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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 […]

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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