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Canada 150 - Art Tree Project

Jan 26, 2017

 

Imagine every town having an art show where the connecting image is a tree, yet no tree is the same, each tells a unique story, and no matter what age, ability or background, each participant is the artist! The Art Tree Project is a creative initiative in which families, schools,... Read More >

"Walkway" Base Installation

From the street to the Walkway

Sep 8, 2016

Christine Mockett shares how setbacks in an installation work can create a new focus and new possibilities.

The “Walkway” project is an overhead ‘highway’ of fibre sculpture figures representing people from the community of all walks of life coming together in one place. The... Read More >

The cottage creative residency I Résidence de création le chalet

A week at 'the cottage' to work and play

Aug 4, 2016

For the last few years I have been fortunate enough to see my art practice grow. A few years before that, I had almost quit.  As a practicing artist since 2002, I came across a few rough patches, on a personal and on a professional level. One day I woke up and realized I was miserable because I... Read More >

Caroline Yergeau

Caroline Yergeau and the RBC Emerging Artist Award

Jul 22, 2016 Q. What has it meant for you to receive the Emerging Artist Award?

It a great honour that still gets me excited. Receiving the RBC Emerging Artist Award was certainly an acknowledgement of the pertinence of my artist practice in the region. I feel like my Ottawan community is... Read More >

CSArt Ottawa

Jul 6, 2016

Do you want to subscribe to unique artistic experiences?  We recently sat down with Megan Piercey Monafu, Founder of Community Supported Art Ottawa to find out more about this new approach to supporting local artists.  

CSArt is modeled after the idea of community-supported agriculture.... Read More >

Anna Frlan - War Chest

Art in the Bunker

May 13, 2016

Imagine being four stories underground, freely roaming around in a building that was so top secret in the 1960s that even high-ranking officials were confined to restricted areas. As the Diefenbunker’s 2016 artist-in-residence, I have access to the museum’s collection, archives, blueprints,... Read More >

Tavi Weisz, I Left, Ottawa, 2015

Witnessing

Apr 28, 2016

Notes on the Prima performance art series
EBA’s 23rd Open House, October 29th and 30th, 2015

Performances by Hélène Lefebvre, Julie Fiala, Karina Bergmans, steven girard, and Tavi Weisz Organized by Hélène Lefebvre

During EBA’s 2015 annual studio Open House, five performance art... Read More >

Metamorphosis

Re-Weaving Our Culture: a Text for Peace

Feb 26, 2016

Weaving has been done by almost every culture on our planet, so it touches a place of deep knowing in us all. The Mayans say that when a woman ties herself into her backstrap loom, she ties herself to the cosmos. The universe, they say, was woven into being. Indigenous cultures have a long... Read More >

Social Portrait 013 Tiana by Mark Stephenson, 11in x 11in, oil on panel

Launching my first crowdfunding project, Social Portraits

Jan 28, 2016

As creative people we’re often conceiving art projects. We’ll scour grant opportunities and put in applications in the hopes we can convince the jury to fund our project. It’s great to have these arts funding opportunities but it can take a while to find out one way or the other and sometimes it... Read More >

Champion Demers wood cover books

The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild

Nov 30, 2015

The Ottawa Valley Chapter of the national Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild (CBBAG [pronounced cabbage]), is a volunteer-run organization whose mandate is to create a spirit of community among bookbinders and book... Read More >