ArtsNotes And Music Listing For 7 December 2017

(WINDSOR, ON) – Check out this week’s ACWR ArtsNotes, your weekly guide to the arts in Windsor and Essex County. Read more about the arts in the area by checking out the Arts Council Windsor and Region website.

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THE GIFT OF POETRY READING & WORKSHOP @ Budimir Library

Wednesday,December 6 @ 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Join poets Vanessa Shields and Dorothy Mahoney for magical poetry reading and workshop! Discover poetry that’s wonderful as a gift – and then write a poem as a gift to give this holiday season! Bring something to write with and on! Prepare to be inspired and write poetry! …MORE

PSC PAINT NIGHT @ University of Windsor, Peer Support Centre

Thursday, December 7 @ 6pm – 8pm

The Peer Support Centre will be hosting a FREE Paint Night event! Come on out on Thursday to the Commons of the CAW Student Centre and receive a canvas, some paint, and brushes to use to make a masterpiece! Emily (of Art By Emmy) will be leading the group through the journey of making a beautiful winter themed scene! …MORE

ANNIE OF GREEN GABLES, GET YOUR GUN!!! @ KordaZone Theatre

Thursday, December 7 @ 7pm – 9pm

This is a fresh take on the classic tale of Canada’s favourite red-headed orphan girl making her way in Green Gables. Good friends, bad tantrums, red braids and more. Expect silliness for the kids, naughty jokes for the grown-ups, bad drag, great music, and audience participation …MORE

MOUTH PIECE STORYTELLING – THE CHILDHOOD EDITION @ Villains Beastro  Friday, December 8 @ 7pm – 10pm

Join guest storyteller Janice Smith and guest musician Allison Brown for our final storytelling competition of 2017. Prizes for Master Mouth Piece! Think about your childhood – did you have a unique experience? Sift through your past – and come and share a story! …MORE

NORA FRANKO: AWAKENING WOODLAND WINTER – SOLO FINE ART SHOW @ SHO Art, Spirit & Performance

December 8 – December 10 @ 7pm – 11pm

Nora Franko, is proud to present her solo collection of Original Oil and Acrylic on Canvas paintings. Nora is a local artist whose paintings are both textured and vibrant, often including themes of landscapes and abstract representation …MORE

WINDSOR DANCE EXPERIENCE PRESENTS ‘ONCE UPON A CHRISTMAS’ @ Capitol Theatre

December 8 – December 10 @ 2:30pm

A family brings their favourite stories to life through the magic of dance. Holiday Classics include – A Charlie Brown Christmas, Jack Frost, The Little Match Girl, Rudolph the Rednose Reindeer, The

Nutcracker, and much …MORE

SB HOLIDAY STUDIO OPEN HOUSE @ SB Contemporary

Saturday, December 9 @ 10am – 3pm

Please join us for the SB Holiday Studio Open House! Artists Sasha Opeiko, Stephanie Nagle, Katrina Hesman, Ost Petahtegoose, and Sarah Beveridge will open up the SB studios to the public to showcase recent works and share their creative process …MORE

THE WINDSOR MUSIC GEAR EXCHANGE @ the Windsor Beer Exchange

Saturday, December 9 @ 12pm – 8pm

Saturday Afternoon we will host a Music Gear Exchange Event. We will invite musicians and instrument owners out looking to sell or trade any gear they would like to bring by to unload. Or any one who is looking to pick something up for themself or a family member/friend before the Holidays  …MORE

READING BY THE BORDER – WINDSOR EDITION @ Biblioasis

Sunday, December 10 @ 4pm – 7pm

The wonderful folks at Biblioasis are hosting a reading for six writers: Ian Thibodeau, Spencer Gordon, Kate Hargreaves, Canisia Lubrin, Donato Mancini, and Ted Nolan …MORE

THE WINDSOR POETRY SLAM FEAT., ANTHONY D’ALESSANDRO @ Phog Lounge

Tuesday, December 10 @ 8pm

This month, our feature is a local poet named Anthony D’Alessandro. He is the 2017 Grand Slam Champion and was Windsor’s 2017 CIPS representative. He uses lyricism and phonetic pattern making to express his thoughts …MORE

YWAR ACTIVIST ART WORKSHOPS @ Assumption Church, McEwan Campus

Monday, December 4 @ 10am

Activist art workshops cover issues occurring in the media including mass consumerism, body image, gender inequality, and violence. Arts included in these workshops include photography, creative writing, drama, visual arts, mixed media, music, and graphic design …MORE

