Living yoga, miniature art, and Chinese tea: January’s events

Ice sculpture GuelphHappy New Year! We’re really sorry that there isn’t more going on this month, but we dropped the ball and instead of scrambling, we’re re-grouping and promise to do better for February. That being said, there still are some events happening this month which you should definitely come downtown for:


Drop-in Yoga Class

Students of all levels are welcome to join Living Yoga & Health from 5:30-6:30 pm. Focus is on breathing and moving with awareness through specific warm-ups to open the body in preparation for the yoga poses being taught. Benefits of poses and modifications for different abilities will be offered.

This class reflects the yoga teaching on self-less service, and is often referred to as Karma Yoga. Teachers give freely of their time, and all funds raised through the “pay-what-you-can” donations ($5-$10 recommended) are given to support charitable needs within our community. Taught by various teachers. Living Yoga is located at 105 Wyndham Street North.


Miniature Art Workshop

Come on by the Guelph School of Art at 125 Wyndham Street North and make a miniature piece of art. Thinking small with our big imaginations, we’ll be creating tiny paintings and drawings. Gumball Press will be joining us to talk about their project and they will also be accepting submissions.

 


Tea Ceremony

Join Robert James Coons on a journey through Chinese tea culture. Robert is a Guelph native who has been living in Asia, researching Chinese arts and culture and tea ceremony. Robert is just arriving home from Shanghai in time for Fourth Friday where he will introduce various teas from China and Taiwan and present Chinese tea ceremony.

Did you know that tea in China occupies the same status as wine in Europe? Tea comes in many qualities from the kind at the dinner table which costs pennies per cup to exotic varieties which go through hours of production, and perhaps years of aging.  Some teas are made from the leaves of ancient trees, some as old as 300 years.  Single bricks of tea can cost tens of thousands of dollars.

At Fourth Friday, Robert will be presenting teas from his own collection as he explains Chinese tea ceremony and how to properly taste, see, smell and understand these exceptional teas. Visitors will develop a more educated palate and discover how to appreciate and buy Chinese and Taiwanese tea.

The tea ceremony will include tasting of some very high quality pu er and wulong tea.

This event will take place at 10 Carden from 7-10pm.


Museum Exhibits

Admission is free. Celebrate the end of the week and the start of the weekend with music and more. Music by Celtic Harpist, Sharlene Wallace

Visit our special exhibits from the University of Guelph – 50 Years of Building a Better Planet and View from the Hill and Beyond

These exhibits will be held at the Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street): 5 to 9 pm

Jaws, barnyard buddies, and a ghost walk: October’s events

Fourth Friday's Guelph October 2013 posterIt has been a beautiful autumn and we’re hoping for spectacular weather for this month’s Fourth Friday. Come out and join in the fun on October 25th!


Movie Screening

@ The Guelph Arts Council (147 Wyndham St. North, Suite 404): Fourth Film SeriesFourth Friday's Guelph Film Series poster

Sure, you’ve seen Rocky, Airport and Free Willy – but have you seen Rocky 4, The Concorde… Airport ‘79 or Free Willy: Escape From Pirates Cove? That’s right; we’d like to invite you over to celebrate the unsung heroes of cinema’s quadrilogies. For this Hallowe’en Fourth Friday, we thought we’d kick off with Joseph Sargaent’s 1987 classic, Jaws: The Revenge. Admission is free — feel free to bring snacks and beverages. We will start the movie at 7:30pm sharp so don’t be late. See you there!


Art Exhibition

Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk Street) is featuring the art of Larry Lawrence. Enjoy his whimsical take on our favourite barnyard buddies: chickens, sheep and cows. In addition to his paintings, there is art created by the other 13 members of the Artist Collective. Open 7-9.


Collaborative Art Making

@ Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street, Entrance off of Cork): From 5:30-9pm

Drop in to colour a square of a collaborate Halloween image with artist Lauren Ellis!  You’re welcome to contribute one or many squares, and stay to watch as together we bring the art to life, piece by piece.


