Category Archives: Art

Frog in Hand Announces the Reimagination of Acclaimed 2019 Audience Favourite, Stories in the Woods

Frog in Hand, the blossoming Mississauga-based dance-theatre company, paves the way for post-pandemic live performance with the remount of their eerie, poetic, site-specific contemporary movement piece, Stories in the Woods.

Co-founder and Artistic Director Colleen Snell leads by example in a challenging time for artists. From integrating digital performances into their summer season, to creatively utilizing health and safety guidelines to create unique and unforgettable performance experiences, Frog in Hand has continued to provide not only it’s community with thought-provoking and relevant work, but local emerging artists with performance and employment opportunities.

“Our mission has always been to uncover, create and share new stories through dance in collaboration with passionate, emerging artists and through the collaborative efforts of our artists, Stories in the Woods elevates the possibilities for what socially-distanced art can give to the world”.

Artistic Director Colleen Snell

Stories in the Woods is the company’s second live performance of the season, and leads audiences in small groups through the spooky grounds of the Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga as they embark on a 60 minute journey inspired by science fiction and climate change (“cli-fi”).

With 9 chances to experience the wonder on August 5-7, 13 & 14, audiences can watch 2021 Frog in Hand Summer Company members as well as international guest artists as they are immersed in a cinematic world of sound and light, brought to life by Co-Founder Noelle Hamlyn’s breathtaking visual designs.

Tickets for Frog in Hand’s upcoming production of Stories in the Woods can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/stories-in-the-woods-an-immersive-performance-by-frog-in hand-tickets-163706240773. For more information on the production, please visit: https://www.froginhand.com/stories-in-the-woods

**To ensure we meet restrictions and comply with social distancing, NO TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT DOOR. PRE-ORDERS ONLINE ONLY.**

About Frog in Hand

Frog in Hand began with a cast of frogs performing circus tricks under the artistic direction of sisters Noelle Hamlyn and Colleen Snell, who were one and five years old at the time. From this whimsical debut springs our firm belief that art begins in humble places – including the mud and grass of our own backyards. Although we are now a diverse collective of dancers, choreographers, musicians, actors, spoken word poets, designers and visual artists, we are still inspired by where we find ourselves.

We are storytellers. We are inspired by local tales, people, and communities that now extend beyond our back yard to include professional training at The Banff Centre, LADMMI, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, London Contemporary Dance School (UK), Shiseikan Budojo (Tokyo) and Barefoot College (Tanzania). With dance at the forefront, we blend disciplines, treasuring the interaction between space, place and the possibilities of narrative. We seek to blur boundaries that separate art forms, artists, audiences and communities; we collaborate with others who have similar aspirations.
Frog in Hand Company members have trained with Gaga Movement (Israel), Jacob’s Pillow, Third Rail (NYC), Peggy Baker Dance Projects, and ProArteDanza. We are all committed to listening to stories and working in a community context. Since our first professional performance in 2012 we have produced 45+ original creations and 3 festivals sharing stories with audiences in parks, schools, gazebos, staircases, fountains, abandoned factories, elevators, galleries, street corners and theatres.

CreativeHub 1352 presents InSitu 2021: The Lost Museum!

CreativeHub 1352 presents the InSitu Multi Arts Festival’s launch of “The Lost Museum,” a year-long celebration of art and culture.

Are the rumours true? Has The Lost Museum actually landed at the Small Arms Inspection Building? Join us online for a special launch event on the evening of March 26 to find out! We will share highlights and exciting news from the site, with special guest appearances throughout the evening.

Prior to the Launch, Stonehooker Brewery will be hosting a virtual Beer Tasting and “Tap Room” Chats.

Registration will include access to the Stonehooker Brewery Tastings, “Tap Room” Chats, and Launch Event.

Tickets are free, however please see ticket options to purchase a CreativeHub 1352 membership or make a donation to support future community-based programming.

Event Schedule

Pre-Launch Tastings and “Tap Room” Chats featuring Stonehooker Brewery
Friday March 26th @ 6:00pm – 7:30pm (EST)

Stonehooker Brewery in partnership with CreativeHub 1352 presents an evening of great food, special craft beer and the Launch of The Lost Museum.

Stonehooker Brewing Company and Chef Callaghan and Cheese Master Gurth Pretty present “The Patron’s Platter”, a charcuterie sampling that Brewmaster Adam Cherry will pair with 4 special small batch beer selections from our local Mississauga craft brewery. Join us along the winding path of beer as Stonehooker guides you along your approach to the Lost Museum Launch with a specially chosen assortment of beer, charcuterie, and cheese, featuring live commentary from the curators, Adam, Gurth and Chef Cal. Featured will be some delicious surprises including one of Saputo’s most interesting cheeses, plus Chef Cal’s favourite meats, candied, hot and sweet. Enjoy these with a tasty assortment of Cal’s accoutrements and our own house made Broad Reach Spiked Pineapple Hot Sauce, for a bit of heat.

Included are 4 delicious craft beer for your journey, with more available when you order your package here: Stonehooker.com/product/in-situ-beer-and-charcuterie-kit

Please place your order by March 22.

Must be 19+ years of age to order the Patron’s Platter Beer and Charcuterie Kit.

Launch Event – The Lost Museum
Friday March 26th @ 7:30pm – 8:00pm (EST)

Join us in the CreativeHub 1352 YouTube studio for a real-time showcase of what’s happening at the Small Arms Inspection Building and to find out the truth behind The Lost Museum – What is it? Where did it come from? Is it real?

With special guest appearances, we will work to uncover the truth behind mysterious happenings at the site. By the end of the night, our questions will be answered and we will find out if a portal truly opened at the Small Arms Inspection Building, allowing The Lost Museum to appear. Who knows what might get discovered, lost, forgotten, or remembered?

The Lost Museum Digital Site
In Situ 2021: The Lost Museum is an engaging, interactive virtual platform celebrating art, performance through the themes of “Lost,” introducing viewers to unknown works inhabiting the Small Arms Inspection Building (SAIB). The Lost Museum is filled with stories, short films, interactive gaming, digital features, original artwork, curated collections, and special performances by Mississauga’s creative communities.

The Lost Museum features 50+ artists, performers, cultural producers, builders, filmmakers, and designers from Mississauga and GTA’s creative communities, along with the contributions of 250+ local students.

Stay tuned for workshops, artist talks, and events in the coming weeks and throughout 2021. Learn more on our event website: www.creativehub1352.ca/insitumultiartsfestival

Just the Four of Us

Opening reception August 19, 7-9

PORT CREDIT, ON – During the month of August, Imagemaker Gallery is presenting the work of four very different artists, Margaret Byerley, June Hoffland, Barbara Clarke and Terry Gardner.

Their techniques range from acrylic abstract interpretations with wild washes of colour and texture, to softer watercolour images to landscape paintings.

“I find the medium of watercolours to be challenging, but perfect for expressions of subtle colour and intimate detail,” quotes Hoffland.

Gardner says, “My abstracts often result in moody landscape works, which lead the viewer to discern shapes and forms within them. There is something of the real world recognizable in my paintings.”

This eclectic group of artists believes that painting directs one to observe their surroundings carefully and to see the environment with a completely new set of eyes. Byerley says, “Sometimes I’m completely awed by how the pursuit of art has changed my perception of the world.”