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Tuesday, June 17, 2008


Thursday, July 3, 2008, Civic Square Stage, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
FREESTYLIE featuring:
LAL - CD Debut Deportation
Jessica Thompson - Freestyle SoundKit
Grace N' Style - Urban Hip Hop Dance

FREE shuttle bus departs from the Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West, Toronto) at 7:00 pm to the Art Gallery of Mississauga, returning by 9:30 pm.

Opening the event the GNS dance crew wil be performing in wearable sound pieces that generate and broadcast electronic beats as their bodies move. When the Freestyle SoundKit is engaged, each step the dancer takes a single electronic beat is broadcast.

Toronto collective Lal's sound from the outset was one of contrasts: icy, futuristic rhythms melting into warm basslines and soothing soul melodies, with reverberating atmospherics whirling about the spacious groove. Hints of Rosina's South Asian roots and Murr's hip hop formation season their productions with a taste of tradition, while the overall sound suggests something far more progressive.

The project's creativity extends into a new media show with new media incorporating video images into and interactive stage set-up that pushes the audience to engage of the deep social messages that ripple through every song.


Crafting for Canada

At the Art Gallery of Mississauga on Canada Day, Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Gallery open for viewing from 11am to 4pm
Office Space/Public Space: Dean Baldwin and
J.C. Heywood: A Life in Layers

Craftification from 10am - 2 pm, City Centre Drive, between the Civc Centre and Central Library.

Taking part in the City of Mississauga's Canada Day Celebrations, the Art Gallery of Mississauga will bring the Church of Craft to City Centre Drive. The street will be closed to traffic allowing the Church of Craft to guide children in a re-imagining of the city street. Turning the asphalt into a green garden and the electrical poles into soft, colourful structures the artist collective will guide the ambitious project teaching fundamental craft skills such as stitching, knitting, and embroidery and to all ages. City Centre Drive will be transformed into a masterpiece by taking those uninhabited concrete spaces and renovating them into bright active areas.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Born to Rock n' Roll

The Mississauga Film Series Presents:


Wed, June 25, 2008
Director: John Sayles, USA, 2007
Language: English
Run Time: 122 min.
Genre: Drama/Music

Rating: PG-13

Set in a 1950’s Alabama, this passionate film about the birth of rock ‘n’ roll takes protagonist Tyrone Purvis (Danny Glover) in search of a miracle to save his roadhouse from bankruptcy. When a grand notion of recruiting regional celebrity and blues guitar stars turns into a suspenseful Saturday night he is left with the talents of one man equipped with a guitar like none ever seen: carved from a solid block of wood, and, unbelievably, electric to save the juke joint.

Honeydripper is an inspiring example of the ability cinema has to transcend boundaries of culture and era.

For more information or to reserve seating please contact Suzanne Carte-Blanchenot at 905-896-5507 or

Film Series Tickets: available in advance at the Galleries, UTM Student Union or the evening of the screening from 6:30pm at the AMC Courtney Park
Admission:AGM Members/Students/Seniors: $10.00

General Admission: $12.00
Series Pass: $30.00 (4 film package)

Screening Location:AMC Courtney Park, 110 Courtney Park Dr.
Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y3, Hwy 10 and the 401

Check out the trailer:


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