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Thursday 10 September 7PM
Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC

Featuring The Mark Lalama Band
An epicurean feast prepared by Andrew Mcleod & Kyle Paton (Bolete) and Adam Hynam-Smith (El Gastrónomo Vagabundo) and some of Niagara’s best wine by Creekside Estate Winery

Want to support the stellar programming on NAC’s new Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace (and all the other cultural activities this hardest working artist-run centre north of the Barnwell, South Carolina birthplace of James Brown programs and promotes?) It’s as easy as kicking back and enjoying delicious food and wine. Get your seat at a table for MOVE ON UP! taking place Thursday 10 September at 7PM. Revel in live music by our own Mark Lalama, indulge in a delicious feast prepared by some of the region’s finest chefs, and sip wine from one of Niagara’s best vintners, all while collecting a charitable receipt for the kind-hearted portion of your ticket purchase.

The Music
Born and raised in Welland, Mark Lalama’s been playing music since his earliest days. He received his first formal music lessons on the accordion from musical nun, Sister Rita Jo. By thirteen he was performing in his father’s band, expanding his playing of keyboard instruments to include piano, fender rhodes, Wurlitzer, and various organs and synthesizers. Today, Mark performs as a solo artist, is a founding member of the world music group Accordion Crimes and is a member of the Juno award-winning band Sisters Euclid.

The Meal
The chefs have this menu under wraps, like the Colonel’s secret recipe, but let’s provide some context of another kind, our team of chefs recently created and prepared a menu for the judges of the Ontario Wine Society. Simply put, this fare will be as much fun as your taste buds can handle. The chefs are going all out for us at a time of year when Niagara’s bounty is at its ripest and freshest! (Vegan options are available, just let us know when you book your tickets.)

The Wine
Creekside has been doing its premium thing on the Niagara Peninsula since 1998, when owner Laura McCain jumped at the opportunity to pursue a growing passion for wine, purchasing a fifteen-acre vineyard and winery on Fourth Avenue near Jordan. Creekside’s portfolio is the story of a winery that refuses to be pigeon-holed. Across varietals, styles, and vintages, Creekside wines continue to garner critical acclaim and accolades from peers and industry professionals alike. As a testament to the consistency of the winemaking team and the strength of the bottled product, several nominations for Canadian Winery of the Year have been awarded by various authorities at home and abroad.

The Tickets
Table of 8 > $800 (that’s only $100/ticket with a $50 charitable receipt)
By the seat > $125 per person with a $75 charitable receipt)

Contact Natasha at NAC to purchase your tickets.
905-641-0331 /


Just Like A Buggy Whip
New Work by Kevin Richardson
Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery
On display Saturday 5 September – Friday 18 September

Reception Saturday 12 September at 7PM
Live Music by Attic Daddy


Where I once walked the beat,
It is not the Main Street,
But I won’t let the beat
Become obsolete
Just Like the Buggy Whip
– Lyrics from Attic Daddy’s latest

New Paintings by Kevin Richardson
the latest thing in obsolescence


Travel Assistance for Professional Visual, Media, and Craft Artists
Deadline for Submissions: Friday 11 September at 5PM

Regan Peacock Fung took tremendous joy in the world around her. Her courageous spirit, keen judgment and infectious laughter enriched the lives of those who knew her. Regan’s passing in September 2011, from Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia, was a devastating loss.

Regan had a love of art since kindergarten, when her drawing was published in the children’s section of our newspaper. She pursued her interest in high school and then attended Concordia University, earning a degree in studio art and art history. She had a studio at home and spent her free time, when possible, painting large canvasses. When she became ill, it was her painting that gave her focus and solace. Her art hangs on the walls of family and friends, proof of its enduring importance. We cannot think of a better way to honour her life than through an endowment for Niagara Artists Centre.
– Claudia Peacock
The Regan Peacock Fung Memorial Fund has been established by Regan’s parents, Bob and Claudia, and brother, Erik, to honour her memory and two of the passions that enriched her life: art and travel. Money raised through the fund will provide assistance to professional visual, media and craft artists living in Niagara. Annually, an artist will be awarded $1000 toward their travel expenses artist in Canada or abroad to attend, or participate in, activities related to their work as an artist.

Past recipients:
2013 – Carrie Perreault (Artist-in-Residence [AIR], Taipei Artist Village, Taipei, Taiwan)
2014 – Mori McCrae (Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Ireland)

Download application requirements here:

Submit proposals to
Regan Peacock Fung Memorial Art Fund
c/o Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul Street
St. Catharines ON L2R 3N2