I wanted to share some photos of the last art crawl before the Supercrawl, which was a busy one too.
The Friendship building was a buzz with the Beehive Craft Collective’s Craft Fair, and the galleries were packed and filled with hot summer air, the streets were full and everyone was enjoying a gorgeous summer night. It seems so long ago, now that the weather has really turned to fall.
Supercrawl 2011 is going to be so damn good. I’m crying inside that I’m going to miss it. Instead of artcrawling, I’ll be heading to beautiful upstate NY for the 4th out of 5 weddings of the season. It will be fun but it might be hard pressed to top the 3 major free festivals that will all be running simultaneously in Hamilton’s downtown core on Saturday, September 10th. We’ve got the Locke Street Festival, Country Music Week (at Copps Coliseum & on top of Jackson Square) and the SUPERCRAWL on James St. north.
The line up for the Supercrawl is just so outstandingly AWESOME! If I could go, these would be some of my top picks to check out…
I would also love to see the hand knitted art installation that will replicate the entire brick facade of The Brain, done by the Beehive Craft Collective. This is going to be so cool!
Oh, and how could I forget to mention a super exhibit called Women’s Work that will be on display at Project Space 126/128 James St. north, opening reception on the Supercrawl night from 7-10pm. It will be an exhibit of fantastic crafty, textileness, which will include a beehive paper dress by artist Hitoko Okata.
Erika DeFreitas, Detail from A Teleplasmic Study with Doillies (A Selection). 2010 - 2011. Digital print
The day before the Supercrawl; Friday September 9th will be Terra Lighfoot‘s CD release party at This Ain’t Hollywood, and James St. north will still be kickin’ with it’s regular monthly art crawl from 7-11pm.
The Supercrawl will take place on Saturday, September 10th from 10am-12 midnight, from York/Wilson and James St. north all the way down to This Ain’t Hollywood.
After parties a plenty at The Brain -199 James St. north (dance party to soul, house, disco boogie) free, 1pm-2am, and after party thrown by Beauty Industries at The Red Mill Theatre -80 James St. north (at Wilson) $10 to get in, 9pm-2am.
On top of a phenomenal line up of class act musical artists both local and otherwise there will be some amazing visual artists and art installations, plus galleries and the ever increasing number of independent and cool shops, will all be open and pumping at full throttle.
Here is a list of the 2011 Supercrawl contingent. For specific times and locations of performances look here.
Music-BROKEN SOCIAL SCENE
PALEY & FRANCIS
SAID THE WHALE
BASIA BULAT and the HAMILTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
PLANTS AND ANIMALS
JACQUES GREENE (dj set)
LIVE HOW YOU LIVE
OLENKA AND THE AUTUMN LOVERS
HAMILTON HIP HOP ALL-STARS
MOTEM & CO.
McMASTER LAPTOP ORCHESTRA
EARTH, WIND & CHOIR
DMC 2011 WORLD DJ CHAMPIONSHIPS: CANADIAN FINALS
WAR CHILD Busking For CHANGE
This month’s art crawl is going to be another really good one! The ladies from the Beehive Craft Collective are putting on their 2 day craft show in the old Friendship Gift Shop (118 James St. north). They will have some fabulous vendors. If you want to get a little taste of what will be at the craft fair you can checkout the Beehive Craft Collective blog and their spotlight features of the vendors & their products.
Here’s a tiny sample of some of the talented crafters that will be there.
I have unknowingly bought many, many cards by printmaker Katie Muth. I’ve bid happy wishes with Katie’s artwork for weddings, thank yous, births and birthdays, cards all of which I’ve purchased from Mixed Media. It’ll be great to stock up on some more artful greetings for all the upcoming nuptials I will be witnessing in the next few months.
Hand drawn images, & screen printed textiles by bespoken uprising
Tonight’s art crawl will feature a super cool exhibit called Zoo at Loose Canon Gallery. I’m plugging this exhibit not only because Steve has work in this show, but also because there are some sickeningly talented artists that are part of the show too.
Jacqui and Jamie hanging the signage for Zoo at Loose Canon Gallery.
Jacqui Oakley and Jamie Lawson are the curators of this show, and are also unbelievably amazing artists, whose work will be exhibited in this show.
It was a really good turn out for the opening and art crawl, the street was full, and there seemed to be a constant flow of people into the gallery. I managed to sneak away for a few minutes to take a peak at the latest gallery to open up on James; b contemporary. It was very shiny and new and still had the smell of wood varnish from their freshly refinished wood floors. When I have a chance I will go by and take some photos and post them.