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In this edition of The Bulletin:

  1. STUDIO SPACES AVAILABLE beginning 1 September!
  2. Devolve: Wayne Corlis and Amber Lee Williams – Friday 12 August
  3. Regan Peacock Fung Memorial Art Fund: Applications due Friday 16 September 5PM
  4. OAC Exhibition Assistance: Applications due Friday 30 September 5PM
  5. What’s on at The Film House / FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Studio Space + Retail Space
+ Print Studio

Rents beginning at $150/month
24 hour access

Downtown St. Catharines
Available 1 September 2016
NAC has a new storefront space on St. Paul Street to accommodate studios, screen-printing facilities, and retail space for selling art work!

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or 905-641-0331.

Interested artists must apply.
Application details available here.

Wayne Corlis + Amber Lee Williams

Join us for a special night of Art and Music!

Opening Reception
Performance by THUNDERCLAP from 9 to 10pm

On display from Saturday 6 August – Friday 20 August

Devolve is a series of abstract works created by St. Catharines based artists Amber Lee Williams and Wayne Corlis. Exploration of various disciplines across art genres has resulted in this body of work; where both artists reject direct representation as a means of rekindling their love for the simple act of creation through colour, movement and fluidity. This series calls into question the evolution in art – has representation evolved from abstract, or vice versa? Or have the figurative and the abstract veins splintered from something else – some mixture of the two, where the lines are blurred between what is something and what is not…

The show will hang from August 6th to the 20th.


Travel Assistance for Professional Visual, Media, and Craft Artists
Applications due: Fri 16 Sept at 5PM
Details and application available here

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.

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.

Ontario Arts Council
Exhibition Assistance Programme

Deadline for applications is Friday 30 September 2016

What is the Exhibition Assistance program?
The Exhibition Assistance program provides grants of $500 to $1,500 to assist individual artists with costs related to presenting their work in confirmed, upcoming exhibitions. Artists apply to third-party recommender organizations located throughout the province. The recommenders are public galleries, artist-run centres and other visual and media arts organizations that administer the Exhibition Assistance program and make grant recommendations to the Ontario Arts Council (OAC).

The program aims to reflect the range of artistic practices in the visual arts, media arts and craft communities and to support excellence, regional activity, linguistic and cultural diversity and Aboriginal and Franco-Ontarian identity.

More info available here

The Film House
At the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Into the Forest
Fri 5 Aug 8PM
Two sisters struggle to survive in a remote country house after a continent-wide power outage.

Sing Street
Sat 6 Aug 7PM 
Set in 1980s Dublin, this new film from John Carney follows 14-year-old Cosmo as he deals with being the new kid in school.

The Goonies
Sun 7 Aug 4PM
When two brothers find out they might lose their house, they are desperate to find a way to keep their home.

Dirty Dancing
Sun 7 Aug 7PM
From the music, to the dancing, to the dirty, this iconic film is a romantic cypher for a generation of young people.

The Meddler
Mon 8 Aug 8PM / Fri 19 Aug 8PM / Sat 27 Aug 7PM / Fri 2 Sept 8PM
This film follows a recent widow and eternal optimist, as she moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter.

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Thurs 11 Aug 8PM
This film follows a group of high school students growing up in southern California and is based on real-life adventures chronicled by Cameron Crowe.

Free State of Jones
Fri 12 Aug 8PM / Sat 20 Aug 7PM / Mon 22 Aug 8PM / Sat 3 Sept 7PM
Matthew McConaughey plays Confederate soldier Newton Knight who was a poor white farmer from Mississippi.

A Bigger Splash
Sat 13 Aug 2016 7PM / Mon 15 Aug 8PM / Fri 26 Aug 8PM / Mon 29 Aug 8PM
This film is a sensuous portrait of desire, jealousy and rock and roll, under the Mediterranean sun.

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