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In this edition of the NAC Bulletin: In the park the horses didn’t mind, Bobby’s Show, Unpopular Arts Film Series, Gallery Players of Niagara Indiegogo.

“In the park, the horses didn’t mind”
A Collective project by students in Visual Arts; Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures; and International Services at Brock University

20 February-7 March 2014
Closing Reception Friday 7 March at 7pm
Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC

In the spring 2013 local artist and NAC Member Kevin Richardson showed one of his “improved paintings” at the NAC. What he calls “improved paintings” are pictures he buys and on which he adds something anachronistic.

His work In the park, the horses didn’t mind shows a concert of the Rolling Stones taking place in a 19th-century park with elegant ladies and horses. In turn, the artist has kindly given us permission to “improve” his painting with text and/or images…

Curators: Catherine Parayre and Shawn Serfas

BOBBY’S SHOW by Brad Hill
Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
Saturday 8 March – Friday 21 March 2014
Opening Reception Saturday 8 March at 8pm

I am a BMX rider from Thorold, ON. My parents bought me a BMX when I was 11 and I have rode since. At 13 I got my first point and shoot digital camera so I could start documenting BMX.  My parents have always helped me out with whatever I needed for BMX, video or photography since the start. I got in with a group of kids who rode and that is where I’ve come across my biggest influences and best friends. Now I reside in Vancouver where all of my hobbies thrive. So this show is heavily west coast based, but there are a few photos in here from earlier years on different trips. Here is what I worked on for a couple of the winter months.

– Brad Hill


Unpopular Arts Film Series
From the 16mm archives of Jonathan Culp
Tues 18 March, Tues 1 April, Tues 15 April
7PM | $5 / screening


Tuesday 18 March
An outlaw smuggler and her alien companion are recruited by the Emperor of the Galaxy to rescue his son and destroy a secret weapon by the evil Count Zarth Arn.
Directed by Luigi Cozzi and featuring Marjoe Gortner, Caroline Munro, Christopher Plummer, and David Hasselhoff!

Tuesday 1 April
SHACK OUT ON 101 (1955)
A greasy spoon diner provides a base for a spy smuggling nuclear secrets.
Directed by Edward Dein and featuring Terry Moore, Frank Lovejoy, Keenan Wynn, and Lee Marvin as SLOB!

Tuesday 15 April
A down-and-out gangster hires a press agent to make his blonde bombshell girlfriend a recording star in 6 weeks. But what is he going to do when he finds out that she has no talent? And what is going to happen when the two fall in love?
Directed by Frank Tashlin and featuring Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O’Brien


Gallery Players of Niagara
20th Anniversary

Amazingly next season the Gallery Players will celebrate 20 years of chamber music making in Niagara! We plan to commemorate this milestone by releasing a new CD that features many of the musicians who have performed on our series over the last 19 years.
Deciding what to record has not been easy, as our last 19 years have been filled with many wonderful performances. While much of what we’ve performed has already been well recorded, we are lucky to have several unique transcriptions of well know pieces written specifically for us. We have chosen 3 of these transcriptions to record and are moving full speed ahead to have this CD completed by the start of our 20th anniversary in November. We have found two thirds of the funding needed but are still looking for a little more. We’ve set up an Indiegogo campaign (link below) to help us raise the final third. The campaign is fun to look at even if you’re unable to donate at this time. There are a few photos, a video and more information about the organization.
Thank you for considering this, and thank you for your many years of support!

Margaret Gay
Artistic Director