Birthday Celebration and Art Workshop

@ 10 Carden

4:30-6:30pm

Come out and celebrate 10 Carden’s 5th Birthday!

7-9pm

Bring your children out to the Art Innovators’ booth. They can create an amazing piece of Scratch Art or Sand Art!

Art Innovators: For Every Stage of Artistic Development

Drawing on the proven techniques and professional know-how of recognized artists and educators, Art Innovators offers a Visual Arts curriculum that is multi-cultural, multimedia, age appropriate and never repeats. Our dynamic classes, workshops and camps are offered for ALL ages–young and old. Each of our fun and exciting programs meet or exceeds the National Standards for Arts Education. If you are interested in a specific Art Innovators program that is either not offered yet or not offered at a time that fits your schedule, please call (226) 338-8588. We are adding classes all the time and it only takes a few interested students to add another session.


Musical Performance

@ The Redbrick (8 Douglas Street), 8pm – Bryan Rason
Bryan Rason is an incredible Canadian solo acoustic fingerstyle guitarist. Drawing influence from such talents as Tommy Emmanuel, Andy Mckee and Chet Atkins, Bryan takes solo acoustic guitar playing to a new level by bringing together multiple genres and styles to create a truly unique and fascinating listening experience for all music fans.

Bryan is currently recording two new albums, one of which will include many of his most popular covers coupled with newly penned original tunes. This album entitled “GENRES” was released June 2013. In response to fan demands, he second scheduled album will be Christmas themed and due for release November 2013.


Slam Poetry

@ Red Papaya (55 Wyndham Street – Old Quebec Street Mall): 9:00 – 11:00pm

Vocamus Press is hosting a program of performances by slam poets, and an informal panel on the current state of publishing, “The Future of Publishing”.


Collage Party

@ Wyndham Art Supplies (125 Wyndham St. North), 6-9pm

Guelph School of Arts is hosting a Collage Party at Wyndham Art Supplies. Come and enjoy coffee, tea, and cookies and get your cut & paste on!  You can add to a collaborative collage or make a small one of your own to keep.  It’s free and suitable for all ages and skill levels.


Living Yoga & Health Guelph logo Drop-in Yoga Class

@ Living Yoga and Health (105 Wyndham Street North)

Students of all levels are welcome to join in this drop-in class on the fourth Friday of the month from 5:30-6:30 pm. Focus is on breathing and moving with awareness through specific warm-ups to open the body in preparation for the yoga poses being taught. Benefits of poses and modifications for different abilities will be offered.

This class reflects the yoga teaching on self-less service, and is often referred to as Karma Yoga. Teachers give freely of their time, and all funds raised through the “pay-what-you-can” donations ($5-$10 recommended) are given to support charitable needs within our community. Taught by various teachers.


Musical Performance

@ Magnolia Cafe (88 Yarmouth Street): 8-10pm

Johnny and Harri will do an intimate stripped down version of their show featuring material spanning four decades. Backed up by Mike Young on bass and Rob Greenway (AKA Brilliant Fish) on percussion. $10 at the door.


Craft Sessions

@ Crafts 4 U (14 Edinburgh Road South): 5-8pm

We are offering free craft sessions held by Patti Wheeler whimsical wire artist. Participants will be making wire art book marks, bubble wands, earrings, and Christmas ornaments.


Ghost Walk of Guelph

Departing @ Guelph Train Station

Walk leaves promptly at 8:30pm. Take a 1 hour stroll around downtown Guelph and hear some stories from the Royal City’s darker past. Goosebumps possible. Please reserve your spot by emailing. $10 – Adults, $8 – Students, Seniors & Children.

 

Water Works, the little robot, & Digital Journeys: June’s events

Water Moves Guelph Market Square Fourth Friday'sSummer is here, and along with the heat, are a bunch of fabulous Fourth Fridays events to lure you, family and friends into the downtown core! You don’t want to miss it!


