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The flesh and spokes of our common humanity

You probably have heard that a person who loses one sense, such as sight or hearing, can compensate by strengthening their other senses. Science supports this view – see, for instance, a study on how people who are born deaf use parts of their brain that normally processes sound to process touch and vision.  In other words, the loss […]

From left to right: Jeff Logan (guitar), Cody Allen (vocals/acoustic guitar),
Steve Foley (drums), and Rob Toth (bass) perform on the Irene's stage. All photos by Terry Steeves.

Cody Allen ignites Irene’s Pub last Saturday

North Bay native, Cody Allen definitely set the room ablaze on Saturday night, as he unleashed his latest effort, IGNITE to a packed house at Irene’s Pub. With the help of his accomplished band members, Jeff Logan (electric guitar), Rob Toth (bass), and producer, Steve Foley (drums), Allen offered up a set of well over […]

Falling Star, 2013 by Don Maynard. The 13-foot high cast aluminum sculpture sits atop the toboggan hill at Cambrian and Greenbank roads. Photo from the City of Ottawa website. Credit: Dugan Maynard.

Public art in Ottawa: Reaching out

After two and a half years in the making, the City of Ottawa will issue its new Public Art Policy this year. The Public Art Renewal Committee (PARC) was set up in 2012 to renew the City’s policy. The committee is composed of artists, academics and representatives from the public. PARC met six times in […]

Photo of the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, QC by Alroy Fonseca (Apt613 Flickr pool)

Poets, music, writers and wine in Wakefield!

“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” ?    John Keats If the 19th century romantic poet John Keats were alive today and living in the National Capital Region, he would almost certainly be going to the annual Wakefield-La Pêche Writers Festival […]

Photo by John Lauener, courtesy of The National Arts Centre.

Intermezzi: The Art of Time Ensemble proves dolls and dance don’t mix

Intermezzi: Art of Time Ensemble, enjoyed this past Wednesday at the National Arts Centre, marked both the commencement of this year’s Ontario Scene, the annual program celebrating provincial artists of all kinds, as well as International Dance Day. Fitting, as the presentation featured renowned Canadian contemporary choreographers, Peggy Baker and James Kudelka, and internationally celebrated […]

Matthew Barber. Photo by Matt Barnes, courtesy of the National Arts Centre.

Soulful songs for a Saturday night

With so many Ontario Scene events this past Saturday, it must have been a tough choice for someone looking for an evening out, but for those who placed their bets on Matthew Barber and Jadea Kelly’s show the rewards were sweet. Not only did we get to hear these two songwriters on the same bill, […]

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Write On Ottawa: End of time is an operatic family saga

Orleans author  K.D. Beckett recently published End of Time, the seventh volume in her In Time saga.  She dedicates the series of family stories to her “wild and adventurous ancestors”, Scottish and French, Algonquin, Micmac, Mohawk and Ojibwa. “Migwitch, Marsi, [Thank you] for your legacy – the Métis blood that flows inside of me,” says Beckett, whose […]

Andrew Wright, Disused Portrait Camera Considers Wedgewood Vase (detail), 2015, silvered objects, custom plinth. Courtesy of the artist and Patrick Mikhail Gallery, Montreal.

The OAG gets especially creative this Sunday

Post by Justeen Gales. The NAC’s Ontario Scene Gallery Crawl, happening in Ottawa this Sunday, has motivated the staff at the Ottawa Art Gallery to host a special Creative Sunday workshop for children and their families inspired by the current exhibition Pretty Lofty and Heavy All at Once (January 23rd – May 10th 2015) by […]

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