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In this edition of The Bulletin:

1. NAC Gallery Hours
2. Rob Elliott & Melanie MacDonald in the Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
3. Pile On by Steve Debruyn in the Show Room Gallery at NAC
4. FREE Performance of Boys, Girls, and Other Mythological Creatures – TONIGHT
5. This Week at The Film House
6. NAC Member Sandy Middleton at AKASHA Art Projects

NAC Gallery Hours
Wed 3 May – Thurs 11 May

In preparation for Steve Debruyn’s exhibit in the Show Room Gallery Friday 12 May 7PM (see item 3), NAC Gallery hours will be as follows:

     Wednesday 10AM-5PM
     Thursday + Friday 10AM-5PM
     Saturday 12NN-4PM

If you need to get in to NAC after hours please email Natasha at

Recent Work by
Rob Elliott & Melanie MacDonald
On display in the Dennis Tourbin Members Gallery at NAC
Until Saturday 13 May 2017Fellow artist and friend Rob Elliott and I will be displaying some recent paintings in the members gallery at NAC. We won’t be having a reception, but we encourage you to come check our work out over the next couple of weeks.

– Melanie MacDonald

Pile On > Steve Debruyn

Showroom Gallery at NAC
Opening Reception / Friday 12 May 2017 at 7PM

On display until Saturday 22 July.

An installation of large proportions, rooted in the abandonment of traditional approaches to art making.

Carousel Players

Free Performance TONIGHT at 7PM
Pre-show discussion at 6:30PM

Carousel Players invites you to a free performance of Boys, Girls, And Other Mythological Creatures by Mark Crawford at Silver Spire Church in downtown St. Catharines TONIGHT.

Anyone who is interested is welcome to join us for a pre show discussion at 6:30 pm. The show will commence at 7 pm, followed by an extended Question & Answer session immediately following the performance.

Recommended for ages 5+.

All are welcome.



Turkey, USA 2016. Directed by Ceyda Torun. 80 min. G



Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.




Canada, Spain 2016. Directed by Nacho Vigalondo. 110 min. R

Thu 4 May 7pm, Fri 5 May 9:30pm, Sat 6 May 7pm, Sun 7 May 4pm


After Gloria (Anne Hathaway) loses her job and is kicked out of her boyfriend’s apartment, she leaves her life in New York and moves back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.




Ireland, Canada 2017. Directed by Aisling Walsh. 115 min. PG

Fri 5 May 7PM, Thurs 11 May 8PM, Sat 13 May 7PM, Sun 14 May 4PM, Mon 15 May 8PM

Maudie, based on a true story, is an unlikely romance in which the reclusive Everett Lewis (Ethan Hawke) hires a fragile yet determined woman named Maudie (Sally Hawkins) to be his housekeeper. Maudie, bright-eyed but hunched with crippled hands, yearns to be independent, to live away from her protective family and she also yearns, passionately, to create art. Unexpectedly, Everett finds himself falling in love. Based on the real-life story of Nova Scotian folk Artist Maud Lewis.




Switzerland, France 2016. Directed by Claude Barras. 68 min. G

Sat 6 May 4pm


After his mother’s sudden death, Zucchini is befriended by a police officer, Raymond, who accompanies him to his new foster home, filled with other orphans his age. At first, he struggles to find his place in this at times strange and hostile environment. But with Raymond’s help and his newfound friends, Zucchini eventually learns to trust and love, as he searches for a new family of his own.




USA 2008. Directed by Davis Guggenheim. 98 min

Sat 6 May 9:30pm


Rarely can a film penetrate the glamorous surface of rock legends. It Might Get Loud tells the personal stories of three generations of electric guitar virtuosos – The Edge (U2), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), and Jack White (The White Stripes). It reveals how each developed his unique sound and style of playing favourite instruments, guitars both found and invented. The movie revolves around a day when Jimmy Page, Jack White, and The Edge first met and sat down together to share their stories, teach and play.




USA, UK 1986. Directed by James Cameron. 136 min. R

Sun 7 May 7pm


After floating in space for 57 years, Lt. Ripley’s (Sigourney Weaver) shuttle is found by a deep space salvage team. Upon arriving at LV-426, the marines find only one survivor, a nine-year-old girl named Newt (Carrie Henn). But even these battle-hardened marines with all the latest weaponry are no match for the hundreds of aliens that have invaded the colony.