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The Art of Butterflies at Silence!

Silence, Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory and nik harron, in partnership with Guelph Destination Animation Project, present “The Art of Butterflies”, on Saturday, August 25, 11 AM – 5 PM.

The project is a free, full-day family event at Silence, 46 Essex Street, Guelph! We’ll be featuring workshops, presentations, an art exhibition for adults and children, live butterflies, and a unique sensory experience created by artist nik harron, entitled, “MORPHO”. nik’s interactive project will be presented throughout the day and explores a musical world of tiny sounds that interact with digital butterflies made of light. nik harron’s latest interactive project combines projected real time sound visualization with a tactile sound sculpture butterfly that enables viewers to create their own unique experience.

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IN THE NEWS!

The Crossings Project in Guelph includes street parade
May 22, 2018 – Guelph Mercury Tribune
Heritage HallA street parade is part of The Crossings Project music event this weekend in Guelph.
Silence, in collaboration with the Guelph Black Heritage Society (GBHS) and the Art Gallery of Guelph (AGG), is presenting The Crossings Project – Exile, Exodus, and Transformation on May 26, from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. The event begins at Silence (46 Essex St.) and ends at Heritage Hall (83 Essex St.), with a street parade in between.
Read more here.

Upcoming Music Highlights

Silence Presents: Audio Book with Charles Spearin & Tamara Williamson
June 28, 8:00 PM

Tickets $20 at Eventbrite

Charles Spearin is a multi-instrumentalist who has been an active and influential member of Canada’s independent music community since the mid 1990’s. He is primarily known as a founding member of the instrumental post-rock ensemble Do Make Say Think and an original member of the indie-rock collective Broken Social Scene. Spearin’s most recent work – his first solo album – innocently titled “The Happiness Project” centers around recorded conversations with his downtown neighbours and plays with the cadence of their voices as though they were songs.

Tamara Williamson has been a mainstay in the Toronto music scene since the early 90’s. She released 3 albums with her band Mrs. Torrance on the major label BMG. Mrs. Torrance toured extensively in Canada opening for such acts as Oasis, The Beautiful South, Talk Talk, and Jewel. They toured with bands such as The Crash Test Dummies, The Pursuit of Happiness, The Waltons, The Rheostatics, Hayden and King Cobb Steelie. Mrs. Torrance were pushed to radio with their single “Porn” and were on Much Music rotation.
Read more here!


Art Highlights

“Show of Hands” – Opening Reception for Scott Drew with improvised sound session!
June 22 , 7:00-9:00 PM 

Silence invites you to the opening reception and improvised sound session for Scott Drew on June 22 from 7-9pm. Beer, wine, coffee, and kombucha will be served.

Drew attended Morning Music on Mondays in the winter of 2017. During these improvisational sessions, he captured the sounds of Silence. These paintings, inspired by Morning Music, will be on display in his exhibition entitled, “Show of Hands”.

Guests may participate or simply watch (and listen to!) the improvised sound session, scheduled to begin at 7:30 PM. Bringing an instrument is encouraged. Some instruments will be provided.

This event is free of charge.

 

 

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