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In this edition of The Bulletin:

  1. Dylan Horrocks and Seth at NAC | Friday 30 October at NAC
  2. Happy Birthday To Me | Screening Thursday 5 November at 8PM at NAC
  3. STUDIO SPACE FOR NAC MEMBERS – Open House | Tuesday 10 November
  4. NAC member Rachel Helene Amram showing at Rise Above Restaurant

International Festival of Authors Ontario presents
Lit on Tour! featuring …
Cartoonists Dylan Horrocks & Seth at NAC
Friday 30 October 2015 7PM

> pay-what-you-can // suggested $10 <

DYLAN HORROCKS is the author of the award-winning graphic novel Hicksville and the comic book series Pickle and Atlas. Horrocks has also written for DC Comics and Vertigo, including Hunter: The Age of Magic and Batgirl. He presents his latest critically acclaimed graphic novel, Sam Zabel and the Magic Pen, which explores the pleasures, dangers and moral consequences of fantasy.

SETH is the cartoonist behind the comic book series Palookaville, which started as a pamphlet and is now a semi-annual hardcover. His comics have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Best American Comics, and McSweeneys Quarterly. His illustrations have appeared in numerous publications including the cover of the New Yorker, the Walrus, and Canadian Notes & Queries. He was the subject of a solo exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario, which showcased the first public display of his model city Dominion. He is now a part of the Gallery’s permanent collection. Seth presents Palookaville 22, the latest in the series and a continuation of Part Four of the ongoing Clyde Fans serial. Seth was also the creator of The WINE KING, a character who appeared on NAC’s float in the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival Parade for several years.


No. 3 in a series of Canadian Tax Shelter Films presented in glorious 16mm
Presented by NAC member Jonathan Culp

Happy Birthday To Me (J. Lee Thompson, 1981)

A popular but brain-damaged teen is killing off her clique in thrilling and inventive ways…OR IS SHE?

With the director of Cape Fear, the star of Little House on the Prairie in the lead, Hollywood legend Glenn Ford as a constipated shrink, and iconic skewer-through-the-mouth poster/box art, this is the ‘class act’ of all 80s Canadian slasher films. Slick and breezy, with a procession of memorable set pieces and devil-may-care bits of teen business.

It also offers a twist ending that has to be seen to be disbelieved.

It also also features one of the most profound concentrations of vaguely familiar Canadian character actors ever to slip into your local Cineplex.

And it’s also also also the ONLY film to feature all three of our national ‘scream queens’ of the era: Lesleh Donaldson, Lisa Langlois and Lenore Zann!

Keep Halloween alive with this creepy piece of work from the ghoulish minds of Cinepix – the finest exploitation film company ever to grace our blood-stained shores.



Tuesday 10 November at 9PM
433 St. Paul Street
Downtown St. Catharines

NAC supports working visual artists however we can; exhibit space, an expansive tool library, and workshops are all just some of the ways. However, we are aware of a need in our community that we haven’t yet been unable to answer–affordable studio space. We’d like to change that.

NAC has partnered with a cooperative downtown property owner with a St. Paul Street building that would make an ideal collective studio space for fifteen to twenty NAC member artists. The property owner’s willing to make some modifications of the space to suit artists’ needs, there are possibilities for a storefront retail component, and we’ve agreed that it’s in everyone’s best interest to set this up long-term.

NAC invites you to an open house on Tuesday 10 November. Check out the potential and possibilities for downtown shared studio space and get your name on the list to become one of the first tenants. Refreshments will be served.


NAC Member Rachel Helene Amram
Showing SEASCAPES at Rise Above Restaurant
On display from Monday 26 October

Aritst’s Statement:
Rachel Helene Amram’s paintings focus on the meditative qualities of her subjects while referencing traditions of portraiture and landscape in art. WIth her latest series, SEASCAPES, she explores the fleeting quality of light and temporal impressions of colour of the sea and sky. Her paintings are snapshots of peripheral vision and memory, teasing out of the viewer’s experience through their layered surfaces. The diffuse atmosphere that she captures is both a physical distillation of the seascape at different times of the day, as well as a portrayal of an open, peaceful space, symbolic of stillness and silence.

Born in Montreal, Rachel received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction from Concordia University and was a finalist for the 2007 Kingston Portrait Prize, Canada’s national portrait competition. Rachel currently lives in St. Catharines, Ontario where she divides her time between her career as an artist and graphic designer as well as a portrait painter, working on private commissions. For more information please visit or emai: