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Photo by Maksim Apelfeld.

Hidden Gems: Mechanicsville Church

This week’s piece is for all the Presto-wielding commuters out there that hop on the back of a 95 every morning to get to school or work. If you’re going anywhere in morning rush hour, odds are you will be standing when you get on that bus. And as you chug along the Transitway heading […]

Photo by MDV on Flickr. Where not stated, image is by Sanita Fejzic.

Best outdoor art in Ottawa – The Market and Hull edition

As the weather outside becomes less inviting, walking around the city will inevitably change. You may be less tempted to linger. The meaning of this word, to stay in a place longer than necessary because you simply don’t want to leave, is often done effortlessly when a good sculpture or a powerful installation engages us. […]

Photo provided by The Civil Servants.

Picturama! A photography show for all humankind

The Civil Servants present Picturama! Ottawa’s original anything-goes photography show. In an age where Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter rule our lives and facilitate much of our interactions with others, the Civil Servants have created a uniquely social event to share your photography with strangers. It’s called Picturama! and it’s a new type of photo show. […]

Giacometti in my Bones, de Stephen Frew (2013).

Exposition | Figureworks Award Show

Par Cindy Savard, une moitié de Basement 819, émission de radio bientôt en onde sur CHUO et en balladodiffusion sur Apt613.ca.  Le vernissage du Figureworks Award Show avait lieu ce mardi soir. Fort en formes et luxures, il s’agit de la quatrième édition pour Figureworks, un organisme à but non lucratif voué à la promotion et la […]

Photo by Maxim Apelfeld.

Hidden Gems: From Mexico with love

I stumbled across this sculpture entirely by accident as I was walking towards the Market to check out some of the great art exhibits during this year’s Nuit Blanche. Located right off Elgin Street and steps away from the Rideau Centre, this little Gem is tucked into a small open space outside the National Art […]

Weekend roundup: Atomic Rooster giveaway

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IctOuQpZwPc[/youtube] Love poutine? Look no further than Sparks Street – you’re now booked up for the weekend. Support Local month is entering its third weekend, and is showing no signs of slowing down. Tonight, there’s a vernissage of Andrea Stokes’ work down at Mint Hair Studio. It’s also the Alice Alishka pop-up shop […]

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Hidden Gems: Museum of Nature

This week’s gem is not exactly a hidden one, but it’s definitely one of the most impressive buildings in the City. Designed by architect David Eward, drawing inspiration from similar Scottish Baronial style estates in Europe, the building is affectionately referred to as “the castle”. When you look closely you can notice many similarities between […]

Weekend roundup: What to do in Ottawa

[youtube width=”600″ height=”485″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oL3KApukQEs[/youtube] So October is almost over, and that means the city gets scary. Get a head start on Halloween with some spooky sexy stories, a WonderGeeks night of festivities, some pumpkin carving and, of course, a vampire or two. Costumes are more than welcome tonight down at the Mercury Lounge, where super-talented NOAH will […]

Dark Night of Soul – courtesy of Cube Gallery

After “Rise”, Kristy Gordon comes back with an “Explosion” at Cube Gallery

Editor’s note: Tak Pham is a casual volunteer at Cube Gallery. This review expresses Tak’s professional view on Kristy Gordon’s works in his interest of the artist. This fall, Canadian portraiture artist Kristy Gordon returns to Ottawa with a brand new exhibition at Cube Gallery. Kristy Gordon 2013 features a series of works done during […]

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Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau 2013

As part of Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau 2013, our roving crew of reporters took pictures of the artistic projects and exhibits in the Byward Market, Hintonburg and Sparks Street zones. The photos were projected from a window on George Street as part of our coverage of the all-night art festival (see the slideshow of all the […]

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