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The Pearl Company

Theatre, Gallery and Arts Centre 16 Steven Street Hamilton ON 905-524-0606

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ARTBus Hamilton! Friday, March 7 / 21

The Art Bus is Sponsored by Judy Marsales Real Estate Brokerage:

The ARTBus Hamilton! Friday, February 21: We will continue to check out Hamilton’s unique and constantly evolving art scene. Call  Barbara, at (905.524.0606) or email hamiltonartbus@gmail.com to reserve your seat. Your host and curator is the charming and knowledgeable Bettianne Hedges.

Cost: $15/$10 students/artists/seniors. Group rates available.
Start: 7:00pm from The Pearl.
Next dates:  March 7 & 21

Please note new leaving time: 7:00pm!

We leave from The Pearl Company at 16 Steven Street in Hamilton promptly at 7:00pm. Please arrive earlier and visit the gallery spaces on the second floor to confirm your ticket. There is plenty of free parking – just look for the guy in the neon vest. On our return around 9:15pm you are welcome to join any musical event in progress and visit the galleries in The Pearl District.

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Art Bus: September 6 & 13

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First 2 Fridays of every month! Check out Hamilton’s unique and constantly evolving art scene!  Call Barbara (905.524.0606) or email (hamiltonartbus@gmail.com) to reserve your seat.  Next dates: October 4 & 11.  Cost: $15/$10 students/artists.  Start: 6:30 from The Pearl.

  • September 6:
    The L’Arche Community Art Studio:  This favourite stop for our Bus patrons is an international family of communities for people with learning disabilities and those wishing to share life with them. Participants produce colourful paintings and works in clay as part of their programming.
    Ottawa Street Stroll: Earls Court Gallery: Currently showing the very painterly ‘Alla Prima’ with artists Dara Aram & Jan Yates.
    AllSorts Gallery: A co-operative art gallery and gift store with 38 local artists and artisans including: ceramics, glass, textiles, wood, and jewellery.
    337 Sketch Gallery: Opening Reception of  ‘My Way’ – a collection of work by Anne Becker influenced by her pilgrimage through Spain (Camino de Santiago), and Italy (Via Francigena).
    Arts 4U Studio: A gallery, studio and a classroom with a collection of 19 artists and artisans showing and teaching. Artist in Residence Mary Simms hosts.
    Montmartre Gallery: Rob Laffier, John Stirling, Don Graves
    Nathaniel Hughson Gallery on John Street North is dedicated to representing artists in their early and mid careers. We will be previewing gallery artists Christina Sealy’s , “Small Paintings and Studies”.

Explore Hamilton’s exciting Art Scene on the Art Bus!
•    Starting at 6:30 from The Pearl Company
•    Reserve a spot via email or phone, and purchase your trip ($15/$10 students/artists) when you arrive
•    We finish at The Pearl for an après-tour wind-down, either a tour of the building or admission to that night’s event
Call Barbara Milne at  905-524-0606 or email hamiltonartbus@gmail.com to reserve your seat. The Art Bus has been called ‘The Best Deal in Town’, ‘A great way to catch the Art Scene in Hamilton’ ! Meet new people and/or bring your own party. Group Tours arranged.

Fringe Bus! Friday, July 19

Fringe Bus Friday, July 19, 6:30. $25 or 2 for $40 (Includes Fringe Button!) Never ‘Fringed’ before? Or curious about what this year’sJMarsalesArtBusLarge.jpg newly framed, 10th Anniversary Fringe Festival has to offer? Board the Bus at The Pearl (a Fringe BYOVenue) and celebrate our most exciting theatrical fair (or should that be fare…?) with a personalized tour of the Hamilton Fringe! Whether you come with friends or make them as you ride, we’ll explore a number of Fringe venues; we’ll stop at the Baltimore House, (this year’s ‘Fringe Club’ where we will receive a vision of the Fringe that is designed specifically for us); we’ll see one of the “Short Shows in Small Spaces”; we’ll party!  And we will do all this with Fringe guides, Fringe cameos and all the Fringe info you need to get you furiously “Fringing”! Fringe Bus sponsored by Judy Marsales Real Estate Brokerage: www.hamiltonfringe.ca For tickets contact: HamiltonArtBus@gmail.com or call The Pearl at 905 524-0606

Art Bus: Friday, July 5

The Art Bus is Sponsored by Judy Marsales Real Estate Brokerage:

Last Art Bus for the Summer! Check out Hamilton’s unique and constantly evolving art scene! Call Barbara JMarsalesArtBusLarge.jpg(905.524.0606) or email (info@thepearlcompany.ca) to reserve your seat. Next dates: Sept 6 & 20. Cost: $15/$10 students/artists. Group rates available.  Start: 6:30 from The Pearl.

