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.


@ 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 @ [email protected].

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.