SONIC GLOW : Minuscule w/ Tracy VanOosten : Sat 21 Sept 2019

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 MINUSCULE 
 W/ TRACY VAN OOSTEN 

Sat 21 Sept 2019 7PM / Silver Spire Church
$10 = tickets on sale here

 

Minuscule is a musical outpouring of inner voices. Niagara-based artist Laurel Minnes has been making a name for herself through involvement in such projects as Majora, Whitney Pea, DRFTR, Vile Creature, The Joe Lapinski Band, Hulley and more. Minuscule is her way of now striking it out on her own – though a choir and band of 13 others is hardly alone. All parts are composed, arranged and conducted by Minnes, and focus on the inner conversations and battles we have with ourselves. It is a musical journal that offers brutal honesty with no barriers, set to wide spanning genres – from hip-hop to classic choral arrangements.

Tracy VanOosten received her MFA from Concordia University. She is an artist and filmmaker working with text, video, installation and the internet. Using the moving-image within immersive contexts her research focus is the affective relationship between bodies and mediums, both as conduits and networks, embodied and entangled, hosting the currents and maelstroms of feeling. Tracy’s work has been exhibited nationally and screened at festivals internationally.

 

SONIC GLOW : Culture Reject w/ Dylin North : Fri 20 Sept 2019

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 CULTURE REJECT 
 W/ DYLIN NORTH 

Fri 20 Sept 2019 11PM / Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
$10 = tickets on sale here

Culture Reject
St. Catharines’ Michael O’Connell has been playing gorgeously off-kilter pop songs for a nice long while. Now boasting female vocalists/multi-instrumentalists Karri North (of Fenwick) & Carlie Howell – not to mention the beautiful, acclaimed new Forces EP – Culture Reject is set to be more glorious than ever. Aside from touring, O’Connell spends time engineering and producing tracks in the recording studio of Sketch: the working arts for street-involved and homeless youth, creating beats and opportunities for at-risk youth in Toronto is a transformative process for both the youth and himself.

Dylin North
Dylin is a visual artist who creates magical light effects to pair with music, often working to create interactive experiences where the audience can influence the scene. Outside of these staged spectaculars, he has shown at Division Gallery and XPACE in Toronto, and participated in events such as In The Soil arts festival and the Pelham Arts Festival, among others.

 

Culture Reject Talkin’ Easy / Direction, Camera and Analog Lighting by Dylin North.

SONIC GLOW : Jennifer Castle w/ Permanent Vacation : Fri 20 Sept 2019

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JENNIFER CASTLE
W/ PERMANENT VACATION 

Fri 20 Sept 2019 9PM / TCO Rooftop Terrace at NAC
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Jennifer Castle
“Angels of Death” is the fifth full-length album by Ontario songwriter Jennifer Castle—her second for Idée Fixe (Canada) and first for Paradise of Bachelors (USA and the rest of the world).

A sublime meditation on mortality and memory, ghosts and grief, “Angels of Death” casts a series of spells against forgetting and finality, in the form of mystic-minimalist country-soul torch songs about writing, time travel, and spectral visitations. Castle wrote and recorded this breathtaking follow-up to the acclaimed “Pink City” (2014) in a 19th century church near the shores of Lake Erie, where her family also lived and experienced a constellation of losses that inhabit these bruised musings.

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Permanent Vacation
This collective, which includes artists Katie Mazi, Jenn Judson, Matt Caldwell, Ben Mosher, and Alex Muresan, were all Studio Art majors at Brock who first worked together to restructure the Brock Art Club into the current Brock Art Collective. The name Permanent Vacation stems from the idea that you don’t need to ‘vacate’ an area to find work and fulfilment. The collective’s goal is to create working space for emerging Niagara-based makers in a way that promotes seeing home anew. The group, made up of Brock alumni, recently presented its second exhibition at the VISA Gallery, All Expenses Paid. Permanent Vacation is, “as much of a challenge as it is a slogan, encouraging the artists to dedicate their everyday lives to entertaining their wildest ambitions.”

SONIC GLOW : Lillian Allen + Kaie Kellough + TZT : Fri 20 Sept 2019

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 SOUND+VISUALS BY
LILLIAN ALLEN + KAIE KELLOUGH + TZT

 

Fri 20 Sept 2019 7PM / Kwong Chow Restaurant
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Lillian Allen is a professor of creative writing at Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD). Two time JUNO Award winner and trailblazer in the field of spoken word and dub poetry, Allen artistically explores the aesthetics of old and new sounds in music to create her distinctive leading edge brand of Canadian reggae with new world sounds in her poetry recordings, with her powerful reggae dub poetry/spoken word recordings including her latest single Woken & Unbroken (2018), album ANXIETY (2012), her groundbreaking first solo Juno award winning album, Revolutionary Tea Party, a Ms. Magazine Landmark Album, followed by another Juno winner, Conditions Critical. Her third album, Freedom & Dance and her recording for children and young people, Nothing But a Hero, were released to critical acclaim.

Kaie Kellough is a novelist, poet, and sound performer. His work emerges at a crossroads of social engagement and formal experiment. From western Canada, he lives in Montréal and maintains a strong relationship with the Caribbean, with roots in Guyana, South America.

