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(updated April 1st 2010)

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40 responses to “EVENT LISTINGS

  1. I know we had an ad, but could you post our latest exhibit. Chisels and Brushes, Criscenzo & Del Col, running until May 17, Thursday to Sunday 11-5 at the Gibson Gallery, 140 Richmond St. Amherstburg
    It will be followed by “Student Pix” digital photography running from May 21 to June 14.

  2. Hi WAMM

    Just a quick note to say thanks for all you do to represent arts and culture in this city. It is very much appreciated and I know you don’t get told that enough so THANK YOU. Seriously…THANK YOU.

    Glen

  3. Would like to invit all to RONSTOCK a celebration of internationaley aclaimed surealist and celebrity artist Ron Suchiu. The event is at his gallery in essex June 20th and 21st. All patrons will recieve a free limited edition print of Suchiu’s, this years print is of the Hi Ho Resturant. You will also recieve discounts on framing of Ron’s origial painting’s and prints. Check the web site for directions and times.

  4. Suzanne Friemann or Linda Renaud

    Mesmerized: Visions of Sandwich

    Celebrating Old Sandwich through the visual arts in a way that strives to be welcoming to the entire community.
    Sept 4-15
    Reception held on Sept 11 at 7PM
    Held at Common Ground Gallery, Maclean Hall and Studio 2
    Participating artists: Beth Dubeault;Sasha Opeiko, Suzanne Friemann, Linda Renaud, Jessica Howick, Collette Broeders, Dan Bombardier, Jason Deary, James Oltean -Lepp, Leesa Bringas

  5. Jon

    Hi. Just wanted to make a quick note that “Make me young !@!!$!%!” will be sharing the bill with “the Lesson” on August 29 at the Phog Lounge. Doors open 10:00pm

    Regards,
    Jon

  6. Lodown and Fifitywatthead are at the Coach and Horses Saturday August 29th. This will probably be Lodown’s only show in the city this year.

  7. Denis Robillard

    Local Poet, Denis Robillard is proud to announce the launch of his most recent

    chapbook, SOUL RESIN. (July 2009) by Caledon House press.

    A public reading of poems from this collection will be held at the
    Common Ground Gallery at Mackenzie Hall, August 27th at 7 PM.
    The event will include special guest readings and music.

    Proceeds from the reading will go towards the Al Purdy A Frame Trust , a new non-profit group whose objective is to preserve a famous literary dwelling near Ameliasburg, Ontario.

    The famous A Frame was the home base and literary bunker of nationally acclaimed poet Al Purdy who died in April 2000. Readings from some of Purdy’s wide ranging work will also be included during the launch. To participate in the readings or for more information, contact Robillard at the above email address before August 24th.

  8. Cuff The Duke appearing at THE BLIND DOG Sept. 12th.
    wsg/ Marty Lowman,

    Doors are at 8:00 p.m.
    Tickets are $10.00

  9. A night of comedy with Pauly Shore appearing at THE BLIND DOG Sept. 6th.

    Doors are at 8:00 p.m.
    Tickets are $6.00

    Come early and enjoy one of our famous $6.00 steak dinners on our new patio.

  10. I was thrilled to discover that there is finally an online resource to help plan a fun weekend revolving around seeing bands, and am so grateful that you see the appeal as well!

    Unfortunately (and I hate to complain, but my hopes were up so high when I found this site) it’s not helping me right now because the listings are for October and it’s November already. I know, I know, it’s only the 3rd, but I’m planning something this weekend and knowing where the shows are would really help.

  11. Kitten

    Why is the October event listing still up? Where are the november dates. NATHAN DOWN/RISE FOR ORDER @CHUBBY PICKLE TONIGHT NOV 6 | 19+ | $5

  12. emc

    Koushik (Dundas, ON) was signed to Stones Throw Records (stonesthrow.com/koushik) back in 2005 with his beautifully lush hip hop release, Be With. Koushik’s tracks consistently pay homage to classic hip hop, but his quiet and rambling vocals paired with warm string arrangements result in the kind of music that reminds you how everything’s gonna be alright.

    On his first tour with a live band, namely, Vowls (vowls.org), Koushik will be performing tracks from his 2005 release Be With and 2008’s Out My Window LP. You can also hear/watch Vowls performing their own original songs using everything from water to drums, sitar, moogerfinger, melodica, ebow and circuit bent electronics.

    Kero (visit kero.fm) will bring some new toys and mix tracks using his monome, while Windsor’s own wizard on a 303 (wh)y.m.e(??) will perform his original songs live to set the night off right.

    Live Visuals provided by Vowls & Citynoise, flyer art by Eepmon.com

    Phog Lounge (thephogblog.blogspot.com), located at 157 University Ave. West in downtown Windsor was recently voted Canada’s Best Live Music Venue for its cozy setting and appreciative crowds. The venue guarantees an intimate evening with the music, and capacity is limited – get there early.

    Cover is $6, 19+ w/ ID

  13. Songs of the Sea
    Join the Windsor Classic Chorale’s celebration of the centenary of our coastlines and the men & women who guard them.
    Sunday, February 28/10 at 7:30pm
    Tickets: $20 (at Cardinal Music on Jefferson or at door) At All Saints Church, 330 City Hall Square

  14. Sophia

    View the story of Alice in Wonderland through visual experiments and designs by local artists and graphic designers.

    SHOW RUNS: February 8, 2010 – February 20, 2010, Mon. – Sat. 1-5 pm.

    LOCATION: Artspeak Gallery (ACWR) 1942 Wyandotte St. E., Walkerville

  15. Sophia

    Cabbages & Kings: Art Ventures in Wonderland

    View the story of Alice in Wonderland through visual experiments and designs by local artists and graphic designers.

