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The AGH Annex provides a cultural hub of activitiy, programming and creativitiy in the heart of downtown Hamilton. Upcoming events include; monthly Art Crawl, Painting Uncorked, #ilovefilmseries screening, Book Club, and other dynamic community events.

Join us on the second Friday of each month on James Street North for the always fun James North Art Crawl! Explore the many galleries, shops and studios that call this storic neighbourhood home, including the AGH Annex. A cordinated, community effort, the Art Crawl is not to be missed!

The AGH Annex is open form 7pm - 10pm on Art Crawl Fridays.





AGH Annex Reads
Second Wednesday of each month at 7pm

The AGH Reads Book Club is bringing a new chapter to the Annex featuring Canadian literature with a special focus on regional authors and settings. Come out and enjoy an evening of discussion in the heart of the arts district at the AGH Annex.

May 10: The Fishers of Paradise by Rachael Preston




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Kickstart Your Creativity
This workshop, led by artist and creativity coach Lisa Pijuan-Nomura, is designed for those who are in the midst of a creative block, and for those who yearn to be creative but don't know how to get the ball rolling. Through a series of creative exercises blending collage, writing, drawing and painting, participants will produce small works loaded with exciting new potential. All materials supplied.

Saturday, April 29
12:00pm to 2:30pm

AGH Members: $35 | Non-Members: $40
Min.8 students / Max.12




 

 

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JC Villamere: A Book Launch
Thursday, May 11
6:00pm - 8:00pm

AGH Annex

J.C. Villamere has published her writing in a swath of Canadian publications including the Globe and Mail, Elle, Canadian Living, Hamilton Magazine, and others. She is now set to launch her first book, "Is Canada Even Real?" a sort of hipster quiz book focused on everything that is quirky about our country.

Free Admission.

 

 

 

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ART CRAWL
Hamilton Youth Poets Louder Than a Bomb: Underground Indies

The Hamilton Youth Poets will wrap up its week-long residency at the Gallery with a survey of the best University level Slam Poets in the country. There will be Art installations, participatory activities, performances and more.

Friday, May 12
6:00pm to 10:00pm

Free Admission




 


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Collaborative Family Canvas
Celebrate family by working together to create a work of art. Artist-instructor Amanda McKinney Sparrow will walk you and your child through negotiating the painting process. You will go home with a completed 16"x20" canvas and lots of memories! (A ratio of one adult to one child is recommended). Course fee is per canvas – adult and child will work together on one piece.

Saturday, May 13
12:00pm to 2:30pm
AGH Annex

Early Bird (April 28): Members $45 | Non-Members $55
Regular Price: Members $50 | Non-Members $60
Registration Deadline: May 10
Min.8 students / Max.12




 

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Painting Uncorked
Join us for a fun night with friends! Our instructors will guide you through the painting process, even if you haven't touched a brush since grade school. Snacks, drinks, paint and instruction will be provided. Materials and one drink are included in class fee. No experience necessary. Space is limited, please register early! Doors open at 6:30pm.

In this workshop, students will learn to paint: John Goodwin Lyman (Canadian 1886-1967) Anemones c.1939

Friday, May 26
7:00pm to 9:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Early Bird (May 12) : Members $45 | Non-Members $55
Regular Rate: Members $50 | Non-Members $60



 

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Art Journaling
Keeping a sketchbook is an important practice for many artists, but can be fun for anyone! Whether you are new to the practice or just looking to take yours in a new direction, this class is for you. Tyler Vanholst will introduce several mixed media techniques and ideas to spark your creativity. All materials provided.

Image: Tyler Vanholst

Tuesdays: May 30, June 6, 13, 20
6:00pm to 8:30pm
AGH Annex

Early Bird (April 28): Members $110 | Non-Members $135
Regular Price: Members $120 | Non-Members $150
Registration Deadline: May 10


 

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ART CRAWL: CHIPPEWAR!
Jay Soule, a.k.a. Chippewar, is an indigenous artist who is quickly establishing himself with his bold, graffiti style and the drive to keep Native people and their heritage in the mind’s-eye of our social consciousness. Chippewar will be presenting the latest in his series of mock-horror film posters as a pop-up exhibition, and will speaking about art, activism, and contemporary Indigenous issues. The AGH will also present info about its upcoming outdoor screening collaboration with ImagiNATIVE on National Aboriginal Day, June 21.

Friday, June 9
7:00pm to 9:00pm

Free Admission

 

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Brush Lettering with Jenn Lewis

Saturday, June 10
12:00pm to 3:00pm
AGH Annex

Brush marker lettering is fun and easy to learn and is a great way to adapt your handwriting into a fun script. This workshop will teach you about the basics of brush marker lettering, and a simple alphabet to help you develop your own brush marker script. Then we will put everything we learned together to create a framed piece of work you can take home and be proud of. All materials provided.

Early Bird (May 12): Members $95 | Non-Members $105
Regular Price: Members $100 | Non-Members $110
Registration Deadline: June 1

 


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Painting Uncorked
Join us for a fun night with friends! Our instructors will guide you through the painting process, even if you haven't touched a brush since grade school. Snacks, drinks, paint and instruction will be provided. Materials and one drink are included in class fee. No experience necessary. Space is limited, please register early! Doors open at 6:30pm.

In this workshop, students will learn to paint: John Goodwin Lyman (Canadian 1886-1967) Anemones c.1939

Friday, June 23
7:00pm to 9:00pm (doors open at 6:30pm)

Early Bird Cost: Members $45 | Non-Members $55
Early Bird Deadline:May 12
Regular Price: Members $50 | Non-Members $60







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