His books include Magnetic Equator (poetry, McClelland and Stewart, 2019), and Dominoes at the Crossroads (short fiction, Véhicule, Fall 2019). His novel Accordéon was shortlisted for the Amazon/Walrus Foundation Fist Novel Award. Kaie’s work has been recognized by the Manitoba Book Awards, the League of Canadian Poets, and Carte Blanche Magazine.

Kaie’s vocal performance, recorded audio, and electronic narrative explore migration and the suspension of arrival. Since 2011 he has created mixed media compositions with saxophonist and synthesist Jason Sharp.

Kaie’s work has traveled internationally, notably to festivals in the UK, Australia, and southern Europe. He continues to craft new passages.

TZT are a Niagara based experimental sound poetry band and features exclamations by Gregory Betts, Benjamin Mikuska, Arnold “Frothing” McBay on guitar and loops, Benjamin Mikuska, Devon Fornelli on percussion, and Gary Barwin on sax and flute. With a haunting vibe that brings to mind jazz and early beat utterances, TZT flows and floods the stage with ambient sound.

 

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING / Tues 18 Dec 2018

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 
NIAGARA ARTISTS CENTRE

Tuesday 18 December 2018 7PM
Niagara Artists Centre
It’s a potluck!

Join us on TUESDAY 18 DECEMBER 7PM at NAC for a review of the activities of the last year. We’re going to use Power Point. We’re going to make motions. We’re going to elect board directors. We’re going award the volunteer of the year. And best for last, we’re going to adjourn.

There’s a potluck after the meeting where we will acknowledge our good fortune and talk to one another outside of a bureaucratic framework. It all amounts to good times.

A CRAZY DAY IN BOHO $T. CA$HRINE$

A CRAZY DAY IN BOHO $T. CA$HRINE$
SATURDAY 15 DECEMBER 12NN-5PM

A concentrated three blocks of artists’ studios and cultural enterprises open their doors and invite your patronage. Visual arts, crafts, musical instruments and recordings, books, and eclectic cultural gifts and artefacts of all kinds are to be offered at discounted rates – ONE DAY ONLY!

Discover these TWELVE destinations between Carlisle and Geneva!

Visit EIGHT independent businesses selling cultural goods and the studios of SIXTEEN Niagara artists plus a makers market featuring NAC Artists!

dear gemini at 283 St. Paul
The Write Bookshop at 285 St. Paul
Bond Street Studio Sale at 3 Bond
What Box Studios at 329 St. Paul #2
Out of the Past St.Catharines at 340 St. Paul
Niagara Artists Centre (NAC) at 354 St. Paul
Niagara Records at 377 St. Paul
pocket CHANGE at 393 St. Paul
Mostly Comics at 413 St. Paul
Rysons Music at 5 Court
Handmade Market / Warehouse at 11 Geneva
Roly Poly Records & Retro and the NAC Studio Shop at 433 St. Paul

>> Each shop has their own hours, but we’ll all be rocking between 12+5PM! <<

FINISH OFF THIS CRAZY DAY WITH
The Northern Arm + The Dinner is Ruined at NAC!

NAC TRIVIA NIGHTS!

NAC TRIVIA NIGHTS
At yer MAHTAY
From DULL NOVEMBER to HOPEFUL APRIL
On the SECOND FRIDAY of EVERY MONTH
TEAMS of FIVE – $25 per PERSON for the SEASON

UNFATHOMABLE PRIZES!


Season Begins Friday 9 November 8pm
Call or email NAC to register your team
artists@nac.org 905-641-0331

>> CHECK THE NAC TRIVIA SITE

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Small Feats 2018

SMALL FEATS > ONLINE PREVIEW HERE!
Saturday 7 April 2018
Doors at 8PM / VIP Preview at 7:40PM
Largest Art Exhibit + Sale in Niagara
At NAC – 354 St. Paul Street / Downtown St. Catharines

>> FIVE BUCKS AT THE DOOR! <<

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!

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. PLUS we’ve got some stellar BIG FEATS for $800! There’s something for everyone!

 

>> STAY TUNED FOR THE ONLINE PREVIEW <<

COLLAGE+LETRASET PARTY / Sat 3 Feb 2018

COLLAGE+LETRASET PARTY

SATURDAY 3 FEBRUARY 2018 7PM

FIVE BUCKS TO GET IN [OR PAY WHAT YOU CAN]
> LICENSED EVENT <

Collage + Letraset the night away.
Materials provided.

STUDIO/SHOP Launch!

NAC Studio / Shop Official Launch
433A St. Paul Street
Saturday 9 December 3PM-4:30PM

Just a block away from NAC, you’ll find the NAC Studio/Shop at 433A St. Paul Street. The storefront space accommodates eleven artist studios, a fully equipped print studio, and a shop featuring original NAC member art work, vintage clothes, records, and other cultural curiosities.

The Studio/Shop was founded thanks to a one-year investment from
the Ontario Trillium Foundation Seed Program.

Join us for refreshments and remarks at 3PM!

 

 

Poster by NAC Member Kevin “Attic Daddy” Richardson