September is upon us, but even though cottage season is behind us there are plenty of wonderful cultural events happening right here in the Niagara region. Here are some of them at a glance:
New exhibition! Dancing in Circles: Rituals to Classical Ballet
Feb. 11, 2017 to Feb. 3, 2018. Dance serves many functions, from simple pleasure in movement to religious devotion and ritual. This exhibition, drawn from the permanent collection at RiverBrink, includes artists’ renderings of dancers and dances in various forms. Among the Canadian examples include early folk dance and Indigenous performances.
New exhibition! The Group of Seven: A Portfolio of Prints
Opening Spring 2017. The 2003 donation of this portfolio of prints significantly increased the number of works by members of the Group in the RiverBrink collection. The photolithographs, published by Rous & Mann in 1925, were an early project in the history of reproductions of work by Group members in Canada.
Canada at Confederation
May 18 to September 16 2017. The unification of the provinces of British North America as the Dominion of Canada was a significant political event in the early history of Canada. With a special focus on Canada West in the 1850’s and 60’s, this exhibition provides a glimpse of the land and people on the eve of Confederation.
Putting Down Roots
On display May 15 to October 31, 2017. An exhibition exploring settlement, immigration and refuge in Niagara-on-the-Lake for Canada’s 150th. Topics include: First Nations, Loyalists, Black History, Irish immigration, Niagara-on-the-Lake as a Confederate refuge, Home Children, Mennonites, Polish soldiers and more.
Walking tours of historic Niagara-on-the-Lake Saturdays and Sundays from June through September. Participants meet at the gazebo in Queen’s Royal Park (at the end of King Street) for an hour long walk through town. Tickets are $10 and include admission to the Niagara Historical Museum.
Welland Antique & Artisan Market
Welcome to Niagara’s newest event, the Welland Antique and Artisan Market!! Join us in our love for all things rusty, vintage and handmade. The Welland Antique and Artisan Market will take place Sundays(check our dates) at Welland’s Historic Market Square. Supporting local artisans, entrepreneurs, artists, and businesses.
Celebration of Nations
The FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre, working closely with Kakekalanicks Indigenous Arts & Consultancy and Indigenous community leaders from the Niagara region announce the first Celebration of Nations / Célébration des nations (CN) in downtown St. Catharines from September 8 to 10, 2017.
New exhibition! Dreams and Schemes: Building the Welland Canals
September 14 2017 to January 20 2018. The opening of the Welland Ship Canal in 1932 represented the culmination of more than one hundred years of construction of increasingly complex technical and engineering marvels. This exhibition allows visitors to experience the history of canal-building in Niagara as captured by artists.
Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival
5th Annual Carmel Fine Art and Music Festival presented by Niagara Arts Showcase. This Is THE place to spend the weekend enjoying an incredible array of talent in a variety of mediums of visual and musical arts from all across Ontario. There is something for everyone. September 15 2017, Firemen's Park, Niagara Falls.
For more information and even more events, please visit: http://cniagara.ca/events.