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Three of the entries into Ravenswing's design contest.  See the rest at their Facebook page.

Ravenswing celebrates its 10th year with a launch party

It has been ten years since Ravenswing, an annual fair of local artisans, live music and free skill-sharing workshops, first took flight and, in celebration of bringing arts, culture, and community to Centretown for a decade and counting, they are throwing a launch party to mark the occasion. The launch party will be an opportunity for […]

Ron Mueck, Tête d’un bébé (2003) et Louise Bourgeois, Arc d'hystérie (1993). Photos de Livia Marina Belcea.

sous-sol 819: Échelle humaine au Musée des beaux-arts du Canada

Une grande surprise vous attend au Musée des beaux-arts du Canada: l’exposition Échelle humaine. Le musée vous propose une collection de 8 sculptures modernes, portant sur le thème du corps humain et de sa perception. Cette exposition met en vedette trois œuvres du célèbre Ron Mueck, deux œuvres d’Evan Penny, ainsi que des œuvres d’Ugo […]

Photo by Kim Elliott, from the Apt613 flickr pool

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 […]

Photo courtesy of City of Ottawa

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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