    SHOW RUNS: February 8, 2010 – February 20, 2010, Mon. – Sat. 1-5 pm.

    LOCATION: Artspeak Gallery (ACWR) 1942 Wyandotte St. E., Walkerville

  16. Come join the Windsor Classic Chorale – Bring your friends and family, for an Evening of Transcendance.
    Sunday, April 25th – 7pm
    Assumption Chapel – 400 Huron Church Road, University of Windsor
    Tickets are $15.00. Available at the door, or at Cardinal Music on Jefferson Avenue.

  17. YOU Are Invited To Attend
    LONESOME LEFTY
    & ALLISON BROWN’S
    MAY DAY MAYHEM
    OF RUKUS RAISING ROOTS MUSIC
    IN WINDSOR, LONDON AND TORONTO

    This May Day weekend, two of Southwesto’s most infamous post-modern hoboes rip up the 401 for three nights of musical mayhem with stops in Windsor, London and Toronto. Early music authenticator LONESOME LEFTY (plus one Cryin’ Shame, Tim Swaddling on Bass) and trad-warbler ALLISON BROWN (with Dan Henshall on Mandolin) take to the stage for three ruckus raising shows of oldtyme country, Ontario-Style fiddle tunes, lonesome blues, early jazz, barroom gospel, back-porch bluegrass and original music crafted in the same tradition. These concerts mark the release of Allison’s second CD, “Viper At The Virgin’s Feet”, and Lefty’s anticipated return to the London stage.

    Friday, April 30th
    Phog Lounge Windsor
    $5.00, doors at 9:00pm
    157 University
    519-253-1605
    http://www.myspace.com/phoglounge

    Saturday, May 1st
    London Music Club
    With special guest
    Aaron Lozynsky
    $5.00, Front Room, 9:00pm, 470 Colborne
    519-660-6996
    http://www.londonmusicclub.com

    Sunday, May 2nd
    Mitzi’s Sister Toronto
    PWYC, 9:00pm
    1554 Queen St. W.
    416-532-2570
    http://www.mitzis.ca/sister.html

    Mythology surrounds the origins of the infamous LONESOME LEFTY; many debate as to whether or not Soutwesto’s haunted troubadour even exists. At the dawn of the information age, Lefty’s study of music began, collecting songs from old 78rpm records, and from square-dance fiddlers echoing tunes from the early 20th century at rural Ontario jamborees. Lefty’s own songs resonate alongside cornerstones as familiar as Bill Monroe and Johnny Cash, to gems lost in time by Smilin’ Jack Silvers and Earl Haywood. Lefty also tributes regional unknown legends such as $2 Bill and Rockin’ Bobby Harris. Rumored to play guitar left-handed and upside-down, Lefty’s rustic fiddle and bold vocals unearth whispers and hollers from the lost highway with a new revival. Lonesome Lefty and his band of Cryin’ Shames bring western swing, country, bluegrass, early jazz, blues and more to the stage with spark, savvy and revered respect.

    … ALLISON BROWN likes her religion a little bit gritty, takes her country music with a side of syrup and keeps her folk as dusty as the ol’ cabin floor. With a hatful of broken hearts, bad weather, toils of the road and leaps of faith, Allison’s crafted originals matched with classic roots repertoire reflect the striking conviction she brings to her sweet and powerful singing. As a soloist, Allison’s lonesome warbles soar over subtle guitar framework, but can turn quickly to a feverish cyclone when joined by her spirited troupe of accompanists. Allison brings her truest self to her collection of songs and to the stage in a refreshing conversation with the audience.

    “a gorgeous voice that seemed way too big for one person” ~ Barbara Bruederlin, BadTempteredZombie.Blogspot.com

    Tempted to tread the dusty highway between light and darkness, joy and sorrow, faith and doubt, sunshine and rain; Allison’s second release “Viper At The Virgin’s Feet” reveals deep explorations of gospel and roots music surrounding originals forged from the fires of folk tradition. The anticipated follow-up to 2005’s “Everything That Shined”, Allison narrowly escapes the devil’s teeth as “Viper At The Virgin’s Feet” snakes though twelve tales of heartbreak, stormy skies, fearless faith and a detour to cactus country. Like a serpent in the garden, ominous undercurrents simmer beneath the surface of “Viper At The Virgin’s Feet”. The album’s title track “Something Holy” sings through the eyes of a brave believer in an Appalachian rattlesnake handling church meeting, while “If I Was A Weathergirl” is a winsome languish inspired by real life TV News personalities. Allison captures her inner outlaw translating Townes Van Zandt’s “Poncho & Lefty” and pays tribute to favourite songwriters Iris Dement and Patty Griffin on her way out of the desert. “Uncloudy Day/Evenin’ Train” testifies Allison’s joyful devotion to revival, and “All The Birds” flies Allison out of the deep dark forest only to realize the journey is still at its beginning.

    allisoncbrown@yahoo.com
    http://www.allisonbrown.ca
    http://www.myspace.com/lonesomelefty

  18. Infected DJs present…
    DISCO/FUNK NIGHT @ The Loop!
    Friday April 16!!

    Dress in some slammin’ disco clothes, and get ready to show off your dynamite moves!

    No Cover. Doors @ 10pm. 19+ welcome.

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#!/event.php?eid=110902308931253&ref=ts

  19. Infected DJs present…
    DISCO/FUNK NIGHT @ The Loop!
    Friday April 16!!

    Dress in some slammin’ disco clothes, and get ready to show off your dynamite moves!

    No Cover. Doors @ 10pm. 19+ welcome.

    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=110902308931253&ref=mf

  20. MAYWORKS WINDSOR 2010

    Here is the newest event listing for
    MayWorks Windsor 2010.

