Artist’s oil paintings are on display at Blue Dog
Arthur Hawken is the featured artist for October at the Blue Dog. Submitted Photo
Arthur Hawken is the feature artist of the month for October, at Blue Dog Coffee Roasters on Brant Avenue. Primarily creating landscapes, his original oil paintings will be on display until Oct. 31.
The Brantford Film Group will be screening the subtitled French drama/comedy, See You Up There, on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the Galaxy Cinemas on King George Road.
Tickets are $9 for members and $11 for non-members. Memberships are available for purchase at $10.
See You Up There defies easy categorization, according to Variety.
“Imagine War Horse as directed by Tim Burton, or Born on the Fourth of July” starring a seriocomic Robin Williams,” the publication writes.
The film was not available to be screened last week because of technical difficulties.
The Brant Visual Artists Guild will hold its annual show and sale at Glenhyrst Cottage Gallery, 20 Ava Rd., from Nov. 8 to 11. The non-profit organization, with a membership of more than 40 artists, sells a selection of donated work, with proceeds donated to the Stedman Community Hospice.
The show runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 8 and 9, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Nov. 11.
Admission is free.
Glenhyrst Art Gallery announces new classes for the fall and workshops for adults and children. The following are the new classes. Go to www.glenhyrst.ca for the full roster of classes.
One day workshops for adults:
Grace Gallery, 29 Nelson St., is presenting fall classes for those over 17. Registration forms and more information are available at www.gracegallery.ca
The 27th annual Christmas in Paris arts and crafts show and sale will feature the work of 28 area artists and crafters who are members of the Kindred Spirits Artisans of Paris. This year, the show will be at a single location: Syl Apps Community Centre at 51 William St. in Paris.
A wide range of chalk art, acrylic, pastel and watercolour paintings, mixed media, fused glass, quilts, pottery and more will be available, many with a holiday season theme.
Show dates are Friday, Nov. 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 10, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission is $2 per person, and more information can be found at www.christmasinparis.ca
Composer and pianist Robert Bruce will perform his live, original score to a screening of Buster Keaton’s 1926 silent film classic The General, on Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church in Brantford. Bruce’s score includes a variety of moods and styles from Jazz Age sounds and cinematic chase scenes popular in the 1920s, to more descriptive and reflective neo-classical sketches. Tickets are available at the door for a suggested donation of $15.
One of the world’s finest piano duos, Anagnoson & Kinton, will be performing on two concert grand pianos on the Sanderson Centre stage as part of the duo’s 40th anniversary tour.
The duo first met as students at the Aspen Music Festival and, a few years later, decided to include a two-piano recital in their season schedules. They have 10 recordings, including a special release called Stages, which celebrated their milestone 30th season. Most recently, the Opening Day label released Piano Titans featuring works by Clementi, Beethoven and Schubert.
Their Sanderson Centre performance will feature works by Johannes Brahms, Claude Debussy, Pierre Gallant, Francis Poulenc, Johann Strauss Jr., Antonin Dvrak and George Gershwin.
This is the first concert in the Canadian Artists Series presented by the Brantford Music Club.
The concert will be held Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the box office at 519-758-8090 or at the door. They are $30 for adults, $10 for students and free for children in Grade 8 and younger. A complimentary reception with the artists will follow the concert.
The second concert, on Sunday, Nov. 4, will feature The Gryphon Trio. The Young Artists Recital is the third concert on Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and the fourth concert is on Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. featuring The Canadian Celtic Choir.
Season tickets for all four concerts are $80 for adults and $25 for students.
A ’50s and ’60s fundraising dance will be held at the Branch 90 Legion, 21 Oak St., on Saturday, Oct. 13. Doors open at 7 p.m. Little Peter and The Elegants will perform. There will be a buffet and prizes. Tickets are $20 available at the bar or by calling 519-751-7883. All proceeds go to the Legion.
The Brantford Symphony Orchestra presents its second annual Fall Music Crawl on Oct. 21 at 1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 4 p.m. at three historic locations.
Enjoy the Guitar Society at Woodland Cultural Centre performing solo works covering a variety of time periods important to the development of classical guitar; the Odin String Quartet performing modern Canadian compositions at Mohawk Chapel; and the Brant Men of Song performing Peace, Prayers and Remembrance at the Canadian Military Heritage Museum.
Tickets are $30 for all three performances. Choose your starting concert when you purchase a ticket. Tickets are available at brantfordsymphony.ca/event/fallmusiccrawl
If you’re a fan of East Coast music, this is for you.
On Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7:30 p.m. An East Coast Party featuring locally and internationally known performers will be held at the Sanderson Centre.
Dave Jensen and Friends, including John Harris and Cindi “Fiddler Cyn” Devereaux, will be joined by John Prince and the End of the Road, as well as fiddle master Sandy MacIntyre and his band Steeped in Tradition.
Tickets are $40 and can be ordered through the Sanderson Centre website or by calling 1-800-265-0710 or 519-758-8090.
The Brantford Memorial Concert Band will play a Sunday Serenade on Oct. 28 at 3 p.m. Presented by the Brantford School of Instrumental Music, the performance will be held at the Brantford Convention Centre, located at 100 Market Street South in Brantford. Admission is by donation.
Marking its 20th anniversary season, the Grand River Chorus will continue its musical activities by participating in October’s Choirfest in conjunction with the Canadian Orpheus Male Choir and several other choirs from southwestern Ontario. The chorus’s season then begins with Peace After War, a program of music from the era of the World Wars, presented at the Brantford Armouries on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 3 p.m.
Woodland Cultural Centre presents Alan Michelson: Historicity, a solo exhibition by the internationally-recognized, New York-based artist, curator, writer, lecturer and member of Six Nations of the Grand River.
The exhibition features new and recent new-media work. Among them is the debut of Hanodaga:yas (Town Destroyer), as well as the Six Nations debut of the four-channel video installation Two Row II.
The showcase also presents the Canadian premiere of the 12-channel version of RoundDance, previously exhibited in Moscow.
The exhibition runs until Dec. 21.
Sourcing from both Indigenous and western culture, Michelson works across a range of media, materials and disciplines.
As All Hallows Eve approaches, the most anxious trick-or-treaters will love an afternoon of outdoor fun at the Bell Homestead’s eighth annual Halloween Fun Fair. On Sunday, Oct. 28, from noon to 3 p.m., come in costume or just as you are. This year’s event includes a magic show at 1:30 p.m., a demonstration of how dial telephones work, fortune telling, and wickedly challenging games.
Dave Levac, former Brant MPP and Speaker of the legislature, is the next speaker in the Revealing The Truth community lecture series presented by The Friends and Neighbours of the Woodland Cultural Centre. The lecture is Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. in room RCE004 of Laurier Brantford’s Research and Academic Centre, East Wing located at 150 Dalhousie St. Levac will share his experience discovering his Indigenous ancestry, and observations of Indigenous issues gained after his extensive political career. The free lecture, open to the public, is in partnership of Laurier Brantford and the Woodland Cultural Centre Save the Evidence campaign.
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