This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s art scene—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post from Marisa Gallemit on visual art in Ottawa.
This week in the Future of Ottawa series, we’re taking a deep dive into Ottawa’s art scene—what it’s like now and where it’s headed. Read on for a guest post from Carrie Colton on the future of art galleries in Ottawa. Colton is the gallery principal at Studio Sixty Six.
Do you miss walking through small art galleries to check out the latest exhibitions, but don’t feel comfortable venturing into one right now? Thankfully, Studio Sixty Six understands, and has created a walk-through virtual tour of their latest exhibition Liquid Pixel, featuring new work by Alex Sutcliffe and Brendan A. de Montigny.
Interview: Nicole Bélanger helps develop critical thinking and a sense of belonging through group art
Nicole Bélanger is a visual artist who specializes in murals as collaborative works of art. In schools or the community, her emphasis is on group work, both in conceptualization and creation. Nicole believes that the power of energy comes from the creative efforts of the group and that there is room for everyone in the world of creativity.
“Ambient Architect” draws its inspiration from a Paul Klee painting at the National Gallery of Canada.
Plasticine, the squishy plastic modelling clay every toddler knows and loves, can be employed to make art that looks similar to an oil painting done with a palette knife.
Local artist Aquil Virani is celebrating his birthday by generating 30 letters to be sent via post to 30 people who have inspired him.
Marc Walter is an artist who oriented his practice to environmental art (or land art) in 2004. In this interview, Marc explores how the landscape influences the creation of works of art, and how those artworks in turn transform the landscape.
The Critic’s Choice for Give to Get Art, the Ottawa Art Gallery’s virtual art auction, was announced recently. Each year, the jury is tasked with selecting five works that resonate with them and highlight the high calibre of art created by Ottawa-Gatineau artists.
Today, owning art doesn’t necessarily have to be an “investment” anymore. Thanks to the variety of formats, sizes, and materials available, artists are creating pieces that we can own or gift for pure enjoyment.
You’ve found the perfect gift. You’ve wrapped it up. But it’s missing that little extra something to make it more personal and sentimental: a card.
Bucko Art Machine: Collaboration in isolation, complex care and transcending physical disability in a global pandemic
Before the pandemic, Bucko (Chris Binkowski) was a busker. He would perform in public spaces or at events, creating audio-visual performances powered by his wheelchair. He also does large-scale geometric paintings and has been active on a new project with other artists, under the name Bucko Art Machine. His latest work is a track on the Mood Ring Vol. 2 compilation
Brazilian-born Bruno Smoky and his wife, who goes by Shalak Attack, have created several unique murals around Ottawa.
Designer Rich Loen acquired the former tire shop on Carling Avenue and has spent a lot of time since then converting it into a large workshop and gallery space.
Plastic Beach: The ugly beauty found in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway through photos by John Healey
Plastic Beach is an exhibition of work by Ottawa photographer John Healey, the winner of the 2020 Project X Photography Award. In this new exhibition, Healey presents a juxtaposition of beauty and unsightliness.