ArtsNotes: Jazzy Jam And The Fresh Music

By Jordan Worsell-Collins

(WINDSOR, ON) – Check out this week’s ACWR ArtsNotes, your weekly guide to arts in Windsor and Essex County.

Read more about the arts in our area by checking out the Arts Council Windsor and Region online.

Submitting to ArtsNotes? Would you like your arts-related event, exhibition, performance, concert to appear in ArtsNotes or the Community Calendar? Submit your event through the Community Calendar by Monday at 5:00 pm.

BEHIND THE SCENES OF MESS FEST | VANGUARD: ACWR’S YOUTH ARTS COLLECTIVE    

Exhibition runs: July 28 to July 31

Press Conference: Wednesday, July 29 @ 2pm

Vanguard: ACWR’s Youth Arts Collective is taking over ArtSpeak Gallery in Walkerville to prepare for Mess Fest, Windsor’s first week-long …MORE

VANGUARD PRESENTS MESS FEST: A COMMUNITY ARTS WEEK @ Throughout Windsor

Festival runs: August 2 to August 9

Mess Fest: A Community Arts Week is a weeklong celebration of Windsor’s arts and cultural scene hosted by Vanguard: ACWR’s Youth Arts Collective. The festival will feature daily events, activities, and workshops that highlight and encourage the arts in Windsor-Essex …MORE

SUMMER ARTS FEST @ Artcite Inc.

July 17 to August 1

Artcite Inc., Windsor’s Artist-run Centre for the Contemporary Arts, is proud to host our 8th annual “Summer Arts Fest”. In partnership with the DWBIA, downtown merchants and venue sponsors, we will be placing art in a wide range of storefront, in-store and available-for-rent retail spaces …MORE

GO WITH THE FLOW @ Gibson Gallery

Classes run: Thursdays beginning July 16

Just bring your freedom loving, adventurous curiosity and a willingness to “FLOW” from one art form to the next in a relaxed & playful environment. Come be inspired and surprised by your own essence …MORE

SURVEY | CULTURAL HUB IN FRENCH-CANADIAN MINORITY COMMUNITIES @ Windsor, ON

Please consider taking this survey!

Citizens, artists and other arts sector workers, researchers from Laurentian University invite you to complete a survey on the vibrancy of arts and culture in your community …MORE

MEDIA CITY FILM FESTIVAL @ The Capitol Theatre

Tuesday, July 28 to Saturday, August 1

This year’s celebration will showcase more than 60 filmmakers from around the world including historical films by legendary American pioneers Ken Jacobs, Barbara Hammer, Andy Warhol, and new films by artists …MORE

ITALIAN PIANIST MARCO PALAZZI & GUESTS IN CONCERT

Tuesday, July 28 @ Scarab Club, Detroit & Friday, July 31 @ University of Windsor School of Music Building

Marco Palazzi was born in Ajax but his family moved back to Italy when he was 2. This summer marks his first time returning to Canada …MORE

AUGUST EXHIBITS @ Mudpuppy Gallery

July 29 to August 30

Opening reception: Sunday, August 2 @ 2pm to 4pm

This month at the Mudpuppy Gallery we welcome you to take in our Annual Members Exhibit. This exhibit features a variety of work from more than 25 local artists …MORE

PLACES AND FACES: BOBBI WAGNER/TRUDY DEMPSEY @ Gibson Gallery

Exhibition runs: August 3 to August 30

Two prize winning local representational artists share their visions. Plein air artist Bobbi Wagner utilizes vibrant Impressionistic colours, oil paint and pallet knife to create beautiful landscape paintings …MORE

JAZZY JAM NIGHTS @ University of Windsor, School of Music Building

Tuesday, August 4 @ 7pm to 9pm

All are welcome! Play, sing, or listen. Spread the word.

When? 7 pm-9 pm. First Tuesday of Every Month, free of charge! …MORE

EMMAS RINGER LIVE @ Phog Lounge

Tuesday, August 4 @ 10pm

Heavily inspired by their many musical influences, Emmas Ringer are on a mission – to take over where 90’s alt. rock left off, and re-claim the ears of today’s music lovers, both young and old …MORE

LIVE MODEL SESSION @ Sho Art, Spirit & Performance

Wednesday, August 5 @ 7pm to 10pm

Our Life Drawing series features experiences models of all body types, expertly lit in an atmosphere ideally suited for creativity and socializing with other artists …MORE

CURRENT AND ONGOING @ THE GALLERIES

ARTCITE INC. – Chopper / Sputnik Returns | Brandon Vickard. Exhibition runs June 12 to August 1 …details

ART GALLERY OF WINDSOR – Heroes & Villains: The Comic Book Art of Alex Ross and Between the Panels: The Comics Art of David Collier, David Finch, Jeff Lemire, and Kagan McLeod. Exhibitions run: May 30 to September 20 …details

ARTSPEAK GALLERY – Behind the Scenes of Mess Fest | Vanguard: ACWR’s Youth Arts Collective. Exhibition runs: July 28 to July 31 …details

GIBSON GALLERY – Places and Faces | Bobby Wagner/Trudy Dempsey. Exhibition runs August 3 to August 30 …details

LEAMINGTON ARTS CENTRE – DKNBLUES | Douglas Bedard and Bits of Pieces | Valerie Pearson. Exhibitions run: July 28 to August 29. Receptions: Saturday, August 8 @ 12pm to 3pm …details

MUDPUPPY GALLERY – Mudpuppy Gallery Member’s Exhibition and Photography by Monica Bunde. Exhibitions run: July 29 to August 30. Receptions: Sunday, August 9 @ 2pm to 4pm  …details

CALLS, AUDITIONS & JOBS

ARTILICIOUS – Call for Artists/Vendors: Artilicious 2015 | Submission deadline: Friday, August 28 …details

ARTS COUNCIL WINDSOR & REGION – Call for Volunteers: Summer 2015 Festivals …details

ENCORE PRODUCTIONS – Casting Call: The French Connection Tour …details

FOGOLAR FLEA MARKET – Call for Vendors …details

MESS FEST: COMMUNITY ARTS WEEK – Call for Submissions: Mess Fest Film Screening. Deadline: Friday, July 31 …details

MIRROR WORLD PUBLISHING – Call for Submissions: Local Artists and Authors Festival | Event date: September 22, 2015 …details

SOUTH WINDSOR SCHOOL OF MUSIC – Job Call: Music Teacher. Application deadline: Friday, July 31 …details

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About the Author

Jordan Worsell-Collins
Jordan is passionate about arts and culture as well as community outreach. She is the assistant outreach co-ordinator for the Arts Council Windsor and Region and is currently serving as president of Vanguard: Youth Arts Collective. Email Jordan Worsell-Collins
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