The View from the Hill and Karma Yoga: February’s Fourth Friday’s

Photo by Randy SutherlandThe days are getting longer, the weather might even be getting warmers. Come out and enjoy the dynamic opportunities that are happening for Fourth Fridays this month!

Museum Exhibits

The University of Guelph: 50 Years of Building a Better Planet
To mark the University’s 50th anniversary, students have curated this exhibition highlighting some of the outstanding contributions U of G has made to improving lives in our community and around the world.

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. 

At the Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street): 5 to 9 pm

Yoga Drop-in Class 

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.


Music Performances

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]

Lethal Weapon, dreams, and printmaking: Novembers events

10 Carden Fourth Friday's Guelph event

Photo Credit: Randy Sutherland

@ Guelph Arts Council (147 Wyndham Street North, 4th Floor): Join us for Richard Donner’s 1998 film, Lethal Weapon 4. 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!

@ 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 Guelph@ 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 pmMusagetes 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.

A Victorian Christmas painting


@ 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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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.

 

Hillside, yoga, and A Night at the Museum: July’s events

Hillside 2013 Fourth Friday's Guelph

Come one, come all! If you are not at Guelph’s own Hillside Festival this Friday July 26th, take to the streets! We have a lineup of events for all ages and interests. Best of all – if you want to do everything, you can. This month’s events may overlap, but they are arranged so that you can attend all, no picking and choosing.

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Noon Hour Concert Series

Switch up your usual lunch break and appreciate the great live music at St. George’s Square from noon until 1pm. Featured this week: Adrien Jones & Kim Regimbal. Performances by different artists every Friday.
Note: wheelchair accessible

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Art Exhibition

Whitestone Gallery: Doors open- John Fleming’s show “You Are Here”: oil paintings with a geographical theme. Also the work of the other 14 members of the Whitestone Collective.

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Drop-in Session of Yoga

Wind down at 105 Wyndham from 5:30-6:30.

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Music and kite flying – a fun combination for July’s Fourth Friday at the Guelph Civic Museum

If the winds are right, Fourth Fridays event at the Guelph Civic Museum, get ready for stunt kite ballet with quad and dual line kites, kite displays and kids kite making activities with the Royal City Fun Flyers. Combine the whimsical tunes on the ukulele with the Guelph musician Olivia Borkosky performing at 6:30-8pm and you are in for a fun evening!

The Royal City Fun Flyers are a group of people that like to make and fly kites and are looking forward to sharing their passion with museum visitors. To them, “go fly a kite” is a good thing.

This event coincides with the exhibition of The Avro Arrow: A Dream Denied, a travelling exhibit from the West Parry Sound Museum tracing the remarkable story of the rise and fall of two of Canada’s greatest technological achievements: The Avro Arrow and Iroquois engine. This exhibit continues at Guelph Civic Museum until July 28th.

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street, Guelph. For Fourth Fridays, Museum hours are extended from 5:00 to 9:00 and admission is free.

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Art ExhibitionEd Montgomery Memory Boxes Fourth Friday's Guelph

Ed Montgomery Memory Boxes Fourth Friday's Guelphfeatured artist is Eric Montgomery and his display, “Memory Boxes”. A big hit! You have not seen art quite like this, guaranteed. Open 7-10pm

Ed Montgomery Memory Boxes Fourth Friday's Guelph

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Pre movie fun!

10 Carden Guelph logo10 Carden will have cookie decorating & face painting with Jenifer, from “Cleo and her painting pals”. Stop by between 7 and 9 for a few laughs and a snack. _____________________________________________________________________________

Friday Nites Salsa Fix

Join instructor Nico from the Flying Dance Company at 16 Wyndham. Dance lesson: 8-10pm, but you can keep getting your salsa fix until 1am. $10 per person, per hour.

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Ghost Walk

8:45 departure from Guelph train station. 1 hour walk around downtown exploring Guelph’s haunted past! Adults $10, students & children $8. Please reserve at ghostwalkofguelph@yahoo.ca.

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Movie Screening

Night at the Museum will be screened in Market Square! 9-11pm. Bring some comfy blankets and all your friends!

 

 

 

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.

