Live at Mulberry: Clementine (Sarah Hamilton)
Live at Mulberry: Brodie Dakin
November’s Featured Artist: Claudette Losier
There is a need in me to create and have a sense of connection with the creative spirit and to beauty. It has been stated that each garden reflects our longing for spiritual peace – a tie with our primordial beginnings. It is in the beauty of nature where I find this spiritual connection. In 2012 I started new city urban scape series of paintings, the city as garden, abstracting the inner and outer reality revealing reflections of nature and memory to evoke a sense of place. These paintings are rooted in the physical world but are altered through the process of layering until forms emerge from the boundary where light meets the dark indicative of their underlying essence of energy which gives a dream scape quality that could change at any given moment like life itself always in the process of change, and order in disorder.
Announcing Our New Espresso: The Ambitious Macaw
We're excited to announce the launch of our new espresso created in collaboration with Coffeecology: "The Ambitious Macaw". Exclusively available at Mulberry, it is a blend of Nicaraguan and Guatemalan beans, roasted medium-dark, with undertones of mandarin orange and a toffee finish.
It's certified Fair Trade which means: A fair price paid to producers, high standard of human rights, safe working conditions and prohibition of child labour.
It is also certified Bird Friendly by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Centre. This ensures tropical "agroforests" are preserved and migratory birds find a healthy haven when they travel from your backyard to those faraway farms producing the beans you so enjoy every morning.
It's certified USDA Organic which means farming methods integrate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering may not be used.
We hope you'll love it as much as we do!
Natalie Hunter – Places Unknown
On display in our DeFacto Gallery from October 3 - November 6th 2016
Places Unknown is comprised of three bodies of photographic work: Thoughtscapes, Border Scopes, and Positives. These works, made in the same year, explore the emotional and psychological affects space and place have on body and mind. Although visually different, together these works speak to notions of memory and the processes of remembering and forgetting. Resting somewhere in-between motion and stasis, the visible and invisible, public and private, known and unknown, the photographic medium is used to represent physical and emotional sensations within the temporality of a moment.
Natalie Hunter is a multi-disciplinary artist from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Her practice is rooted within the medium of photography, and also extends to material investigations in sculpture, installation, digital imaging, drawing, and video. Her poetic, introspective, and emotive works explore storytelling, memory, space, ephemerality, time, materiality, and the fragility of lived experience.
She holds an MFA from the University of Waterloo, and a Bachelor of Art in Visual Art with a Concentration in Curatorial Studies from Brock University (First Class Standing). She is the recipient of several awards including an Ontario Graduate Scholarship, and a President’s Graduate Scholarship from the University of Waterloo. She has shown her work in Canada and the United States in numerous exhibitions, including: the Hamilton Supercrawl, the Art Gallery of Hamilton Design Annex, University of Waterloo Art Gallery, Thames Art Gallery, Rodman Hall Arts Centre, Mississauga Living Arts Centre, Hopkins Centre For the Arts at Dartmouth College (U.S.A), the Art Gallery of Windsor, Centre  for Print and Media Arts, Ryerson Image Centre, and Museum London. In the spring of 2017 she is scheduled to complete a permanent public art installation commissioned by the City of Kitchener for the Bridgeport Community Centre titled Pieces of Light. She currently teaches at the University of Waterloo.