Experience the sights and sounds of Ottawa’s artists this summer! Some of Ottawa’s most talented performers are being featured at wading pool parks throughout July and August. Themed events will offer a variety of arts activities for children and youth on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., including an artistic performance from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
The Magic of Vito and Diego (magicians)
Thursday, August 12
Dutchies Park, 154 Mann Ave. (corner of Range)
Rain date: August 13
Enjoy a BBQ lunch on site (11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.), as well as games and other special groups between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Bring your bathing suit for the wading pool, too! Check ottawa.ca for all the details – and for all other special events at the City’s 56 wading pools.
FAREWELL TO SUMMER a Solo Exhibition by Margaret Chwialkowska
August 6 to November 4, 2010 at the CASINO
Series of oil paintings rendered with a palette knife, inspired by the Ottawa Region autumn landscape, lusty sculpted, drenched with vibrant colour, infused with light and dramatic textures.
Casino du Lac-Leamy, 1, Boulevard du Casino, Gatineau, Quebec
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 12, 6.00 – 8.00 p.m.
For more information call: 613-729-9351, email:
or visit: www.artistsincanada.com/margaret
Three Openings at the Ottawa Art Gallery
Thursday 12 August 2010 at 5:30pm
13 August - 24 October 2010
Curated by Eve-Lyne Beaudry,
Exhibition produced and circulated by Musée d’art de Joliette
Marie-Josée Laframboise produces large scale, site specific installations constructed of everyday materials such as twine, fabric, nets, plastic coated wires, and plastic containers. Her installation at OAG will be located in both the interior and exterior spaces of the gallery. The artist links and reveals architectural details by wrapping, weaving, and contouring them to create new paths and obstacles that the viewer negotiates.
13 August - 24 October 2010
Curator: Andrea Fatona
A series of sound spaces or audio structures that are integrated into the architecture of the gallery space. An immersive environment or atmosphere is created for the viewer/listener based on sound recordings derived from multiple origins such as recited poetry, chatter, traffic etc. Avaaz is a word in Punjabi that describes both sound and voice.
7 August – 17 October 2010
At Land’s End
Curator: Anik Glaude
Artists: James M. Barnsley, Paul Beaulieu, Alan Collier, Bruce Garner, Robert Harris, Edwin Holgate, A.Y. Jackson, Arthur Lismer, Henri Masson, Doris McCarthy, Donald C. MacKay, Louis Muhlstock, George Pepper, Claude Picher, Joe Plaskett, Jack Shadbolt, Philip Surrey
Historically, landscape painters have employed oceanic imagery to create idyllic scenery and to represent both the powerful and destructive nature of the sea. At Land's End highlights a selection of artworks from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art that reflects the continuous convergence of land and sea that shapes this country's utmost border.
Arts Court, 2 Daly Avenue
BLINK Gallery presents ROZEMARIJN OUDEJANS, "Clothes for my poems" - monoprints and etchings
Thursday, August 12, 6 to 9pm
Friday, August 13, 1 to 6pm
Saturday, August 14, 12 to 5pm
Sunday, August 15, 12 to 5pm
This exhibit of Rozemarijn Oudejans' prints consists of two series that both explore the subject of mental health. "Clothes for my poems" is a series of
etchings that were inspired by teenage poems. The etchings illustrate each poem and serve as clothes for the vulnerable thoughts on paper that have been hidden for so long.Currently resides in Header House, Major’s Hill Park (Across from the National Gallery of Canada at the foot of the Alexandra Bridge. Look for the little stone building.) PEDESTRIAN ACCESS ONLY.
Ottawa School of Art Gallery in Orleans is holding a vernissage for their latest exhibition – the second annual Instructors Show this Thursday August 12th from 6pm to 8pm in the OSA Gallery at the Shenkman Arts Centre. It is a group show featuring art by 26 of the School’s Instructors, and the gallery will be packed full of a wide variety of work. Artists will be in attendance, and we wanted to invite you to come take part in the opening.
Ottawa School of Art Orleans Campus, 245 Centrum Boulevard