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This week, the Artel’s facebook group will be converted to a facebook page. We welcome all those who are a part of the facebook group to “like” the Artel page to stay up-to-date with upcoming events. In the next month or so, the old Artel facebook group will be deleted.

In other news, the Artel website will have a few changes happening this week.


Date of the fb page is TBA. Stay tuned for more information regarding the facebook page and website updates here or on our facebook group:




Major thanks to those who came out to the events this past week! Each event was a success. Be sure to check out what’s happening at the Artel this upcoming week.


Sunday, March 23 2014 – Special Noise/ Andrea McPherson plays “The Simpsons”/Some Pals play “Seinfeld”/Magic Bunny

experimental chump drum rap guitar pop jumps live band rollin skateboard Montréal
hustle your butts to this link:

supported by:

Pheobe-Lisa cello maven improvises the soundtrack to The Simpsons. because the artel projector works again!!

Ross, Chandler w long hair, Rachel, Cynthia (I think that’s her name?) and the whole gang. Improvising the soundtrack to Seinfeld on guitars, vox, drums maybe?

y’all remember the unforgettable pick a card magic trick from the comedy night in november. same tits, different day. magic bunny forever!
c/w for sexuality and menstrual blood

doors at 8
music at 8:30
march 23

no one turned away
no guest
list no
laugh track

Closing Reception – “Houses Bodies and Enemies” – Tuesday, March 25 2014

GALLERY HOURS: Thursdays-Sundays @ 12:00-4:00pm
CLOSING RECEPTION: Tuesday, March 25 @ 7:00-9:00pm
LOCATION: 205 Sydenham St.

“Houses Bodies and Enemies” is a group show featuring a collection of works by Queen’s BFA students Dayna Riemland, Jesse Wardell, and Lindsey Wilson. It deals with methods of identity construction in relation to physical bodies and personal histories. Identity can be conceptualized through various conflicting and potentially incompatible experiences. In exploring the tensions between a safe, familiar frame of reference and conflicting experiences of embodiment and fluctuating identity this body of work addresses the ephemeral quality of conceptions of the self. The show explores these concepts through a variety of media including video, drawing, textiles and sculpture.

Wednesday March 26 2014 – Glow & Flow Yoga and Pulp Fiction Midnight Screening

Glow and Flow

this wednesday, the artel will be offering an hour long GLOW & FLOW yoga class beginning and ending with a guided meditation. come hydrated and ready to connect your breath with movement as the sun sets and the black lights awaken. wear white and bring some glow if you feel too! candles, nag champa, glow, you know.

practice will be lead by myself, Andrew Burrows, and my good friend and sidekick Molly Kubes. practice will be held in the artel’s gallery space and will begin promptly at 7:30pm. the flow will be about an hour with time for silent meditation before and afterwards. this is a $5/PWYC event!

all are welcome
(including music requests)
all shapes
all sizes
no experience necessary
no one turned away

Pulp Fiction

Join us for a midnight screening of “Pulp Fiction” at the Artel. Doors open around 11:30 pm. Movie starts at midnight. All are welcome!

Event is $5 or PWYC.

Thursday, March 27 2014 – Tone Deaf presents Allison Cameron and Kyoko Ogoda

Tone Deaf is happy to present the final show of the Tone Deaf Presents series. This will be a beautiful night, so please come share it with us!

Allison Cameron performs improvised music creating sound environments using
Casio SK sampling keyboards/piano/ukulele/banjo/Honeytone
amplifiers/radios/a desktop theremin/drum machine/crackle box/cassette
tapes/miscellaneous instruments & objects amplified with a variety of
contact mics and guitar pedals.

Allison Cameron composes and performs experimental music. As a composer she
has written for a variety of ensembles throughout North America and Europe.
As a performer she founded The Allison Cameron Band with Eric Chenaux and
Stephen Parkinson; the improvising trio cRL with Nicole Rampersaud and
Germaine Liu; and, has toured solo across Canada and in the United States.
This past August she presented her first sound installation at the Electric
Eclectics Festival 8 at the Funny Farm in Meaford, Ontario. In
September/October she recorded icebergs while sailing the waters around the
Arctic archipelago of Svalbard aboard a barquentine tall ship. Currently
she is working on a recording of chamber works with Toronto ensemble
Contact supported by the Ontario Arts Council; and finishing a CD with the
cRL trio.

