Friday, September 15, 2017

Opening Night @ Karsh-Masson Gallery


Currently on view at Karsh-Masson Gallery: "Continuum: Karsh Award artists welcome a new generation".

Seven past Karsh Award laureates have selected seven emerging artists who work within the photographic medium: Joi T. Arcand, AM Dumouchel, Leslie Hossack, Olivia Johnston, Julia Martin, Meryl McMaster and Ruth Steinberg.

Opening night at Karsh-Masson Gallery, September 14, was busy.

From Leslie Hossack's series H-Hour, Normandy 1944 on view at Continuum
From Olivia Johnston's Madonnas series on view at Continuum
Some works from the Avian Wanderer series by Meryl McMaster at Continuum


Facts:

Continuum: Karsh Award artists welcome a new generation
Karsh-Masson Gallery (at Ottawa City Hall)

September 14 to October 22, 2017

Link: https://ottawa.ca/en/residents/arts-heritage-and-culture/galleries-and-exhibition-spaces/karsh-masson-gallery/past-exhibitions-2017

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Art on the Grass in Carp


Art on the Grass In Carp on Aug. 19, 2017
It was busy at the West Carleton Arts Society's outdoor art event... and no, it did NOT rain!


Link to West Carleton Arts Society: www.westcarletonartssociety.ca

Monday, July 10, 2017

Wintergatan - Marble Machine


This incredibly complex Marble Machine uses 2000 marbles to create music. Absolutely fascinating!

Check out the mesmerizing YouTube video of the Mable Machine by the Swedish folktronica band Wintergatan:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvUU8joBb1Q&feature=youtu.be

Monday, June 19, 2017

Fieldwork turns 10


Fieldwork is celebrating its 10th anniversary with Soundwork - an exhibition of six installations that incorporate sound. Explore art in a very unique way: along a field and forest trails!

INSTALLATIONS BY:

Mixed Metaphors (Jesse Stewart & Matt Edwards)

Hilary Martin & Ranjit Bhatnagar

Annette Hegel & Deborah Margo

Matt Rogalsky & Laura Cameron

Doug Van Nort

Nicola Oddy

Some of the installations are interactive. The outdoor project continues through November, is open for the public and free of charge.

Fieldwork is 1.25 hours west of Ottawa. More details and directions can be found at www.fieldworkproject.com and/or on their Facebook page facebook.com/fieldworkproject.


Facts:
http://www.fieldworkproject.com/

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Mélange @ Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts, Ottawa



 
Some shots from the exciting opening night of Mélange, a celebratory exhibition of work by The Rectory Art House artists. The show at Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts is curated by Dale Smith.



From their invitation: Mélange refers both to the storied 150 year history of the mixed inhabitants of Lowertown and to the divergent work of the seven artists who create from the Rectory Art House on Murray Street in present day Lowertown: Tiffany April, Karen Bailey, Gwen Frankton, Sharon Lafferty, Jeannie Polisuk, Karen Rasmussen and Lori Victor.



Built in 1890, Saint Brigid's played a vital role in Lowertown as the Catholic church serving the Irish population. Now deconsecrated and transformed into an arts centre, Saint Brigid's continues to contribute to the rich heritage of both Lowertown and the Ottawa area. Mélange adds to this cultural tradition with an exhibition of painting, installation and video.



Loved the works and the location!

Facts:

Mélange, a celebratory exhibition of work by The Rectory Art House artists
May 2-6, 2017 @ Saint Brigid's Centre for the Arts, Ottawa
Vernissage: Tuesday 2 May, 5pm-9pm
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 10am – 1pm
http://saintbrigidscentre.com/the-rectory-art-house/

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Paul Seesequasis takes over @CUArtGallery Instagram


The writer and cultural activist Paul Seesequasis is taking over the CUAG Instagram account today until May 6th, in conjunction with the current exhibition The Other NFB. His posts will respond to images shot in the North by photographers working for the NFB's Still Photography Division.

Follow @CUArtGallery from Tuesday 2 May through Saturday 6 May using the hashtag #CUAGTakeover.

Paul Seesequasis is a writer, editor, cultural activist and journalist. He was a founding editor of the award-winning Aboriginal Voices magazine and the recipient of a MacLean-Hunter journalist award. His short stories and features have been published in Canada and abroad. His novel Tobacco Wars was published by Quattro Books in 2010.

Monday, March 27, 2017

H'Art of Ottawa


I love the Community Exhibition Spaces of the City of Ottawa – art in rather unexpected places. Like the one at the Richcraft Recreation Complex in Kanata. Go swimming, do a Zumba class, or exercise at the gym, and admire contemporary local art while you're there.

The exhibition on view is called “H'Art: A selection of works from the studio collection”. H’Art of Ottawa is an innovative and inclusive visual arts studio that supports artists with intellectual disabilities. 


 

“H’Art of Ottawa is a unique and innovative art studio where self-expression and a sense of place are encouraged and celebrated for people with developmental disabilities. Through the common language of art and self-expression, the artists of H’Art contribute to the community and the cultural life of Ottawa.” (From H'Art's web site)

Strong, expressive, colourful paintings!



Facts:
H'Art of Ottawa, Upstream Studio
Exhibition at Richcraft Recreation Complex
4101 Innovation Drive, Kanata
http://www.hartofottawa.ca/upstream-studio-gallery/