Market Square Water Moves Guelph Dance Performance

Market Square: At 9:15pm on Friday, June 28th you don’t want to miss Water Moves on the splash pad in front of City Hall.

Without a doubt, one of the highlights of this season’s entertainment at Market Square. A brand new and specially commissioned performance by IMAGEO artworks followed by the beats of Mr Danger and DJ Eccodek.


Musical Performance

@ the Gummer Building (Basement, 5 Douglas Street): Start your evening’s entertainment this Fourth Friday with traditional soul, spacey rock, electronica and hip hop as local music artist the little robot mixes sounds at Necessary Arts Company. Starting at 7pm on Friday June 28th, this will be an excellent warm up to the dance party scheduled later in the evening at Market Square. Necessary Arts Company is a new arts studio that offers a creative platform for collaboration with other artists, designers and makers.


“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Re-purpose”

St. Jacobs Quilt Gallery, 1475 King St. in the Old Mill

An eclectic array of quilts from traditional scrap quilts to land and seascapes, art quilts adapted from photographs and abstract expressionist wall quilts.

Date: Friday June 28, 2013 at 7:33 pm


Public Screening and Reception

@ The Guelph Civic Museum
Public screening and reception at 7:00 pm for Immigrant Services Guelph-Wellington Digital Journey Project.

Digital Journeys will screen on June 28, 2013 at the Guelph Civic Museum from 7-8pm with a reception to follow. All are welcome and facilitators Jennifer Lafontaine and Emmy Pantin will be in attendance to talk about the project. This event is part of Fourth Fridays, which means the Museum is open to the public and admission is free from 5-9 pm.


Art Exhibit

@Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk Street): Transition

A stunning display of fabulous glass pieces using fused-glass technique. Many are back-lit to allow the viewer to appreciate the detail and exquisite technique. In addition, Jerre presents selected works in encaustic. The show is called “Transition” to show a gradual transition of her work from realism to abstraction while still retaining the essential elements of the landscape. The show runs from May 26 to June 29. 11am-5pm


Open Studio House Fourth Friday's GuelphOpen House

@ The Trafalger Building (123 Woolwich Street): On Art and Between Walls; a studio open house by Grazyna Adamska. 5-10pm.


Stich-In

@ Make Your Mark Studio, Boarding House Arts, (Studio 301, 6 Dublin Street), 6pm to 9pm: Check out Guelph’s newest maker’s space. We’re celebrating Fourth Fridays with a Stitch-In! Got a textile project in progress and enjoy the company of other makers? Then bring your project along and work on it in our bright, fresh space – anything yarn, thread or fabric related goes. Just want to come say “hi”? That’s fine too. We look forward to welcoming you!


Art Crawl

Art Crawl Fourth Friday's Guelph@ 10 Carden: Come by 10 Carden between 7-10pm for the Victory Art Crawl! This volunteer led project was organized by a group of parents at Victory Public School. The idea blossomed into a full blown community art project that marries creativity, collaboration and social change. Located in Guelph’s Exhibition Park, Victory Public is a dual track school for children in Jr Kindergarten to Grade 6. Instructors from the Guelph School of Art were instrumental in developing age appropriate art classes for all 340 students, and for 2 weeks in April, the Victory gymnasium was transformed into an art studio where children learned about the masters and then set off to interpret their own creation. It was a fantastic (and super messy) experience!

If you would like to purchase a piece of art, please let the volunteer at 10 Carden know, and they will help you through the process. All pieces are for sale on a ‘pay what you can’ basis. All the funds collected will go to 3 charities: Action Read, The Children’s Foundation of Guelph and Wellington and Lakeside Hope House. You can take your purchased piece of art home with you!


Wine Tasting

Red Brick Cafe (8 Douglas Street): Get a sheet with descriptions. $10 per person for 4 samples. 1 white and 3 reds from one country or varietal. Each month different wines. No reservations required. Impress your friends with your new wine knowledge! From 5pm – 11pm


Art Exhibit

@ 103 Wyndham St. North (2nd Floor): 7-9pmTom Dietrich Open Studio: abstract, sculptural.


