Ben Turcotte is giving a free performance at the Civic Museum from 5 to 9 pm on July 24th as part of the Civic Museum’s Fourth Friday series.
Children are creative, that goes without saying. They draw pictures for mom and dad who place their drawings on the kitchen door and we dress up with our siblings and friends. But somewhere along the line, most of us stop playing make believe. Some of us do make it into adulthood retaining our imagination and we call these people artists. Join us as we celebrate local artists and the fruits of their imagination.
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
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!
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
Come out and celebrate 10 Carden’s 5th Birthday!
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.
@ 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.
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”.
@ 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.
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.
@ 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.
@ 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.