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Restless creation

Shelley Niro produces art through painting, photography, beadwork and filmmaking and her retrospective exhibition ‘500 Year Itch’ at the Art Gallery of Hamilton pays homage to her prolific work and its hope for the future. Huddled in a coffee shop on the first properly cold day of winter,…
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Wrap up experiences this gift-giving season

From must-see shows and creative studio time to thoughtful subscriptions and the glories of local nature, there are plenty of ways to show your love to friends and family with events, adventures and learning opportunities. We Are the Champions Experience the power and glory of Queen's iconic…
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Get creative with kids this Christmas

If you’ve got a child in your life and want to give them a special gift, experience or memory this holiday season, check out these unique – and local – ideas. Practical Threads Sparrow Stitches' handiwork is the definition of homemade. Handmade in Lianne’s home, her sewn…
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Evolution in art

Local art galleries in Hamilton, Burlington and at McMaster University are breaking down barriers and envisioning the way forward. Art galleries around the world are collectively brushing themselves off, sharpening the nature and scope of their programming, diversifying their exhibitions, and addressing the intricacies of human nature as…
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Finding life’s ‘moments’ through art

Artful Moments was developed by the Art Gallery of Hamilton and St. Peter’s Hospital for late-stage dementia patients. It’s now serving as a template being used across the country. The Art Gallery of Hamilton’s Artful Moments has been providing art experiences to people with dementia for nearly 12…
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History teaches the stubbornness of the Hamilton artist

This year has brought three exhibitions about the city’s artistic past at the Art Gallery of Hamilton, McMaster Museum of Art and Hamilton Artists’ Inc. There is a special place on my bookshelf for Climbing the Cold White Peaks, a book produced by Hamilton Artists Inc. in the…