KYOKO OGODA (Kingston)
Kyoko Ogoda hails from Shizuoka, Japan. She started playing the piano with her mother Tomoko Ogoda at the age of 3. She began studying her major instrument the marimba at the age of 9.

She attended the University of Toronto from 2003-2006 where she studied percussion with Robin Engelman and Russell Hartenberger of Nexus, and marimba with Beverly Johnston.

During her time in Toronto, Kyoko was also a member of the Japanese taiko drumming group Nagata Shachu and toured Canada, the US, and Italy with them. In Japan, she studied marimba and classical percussion with Hisae Otani, Atsumi Taki, Atsushi Sugahara and Satoshi Sakai, and studied piano with Eiko Osawa.

Since moving to Kingston, Kyoko has performed for the Live at your Library jazz series, L.C.V.I, Frontenac Public School, Kingston Multicultural Arts Festival, St. George Cathedral Advent Series, Kingston Homegrown Live, and Studio 22. In addition to piano and marimba, she currently teaches Japanese taiko drumming at Next Church and Tallack Martial Arts.

Thursday, March 27
The Artel, 205 Sydenham Street
Doors 8pm / Music 9pm
$5-10 sliding scale

Friday, March 28 2014 – Each Other/ Groucho Pepe/ GRHMBVRL

new album “Being Elastic”; knitting together the sweetest of nice guy vocal harmonies + a pushing forwardness/ meticulous around together on guitar + drums. the pop stuff the dream maker stitches together every night while you’re sleeping.

who is groucho pepe? groucho pepe is a new guitar thing made by two people in love. this is their debut show. their name is an inside joke that I don’t understand. pepe says: “simple and delicious”. who knows what that means? mystery band.

artel partydad makes guitars weep. graham says: “include something about ripping off Bruce Cockburn”


no one turned away no guest list

In light of recent events:
Kingston and Queens do not feel safe for many people right now.
The Walkhome service operates from dusk until 2 am and can be reached at 613-533-WALK (9255). It’s free, anonymous and available to community members.
If you feel unsafe at the event or walking there or home, please let me know (contact Anne Evelyn) and I will do whatever I can to make you feel comfortable. I will walk you home. I will call you a cab. I will give you a really good hug.
Myself, the Artel and the bands want everyone to feel safe(r) from harassment, discrimination and violence. This is the most important thing.

Saturday March 29 2014 – Arko/ Melted Faces/ Arra

DOORS 8:30 MUSIC 9:00


(click: Melted Faces)



Tuesday April 1st 2014 – Poetry Night at the Artel

‘poetry @ the artel’ monthly open mic reading series

The Artel – 205 Sydenham Street – corner of Queen & Sydenham, Kingston, ON

Tuesday, April 1st, 7-10pm

The April 1st reading will be the 60th in this monthly reading series.

As always, I do especially want to let you know that it is each and all of you that make this the wonderful and beautiful event that it is. Again, thank you :)

For those coming to read/perform – The maximum time limit is 8 minutes. But prepare for longer if you like because on nights with fewer readers, that time limit might expand a couple of minutes or so.

This reading series’ mission – To be a reading held in an inviting, warm, accepting and acoustically sound “safe” space where the diversity of work, style, word and voice is welcome, always — a comfortable space for poets/writers to read/perform, and for the audience to relax and enjoy.

Always held on the first Tuesday night of the month, this month’s reading, scheduled for Tuesday, Apr 1st, at the Artel, will run from 7:00 to 10:00pm. There will be a short intermission with light food and beverage provided.

This reading series is recorded for playback (with permission) on CFRC 101.9fm’s “finding a voice”. And this event also offers a two section display table -”the revolving free library” and “words for free/barter/sale”.

The event is free, with all donations going directly to the Artel, and is an open event, so feel free to invite or bring friends as well.

hope to see you there :)

Wednesday, April 2 2014 – CFRC Social

The end of the year social will be taking place Wednesday April 2nd at the Artel (205 Sydenham St) between 7-10pm. Come on out for radio awards, snacks, music and spend the night with new and old programmers/volunteers. There will a chance to vote for your favourite radio shows and elect the new radio club executive who will be announced at the end of the night. Come celebrate your campus-community radio station and amazing volunteers!

All are welcome to attend.