  • July 5: (L’Arche Gallery, Workers Arts & Heritage, Nathaniel Hughson, Book Club Gallery, Manta Gallery) This will be another varied and interesting trip with specially-opened galleries, and tours of places you have never been before!

Art Bus: October 5 & 12

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The Art Bus is Sponsored by Judy Marsales Real Estate Brokerage:

First 2 Fridays of every month! Check out Hamilton’s unique and constantly evolving art scene!  Call me, Barbara, (905.524.0606) or email (info@thepearlcompany.ca) to reserve your seat.

Next dates: November 2 & 9.  Cost: $15/$10 students/artists.  Start: 6:30 from The Pearl.

  • October 5: (Gallery on the Bay, Workers Arts and Heritage Gallery, L’Arche Studio & Gallery, Locke Street [Textures and Soladeda]) This is going to be a really interesting and different tour with places that we have never visited before.  Because it is the Friday before a long weekend; Special price! $10 per person.
  • October 12: We’ll start with a visit to the multitude of artist’s studios and galleries at 270 Sherman (The former Imperial Cotton Mill). Then to the James North Art Crawl with its blocks and blocks of studios, galleries, eclectic shops, music & more… Finishing up at the Tiger Group Studio Gallery for even more great art and refreshments!

The Art Bus and The Pearl Company are also promoted, and supported by THEZine: http://www.thezine.ca

 

Lynn Miles/Wendell Ferguson: Friday, June 15

Lynn Miles with Wendell Ferguson: Friday, June 15at 8:00pm. Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door. Lynn Miles is a musician in the rarest LynnMiles.jpgsense of the word, an unmistakable talent, an eye for both the subtle and sweet that can only be unearthed with experience. She is undeniably one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters. With seven albums to her credit, the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards, and a Juno Award for Roots & Traditional Solo Album of the Year, Lynn has certainly found her strength over time. She writes music with unbridled feeling, depth of emotion and vulnerability and has been unflinching in putting herself out there. Therein is the powerful secret behind Miles’ music – her astute observations of life, its trials and triumphs, are the hallmarks. The gritty honesty never falters; her lyrics always brim with hope and grace. Now with her eighth studio offering “Fall for Beauty” that voice of  experience has truly elevated her songwriting to its richest depth of emotion. http://www.lynnmilesmusic.com

Fall for Beauty” is not only one of the best albums of the year, but one of the best recordings of any year. She may be Canada’s troubadour, but she belongs to all of us. Her talent is a shining light on a dark day; a beacon of timeless beauty.” – Roberta B. Schwartz

Roxanne Potvin: June 9

Roxanne Potvin: Saturday, June 9: 8:00 pm $15 / $10 students/artists: When last at The Pearl, Roxanne blew the audience out of the theatre with an utterly delightful and eclectic display from her talented self. With her latest albumRoxanne3.jpg “Play”, Potvin has achieved something that few artists ever succeed in doing – she’s expanded her style and grown as an artist while still keeping the grit and authenticity that is so appealing about her music.  Her smart and sassy new album Play, finds the Montreal-based artist pushing new buttons and continuing her evolution from a stylish, bluesy guitar slinger to a more tuneful pop-orientated performer, free-spirited and varied.  Steve Dawson encouraged her in her decision to shift direction and helped her keep the songs on “Play” ambitious, while never losing the loose limbed joyful feeling that inspired them.  She says about her aggressive, energy-driven hooks of Play, “I had been listening to all different types of music and learning to approach writing as a discipline. I found myself going back to the Beatles and Beck.”  Roxanne can rock with the best of them when she wants! www.roxannepotvin.com

Kaleidoscope Brown: Brownman & GRUVASYLUM: May 19.