    For May 2010, Windsor Ontario’s labour and arts communities will join with other cities across Canada to present our first labour focused cultural MayWorks festival in Windsor.

    Artists, workers, and students have met over many months to organize a collection of exhibitions, projects, events,a rally and a parade, to celebrate
    our creativity as a community, our dedication to the values of workers’ solidarity, social justice and human rights.

    Our various activities will highlight our support for our city core, our old Sandwich Towne community and our history of solidarity and labour arts.

    MayWorks Windsor 2010

    A Festival of International Workers’ Solidarity,
    Social Justice and Community Cultural Projects

    (all events listed are free)

    28 April -Day of Mourning; honours workers injured or killed on the job,
    Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 834 Raymo (and Wyandotte), 5:30 PM

    29 April – Stitch & Bitch; Last Chance to make ATCs for MayWorks’ Artist
    Trading Card Big Trade, Windsor Workers’ Action Centre, 328 Pelissier,
    6:30–9 PM.

    1 May – Building Bridges; Group Exhibition, Common Ground Gallery 12-4 PM
    reception Bar-B-Q, Mackenzie Hall, 3277 Sandwich St.

    1 May – May Day Rally and March; down University, 4:30 PM City Hall Square;
    speakers’ box and musician Travis Reitsma

    1 May – SmogFest; opens at Milk Coffee Bar, 68 University Ave. W. Silent bidding
    on art throughout the month of May. Submit artwork to Citizens Environment Alliance 1950 Ottawa St. before April 27th (ceaadmin@cogeco.net.)

    1 May – Windsor Workers Action Centre Open House; open before and after the MAY DAY Rally, 2– 7 PM for coffee, tea and sign making, 328 Pelissier.

    1 May – 3rd Annual May Day Celebration; dinner and entertainment, 8 PM
    CAW 444 Union Hall, 1855 Turner Rd. (contact: bmcnamara4@cogeco.ca)

    1 May – Windsor Fights Back; Exhibition opening reception,
    Bringas, Fall-Conroy, Howe, Moores, Seoane, Smith.
    7-10 PM , Artcite Inc., 109 University West.
    Exhibition runs throughout May (www.artcite.ca – see below)

    2 May – MayWorks Artist Trading Cards’ Big Trade; 2-4 PM
    reception and local trading, Ten Thousand Villages, 624 Chilver off
    Wyandotte. (sgold@uwindsor.ca)

    2 May – Cuban Labour/Arts Solidarity event; Consul General of Cuba at Toronto,
    Jorge Soberon will attend, details TBA. (ccfawindsor@yahoo.ca)

    6 May – Château des photos: a community pARTnership; 7-9 PM reception,
    Château Park Nursing Home, 2990 Riverside Dr. W. Unit B, Lindsay
    Hanaka, Linda Renaud Fisher, Sandi Wheaton, music by No One Special.
    (Note: exhibit only open to public for the reception)

    7 May – Unity in the Community BBQ; Music from Kero and Flow,
    Art from DENIAL and others, 12–5 PM, Print House, 510 Pelissier Street Gallery

    7 May – Working on Foreign Land; exhibition, stories about work
    from the perspective of students who are recent immigrants to Canada
    and are enrolled at Catholic Central High School, 7-10 PM closing reception,
    Artspeak Gallery, 1942 Wyandotte East; exhibition runs one week prior to
    closing reception.

    8 May – Radical Slam; open mike poetry, 7 PM
    Windsor Workers’ Action Centre, 328 Pelissier.

    8 May – Not To Train in Vain; students of the University of Windsor
    School of Visual Arts envision positive retraining options for Windsor’s
    workers in a public art project, 7-10 PM reception, 400 block of Pelissier.

    8 May – Resonation II; Installation by Dong-Kyoon Nam and Paul Breschuk,
    400 block Pelissier, reception 7-10PM.

    8 May -Remorse; Text work by Amin Rehman on view on 400 block Pelissier,
    reception 7–10PM .

    9 May – UFCW Agricultural Workers Alliance Band; playing in Leamington,
    Details TBA

    12 May – The New Normal exhibition; Wednesdays are free at the Art Gallery of
    Windsor, exhibition runs throughout May.

    14 May – MayWorks Film Night and discussion; WWAC, 328 Pelissier, 7PM.

    17 May – International ANTI Homophobia Day; “Homophobia and Me”
    postcard project on Artcite Inc.’s windows, Music at Phog,
    Poetry Slam at Milk Coffee Bar.

    20 May – Broken City Lab:How to Save a City; http://www.brokencitylab.org/savethecity.

    22 May – Artists’ Parade; starts at 9 AM through Olde Sandwich Towne.

    22 May – Live Graffiti Painting and Music; 12–5 PM, Print House, 510 Pelissier
    (behind the Gallery in the Alley).

    22 May – Art Show, Sandwich Towne Art Festival; 11 AM–6 PM.

    23 May – Art Show, Sandwich Towne Art Festival; 11 AM–6 PM.

    26 May – Art Gallery of Windsor and the 16th Media City Experimental Film and
    Video Festival present Friedl vom Göller (Kubelka); Wednesdays are
    free at the Art Gallery of Windsor.

    May 26 – 29 Media City 16th Experimental Film and Video Festival;
    Pay what you can. Performances at 7:30 and 9:30 each night, Capitol Theatre.

    27 May – Materials Trade. ReUse. ReCyle; MayWorks Stitch&Bitch and Artist
    Trading Cards, Windsor Workers Action Centre, 6:30-9PM, 328 Pelissier.

