Indie/Pop musician Hannah Georgas to perform an intimate performance on Saturday, May 26, 2018.
The Art Gallery of Hamilton is excited to welcome Juno nominated singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas for an intimate solo performance on piano with special guest performers Iskwé and The Brown Brothers for an unforgettable evening of live music and art installations on Saturday,
May 26, 2018 from 10pm to 1am.
Hosted by former Much Music VJ, artist Sarah May Taylor, this intimate concert is a rare opportunity to experience the Gallery after dark as attendees explore the final hours of our feature exhibition Water Works, sip cocktails under the stars in the Irving Zucker Sculpture Garden, and dance the night away to the diverse sounds of three contemporary Canadian acts.
Tickets are $40. (19+ event). Cash bar. Doors open at 10pm. Only 200 tickets available.
“Hamilton is home to an important and diverse, vibrant music scene. We’re so thrilled to be supporting and participating in the spirit of performance with a great line-up of national talent!” – Shelley Falconer,President & CEO, Art Gallery of Hamilton
This special performance is effectively the second wave of a full evening of art and entertainment held at the Gallery. Starting at 5pm, AGH Members, artists, donors, and community leaders will gather to raise funds in support of important research, programming and education by way of the AGH Annual Fundraising Gala, this year titled AGH Splash.
Inspired by the current exhibition Water Works, this evening highlights the AGH’s strong commitment to providing art for all while raising awareness about climate change and the importance of providing clean water for
future generations. For more information about the AGH Splash, please contact Arlene M. Lee at Arlene@artgalleryofhamilton.com or 905.527.6610 ext. 248.
About Hannah Georgas
A voice that shimmers even in its most shattering moments, acclaimed pop singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas has traversed a carefully constructed soundscape that never fails to surprise. An endless capacity for crafting textured pop songs that confound expectation, she’s as likely to layer
luminous, devastating, and witty as she is upbeat, broken, and defiant. For Evelyn is Georgas’ newest release and third record. Since her debut release, the Toronto-based musician has won numerous awards and racked up multiple nominations including four Juno nods, for everything from Best New Artist to Songwriter of the Year. Georgas has toured the world, sharing stages with the likes of Kathleen Edwards, City and Colour, and Sara Bareilles, playing everywhere from Madison Square Gardens to the LA Greek Theatre. Georgas’ music has also been featured on HBO’s hit show, Girls.
Winnipeg-born, Hamilton-based Juno nominated artist, Iskwé (pronounced iss-kway) was named one of the ‘Top 10 Artists to Watch’ by CBC Music. Her unmistakable sound weaves her Irish and Cree/Dené/Métis roots with poignant politically charged lyrics, dark soulful R&B rhythms, electronic
flourishes, and trip-hop break beats. Bridging cross-cultural aesthetics while exploring her own struggle to both fit into and breakaway from modern Western archetypes has been an important part of Iskwé’s artistic vision since the release of her WCMA nominated, self-titled debut album in
About Water Works (On view until May 27)
Featuring over 70 works in a variety of media by over 30 artists, Water Works aims to explore how we view and interact with water, and raise awareness of the importance of conserving clean water for future generations. Guest curated by Christine Boyanoski, the exhibition is organ ized in three themes: Water and Identity; Human Intervention in the Environment; and the Poetics of Water. Both historical and contemporary work are presented by such artists as Jin-Me Yoon, Anong MigwansBeam, Ruth Cuthand, Robert Whale, Robert Bourdeau, Isabelle Hayeur, Sarah Anne Johnson, Carole Condé and Karl Beveridge, Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier, Bonnie Devine, Ruth Kaplan, Betty Goodwin, Hamilton-based artists Joseph Hartman, Christopher McLeod, and Liss Platt.
This exhibition is presented by RBC Royal Bank with community partner Lake Ontario Waterkeeper. #AGHWaterWorks