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AUTUMNAL NOVEMBER 2018
EXCITING CULTURAL NEWS AND RESOURCES FOR
THE CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS!
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IN THIS ISSUE

HAPPENINGS
The Final Days of World War 1 - Nov 1
Art Lecture Series, Exploring Colour with David Aurandt  - Nov 1
Brian Kon Metis Dot Painting Exhibit - Nov 1 - 30
Letter Writing Circle - Nov 14 & 28
Firehall Theatre "Jitters" - Oct 26 - Nov 10
3rd Annual Back Alley Bash - Nov 16

CALL FOR ART / AWARDS / AUDITIONS
Artist-in-Residence -  Dec 15
Niagara Falls Concert Band - Ongoing
Niagara Men's Chorus - Ongoing

NEW
A Peek in the Studio - Andre Gascon 

ONGOING
4680Q Niagara Online Radio - Ongoing Programming
What's New on The Q - Ongoing events
Tuesday & Wednesday Movies @ the Library - Ongoing
Tuesday Night Art - Ongoing
Farmers Market - All Year

MUSEUMS/HISTORY
Historic Niagara Falls
Museum - Become a Member
History Museum - Ongoing events
Road to Freedom and the Civil War - Oct 4 - Dec 30
Lundy's Lane Historical Society - Monthly Meetings

ARTIST RESOURCES
Free Large Artwork Scanning - Ongoing
OAC Grants - Ongoing
Canadian Business Ontario - Ongoing

ASSOCIATIONS 
Niagara Men's Chorus 
Niagara Memorial Militaires Alumni Drum Corps
Niagara Falls Concert Band

ART ON DISPLAY
History Museum- Road to Freedom and the Civil War - Oct 4 - Dec 30
Niagara Falls Art Gallery - Andre Gascon & Jana Jaros - Oct 2 - Jan 27
Vine Glass
Rosberg Gallery, Niagara Falls Library - Brian Kon Metis Dot Painting  Nov. 1- 30
The Hub 

WRITTEN ARTS
Niagara Falls Poetry - Ongoing

WRAP UP
PlayPlayPlay!!!NiagaraFalls Pianos
HAPPENINGS
The Lundy's Lane Historical Society logo
The Final Days of World War 1
A Program by Society member Lt. Col. Bernie Nering, a past CO of the Lincoln & Welland Regiment.
7pm Thursday November 1st, 2018
Niagara Falls Public Library 4848 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls
ART LECTURE SERIES
Exploring Colour with David Aurandt 
Come out and join us for this exciting lecture series
featuring arts professionals.
$5/Person/Lecture
Thursday NOV 1st, 2018, 6:30—8:30 pm
Niagara Falls Art Gallery
8058 Oakwood Drive, Niagara Falls, L2E 6S5
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Brian Kon Métis Dot Painting Exhibit

The Métis are known as the “flower beadwork people” for their
elaborately decorated clothing and possessions.
Brian is a rising visual artist from the Métis Community. His style of art is called Dot Art, which is a modern version of traditional beadwork created by Métis people. Each “bead” is applied as a single dot of paint to create the images in his art. Many of the designs in Brian’s paintings can be traced to beadwork found on historic clothing and possessions of Métis people.
In addition to painting, Brian enjoys photography and sketching. He also makes traditional Métis clothing using materials and techniques once used by Métis fur traders in the 1700 and 1800’s. Samples of his works can be seen when Brian attends both traditional and non-traditional indigenous ceremonies.
Proud of his indigenous heritage, Brian has also been involved with the Landscape of Nations (Canada’s largest monument to indigenous people, in recognition of their role in the War of 1812), and he was the Métis Ambassador on the advisory committee for Canada’s 150 celebration during the Celebration of Nations.
 
