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In this edition of The Bulletin:

  1. September Rooftop Show Series continues Fri 9 Sept / Doors 8PM / Show 9PM
  2. STUDIO SPACE / RETAIL SPACE / PRINT STUDIO – Only a few spots left!
  3. Voix de Ville Extravagonzo > Tickets on sale for NAC Members
  4. Voix de Ville Extravagonzo > Call for Submissions
  5. Grimsby Public Art Gallery 2016 Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition

Friday 9 September 2016
Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC
Doors 8PM / Show 9PM

$10 NAC Members / $13 Regular [+HST] Buy a pass for all three upcoming shows for $30 [+HST]

B-17 (Toronto, ON)
In an age when the Internet is decimating live subculture and musicianship, Brown, Richard Gibson (vocals, guitar), Nick Kervin (drums) and Clint Rogerson (vocals, bass) are an increasingly rare breed of rocker, known for their smoking live showmanship and ability to truly rip, expressing with clarity in the psych rock lexicon.

Your 33 Black Angels (Brooklyn, NY)
Since 2003, audiences have savored the flavor of these dandy-ass, candy-ass harmonic wizards.

Dyr Faser (Brooklyn, NY)
Fascinating fusion of electronics (synths and drum machine), minimalistic guitar lines and echoed basement vocals woven around a simple, repetitive but highly addictive melody that creeps slowly under your skin and into your veins. Once hooked you want it to last forever. Try it on repeat and get lost…

Studio Space + Retail Space + Print Studio

Available 1 October 2016
Rents beginning at $150/month
24 hour access
Downtown St. Catharines

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

We’ve got some answers here

More questions? 
Contact us at
or 905-641-0331.

Interested artists must apply.
Apply by 14 September 2016
Application details available here.

Niagara Artists Centre presents

Voix de Ville – EXTRAVAGONZO
In partnership with FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre

Tickets on sale this week for NAC + PAC MEMBERS ONLY!

>> You’re promo code is GONZO <<

Partridge Hall
*Friday 18 November 7PM
Saturday 19 November 7PM
*Saturday 19 November 9:30PM – Late Show

*Robertson Theatre – AFTER PARTY
Friday 18 November at 9:30PM
Saturday 19 November at 11PM

Outrageous wearable imaginings
Sublime electro-sonic exploits
Kinetically-charged choreographic wonders
Sensational visual tableaus of ‘Je-ne-know-what-the-heck?’
Formidably phunny farceurs!

The Voix de Ville Extravagonzo has evolved out of the Niagara Artists Centre’s popular STRUTT Wearable Art Show, a long-running Niagara favourite. Voix de Ville is a show based on the storied traditions of vaudeville. It is an unrivalled mixture of extraordinary performative feats presented in equally exuberant proportions.

A cavalcade of talent has been invited to amaze and astonish audiences in novel ways. Ringmaster of Ceremonies Bruce McCulloch—­everyone’s favourite Kid in the Hall—will orchestrate the riot of WTFery from centre stage. Canada’s representative at the 55th Venice Biennale, Shary Boyle will transform Partridge Hall with beguiling projections and an exhilarating set design. On stage, the action of dancers and acrobats dressed in one-of-a-kind wearable art creations from the bizarre to the sublime will be propelled by a reconstituted Shadowy Men on Shadowy Planet, often called the Best Canadian Instrumental Band of All Time. The show is directed by Suitcase in Point’s Artistic Director Deanna Jones.

Join us at the PAC for Niagara’s cultural party of the year!

Hot Ticket / NAC Members > Tues 6 Sept at 10am
(NAC Members – your promo code is GONZO)
Member tickets (Hot ticket members or NAC members) – $45
Public tickets – $65
Curators Row (the first 3 rows of Partridge Hall) – $100

Voix de Ville After Party ADD ON Package available
(*for Fri 18 Nov + Sat 19 Nov late show) – $20

*All tickets are subject to HST and service charges.

Voix de Ville Extravagonzo

Deadline for Proposals – Saturday 1 October
Download the submission form here

The STRUTT Wearable Art Show is officially taillights. The WS Tyler Factory, our home for the last four years, is no longer available to us. It’s a factory again and believe it or not now has a higher purpose to serve than hosting an annual wearable art weekend. Thankfully, we’ve found a new home at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre and we’re putting together something fresh! The Voix de Ville Extravagonzo will take place in Partridge Hall on Friday 18 and Saturday 19 of November.

What is Voix de Ville?
Unlike STRUTT, The Voix de Ville Extravagono is based on the model of the vaudeville show, a staged spectacle with one astonishing performance followed by another (think The Muppet Show). Voix de Ville has journeyed from the past and/or some kind of nether or alien world for a visit. We’ve programmed some astounding acts to surprise and delight audiences: comedians, acrobats, dancers, and aerialists.

The Wearable Art
So where does wearable art fit in? With STRUTT, our show was built around the wearable art submitted by artists. Voix de Ville is an equal mix of wearable art, music, dance, and sensational performances. Once again, we’re asking artists to submit their ideas for transforming the human body. We also want artists to consider a film made in 1902 by Georges Méliès called Voyage Dans La Lune (you can see it on YouTube and there’s a great hand coloured version on Vimeo). If you can riff on that, great. If you’ve got some other ideas for wearable art that you’d like to create, also cool. Send us your concept(s) drawings so we can give it a green light.

On Stage and Off Stage
We have been challenged with transforming the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre into a crazy carnival, that includes the lobby, Partridge Hall, and Robertson Theatre. We’re looking to bring the WTF to the audience from the moment they walk in the door. Give us stuff for the stage and/or for all over!

Deadline for Proposals – Saturday 1 October
Notification of Successful Entries – Monday 3 October
First Fitting with Performers – Saturday 29 October
Deadline for FINISHED Art Work – Saturday 12 November

Grimsby Public Art Gallery
Bi-Annual Juried Exhibition
On display until Sunday 11 September

Every two years the GPAG hosts a juried exhibition to showcase new and exciting works by artists from across Ontario. This competition often attracts up to 200 entries; from these the jurors select about 30 pieces to be in the show.

The jurors for the 2016 competition are Gerrie Loveys, Assistant Curator, Peel Art Gallery, Museum & Archives; Ingrid Mayrhofer, Artist, Educator & Curator; and Mary Reid, Director/Curator of the Woodstock Art Gallery. As well as selecting works for the show, the jurors will be determining the winners of the 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes and the Local Artist’s Award. The winner of the Viewer’s Choice Award will be determined at the end of the show.

The juried process is always an exciting one – for the artists; for the jurors; for the gallery; and for the viewers – and a process in which we all manage to experience something new.

Missy Acker, Peter Adams, Diane Beatty-Wearing, Veronika Beaulieu, Cathy Capes, Bruno Capolongo, Janny Fraser, Malcolm Gear, Samantha Goeree, Anita Granger, Ralph Heather, Diana Hillman, Bill Hornbostel, Janet Horne, Cozens Warren Hoyano, Eva Ivanov, Krys Kaczkan, John Kokkinos, Arlene Laskey, Karen Logan, Arnold McBay, Kathe Merilovich, Sandy Middleton, Steven Murray, Tina Newlove, Robin Nisbet Sarah Paisley, Valerie Patterson, Maureen Paxton, Carrie Perreault, Linda Ruscio McIntosh, Lisa Skog, John Storey, Jesse Strong, Keijo Tapanainen, George Wale, Carol Westcott Nikola Wojewoda-Patti, Jan Yates

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