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Art

The DeFacto Gallery is an ever changing facet of Mulberry Coffeehouse. Since the coffeehouse opened we have been supporting our local Hamilton artists as a place to exhibit, and sell their works.  Art exhibits change monthly following the Art crawl schedule of the second friday of every month. To submit your work to be considered for the Gallery, please use the form to the left.

The DeFacto Gallery is an ever changing facet of Mulberry Coffeehouse. Since the coffeehouse opened we have been supporting our local Hamilton artists as a place to exhibit, and sell their works.  Art exhibits change monthly following the Art crawl schedule of the second friday of every month. To submit your work to be considered for the Gallery, please use the form to the left.

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Current & Past Exhibits


Summer Hours


Mulberry is introducing it's new summer hours starting May 1st

 

Monday-Tuesday - 7am - 10pm

Wednesday - Friday - 7 am - Midnight

Saturday - 8 am - Midnight

Sunday - 8 am - 8 pm

 

Come enjoy the nice weather and late nights at Mulberry!!



'TIME WARP: A Pinhole Portal of Perception,

by Canadian Artist, Margaret Lindsay Holton'

Award-winning Canadian artist, Margaret Lindsay Holton, has been making pinhole cameras, and creating pinhole photographs, for over 15 years.

Pinhole photography, also known as 'slow photography', creates unique imagery through a tiny pin hole of light. Sunlight passes through the pin hole into light-tight boxes or canisters. The light exposes photo-sensitive paper, creating a shadow image, or 'negative'. This negative is then processed in a darkroom to create 'positive' final prints.

The beauty of this long start-to- finish photographic process is that Time slows down. The process of pure pinholing cannot be digitally or mechanically rushed, manipulated or edited. As sun light is captured, time starts to warp ...

As Lindsay says, ... "Pinhole photography offers a completely different way of seeing the world outside of ourselves. Every moment becomes a meditation on Time itself. All becomes very 'Here & Now'..."

The selection of imagery in this exhibit are from rural and lakeside locations in Halton County, in Southern Ontario, Canada.


March Featured Artist: Kareem Ferreira


Artist Bio

Kareem Ferreira was born in Hamilton, Ontario. Ferreira works predominantly in the medium of acrylic painting, but includes different mixed medias, such as paper collage, graphite, and spray paint on wood panels. Ferreira completed his Honours Bachelor of Fine Arts at McMaster University in 2011. He has had shows in Hamilton, New York City and Winnipeg in galleries such as DeFacto Gallery, 623 ArtSpace, HAVN, Hamilton Conservatory of Art, Workers Art & Heritage Museum, and My Dog Joe Coffee.

Artist Statement:

My painting is intended to capture mood, while evoking the similar expressions being depicted. This intention of capturing feelings and ideas has materialized into an interesting body of figurative art. I find myself breaking down expression into individual modules of the human form. Focusing on individual parts of the face and body and experimenting with the tactile nature of paint application I am capable of dissecting the translations of this message.


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.


November’s Featured Artist: Claudette Losier


Artist's Statement

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.