A Lovely Little World

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Wild & Free Art Gala

Friday is the night! I spent the day selecting eight double exposures to show, and by that I mean, I’ve already fussed over which eight a number of times. Finally I decided to pick them based on the general mood they created together… so I feel okay about the selection, which isn’t normal for me. Typically nothing feels right or complete, which doesn’t exactly create confidence.

Sneak peek…. only this one didn’t make the cut, even though it’s one of my favourites.

Anyway…

The Art Show opens at 7pm at the Spice Factory, located at 121 Hughson Street North. There is parking all around, and after 6pm it’s only $1.50 I think… you might be able to find free parking within walking distance, but I don’t have inside information on that. There is no cover charge, but we are collecting non-perishable food goods, if you’ve got them.

As you know, there is live music; James Favron, Chad Brown and Josh Edwards. I am most familiar with James’ work, and he’s amazing, so there’s that. I am exhibiting with other women, Sarah Wills who is exhibiting band photography, but also does amazing fashion photography, Melanie Crumb who is this fresh, talented painter, who uses her art as a way of coping with depression, yay Mel! and Krista Roberts who is exhibiting pottery, and it’s beautiful (which her video in the below link, even the making of the beautiful pottery is beautiful). Here’s a link to event page, but also check out the links below!

Melanie Crumb’s Video and website

Krista Roberts’ Video

Sarah Wills’ Video and website

Also I should mention, Sarah made the videos.

Painting by Melanie Crumb

 

 

 

 

 

 

July James Street North Art Crawl

The August James Street North Art Crawl  is coming up this Friday evening so I thought I’d finally post my photographs from the July Crawl to get everyone in the mood. I’ve been a few times now, and although there are the regular features, there really is something new to see every time. I just love it. shop windown street super cool text love artist at art crawl Love at Mulberry Street little red building James Street North collecting hearts bookstore hamilton store art vendor hamilton store art crawl henna ice cream sign 04 03

There are always buskers and live music everywhere at Art Crawl. We found in July there were fewer of them out and about, presumably because it was calling for rain. The Mulberry St Porching Band was really good though, and we stood and listened to them for a bit. I’ve never heard them before, even though they frequently do these front porch gigs right behind the Mulberry Street Cafe. I try to sneak in there every time I’m down there, because I really enjoy their raspberry mochas, and they also have a gallery space that’s a little more accessible than some of the other places, I think.
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I never did figure out what the stray pieces of clothing with chalk words and arrows was all about, but I assume it was something interesting.  Artists definitely invent creative marketing techniques. 01

I really loved this bunting, so much so, I photographed it, and not the rest of the booth, which I feel a bit bad about but the sidewalk WAS quite crowded. It always is. That’s the main perk of the September Super Crawl. They stop traffic so there’s more space for walking around. Art crawllers the rest of the year are confined to the sidewalks and narrow shops and galleries, which is fun in one way. In another way, it’s a bit tight and difficult to see everything you want to see. The point of all this is, if you love artists and art and the creative lifestyle, you’ll love this event. Try it out!

 

Hamilton Art Crawling

This is an out of date post. That’s how behind I am on everything. On a positive note, in part it’s because I’ve been adventuring more and not sitting editing at my computer.

I love the Hamilton Art Crawls. They take place on James Street North on the second Friday of every month, and they’re ideal for people watching. All the artists, hipsters, hippies, and gypsters show up in full force and full-fashion, and it’s wonderful to mingle in the crowds on a warm summer evening.

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I took less photos this time, I’m not sure why. I do remember I was really tired. For more Art Crawl scenes, see my post here and check out the big art event Super Crawl too!

List of a few samples of my writing, as published in the Sachem

Freelance writer, The Sachem

Community effort to end hunger $5 at a time, May 9, 2013

Passion of a music teacher and her students makes arts night a success, June 6, 2013

Spreading kindness from Dunnville to the Dominican, July 4, 2013

Come and dance in the sun…or rain at Central Park, July 2, 2013

Ray Emery brings the Stanley Cup to Cayuga, July 18, 2013

Downtown fountain flowing again in Dunnville, October 3, 2013

“Dreaming in Art” columnist pieces, The Sachem

Art and Remembrance, November 6, 2013

Choosing art practically, November 17, 2013

Small town artist with big city appeal, November 26, 2013

Support artists who are right in our own backyard, December 5, 2013

A tribute to Dunnville artist Mark Haines, December 12, 2013

You have to work on your craft, December 18, 2013

It’s hard to really hate winter, December 23, 2013

Photography Feature, The Sachem

Christmas in the country, December 20, 2013