    29 May – SmogFest LAST GASP; closing reception at Milk Coffee Bar, 7:30 PM, 68
    University West, silent bidding on Smog Fest art work all during May.

    Individual artists:

    Sasha Opeiko, “Education Patchwork”, hand made book
    marks made from unwanted paper collected from students
    and academic institutions, will be given awayat several
    MayWorks venues, Artcite Inc., Common Ground, Windsor
    Workers’ Action Centre, Ten Thousand Villages, Art Speak.

    Amin Rehman, “Remorse”, Pelissier store front window
    text works on view through May on 328 and 400 block
    Pelissier

    Dong-Kyoon Nam and Paul Breshuk , “Resonation II”, on
    400 block Pelissier, reception 8 May 7-10PM

    MAYWORKS WINDSOR 2010 Facebook Group page:
    You can keep up with last minute Mayworks news,
    see pictures and discuss activities at:
    http://www.facebook.com/?ref=logo#!/group.php?gid=117198504962868

    MayWorks is brought to you by the following
    participants & supporters:

    CAW Local 444
    CUPE Local 543
    University of Windsor Labour Studies Programme
    WWAC (Windsor Workers Action Centre)
    Artcite Inc
    Art Gallery of Windsor
    WUFA (University of Windsor Faculty Association)
    Windsor Peace Coalition
    Canadian Cuban Friendship Association – Windsor
    Print House
    Olde Sandwich Towne Business and Improvement Association
    CARFAC Ontario
    Windsor Artists for Social Justice
    Citizens Environment Alliance
    Windsor Pride
    16th Media City Experimental Film and Video Festival
    UFCW Agricultural Workers Alliance
    Broken City Lab / Save a City
    OETA ETFO
    Save a City Project
    Legacy Benefits Project

  21. Here is a preview of the WINDSOR FIGHTS BACK exhibition opening MAY 1 (please note: Saturday opening reception) at Artcite, as part of MayWorks Windsor 2010.

    April 30 – May 29, 2010
    “WINDSOR FIGHTS BACK!”
    with
    Leesa Bringas (Windsor ON)
    Blake Fall-Conroy (Ithaca NY USA)
    Lucy Howe (Windsor ON)
    Zeke Moores (Windsor ON)
    José Seoane (Havana Cuba / Windsor ON)
    A.G. Smith (Windsor ON)

    Organized for MayWorks WINDSOR 2010 by Susan Gold / Smith

    NB. SATURDAY RECEPTION TIME:
    Opening reception: Saturday, May 1, 7:00 pm

    Nature of Activity: group exhibition, as part of Mayworks Windsor 2010

    Leesa Bringas (Windsor ON)
    Grass Braiding Windsor’s Parks, site specific installation and performance, 2009 ; prints and video 2010

    “I considered braiding the grass a simple gesture; my motives and approach were not overly political.
    I (and occasionally with the help of friends) utilized the long grass as a material without cutting and transformed the space,
    sometimes highly visible, and at other times in a small and perhaps almost unnoticeable way.
    I also approached this project as a to enjoy the city despite the negative undercurrents, and did so in a repetitive and meditative fashion
    —working with my hands and creating something that would eventually be cut, transformed and eventually disappear.”

    Artist, social activist, educator and cultural worker will present documentation from a series of performances and interventions held in and around Windsor. Inspired by the Municipal worker’s strike of 2009, Leesa Bringas braided the long, uncut grass in Windsor’s riverfront parks.
    Leesa Bringas is currently a candidate for a Masters of Fine Art at the University of Windsor School of Visual Arts.

    Blake Fall-Conroy (Ithaca NY, USA)
    Minimum Wage Machine, mixed media work, 2008-2010

    For MAYWORKS WINDSOR 2010, Blake Fall-Conroy has rebuilt his “Minimum Wage Machine” to answer the challenges of a slightly higher Ontario minimum wage, and the bevelled edges on some Canadian pennies! Artcite will fill it up with pennies and it will be ready to go!
    The minimum wage machine allows anybody to work for minimum wage.
    Turning the crank engages a timer circuit that is set to dispense pennies at a rate geared to minimum wage per hour.
    If the participant stops turning the crank, they stop receiving money.
    The machine’s mechanism and electronics are powered by the hand crank, and pennies are stored in a plexiglas box.

    “I want my projects to be socially conscious.

    I want my projects to be simple, approachable, and defined by the vocabulary of everyday objects.

    I want my projects to be easy to understand, even if it’s in a different way than I intended.

    I want the form of my projects to follow the underlying concept, nothing more.

    I am more interested in communicating ideas and less interested in making art.”

    Lucy Howe (Windsor ON)
    Untitled (fence), chain link fence and steel, 2010

    Untitled (fence) explores the subtle transformative qualities of chain link fence. As a barrier this material moves from common neighbourhood backyards to the borders of the Gaza Strip, changing from friendly and familiar to aggressive statements of control and containment. As a barricade it all at once succeeds through separation of space, and fails as a totally permeable surface. Untitled (fence) forces the viewer to view the exhibition through a steel fabric and choose ‘which side of the fence’ they find themselves on.

    Lucy Howe is interested in subverting the everyday and exploring the physical and metaphorical structures of common spaces, objects and activities.
    Her interventions, installations and objects shift the purpose, being and function/behavior of ‘reliable objects’, while bringing into question that which is known and familiar. Here, sculpture is being utilized to escape the physical form and create an internal space of balance, between belief and distrust.
    Lucy Howe has a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design, in Halifax and an MFA from York University, in Toronto.
    She is currently teaching at the University of Windsor, Ontario.

