Archive for the 'Art event' Category
April 14th, 2013
On April 14, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
The Artel invites all artists, arts organizations, art enthusiasts, intellectuals, dilettantes and all other living or dead Kingstonians for a night of important discussion about creativity in our city.
Our guest speaker, Maiko Tanaka, will be delivering the evening’s keynote address, entitled “Re-scripting Relations in the Domestic Commons.” Maiko will be drawing on experiences from her past creative and curatorial projects to help us think about some of the creative opportunities and challenges that exist in our community.
In addition, Artel members will present on short topics of their own about the broader context at work: stratified categories of producer/consumer, artist/audience, professional/amateur that present real problems and challenges to creativity and “community” (whatever that is).
Maiko Tanaka collaborates on curatorial projects at the intersections of art, pedagogy and cultural politics. Since 2010 she has been co-curating the ongoing residency and research project The Grand Domestic Revolution with Casco from which she produced a number of community- specific collaborations; namely, a public campaign by artists, theorists and activists supporting the domestic labour union in Holland, and a sitcom on the squatting movement which was broadcast on local Dutch television. During her residency at the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery she organized Extra-curricular, an international conference presenting lectures, performances and architectures that mobilize alternative pedagogical art practices; as well as Empty Orchestra, an exhibition of immersive video installations exploring karaoke as cultural interface between technology and sociality in a global context. Currently Maiko is a candidate of the MVS curatorial program at the University of Toronto, writes a column for Fuse magazine and serves on the Programming Committee and Board of Gendai.
February 27th, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
*H. de Heutz
Olivier plays drums, samples, and sings. Nathan plays bass, samples, and sings. Through an economy of means they attempt to create a stark, urgent music borne of the political reality of their place, perspective, and time.
A fiercely contemporary cellist, Mark will be playing a series of pieces for amplified solo cello + electronics.
For this show, Old Haunt (Matt Rogalsky + Lucas Huang) will be performing a DSP abstraction of “Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground” originally performed by Blind Willie Johnson.
This will be a night of nights, a night of very exceptional sounds.
Doors are at 8:30.
Music at 9:00.
Admissions is $6/PWYC.
At the Artel, 205 Sydenham Street.
February 27th, 2013
March 1st, 2013
John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions) is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and writer who is perhaps best known as the drummer for Oneida and a touring percussionist for The Boredoms. Man Forever, his vehicle for exploring the outer limits of drum performance, was created to overwhelm, to investigate the nuances that bloom in the midst of repetitive music, and to act as a pure sound experience.
Originally based on the idea of creating a sort of punk-infused Metal Machine Music for drums, Man Forever has evolved from a five or six full drum set ensemble to something a lot more stripped down. Based on two drummers playing single stroke rolls on a single drum and the patterns that emerge from that, Man Forever’s most recent release (2012’s Pansophical Cataract) is propulsive without a pulse. Patterns evolve and burst through the static surface of the material, much of which was produced by electric instruments, though “Ur Eternity” remains mostly drums with only a few bass tracks making an appearance. The sounds created by these instruments were based on the drones that Colpitts hears when he is practicing (the not fully conscious singing or humming that arises when one practices alone), and then augmented and enhanced by the other musicians on the record. The repetitive rolls create a phasing effect, a music in and of itself, and the dynamic
shifts that occur when the other instruments enter become not mere notes, but grand events.
With support by a pair of duos:
Lathe (Kingston doom jazz)
Hollow Hills (Toronto weirdo lounge)
Hollow Hills: 9:00
Man Forever: 10:20
All welcome // no one turned away // no guest list
February 27th, 2013
Feb 27th, 2013
Kingston was one of only three Canadian stops on Naomi Punk’s tour last fall, and that includes a show in Toronto where the plug got pulled three songs in. They had a real nice time here, so they’re coming back. Since their Artel show last August they’ve sold out of their most excellent LP “The Feeling” and had it reissued by Captured Tracks (Mac Demarco, Wild Nothing, DIIV, etc.). So if you got one at that first show, it’s special now. If you didn’t, you’ve got a second chance.
In keeping with this show’s theme of “special,” very special band Hand will play some of their very special aggro-jams. But also, oh jeez this is special, this show will feature the debut of brand new Kingston band Doug.
Do not miss this special evening in Kingston.
All welcome // no one turned away // no guest list
November 17th, 2012
We are closing out our exhibition, “This Is Not About Your Missing Dog: A Recent History of Poster Art in Kingston” and we’d love to see you out for one last chance to view the work. There will be ARTIST TALKS and SNACKS to entertain you.
