Taymaz ValleyCommunity Writer
Taymaz is an artist... no, a photographer... no, no, a writer from Tehran... no, from London... no I know, working from Ottawa. He considers himself one of those, what do you call them, internationalist folks, with keen interest in social justice, yes and gender equity, racial equality, and deconstructing power hierarchies, just to add some clever jargon. Of course the arts, yes, without the capitalist capital A. Oh, just read on.
The new must-see art exhibition in Ottawa is Post Neo at Studio Sixty Six running until June 9 at the gallery’s new location at 858 Bank Street, Suite 101, in the Glebe. This captivating affair features two extremely openminded, experimentally driven contemporary artists who dare to say things differently and deserve all of the praise they get.
The Glebe Neighbourhood Activities Group (GNAG) endeavors to provide emerging artists of all ages and working with all mediums the opportunity to showcase their creations in an annual, month long exhibition that has developed an Off Broadway reputation for artists in Ottawa. The exhibition runs from April 30 until June 1 at the Glebe Community Centre.
Latin American Film Festival will bring cinema from across Latin America to the Ottawa Art Gallery—05.09.18-05.31.18
Now in its 22nd year, the Latin American Film Festival will bring cinema from across Latin America to the Ottawa Art Gallery from May 9-31.
Claudia Salguero is set to perform, alongside a number of notable local musicians, for a new Latin jazz show titled MADRE TIERRA at the National Arts Centre on May 5 and 6, 2018. This show promises to be a passionate and powerful take on the subject of Mother Earth and what it means to Claudia Salguero musically, and includes original compositions.
Taymaz Valley: “The pairing of these two artists is a spark of genius on the gallery director Carrie Colton’s part, not only because of the contrasting palettes with which these two artists exercise their creativity, but by the performativity that brings forth their interconnectivity.”
Jazz singer Antoine L. Collins releases latest album and celebrates jazz legend Nat King Cole’s 99th birthday—03.17.18 at Mercury Lounge
Ottawa jazz singer Antoine L. Collins releases his second album, Nature Boy: The Music of Nat King Cole, at an album launch party Saturday March 17 at Mercury Lounge.
The fourth annual Irish Film Festival Ottawa is on its way with some promising performances and a number of outstanding films from this year’s Irish film directors, actors, screenwriters and animation houses.
Gift of Jazz: From Africa to New Orleans to The True North Strong and Free will take place at the National Gallery on Thursday February 15 and Friday February 16 as a tribute to Black History Month, celebrating the tour de force that is jazz music.
February 1, 2018 promises to be a memorable night in Ottawa as the leading lady of CBC Radio 2, and the marvelous host of the classical music show Tempo, Julie Nesrallah returns to her hometown for a much anticipated performance: A Night at the Opera.