Colin NodenArts Writer
Writer, Traveler, and Insatiable Researcher. Colin moved here several years ago and was overwhelmed by the artistic and entrepreneurial spirit of the city. "I had to learn to pace myself. It's impossible to take in everything that's going on." Mystified by the label of “the city that fun forgot” (given to us by a guy whose idea of a fun vacation was visiting English pubs in Portugal), he joined Apt613 to help set the record straight. Ottawa is now his home base when not travelling.
Colin Noden: “The art has an authenticity your dad would approve of, but also a little wink in each piece.”
The National Arts Centre wants you to come on in and look around! And as a special treat, if you wander in this week you are going to find things going on from noon to night for the Ideas of the North Festival.
The NAC’s Fourth Stage has reopened and with it comes the introduction of Fridays at the Fourth, a new series designed to get local artists on stage and in front of a crowd.
Colin Noden: “It was emotional. And thought provoking… That is the artists’ job. And that is why you must go see this dance performance.”
Colin Noden “This was one you’ll be talking about for years. A musician at the top of his game. The only reason that statement may not be true is if Bruce Cockburn continues to improve. And from what I experienced, that may be the case.”
Today’s Mexico may surprise you. Take a break from those neurotic newsfeeds and come see an expression of contemporary Mexico. Dulce Tapp has packed a lot of meaning into her 20-piece exhibit at the Shenkman Arts Centre, on until September 24.
Local tech incubator celebrates the launch of 9 new startups that solve your most irritating problems
Does your job suck? Did your #RoommateFromHell just have a break-the-lease party… and your name is on the lease? The Founder Institute is busy training people to help you out of problems like these.