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Pumpkin House shines a light on music charity The Rovinellis are outfitting their front lawn with hundreds of pumpkins to raise money for AIFEC
Oct23

Pumpkin House shines a light on music charity The Rovinellis are outfitting their front lawn with hundreds of pumpkins to raise money for AIFEC

Photo C/O @marry.feddema Most family neighbourhoods know that one house where the residents are really into Halloween. Before September is over they’re already setting up in the light of day knowing that in a few weeks, the cover of night and the cloak of costume will transform it into something haunted or simply spectacular. Casey and Jen Rovinelli own that house. From when they moved into their Glenfern Avenue property in 2010, they...

Collage exhibition highlights the history of the women in our lives Community art exhibition at Workers’ Arts and Heritage Centre celebrates Women’s History Month
Oct18

Collage exhibition highlights the history of the women in our lives Community art exhibition at Workers’ Arts and Heritage Centre celebrates Women’s History Month

Photos by Kyle West A pomegranate, some books, plants and a kiln. On their own, these images may not speak to the inspiring legacy of women’s stories. However, in the hands of the youth leaders from the YWCA Hamilton and Workers’ Arts and Heritage Centre Youth Councils, items such as these have been transformed into powerful symbols within beautiful collages. This artwork currently hangs at WAHC’s community gallery in an exhibition...

Jennifer Yee shares tips on how to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle
Oct18

Jennifer Yee shares tips on how to live a more environmentally friendly lifestyle

Photos C/O Razan Samara, Jennifer Yee Jennifer Yee is the self-proclaimed love child of Stevie Nicks and Indiana Jones, an identity I realized she’s adopted wholeheartedly as we went on a little adventure around her Riverdale neighbourhood looking for community gardens and a worker-owned natural food market. In recent years she’s delved deep into researching ways she can adopt a more sustainable and ethical lifestyle. From making her...

Toronto singer-songwriter brings musical stories to Bridges Toronto singer-songwriter Josh Taerk makes a stop at Bridges during his Coffee House Tour
Oct16

Toronto singer-songwriter brings musical stories to Bridges Toronto singer-songwriter Josh Taerk makes a stop at Bridges during his Coffee House Tour

Photos C/O Josh Taerk Bridges Café is a hallowed McMaster destination for thoughtful conversation and inspiring performances. On Oct. 16, Toronto singer-songwriter Josh Taerk continued both of these traditions by bringing his musical storytelling into the space as part of the Coffee House Tour for his latest album, Beautiful Tragedy. The tour will take Taerk and his band to university towns across North America where he’ll play...

Hamilton singer-songwriter talks art, life and community ahead of her upcoming album Hamilton singer-songwriter talks art, life and community ahead of her upcoming album
Oct04

Hamilton singer-songwriter talks art, life and community ahead of her upcoming album Hamilton singer-songwriter talks art, life and community ahead of her upcoming album

Photos by Jenny Vasquez Hamilton singer-songwriter Shanika Maria knows how to make a presence.  In a t-shirt from Hamilton-based brand Girls with Guns and shoes that she bought ten years ago and thought she outgrew she describes herself as all over the place but it’s these items, memories and influences that she funnels gracefully into her music. In the summer of 2017, Maria released her debut EP, Childish Games. The five-song record...

Exhibit challenges the way Canadian landscapes are perceived Socrates exhibition challenges ideas around Canadian landscapes and art
Oct04

Exhibit challenges the way Canadian landscapes are perceived Socrates exhibition challenges ideas around Canadian landscapes and art

Photos by Razan Samara By Adrienne Klein   The Shifting Ground Lines: Shifting Pluralist Perspectives exhibition explores how cultural backgrounds influence their view of landscapes and use of land through framed depictions of Canadian landscapes, from Carl Ray’s Medicine Bear to Lawren Harris’ Lake and Mountains, hanging on the crisp black walls of the main floor of L.R. Wilson. Shifting Ground Lines: Shifting Pluralist Perspectives...