Also, we’ve made a book about the exhibition! It features 38 full colour pages of some of our favourite posters, and a sweeeeeet cover designed by Benjamin Nelson (see images below). 25 copies will be available for purchase.
Come on out! 8-10 PM, no cover, all are welcome.
* note: sorry if you’ve already received a similar invitation. We were unable to share that event with the public! *
November 8th, 2012
The Artel is hosting one of its well-known collage parties, combining a collage workshop with some live music to keep the inspiration going.
Magazines, books, buttons, frames, scissors and glue will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own material and your creativity along. Free home baked goods will also be presented to the early birds.
ELLIE AND JO will start the evening with some folk/acoustic music. Ellie Mason is a folk musician from the UK accompanied by Jo Ramasawmy on the violin.
AUDIO/ROCKETRY is a folk/punk acoustic band from Edmonton, Alberta. The voice behind the poetry is frontman Joe Vickers, who along with bassist Matt Murphy and banjo/mandolin player Blair Drover forms the core of the band. This March marks the release of their third album, Piloting… Staying true to their roots, the band will be touring heavily across the country in support of the release, and we’re pleased to announce that Kingston will be one of their stops.
FAR OUT’s Rich and Corey will finally strengthen the creative experience with some bluesy folk music.
Doors and workshop start at 7:30PM.
Music at 8PM.
Free entry, but donations are welcome.
@ The Artel, 205 Sydenham Street.
October 14th, 2012
October 9 at 9:00pm until November 20 at 5:00pm
This show is a celebration of poster art and DIY culture in Kingston. Street posters are among the most temporary and disposable forms of public art. We’ve collected several posters from the past five years and beyond, and have put them on display in order to shine a light on one of the most ephemeral and dynamic corners of the local art scene.
The show kicks off on Tuesday, October 9, with a special edition of Mouthy (event page here: http://www.facebook.com/events/328834860545729/) . You are invited to
check out the gallery and share your favourite rock show / film screening / zine fair / dance night memories. A closing reception will also be announced shortly, where we will be launching a catalogue of the show featuring our favourite posters!
Featured artists include Benjamin Nelson, Carlyn Bezic, Vincent Perez, Ironclad Graphics, Wendy Huot, and many more. Come see some under-appreciated art and reminisce about how much cool stuff has happened in our town!
(+ DURING OTHER ARTEL EVENTS)
October 10th, 2012
Delta Will is the fascinating brand new solo project of Charles Tilden, lead singer/songwriter of Toronto indie rockers Parks & Rec. An avid noisemaker from an early age, Charles has taken his long-time love of the blues and transformed it into songs of thickly layered soundscapes, reinterpreting this influential genre to create a sound that speaks to the modern human condition.
In October 2012, Tilden will embark on a Canadian tour to support his debut EP, Transcendental Visits.
Kira May is a Toronto-based musician and visual artist. She is currently developing a body of vocal music that explores the possibilities of voice as an instrument in its own right. Melodic, rhythmic, and textural elements of voice are explored in layers, creating thick and expressive soundscapes that address themes relating to the human body (specifically the sense faculties) and its health.
June 18th, 2012
The Artel invites local artists to participate in a small residency located in the backyard of the Artel at 205 Sydenham Street. Artists are asked to create new work over a period of one month which will be installed in the yard. We will accept proposals in all media however, artworks must be site specific and artists are encouraged to work primarily in the yard.
Art work must be weather resistant.
Art work may contain minimal sound elements at a low volume.
Artists may want to consider the Artel’s audience, who frequent the space for events in the evening.
Landscaping is possible though alterations must be minimal.
Outdoor power is possible, but would only be made available during other programmed events.
A stipend of $100 will be awarded to the selected project.
Artists will send a proposal outlining their project with 5-10 images of their most recent work to email@example.com by July 10.
WHY THE BACKYARD?
The Artel, like many residences, has surplus space located at the back of the building. While much of the activity happening at the Artel takes place within the gallery/living room, the space behind the building remains unused with so much potential. We would like to offer up our backyard to any artist or group of artists who are interested in using this space for a creative project.
Submission due date: July 10
Selection announcement: July 13
Installation production: July 13- August 11
Reception: August 11
May 20th, 2012
|May 30, 2012 ||7:00 pm||to||10:00 pm|
7-10pm, last Wednesday of each month
life drawing session with nude model. Everyone welcome to come out and draw! We provide donkey-benches, and some drawing boards, please bring your own paper and drawing materials.
suggested minimum donation of $5