Everyone knows that paintings are inanimate objects. What if this commonly-held view, however, was incorrect, and the images on a canvas were actual living entities. This intriguing idea lies behind the latest exhibit by painter Colin Muir Dorward, which is currently taking place at the Saw Gallery at 67 Nicholas Street. Dorward’s thought experiment is […]
It’s been about a year since Esther Simmonds-MacAdam has shown work in Ottawa. She’s returning today, to install her latest paintings at La Petite Mort Gallery, which opens tomorrow night. If you missed seeing her show last year, it would be well-worth your time to stop by an introduce yourself – she will be at the […]
Ottawa artist Crystal Beshara has always dreamed of opening a common space where artists could congregate, and share their talents and skills with others. The dream is about to become a reality as Crystal is planning on opening The Studio café, gallery and workshop. It combines a gallery, as well as studio and workshop space […]
Ottawa is certainly brimming with a creative force, people and events alike. Some of our favourite things to do include the many local arts and music festivals, intimate vernissages, and quirky performances. I decidely to think of myself as being creative in my writing and especially in my ideas, but I’m surely more of a […]
Post by Crystal Parsons Quick, name 5 famous painters. You probably got Picasso and Monet but did any female artists make your list? Art history has not always been overly generous to the ladies, but this summer there will be a little more “girl power” in the gallery with the retrospective exhibition Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun (1785-1842): […]
Post by Nicole Irvine When it comes to searching out events in Ottawa, I find that I usually have a few major considerations in mind. I want something that gives me a little bit of knowledge, gets my toes tapping to music, leaves me with a happy feeling in my stomach (from all the delicious […]
When you walk into Wall Space Gallery, the wall furthest from the door to the far end acts as the greeting, the handshake of the gallery every time a new show is hung. Claire Desjardins’ The Secrets We Keep fills this space with her 4 x 5 foot piece “How Many Fingers” which gestures like […]
Hey commitment-phobes, did you know you can rent local art for your home or office?
The show “Lovers’ Imbroglio,” opening this Thursday at Studio Sixty Six, will be the artists’ second to feature works painted over her ex-lover’s pieces.
Leaps of faith, falls from grace, head over heels in love—we often talk about success and failure, and the risks we take in getting there, using this kind of language.
Upon entering Melanie Authier’s solo exhibition Contrarieties & Counterpoints currently on display at the Ottawa Art Gallery, I found myself mesmerised by Authier’s abs
Natalie Bruvels / Joyce Crago / Wendy Nichol Please join us for our first reception of 2018 from 6-9pm on Friday, February 2nd! Our first show of the year features the work of artists Natalie Bruvels, Joyce Crago and Wendy Nichol. Painting, photography and sculpture combine for this thought-provoking and contemporary group show of emerging […]
This Valentine’s Day 2018, join us at The Sussex Contemporary for a Bob Ross Paint Along and Craft Night. Come with friends, by yourself, with a loved one, or on a first date. Create your own romance! We will have a craft station, photo booth, raffle, silent auction, DIY sangria bar, slow dance floor… and […]
You are invited to a romantic evening in the Historic Manotick Village! On February 10th from 6 to 9 p.m. Applecrate Galleries is launching an art exhibit featuring Russ Paquette. Everyone is welcome and the exhibit is free of charge. Celebrate with the ones you love and be inspired by the art and culture. https://www.facebook.com/events/2091959771019445/ […]