Exhibit runs November 1st - November 30th
Victoria Avenue Library
Opening reception: Rosberg Gallery
Friday, November 2nd 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Métis Dot Painting Workshop for Children: 9-14 years
Saturday, November 17th 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Métis Dot Painting Workshop & Lecture: 15+ years
Saturday, November 17th 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
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LETTER WRITING CIRCLE
Before texting, before email, there were ... letters!  Rediscover the lost art of letter writing and reach out to someone whether they're across the street or on the other side of the worlds.  We supply paper and envelopes - you bring the news to share!
Niagara Falls Public Library
Wednesdays, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
November 14th & 28th
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FIREHALL THEATRE PRESENTS JITTERS
Directed by Tracy Thorpe
October 26-November 10, 2018
David French's Jitters is a warm-hearted, lively and truly hilarious examination of backstage shenanigans by one of Canada's leading playwrights. The audience is treated to a backstage peek at the trials and tribulations of a provincial theatre company as it approaches opening night of its latest production, 'The Care and Treatment of Roses'.  
Whatever can go wrong does, but the show must go on!  
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3rd Annual Back Alley Bash charity Event. Featuring Live Music by Katey & the Goons, Poor Decisions, The Waxbills, The Mandevilles. $20 tickets available at the door and Back Alley Barbershop. All proceeds go to Ronald Mconald House. 3846 Portage Rd. Fri, Nov. 26 7pm-2am. Door Prizes! Cash Bar Only!
3rd ANNUAL BACK ALLEY BASH 
All proceeds go to Ronald Mconald House. 3846 Portage Rd.
Fri, Nov. 26 7pm -2am.
Door Prizes! Cash Bar Only!
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CALL FOR ART / AWARDS / AUDITIONS
CALL TO ARTISTS - RESIDENCY APPLICATION
Kingsbrae International Residence for the Arts (KIRA) will award up to fifteen artists with one month residencies in St. Andrews, New Brunswick Canada. Artists will be provided with an individual studio space, comfortable housing, up to two prepared meals each day and a stipend. Artists will live on a historic property in a beautiful seaside town and work in studios located on the property. The residence is within walking distance of the down town, however artists should bring all materials needed for their creative process when they arrive, as supplies and provisions are limited in town. As part of the residency, artists will be asked to engage with the community weekly during Open Studio Days. During this time the artist will be expected to share their weekly progress and present to the visiting public a final Artist Experience the last week of residency.
Deadline Dec 15, 2018
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NIAGARA FALLS CONCERT BAND
CALLING ALL MUSICIANS! WE NEED YOU!!
If you play drums, percussion, bass guitar, clarinet, flute, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, baritone, euphonium, tuba, french horn, trombone or trumpet!
The Niagara Falls Concert Band is a volunteer community band that performs a large repertoire of music from many different styles. We perform at civic events for the City of Niagara Falls as well as festivals, local are band shells and seniors homes.
We rehearse Monday Nights from 7:30-9:30pm. 
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EMAIL Frank Martens or call 905-664-1542
NIAGARA MEN'S CHORUS
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The Niagara Men’s Chorus is always looking to recruit new members and guests are always welcome at our Monday evening rehearsals at Stamford Presbyterian Church, 3121 St. Paul Street, Niagara Falls.
NMC's New director starting our 2017-18 season is Victoria Rondinelli.
No formal auditions are necessary but evaluation of the part your voice falls in ie. Bass, Baritone, Second Tenor or First Tenor is required.
Rehearsals are always fun and interesting as we learn new music or polish older pieces for performance.  CONTACT
ONGOING
A PEEK IN THE STUDIO
Niagara Falls Artists' Studios - A few pictures and questions about artists' work,
space and what drives them to create.
Andre Gascon
[Currently on display at the Niagara Falls Art Gallery]
IMAGES
NEW

4680Q ~ ON AIR ~ TALK SHOWS ~ EVENTS ~ PODCASTS

4680 Q is an innovative broadcast platform to celebrate arts, heritage and culture interactive using live interviews, podcasts, streaming to build capacity within every medium of
Niagara’s growing talent.

4680Q.ca is physically located at 4680 Queen Street in the heart of Niagara Falls and offers a frequency to celebrate, promote and mentor our diverse culmination of artists including but not limited to historians, singers, songwriters, authors, painters, sculptors, musicians and bands, script writers, dance, public speakers, comedians, food, health, simulcast components with museum and library and opinion leaders.

