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In this edition of The Bulletin

  1. Small Feats: Largest Art Exhibit + Sale / Sat 8 April 8PM at NAC
  2. Call for Artists / Kitsch 4 Canada / Deadline Monday 13 March
  3. Speed Sisters / Wednesday 8PM at The Film House
  4. This Week at The Film House
  5. In the Soil Arts Festival / Early Bird Festival Passes

Saturday 8 April 2017
Doors at 8PM / VIP Preview at 7:40PM*

Largest Art Exhibit + Sale in Niagara

We’re gearing up for the biggest art-buying frenzy and party of the year!

We put the call out to the artist members of NAC to create remarkable works of art and they responded!  We’ve got more submissions than ever.

While we’re still offering up sweet square foot works of art for $200, we’ve added an even smaller option to this year’s wall. Pick up 6”x 8” original artwork for $100.


Stay tuned for a preview of the show!

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Kitsch 4 Canada
2017 City of St. Catharines Annual Juried Exhibition

1 May to 4 Nov 2017

To many, kitsch is the opposite of art. With our proximity to the souvenir hotbed of Niagara Falls, and in celebration of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the City of St. Catharines’ Public Art Advisory Committee wants to celebrate the souvenir.

Niagara artists are invited to make kitsch that can be passed off as art. The kitsch can be real or imagined: all successful entries will cast an examining eye on the prevalence of the kitsch object in our society.

Submissions of original artwork created within the past three (3) years will be considered from professional, student and amateur artists. Artists will be paid an exhibition fee and their work will be considered for acquisition for the City of St. Catharines’ Civic Art Collection.

Deadline: Monday 13 March 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
View the Kitsch 4 Canada Call to Artists
Download the Entry Form to complete in Word

Wednesday 8 March 2017 8PM
The Film House / FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

USA 2015. Directed by Amber Fares. 78 min. 14A 
In celebration of International Women’s Day, The Film House is screening Speed Sisters, a documentary about the first all-woman race car driving team in the Middle East. Grabbing headlines and turning heads at improvised tracks across the West Bank, these five women have sped their way into the heart of the gritty, male-dominated Palestinian street car-racing scene.

Read the review by NAC Member and Film House Programming Committee Member Joan Nicks HERE


La La Land
USA 2016. Directed by Damien Chazelle. 128min. PG
Thur 9 Mar 8pm, Fri 17 Mar 9:30pm, Sat 18 Mar 7pm, Sun 19 Mar 4pm, Fri 24 Mar 7pmWritten and directed by Academy Award nominee Damien Chazelle, La La Land tells the story of Mia (Emma Stone), an aspiring actress, and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling), a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to make ends meet in a city known for crushing hopes and breaking hearts. Set in modern day Los Angeles, this original musical about everyday life explores the joy and pain of pursuing your dreams.Old Stone
USA 2016. Directed by Johnny Ma. 80 min. 14A
Fri 10 Mar 7pm, Mon 13 Mar 8pmIn Johnny Ma’s thrilling debut feature, a Chinese taxi driver finds himself plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare where no good deed goes unpunished. Beginning as a gritty social-realist drama before u-turning into a blood-drenched noir, Old Stone follows the repercussions of a car accident in a society where life is cheap and compassion is ruinously expensive.

A Man Called Ove
Sweden 2016. Directed by Hannes Holm. 116 min. PG
Fri 10 Mar 9:30pm, Sat 11 Mar 7pm, Sun 12 Mar 4pm, Thur 16 Mar 8pm

Fifty nine year old Ove is the blocks grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terraced house opposite and accidentally backs into Oves mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship.

The Red Turtle
USA 2016. Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit. 72 min. G
Sat 11 Mar 4pm, Sat 25 Mar 4pm

This gorgeously animated fable from Academy Award–winning Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit marks the first international co-production from famed Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli. Shipwrecked on a deserted island, a lone man struggles to construct a raft, but his every attempt to leave the island is thwarted by an enormous sea turtle who seems intent on having him stay. Enraged, he attempts to kill the creature that is blocking his escape — but what transpires will instead open a new chapter in his life, one that will instruct him in the ways of companionship and lead him to understand that nature must take its course.

The Last Waltz
USA 1978. Directed by Martin Scorcese. 129 min. PG
Sat 11 Mar 9:30pm

Long before he shined the light on the antics of Henry Hill and Jimmy Conway in Goodfellas, before he guided Robert De Niro to an Oscar-winning performance in Raging Bull, and before he helmed such fantastic films as The Last Temptation of Christ, Cape Fear, Casino, and The King of Comedy, Martin Scorcese directed a documentary on the music group The Band. Scorsese chronicles the most legendary night in rock history, as an unparalleled lineup of rock superstars — including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and Van Morrison — take the stage for “The Band’s” 1976 farewell concert. Considered among one of, if not the best music documentaries ever made, The Last Waltz is a revealing, electrifying view of The Band’s famous last show-and presents some of the finest musicians of the 1970s.

USA 2016. Directed by Garth Davis. 118 min. PG
Sun 12 Mar 7pm, Fri 17 Mar 7pm, Mon 20 Mar 8pm

Five year old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. 25 years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.

In the Soil Arts Festival 2017
Early Bird Festival Passes / ON SALE NOW!

A growing celebration, brought to you with a lot of heart, In the Soil Arts Festival is back for the 9th annual showcase of original music, theatre, dance, spoken word, film, media art, street art and one-time performance experiences from 28 April – 30 April 2017.

SAVE $15! Early bird festival passes are ON SALE NOW for only $35 (until 12midnight on 31 March) and provide first-come, first-serve access to over 150 acts and installations. Festival passes are $50 as of 1 April 2017.

Snatch up your Early Bird Festival Passes HERE

Wanna get involved? Super! Check out our VOLUNTEER opportunities HERE.