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In this edition of The Bulletin:

  1. Harriet’s Legacies | TONIGHT at NAC
  2. BILD: Abstract Paintings by Aaron Thompson | Sat 24 Oct 7PM
  3. DONNA SZŐKE | Satellite | opens tonight at Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts
  4. Dylan Horrocks and Seth at NAC | Fri 30 Oct
  6. Blacksmithing Workshop | Sat 31 Oct
  7. Carousel Caravan: Call for photographers

Harriet’s Legacies:
Race, Historical Memory and Futures in Canada
Wraps up tonight at NAC
Tonight, join us for a screening of the NFB classic King of the Hill, featuring Ferguson Jenkins, the greatest Canadian baseball player of all time.

Stick around for a discussion and demonstration of the vinyl history of Dub, Techno, and Hip Hop by NAC Member Marinko Jareb follwing the film.


A Collection of Abstract Paintings
by Aaron Thompson

Opening Reception Saturday 24 October 2015 7PM
On display until Friday 6 November
Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC

A collection of abstract oil paintings and installation by Niagara based artist Aaron Thompson.

My work is a reflection of life; it is a visual representation of current events, my perspective and the human condition through the absence of form. Through adding paint and erasure, choice of direction and circumstantial composition, the painting unfolds. Although I control the next step for the direction of the painting, the tools tend to do what they want, so I must constantly adjust and react to the painting in front of me. I believe that the most important factor for this abstract work is that the result during the process and the end composition is contrary to my intention, without this I doubt any connection will be made with the work. My work is circumstantial intent, much like life.

Visual Arts Gallery
Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts

Curated by Stuart Reid

Opening Reception:
Friday 23 October 7:30PM
On display until 28 November 2015

From October 19 to November 28, at the Visual Arts Gallery, Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, 15 Artists’ Common, visit “Satellite” by Donna Szőke. Literally a satellite show of the exhibition “Cloud”, it presents digital drawings, single-channel video and media art works that speak to the ethereal regions of digital art practice. These digital artworks investigate the invisible, elided and mysterious.


International Festival of Authors Ontario presents
Lit on Tour! featuring …
Dylan Horrocks & Seth
Friday 30 October 2015 7PM at NAC

>> pay-what-you-can // suggested $10 <<

DYLAN HORROCKS is the author of the award-winning graphic novel Hicksville and the comic book series Pickle and Atlas. Horrocks has also written for DC Comics and Vertigo, including Hunter: The Age of Magic and Batgirl. He presents his latest critically acclaimed graphic novel, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen, which explores the pleasures, dangers and moral consequences of fantasy.

SETH is the cartoonist behind the comic book series Palookaville, which started as a pamphlet and is now a semi-annual hardcover. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeneys Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker, the Walrus, and Canadian Notes & Queries. He was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario, which showcased the first public display of his model city Dominion. He is now a part of the Gallery’s permanent collection. Seth presents Palookaville 22, the latest in the series and a continuation of Part Four of the ongoing Clyde Fans serial.


Tuesday 10 November at 9PM
433 St. Paul Street
Downtown St. Catharines

NAC supports working visual artists however we can; exhibit space, an expansive tool library, and workshops are all just some of the ways. However, we are aware of a need in our community that we haven’t yet been unable to answer–affordable studio space. We’d like to change that.

NAC has partnered with a cooperative downtown property owner with a St. Paul Street building that would make an ideal collective studio space for fifteen to twenty NAC member artists. The property owner’s willing to make some modifications of the space to suit artists’ needs, there are possibilities for a storefront retail component, and we’ve agreed that it’s in everyone’s best interest to set this up long-term.

NAC invites you to an open house on Tuesday 9 November. Check out the potential and possibilities for downtown shared studio space and get your name on the list to become one of the first tenants. Refreshments will be served.


Hands-on workshop with 5th generation master blacksmith Lloyd Johnston and artist blacksmith Lisa Langdon.

Suitable for beginners.

For more information or to reserve your spot,
call: 905.262.1239 ext. 21 or
Workshop fee of $190.00 includes lunch.
Space is limited; call early to avoid disappointment!


Carousel Caravan:
Looking for Photographer

Like theatre? Like taking photos?
What about Happy Hour?

Carousel Players is looking for a photographer to take pictures of the hustle and bustle of the Carousel Caravan event on October 28th. In exchange for an hour of shooting (6pm-7pm), you’ll get two tickets to Caravan for you and a pal. NAC will even provide you with use of their Canon 7D camera, if you want to take it out for a spin.

This lively annual event includes delicious food and wine provided by Henry of Pelham Family Estates, readings from four new plays in development, and a silent auction. The Caravan raises funds to bring Carousel Players’ award-winning theatre to schools with limited resources. Last year, the Carousel Caravan allowed the company to bring new theatre experiences to over 3,300 children. For more information, click here

If you might like to be part of Caravan, please email Kate Leathers at or call 905-682-8326 x25.