    Zeke Moores (Windsor ON)
    Dumpster, fabricated & cast bronze, 2010

    “Dumpster is the continuation of a series of works that recreate an object to scale, questioning its perceived value, while exploring its social and cultural economies.
    The Dumpster’s high polished surface allows the viewer to reflect upon their role and relationship to the object.
    From the environmental state of our urban landscape to issues of value, property and control, the Dumpster is a cultural vessel that overflows with contemptuous issues that permeate our society today. ”

    Originally from Newfoundland, Zeke Moores has been living and working in Ontario for the past 7 years.
    He has an extensive background in fabrication, blacksmithing and foundry; has worked at one of the largest art cast foundries in North America, Johnson Atelier Foundry & Fabrication, and has been a free-lance fabricator for the past ten years.
    Zeke Moores has a BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and an MFA from the University of Windsor, Ontario.
    Currently, he is showing nationally and internationally, while teaching at the University of Windsor, and Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario.

    José Seoane (Havana Cuba / Windsor ON)
    Survivor, acrylic on canvas, 2009

    “As a painter and installation artist, I am interested in investigating ideas around transculturation and identity . The current presented work explores an immigrant’s journey between Western and non-Western cultures and the process of integration and re-invention.
    Over the past few years I have developed a vocabulary of painterly images and effects that simulate stratifications of oppositions meant to evoke permanence and transience, absence and presence, belonging and displacement, which are part of the immigrant’s lived experience.
    Living in a border city–Windsor–has given me the unique opportunity to witness the conflicts and tensions that are more present at the edges of any nation, which is an extension of my own experience.
    Here the border is a river, but it functions as a wall in the sense that it is a barrier between two cultures even though not appearing as such.”

    Originally from Cuba, José Seoane has been living and working in Ontario for the past 8 years.
    He has an extensive background in painting and drawing; since 1990 he has been participating in several international and multi-cultural projects
    between artists from Germany and Cuba in both countries. José Seoane studied at the art institute “San Alejandro “ (Havana city) 1982, completing diploma in printmaking. José Seoane is showing nationally and internationally, while teaching as a Painting & drawing Professor at the University of Windsor since 2002.

    A.G. Smith (Windsor ON)
    Basic Shelter, mixed media work, 2010

    “People around the world found common means of constructing shelter. Basic Shelter is based on this architypal structure, representing a place of security.
    Constructed of banners and placards from demonstrations and actions for peace, human rights and social justice, that have taken place in Windsor,
    the text on the entrance reads: Our security lies in our fight for the rights of all. ”

    Between 1973-1981, A.G. Smith taught printmaking and drawing, first at Morehead State University in Kentucky and then at the University of Windsor in Ontario.
    Since 1981, he has worked as an illustrator and paper engineer; published over 100 books, including, cut and assemble activity books, colouring books,
    social studies, and history books for children, numerous articles and illustrations for periodicals (Stoddart, now, Fitzhenry and Whiteside, Toronto; Dover, New York).
    He has authored two books, What Time is It? and Where Am I? for Stoddart Publications, now, Fitzhenry and Whiteside.
    A.G. Smith. has led numerous workshops and author in the school visits. Currently, he has developed a series of paper models of ships and architecture. They are being published by Upland Books and Design.
    A.G. Smith lives and works in Windsor and Nobel Ontario.

  22. “GOOD DOG BAD DOG”
    @ Artcite Inc.
    June 4 – July 3, 2010
    Ed Janzen (Kingsville ON)
    Opening Reception: Fri. June 4, 2010, 7:30 PM
    More Info @ http://www.artcite.ca
    109 University Ave. W., Windsor, ON, N9A 5P4

    “Good Dog, Bad Dog” features a paired set of mixed media video
    installations by Kingsville artist, educator and longtime
    Artcite alumnus Ed Janzen.

    “My interest lies in exploring perception in the age of electronic media,
    and in our connection with the natural world.

    If our relationship with the world is mediated by images and our connection to it is increasingly virtual then there is potential for many new illusory possibilities.”

    “My video and mixed media installations challenge the viewer to negotiate between two and three-dimensional space”.

  23. For Immediate Release:
    ARTCITE presents: VISUAL FRINGE 2010
    FRIDAY July 16 – FRIDAY July 31.

    “Free Bowl – The Player’s Open” reception
    and Visual Fringe off-site exhibitions debut:
    2:00 – 4:00 PM, SATURDAY JULY 17

    Visual Fringe 2010 FREE Public walking tours:
    1:30 PM and 4:00 PM SATURDAY JULY 24

    Exciting and cutting edge contemporary art by local and international artists coming to
    a downtown storefront near YOU!
    Artcite Inc., Windsor’s artist-run centre for the contemporary arts, is proud to host the
    third annual Visual Fringe Festival. In partnership with downtown merchants and venue
    sponsors, we will be placing art in a wide range of storefront, in-store and available-for-
    rent retail spaces. Artcite continues its partnership with Windsor’s International Fringe
    Festival and Actors Theatre of Windsor, to present “Visual Fringe 2010”.
    Artists from Windsor and surrounding areas, including the Detroit area, will exhibit their
    art work in non-traditional, easily accessible venues.

    FREE ADMISSION. Fun for the whole family. A perfect opportunity to take a walk
    downtown, and see exciting new art in local businesses and store windows.

    Programs include storefront exhibits featuring sculptural installations, photographs,
    drawings, paintings, artist made toys; mini galleries, performance art, Guerilla lawn
    (street) Bowling, Printhouse/ Denial Y!Art Sale (July 24) and a walking tour!

    The Visual Fringe provides an excellent opportunity for Fringe Festival visitors and the
    general public to see new works by numerous emerging and established artists in an
    accessible, fun (non-gallery) setting!
    Please visit http://www.artcite.ca or drop by Artcite Inc. (109 university Ave. West) for the most
    up-to-date lists of participating artists and spaces, in a convenient map & guide.

