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Walk for the Arts! [16 May 2008|08:21am]
The Mayor's Walk / Walk for a Creative City
Walk for the Arts & A Creative Windsor!
Monday, May 19, 2008

Arts Council Windsor + Region, along with Artcite, the Art Gallery of Windsor, the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and the Windsor Endowment for the Arts, is asking all local artists, arts groups, volunteers, musicians, writers and arts advocates to join us in celebrating Windsor's birthday, together as a community.

Monday May 19th
10 a.m.
Meet at Ambassador Park and walk as a group to the Riverfront Festival Plaza For those wishing to walk with the Arts Council, keep an eye out for our large burgundy banner.

10:45 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Riverfront Festival Plaza
Food, Entertainment, Speeches
Fun for Everyone!

EVERYONE WELCOME

We need your support to show our commitment to the ARTS.
Walk for our Creative City!
Make the ARTS count.

For further information please contact:
Utsy Hadaro
Executive Director
Arts Council Windsor + Region
1942 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor ON
519 252 6855
info@acwr.net
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WALK FOR THE ARTS & A CREATIVE WINDSOR! [14 Apr 2008|01:42pm]
2nd Creative City- Walk with Mayor Francis
WALK FOR THE ARTS & A CREATIVE WINDSOR!
Monday, May 19, 2008

Windsor Endowment for the Arts is looking for all local arts groups, volunteers, artists, children musicians, writers and arts advocates to join us to celebrate Windsor’s birthday, together as a community.

Our efforts will reinforce our commitment to Windsor as a creative and cohesive arts community, while highlighting our diversity and strength; together as a group.

10 a.m.
Meet at Ambassador Park or Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens

10:45 a.m. – 2p.m.
Both groups meet at Riverfront Festival Plaza
Food, Entertainment, Speeches
Fun for Everyone - Meet your friends

EVERYONE WELCOME

We need your support to show our commitment to the ARTS.
Walk for our Creative City!
Make the ARTS count.

Friends of WEA will meet at Ambassador Park

For more information, please call Carolyne Rourke,
President, Windsor Endowment for the Arts (WEA) 519-980-5899
or
Patricia Dolan Lewis, WEA Director
519-966-0695 or cell 519-259-5595


Windsor Endowment for the Arts (WEA) is best known for introducing the first international public art project in Windsor. CarTunes on Parade, the miniaturized cars creatively sculpted by local artists decorated Windsor’s riverfront and urban landscape in 2005. WEA also introduced two major awards: The Michael J. Farrell Award honouring leaders in arts education and the Alistair MacLeod Award for Literary Achievement. WEA is currently researching a major community outreach project that will integrate various artistic communities and honour our heritage.
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March Break Kids' Art Workshop [07 Mar 2008|03:28pm]
Arts Council ~ Windsor & Region
March Break Kids' Art Workshop

~Supervised painting & creativity~
An hour and a half of supervised art and creativity for the kids

When: March 11 & 14, (Tue & Fri),11am–12.30p.m.
Where: Artspeak Gallery, 1942 Wyandotte St East
Cost: $6 per child, per session

This is a great opportunity for the kids ages 6-12 to spend an hour and a half exploring their creative side during March Break, and the mess won't be in your house!!

Parents are welcome to stay. Alternatively, why not pop across the road for coffee at the Gourmet Emporium or Taloola?

All young artists will have the opportunity to hang their completed masterpieces in the Artspeak Gallery. Thereafter they will be hung at the AGW for "My kid could paint that".

For further details & registration please call the ACWR 519-252 6855
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This weekend in the Artspeak Gallery [06 Mar 2008|11:34am]
Designer Docs: A surgeon’s hobby
Cool jewels made by the skilled hand of a surgeon

Designer Docs
Jewellery Trunk Sale

Saturday March 8, 2008
11am to 7pm
Reception from 7pm to 10pm
Refreshments will be served

Sunday March 9, 2008
12pm to 4pm

Partial Proceeds to the Heart of the City Hospital Foundation, Supporting Hotel-Dieu Grace Hospital

Please visit http://www.designerdocs.wordpress.com

Check out a Windsor Star article on Designer Docs at: http://www.canada.com/windsorstar/story.html?id=1e58702d-0545-4150-85a9-ab62fd47d6e1
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The Artspeak Gallery is available for rental. [04 Mar 2008|12:46pm]
Need a space to hang your exhibition?
Looking for a place to hold a poetry reading?
Seeking an intimate setting for a concert?

