June 28th, 2011
|June 29, 2011 ||to||July 14, 2011 |
Tai CHi Classes Offered:
600 - 700pm
Courses provide instruction in Chen Style Tai Chi (Kung Fu available upon request).
Activities will include:
Chan Buddhist meditation;
Qi Gong exercises, which are short movement sets developed for general health and wellness and;
Chen Cannon First Form for health, wellness and self-defense.
While the course is designed for beginning students, all levels of expertise are welcome.
Instructor Biography: Ryan hails from Phoenix, Arizona. He will live as a member of the Artel Family through July 15th. He has studied Shaolin Kung Fu and Chen Style Tai Chi for over 15 years. Prior to pursuing his PhD work in design, he owned a successful martial arts franchise for several years. During his career as a professional martial artist, Ryan has had the opportunity to work with a variety of talented martial artists, including Shaolin Temple monks, world ranked kick boxers and Biejing National Team Wushu artists who trained and performed with martial arts film star Jet Li.
June 21st, 2011
|June 16, 2011 ||to||July 8, 2011 |
With This Land is an exhibition featuring the work of Jessica Marion Barr, Lianne Suggitt and Heather Smith and curated by Christine Dewancker. Their work included painting, printmaking and sculpture.
“Our connection with the land that we inhabit is a relationship that has become seemingly disjointed and fragmented, putting humans at the top of a perceived natural hierarchy. We are in dire need of a shift in this perception. Reflected in this show are two attitudes towards the relationship with our environment, both acknowledging the need to re-establish our connection with the Earth and all who inhabit it. Jessica Marion Barr’s installation, Augury : Elegy, displays a solemn reverence for more than 12,000 birds that fell from the sky in early 2010. Her work reflects the kind of catastrophe that can occur when we forget that this world is shared, and this tragedy can be understood as a warning about our increasingly toxic impact on the world and the potentially dire consequences of maintaining the status quo. Accompanying Barr’s work are artists Heather Smith and Lianne Suggitt. Both Smith and Suggitt’s work acknowledges a respectful relationship with the land and illustrates the necessity of living in connection with our environment. Images of hunters and farm landscapes are supplemented with portraits of the wild life that share these spaces, and are presented here in an illustration of balance and understanding rather than misuse and disrespect.”
Reception: Tuesday June 28th, 7-10pm
June 20th, 2011
Fri July 1st - Quivers concert
Sat July 2nd - Promonium Jesters - industrial light show dance party
Tues July 5th - Poetry Night with Bruce Kauffman
Wed July 6th - Tai Chi, 6:00-7:00pm, followed by Cinebox
Fri July 8th - Saphy Vong concert
Sat July 9th - Tai Chi, 6:30-7:30pm
Wed July 13th - Lauren Man concert
Thurs July 14th - Tai Chi, 6:30-7:30pm
Wed July 20th - Life Drawing
Thurs July 21th - Cinebox
Wed July 27th - Cinebox
Fri July 29th - Rae Spoon concert
June 17th, 2011
|June 30, 2011 ||8:00 pm||to||11:00 pm|
Join Canada’s wandering troubadour of psychedelic electronica, Holzkopf, as he makes his triumphant return to Kingston for a performance at the Artel, on Thursday, June 30.Since 2001, Holzkopf has been developing a style of hypnotic and frenetic dance music made from a mishmash of homemade tape collages, blown out drum machine beats, dumpstered Chinese pop cassettes, raw data noise, barely controled feedback and smashed and grabbed found sounds. This is futurist and anarchist music made on cheap gear. More than anything else though, the music is a celebration. Celebation, after all, is the best form of protest.
Joining Holzkopf on the bill will be Kingston’s own Aigu, with their debut performance, featuring distorted guitar drones and decaying audio electronics.
Admission is $5-10 sliding scale at the door. Doors open at 8pm.
June 17th, 2011
|June 24, 2011 ||7:30 pm||to||10:30 pm|
Join us at the Artel for some cut-and-paste fun. Collaging materials and knives will be provided, but feel free to bring your own as well! There will also be food! and china tea-cups.
Remember: not being able to draw a stick-figure is no good excuse for not collaging. And there is no good excuse for not coming to a party at the Artel.
May 31st, 2011
Monday June 6th, the Artel presents Zachary Lucky with Fisticuffs, doors open 8pm, show 9.
“Lucky’s music is a fresh take on traditional folk; a melodic and usually acoustic affair, with an accent on storytelling and a sparse, folky atmosphere. This all combines to create an often minimal soundscape that evokes homespun imagery and the realism of emotion. His sound is informed, both musically and lyrically, by the life experience he has already had — and those experiences he wakes up each morning striving to attain.” - Craig Silliphant
Zachary Lucky is quite possibly one of the hardest working singer songwriters to come out of Central Canada in the past ten years. Having three releases under his belt and on the brink of a new full length album due out this August, and all by the age of 21 - Zachary is definitely an artist to watch.
Zachary has found his niche as a touring artist. Having crossed the country three times in the past eight months, playing to crowds as big as 500 and as small as 10 - Zachary does not seem to be slowing down anytime soon.
Zachary Lucky - http://www.zacharylucky.com