January Featured Artist: Julia Yousie


ARTIST’S STATEMENT

The interplay of colour, texture and line observed in even the simplest forms in our everyday lives, creates in me the urge to paint.

My work is representational and abstract, planned and spontaneous.  It speaks to my desire to delve into what I observe and to share what brings me joy.  I want to invite the viewer in, to participate in my experience - the excitement, calm, wonder, -what inspired me to paint in a particular moment. 

The act of painting is as important to me as the finished work.  It is a challenging energizing exploration which I choose not to rush, - directing, blending, layering, working colour to expose unexpected and exciting detail that emerges in the process. 

I paint for me, and if others can share in the joy that I experience - even better…

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Julia Yousie is a visual artist who lives and works with her husband in Oakville Ontario. She is a highly motivated and disciplined artist working in oils and pastels.

Jill has gained valuable insight into different art forms and artistic techniques through her own experimentation and research as well as through formal training, including courses at the Toronto School of Art, Sheridan College, George Brown College, the Art Gallery of Burlington and Ghost Ranch in Santa Fe New Mexico.  Her paintings have been accepted into several juried shows and she has sold paintings privately as well as completed several commissions.

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Matt Fleming Live at Mulberry


Matthew Fleming is a professional guitar player, composer and educator whose style ranges from jazz, rock, and folk music. His 19 years of experience has taken him across Canada numerous times, throughout the USA and recently into Europe. Alongside his solo career Matthew has been a part of many local acts such as Terra Lightfoot, The Inflation Kills, Hoosier Poet and Don Vail. You can expect to hear a wide range of solo guitar playing including original compositions, jazz standards and pop classics.

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Jon Lepp Live at Mulberry


Jon Lepp is a singer songwriter, documentary filmmaker and writer based out of St. Catharines, Ontario. His instrumentation pulls from folk, blues and jazz influences while his storytelling ranges from adventures travelling across Canada and the globe, to the intricacies of mundane everyday experiences, to political cries for the environment, to the beauty of natural spaces. Jon likes to get you dancing, but he also likes to play people to sleep. As always, no cover and Wellington beers are $1 off on Wednesdays to accompany our ongoing live music series.

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Scott McIntosh Live at Mulberry


Scott McIntosh is a Hamilton born guitarist that specializes in playing jazz, funk, blues, soul, and pop music. As an active member of the Hamilton music scene, Scott can be heard performing throughout the city with acts such as, The Altobeelays, Monkley Cascade, Kojo "Easy" Dampety, Scott McIntosh Trio, and Mother Tareka & The Rebel Funktion. Scott works as a freelance artist in many different settings composing, performing live, recording, and teaching. To check out some of Scott's new recordings you can go to https://mothertareka.bandcamp.com/, and also keep an eye out for The Altobeelays' full length album, Weaponized Magik, coming out in early 2017.
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December

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Olivia Borkosky & Tragedy Ann Live at Mulberry


Whimsical, soulful and sweet are just a few of the words that can be used to describe singer-songwriter Olivia Borkosky. She hails from the artistic hub of Guelph, Ontario, and covers anything from oldies such as Edith Piaf, to folk darlings like Feist, to her own original material. Olivia's soaring vocal melodies, twinkling ukulele and introspective lyrics leave even the most discerning listener captivated. She can also be seen fronting her up-and-coming indie/folk band, Olivia and the Creepy Crawlies.   When grit and groove meets softly swaying silk, the music of Braden Phelan and Liv Cazzola comes to life. With an electric chemistry and quick-witted sense of humour, they’ve threaded their colours and textures together to create the terrifying two-headed kitten that is Tragedy Ann. Playing with folk and alt. blues yarns, Cazzola and Phelan draw from personal experiences to filter narrative stories of the past and present into their own songwriting. Tragedy Ann performed at festivals such as Summerfolk and Live from the Rock, showcased at Folk Music Ontario 2015 and 2016, and released their debut EP "Stumbling" in 2016. They are known to make audiences laugh, cry, hug complete strangers, and is the only cure for the common cold. Bring the purr.
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November

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Live at Mulberry: Clementine (Sarah Hamilton)


Come be enchanted by the gorgeous vocals, guitar and ukelele playing of Sarah Hamilton. "Clementine, a.k.a. Sarah Hamilton, has released an album that is melancholic, wistful, spare, bleak, inviting, and yet strangely not morbid: much like its titular clippings, it meditates on the growth and death and regrowth of things big and small." - Chris Matei, Greyowl Point https://clementine-music.bandcamp.com/releases