|April 7 to April 17, 2014||
Let's Get VCR
From April 7th to April 17th, Struts & Faucet will transform their space into an electronics recycling depot! All are welcome to drop off their broken or out-phased electronics and reconfigure them; making art with the materials and tools they find in the gallery.
|April 17, 2014||
4 EVENTS AT 7 LORNE STREET:
1. LET'S GET VCR CLOSING RECEPTION: 7:00PM
2. Eyelevel Reshelving Initiative 6 RECEPTION: 7:00PM
3. Super 8 Hotel Film Festival Screening: 7:30pm
4. Kyle Whitehead Super 8 Film Screening: 7:30pm
We hope you can join us for all 4 events. Show up at 7 to take it all in!
|Past Events January to April 2014|
|January 18, 2014||
$5 / 7pm / All Ages.
Part of Stereophonic: an annual music festival organized by the staff and volunteers of CHMA 106.9 FM, a 50-watt campus-community radio station serving Mount Allison University and the Greater Tantramar Region. To see the full schedule and for more information click here
|January 6 to February 1, 2014||
CHMA Radio artist-in-residence
Zachary Gough (Portland)
RADIO SCHOOL: Community generated unique programming for engagement / connection / education amongst people like you and me . . .
|January 27 - 30, 2014||
"Be the News"
A special Sackville-centric news and issues talk show will air on CHMA 106.9 FM at 5 pm on Wednesday, January 29th. Lead by Artist in Residence Zach Gough, a team of engaged Sackville citizens will present interviews and discussions about topics that matter to them. The show will also be aired in front of a live studio audience at 19 Bridge st. So come on down and Be the News. Zach's residency is made possible by CHMA and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media art Centre.
|February 4, 2014||
SUPER 8 HOTEL FILM FESTIVAL WORKSHOP 7 PM
This introductory workshop is for those who are new to Super 8 filmmaking, or who would like a refresher. You must attend the workshop in order to sign out the Braun Nizo 801 Super 8 camera (unless you are already trained on this beautiful camera with fancy features). We STRONGLY recommend using our camera as older cameras have been known to produce unreliable results.
For more information on the SUPER 8 HOTEL FILM FESTIVAL, click here.
|February 14, 2014||
The Sweetest Little Thing
Begun in 1999, The Sweetest Little Thing is the most important annual fundraising event for the Owens Art Gallery and Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre. Presented in partnership on Valentine's Day, The Sweetest Little Thing combines a contemporary art auction with a cake walk and dance. The event has become a seasonal highlight for the community, featuring artists, friends, and supporters from across the country and beyond. The funds raised go directly to the ongiong programming of the galleries.
View the works included in the auction online here
|February 7 to March 11, 2014||
Open Studio Artist In Residence:
While here at Struts & Faucet Brandon will be working on a short animated film. Over the course of his stay he will be working within the digital environment (mainly after effects) to flesh out a character driven film that has slowly been evolving since 2011, through drawing and experimentation . Brandon has been exploring animation in it's many forms since 2004, creating works that range from character driven narratives to non-narrative abstract experimental films and the hazy world in between.
In his own words...
Not sure how to explain the film. Basically, it is a dream like, esoteric, paranormal, soul crushing, sci-fi, animation, featuring a cat named mies van der rohe and a girl named Alexis Nihon (names will likely change).
|March 1, 2014||
$7 / 9pm / All Ages.
|March 7, 2014||
Screening and Closing Reception: 7pm
Brandon Blommaert - Open Studio Artist In Residence
Join us for a screening of some of Brandon's previous animations and get a glimpse of what he's been working on while in residence at Struts & Faucet. The screening will begin at 7pm SHARP and will be followed by a reception. Stick around to say farewell to Brandon as this marks the end of his Open Studio residency.
|March 18 to April 18, 2014||
Open Studio artist in residence
During his residency at Struts & Faucet, Kyle Whitehead will be collaborating with local artists and filmmakers, inviting them to drop in and “swap” Super 8 films with him. Utilizing these Kaccema cartridges in the photographic stage of the filmmaking process, films will be exposed, reloaded and then given to collaborators who will be charged with re-exposing the film material with no prior knowledge of the content of the preceding exposure.
|March 22, 2014||
Double Exposures - A Super 8 Production Workshop: 1:00pm
This workshop will introduce participants to Super 8 production tools, with a focus on the particular idiosyncrasies of creating double exposures in-camera. Super 8 is compact, self-contained, it offers an ease of use and most importantly it is frame accurate - which is to say each frame of film has only one corresponding sprocket used by the film claw when transporting the film from one frame to the next – meaning it is impossible for films to suffer from improper frame registration when making multiple exposures. Choosing to shoot on Super 8 renders a seemingly complicated process simple, relatively speaking. Technically speaking the process of creating a simultaneously existing document of real and representational space would be difficult, if not impossible to achieve using any other celluloid format.
|March 24 to April 6, 2014||
The Living Is Easy
|March 28, 2014||
Artist Talk - Kyle Whitehead
Kyle Whitehead is a multidisciplinary artist working primarily with small-format cinema, experimental sound and electronics. He prefers a careful and considered approach to image making; which should not be confused with best practices, as his work is more about embracing the potential of an indeterminate process. What he wants is the definitive by chance - leveraging lo-fi or DIY technologies often with unusual or startling effect. His work has recently been exhibited at Antimatter Festival (Victoria, BC), Soundasaurus (Calgary, AB), M:ST 6 (Calgary, AB), Smiths Row Gallery (Bury St. Edmunds, UK), Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton, NB), Eastern Edge (St. Johns, NL), and Latitude 53 (Edmonton, AB). Kyle received his BFA from the Alberta College of Art and Design and currently resides in Calgary where he spends most of his time in the dark.
|March 29, 2014||
Hand-Processing B+W Reversal Film - Workshop: 1:00pm
This workshop will introduce participants to DIY methods for hand-processing black and white reversal film. This will be a valuable course for anyone interested in participating in Kyle's collaborating film-swap project. All chemistry, darkroom equipment, and materials will be provided and participants will receive an extensive package of notes on hand-processing including chemistry recipes.