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Fellowship: Johnny Vegas – Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard, Page 21

Kristopher Waddell is our newest fellow. A longtime member of Ottawa’s comic book scene, Kristopher has been involved with all aspects of the trade – from creating comics to publishing books. In regular weekly installments, Kristopher presents his take on the life and times of Johnny Vegas, who has been performing in this city for decades. Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard: Johnny […]

Left to right: Liam Mooney (CEO, Jackpine), artist Marc Adornato, Summer Baird (owner of The Hintonburg Public House) and Jared Davidson (Apt613) pose in front of Adornato's "Ruined Landscapes" paintings at the Ottawa Art Gallery. Photo by Ming Wu.

Marc Adornato has some bad news for you

Marc Adornato’s “I’ve Got Some Bad News” is a show intended to inundate. The artist is a long time lover and critic of the media’s coverage of social issues and he is here to inform us of the consequences of our apathy, albeit in the most aesthetically pleasing way possible. When you walk into the […]

Airborne Allergens at Art by Karina Bergmans. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Karina Bergmans super-sizes airborne irritants in new exhibition

Seasonal allergy sufferers of the National Capital Region! This exhibition is for you! On now at Art-image, Maison de la culture de Gatineau presents the exhibition Allergènes aéroportés by Ottawa artist Karina Bergmans. I recently went to see Airborne Allergens just before the gallery opened for the day and in my typically impatient fashion, smashed my […]

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Fellowship: Johnny Vegas – Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard, Page 20

Kristopher Waddell is our newest fellow. A longtime member of Ottawa’s comic book scene, Kristopher has been involved with all aspects of the trade – from creating comics to publishing books. In regular weekly installments, Kristopher presents his take on the life and times of Johnny Vegas, who has been performing in this city for decades. Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard: Johnny […]

Photo by City Clock Magazine, from the Apt613 flickr pool.

Weekend Roundup: What to do?

Some say Ottawa’s two seasons are winter and construction, but “some” forgot an important third: festival season. Side effects include wristband tan, illusions of a seven-day weekend, performers’ obligatory Justin Trudeau jokes, and wishing festival season was over the moment a woo girl spills her beer all over you. But hey, entertainment exhaustion is a […]

Photos from Ravenswing 2014, from the Ravenswing Facebook page.

Ravenswing 2016: 10 years of community, diversity and artistry

The first seed of Ravenswing started 11 years ago as an annual indoor fair at Jack Purcell Community Centre with the intention of creating a crafts show that was more accessible to vendors and more accessible to the public. Co-founded by Sean Zio and Lukayo Estrella who met at a zine fair, the event began […]

Scotland, photo by Jamie Kronick.

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 […]

Photo by Celeste Lindell on flickr, used under Creative Commons license.

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 […]

Photo by Jared Davidson.

Experience the Academy lifestyle at Star Trek Exhibit

Part one by Mer Weinhold. Space: the final frontier. Star Trek turns 50 years old in 2016, an anniversary marked by various events and festivities. Numerous conventions are happening throughout the year, Canada Post and the Royal Canadian Mint are releasing Star Trek stamps and coins, and museums are sharing their enthusiasm for space exploration […]

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