A horn player recently told me about how jazz colleagues are somewhat rusty from not having the gigs or the opportunity to jam during the forced isolation of the pandemic. Folk rocker, singer songwriter, guitar player and Crown Point resident Laura Keating had a different experience during the past two-years. “I turned to new ways …Continue reading "Laura Keating, a working musician"
There is an unfortunate phenomenon that seems to be part of Hamilton’s DNA: buildings torn down to make way for city-approved projects, only to fail to get off the ground. It happens for all sorts of reasons including uncertain financing. So, we end up with parking lots or other kinds of underutilized and empty spaces …Continue reading "Crown Point artist at AGH"
In filmmaking, there is so much work. There are locations, scenery, costumes, traffic control, electrical systems, audio systems, special effects, and all the stuff that allows everything else to happen. Even a small film is a big project with many, many moving parts. Walking through Gage Park or along Ottawa Street when a movie is …Continue reading "Creeping around “Creepy Bits”"
There was a standing-room-only crowd on hand for the closing reception to the month long DeLight Festival at the Hamilton Steam Museum on Woodward Avenue this past weekend. It was worth it. The Hamilton Aerial Group provided a unique telling of Hamilton’s water history that was spellbinding. With intricate costumes, puppets, and recorded music, a …Continue reading "Finale delights everyone"
Donna Akrey’s comment on the vandalism against her installation on the Pipeline Trail was candid: “…the layers of meaning in a work to ‘replenish’ icebergs being vandalized is pretty poignant.” Akrey’s work contains many layers of meaning for anyone willing to contemplate it. The installation provides moulds in which the Hamilton artist invites viewers to …Continue reading "‘Tip of the Iceberg’ vandalized at Andrew Warburton Memorial Park"
It was re-assuring to know that I was part of a community that cared.Continue reading "Seeding beauty in Crown Point"
Red Tree Collective, in collaboration with Hamilton Dialogues and Pipeline Trail Hamilton presents the 4th annual DeLight Festival February 1st to 29th, 2020 A multi disciplinary festival with installations of visual art, poetry, sound and community art along the Pipeline Trail between London Street North and Strathearne Avenue. Hamilton’s Pipeline Trail is an urban walking path with …Continue reading "deLight Festival: Last Days of Ice and Snow"
A lighted path along the escarpment and cellists under an overpass will appear in a TVO documentary series, The Life-Sized City, as reported by the Hamilton Spectator. Fireflies in the forest was originally planned as an urban intervention as part of 100In1day but was postponed due to weather. The organizers, Stinson Community Association and Surprise …Continue reading "Stinson event to be highlighted in TVO doc"
She sees She hears She knows That the world can be winter cold She hears She knows She sees That the world is in desperate need She knows She sees She hears That the world is in fear She seeks She tells She dreams Of a world filled with peace She wonders She searches She …Continue reading "She is aware"
We hear that some of you are missing Delight, Hamilton’s only light festival, and we wanted to tell you not to worry – Delight will be reborn this coming June, but with a twist. Calling all artists, students and community members – we want to hear your ideas and help you #MakeYourDelight during this year’s …Continue reading "Do you have a Delightful art installation idea?"