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The Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) New Grant Criteria

May 6, 2015

The Ontario Trillium Foundation renewed its granting criteria, to support projects that will help communities become healthier and more vibrant in the next decade. The changes were based on the Canadian Index of Wellbeing that measures the quality of life for... Read More >

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The Making of ‘The Aftermath’

Feb 22, 2015


At the end of November 2013 the now former curator of the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery (CCGG) in Waterloo (ON), Christian Bernhard Singer, invited me to expand on the ceramic sculptures from my ‘Petrified Forest’ series (2013) for a solo show from January till March 2015. Being fully... Read More >

Requiem for Fourteen Roses

Feb 5, 2015

I spent over a year creating the “Requiem for Fourteen Roses” to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the École Polytechnique Massacre that occurred on December 6, 1989, in Montreal QC. It’s my largest single creative work to date, at about 85 minutes worth of new music for choir, soloist, 8-... Read More >

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Juliana McDonald at Enriched Bread Artists - Open Studio

Nov 27, 2014

On November 2nd, Liana Voia interviewed me in my studio at Enriched Bread Artists 22nd Annual Open Studio. For those of you who missed the exhibition, here is an opportunity to see my studio and to hear my comments.

It was a pleasure to see so many of you drop by. We are always... Read More >

A vote for the arts: Candidates priorities for arts and culture

Oct 21, 2014

In an effort to enlighten citizens on the issue of Arts and Culture in anticipation of the Municipal Elections, AOE Arts Council and the Ottawa Arts Council asked the nominated candidates for the office of City Councillor in wards 2, 14, 16, 20 and 22, two questions about their priorities on the... Read More >

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CCE – Buzz brainstorming session

Oct 16, 2014

What the heck would a session called "Keeping the Online Buzz Alive" at Arts Court have to offer me or how could I contribute? Whatever it was, it was enough to get me there to meet with a diverse group of folks who use social media to promote arts activities in the region.


I was... Read More >

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A Vote for the Arts : Ottawa Election 2014

Oct 7, 2014

In an effort to determine cultural priorities, Ottawa Arts Council and AOE Arts Council asked each of the Mayoral candidates some questions. Both Arts Council’s encourage all members of the arts and culture community to attend the all-candidate debates to ask the same questions we did.

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The Morning After… Money & Data Matters

Oct 1, 2014

“The morning after” conjures up just so many possibilities!

Not only did we have FUN, but we traveled a vulnerable path together…sharing what’s important, our hopes and dreams, how confused and frustrated we get about the tough stuff, and how much we want to learn, to grow and achieve. ... Read More >

Nuit Blanche Illuminations

Sep 30, 2014

Ottawa and Gatineau were exceptionally vibrant and alive on September 20th as art lovers gathered for a celebration of art and its capacity as a looking glass on life’s multiple matters and dimensionalities.  All varieties of art were presented in the urban setting, from visual arts to theatre... Read More >

Word from the president

Sep 2, 2014

With Summer winding down and Fall just around the corner, I hope you have had a chance to take in some of the amazing festivals and art events happening throughout this vibrant city.  This is my first ‘Word from the President’ and I am thrilled to be taking on this position. I would like to... Read More >