    VISUAL FRINGE Artists to date:
    … Jolie Inthavong
    … George Rizok
    … Laura Barnhard
    … Michael Thoresen
    … Murad Erzinclioglu
    … Nicole Drouillard
    … Gwen Joy
    … Jodi Green
    … Nadja Pelkey
    … Brandon Lemire
    … Mooshe Nickerson
    … Thomas Provost
    … Steve Walls
    … Ken Rung
    … Christine Burchnall
    … Terance Whalen
    … Adrian Deva
    … Diane Lorick
    … Michelle Soulliere
    … Natalie Sinn
    … Olga Dermendji
    … Allen Plant
    … Nicolette Westfall
    … Margaret Atkinson
    … Daniel Bombardier
    … Jason Deary
    … Jonathan Hanlan
    … Denis Tetreault
    … Stephen G. A. Mueller
    … Elizabeth McLachlan
    … Sarah Buckius
    … Steven & Elaine Chauvin
    … Carly Erber
    … Bernard Helling
    … Carol Anne Winters
    … Dennis Hunkler

    Thank you to our venue and event partners:
    * Ken Yu
    * Romeo DeCaro
    * City of Windsor
    * Coffee Exchange
    * Milk Coffee Bar
    * Phog Lounge
    * Perfect Printshop
    * Printhouse
    * FAM Festival
    * Windsor Workers Action Centre
    * Terra Cotta Pizzeria
    * Biscuits & Gravy Southern Bistro
    * Frenchy’s Poutine
    * Rogue’s Gallery Comics
    * Downtown Windsor Business
    Improvement Association
    * Actors Theatre Windsor

    Supporting Sponsors:
    * Canada Council for Arts
    * Ontario Arts Council
    * The City of Windsor
    * The Province of Ontario
    * Service Canada:
    Canada Summer Jobs Program
    * and Artcite members and
    volunteers!

    For Visual Fringe 2010 there will be special extended
    Artcite gallery hours and off-site exhibition hours
    Admission is always FREE

    109 University West.
    Windsor, ON, N9A 5P4
    http://www.artcite.ca/
    519-977-6564


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    Artcite Inc. is Windsor’s only non-profit, artist-run centre for the contemporary arts. Registered charitable number 12002 9517 RR0001. All programs and activities at Artcite are supported by the fundraising efforts of our members and volunteers and by the Canada Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the City of Windsor, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and private donations. Thank you!

    * ARTCITE INC.
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    * Wed – Sat, 12 – 5 pm or by appointment

  24. Guilty Mind by Elizabeth McLachlan
    Photography Exhibition @ Artspeak Sept 13-26th
    1945 Wyandotte Street E., Windsor
    Reception: Sept 16, 2010, 8pm

    See elizabethlaurelphotography.com or email mclachle@uwindsor.ca for more info!

  25. This section is super out-dated! I’m hoping you’ll update it, or maybe just delete all this old irrelevant stuff. It’s confusing.

  26. October 22 – November 20, 2010
“CHARCOAL + TURBO ” by Marie-Suzanne Desilets (Montreal QC) 


    Opening reception: Friday, October 22, 7:30 pm 


    Nature of Activity: Solo show, mixed media installation

    Presented in cooperation with BookFestwindsor 2010



    As part of BookFest Windsor 2010, Artcite presents Marie-Suzanne Desilets’ “CHARCOAL + TURBO”, a mixed media installation based on her journals over a two year period.
    Funny, poignant, ribald and intimate, the excerpts both suggest and question subject and narrative.
    Installation graphic and scenographic design is presented in collaboration with Denis Rioux.

    “CHARCOAL + TURBO” has explicit content, that may not be appropriate for underage viewers.
    No one under 18 will be permitted in the gallery, without accompaniment by a parent or guardian.

    “I’m interested in human relations and in multiple codes of behaviors. I plan and set-up events for perturb day-to-day life. 
In my projects imaginary and reality, fantasy and the ordinary are confronted. Unexpected situations happen 
to transform and improve perception and preconception.

Because I’m interested in including art in day-to-day life, many of my works are interventions in public spaces. 
But in the last few years, I have been working on a project that is about how I can include art in my own life. 
This approach used to reveal how interpretation is predominant in our experiences, 
and the place it takes in the search of meaning for each and every moment of life. 

It finally brought interrogation on the role of memory, related to reality and truth. 
Throughout Charcoal + Turbo, I explored the idea of manipulating the memory flow of daily experiences. 
A rabbit and a dildo, nicknamed Charcoal and Turbo, were the pretext a story that slips 
between fantasy and reality, questioning decencies, shadiness and taboo.
    Throughout the project, I experienced encounters, I kept a journal, 
and I accumulated photographs, objects, and drawings each and every day. ” 

–Marie-Suzanne Desillets

  27. Artcite’s 29th Annual “DOIN’ THE LOUVRE” XMAS FUNDRAISING EXHIBITION”
Holiday FUN(d)raising(R)(TM) exhibition
December 3 – 23, 2010
    Gala opening reception on Friday, December 3, 7:00 pm


    Artcite’s annual members’ holiday fundraising show and sale. 
DTL 2009 featured 92 artists submitting over 600 works for sale 
and donations to be raffled off by 5 prominent area artists.
This annual event is not only important to Artcite as a fundraiser but is also an opportunity for many artists 
(some of whom have never previously shown their work) to exhibit and sell their works 
(paintings, drawings, prints, photographs (or a combination of these media), small scale 3-D works 
and artist made gift items (books, toys, cards, ‘art wear’, accessories, etc.). 
As always DTL features an immense amount of artworks (!) by over many artists from the area, 
and-as always, many pieces are created specifically for this special exhibit by old and new Artcite 
members (and many non-members). 
As a rule, all work is priced under $99.99

  28. Robert Honor

    The Mudpuppy Gallery proudly presents “Human Space, The Agency of Structure”, the paintings of Michael Vigneux. March 10 – 27, 2011.
    Opening Reception – Fri. Mar. 11, 6 – 9 pm.
    The Mudpuppy Gallery is an artist run gallery that “aims to foster art and promote a healthy cultural spirit in our great little town”.
    The Mudpuppy Gallery is located at 264 Dalhousie St., Amherstburg, Ont.
    Hours: Thursday – Sunday 12:00 to 8:00 pm.
    Please visit the Mudpuppy Gallery on Facebook.

