Milton Culture Days – Artists and Children Together Exhibition

Alongside the 2017 Milton Culture Days, the Milton Community Resource Centre will present a exhibition of art in the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton Holcim Gallery entitled “The Expressive Languages of Children“. Discover the work and experiences of children aged 1-8 years as documented by artists and educators. On view from September 25 – October 15, 2017.

MCRC is the lead agency for Artists and Children Together (ACT), an innovative initiative that integrates local artists into Early Learning and Licensed Child Care programs. Artists and Educators work collaboratively to listen deeply to children and offer a variety of materials and experiences that support them in sharing their ideas, feelings, questions and theories in multiple ways. Families are viewed as partners in this initiative, and thinking and learning is captured through a process called Pedagogical Documentation.

Milton Culture Days – Canadian Pakistani Association of Halton

The Canadian Pakistani Association of Halton is going all in for Milton Culture Days this year. They’ll be hosting a vibrant photo booth in which participants will be invited to try on various cultural Pakistani clothing, and have their photo taken professionally in front of a colourful backdrop. All photos will later be uploaded to the Arts Milton Facebook page for you to share with family and friends! October 1, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

CPAH is also offering two cultural crafts for kids. On September 30 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, kids can attempt mehndi using henna and pre-created designs. On October 1 from 3:00 – 5:00 pm, children can try their hand at block printing using carved wooden images, and various paint colours. These activities can be found in the Fieldgate Atrium at the North Entrance to the FirstOntario Arts Centre Milton.

Finally, CPAH member Hamna Ghalib will wow crowds with her henna application ability as part of Arts Milton’s Artist at Work stage. Find her there on September 30, from 2:00 – 5:00 pm in the Escarpment Hall.

Milton Culture Days – Poetry

Milton Culture Days 2017 will have two excellent poetry sessions available:

Tom Carson – Spoken Word Poetry

Create your own spoken word poem with Tom Carson using a sampler and some pre-designated beats. Each participant will work with a preset vibe and some key prompt words, and create a brief spoken word.

Tim Horton’s Studio
October 1, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM

 

Frishta Fresh Poetry – Poetic Resistance

“Poetic Resistance”-  During this workshop, we will be discussing ways in which English might have been a barrier, either because of your immigration status or your parents’. We will also be discussing racism, xenophobia, stereotypes and expressing our emotions through poetry. The objective of this workshop is to create an open and safe space for self-expression though poetic form. Attendees will learn to write poetry in whichever language they prefer.

Bateman Studio #2
September 30, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

 

Summer Days – Beggars by Choice

The last instalment of this year’s Summer Days Performance Series hosted by Arts Milton at the Milton Farmer’s Market will feature classic rock by Beggars by Choice.

This rock band consists of Dave Billyard Cross, Spencer Roberts, Tyler Bortlis and Sean Parker. They focus on live recorded music with no digital altering, are represented by At Risk records, and are influenced by Queens Of The Stone Age, The Black Keys, Led Zeppelin, The Tragically Hip, Kings Of Leon and Sam Roberts.

Find them playing on September 9 at 10 am!

Summer Days – Two Girls Music

The second to last instalment of this year’s Summer Days Performance Series hosted by Arts Milton at the Milton Farmer’s Market will feature Two Girls Music on September 2, 2017.

Two Girls is a country music duo made up of sisters Samantha Nikolich & Alycya Nikolich, based out of Southern Ontario. Having sung together much of their lives they’ve developed harmony blends like no others, and their twist on older and newer country tunes will leave you wanting more!

The girls have been performing together and separately across Southern Ontario for several years, going as far as North Bay to perform during North Bay’s summer in the Park.

“Growing up, music was ever present in our lives. Our grandmother used to bribe us to get us up on stage singing in front of other people. Much of the music we listened to was country, especially the Loretta Lynn’s and Johnny Cash’s of the country music world. Singing country felt like a great fit, and the old country songs really give us a nostalgic feeling, we try to draw as much inspiration from that as possible.” – Samantha & Alycya Nikolich

The girls are currently hard at work writing some original music of their own. You may be lucky enough to hear some of what they have in store at one of their upcoming performances. They hope to be in studio recording their first album very soon. Keep an eye out for these two, they will be making waves in the music scene!

Summer Days – Gavin McLeod

On August 26, House of Chords will be featuring one of their finest, Gavin McLeod Music during Arts Milton‘s Summer Days performance series at the Milton Farmers’ Market.

Gavin is a singer/songwriter inspired by musicians such as Mumford and Sons, Foo Fighters, The Lumineers, City and Colour, Nirvana, Muse, Coldplay, and Led Zeppelin.

House of Chords offers a variety of services including private music lessons, performance & band programs, summer camps, lil’ rockers preschool music programs and recording to students in Milton, Ontario and the surrounding area. House of Chords also boasts a full service music store on-site with the best in musical instrument sales, rentals & repairs.

Catch Gavin playing from 10 am to 11 am on August 26th at the downtown Market, across from the scholarship cafe.

Annual General Meeting 2017

Join Arts Milton for our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday July 26, 2017 at 7 pm in the Hugh Foster Hall.

We’ll recap last year’s success and welcome new board members. The AGM presentation will be followed by a Culture Days meeting. All Arts Milton Members, community members, and Culture Days Activity Organizers are invited to attend!

Summer Days – Aubrey Wilson Quartet

There is nothing that speaks of a casual summer morning than the jazzy musical stylings of the Aubrey Wilson Quartet. The band is made up of Chris Bruder on piano, Tom Altobelli on bass, Sean Bruce Parker on drums and bandleader Aubrey Wilson on vocals.

Aubrey participated in Mohawk’s jazz choir, as well as performed at the 11th annual gala featuring Heather Bambrick. In addition, Aubrey sang backup during the Larry Carlton concert, recorded back up vocals for Nikki Jumper, and recorded at Grant Avenue Studios for the Mohawk College Christmas and Promotional C.D.

The Aubrey Wilson Quartet has been actively gigging in both the Hamilton and Toronto areas since 2012. “Together the band has a dynamic, high-energy sound over a range of jazz standards. They represent the next wave of jazz players in the city, bringing their own energy, experience, and musical sensibilities wherever they play.” – SteelCityJazz

Catch Aubrey and her crew doing an Arts Milton Summer Days Series performance at 10 am on August 19, 2017 at the Milton Farmer’s Market.

Summer Days – Acoustic Blend Café

Jason Hales and accompanist Ian Green will open the 2017 Arts Milton Summer Days performance series at the Milton Farmer’s Market. Representing Acoustic Blend Café, the duo will perform music in the styles of Billy Joel, Elton John, Barenaked Ladies, Beatles, Burton Cummings and Musical Theatre.

Acoustic Blend Café is an organization hosting monthly acoustic music concerts that have been operating on a not-for-profit basis in the Hamilton area since 2009. Their goal is to provide an affordable venue for progressing and emerging talent to perform, and to broaden the Canadian music scene in a culture that is seeing live music venues steadily closing. They focus on building community by supporting local Canadian talent and business, offering advertising space in brochures, featuring their products during the performances, as well as promoting them during the show through between-act announcements.

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