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

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!

 

 

 

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.

Knitting cosies and dancers impersonating sheep: September’s events

Market Square downtown Guelph Fourth Friday's

photo credit: Lynn Broughton

It’s hard to believe that September is here! Students are back in school, the leaves are starting to change and there is so much worth coming out for on this Fourth Friday! It is also Culture Days… meaning even more amazing activities and events!


Guelph Collegiate’s Drama in the Community Class presents 7 short plays.

Please note: Times listed are approximate start times.

10:45 am at the Splash Pad by City Hall

  • SPAISEPOA 17

  • Splash Pad Island

  • Where’s the Bus?

10:55 am at Old City Hall- John Galt Statue

  • The Debate

11:05 am at the Tables across the street from St. George’s Square

  • Star Wars

11:10 am at St. George’s Square Fountain

  • Something Fishy

  • Honesty Bench


Art Exhibit

Wyndham Art Supplies-upstairs classroom (3rd floor- worth the climb!) & Wyndham Art Supplies (125 Wyndham Street North, Guelph) – in store: Mixed Media Cityscapes: 5-9pm

Photos of city skylines from around the world and paintings of landscapes by Cezanne will inspire you to create your own work of art. Using oil pastel, watercolour and acrylic on paper we will create beautiful cityscapes. Suitable for all ages and skill levels.

No previous art experience is necessary. This is a “drop-in” activity, no need for pre-registration and it’s FREE!


Public Art Walk

Starting @ 10 Carden front door @ 7:00pm
by the Guelph Arts Council with Susan Ratcliffe


Poetry Slam

Performance Poetry hits the streets of Guelph. The 2012 Guelph Poetry Slam Team marathons from 5pm to midnight. Join us while we tour the downtown core and Throw Down!, speak your truth, catch the poet vibe, be blown away and enjoy our art.

A loose pathway of ensuing awesomeness:
5pm: Guelph St. George”s Square
6pm: 10 Carden
7pm: Wyndham Arts Supply
8pm: Library (Norfolk St.)
9pm: Redbrick Cafe (Douglas St.)
10pm: The Bookshelf
11pm: Central station (where the buses roll in)


Art Workshop

@ 10 Carden (10 Carden St): 7pm – 9pm. Guelph”s first Felt-in!
Artist Jennifer Osborn of All Sorts Acre will be demonstrating the ancient technique of wet felting. Come and try your hand at felting and make your own felted rock using wool from local sheep. Take your rock home or leave it to add to the 10 Carden Rock Pile; a permaculture art piece that combines, nature, art, and agriculture. All ages and abilities.

Opening Reception

Guelph Civic Museum (52 Norfolk Street [entrance off Cork Street]): Celebrating Culture Days!

Museum open 5- 9pm, free admission.

Special activities this evening will feature:

7 pm – Opening reception for the photo exhibit: guelPHonography, featuring the finalists of  the Guelph mobile photography contest. Visit guelphonography.ca  for more information.


Art Exhibition

Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk Street, Guelph): 14 great artists showing work. We plan to have a coffee maker and cookies for visiting participants. 7pm – 10pm *FF*


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


@ 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*


Jessica Speziale Fourth Friday's GuelphMusical Performance

The Casual Gourmet (52 Carden St): Come out and hear the sultry, rich and fresh powerhouse voice of Jessica Speziale.


Photomob

@ Downtown: Come join the photomob as they take downtown Guelph by storm! Bring your camera, your energy and your friends/family and become part of Fourth Fridays! Check out what other photomobsters have been capturing here!


@ Lolita’s Cafe (51 MacDonnell Street): 7-9pm Introspection with Alison Cardow.

@ St. George’s Square: Join the City of Guelph as we transform an ordinary public space into an extraordinary work of public art! Participants are invited to create and install knitted or crocheted “cosies” for the Square’s trees, light posts, and street furniture. Non-knitters can learn from one of our experienced teachers or can help install ready-made pieces donated by volunteers. 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM


Art Exhibit

@ Kloepfer Gallery (18 Paisley Street): Susan Lapp Art Studio from 5 – 10 pm.The studio will also be open on Saturday 10 -5 pm. The new series of pond paintings “I can Breathe Here” are on display.


Les moutons Fourth Friday's Guelph@ Market Square: Les moutons; performances at 4pm and 7pm
With a stroke of genius and an innovative twist on contemporary dance, CORPUS offers a surrealistic and hilarious view of sheep behaviour. Reality meets fantasy as the dancers (3 ewes, a young ram and their shepherd) impersonate sheep shearing, feeding, milking and much more. Interactive, engaging and truly unique, Les moutons recreates a bucolic country scene in Guelph’s newest public urban space… with surprising results.


