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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


Holiday Hours


Stay warm with Mulberry this Holiday Season!

Christmas Eve - 8am to 6pm
Christmas Day - Closed
Boxing Day - 9am to 6pm
New Year's Eve - 8am to 5pm
New Year's Day - Closed

Come enjoy the season with us!


December’s Feature Artist: Gordon Leverton


Artist Biography:

Gordon Leverton breaks down the city into component parts. Shadows, buildings
and skylines, all become part of the same plane and transform into pieces of a
puzzle. Using acrylic paint and soft pastel mediums, Leverton explores a theme
common to the urban experience – how community connects us all.

Leverton is currently creating two new series. “Sight Lines” uses acrylics to look at
the city from a bird’s eye view, connecting buildings through circuitry in a graphic
style. “Certain Terms” examines our hot real estate market using wood, plastic and
metal assemblage to form faux house facades.

Gordon lives in Hamilton, Ontario with his wife and two children.

www.gordonleverton.com


November’s Feature Artist: A.Linda VanWyk


Artist Statement

I am a contemporary mixed media artist from Burlington, Ontario and I express ideas using painted pieces of paper. I have studied and used various media over the years but it is the art of collage that intrigues me the most. My creative process begins with painting the paper. My collage paper designs are prepared by direct painting with acrylic pant and ink, applying printmaking techniques including carved stamp block printing, the use of stencils and drawing text and other forms. Various Japanese and other papers are painted to achieve multiple textures, tones, lines and patterns. When applying the paper to the painting support, I continuously explore how patterns relate to one another and how each piece of paper is organized on the painting to support my original colour choices and design ideas. Along with collage papers, I apply acrylics, various inks, oil paint and cold wax.

I am drawn to plants as they provide an infinite array of shape, colour, pattern and gestural elements. While I am mainly influenced by botanical subjects, I am equally drawn to other forms where patterns, shapes and colours interact.

2017 Exhibitions/Events:
Elora Centre For The Arts Portraits and People Group Exhibit: Oct. 12 - Nov. 12
Art in Action Burlington Studio Tour: Nov. 4 - Nov. 5
Elora Centre For The Arts - Teaching Workshop - Hand Painted Papers: Nov. 12
Neilson Park Creative Centre, Etobicoke Juried Exhibit: Aug. 9 - Aug.27
Brampton Visual Arts Snail Mail World Postcard Art Show - 1st Prize: May, 2017
West Hamilton Artists Tour: May 13 - May 14
Dundas Valley School of Art Annual Auction: Apr. 6 - Apr. 8
Artworks Oakville Juried Exhibit: Feb 27 - Mar 25


October’s Feature Exhibition: Umbrian Landscapes at Mulberry Cafe


The group of "plein air" painters in this exhibit met at the Dundas Valley School of Art in Jody Joseph's Modern Master's Art Class. This summer they traveled with Jody to Saragano, Umbria, Italy for two weeks of intense painting. Saragano is set in a medieval town in rural Umbria, the perfect place to paint castle walls, olive groves and distant vistas from observation. The artists tried to capture the light in the early morning and late afternoon of this enchanting landscape.

Artists:
Grace Afonso
Silvia Edwards
Maggie Shepherd
Corine Van Hoeve


September Featured Artist


For Supercrawl we are featuring art from the Collective Arts Series 8 beer labels.

"Series 8 is comprised of 49 artists and 14 musicians from 15 countries. Nine judges from Canada, The United States and Europe combed through over 2000 submissions to help us curate 63 new beer labels. This series marks another year of pushing the limits for emerging artists; these pieces will be seen by beer drinkers from Hamilton, Ontario to Chicago, and Spain and Italy. Thank you to the many talented artists and musicians who took the time to submit. We applaud your creativity. " http://collectiveartsbrewing.com/all-series/series-8/