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Maria-Helena Pacelli

Arts Writer

Maria-Hélèna is a long-time activist and writer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master's in Women's Studies. She writes about art, culture and politics. You can find her work as a professional artist and singer-songwriter here: www.mariahelenapacelli.com.


What was old is now new and nothing goes to waste

Many people are familiar with the Great Glebe Garage Sale, which takes place every year in the Glebe. It is well-known as a place to get bargain-basement prices on prime clothing, vinyl, and children’s items, and to take advantage of hundreds of garage sales and store sales to get the best deals for the best treasures […]

Jamie Kronick documents life of touring musician

Local drummer and photographer Jamie Kronick was recently honoured with a grant from the Ottawa Arts Council.  The Project X Photography Fund provides $1000 to help produce an Ottawa area artist’s photo-based project. Kronick received the award for his project 65MPH, which documents his experiences touring as the drummer of Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers, playing 83 shows […]

Creating space for Ottawa artists to put themselves on the map

A one-day conference, happening in November, will bring together local artists from across different disciplines, giving them a chance to network and to find ways to build their careers without compromising their vision. Since 2013, Artpreneur has been dedicated to helping artists succeed in their careers and build skills that will help them navigative the […]

Bike-powered coffee for a good cause

When Francis Bueckert decided to study abroad and volunteer in Ecuador, he had no idea it would lead him to start exporting direct-trade coffee and selling it on a coffee cart from his bike. Six years after visiting Ecuador, Cloud Forest Coffee is now launching its bicycle coffee cart where you can purchase direct trade, […]

Hervana: A feminist flip on growing up with grunge

Truly a millennial phenomenon, this all girl band was inspired by a tweet that said there should be an all-female Nirvana cover band called Hervana. The band is composed of Carly Beath (Skirt Cobain), Erin Cousins (Miss Novoselic), Sonia Sennik (Dave Grrrl) and Michelle Turingan (Pap Smear). Growing up listening to 90’s alternative rock and […]

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