The Next Level Dance Party, a wine tasting, and horse paintings

Fourth Fridays is a downtown Guelph community event to bring together people, the arts and culture in new and interesting ways. Stop by between 7pm and 10pm to check out the various events!


Next Level Dance PartyThe Next Level Dance Party!

@ Van Gogh’s / Salsateria (10 Wyndham Street North, Guelph; First Floor) From 8:30pm onwards.

$10 cover for this fundraiser event to help 10 Carden meet their accessibility goals! Help them make the space accessible to all! 646-574

Come dance or listen to the music of Dj Muse/ Dj JP HOV / Nicky Dread and friends


Demo/Lecture

@Wyndham Art Supplies (125 Wyndham Street North, Guelph): will be open late tonight until 9pm.

They will also be hosting a Demo/Lecture from 6-9pm on the 3rd Floor in the Guelph School of Art Studio called Support Your Art- all about the surfaces that you create your art on. Regardless of your medium, your choice of support material and how you prepare it can have a big impact on how a piece develops and lasts.

Pre-registration is required to attend the demo and the cost is $10 + HST. It will choc’ full of useful information, demonstrations and tactile samples and examples. Demo/lecture will be presented by Wyndham Art Supplies owner, Chris Ahlers. There are still a few spots left so call or swing by early to sign up.


Art Exhibition

@ 10 Carden (10 Carden Street, Guelph): JANE FINORO will be showing some of her work including works in oil, acrylic and mixed media.


Art Exhibition

@ Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk Street, Guelph): Featuring the art of Clive Lewis, printmaker, as well as showcasing the work of the other 14 members of Whitestone Gallery Collective. You can meet the artist from 7-9pm.


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.


Fashion Show

@ Innovation Guelph (111 Farquhar Street, Guelph): Grey Rock Clothing Co. is having a spring fashion show with the latest in men’s and women’s fashion. Not only are all their outfits fantastic, they’re also sweatshop-free. Before and after the show you’ll have the chance to purchase heavily discounted end of season products along with new pieces for spring. Buy your ticket in advance here.

7:30- Doors open
8:00- Fashion show starts
8:30-9:30- Shop till you drop while supporting great causes.

Entry is $5 at the door. All profits go to Habitat for Humanity Guelph. *FF* *A*


Art Installations

Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street [entrance off Cork Street]): Art colours

Two unique art installations will take centre stage at the Guelph Civic Museum from 5:00 to 9:00 pm.

Ed Video will project videos made for the 60 Seconds of Beauty project, a collection of community-produced videos reflecting on the definition of beauty.  Created by people with varying skill levels in video production, these non-narrative shorts provide a wide scope of the many types of beauty captured in the lenses of the beholders: love, nature, music, and even floating garbage.

At the same time, Art Con Ex, an exhibition of works created by participants of Art Con GUELPH, will be on display.  Art Con GUELPH is a convention for young makers and doers, primarily 21 years old and younger, which includes workshops, a live model sketching event, tag walls and open media worksites.  The work created during the conference will be exhibited at the Museum from March 19 to 22, and will be celebrated at an open house during Fourth Fridays.

For Fourth Fridays, Museum hours are extended from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. and admission is free.


Wine Tasting

Red Brick Cafe (8 Douglas Street, Guelph): 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! @5pm – 11pm


Art Exhibition

@ The Trafalgar Building (123 Woolwich Street):

Second Floor (same hallway as Hillside Festival): Tiffany Celeste: Come in, see some art. And, bring along a photo/s for me, to see. I love to find out about other people and what is important, in their lives. That is a source of inspiration, for me. *FF*


Art Exhibition

Race Horse PaintingThe Casual Gourmet (52 Carden St): The kitchen appliances, accents and tools are like art in and of themselves. But you should stop by to see the works of Grayden Laing tucked in amongst them.

Eat, Sing, and be Merry: November’s events

Downtown Guelph Fourth Friday's

photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/randysutherland/6310378423/in/pool-fourthfridaysguelph

The weather’s been getting colder, but don’t let that stop you from coming out and experiencing all we’ve got going on this month at Fourth Fridays!

Check back regularly for new events being posted!

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