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Weekend Roundup: Quoi faire ce weekend?

After moving to Ottawa from BC nearly a decade ago, Hannah has made it her mission to explore Ottawa. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter. It may be the last weekend of winter, but from the awesome line up of events this weekend it’s clear that Ottawa is ready for spring. Dig out your rain […]

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Social Portraits: Where social media meets artistry

A face can tell a thousand words – an old adage that captures the panoramic landscape of portraiture, expression, personality and mood. For Ottawa artist and graphic designer Mark Stephenson, merging the two worlds of portraits and online communication to build community forms the heart of his newest project, Social Portraits. His Kickstarter campaign launched […]

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City steps into fashion with new March Break camp

I’m extremely envious of the children and youth of today. What my younger self wouldn’t do for the playful apps I now hold so dearly, the insanely cool toys available, or the beautiful children’s books that line the shelves at Chapters. (Full disclosure: I wouldn’t be too overjoyed with the new apple slices option for […]

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Fellowship: Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard – JOHNNY VEGAS, page 4

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 […]

Close up of Untitled by James Gibson. All photos by Kenneth Ingram.

Review: The Florida Highwaymen at SAW Gallery

For the first time in Canada, an exhibition of 30 paintings by The Florida Highwaymen is on display at SAW Gallery in collaboration with the Embassy of the United States. Their art will last for a long, long time. It stands as an example for civil rights, perseverance, and I say it’s a living example […]

Photo by flickr user emrold, from the Apt613 flickr pool.

Quoi faire ce weekend: What to totally not do in Ottawa this weekend

You’re staying in this weekend? Okay, cool. No, I mean it, I’m checking out. It’s more frigid than Stephen Harper’s heart. There’s nothing that could beat rewatching Friends or cycling between Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in a continuous boredom feedback loop. Zero. Zip. Nada. It’s not like six of the city’s most flavourful restaurants are […]

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Local collective takes action to offer free arts education to youth

In 2012, the City of Ottawa released the Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage and Culture (2013-2018). One of the plan’s four key missions was to “invest in local culture and build cultural leadership.” Unfortunately, in the years since the strategy was published, the arts community has not seen the kind of advancements promised in […]

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Fellowship: Ottawa’s Lounge Lizard – JOHNNY VEGAS

We’re delighted to have Kristopher Waddell as 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 […]

Borderline, by Rachel Kalpana James. Images courtesy of Gallery 101.

Gallery 101’s There’s Room explores global mass migrations

Vanessa Rotondo is an Ottawa-based freelance writer, national spoken word artist and youth engagement coordinator/arts educator.  You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter. When we saw the picture of the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach, the world stopped to feel the impact of such a horrific tragedy. That single picture caused […]

Painting by Tagoe, from his website.

Artist Profile: Manasseh Tagoe and his philosophy of “tears unknown”

When he isn’t busy excelling in his rigorous industrial design program at Carleton University, the creative and talented Manasseh Tagoe is inspiring other with his Tears Unknown philosophy that has carried him throughout the years, using art as a means of transmitting his mantra to others. Manasseh is an international student from Ghana spending his […]

Detail of a collage by Tahini Moitra, all images courtesy of the artist.

Tahini Moitra’s collages mix modern commentary with vintage imagery

Tahini Moitra is a third year graphic design student here in Ottawa.  Born in Mumbai City, India, Tahini has been studying in Canada for the past seven years, most recently at Algonquin College.  While wrapping up her program, she was eager have a few pieces of her work stand out from her classmates’ work.  This […]

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