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Small Feats – Call for Submissions
Sign on by Friday 14 February at midnight
Deadline for Art Works is Tuesday 1 April at 5pm

SMALL FEATS PARTY happens on Saturday 12 April 2014 – so save the date!
>>Fill out the form here:
Calling creators of all things fantastic and small! We’re challenging NAC members to create awesome art work that’s one foot by one foot for our SMALL FEATS show and sale. We’ll line the Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery and sell them off for a paltry $200 each. Contributing artists choose to split half or donate their work outright to NAC.Artists of NAC! Prove out the adage that the best things come in small packages. The limit’s three submissions per artist. we have space for 150 works to be hung, only the best will get in.Let us know if you intend on making work by filling out the form ( and sending it to by Friday 14 February at midnight. NAC will supply some materials on request: canvas, masonite and the dry-mounting of photos. Completed works get dropped off at NAC by ­­­Tues 1 April at 5pm.

The Gallery Players of Niagara
Movie Night – The Crowd (1928)
Saturday 15 February at 7:30pm at NAC

Discounted artist prices available!
Purchase tickets HERE

The Gallery Players continue their fascinating journey with improvised music accompanying silent film with The Crowd (1928) by King Vidor, (90 mins). A jewel of style and narrative, the film features a marvelous scene of a young couple honeymooning in Niagara Falls! Film critic Joan Nicks will introduce the film and lead adiscussion following the performance.

Douglas Miller – flute
Eric Mahar – guitar
Penner MacKay – percussion


The Last Pogo and The Last Pogo Jumps Again
Film Screening – Saturday 22 February 7:00pm

$10 in advance / $12 at the door
Tickets available at NAC

THE LAST POGO documents the raucous 1978 punk concert held in Toronto’s legendary Horseshoe Tavern-a night of unhinged music and unbridled mayhem. On the bill were seminal bands from Toronto’s punk rock scene: The Scenics, The Cardboard Brains, The Secrets, The Mods, The Ugly, The Viletones and Teenage Head. During the concert, the frenetic energy of 800+ thrashing fans in the club boiled over and a near-riot ensued. Filmmaker Colin Brunton was there with a camera crew to capture it all, from the irreverent punk musicians and the slam-dancing audience to the police who tried to stop the show and the firefighters called in to escort people from the premises.

A history of the first wave of Toronto punk rock and new wave music, from when the Ramones played in 1976 through to when the cops gave Teenage Head the boot at “The Last Pogo” concert in 1978.

The filmmaker will be on hand for a Q&A session and there will be beer!


Burroughs 100 Toronto
Friday 7 February 2014 at The Drake Underground
Queen St. West, Toronto
7pm to 11pm, $5 admission

This is the official Burroughs Centenary event for Toronto, presented by,,, and A Celebration of the life, work and sexuality of a cultural and literary icon, William S. Burroughs. Readings by poets Eric Schmaltz, Gregory Betts, and Trobairitz (une Femme Compositeur), as well as anecdotes by Neil Hennessy about being young, gay and high in Tangiers in the 1950’s. The Drake Underground will be transformed into a Moroccan Tent with Brion Gysin dreamachines lighting the way and an immersive audio collage cut up by DJ Marinko.


Brock University, Photo-Based Drawing Exihibit
Mahtay Café – 241 St. Paul Street

Opening Reception:
Saturday 8 February at 7:00pm

A universally relatable motif, the body, as both subject and object in contemporary art is a complicated thing. Through using the body an artist can quickly, and effectively, convey meaning within their work. Though despite, and in part because, of its universality, the body can be a difficult and dangerous tool as well. Can the body be used without exploiting the subject? Without sexualizing the subject? Without objectifying the subject? As nothing but an outward visage the body conceals so much within, potentially misleading outside viewers and leaving all true meaning elusive. What implications are inherent to the human body, if any, and how can these be shaped, changed, and developed by the artist? Elusive explores all this while asking the viewer to question for themselves what the body means to them.

– Avery Mikolic-O’Rourk


The Big Time Heart On!
A fundraiser for Suitcase in Point Theatre Company

Saturday 8 February 2014
Niagara Oddfellows – 36 James Street

Love is in the air and Suitcase in Point is about to throw down a party with a whole lotta heart on Saturday 8 February 2014!

Come one and all! Bring a date. Bring a friend. Whatever you do – just come on out and have a great time!

PLUS – this is our one and only big time fundraiser of the year! Your attendance and participation will go a long way in support of what Suitcase in Point loves most – this community AND bringing original theatre, sketch-comedy and the In the Soil Arts Festival to all of you sweethearts.

Dress up as fancy as you’d like! Why not? It’s a red/pink-tie event!

7pm – Enjoy sparkling wine, canapés courtesy of The Office Tap and Grill, a sweet silent auction and some special heart-felt performances just for you. LIMITED TICKETS @ $40

9pm – Event entry, one drink on us, a sweetie pie Valentine dance and some ridiculous surprises. LIMITED TICKETS @ $20

Tickets available through Centre for the Arts, Brock Universityand at Out of the Past St.Catharines.

Can’t make it on the 8th? Please feel free to buy a ticket or two for your friends! Every little bit counts!

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