Look no further than the Artspeak Gallery

Our 570 square foot space is available for weekly or daily rental for exhibitions, readings, concerts and meetings.

Gallery Information:
* Stage (optional) Dimensions: 6-foot dia.
* Number of Folding Chairs: 40
* Podium, Washroom, Security System

Daily Rental Fee: $25/members; $35/non-members
Weekly Rental fee: $120/members; $150/non-members

ACWR takes zero commission on sales at your show.

ACWR staff supervision of the space weekdays between 1pm and 5pm (additional and weekend hours are left to the discretion of the exhibitor).

Many spots still remain open for 2008.
Contact us at 252-6855 or info@acwr.net to make your reservation.

For further info please see:
http://www.mnsi.net/~acwr/gallery.html

EDIT:
The Artspeak Gallery is located at 1942 Wyandotte Street East.
It is owned and run by the Arts Council ~ Windsor & Region and shares the space with the Arts Council.
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[26 Feb 2008|01:45pm]
The city council meeting on the proposed budget is this evening.
It's not to late to still have your say.
Tell the City: DON’T CUT THE ARTS!
One quick call or e-mail can make a difference! Attend the budget meeting at 6:00 P.M. on Tuesday Feb. 26th at City Hall and let them know your care!

Phone: 311
Outside the city: 519-255-2489
Toll free: 1-877-746-4311
Email: 311@city.windsor.on.ca
Fax: (519) 256-3311

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Don't Miss This Show! Artspeak Gallery -- Munazza Naeem [21 Jun 2007|03:27pm]
Recent Work by Munazza Naeem
Paintings, Prints, Posters, Postcards

June 18-30

at Artspeak Gallery, 1942 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor, ON, Canada
www.exhibits.acwr.net


Gallery Hours for this exhibit:
Monday to Friday: 1pm-7pm
Saturday: 11am-4pm
































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Fairytale Arts Event this Weekend, Chair-ity 14:Once Upon a Chair [12 Jun 2007|04:35pm]
The Arts Council ~ Windsor & Region's 14th annual live and silent auction of new, one-of-a-kind, artist-designed chairs, wares, home and garden items. This years theme is fairy-tales and nursery rhymes.

Chair-ity will take place June 16th at The Walkerville Brewery, 525 Argyle Road, Windsor, with auctioneer and funnyman Matthew Romain. The doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets to this fundraiser are $15 each. There will be a cash bar and light hor d'oeuvres by Koolini's. Guests are also more than welcome to attend as their favorite fairy-tale character.

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Artists! We're still accepting submissions for Chair-ity. We'll be accepting items right up until 5pm on Friday June 15th. You don't need to be an Arts Council member to participate. If you're interested take a look at our Call For Submissions.
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Garage Sale in a Gallery [03 May 2007|03:59pm]
This Saturday, May 5th the Arts Council is having a Treasure Sale. It's taking place in the Artspeak Gallery at 1942 Wyandotte St. E., from 8am to 2pm.

Just from what I've sorted/priced so far I can tell you there will be lots of wacky stuff. Several tabletop weaving looms, a nice old dresser, frames, fake flowers, christmas garland and ornaments including some handcrafted ones, original art, random art supplies, books, baskets, needlecraft, jewelry, plates, platters, a computer desk, a fur stole, and much much more.

If you like strange old tech we have an answering machine from the 70's, a floor polisher, some ancient computer software (Mac and PC), a very funky retro vacuum cleaner, a fax machine that might qualify as antique, and other misfits.

