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Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC
Thursday 20 August 8:30PM
PWYC suggest $10

Lee Majors and Robert Mitchum square off in the first “Limited Public Offering” tax shelter film – the phenomenon that brought in the dentists. Goofy, fast-paced action film set in the seedy world of the modern ad agency – with SUBLIMINAL MESSAGING.

Featuring Robert Mitchum, Lee Majors, and Valerie Perrine

EXCELSIOR! Reception & Artist Talk with Dave Gordon in the Showroom Gallery
followed by SOUND SOUND on the Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace (ROOF!)

Excelsior! 1975-2015:
A survey of forty years of artwork by Dave Gordon

Opening Reception Saturday 29 August 2015 7PM
Showroom Gallery at NAC

… followed by …

Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC

Beginning at 8:30PM
PWYC / Licensed Event

Sound by Joe Lapinski + Jeff Luciani
Visuals by Adam Vollick + Stephen Remus

A fundraiser in benefit of the
Niagara Artists Centre

Thursday 10 September 2015  7PM

An evening to enjoy Niagara’s superlative music, food, and drink

Featuring The Mark Lalama Band

Farm-to-table epicurean fare prepared by chefs Andrew Mcleod (Bolete) and
Adam Hynam-Smith (El Gastrónomo Vagabundo) with outstanding Niagara wines by Creekside Estate Winery.

On the Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace
at the Niagara Artists Centre
354 St. Paul Street
Downtown St. Catharines

$250 a couple or tables of eight $800
Tax receipts available on request
Charitable registration number 0625-46-2216

For tickets or more information

Shine On You Crazy Mosaic
Tony Cepukas

Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
Opens Saturday 22 August 2015
On display until Friday 4 September

Tony Cepukas, a recent retiree, is a self-taught emerging artist working primarily in mosaics with other multimedia endeavors.  Inspiration for his work comes from his love of music, pop culture and all things vibrant.  In the exploration of figure, he is engaged to deconstruct what celebrity is and to reconstruct in his own vision.

Version Heights

Saturday 22 August / Doors at 8:30PM
Thomas Craig Oliver Terrace at NAC
Featuring music by Dragon (noise toys), Marinko (dub & reggae),
Heiki (dubby electronica / Toronto) with video by Mar Ink Co

Heiki (Hey-Key) is a veteran of the Toronto electronic music scene. Since 1987, Heiki Sillaste has released an impressive catalogue of well over 45 synthesizer-based records and made over 150 compilation appearances.

Heiki began his musical career fronting the internationally acclaimed industrial-tekno group DIGITAL POODLE in the late 80’s and early 90’s while running the now famous Shadow Canada label.

In 1995, he went on to co-found nice+smooth ultramedia, an independent electronic music label that has produced great records by fellow musicians such as Roy Davis Jr., Jordan Fields, Teknostep, as well as Heiki’s own groups KINDER ATOM, LAZER CAPS and LES FONTAINES.

Heiki’s collaborative and remix work has been wide reaching, including work with the likes of dreamSTATE, Teknostep, Visionary, seminal ambient composers Rapoon and Zoviet France, Dead Voices on Air, as well reggae superstars Michael Rose and Musical Sniper.

Heiki currently works as a graphic designer and he owns and operates the Toronto based paper+sound record label.

>> Listen to some of Heiki’s music here


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