  29. Mudpuuppy Gallery

    Spring Fling Show at the Mudpuppy Gallery in Amherstburg. March 24 – April 17, 2011.
    Spring has sprung at the Mudpuppy, with a glorious bouquet of art of various media. Bring that breath of Spring into you home with freshly chosen art by local artists. Everything is priced to sell. See you at the Mudpuppy!
    Human Space – the Agency of Structure by Michael Vigneux continues until Sunday, March 27, 2011.
    Coming Soon: The Photography of Sue Varney, Thurs. Mar. 31 – Sun. Apr. 17, 2011.
    Visit the Gallery and explore the creative work of local artists; a unique opportunity to view and to purchase.
    Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 to 8:00
    The Mudpuppy Gallery aims to foster art and creativity in our great little town.
    Mudpuppy Gallery, 264 Dalhousie St. Amherstburg
    Open: Thurs. – Sun. 12:00 – 8:00 p.m.

  30. Mudpuuppy Gallery

    Spring Fling Show at the Mudpuppy Gallery in Amherstburg. March 24 – April 17, 2011.
    Spring has sprung at the Mudpuppy, with a glorious bouquet of art of various media. Everything is on sale … beautiful original paintings priced as low as $65.00. This is an opportune time to bring that breath of Spring into you home with freshly chosen art by local artists. See you at the Mudpuppy!
    The Photography of Sue Varney, Thurs., Mar. 31 – Sun., Apr. 17, 2001 Photographer SUE VARNEY displays a wall of beautiful images of “Nature on Canvas”, These make a beautiful statement of bold ,fresh color! Reception Saturday, April 16, 2011, 7 – 9 p.m.

    Visit the Gallery and explore the creative work of local artists; a unique opportunity to view and to purchase.
    Hours: Thursday through Sunday, 12:00 to 8:00
    The Mudpuppy Gallery aims to foster art and creativity in our great little town.

  31. Mudpuuppy Gallery

    April 21 – May 8, 2011. Mudpuppy Six Retrospective.
    Selected works by the members and volunteers of the Mudpuppy Artists Co-operative. Experience the work of the Mudpuppy over this past year. A wide range of styles and media are offered. Enjoy and purchase works by Amherstburg’s very own. Reception: Sunday, May 1, 2011, 3 – 5 p.m.

    Coming next: Super Pshycedelic Flower Power, May 11 to May 29.
    Beat Night and the Mudpuppy Gallery First Anniversary, May 28.

    The Mudpuppy gallery is pleased to partner with the River Town Times and Sobeys to offer the little ones an Easter coloring contest. Please see the Amherstburg River Town Times for contest details and coloring entry page. Or stop into the Mudpuppy Gallery. Hours: Thursday to Sunday 12 – 8 p.m.
    Visit the Gallery and explore the creative work of local artists; a unique opportunity to view and to purchase.
    Hours: Thursday to Sunday, 12 – 8 p.m.
    The Mudpuppy Gallery aims to foster art and creativity in our great little town.

  32. April 29 – May 28, 2011
Presented as part of MAYWORKS WINDSOR 2011
    Opening reception: 7:30 pm, Friday April 29, 2011

For Mayworks Windsor 2011, Artcite presents work by the two-person collaborative group “Raiding the Same Territory”
RTST was created for the express purpose of integrating current events, design, and art history. 
Known for utilizing a low-key palette and print driven media, the artists are free to produce original exhibitions that adhere 
to both their own aesthetic and a site-specific context. 

”RTST sees no borders and operates between Canada and the United States. 
We live and work in Vancouver, Canada and New York City, USA; currently located in Brooklyn, NY.”
    For the “Abilene Paradox”, the Vancouver-New York City based artist collective RTST 
creates a multi-room environment examining the common ground of cultural workers and trade unions. 
The exhibition utilizes historical images, periodicals and documents, and mixes them with a contemporary narrative 
as part of the artists’ response to the Mayworks Festival.

  33. “MONSTER”by Roxanne Jackson (Minneapolis, MN, USA)
    
June 3 – August 6, 2011
    Opening reception: 7:30 pm, June 3, 2011

    Roxanne Jackson’s sculptural installations explore the duality of human nature through the metamorphosis of humans and animals. Her installations are macabre scenarios of predator vs. prey, good vs. evil, instinct and survival.
    Primarily a ceramicist, Jackson is experimenting with a variety of unconventional materials.

    For “MONSTER”, Roxanne Jackson will be bringing selected recent works, including the oversized papier mache whale from “Whale Disco Ocean Party”, to Artcite this June.

    The show will also continue on through “VISUAL FRINGE 2011”, July 15 through August 6.

