THUNDER BAY, ON - November 30, 2009 - 3rd time’s the charm! This installment of Art Zoom in the North Core, sponsored by “The
Heart of the Harbour BIA” has 24 businesses, including galleries, supporting more than
50 artists/musicians/writers of Thunder Bay.
The businesses are excited by the event as it draws people into shops they may otherwise
never visit. Artists are excited to sell their work, and expose themselves to the public. My
excitement is generated by the potential future prospects of the North Core and the revitalization of Port Arthur as a proper city center, especially with the construction of the new waterfront. I think ART ZOOM gives the public and local artists/musicians/writers a peek at what the future has for making a vibrant city core.
Art Zoom is considered a “Park and Walk” event and our posters and ads invite people to
“Join the Crowd” as we expect to draw 400 people this year, weather permitting. We
have carolers, a horse and wagon, Santa Clause, a roaming magician, and in 3 of our
larger spaces - performing musicians. The artists include potters, jewelers, painters, and
sculptors. The DEFSUP gallery has its own opening events as well, including 3 new art
shows. Should be fun.
Please call or write me, Duncan Weller for any further information.
Saturday, December 5; from 5PM to 9PM.
270 A South Algoma St.
Thunder Bay, Ontario
1. Definitely Superior Art Gallery, Ste. 101, 250 Park Ave.
Gala Opening of 3 New Shows:
Dec.5 - Jan.9
Gallery 1: 21st Annual Regional Juried Exhibition
featuring 30 artists
Gallery 2: Kathleen Baleja - Recent Works -
performance at 7pm
Gallery 3: Digital Playground works by Carol Cooper/Duncan Weller
7pm live music + refreshments
2. Hill City Comics, 26 Court St. S.
Chris Merkley · Emi Arrua
3. Underlay Studio, 16 Court St. S., collaborative studio space
Marianne Kyryluk · Ann Clarke · Janice Andrews
4. Chenier Fine Arts, 8 Court St. S.
leather and bead-worker
Plus 250 original works by emerging and established Canadian artists
5. Ruttan Block, 4A Court St. S.
foyer: Nellie Mathews visual artist · Spinners and Weavers’ Maija Vilcins
2nd flr. landings: Lynne Lindsay · Murielle Horsman painters
2nd flr. #10 Susan Dykstra
2nd flr. #11, Benchmark Studio: Foster Gauley
2nd flr. #16, Dell Art Studio: Linda Dell painter
6. Gamespark Café, 269 Red River Rd.
Leslie G. Storozuk · Eugene Vandal · Danielle Fairbairn
7. The Picture Store, 269 Red River Rd.
Dorothy Furioso · William N. Currie
8. Perfect Fit Lingerie, 266 Red River Rd.
9. Bank of Montreal, Red River Rd. at Court St.
visual artist window display
10. Le Chic Footwear, 240 A Red River Rd.
Catherine Brophy ceramics · Corinna Tones jeweler
11. Creation Body Piercing, 240 Red River Rd.
12. Kitty Cucumber Children's Boutique, 236 Red River Rd.
13. Ponty and Company, 222 - 224 Red River Rd.
plus works by various artists on display
14. 12 St. Paul St. Gallery, 12 St. Paul St.
author, illustrator, visual artist
Jason Nelson sculptor, Kim Manduca · Ellie Andra-Warner
Peg Moran painter · Tammy Williams Trio musicians
15. Underground Ink, 14 St. Paul St., second floor
Patte Foreman · Meghan Niittynen · Mike Magee
16. Tuija Hansen Studio, 14 St. Paul St., second floor
17. 4 Fourteen Skateboard, 14 St. Paul St.
18. Rainge Gallery & Painted Turtle Art Shop, 204 Red River Rd.
Lorraine Cull · Angie Jensen
visual artists, spa products
Ruth Tye McKenzie · Leslie Shaw
works by other local visual artists
19. Silk ‘n Cedar, 10 N. Cumberland St.
Peter Fergus Moore
20. The Prince Arthur Waterfront Hotel, 17 N. Cumberland St.
Stephen Krasemann · Judy Czank-Mayor
21. Spa Euphoria, 109-215 Red River Rd.
Kathy Toivonen · Chris Jonasson
22. Jack's, 28 Cumberland St. S.
Breanna Bakkelund · Kathleen Twomey
23. Thai Kitchen, 36 Cumberland St. S.
Sonja Van Rooyen
24. Ottawa House, 40 Cumberland St. S.
Marianne Jones · Jacqueline D’Acre
Soft Wind and Roses Trio
Flute, violin and cello
Kevin MacLeod · Joy Buset · Rosemarie Salonen
... and along the route
Horse Drawn wagon
and gifts from
ArtZoom and the St. Paul Art Gallery will be the scene for the official launch of an exciting new book about Thunder Bay, The Last Best Places: Storytelling about Thunder Bay’s Historic Buildings, by Tania L. Saj and published by River Rocks Publishing. Tania - an anthropologist who was born, raised and educated in Thunder Bay before going on to receive her PhD from University of Calgary – spent two years of research tracking down stories about her hometown’s oldest buildings. The Last Best Places digs deep to bring alive the early history and vibrant social life of Port Arthur and Fort William through events that happened in its buildings. Tania is also the author of the best-selling Life in a Thundering Bay: Voices from Thunder Bay’s Past.