Reflexology Fourth Friday's GuelphReflexology

@ 115 Norfolk St. (Entrance on Yarmouth Street across from the Other Brother’s): Shannon HolmesReflexologist and Relaxologist. Ever wondered what reflexology is like? Don”t have time or can”t afford a full treatment? Stop by between 7-10pm and receive a 10 minute stress relief and immune booster reflexology treatment. Pay what you can.


@ DANCETHEATRE DAVID EARLE (42 Quebec Street, 3rd floor): OPEN REHEARSAL
Are you curious about what dancers do? How dance is created? What professional training looks like? Come out for a sneak peek of the action! DtDE company and apprentice students will be rehearsing repertoire and new material for upcoming performances. Join us for a behind-the-scenes experience of dance. If you missed us at Nuit Blanche, here is your chance! 8:00pm to 9:30pm

Paper and Lace and Knit bombing: June’s events

The Fourth Friday in June is a great time to get out and enjoy the evening in the downtown core. There are some things getting started earlier in the day and others moving further into the evening, but guaranteed, there will be something for everyone!

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Guelph Civic Museum exhibition Fourth Friday's Exhibit Opening

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

Ontario Veterinary College: 150 Years and Counting

OVC is proud to celebrate its 150th anniversary with a special exhibit at the Guelph Civic Museum. As the oldest veterinary school in Canada and the United States and a world leader in veterinary health care and research, the history of the college is explored through images and artifacts from the OVC’s collection.

Museum open 5-9 pm

Opening of exhibit 7 pm

Opening remarks 7:15 pm


Live Theatre

@ Downtown: On the streets of downtown will be acts of live theatre! Students from the University of Guelph 2012 Ensemble Class will be around to greet you with flyers and entertain you with snippets from our theatre festival. The festival itself is happening March 29-31 and its admission is pay what you can!

Come out, be entertained, and learn more about Guelph EXPOsure, a festival of theatre!

We hope to see you THIS Friday, or/and at our theatre festival happening NEXT WEEK. Search Guelph EXPOsure on Facebook for more details!


Art Exhibition

@ 10 Carden (10 Carden St): 

Stop by to see the oil pastel on paper exhibition by Sarah Sienna. 7pm – 10pm *FF*

Bring your vision of a resilient Guelph community of the future, in balance with human needs and Earth cycles, to 10 Carden. Help us paint the Resilience festival banner for Transition Guelph”s week of celebration and events! No experience needed — just your imagination. *FF* 7pm – 9pm


Art Exhibit

Whitestone Gallery (80 Norfolk Street, Guelph): 14 great artists showing work. We plan to have a coffee maker and cookies for visiting participants. 7pm – 10pm *FF*


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 Exhibit

@ 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*

Third Floor: Maria Pezzano Studio7pm – 10pm: art and textiles, paintings, hand crafted designer cushions, textiles and custom duvet covers. 519-820-4970 *FF*

Music and Art

The Casual Gourmet (52 Carden St):

Come in and hear the sweet sounds of Amber Carr as she plays acoustic guitar.

Stop on by to see the found art masterpieces of Eric Montgomery tucked in and around all of the exciting kitchen supplies!


Art Exhibit

@ The Quebec Street Mall: Monika Hauck will be exhibiting her interactive sculptural installation “Take What You Can” in the Quebec Street Mall.

“Take What You Can” is an installation of objects and things that belonged to Hauck’s Grandmother, collected over the course of her life. In 2011, Hauck’s grandmother moved back to Poland, leaving behind numerous items. These items were abandoned by  Hauck’s grandmother, but still held strong sentiments for other family members. However knowing that Hauck’s grandmother had moved on without them, their value changed. With these objects on display the viewer can gain new meaning about these objects. Not knowing their origin or roots, the participant can piece together a narrative of someone”s life. In this exhibition, participants are invited to rummage and leaf through a stranger”s objects, objects that may have defined their life or served some crucial purpose. This exhibition is openly evasive and indulgent in curiosities not usually acceptable, it is a treasure hunt through someone”s life and objects. Hauck’s grandmother took what she could to Poland, and now, the participants in this interactive installation are invited to take with them anything that might be of significance  to them. Seriously, take everything you can.


Body Art

@ Wyndham Art Supplies (125 Wyndham Street North, Guelph: in store): There will be some funky airbrushing happening! Come on out and get your very own temporary airbrush body art!


Art Exhibit

@ Diana Downtown (141 Wyndham Street North, Guelph): Come see the multiple pieces by Terry Gollettz: lovely imaginative and interpretive paintings. They will be on display until late May.