  34. Art Exhibit

    REBOUND: Symbolic Dreams
    (Samantha Therrien – Collette Broeders)
    June 15-29, 2011
    Evening Reception: June 24 (7-11pm) *Free to public)
    ARTourist Series Reception: June 25 (10-1pm)*

    Common Ground Gallery
    3277 Sandwich Street
    ph. (519) 252-6380

    *for more information about the ARTourist Series contact:
    sarah@sbcontemporaryart.com or canadasouthecotours.com or
    ph. (519) 819-0536

    About the Exhibit:
    According to Freud dreams were a means to tap into the unconscious levels of the mind and provided opportunity to investigate oneself on an unveiled level. Carl Jung believed that dreams became a way of communicating and are a window into the unconscious. Inspired by these ideas, the artists Samantha Therrien and Collette Broeders explore the metaphors and symbolic imagery pulled from the unconscious state of dreaming.

  35. Annual Visual Fringe Show 2011 – Windsor Ontario, July15-30th

    For the last 3 years, with the generous project support of downtown Windsor landlords, business owners and the City of Windsor,
    Artcite placed a variety of art in a wide range of storefront, in-store and available-for-rent retail spaces.
    Artists from Windsor and surrounding areas, including the Detroit area, exhibited their artwork in non-traditional, storefront venues.

  36. SEASONS OF ENGAGEMENT EXHIBIT BY PAMELA DODDS

    Seasons of Engagement by Pamela Dodds will be on display at the Windsor Printmaker’s Forum from Saturday, October 1 to Friday, October 28, 2011

    OPENING RECEPTION on Saturday, October 1 between 11am and 5pm.

    Also at the Windsor Printmaker’s Forum will be print demonstrations from 11am – 5pm to celebrate the nationwide CULTURE DAYS 2011.

    The exhibition includes three suites of relief prints, each suite reflecting on aspects of human relationships – our relationships with each other, with the rest of Nature, and with respect to memory and the legacy of war. While each suite of prints is defined by its own scale, focus and approach to the medium, they are united by the common threads of subject, medium, and figure-based imagery.

    Pamela Dodds was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, spent her childhood in Toronto, but has lived a large part of her adult life in the U.S.A. She received a B.A. in Studio Art from Brandeis University, Massachusetts.

    Pamela Dodds’s work is included in collections at The Boston Public Library, Massachusetts, and The Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio. Her work has been reviewed in Art New England, The Boston Globe among others, and most recently, The Globe and Mail. She has attended artist residencies in Spain, the Dominican Republic and in 2010, The Wurlitzer Foundation, New Mexico. Currently she is participating in a collaborative cross-cultural printmaking project in Toronto and Quebec City, Quebec.

  37. Hello Windsor!
    The National Film Board of Canada is excited to bring Get Animated! to Windsor. Get Animated! celebrates World Animation Day by bringing FREE animation screenings to communities across the country. For full details about times and locations in your community, please visit nfb.ca/getanimated.

  38. TVO presents advance screening of documentary Lone Twin in Windsor

    Toronto, January 30, 2012 – Twins fascinate us. But what happens when one dies? TVO is inviting the public and local media in Windsor to an exclusive pre-broadcast opportunity to view the fascinating new TVO-commissioned documentary Lone Twin .

    Having lost her fraternal twin brother in a tragic accident at age 20, filmmaker Anna Van der Wee explores the impact of being a lone twin for most of her life. Taking audiences deep into the intriguing world of fraternal twins, Lone Twin reveals what twins can teach us about ourselves and our search for the perfect soul mate. Lone Twin is a moving journey into the nature of solitude, togetherness and the universal search for wholeness.

    The screenings are free of charge and will take place on:

    Friday February 10, 2012 at 2 pm
    Windsor Public Library – Riverside Branch
    6305 Wyandotte Street East
    Windsor, Ontario. N8S 4S5

    Saturday February 11, 2012 at 1 pm
    Windsor Public Library – Central Branch
    850 Ouellette Avenue
    Windsor, Ontario. N9A 4M9

    Free tickets are available at the above locations.

    The documentary will have its world broadcast premiere on TVO on Wednesday February 15 at 9 pm ET.

    TVO Doc Facts

    More than 50% of TVO’s primetime schedule is devoted to documentaries. That is 1,430 hours of documentaries per year, including commissions and acquisitions.

    TVO commissions between 8-10 new point-of-view documentary films every year, more than any other Canadian broadcaster, focusing on point-of-view films that resonate with Canadians and spark interesting discussions and debate.

    TVO featured world premieres of TVO-commissioned documentaries such as Alan King’s Empz 4 Life and Dying at Grace; Jennifer Baichwal’s Manufactured Landscapes and The Holier It Gets; Jamie Kastner’s Recessionize! For Fun and Profit and Kike Like Me; and Jennifer Abbott and Mark Achbar’s The Corporation.

    About TVO

    TVO is Ontario’s public educational media organization and a trusted source of interactive educational content that informs, inspires and stimulates curiosity and thought. TVO’s vision is to empower people to be engaged citizens of Ontario through educational media. TVO is funded primarily by the Province of Ontario and is a registered charity supported by sponsors and thousands of donors. For more information, visit tvo.org
    Where to Find TVO
    On air:
    Cable channel 2 (may vary in some areas)
    Bell TV channel 265
    Bell Fibe TV TVO HD channel 1265
    Rogers TVO HD channel 580
    Rogers-On-Demand channel 100
    Shaw Direct channel 353 Websites:
    tvo.org
    tvokids.com
    tvoparents.com
    ilc.org Online:
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    Online
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    Marco Ouji
    TVO Communications
    P: 416-484-2600 x2305
    E: mouji@tvo.org

  39. Jodi Green
    A History of Monsters,
    July 22nd – August 20th
    opening reception Friday July 22nd, starting @ 7pm
    at rEvolution gallery+studio, Kingsville
    5B Main Street East
    519.800.6923
    FREE PARKING

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