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NIAGARA FALLS FARMERS MARKET 
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5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls, ON
The Niagara Falls Farmers' Market has been part of the Niagara community for over 50 years! 
Saturdays 7am -1pm
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MEETUPS
What do you love? Do more of it with Meetup.
Meetups are neighbors getting together to learn something, do something, share something.
KNITTING. BOARD GAMES. HIKING...
Find others who share your interests in Niagara Falls. SEARCH HERE
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WHAT'S NEW ON THE "Q"
Welcoming the new restaurant, TESLA Like Cultural Currents November 2018 on Facebook
There is so much to see and do on Queen Street in Niagara Falls! With unique merchandise at affordable prices, and sumptuous food not found anywhere else in the region, Queen Street is now fast becoming the hub and a must-stop destination at Niagara Falls. As always, we appreciate your support and interest as we continue working together to make Queen Street Niagara Falls your distinct destination for a local experience! 
LISTINGS
TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY MOVIES
AT THE LIBRARIES
The Victoria and Chippawa libraries are pleased to offer feature-length movies for everyone to enjoy. Popular movies are shown on Tuesday evenings in the LaMarsh Room at the Victoria Avenue Library, and in the Meeting Room at the Chippawa Library on Wednesday evenings.
Screenings begin at 6:00 p.m. at Victoria on Tuesdays, and 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays at Chippawa.
No registration, it's absolutely FREE, bring your own popcorn and a comfy cushion if you like!
SCHEDULES  HERE                                    FREE 
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MUSEUMS/HISTORY
HISTORIC NIAGARA FALLS
A Photographic Journey Through The Years
Discover historical Niagara Falls with photographs from our Local History Collection.   
Take a virtual tour of the city through the years from your home, or get out there and walk the streets in person with this mobile friendly website. We will be continuing to add photos and locations, so check back often. 
The Library gratefully acknowledges the work of City Historian Sherman Zavitz. Many of the descriptions of these photos were adapted from his Niagara Falls Review column, "Niagara - Then and Now". 
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NIAGARA FALLS HISTORY MUSEUM

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BECOME A MEMBER
The Niagara Falls Museums membership is inexpensive and an affordable way to find out about our community. Your membership gets you free admission to the Museum and current edition of our publication “Circa”, which is filled with great articles on local history. 
  • Individual Membership - $15
  • Family Membership - $25
For more information on other benefits, call the museum at 905-358-5082
5810 Ferry Street, Niagara Falls
INFO
 
NIAGARA FALLS HISTORY MUSEUM EVENTS CALENDAR
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COMMUNITY YOGA SERIES
Join Shine On Yoga for a FREE community yoga class. Relaxing hatha yoga class, geared toward reducing stress and anxiety, improving sleep quality and maintaining or re-gaining your health. No yoga experience necessary.  Wear comfortable clothing, bring a water bottle and a yoga mat if you have one. Recommended for ages 16 and up.  20 Participants max, please come early to ensure a spot!
November 1, 15, 29, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:01 AM

TOUCH TOUR: MUSEUM COLLECTION BEHIND-THE-SCENES

Join Assistant Curator, Sara Byers as she takes you behind the scenes at the Niagara Falls History Museum. Explore the artefact storage room and get hands on with the museum collection. Understand what the museums collect and why. Learn stories behind some rarely seen artefacts and share your own insights. Free tour. 
Tour starts at 6:00 & 7:00 sharp. Not suitable for young children. Tours will be first come first served on the day of the event and will be a maximum of 10 people.
November 1, 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

MOVIES CAPTURE PHOTOGRAPHERS: FALL FILM SERIES

THE YEAR OF LIVING DANGEROUSLY (Peter Weir, Australia, 1982) 115 mins.  Rated PG Drama/Romance: An Australian reporter navigates the political turmoil of Indonesia. With Mel Gibson, Sigourney Weaver, Linda Hunt. Awards: Oscar, Best Supporting Actress.
November 8, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
FINDING VIVIAN MAIER (John Maloof, US, 2013) 83 mins.  Rated PG Documentary: A nanny moonlights as a street photographer in Chicago, never showing her photographs to anyone. Awards: Oscar nomination, Best Documentary Feature.
November 22, 2018 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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ROAD TO FREEDOM AND THE CIVIL WAR
While everyone featured in this exhibition has now gone, Ainslie’s powerful images memorialize the heroic people who passed through these places and tell important stories of the events that happened there. 
Using his own self-designed and self-built cameras his imagery straddles the fine line between purely documentary and fine art, as they capture not only the sites themselves, but also fragments of their aura and a sense of the people whose energies occupied them.
n this exhibition, documentary pinhole photographer Tod Ainslie records sites associated with the Underground Railroad and the Civil War.  Ainslie’s distant family relationship through marriage to the famous abolitionist John Brown drew him to create the thirty-five black and white photographs featured in this exhibition.
INFO
October 4 to December 30, 2018

