis, it could be Spielberg’s finest. (Empire)

The Election Monologues
Friday 20 January 2017 8PM
At the Niagara Artists Centre

Hosted by NAC Member Kevin Hobbs

On Inauguration day in the United States, an event of resistance and unity will take place in 13 cities internationally, bringing together people of all ages, colors and political dispositions to share their personal stories about the 2016 election. The Election Monologues will take place in theaters and public spaces throughout North America, where groups of 6-10 people will share monologues about how the election has affected them.

St Catharines is the only Canadian city to take part in this event.

Call for Participants
We are looking for individuals who are interested in participating in this event.

The monologue need not be memorized. It can be between three and ten minutes. All monologues are intended as a sharing of a personal perspective on an international moment.

This is not dogma. It’s not a debate. It’s not propaganda. This event is an opportunity to hear different perspectives around what the election of Donald Trump means to many types of individuals on a personal level. The aim is to humanize one another and offer a safe space for people to process through their intense feelings around this election. Everyone, no matter their political affiliation, is invited to participate and attend. All stories will be respected in this environment. We invite the press and the community to attend this once-in-a-lifetime event. Details for our city are below and more information can be found at

Contact: Kevin Hobbs


NAC Winter Hours

Tuesday – Friday 12PM-5PM
Or often by chance

Contact Natasha Pedros at
if you need assistance
outside of gallery hours.