By Tracee Lee Holloway

What a summer this has been!

With the kids back to school and Supercrawl, Hamilton’s biggest music festival, behind us there have been a few changes to the James Street North art and music scene.  Looks like the Ibiza Nights on the Patio at Jack & Lois has wrapped up.  The fine folks at Jack & Lois are moving to Westdale.  We will miss finding Dan Rivero there, but he is still at Studio L14 and spinning the tunes at Art Battle as the new season returns later this month.

Speaking of Westdale, Mixed Media marks its exit from JSN by relocating into the former Bryan Prince Book Seller location at 1060 King Street West.

For fans of zines, the Hamilton Zine Exchange marks its return October 2nd at the Hamilton Public Library from 6-8:30pm in the Program Room on the 4th Flr at 55 York Blvd.  Contact <> for more information.

It’s was great to see filmmaker, and VR Hamilton’s Darryl Gold exhibit during the Supercrawl with a show at This Ain’t Hollywood.  This dynamic artist has produced films and hosts virtual reality experiences here in Hamilton.

The Firstwave Retrograde 80’s Dance night has migrated to the Casbah Lounge and is now held every last Saturday of the month.

Drop by the You Me Gallery and catch the Brian Kelly exhibit of art using found objects before it goes, and if you happen to be a little more south on James Street North, take a peek into the gallery at Art@231.  This month’s exhibit features some really interesting and thought provoking pieces.  Say, “hi” to John Cinequemani while you are there for me.

Enjoy what is left of your summer!

Hope to see you out and about at October’s Artcrawl on the 10th…

Whenever two people meet there are really six people present.
There is each man as he sees himself,
Each man as the other sees him-
And each man as he really is. ~William James 1842-1910

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