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Sat February 25 2017
Catharsis: Guelph's High School Art Exhibit Closing Show
4:00 pm
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Sun February 26 2017
“Creative Cafe” - A Fundraiser for Harvest Bowls
10:00 am
Starts at 11am
Free

[46 essex]
Music Weekends Series - The Lifers and Moonlight Flood at The Cornerstone
3:00 pm
Music Weekends is a music series downtown Guelph during Winter 2017, with pay-what-you-can concerts on Saturdays and Sundays from 3-5pm.

Silence is working with the Downtown Guelph Business Association to bring together performers, presenters, community members and various local businesses at a time of year and time of day that is typically not busy downtown.

On February 26th, Silence Presents The Lifers and Moonlight Flood at The Cornerstone on Wyndham Street downtown.

Enjoy the music and a cup of coffee or tea at this beautiful new cafe!

http://www.thelifersmusic.com
http://www.moonlightflood.com

The Common Cafe is an accessible venue.

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Mon February 27 2017
morning music
9:30 am
please join us every monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.
coffee and tea are offered.
$5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.
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Thu March 2 2017
Taylor Holden and the Law of Averages / Mountain of Wolves
8:00 pm
[46 essex]
Fri March 3 2017
Ron Shuebrook and Peter Johnston Art Exhibit Opening
7:00 pm
Exhibition Title: Ron Shuebrook and Peter Johnston: Selected Works
Date of Exhibition: March 3 through March 31, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday evening, March 3 from 7 to 9 PM.
With a Musical Improvisation by Gary Diggins.
A Conversation about Improvisation in the visual arts (and other arts)
with Ron Shuebrook and Peter Johnston will take place from 7:30- 8:00 PM.

Everyone is welcomed to attend this opening. The exhibition will be available for
further viewing at the scheduled musical events, or by appointment.

Location: Silence
46 Essex Street
Guelph, Ontario


About the Exhibition:
This exhibition is a rare opportunity to see a concise selection of the rigorous and contrasting abstractions by these two prominent visual artists who also live and work in Guelph.

About the Artists:

Ron Shuebrook is a Canadian artist, educator, and writer who has been exhibiting his work regionally, nationally, and internationally since 1965. He has been represented for many decades by the Olga Korper Gallery in Toronto as well as, more recently by Renann Isaacs in Guelph.His paintings, drawings, have been collected by more than sixty public institutions and corporations as well as by numerous individuals. Shuebrook is a Professor Emeritus and former President of OCAD University, as well as former Chair of the Dept. of Fine Art and founding Coordinator of the MFA Program in Studio Art, University of Guelph.

Peter Johnston is a sculptor who has worked in a wide range of materials and is perhaps best known locally for his commissioned copper wall in the entrance of the River Run Centre in Guelph. He has taught at Queen's University and the University of Guelph and was represented for many years by Klonaridis Inc. in Toronto. Currently with bcontemporary in Hamilton, he has works in many public and private collections, including commissions for Minto Place, Bell Canada and Sony.

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Sat March 4 2017
Silence Presents: DRUMHAND
8:00 pm
$10/PWYC
8pm

[46 essex]
Mon March 6 2017
morning music
9:30 am
please join us every monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.
coffee and tea are offered.
$5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.
[46 essex]
West African Drum class (beginner)
7:00 pm
with Tom Wolf.
$20.
Stay for both sessions if you'd like.
[46 essex]
West African Drum class (intermediate)
8:00 pm
with Tom Wolf.
$20
[46 Essex]
Fri March 10 2017
Creative Arts Symposium evening concert (James Harley)
8:00 pm
Brent Lee, Noiseborder Ensemble

Improvised electronics and video

8 pm

$20 or PWYC

http://noiseborderensemble.com/

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Sat March 11 2017
BanjoFest Guelph
12:00 am
Check out the facebook page for alllll the details: https://www.facebook.com/BanjofestGuelph

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Sun March 12 2017
Social Intuitive Drum Circle
3:00 pm
A fun, easygoing monthly social hand drumming circle for people of all abilities to create spirited, soulful music together. Led by Janet Jephcott.

The focus of this circle (besides having fun making good music of course!) is to feel that deeper connection of Soul within ourselves, with each other, and with our beautiful Mother Earth.

$10/PWYC
Email Janetmarionjephcottkimpton@rocketmail.com for inquiries

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Mon March 13 2017
morning music
9:30 am
please join us every monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.
coffee and tea are offered.
$5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.
[46 essex]
Thu March 16 2017
Neta Quintet
8:00 pm
Mon March 20 2017
morning music
9:30 am
please join us every monday morning at 9:30 for an invigorating morning session of improvisation.
coffee and tea are offered.
$5 or free with a breakfast food contribution.
[46 essex]
West African Drum class (beginner)
7:00 pm
with Tom Wolf.
$20.
Stay for both sessions if you'd like.
[46 essex]
West African Drum class (intermediate)
8:00 pm
with Tom Wolf.
$20
[46 Essex]
Wed March 22 2017
Guelph Chamber of Commerce - Music Tourism event
12:00 am
[46 essex]
Thu March 23 2017
Silence Presents: Daniel Champagne wsg Moonlight Flood
8:00 pm
$10/PWYC
Music at 8pm

‘Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical’ (themusic.com.au)
The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one-of-a-kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

The next five years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Bluesfest. As well as touring and sharing stages with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco – all of this while writing, producing and independently releasing two Eps, ‘My Own Design’ (2009) and ‘Wide Eyed and Open’ (2010), his first long player ‘Pint of Mystery’ (2011) and the ‘Real Live’ offering in 2012. As one reviewer recently wrote, “still in his early twenties, the distances he has been would be more frequently associated with veterans of the Folk scene” (The Dwarf). This globetrotting lifestyle would become the centerpiece of Daniel’s next recordings when in 2013, he undertook the ambitious task of delivering two stand-alone albums within the space of twelve months. The Gypsy Moon – Volumes I and II marked a great leap forward for him both as a songwriter and a recording artist, with Australia’s roots music bible Rhythms Magazine saying that ‘Champagne has gone a step further this time, it’s like he’s realized his own potential, his confidence is sky-high and he’s truly ready to explore’

Now regarded as a leading light in acoustic music, with a firm reputation for making festivals buzz, holding crowds in his palm, dropping jaws and breaking guitars wherever he goes. Daniel Champagne has recently signed to US booking agency Fleming Artists and relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

http://www.danielchampagnemusic.com


Joining Daniel will be Moonlight Flood, who have folk, indie and singer-songwriter roots. The band is stripped down to a refreshingly bare minimum and the music is presented in sparse but thoughtful arrangements. A true listener's band, Moonlight Flood sings in tight, carefully honed three-part harmony. At times somber and at times uplifting, the music is powerful, emotional, and honest.

http://www.moonlightflood.com/


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