{cross posted to several Windsor communities}
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Looking For Art [03 Apr 2007|02:37pm]
The Arts Council is hosting an exhibit for seniors, it's called North of 60. We are looking for art in all forms (painting, weaving sculpture, you name it)created by artists who are 60 and over. Check out the call for submissions (accepting submissions now through April 20th). It's a members only show, but it is open to new members.

Also, Chair-ity 14 (The Arts Council ~ Windsor & Region's 14th annual live and silent auction of new, one-of-a-kind, artist-designed chairs, wares, home and garden items) is fast approaching. The theme for 2007 is Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales. This year it's taking place June 16th at the Walkerville Brewery. The call for submissions for Chair-ity is already available online here. Submissions for Chair-ity are open to everyone (both members and non). Applications to participate in Chair-ity are due by Friday, May 18.

{cross posted to several Windsor communities}
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50 for 50 challenge [02 Apr 2007|01:29pm]
I seriously meant to write about this back in January. 2007 is the Canadian Arts Council's 50th anniversary, and to mark that milestone they are challenging all Canadians to take part in 50 arts events this year. That's slightly less then once a week. Shouldn't be too hard, right? And their definition of an art event is very broad. There are the obvious ones like visit an art gallery, watch a play, see the symphony, the ballet, etc. Then there are the less obvious options like read a poem, sing a song, read a book, watch a Canadian film, listen to a concert on the radio, etc.
You could try looking at a painting online. (Take a look at the "Art of the Day" community on LiveJournal.)

The important thing is to get thinking about the arts in your everyday life, and to perhaps challenge yourself to try some new artform or event. Then if you're feeling truly ambitious you can go to the 50 for 50 challenge website and write about your experiences. Or use the website to get inspired by taking a look at what other Canadians are doing. If you participate (and you let the Canadian Arts Council know about it) you'll get a nifty certificate, and you can even win a t-shirt. (Take a look at their FAQ for more info).
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Deadline extended to April 13 for ACWR Virtual Show [31 Mar 2007|11:07am]


DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR
ACWR Virtual Show at
www.etsy.com



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CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS! [31 Mar 2007|10:59am]
CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS:







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BE MINE [01 Feb 2007|03:45pm]
Arts Council ~ Windsor & Region invites you to join us for BE MINE, a Valentine themed exhibit. ACWR Member-designed greeting cards and gift items will be on display and available for sale. Prices range from $2 to $95, with most items falling in the $10-$25 range. Prices for cards range from $2 to $20. Part of the proceeds from sales will benefit the Arts Council ~ Windsor & Region.

Now through Feb. 16th, Monday to Friday from Noon to 6pm,
at the Artspeak gallery, 1942 Wyandotte St. E.

Featuring works from over twenty local artists, including:
Mary Atkinson, Sarah Atkinson, Danah Beaulieu, Rob Brown, Jean Bull, Amedee Chappus Sikich, Judy Chappus, Kendra Chappus Sikich, Rashmi Dadwal, Olga Dermendji, Laura Gould, Nancy Johns, Neda Laketic-Soc, Kristy LeBlanc, Leyla Munteanu, Helen Normandeau, Wallie Pizzuti, Jude Quick, Angela Roy, Lynda Ruddock-Rousseau, Sofie Stoyshin, Jyllian White, and Holly Wolter

Earrings, necklaces and bracelets, coasters, trays, and boxes, a lamp, CD's by local band Teach Yourself Piano, original paintings and prints, pin cushions, pillows and purses, as well as hand made greeting cards of all types (photography, watercolour, mixed media painting, collage, relief prints, etc) both Valentine themed and non.

Click here if you'd like to see pictures of some of the fabulous items we have available.
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Broadcast of ART MATTERS on TVCogeco [31 Jan 2007|02:42pm]
A while back I promised that once I knew the dates that Art Matters was airing I would post it. That time has finally come.

Broadcast dates of Plugged IN – Art Matters on TVCOGECO
Tuesday Jan 30th at 5pm and 6:30pm and 12am

Thursday Feb 1 at 5pm and 6:30pm


It will also repeat next week on the same days.

