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In this edition of The Bulletin

  1. Neon Bloom / Amanda McCavour / Plate Glass Gallery
  2. Small Feats: Largest Art Exhibit + Sale / Sat 8 April 8PM at NAC
  3. This Week at The Film House
  4. Last chance for In the Soil Early Bird passes!

Thread/Machine Embroidery Installation in NAC’s Plate Glass Gallery
Amanda McCavour
On display from 30 March – 26 August

Neon Bloom is a thread installation that transforms the gallery into a faux ecosystem as a means of considering reactive and adaptive strategies. Comprised of hundreds of suspended sculptural elements, this constructed ecosystem is further shaped by the artist’s imagination of how nutrient cycles, energy flows, and topologies might affect these blooming forms.

For this project the artist begins with a sewing machine to create three dimensional thread drawings. Stitched lines are made on a temporary surface by sewing onto fabric that dissolves in water. The crossing threads create strength so that when the fabric is dissolved the thread drawing can hold together without a base. These flat embroideries are then sculpted with heat to create a three-dimensional form.

During the installation period leading up to the opening of the show, Neon Bloom takes on a life of its own in the gallery space, hooking into ceilings, spreading across walls, wedging into corners and anchoring along ledges. Once the installation process is complete, hundreds of blooms cluster, float and spread through the space, creating an intensely coloured and immersive environment.

Neon Bloom investigates the sculptural potential of this embroidery process and explores the dualities that embroidery offers – the subtle qualities versus an accumulative and persistent presence and the structural possibilities versus the inherent fragility.

Saturday 8 April 2017
Doors at 8PM / VIP Preview at 7:40PM*

We broke the mould for this year’s SMALL FEATS. NEW to the MIX along with the Small Feats (one square foot) are Tiny Feats @ $100 (less than a square foot) and Big Feats @ $800 (way bigger than a square foot)!

Largest Art Exhibit + Sale in Niagara

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!  We’ve got more submissions than ever.

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.


Stay tuned for a preview of the show!

* VIP Preview for NAC Supporters, Patrons, Champions.
Renew or upgrade your membership today!


Canada 2016. Directed by Jim Jarmusch. 118 min. 14A
Thu 30 Mar 8pm, Fri 31 Mar 9:30pmSat 1 Apr 7pmSun 2 Apr 4pmMon 3 Apr 8pm

PATERSON is intended as a celebration of the poetry of details, variations and daily interactions and a kind of antidote to dark, heavily dramatic or action-oriented cinema. It’s a film one should just allow to float past them — like images seen from the window of a public bus, moving like a mechanical gondola through a small, forgotten city.” – Jim Jarmusch

USA 2016. Directed by Paul Verhoeven. 130 min. 18A
Fri 31 Mar 7pmSun 2 Apr 7pmThu 6 Apr 8pmFri 7 Apr 9:30pmSat 8 Apr 7pm

Based on the novel Oh… by Philippe Djian, Isabelle Huppert stars in the daring new film from perennial provocateur Paul Verhoeven, about a high-powered businesswoman whose brutal sexual assault elicits both erotic fantasies and dreams of revenge.
This film is subtitled.

USA 2016. Directed by Michael Dudok de Wit. 72 min. G

This gorgeously animated fable from Academy Award–winning Dutch animator Michaël Dudok de Wit marks the first international co-production from famed Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli. Shipwrecked on a deserted island, a lone man struggles to construct a raft, but his every attempt to leave the island is thwarted by an enormous sea turtle who seems intent on having him stay. What transpires will instead open a new chapter in his life, one that will instruct him in the ways of companionship and lead him to understand that nature must take its course.

Stop Making Sense
USA 1984. Directed by Jonathan Demme. 110 min. PG
Sat 1 Apr 9:30pm

Stop Making Sense is director Jonathan Demme’s remarkable concert film that captures the enormous energy and joyous highs of the Talking Heads live performance. Band members David Byrne, Tina Weymouth, Chris Frantz and Jerry Harrison are joined by Bernie Worrell, Alex Weir, Steve Scales, Lynn Mabry and Edna Holt in this groundbreaking concert film that’s packed with the Talking Heads most memorable songs.

>> READ THE REVIEW by NAC Member Kevin Richardson here

In the Soil Arts Festival 2017
Early Bird Festival Passes / Available until 31 March at midnight!!

A growing celebration, brought to you with a lot of heart, In the Soil Arts Festival is back for the 9th annual showcase of original music, theatre, dance, spoken word, film, media art, street art and one-time performance experiences from 28 April – 30 April 2017.

SAVE $15! Early bird festival passes are ON SALE NOW for only $35 (until 12midnight on 31 March) and provide first-come, first-serve access to over 150 acts and installations. Festival passes are $50 as of 1 April 2017.

Snatch up your Early Bird Festival Passes HERE

Wanna get involved? Super! Check out our VOLUNTEER opportunities HERE.