Niagara Falls History Museum, 5810 Ferry Street

LUNDY'S LANE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Founded in 1887, the Lundy's Lane Historical Society aims to stimulate interest in the history of Niagara Falls, the Battle of Lundy's Lane, and the Niagara area. Like Cultural Currents November 2018 on Facebook
INFO
ARTIST RESOURCES
LARGE ARTWORK SCANNING
Artists can have their large artwork scanned at the Victoria Avenue Library.The artists will get a high resolution digital image of their artwork. The scanned image will also appear in the Historic Niagara Digital Collections Art Database.
 
MORE                               FREE                         Like Cultural Currents November 2018 on Facebook
ALL OAC GRANTS HERE IN AN EASY TO NAVIGATE LINK!!
Grant Program Deadlines and Important Dates
Review dates HERE
Ongoing  Exhibition Assistance
If you are an artist or are starting an arts-related business in Ontario, you may be looking for information on programs and services that can help you achieve your goals. Whether you are a dancer or visual artist, a publisher or game developer, there are resources that may be useful to you. 

An arts business may be defined in many ways, including:

  • Illustration, painting and drawing
  • Printmaking and imaging
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
  • Dance
  • Theatre and film
  • Games design
A WEALTH OF GREAT INFO HERE
ASSOCIATIONS
NIAGARA MEMORIAL MILITAIRES ALUMNI DRUM  
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 479, 5603 Spring Street, Niagara Falls, L2G 1P7
NIAGARA MEN'S CHORUS 
3121 St Paul Ave, Niagara Falls, L2J 2L8
NIAGARA FALLS CONCERT BAND 
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 479,, 5603 Spring Street, Niagara Falls, L2G 1P7
ART ON DISPLAY
NIAGARA FALLS HISTORY MUSEUM 5810 Ferry Street, L2G1S9 - Road to Freedom and the Civil War - Oct 4 - Dec 30
NIAGARA FALLS ART GALLERY 8058 Oakwood Drive, Niagara Falls, L2E 6S5 - Andre Gascon and Jana Jaros Oct 2 - Jan 27
STUDIO VINE GLASS 5535 Slater Avenue, Niagara Falls, L2G 3S7
NIAGARA FALLS LIBRARY Rosberg Gallery 4848 Victoria Avenue, Niagara Falls, L2E 4C5 - Brian Kon Métis Dot Painting Exhibit - Nov 1-30 - Opening Reception Nov 2
THE HUB 4333 Queen St. Niagara Falls
 
WRITTEN ARTS
NIAGARA FALLS POETRY PROJECT
"Poetry can and should be an important part of our daily lives. Poems can inspire and make us think about what it means to be a member of the human race. By just spending a few minutes reading a poem each day, new worlds can be revealed."
A continuously rotating gallery of poetry of and about Niagara Falls & the Niagara River :
the waterfalls, the city, the history, the stunters, and everything else Niagara.

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WRAP UP
PlayPlayPlay!!!NiagaraFalls Street Pianos  

The Niagara Falls street piano project was a roaring success this year with thousands upon thousands of people engaging with the images, videos and pianos from Niagara Falls and beyond!
A few beloved pianos remain; at the MacBain Centre, The Victoria Ave public Library and Howard Johnsons by the Falls on Victoria Ave.
Many thanks to all the artists and everyone involved in the project and to those who enjoyed the pianos!

PIANO IMAGES

The contest was won by a sister team of videographer and singer/pianist/songwriter- "inspired by the pianos placed throughout the city of Niagara Falls"- Christine and Vanessa Reganti.
Watch the full video HERE.
There are a number of free event listings available for you to
promote your upcoming events.
Also check out what else is happening... Click on the site links below.
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