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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Happy 20th Birthday

In October, the Art Gallery of Mississauga will turn 20 years old! We will be celebrating with two parties. All are welcome to attend!

A party for the grown-ups!
Thursday, October 4th 7pm - 10pm
Great Hall, Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive
Please help us celebrate our 20th birthday at this FREE event!
Enjoy cake, karaoke, badge making and more...
Ask Puffy , the Guidance Clown: An artist's project by Ulysses Castellanos
Ask Puffy, the Guidance Clown is the latest in a series of explorations into what constitutes "Professionalism" and professional/client relations. Ulysses Castellanos, this time, dons the guise of a clown, as he gives free advice to party goers. As well as dispensing free advice, Castellanos gives balloon sculptures and provides a "manicure" service, whereby the artist applies and paints "customized", brightly-colored press-on nails.

Friendly Rich & The Lollipop People
Nine-member band, The Lollipop People, play avant-vaudeville music on instruments from bassoon to banjo. The show has been described as "a twisted carnival sideshow including puppetry, crank calls, costumes and homemade multicoloured stage props" with music that is expertly composed and borrows from a broad range of influences, from klezmer to Captain Beefheart.Friendly Rich is a composer from Brampton, Canada. Mr. Rich has composed background music for MTV's The Tom Green Show. Since 1994, he has recorded exclusively for his own eclectic record label, The Pumpkin Pie Corporation. Friendly Rich is also the founder and director of the Brampton Indie Arts Festival. Friendly always says, “one can either produce, or become produce”.

A party for the whole family!
Sunday, October 28th 1-4pm
Great Hall, Mississauga Civic Centre, 300 City Centre Drive
Please help us celebrate our 20th birthday at this FREE event!
Enjoy cake, karaoke, badge & party hat making and more...

Happy Birthday Project by Aritist Sandy Plotnikoff
Sandy Plotnikoff brings his hot-foil stamping workstation to our party printing "Happy Birthday" on whatever is offered by the public. He can print on paper, leather, plastic, and wood; the possibilities are pretty endless. Improvisation and creative collaboration are encouraged, and visitors keep the stamped results! Similar to ideas explored in Plotnikoff's postcard multiples (see image above), the artist is interested in testing the universality of a familiar greeting in contrast to unlikely, yet sometimes fitting contexts. Bring your greeting cards, wallet, belt, bag, t-shirt, whatever grabs your imagination to participate/collaborate with Sandy.

iNSiDEaMiND Performance & Turntable Workshop
With the definition of the word "DJ" continually expanding, InsideAmind (Prof. Fingers & Steptone) emerges from Toronto as a two man scratch band, further stretching artistic boundaries by performing live original compositions with vinyl. The "scratch musicians", as they call themselves, bring forth a unique angle to what a pair of DJs/Producers armed with instruments called turntables can create. Prof. Fingers & Steptone also teach through their Off Centre DJ School whose mandate is simple: have fun with records! Following their performance, the duo will teach creative expression through playing with sound.

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