Arts Dundas Weekend 2012

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Arts Dundas Weekend 2012 brochure coverNovember 1st-4th, 2012

The 26th annual Arts Dundas Weekend celebrates all forms of arts culture in the local  community, including music, dance, poetry, film, fashion, theatre, history, and visual art.

Schedule of Events

Eco-Art Exhibition Opening (Dundas Branch of Hamilton Public Library)
Thursday November 1, 6:30-8:30pm
Local high school and university students have transformed garbage into pieces of art! Sapphire Sing, of the eco-fashion show RevWear, hosts the event. Also come for a screening of “Waste Land”, a documentary telling the story of garbage pickers in the dumps of Rio de Janeiro. These catadores look for recyclable materials to recreate photographic images of themselves, illuminating both their dignity and despair.

Opening of Arts Dundas Weekend & Emerging Artist Exhibition (Carnegie Gallery)
Thursday November 1, 7:00-9:30pm
An evening of art, live music, and food. Cast a vote for your favourite piece of local, emerging artwork and help determine the winner!
Local post-secondary visual arts students are invited to submit pieces for public jury during Arts Dundas Weekend. Winner is awarded an exhibition at the Carnegie Gallery. Please read the application information in this form: EAC application

“The Rest” Exhibition Opening (Carnegie Gallery)
Friday November 2, 7:30-9:30pm
Ceramic Artist Jin-Hee Jun makes her debut at the Carnegie, showcasing relief murals and totem sculptures. Come for art, food, and conversation!

Gallery Open House (Carnegie Gallery)
Saturday November 3, 10am-5pm
Stop by the Gallery for some free hot apple cider. While you’re sipping, check out a live painting demo by local artists and music by the Dundas Valley Orchestra!

Stained Glass Demo (Eclipse Design)
Saturday November 3
Session A: 11am-12pm
Session B: 2-3pm
Watch a 1 hour demonstration of how a sun catcher is made. Observe how to cut, break, grind or foil a piece of glass.

Theatre Open House (Dundas Little Theatre)
Saturday November 3, 1-4pm
Find out what happens behind the scenes to make the magic yous see on stage! Actors, set designers, and the props and wardrobe crew share their secrets.

Dance Extravaganza (Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts)
Saturday November 3, 7-10pm
Bring your family and friends for a night of dancing! Get a taste of Swing, Jazz, English, and Scottish dancing as local groups take turns teaching an easy-to-learn number. All ages.

Family Fun Day (Dundas Valley School of Art)
Sunday November 4, 9:30am-3:30pm
A free, fun-filled day of events designed for kids and caregivers to create alongside one another in a variety of disciplines from painting to sculpture. Pre-registration required.

Stained Glass Demo (Eclipse Design)
Sunday November 4th demos  cancelled!

Theatre Open House (Dundas Little Theatre)
Sunday November 4, 1-4pm
Find out what happens behind the scenes to make the magic yous see on stage! Actors, set designers, and the props and wardrobe crew share their secrets.

Afternoon Tea & Poetry (Carnegie Gallery)
Sunday November 4, 2pm
Join us for afternoon tea courtesy of Coco Tea Co. Enjoy music by the Hamilton Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and poetry readings by the Tower Poetry Society. This event showcases the poems written for the Art Walk, a joint display of poetry and artwork along King St. W.

Art Talk (Carnegie Gallery)
Sunday November 4, 7pm
Culture critic extraordinaire, Bryan Wylie, introduces us to  ‘Humanity’s Search for Meaning through the Arts, from Chartres Cathedral to Walden Pond.’ Join us for the PowerPoint lecture and refreshments.

Emerging Artist Closing Reception (Carnegie Gallery)
Sunday November 4, 8:30pm
Last chance to cast a vote for your favourite piece in the exhibition showcasing local, emerging talent! The winner will be announced at 8:30.

View the brochure online!
Arts Dundas Weekend 2012

For a printable version of the schedule of events download –
ADW 2012 – Brochure

Festival Coordinator & Publicity Designer – Emily Power