The Supernova line up - you get to see it all live - Friday, September 18th - a five hour show!

theartsBy Staff

September 14, 2015


Dozens of art ventures will appear on the Old Lakeshore Road, immediately outside, adjacent to and across the road from Emma’s Back Porch the evening of Friday, September 18th beginning at 7 pm – the installations will be in place until just after midnight and then disappear just as quickly as they appeared.

It will be a Supernova – a now annual event that began in 2013 at the Waterfront Hotel where new ground was broken in the Burlington arts world.
Year two for what is known as No Vacancy, which is given a different title each year took place at the Village Square when 3500 people showed up. Fortunately the Fire Marshal wasn’t aware of the crowd – he might have shut the event down.

During the next few days the Gazette will tell you a little bit about each participant – there are about 20+ of them – all up for one enchanting evening.
We start with:

Teresa Seaton is working with Tomy Bewick

Teresa SeatonTeresa Seaton creates highly original, dynamic Stained Glass for galleries and private commissions. Her uniquely sculptural work is a trademark; featuring multi layers of panels and glass with spun wire incorporated as a structural element and design accent. Teresa Seaton studied Graphic Design at Sheridan College and obtained the degree, BFA in drawing and sculpture from York University. Her career in design led her to positions as Senior Designer, Associate Creative Director and Creative Director with clients from Toronto to New York. Teresa studied the craft of stained glass with Paul Beatty and has operated as a full time artist since 2010. In 2007 she became chair for Art in Action. She helped define Art in Action Burlington Studio Tour as a go to cultural event that showcases many talented local artists and artisans and brings a growing number of art lovers to the community. In 2013 she opened her Studio & Gallery in Burlington. As well as giving her a place to showcase her own artwork she has opened her Gallery to other Canadian artists by showcasing them for two months at a time.

Juliana LaChance focuses on avante garde themes

Juliana LaChanceJuliana LaChance is a Hamilton based painter specializing in original acrylic, multimedia art of contemporary, avant garde themes.

Her paintings and art have been exhibited throughout southern Ontario and her work can be found on instagram, facebook, tumblr, youtube.

She has produced four solo albums that you can listen to on her youtube channel by searching Juliana Lachance

She works in a small, cozy studio where she records, creates and paints her heart out in Hamilton, ON

Courtney Lee is a newcomer to this art form – works in water colour on Yuppo paper.

Courtney LeeCourtney Lee is a Toronto based Artist. She has only recently begun to paint professionally with her first show in the summer of 2014. She works in watercolour on Yupo paper, two materials that are both very demanding, but when combined have an organic chemistry that blossoms into something bold and playful. She pairs these bold, colourful paintings with layers of intricate geometric paper cuts creating an intriguing juxtaposition of colour and shape, in other words “contained chaos”. These paintings are an expression of her interest in natural science and the beauty found in organic forms. For Courtney, The ultimate example of these organic forms for is the nebula and the creation of stars in space. The geometric context that she gives these spontaneous paintings refers to her interest in sacred geometry (such as the Fibonacci sequence) which is the lens through which she tries to understand the mysteries of unexplored space.

Jefferson Campbell-Cooper has been featured in Nuit Blanche Toronto twice

Jefferson Campbell-CooperFrom drawing to sculpture to performance, artist Jefferson Campbell-Cooper’s works navigate the changing world around us. His practice includes such projects as collecting recycling for the City of Toronto with home-made machines, transforming a tourist train into a subway using sound installation, and developing large-scale social mapping projects with the cities of Windsor, Kitchener, and Toronto. Campbell-Cooper has been featured in Nuit Blanche Toronto twice, and is part of the public collections of the City of Kitchener and the University of Guelph. Numerous residencies have led to site specific projects in New Mexico, the Yukon, Newfoundland and Connecticut. Exhibiting internationally, he most recently completed projects in Athens, and Geneva. He received his BFA from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Halifax, and MFA from the Meadows School of the Arts, Dallas, Texas.

Mary Ma’s work explores landscape phenomenology.

Mary MaWorking primarily in video projection, installation, sculpture, and sound, Ma’s work explores landscape, phenomenology, and moments of contact within collective experience. She has exhibited at the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival (Toronto), Place Gallery (Portland OR), and recently presented a solo exhibition at Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects (Toronto). Upcoming exhibitions include Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015, and CAFKA’s 2016 Biennial in Kitchener Ontario. Ma holds a BFA in Sculpture and Installation from OCAD University.

More work can be found on her website at

Judy Graham is a multi-media artist who has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally.

Judy GrahamJudy Graham is a multi-media artist who has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally. Currently, her drawings can be seen at Artspace Gallery in Buffalo, N.Y. Judy’s projects have been reviewed in such publications as The Globe and Mail, The St. Catharines Standard, Now, and Artvoice. Ms. Graham teaches in the Visual Arts Department, Marilyn Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts, Brock University.

There are more – tune in tomorrow.

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