Complimentary Oyster Bar

@ The Albion (49 Norfolk Street, Guelph): Thank Guinness It’s Friday! | 6PM While supplies last!


Musical Performance

@ Silence (46 Essex Street): Come listen to the music of Body Help and Kyle Brenders. $10 or PWYC. Show starts at 8pm.


Ghost Walk of Guelph

@ Guelph Train Station: 8:45pm depart from Guelph train station. 1 hour walk around downtown exploring Guelph’s haunted past. adults $10, students & children $8.  please reserve @ ghostwalkofguelph@yahoo.ca.


Pay-What-You-Can Drop-In Yoga

@ Living Yoga (105 Wyndham Street North): 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Students of all levels are welcome to join in this drop-in class. Focus is on breathing and moving with awareness through specific warm-ups to open the body in preparation for the yoga poses being taught. Benefits of poses and modifications for different abilities will be offered.

This class reflects the yoga teaching on self-less service. Teachers give of their time and funds raised through the “pay-what-you-can” donations are given to support charitable needs within our community. For more information, please visit our website.

Feel more, think less: May’s Fourth Friday events

Whitestone Gallery Fourth Friday's Guelph

Musical Performance

@Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk Street): A free concert by James Gordon in the context of a new event “Pillow Talk”.


Art Exhibit

@ 10 Carden (10 Carden Street): Artist Carol Tinga will be working on a new painting and will happily share the stories behind her latest works featured in the current exhibition, Feel more, think less which continues to May 29th. Stop by any time between 7-10pm!


Guelph Haunted Walk

Starting @ The Guelph Train Station: Reservations preferred. Small fee, cash only please. Walk leaves at 8:45pm and lasts for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. Don’t be late! $10 for adults & $8 for children and students.


Make Your Mark Studio

Boarding House Arts, (Studio 301, 6 Dublin Street), 6pm to 9pm: Check out Guelph’s newest maker’s space. We celebrating Fourth Fridays with a Stitch-In! Got a textile project in progress and enjoy the company of other makers? Then bring your project along and work on it in our bright, fresh space – anything yarn, thread or fabric related goes. Just want to come say “hi”? That’s fine too. We look forward to welcoming you!


A yes to kNOw Skateboarding

Guelph Civic Museum offers a ride on the wild side on Friday, May 24th from 6:30 to 9 p.m. as part of Fourth Fridays  in downtown Guelph. Drop in to explore the popular exhibit kNOw Skateboarding: 60 Years of Skateboarding and Skateboard Culture. Enjoy demonstrations by Ward Skatepark’s Demo Team on a mobile skateboard park in the museum’s parking lot.  At 7:00 p.m. take in a talk about the evolution of skateboarding by author, publisher, activist and skateboarder Michael Brooke. Get energized old school punk rock style with local band The Nasties.

kNOw Skateboarding ends Sunday, June 2. Guelph Civic Museum’s Fourth Friday hours are 5-9 pm.  Admission is free. Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk St.  For more information, call 519-836-1221 or visit guelph.ca/museum


Wine Tasting

Red Brick Cafe (8 Douglas Street): Get a sheet with descriptions. $10 per person for 4 samples. 1 white & 3 reds from one country or varietal. Each month different wines. No reservations required. Impress your friends with your new wine knowledge! From 5pm – 11pm


Pay-What-You-Can Drop-In Yoga

@ Living Yoga (105 Wyndham Street North) 5:30 – 6:30 pm

Students of all levels are welcome to join in this drop-in class. Focus is on breathing and moving with awareness through specific warm-ups to open the body in preparation for the yoga poses being taught. Benefits of poses and modifications for different abilities will be offered.

This class reflects the yoga teaching on self-less service. Teachers give of their time and funds raised through the “pay-what-you-can” donations are given to support charitable needs within our community. For more information, please visit our website.