Kaleidoscope Brown: Brownman & GRUVASYLUM: Saturday, May 19. 8:00pm. $15 /$10 students/all artists.BrownmanBET.jpg Jazz & hip-hop have long been cross-pollinated by geniuses from both genres. Canada’s own multiple National Jazz Award Winner and acclaimed trumpet-playing jazz icon BROWNMAN was catapulted to international acclaim in the hip-hop community after 4 world tours with Guru’s JAZZMATAZZ. Brownman continues to explore jazz-hip-hop with his own quintet GRUVASYLUM featuring BROWNMAN with his famous electric trumpet effects rig; MAD DUKEZ – a berserker freestyle rapper from NY; DJ CUTLER from Jeru The Damaja’s touring crew; BEN MILLER from God Made Me Funky on electric bass & COLIN KINGSMORE from the Brownman Electryc Trio on drums. This all-star group reminds us that improvisation and spontaneous creation is at the heart of both jazz and freestyle. Brownman & GRUVASYLUM — hip-hop with a jazz ideology! http://gruvasylum.brownman.com/

Jaron Freeman Fox and The Opposite of Everything:February 11

Jaron Freeman Fox and The Opposite of Everything: Saturday, February 11. 8:00pm. $15 / $10 JaronFreemanFoxTheOppEvythg.jpgstudents/artists.  Described as “Gogol Bordello meets The Mothers of Invention”, The Opposite of Everything somehow combine bluegrass with Indian music, African beats with sea shanties, or klezmer with the blues, and make it sound like the most natural thing in the world.  With a diverse cast of Toronto’s finest and most adventurous musicians, the band is led by maniac violin virtuoso Jaron Freeman-Fox known for his celebrated solo album Manic Almanac.
“Jaron Freeman Fox  & The Opposite of Everything electrified the Blue Skies stage. It was an instant dance party.  The music was both challenging and superb. A definite highlight of the weekend.  Jaron’s creativity and talents are simply amazing…”
–Joel LeBlanc- Artistic Director, Blue Skies Music Festival
“Jaron Freeman Fox and the Opposite of Everything electrified the crowds wherever they went at Live From the Rock. The exuberance, talent, creativity and controlled insanity demonstrated by this exciting Toronto conglomeration was a joy to behold.” –Jennifer Ives: Artistic Director, Live From the Rock   http://theoppositeofeverything.com

Roxanne Potvin with Kim Wempe: February 4

Roxanne Potvin with Kim Wempe: Saturday, February 4: 8:00 pm $15 / $10 students/artists: With her new Roxanne3.jpgalbum “Play”, Potvin has achieved something that few artists ever succeed in doing – she’s expanded her style and grown as an artist while still keeping the grit and authenticity that is so appealing about her music. All blues and no play made for an unfulfilled Roxanne Potvin. Her smart and sassy new album Play, finds the Montreal-based artist pushing new buttons and continuing her evolution from a stylish, bluesy guitar slinger to a more tuneful pop-orientated performer, free-spirited and varied.  Steve Dawson who runs the Black Hen label out of Vancouver encouraged her in her decision to shift direction and helped her keep the songs on “Play” ambitious, while never losing the loose limbed joyful feeling that inspired them.  She says about her aggressive, energy-driven hooks of Play, “I had been listening to all different types of music and learning to approach writing as a discipline. I found myself going back to the Beatles and Beck.” Clearly Roxanne can rock with the best of them when she wants to. www.roxannepotvin.com Kim Wempe’s beautiful voice is haunting and smokey; some insist she is the child of Janis Joplin and sister of Adele but Wempe is out to blaze her own trail and leave a slew of dropped jaws in her wake. This may be because she is far from the fragile and sensitive singer songwriter; when she sings, her vibe is strong woman with the urge to move mountains! She has won both an East Coast Music Award and Music Nova Scotia Award  http://kimwempe.com

 

