Volume 9 - Issue 3

Monday, March 2, 2020
Hello

CITY OF ST. CATHARINES ARTS AWARDS 
 
TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

Event Details:
Nominees will be recognized on Friday, May 1, 2020 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre. The live stage show will include award recognition and feature nominee performances in a variety of disciplines.  For the most up-to-date event details please visit:

Tickets:
Tickets are on sale now and available through the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre Box Office. In person, by calling 1.855.515.0722, or online here:  http://bit.ly/2020ArtsAwards
Advance: $14.28, Event Day: $19.68 + HST & Fees

2020 Nominees:
The Arts in Education Award:
Steven Azzopardi, JP Dupont, Katia Perez Mendez, Curtis Tye, Willow Arts Community & Kari-Lynn Winters.
The Emerging Artist Award:   Kate Gottli, Erica Sherwood & Colleen McTigue.
The Established Artist Award: Danny Custodio, Floyd Elzinga & Jon Shaw.
The Making a Difference Award: Mazie Bishop, Juliet Dunn, Bart Gazzola, Tom Inglis, Alison Thomson  & Candice Turner-Smith.
CALL TO ARTISTS

City of St. Catharines 2020 Annual Juried Exhibit
MORE THAN WORDS: Truth and Reconciliation
 
More Than Words is asking artists "What does reconciliation mean to you? What does action look like? Is it abstract and complex, a representative of healing, and/or something that can be practiced in our everyday lives?" 

Artists are being asked to create works in response to action #83 from the "Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action."

Presented in partnership with the Niagara Regional Native Centre.
 
Deadline: June 22, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.
 

EXHIBITS ON VIEW
 
LAST CALL: 
TRANSFORMATIONS: The 2019 Annual Juried Art Exhibit
On view: until March 13, 2020
3rd Floor City Hall, 50 Church St., St. Catharines

"Transformations" investigates the positive and negative transitions and transformations that shape human beings and the world.

ARTISTS: Emily Andrews, Yvonne Benyo, Irma Bull,  Danny Custodio,  Renu D'Cunha, Sandy Fairbairn,  Janny Fraser,  Janet Ingrao,  Arnold McBay,  Colleen McTigue, Lauren Regier,  Kaitlyn Roberts,  Jon Shaw,  Bruce Thompson,  Kim Van Stygeren,   Art Weaver and, Jan Yates


UPCOMING: 
PLACES: The Art of St. Catharines
On view: March 27 - September 11, 2020
3rd Floor City Hall, 50 Church St., St. Catharines

Featuring work from the City of St. Catharines Civic Art Collection. The highlighted pieces depict the abundance of inspirational places within our city. This exhibit asks the viewer to discover art in the simplest of places, to look through the eyes of the artists. "Places" hopes to inspire its audience to see the art of St. Catharines in their everyday lives.

For more details about these and other exhibits please visit: www.stcatharines.ca/exhibits
ST. CATHARINES CULTURAL INVESTMENT PROGRAM 
(SCCIP) FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Culture Days Activity Program Funding 

Would you like to engage our community in FREE, interactive arts & culture experiences as part of CULTURE DAYS 2020? You can apply for funding from the Culture Days Activity Program.

* Funding is intended for artists, businesses or organizations who wish to run a Culture Days activity in St. Catharines.
* Culture Days is a 3-day national event, September 25-27, 2020, to raise the awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement of Canadians in the arts and cultural life of their communities.

If you are interested in applying, please contact Ashley Judd-Rifkin at ajuddrifkin@stcatharines.ca  or 905-688-5601 ext 5229.

DEADLINE: Friday, March 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm for September 2020 activities.
Application materials and eligibility requirements available online: www.stcatharines.ca/sccip
UPCOMING ARTS & CULTURE EVENTS: 
SOFIFRAN |  FESTIV' ÉBÈ NE 2020
At Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts/Brock
Salon du Livre Francophone du Niagara / Niagara Francophone Book Fair
Du 6 au 7 Mars, 10h30 - 20h / March 6-7, 10:30 AM to 8 PM
Entrée Gratuite / Free
Details: www.sofifran.org


NIAGARA ARTISTS CENTRE | TRIVIA NIGHT 
At NAC
Teams of 5 players
Monthly, the next event is Fri, March 13
Call 905-641-0331 or email  artists@nac.org   to register your team


TD NIAGARA JAZZ FESTIVAL PRESENTS THE TWILIGHT JAZZ SERIES
At Mahtay Cafe & Lounge
Tribute to Natalie Cole: Khea Emmanuel Trio
Sun, Apr 5, 6 PM
Tickets: Limited available at the door for $20



UPCOMING PERFORMANCES
AT THE FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Tickets for all shows listed below: https://firstontariopac.ca/

CHORUS NIAGARA
Sat, Mar 7, 7:30 PM

GALLERY PLAYERS OF NIAGARA
Songs of Life - Year 2, Bach on Turtle's Back - Death
Sun, Mar 8, 2 PM

NIAGARA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Sun, Mar 15, 2:30 PM

Wed, Apr 1, 6 PM
Presented by the DSBN, Brock and Chorus Niagara.

BRAVO NIAGARA! FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Sun, Apr 5, 7:30 PM

Sat, Apr 11, 11 AM & 2 PM

MARCH BREAK PROGRAMS & CAMPS:
RODMAN HALL ART CENTRE
March Break Art Camp
Mon, Mar 16 to Fri, Mar 20 | 9 am to 4 pm 
6 to 8 yrs & 9 to 12 yrs | $215 | Members $195 
Questions:  kmitchell3@brocku.ca


CAROUSEL PLAYERS 
March Break Drama Camp
Mon, Mar 16 to Fri, Mar 20 |  9 am to 4 pm 
4 to 6 yrs & 7 to 10 yrs | $225


ST. CATHARINES MUSEUM & WELLAND CANALS CENTRE
March Break at the Museum
Mon, Mar 16 to Fri, Mar 20 | 1 to 4 pm 
Pop in to the Museum for March Break activities including: Painting, Optical Illusions, Scavenger Hunt, Tours and the ever popular Build a Boat.
All March Break programming is drop-in and open by donation, adult companion required. No registration is necessary.

OPPORTUNITIES:
Calls to Artists |  Links For Greener Learning
The Secret Garden Doors Eco Art Project
Deadline to Apply: March 15
A beautification project promoting sustainable living. 8 artists (or artist groups) will paint and create secret garden doors to be installed in the Buchanan Teaching Gardens, 360 Niagara St. There is no cost to submit designs. Selected artists will be paid $500 upon completion of their door.
The Cultural Services office is a division of the City of St. Catharines' Community , Recreation and Culture Services department. Cultural Services focuses on public art, community development, planning and policy related to arts and culture in the City of St. Catharines.