Featuring musical performances by CFRC’s own:
Paras Emery
Graham Beverley
David Parker

Thursday, April 3 2014 – Garbageface/ Big River Dream/ Raissa Simone

///// THURS APR 3
///// 205 SYDENHAM ST
///// DOORS 8:30PM
///// $5/PWYC

is a one-person chilling tale of things to come, a doom prophet working on the fringes of the rap / hip hop genres. since “forming” in 2005, garbageface has 9 releases of both vocal-driven and ambient music, and since beginning to play live shows in 2009, has toured north america from the depths of california to the wilds of new brunswick, recently celebrating his 100th show. his latest release “barrage of certainty” is a meditation on the known knowns, the known unknowns, and the unknown unknowns.

greg wilson, in 2011, recalls selling off his guitar and such to fund his noodling with electronic music. since then, he’s been messing around with whatever strange instruments or devices he can get my hands on while writing tracks and sampling with maschine. university is also something he likes to do (mm critical thought).

is teaming up with grhmbrvl for some acoustic sad girl covers, mostly.
“I-I who love, by converse vocation, am sedentary, motionless, at hand, in expectation, nailed to the spot, in suspense- like a package in some forgotten corner of a railway station. Amorous absence functions in a single direction, expressed by the one who stays, never by the one who leaves: an always present I is constituted only by confrontation with an always absent you… it follows that in any man who utters the other’s absence something feminine is declared.”

Friday, April 4 2014 – Nap Eyes/ Monomyth/ Homeliss Dogboddy

NAP EYES (Halifax):
new album Whine of the Mystic. a tender kind of whining, we guess, a compact tingling. a sentimental journey.

MONOMYTH (Halifax):
“The rudiments of sentences are ancient without a mouth needing to remember / what it is losing as it lets those words out” – Ariana Reines

sibling projection forward into a jangle grunge guitar and drums duo. labelmakers of some repute.


no one turned away no guest list

Walkhome is a free safety service, operated out of Queen’s University, that provides students and community members with friendly, non-judgemental and anonymous accompaniment to their destinations. It operates from dusk until 3 am on weekends and can be reached at 613-533-WALK (9255).

Saturday, April 5th 2014 – Clothing Swap at the Artel!


The Artel is donating a bunch of its clothes to Value Village but we thought we’d have a lil fun with it and swap stuff first. Make friends, try new styles. Glitter? I’ve always been skeptical about pink. Try new things, try new sizes, try new. Have fun. Wear 5 layers of shirts and cardis. Wear skirts over pants. And it’s all free! Shake things up. Come out and trade. All leftover clothes will be given to Value Village. So, you 1. get rid of old clothes 2. get new clothes and 3. donate clothes. Just in time for summa.

See you dere.

PS. HENNA BY Rachel Chapman!
Clicky clicky:

Void Stepping: Ambient Sound Works – Monday,March 17th – Wednesday, March 19th 2014

Ambient sound works by the students of MUSC 255 2013-2014 (electroacoustic music composition) in a continuous three-day surround sound presentation. The Artel will be open Mon-Wed March 17-19 from noon to 9pm for your listening enjoyment.

Movie Night at the Artel – Thursday, March 20 2014

Midterms got you down? Feel like hanging out in a laid-back environment with some friends and a movie? The History DSC is hosting another movie night, this time at the Artel!

Doors at 6, the movie starts at 6:30!
Cost: 2$
There will be snacks for sale!

Most People/ Dinosaur Dinosaur/ Slushhead – Saturday, March 22 2014

another great music show coming your way, brought to you by the artel and your local art/music scene. come support and be a part of it!
$5/pwyc. 8 – 11 pm

Special Noise/ Andrea McPherson Plays the Simpsons/ Some Pals Play Seinfeld - Sunday March 23 2014

experimental chump drum rap guitar pop jumps live band rollin skateboard Montréal
hustle your butts to this link:

supported by:

Pheobe-Lisa cello maven improvises the soundtrack to The Simpsons

Ross, Chandler w long hair, Rachel, Cynthia (I think that’s her name?) and the whole gang. Improvising the soundtrack to Seinfeld on guitars, vox, drums maybe?

doors at 8
music at 8:30
march 23

no one turned away
no guest
list no
laugh track

Want to get more involved with the Kingston Arts Community? Come volunteer at the Artel! To apply, simply send an e-mail to the Artel e-mail account ( and let us know what days you are available to help out with. Right now we are seeking volunteers for gallery sitting. Gallery hours happen every Thursday – Sunday between noon and 4:00 pm in March and April.