Joanna Chapman-Smith: January 26

Joanna Chapman-Smith: Thursday, January 26, 8:00pm. $15 door/$10 artists/students: (No, she is not JoannaChapmanSmith.jpgHamilton’s infamous Joanna of Chapman Books!) She is, however, the winner of the 2010 Independent Music Award for best acoustic song, and has played to strong reviews in concerts and festivals from Australia to Denmark.  Her critically acclaimed release CONTRARIES has received airplay in more than fifteen countries. A well-nurtured thirst for new cultural experiences is unmistakable in Joanna’s music; in addition to jazz, folk and classical, her songs also show the influence of many other musical forms, from klezmer and Balkan choral music to tango and flamenco.  She is a skilled guitarist, pianist, and clarinetist, but her live shows also feature other, less conventional instruments, many of her own creation. These elements all help distinguish Joanna from other talented young singer-songwriters, but what truly sets her apart is the voice.  It’s an extraordinary instrument, crystalline and strong, which Joanna guides effortlessly through a nearly four-octave range. “The slinky-voiced Canadian whose arch acoustic musings and fondness for the accordion come laced with a hint of Parisian cafes and East European Klezmer music.” – Q MAGAZINE “Her voice exudes a warmth, charm and occasional vulnerability that easily brings you under her spell.” – BLUESBUNNY, “Chapman-Smith has a supple and finely-nuanced voice and writes with the ear of a poet.” – GEORGIA STRAIGHT  www.joannacs.com

The ARTBus: January 13

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First 2 Fridays of every month! (Except January when it is only the second Friday…) Check out an art scene which changes every single month and which will leave you breathless!
Seats available for upcoming buses.  Next dates: February 3 & 10.

January 13: We will start with a stroll down Ottawa Street – Earls Court Gallery, Under the Moon, Allsorts Gallery, and Sketch Gallery .  We will then head to the James North Art Crawl with its blocks and blocks of studios, galleries, eclectic shops, music  & more… Finishing up at the inimitable Tiger Group Studio Gallery; more great art and refreshments!

Explore Hamilton’s exciting Art Scene on the Art Bus!
•    Starting at 6:30 from The Pearl Company
•    Reserve a spot via email or phone, and purchase your trip ($15/$10 students/artists) when you arrive
•    We finish at The Pearl for an après-tour wind-down, either a tour of the building or admission to that night’s event
Host and tour guide Barbara Milne takes you to Hamilton’s unique galleries, where you often catch Friday Night Openings, meet the artists, learn about their work, and meet other fine arts enthusiasts like yourself.
This vibrant visual arts scene has something for everybody.
Call Barbara at The Pearl Company, 905 524-0606 or email
info@thepearlcompany.ca to reserve your seat. The Art Bus has been named ‘The Best Deal in Town’! Meet new people and/or bring your own party. Group Tours arranged.

Art Bus: November 11

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Next Tours: December 2 and 9

November 11: Off first to Ottawa Street to take in the multitude of galleries, antique stores and excitement now making this street one of the “best streets in Canada”.  Then for something completely different, we will stop at the Sheraton to catch the vibrant and transcendent artwork of Hamilton-born Toller Cranston who’s presenting his art as the ‘Artcracker’ part of the upcoming Nutcracker.   Then we’ll head for the James North Art Crawl for more excitement and blocks and blocks of artists studios and galleries!

•    Starting at 6:30 from ‘The Pearl Company’, 16 Steven Street @ King William.
•    Please reserve a spot via email or phone, and purchase your trip ($15.00/$10 students/artists) when you arrive
•    We finish up at The Pearl for an après-tour wind-down which includes a tour of the building or whatever event is  happening on the theatre floor

Gary Santucci: Saturday, November 5

Gary Santucci: Saturday, November 5, 8:00. $15 door.$10 Artists/Students.  Gary will put on another of his guitar GaryJune08.jpgseminars; a kind of show-and-tell involving guitar history, guitar-making, and guitar playing. There will be, of course, demonstrations of guitar technique from flamenco to classical and beyond. Gary may be joined by his long-time guitar and bouzouki partner, Dimitrios Doumas if he is able to be here.  Expect a guitar banquet.

Art Bus: May 6 & 13

  • May 6: We will visit Gallery on the Bay first, then Anastasia Gallery, Sunrise Gallery out on the Beach Strip, theJMarsalesArtBusLarge.jpg new Image Gallery 205 on Cannon and the always surprising Gallery 435.
  • May 13: Off first to Ottawa Street where we visit Earls Court Gallery, Under the Moon, and Allsorts Gallery . Then to the James North Art Crawl with its blocks and blocks of artists studios and galleries.  We’ll finish the tour at Hamilton’s original Studio Gallery with the long-standing and talented Tiger Group

•    Starting at 6:30 from ‘The Pearl Company’, 16 Steven Street and King William.
•    Please reserve a spot via email or phone, and purchase your trip ($15.00 / $10 students/artists) when you arrive.
•    We finish up at The Pearl for an après-tour wind-down which includes a tour of the building or whatever event is happening on the theatre floor


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