UPCOMING CALLS, AUDITIONS & JOBS

WINDSOR ART MARKET – Call to Artists: Windsor Art Market – receiving inquiries on an on-going basis

ACWR – Call for Facilitators: Art.WORK Workshop Series 2017 – 2018 | On-going

LAC (Leamington, ON) – Call for Submissions: Anything’s Possible, 2017 Amateur Photo Contest | Deadline: Dec., 23 @ 4pm

LAC (Leamington, ON) – Call for Submissions: * ZIP CODE | Deadline: Jan., 6 @ 5pm

COMMON GROUND – Call to Artists: Social Justice Theme | Deadline: Dec., 31

ART & SOCIAL STRATA – Call for Proposals | Deadline: Dec., 21 TORONTO OUTDOOR ART – Call for Submission | Deadline: March 6th, 2018

BRIGHT LIGHTS WINDSOR – Call for Volunteers (18+)

ARTSPACE – Call for Submissions | Deadline: Dec., 9

NAISA (South River, ON) – Artist Residency Space Available

LAC – Call for Submissions: Keep Calm & Colour On: group exhibition | Deadline: Dec., 23 @ 5pm

KORDA – Call for Audition: Not Another High School Murder | Deadline: Dec., 10

CURRENT AND ONGOING @ THE GALLERIES

ART GALLERY OF WINDSOR – Isabelle Hayeur: Corps etranger/Foreign Body; William Stidworthy: A Historical Downtown; Downtown/s – Urban Renewals Today for Tomorrow, the 2017 Windsor-Essex Triennial of Contempoary Art; ‘Blazes Along the Trail’: Exploring David Milne’s Imaginative Vision | Exhibitions run from Oct., 21 – Jan., 28, 2018

WINDSOR SANDWICH SHOP – Lake Art Studios Gallery Exhibit | Andrea Mercier & Arlene Murphy. Exhibition runs January 16 to December 31

GIBSON GALLERY – Holiday Gift Shoppe | Runs Nov., 23 – Dec., 10 @ 11am – 5pm

LAC – A Signature Christmas: Indoor Artist Market | Opening Reception: Friday, Dec., 1 @ 4pm – 7pm

ARTCITE – Doin’ the Louvre Show & Sale | Runs from Dec., 2 – Dec., 24 @ 12pm – 6pm

ACWR – Mistletoe & Snow Holiday Members Show | Opening Reception: Dec., 6 @ 7pm – 9pm. Runs Nov., 29 – Dec., 16

WINDBLOWN & WEATHERED STUDIO – Christkindl Market | Runs from Dec., 6 – Dec., 24

SHO – Nora Franko: Awakening Woodland Winter – Solo Fine Art Show | Dec., 8 @ 7pm – Dec., 10 @ 11am

SB CONTEMPORARY – ‘Tis the Season | Runs Nov., 22 – Dec., 16

MUSIC LISTINGS

Mattie Leon // Sasha Jordan Appler @ Phog Lounge | Dec., 7 @ 10pm – 1am

Pass the Mic @ the Windsor Beer Exchange | Dec., 8 @ 8pm – 2am

Bigsexy @ the Lion’s Head | Dec., 8 @ 10pm

Crissi Cochrane @ Rino’s Kitchen | Dec., 8 @ 7pm – 10pm

James Blonde/Paul the Tailor/Talking Violet @ the Windsor Beer Exchange | Dec., 8 @ 9pm – 2am

Feedbacks, Pindles, Rapscallions. My Neighbour My Neighbour @ Phog Lounge | Dec., 8 @ 8pm – 2am

The S’Aints Acoustic @ the Star News Cafe | Dec., 8 @ 12pm

The Holy Gasp w/ Garbageface @ Phog Lounge | Dec., 9 @ 9:30pm

Disco Assault, Reckless Upstarts, Scars of our Youth @ Windsor Beer Exchange | Dec., 9 @ 9pm – 2am

Heavy Hearts/Certainty/Gold Finch wsg., King of Scorn @ Windsor Beer Exchange | Dec., 13 @ 8pm

Single Mothers w/ the Rowley Estate & Little Junior @ Windsor Beer Exchange | Dec., 14 @ 9pm

Harbour w/ The Nefidovs & Water/Heart @ Windsor Beer Exchange | Dec., 16 @ 9pm – 2am

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About the Author

Kaitlyn Briden

Kaitlyn Briden is pursing an advanced diploma at St Clair College. She is a proud Windsorite who is passionate about community involvement and making Windsor a place anyone can call home. She is the Programs Assistant for the Arts Council Windsor and Region. Email Kaitlyn Briden

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