The Ottawa Art Gallery’s (OAG) Give to Get Art Auction begins tonight with a Gala celebration, and continues all weekend with online bidding.
This Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending a vernissage for a new exhibition by Michelle Sound, We Take Care of Us, currently on display at Gallery 101. The reception began with a beautiful opening ceremony by Grandmother Irene. Every guest participated in the traditional cleansing smudging ceremony, and then we all sang a song to welcome in the spirits. I’ve never been to an event where everybody could participate in the ceremony and it was incredibly meaningful and impactful.
COVID-19 cases are on the decline, vaccine rates are rising, and restrictions are easing in Ottawa. There is plenty to get out and enjoy this summer weekend in the city. From farmers’ markets, to vintage markets, live music, to art exhibits; there is a little something for everyone. Without further ado, here are the details on this weekend’s happenings.
We’ve somehow managed to make it through to the final month of 2020 and, for that, I think we all deserve a bit of celebration. As this weekend approaches, we’ve got a bunch of great ideas for you all as to how to properly go about it during this festive season.
We’ve arrived at another weekend here in this great city and with it brings the start of a new season, sunny skies, and hot summer heat. There is so much to do to celebrate the arrival of the summer solstice, whether at home or outdoors, so we will get right to it.
The opening drew a capacity crowd of appreciative viewers.
Yeah, it’ll be cold. But there’s still plenty to do in Ottawa, from concerts to galleries to skating. See you out there!
Xenia Fink, Guillermo Trejo and Jinny Yu explore the ambiguous relationship between the individual and the nation in this new exhibition.
It’s another jam packed weekend in Ottawa so without further ado, here are some picks for how to spend your weekend!
In a world where speaking about feminist and environmental issues can be seen as controversial in some circles, Beneath the Tame, Gallery 101’s current exhibition curated by Lisa A. Pai, is a timely examination of history, women’s agency, and our connections and relationships to nature and to the land.
Exhibition: Laura Taler’s The soft and the pliable will defeat the hard and the strong at Gallery 101
Award-winning filmmaker and artist Laura Taler’s exhibition The soft and pliable will defeat the hard and the strong at Gallery 101 is an introspective exploration of themes relating to movement and conceptions of being still. In a world where everything is so fast-paced, Taler’s work allowed me to take a step back and be present, […]
No clichés here. Instead, prepare to have “your mind infected.” This was the stated goal and measurement of success for curator Ulysses Castellanos.
Vanessa Rotondo is an Ottawa-based freelance writer, national spoken word artist and youth engagement coordinator/arts educator. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter. When we saw the picture of the three-year-old Syrian boy whose body washed up on a Turkish beach, the world stopped to feel the impact of such a horrific tragedy. That single picture caused […]
This Saturday, Gallery 101 is helping Ottawa celebrate National Drone Day. From 1-4pm, the gallery will showcase artists such as Herons Wake, Self Surgery, and, with what has to be one of the best band names ever, The Human Being Lawn Mowers. Think of drone music as a palate cleanser. It’s the total opposite of […]
On Tuesday April 8th at Gallery 101, the People’s Social Forum held its official Ottawa launch. To celebrate the budding activist movement, the event featured a potluck, social justice speakers, slam poetry, and local musicians, all in the context of the gallery’s exhibit of international art. The People’s Social Forum bills itself as an attempt […]