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September 2010 NEWSLETTER

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Contents:

1. 10th Anniversary Sale prices held over until September 30
2. Niagara Hermitage previews start this Sunday
3. Neighbourly Advice at Nuit Blanche

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1. 10th Anniversary Sale prices held over until September 30

Thanks to all who ventured into unknown lands to attend last weekend's opening of Swizzle 2.0. It wasn't as crowded as Swizzle events of yore (I had ask nicely at the beer store to take back the 5 unopened cases), but it was a nice intimate gathering with old and new friends all the same.
Since repacking the work is going to be a bear of a job and the catalogue is still online, I've decided to extend the sale until September 30.

Online gallery: http://swizzle.ca/pages/10thanniversary_works_for_sale.html

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2. Niagara Hermitage previews start this Sunday

Located in St. Catharines’ Factory Outlet Flea Market, Niagara Hermitage is The Garden City’s premier cultural institution. Niagara Hermitage is committed to presenting intimate exhibitions featuring works by some of the world’s most compelling artists. The collection spans from the mid-twentieth century to the present day, concentrating on post-war intuitive painting and Atomic Era crafts.

The exquisite treasures on view in Niagara Hermitage every Sunday from September 19 highlight some of the most extraordinary works in the collection.

In 2007, the Swizzle Foundation donated a large collection of signature Canadian works to Niagara Hermitage. The trustees of the Swizzle Foundation, Christine Cosby and Robert Elliott, bought only works of the highest quality of craftsmanship that spoke directly to them. Their bequest includes rare portraits by Saddler and sculpture pieces once displayed in Foundation’s Simian Garden.

To accommodate this gift, Niagara Hermitage launched an ambitious capital campaign, drawing on the generosity of corporate and private donors. In September 2010, following a lengthy renovation period, the museum reopened its doors, and it has once again become one of St. Catharines’ most visited attractions.

Website with exhibition preview: http://www.swizzlefoundation.com/
Audio tour/podcast: http://www.swizzlefoundation.com/audio-tour/

Factory Outlet Flea Market
46 Turner Crescent (just off HWY 406)
St. Catharines, ON

Reception with curators Christine Cosby and Rob Elliott in attendance: October 3, Noon to 4 p.m.

Presented by the Swizzle Foundation, Niagara Artists Centre and Fisheye Corp.

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3. Neighbourly Advice at Nuit Blanche

Artist Roy Mitchell will be setting up a Neighbourly Advice booth along the West Toronto Railpath on the night of Nuit Blanche, October 2. Resembling Lucy's psychiatry booth from Peanuts, the public is invited to spin the advice wheel (built by Rob Elliott) and a neighbour staffing the booth will tell you exactly what you are doing right and wrong with your life. Mitchell will be updating a Facebook page about the event with more details as Nuit Blanche gets closer:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=150021025031369&ref=ts

Here's the wheel:

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Past newsletters archive: You can find it at http://www.swizzle.ca/pages/swizzle-news-pastissues.html