New year, new art ex­hi­bi­tions open

Kingston Whig-Standard - - MOVIE LISTINGS - PETER HENDRA [email protected] twit­ter.com/pe­te­hen­dra

This week of­fers more than one oc­ca­sion to cel­e­brate Art.

First, there’s the an­nual birth­day party for “art” at the Union Gallery, tucked in the corner of the Stauf­fer Li­brary at the corner of Union Street and Univer­sity Av­enue, on Wed­nes­day from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. In ad­di­tion to some short per­for­mances, cake, with­out the 1,000,056 can­dles, will be served.

That same evening, over at Mod­ern Fuel Artist-Run Cen­tre, there will be the open­ing re­cep­tion (6-8 p.m.) for two new ex­hi­bi­tions, both of which be­gin to­day (Sat­ur­day). One is Belleville-based artist Eme­bet Belete’s “Twofold,” which fea­tures works on Shemma, a hand-wo­ven cot­ton fab­ric. The Shemma, tra­di­tion­ally worn as a shawl in Ethiopia by both women and men, fea­tures “Amharic, English and French songs translit­er­ated into one an­other.”

The other is “Tahltan” by Peter Morin. The ex­hi­bi­tion “fea­tures key works with Tahltan con­tent cre­ated over the past 20 years of Morin’s artis­tic ca­reer,” reads the web­site’s de­scrip­tion. “In Tahltan, Morin has focused upon his ma­tri­lin­eal in­her­i­tances in homage to the ma­tri­ar­chal struc­tur­ing of the Tahltan Na­tion.” Tahltan is an Atha­paskan-speak­ing First Na­tions peo­ple in the north­west­ern area of Bri­tish Columbia.

Both ex­hi­bi­tions run un­til Feb. 23 in­side the gallery found in­side the Tett Cen­tre.

There will be an­other open­ing re­cep­tion Thurs­day evening, this time at Agnes Ether­ing­ton Art Cen­tre. There are two new ex­hi­bi­tions at the Univer­sity Av­enue Gallery.

“Sound­ings: An Ex­hi­bi­tion in Five Parts” is af­fil­i­ated with the Is­abel’s up­com­ing Ka’tarohkwi Fes­ti­val of Indige­nous Arts. It fea­tures “newly com­mis­sioned scores and sounds for de­col­o­niza­tion by Indige­nous artists who at­tempt to an­swer” the ques­tion of “how can a score be a call and tool for de­col­o­niza­tion?” Con­tribut­ing artists in­clude Raven Cha­con and Cris­to­bal Martínez, Se­bas­tian De Line, Camille Ge­orge­son-Usher, Ch­eryl L’Hiron­delle, Kite, Tanya Lukin Lin­klater, Ogi­maa Mikana, Lisa C. Ravens­ber­gen, Heidi Se­nunge­tuk, Olivia Whetung, Ta­nia Wil­lard, and the afore­men­tioned Peter Morin.

Also open­ing is “Rome, Cap­i­tal of Paint­ing,” which fea­tures work by Eti­enne Al­le­grain, Ste­fano Della Bella, Se­bastien Bour­don, Leonard Bramer among oth­ers.

The pub­lic re­cep­tion runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

The Tett Cen­tre wel­comes Junonom­i­nated chil­dren’s en­ter­tainer Gary Ras­berry to its Malt­ing Tower Sat­ur­day for a spe­cial Kids Creativ­ity Club Con­cert from 10 a.m. to noon.

If you’ve walked along Princess Street lately, you’ll have no­ticed there’s a new brew­ery in town. Aside from its craft beers, the SanTur Brew­ery is a new place to hear live mu­sic. There have been a few live per­for­mances al­ready, but tonight you can catch Kingston’s Clem Ch­ester­field and the La-Z Boy Re­clin­ers start­ing at 9 p.m. On Fri­day, it will be Eric Widzin­ski tak­ing the stage at the venue, lo­cated be­tween Mon­treal and Bagot streets.

Fri­day will also see Mary’s Merry Min­strels play a fundraiser to raise (money for) the roof at Next church. The Col­borne Street venue needs a new one, and the fid­dling group are step­ping up to help. The all-ages show starts at 7, and the sug­gested do­na­tion is $15.

The sec­ond Ice Cold Com­edy Fes­ti­val con­cludes Sat­ur­day night with a fi­nale at BluMar­tini fea­tur­ing head­liner Mike Wil­mot and a host of other per­form­ers. Tick­ets are $20 for the show, which starts at 9:30.

PHOTO COURTESY OF HENRY HENG LU

Belleville-based artist Eme­bet Belete’s ex­hi­bi­tion “Twofold” opens at the Mod­ern Fuel Artist-Run Cen­tre this week.

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