Last year, I was a part of Hamilton's James Street Supercrawl.
Truthfully....it was the straw that broke the Croxford's back.
It was hot...then rainy...it had LONNNNNG hours and the installation I was beside nearly made me go POSTAL.
READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE:
SO.....after a terrible 2016 of rain and sweat I decided to trim BACK my show schedule for 2017.
FAST FORWARD TO NOW.....I am doing ONE DAY at The Supercrawl as a guest of (thehamiltonstore.ca) The Hamilton Store!!!
So here are the details.....
SUPER SATURDAY IN THE COURTYARD
SEPTEMBER 9TH from 11am-11:30pm
The Hamilton Store
165 James Street North, Hamilton ON.
(North of Cannon / West side)
I will have all my Hamilton Merch and art - as well as a selection of my other works! I have THIS BRAND NEW piece at the show too:
As you can see I chose 6 signs that I LOVE from Hamilton:
1. The Bowlero Lanes Bowling Alley
2. The Tivoli Theatre
3. Hutch's on the Beach
4. The City Motor Hotel and Restaurant
5. Hendry's Shoes
6. The Millionaires Drive-Inn
A few of these are just HISTORY now....but there are a couple that you can still see around Hamilton!
Why call this one "Electric City"? Well that was a Hamilton nickname at one point....lemme share WIKIwhy:
The Dominion Power and Transmission Company in 1896 brought hydroelectric power to Hamilton from their plant at DeCew Falls. The title of a 1906 promotional booklet on the city proudly proclaimed that Hamilton was "The Electric City." New industries, such as the forerunners of the Steel Co. of Canada (Stelco) and Canadian Westinghouse, were attracted here by the cheaper, more efficient power.
By 1938, with a population nearing 155,000 inhabitants and home to 500 + manufacturing plants, (centre of Canadian Steel and Electronic activities), the city's promotional brochures were boasting that Hamilton was home to more than fifty flourishing branches of United States and British industries, with invested capital approximating $150,000,000. They were also advertising that "Hamilton was home to the cheapest hydro power in the entire world."
So that is why I chose to work with that theme....and also because I had already made a piece about the INDUSTRY of Hamilton...
So come out on Saturday the 9th....I'd love to see you there!
MY BLOG - YOUR INBOX:
Rob is a professional artist, lover of vintage stuff, part time smart @ss and compulsive pancake eater!