Mahtay Café and Lounge
241 St. Paul St., St. Catharines
Friday 25 April 2014
Beth Moore & Jeremy Panda
Indie Dance Party hosted by USS drummer Mat Murphy
Sunday 27 April 2014
Rod Standish & Miss Ashlee Standish
Rusty Water comedy Latte Laughs with David Green
120 St. Paul St., St. Catharines
Saturday 26 April 2014 @ 11pm
Rise Above Monthly Dance Party
Detritus Collective Gallery
24 James St, upstairs St Catharines
Friday 25 April, 9am – 5pm
Saturday 26 April, 11am – 8pm
Sunday 27 April, 1pm – 5pm
Ashley St Pierre
T Lee Kindy
Latvian Canadian, Fonthill born artist that remained dedicated to outreach with high-risk youth from Calgary to St. Catharines, locally employed at David S. Horne (open custody/ detention coed 12-18 years of age). Previously to opening Detritus Collective gallery and requiring downtown studio space, Mathew provided positive theory and previously unknown solution’s to the City of St. Catharines’ ‘Mayor’s Graffiti Committee’ for 2 years before expanding horizons a long way from home, however, close enough to be so. This is a return for Mathew, to his home Niagara Ontario Canada.
Canadian, international graffiti/street artist, has made a stop in the Detritus Collective Gallery, installing a loose, heaty piece of Graffuturism! 3 walls, 2 corners, this mural is poetic, unique and without a dictionary definition presenting the sub-genre, immediately suggests something that really is unexplainable & CRAMed.
T Lee Kindy
Lee is a local photographer and artist doing photography for over 30 years, but only doing digital photography for the last 3. Lee loves all styles of photography, but his passion lies in the field of conceptual photography, where he can pull something from his imagination and bring it to life. Lee gets his images from film and his imagination and likes to push the boundaries. Never one to turn down a photograph challenge, he has been working on combining different photographic and digital medium.
Born in Hungary, Baxo has always shown signs of creativity and ingenuity. He has never followed any crowds, and always strives to be unique. His art on aluminum reflects that. As you move and observe the art from various vantage points you will see it change before your very eyes. A style so unique that it deserves its own name: Aluminism.
James is a tattoo and fine artist who also has a background in screen printing. A founding member of the independent Welland artist group The Black Lantern Experience (BLX), he is Also an organizer for the Welland Zombie Walk, on the subcommittee for public arts for the Welland Arts & Culture Advisory Committee, the Community Art Gallery Advisory Committee, and still finds time to paint in acrylics, watercolors, and draw in one and ink and pencil. His personal mission is to promote “local art on local walls” in Welland.
Ashley St Pierre
Ashley St Pierre is an emerging artist and musician, originally from the small town of Beamsville, Ontario. She now resides in St Catharines, Ontario, with her husband, and joined the NAC in 2013. In addition to studying at OCAD and The Academy of Realist Art in Toronto, St Pierre will graduate this June from the Art and Art History program at the University of Toronto and Sheridan College. Prior to pursuing her most recent degree, St Pierre began a career in jazz voice and composition by completing the 3-year Applied Music program at Mohawk College in Hamilton. She then went on to spend four years working as a performing jazz vocalist, composer, arranger and private vocal teacher primarily located in Toronto and the GTA. She produced her debut album, Star Spinning, in 2007, for which she won the award, Best Jazz Album, at the Ontario Independent Music Awards in 2008. St Pierre’s musical sensibilities seem to transfer over to her visual art as she continually pays attention to rhythm, repetition and breath. She had her first solo art exhibition in 2002, entitled Shakina. Since then, St Pierre has participated in several group exhibitions within Niagara and the GTA.In recent years, St Pierre has been focusing on a theme she calls The Space Between, which may be thought of as a complex study of the breath or space between visual notes. This theme stems from philosophical interests that have been developing with strength throughout her completion of a minor in philosophy at the University of Toronto, as well as the ideas of Michel Foucault surrounding shifting perceptions of space and time, and what these perceptions mean for our current fractured and layered experiences. Through painting, sculpture, and installation, The Space Between explores questions in metaphysics, epistemology and philosophy of perception, and centers on the experience of sensing the existence of something which is concrete and objective, but which can only be understood via glimpses that singularly do not reveal its totality.