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Vote With Your Feet [30 Jan 2007|03:43pm]
For the next three weeks (Jan. 29th to Feb.16th) we'll be testing out our new extended hours of noon to 6pm. If you prefer our new hours let us know. Particularly by stoping by during the "extended" hours, from noon to 1:00, or between 5:00 and 6:00. We'll be keeping a tally of how many folks stop in during those hours, and making a more permanent decision based on the numbers at the end of the three weeks.
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SAVE THE CAPITOL THEATRE [26 Jan 2007|09:11am]
The Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre's Annual General Meeting was held this past Tuesday at 6pm. The Capitol is currently experiencing severe financial difficulties, with a projected $280,000+ deficit by its June 30, 2007 year-end, and are appearing before Windsor City Council on Monday, January 29 to ask for financial assistance from the City of Windsor to save the organization and longtime cultural asset from sure bankruptcy.

A resolution regarding the future of the Capitol was adopted by the Capitol Board at its December 21, 2006, meeting, formally communicated to the City, and finally passed by the members at Tuesday's AGM. The resolution regarding the future of the Capitol states: "That approval be given to the transfer of the operating entity known as the Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre (Windsor) along with the current assets of the Capitol to the City of Windsor for the purpose of preserving this community cultural asset."

It is now our turn: We each have until the end of business today, Friday, January 26 to register to appear as delegates on Monday, January 29, at which time we can encourage City Council to accept the transfer of the Capitol.

Why should you support this? To quote Arts Council - Windsor & Region President Mark Lefebvre, "The Capitol is a living museum where artists (like Leslie McCurdy) animate the stage on a regular basis, where a space like Artcite Inc. is continually recognized as one of the top artist-run centres in the country for showcasing creative and innovative programming AND where working performers can collaborate and produce professional work while raising their children in an affordable, safe and unique community. Tom Lynd (Manager of the Capitol) has done an excellent job in a short amount of time to turn the Capitol back toward its original mandate. I have never seen the theatre so full of current and future projects involving local arts groups. Comments that they have been sitting on their duffs doing nothing are unfounded - they have just secured a Trillium grant and are seeking further government and corporate funding. One thing that is constantly being pointed out by the senior levels, however, is that the municipality must show its support. I can't think of any other theatre in Canada like the Capitol that isn't receiving annual operating funding."

It would be wonderful to be able to tell the presenters from the Ontario Arts Council, who are visiting Windsor on Thursday, February 1, that our City clearly recognizes the importance of supporting living culture, demonstrated by a positive vote to save the Capitol on Monday, January 29.

The Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre is a unique and irreplaceable cultural asset in the City of Windsor and one we should be outraged to part with. Please do your part: register to appear on Monday by calling the City Clerk's Office at 519-255-6222.

Arts Council - Windsor & Region
www.acwr.net
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Be Mine and, in June, Chair-ity [23 Jan 2007|05:43am]
We will be accepting items for the Be Mine greeting card and gift show (original one-of-a-kind pieces made by ACWR member artists -- anyone can join!) until Friday, January 26 at 5pm. pssst...we will probably also take items on Monday, January 29, between noon and 6pm. Jan. 29 is the date the show begins, and our trial gallery hours from Jan. 29 through Feb. 16 are noon to 6pm. Call for submissions for BE MINE can be found at beminecall.acwr.net

As well, please keep an eye out for more "Chair-ity 14" information, which will be posted at chairity.acwr.net "Chair-ity 14" is the Arts Council - Windsor & Region's annual live and silent auction of new, one-of-a-kind, artist-designed chairs, wares, home and garden items.
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Chair-ity 14 Auction coming June 16 to the Walkerville Brewery [23 Jan 2007|05:41am]
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Arts Notes [16 Jan 2007|01:40pm]
The Arts Notes bulletin is up to date as of today. But don't wait for me to tell you about it to go and take a look at what's happening in Windsor & surrounding areas. The Arts Notes page is constantly being updated, with new events, exhibits, classes and calls for submissions.
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