PLUS ART FAIR May 18 – 21, 2017

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Coming to The Cotton Factory, May 18 – 21, 2017, the PLUS Art Fair is the first ever exhibition of students and alumni of Canadian Visual Arts Masters Programs. The Art fair will provide a platform for emerging artists to showcase work to curators, art professionals and educators. The PLUS Art Fair is the creation of Rafi Ghanaghounian of Keep…

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Presented by the Hamilton HIVE November 5, 2016 in The Cotton Factory 8:45 AM Registration 9:30 AM Conference Programming Begins 5:00 PM Community Trade Show and Mixer Purchase tickets and Register Here What happens at a HIVEX young professional conference? Networking, learning and conversation – fuelled by coffee (lots of it) catered lunch and a breakfast fitted for champions. Plus, a community…

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Join us on Sunday, October 23 from 11 AM until 4:00 PM when some of The Cotton Factory Tenants open up their studios to the public. Meet in the Cotton Factory Parking Lot where volunteer greeters will be ready to meet you and direct you to the “Meeting Place”. You may sign up for a Tour when you arrive. Tours run at the…

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Tuesday Evening Drop In Life Drawing Sessions hosted by Artist, Avery Tanner Start Time: 7:00 PM          End Time: 10:00 PM Drop In Welcome!   Cost $10.00 per session   Materials Additional $3.00  Life Drawing is fun and an important form of exercise for the visual artist. It flexes and tones the ever important rendering muscles. The training…

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Quilt of Belonging

PEACE BY PIECE: Stitching Together Canadian Stories

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In order to celebrate Hamilton’s past and Canada’s 150th birthday, the Hamilton Halton Brant Regional Tourism Association in partnership with The Cotton Factory will launch a month long exhibition in July to celebrate Canada’s rich and diverse cultural history. A Stitch in Time, Piece by Piece is an exhibition showcasing artist Esther Bryan’s project, The Quilt of Belonging. The Quilt…

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Steeltown’s New Appeal

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BY NEIL SHARMA SPECIAL TO POSTMEDIA NETWORK FIRST POSTED: FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016 01:42 PM EDT | UPDATED: FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2016 01:46 PM EDT – Excerpt from the Toronto Sun Newspaper Steeltown is reinventing itself by looking to its future for inspiration, ingenuity, and industry, rather than its storied manufacturing past. And in doing so, the one-time steel capital of Canada is…

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2016 – What the New Year has in store. Written by Ale Calle As the New Year begins, we look back at the many things we have accomplished in the past year and set goals for the year ahead. Here at The Cotton Factory, we are happy to say that 2015 brought many good things and big changes to our…

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Zekar Photography

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TENANT HIGHLIGHT:  This month we caught up with our tenants, Zekar Photography to reminisce about their time at the Cotton Factory and to ask about what they do, and how they do it. Zekar Photography specializes in wedding photography and wedding photojournalism. Their office is located in the Dyeworks building Cotton Factory.  Mike Tigchelaar is the lead photographer at Zekar Photography….

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Event-hosting adds joie de vivre to reborn industrial buildings JENNIFER LEWINGTON HAMILTON – Special to The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Sep. 07, 2015 6:00AM EDT  (Reposted 16.09.2015) Globe & Mail, Report On Business When producer John Smith was scouting venues for a promotional video shoot for the rock band Born Ruffians, he chose a 1900-era former cotton textile factory in…

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