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Awesome Arts makes waves in Vanier

For the past several weeks, Awesome Arts en folie has been partnering with the Vanier community for an eight-week-long celebration of arts. Apt613 spoke with key members involved in the initiative’s Vanier roll-out to get a flavour of how the collaboration came about, what’s been going on these past several weeks, and what Ottawa residents can look forward to in the days ahead.

Wendy Hartley retires as MASC’s Co-Executive Director

In advance of Wendy Hartley’s retirement from MASC in June of this year, we are sharing this heartfelt letter from Wendy to the people who defined her time at MASC. As Wendy mentions in her letter, we are delighted that Micheline Shoebridge will be continuing in her role as Executive Director to lead MASC into its exciting next phase.

Interview: Lola Ryan is a catalyst for growth through dance and movement

Lola Ryan is one of Canada’s foremost practitioners of dance and movement improvisation. A former champion athlete, she began a career in dance in her twenties, founding and co-founding several dance/theatre companies and touring nationally. Her work with children and adults is an abiding interest, and encourages links between youthful play and the world of dance. 

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.