Jimmy Pearson Live at Mulberry
Jamie Shea Live at Mulberry
Jamie Shea writes songs that need to be written.
His listeners immediately relate to his well crafted melodies and lyrics that vibrate in sympathy with shared human experience. Shea takes a sensitive and contemplative approach to the frailty and grace of love and loss while singing with such soft affection as to soothe the very emotions he expresses.
Shea majored in jazz at Mohawk College, studying composition under the guidance of renowned composer/arranger, the late Dave McMurdo. His experience writing and performing jazz, folk, blues, garage, and psychedelia gives Shea an extensive palette of colours to apply in bold strokes across his sonic landscape. Born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, Shea is proud and honoured to be part of the city’s rich musical tradition.
Harry Vetro Folk Trio
January’s Feature Artist: Laurie Skantzos
Artist Statement & Biography:
In this new body of work I employ repetition or standardization, suggesting
stability. Hand cut stencils, which are somewhat crudely made and imperfectly
spaced, thwart this initial control, indicating the human hand involved in the
making. Layering, scraping back and re-application of paint in this manner leads
me through a process driven inquiry where discovery and exploration are the
Laurie Skantzos’ abstract painting is largely inspired by the natural world and
filtered through her inner landscape. She studied fine art at the University of
Waterloo and her work is displayed in galleries throughout Ontario. She actively
participates in shows and art fairs both locally and internationally. Laurie’s award
winning work is included in private and public collections across North America,
Europe and Asia. She works from her home studio in Guelph Ontario.