Printmaking in the Steel City
Nov30

Printmaking in the Steel City

There is a special affinity for the tactile and tangible within Hamilton’s artist community. Printmaking in the city is a growing medium that allows artists to share their stories and ideas through manual labour. Whether artists choose screen-printing, intaglio, wood block pressings and century old letterpress technologies to pursue their craft, creatives aren’t limited to one sort of medium to learn or pursue. The physical nature of...

Have your elf a good time Your guide to the holiday season in Hamilton
Nov28

Have your elf a good time Your guide to the holiday season in Hamilton

From craft shows and bazaars, to winter activities and cozy places to visit, here are some must-attend events happening around the city this holiday season. Disclaimer: These suggestions were made by a pun-loving person while listening to Mariah Carey’s 1994 Merry Christmas Album. Handmade Hamilton: A Holiday Craft Show and Sale When: Saturday December 2nd & Sunday December 3rd, 2017 at 11 am to 5 pm Where: Staircase Café Theatre...

Novemburger 2017
Nov23

Novemburger 2017

Novemburger 2017 is the fourth iteration of the city’s fundraising burger “festival”. 76 restaurants are participating in Hamilton and Burlington this year by creating a signature burger, their Novemburger. Part of the sales of each burger is donated to the United Way. As we conclude another year of festivities our staff decided to try some of the local offerings: two burgers you can get on campus, and one of the more expensive...

Sous Bas:  The party I didn’t know I needed
Nov16

Sous Bas: The party I didn’t know I needed

By: Nina It’s a Saturday evening and I’ve been sitting in my room all day claiming that I’ve been studying. My friends and I decide to go out. We could go to Hess and pay $10 to listen to 99.9 Virgin Radio, or we could slip beneath the earth’s surface and sizzle on the molten hot dance floor at Sous Bas. Sous Bas is a bar located at 145 Main Street East in Hamilton. It first opened its doors this June, but started in 2015 as a pop up...

I know a place: queer spaces in Hamilton
Nov16

I know a place: queer spaces in Hamilton

Hamilton is the city in which I first discovered what a queer community could feel like. When I moved here for my undergraduate degree, I quickly learned how to assemble a makeshift community of queer friends that felt more like coming home than I could have ever predicted. Building a home is equal parts locating a physical space to claim as yours and finding a family to fill it. I have had no difficulties with the latter. What...

What’s on at the galleries Your guide to the must see art exhibits all over Hamilton
Nov10

What’s on at the galleries Your guide to the must see art exhibits all over Hamilton

Hamilton Public Library Gallery 4 // Double Sighted by Olivia Brouwer Running until Nov. 30, 2017 I’ve got some artwork at Central Library for all you Hamilton dwellers. It’s up until the end of November so check it out before it’s gone! A post shared by Olivia Brouwer (@olivetreeonthemount) on Nov 2, 2017 at 8:00am PDT Olivia Brouwer, who has been blind in one eye since childhood, is communicating her experience of...