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Far From Ordinary:
A Series of Dreamscapes Made with Very Precise Slices

By Emily Andrews
Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
Saturday 8 August 7PM

Local multimedia artist, Emily Andrews will be showcasing her most recent exhibition, Far From Ordinary at Niagara Artists Centre in St. Catharines on Saturday, August 8, 2015. Emily Andrews is a Niagara Falls based visual artist, actress, and musician who has been involved in various artistic projects in the community over the past six years. A graduate of Brock University with a BA in visual arts, Andrews was one of the artists in residence chosen by the Ontario Trillium Foundation in 2012 and was last year’s recipient of the Allister Young Arts & Culture Endowment Fund.

Far From Ordinary: A Series of Dreamscapes Made with Very Precise Slices, is the second solo exhibition for Andrews and includes a collection of surrealistic scenes in the form of hand-cut photo collages.  These intricately crafted pieces explore a whole new level of phantasmagoria that balances on the line of reality and imagination.  Far From Ordinary will be on display at the Niagara Artists Centre from 8 August to 21 August. The opening reception will be on Saturday 8 August at Niagara Artists Centre (354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines), beginning at 7pm. Local musicians, Ethereal Wildlife, Thunderclap!, and Joel van Vliet will provide live entertainment.

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Unpopular Arts Film Series presents


Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC
Thursday 20 August 8:30PM
PWYC suggest $10

Lee Majors and Robert Mitchum square off in the first “Limited Public Offering” tax shelter film – the phenomenon that brought in the dentists. Goofy, fast-paced action film set in the seedy world of the modern ad agency – with SUBLIMINAL MESSAGING.

Featuring Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors, and Valerie Perrine

Version Heights

Saturday 22 August / Doors at 8:30PM
Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC
Featuring music by Dragon (noise toys), Marinko (dub & reggae),
Heiki (dubby electronica / Toronto) with video by Mar Ink Co

Heiki (Hey-Key) is a veteran of the Toronto electronic music scene. Since 1987, Heiki Sillaste has released an impressive catalogue of well over 45 synthesizer-based records and made over 150 compilation appearances.

Heiki began his musical career fronting the internationally acclaimed industrial-tekno group DIGITAL POODLE in the late 80’s and early 90’s while running the now famous Shadow Canada label.
In 1995, he went on to co-found nice+smooth ultramedia, an independent electronic music label that has produced great records by fellow musicians such as Roy Davis Jr., Jordan Fields, Teknostep, as well as Heiki’s own groups KINDER ATOM, LAZER CAPS and LES FONTAINES.

Heiki’s collaborative and remix work has been wide reaching, including work with the likes of dreamSTATE, Teknostep, Visionary, seminal ambient composers Rapoon and Zoviet France, Dead Voices on Air, as well reggae superstars Michael Rose and Musical Sniper.

Heiki currently works as a graphic designer and he owns and operates the Toronto based paper+sound record label.

>> Listen to some of Heiki’s music here

Brainkite’s Bicycle Parade

BRAINKITE & the City of Niagara Falls are accepting applications NOW from Ontario based artists interested in creating and exhibiting their own BICYCLE PARADE FLOAT as part of the 2015 NIAGARA NIGHT OF ART. (Taking place 6PM on Sept 24th, 2015 at
the Niagara Falls History Museum)

Deadline for Application: WEDNESDAY, Aug 26th (midnight) 2015, and here’s how it works:

1. Submit 1 or more bicycle float designs/ sketches AND examples of your work to (Your work examples do NOT have to be parade related)

2. 10 artists (and the agreed upon designs) will officially be chosen and notified that they will be a part of the NIAGARA NIGHT OF ART by SEPT 1st, 2015

3.  On SEPT 24th, 2015, all 10 artists must be available to ride around Niagara Falls in parade formation hourly between 12pm – 5pm (in 20 minute increments), AND through the grounds of the NIAGARA NIGHT OF ART every half hour between the hours of 6 – 9pm (in 5 minute increments). NOTE* If you can not ride your bike in person, you may assign someone to ride it for you.

4.  The participating artists will be paid $250.00 each upon completion and exhibition of their Bicycle Float at the NIAGARA NIGHT OF ART. (Cheques will be distributed by nights end)

5. By participating in BRAINKITE’S BICYCLE PARADE you are required by law to wear a helmet and to sign a liability waiver.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHEN SUBMITTING YOUR INTIAL DESIGNS (These aspects will also be considered during the selection process):

  1. Make sure nothing can get tangled in your spokes.
  2. Make sure nothing is obstructing your brakes.
  3. Make sure nothing is obstructing the 360’ view of your surroundings.
  4. Make sure nothing is obstructing your ability to turn safely and competently.
  5. Make sure your float can be securely fastened to your bicycle frame and to not fall off during the riding of you bike.
  6. Make sure the bike you created the float on is in good shape, is road worthy, AND is pedal powered.
  7. MOST importantly: HAVE FUN & BE CREATIVE!!!!

If you want to contact administration to ask ANY questions whatsoever, we’re available and excited to help you get on board ASAP. Contact Katie @

By NAC Member William Griffiths
Jordon Art Gallery

Launch Opening with the Artist:
Thursday 3 September 7-9pm

My art straddles two worlds: photography and painting.  My inspiration, consciously or subconsciously, comes from the environment, and the allure found within.  I am intrigued by the beauty in the natural world (landscapes, trees, rocks), as well as the beauty in man’s manufactured masses (metal, deteriorating structures, forgotten dwellings).  I photograph overlooked objects, and use it as inspiration for abstract work.  I strive to recreate the moment, and express what I am seeing.  I use unorthodox materials, and experiment with different mediums to emulate the surfaces I see.  By merging abstract and representational methods, I create mood and beauty through transformation, similar to nature’s regeneration and structural decay.

–William Griffiths

William was born and raised in St. Catharines, and he currently lives in Niagara Falls.  Although he is a graduate of Sheridan College, in the Illustration program, he is a self-taught painter, and photographer.  His work has been showcased in solo and group exhibitions, in Toronto, Montreal, Kelowna, San Francisco, and Madrid.  He has also participated in several International Art Fairs. His work displays prominently in private and corporate collections.