Does that sculpture above look familiar? Do you feel like you’ve seen some others like it? If so, then that bell is ringing for the right reason. This particular sculpture stands right outside of city hall. Here’s your chance to find out who created it and what his inspiration was for sculpting it.
Here’s what to expect from this month’s Fourth Friday’s event series, held on June 27th.
To kick off the spring, here are some of the events for this month’s Fourth Friday’s event series!
Spring has come and there are many things up and coming (flowers included). Check out the cool stuff happening in downtown Guelph on Friday!
Hello all! Are you ready for this Friday?
View from the Hill and Beyond
This show celebrates the connection that five local artists — Scott Abbott, Laura Coutts, Leslie Miles, Janet Ollers and Kathleen Schmalz — have with their city.
Students of all levels are welcome to join Living Yoga & Health from 5:30-6:30 pm. The focus is on breathing and moving with awareness through specific warm-ups to open the body in preparation for the yoga poses being taught. The 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. These classes are taught by various teachers.
Living Yoga & Health is located at 105 Wyndham St North.
Silence presents: David Woodhead, Bob Cohen and Doug Wilde.
Three versatile and open-minded instrumentalists join for an evening of fascinating music at the live music space Silence (46 Essex St.):
Doug Wilde is a master composer and keyboard player, trained at Eastman, York, Humber and the Royal Conservatory and has extensive experience in everything from live television to CD production. His CD Secret Places draws on his early years in Northern Ontario – a very evocative instrumental work. He is also musical director for the band Manteca, a nine-piece ensemble consisting of some of Toronto’s finest players.
Bob Cohen has a huge list of credits as guitarist on albums by Tim Hardin, Jesse Winchester, Diane Tell, Felix Lclerc, and many others on the Montreal session scene, as well as doing much television and radio work. A few years ago he made the move to Toronto and is quickly acquiring a place on the scene here and is a regular here at Musideum.
David Woodhead has explored much musical territory on his own and with other notable travellers. His creative instrumental work has appeared on over 200 albums in the contemporary folk field, and he has worked with countless artists including Perth County Conspiracy and it”s many branches, Garnet and Stan Rogers, Scott Merritt, Don Ross, Oliver Schroer, Loreena McKennitt, Gil Scott-Heron and Valdy. David has been gigging with his own Confabulation band as well as Malagasy guitarist Donne Roberts, and has recently toured with singer-songwriter James Keelaghan through the US, UK and Australia.
Doors open at 8:00, music starts at 8:30 [$10/PWYC]
Happy 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.
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.
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.
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
These exhibits will be held at the Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street): 5 to 9 pm
@ Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk St): “Why Not Dream?” new paintings by Tom Dietrich (www.tomdietrich.ca). His work explores the dreamscape-landscape with paintings that alternate between harmonious bubbles of coloured light to impassioned impasto frolics. The show runs until November 29.
@ Crafts 4 U (14 Edinburgh Rd S): 5-8pm: Come in to our store and enjoy a whimsical wire art lesson! You will learn how to make a wire bookmark, bubble wand or Christmas ornament. (Contact info: 519-822-5191)
@ Wyndham Art Supplies – Guelph School of Art (125 Wyndham St. N): 6-9pm: Printmaking Demos! See the workings of a baby letterpress with Pam Lobb and how to make lithographic prints with Lydia Nieuwenkamp.
@ Musagetes in Boarding House Arts (6 Dublin Street South): 7 pm: Musagetes and Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener and Area (CAFKA) are pleased to announce that Postcommodity will be speaking as part of the Big Ideas in Art & Culture Lecture Series. Postcommodity is an interdisciplinary arts collective comprised of Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez,Kade L. Twist, and Nathan Young. Please join us for a bite of cheese and olives starting at 6:30 PM. The lecture is accessible by wheelchair and admission is free.
@ 10 Carden (10 Carden Street): 7-10pm: Come see the wonderful works of Clive Lewis. A beautiful collection of detailed prints.
@ Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street): 5-9 pm: Holiday Season Opener & Special performance by Guelph Youth Dance Company and the Concorde String Ensemble. Performances will be taking place at 7:00, 7:45 and 8:00 pm. Opening of special holiday exhibition “Deck the Halls – A Victorian Christmas”. Free admission.
@ Red Brick Cafe (8 Douglas Street): 8 pm: Tear Away Tusa will be playing at our 8 Douglas street location at 8pm. Free show!
@ Living Yoga & Health (105 Wyndham Street N): 5:30-6:30 pm: Students of all levels are welcome to join in this drop-in yoga 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, 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.
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