April 29 at 3:30 p.m.
In the context of the Firestone Gallery exhibition Of Earth and Sky, join us for a presentation on the history of landscape and abstract art in the Prairies. Both from Saskatchewan, Alexandra Badzak, Director of the Ottawa Art Gallery, and April Britski, National Director of the Canadian Artists Representation (CARFAC), will engage in conversation about trends in mid-century Prairie art with Catherine Sinclair, Curator of the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art. Topics will include artists’ engagement with the geographical aspects of the Prairie landscape itself, the importance of regionalism, the pastoral, and artists’ spirituality, and the introduction of modernism in and around the famed Emma Lake Workshops.
Kanata Artists Studio Tour 2011
Celebrating 20 Colorful Years !!
Friday, April 29--------------5 pm-9 pm
Saturday, April 30-----------10 am-5 pm
Sunday, May 1-------------10 am-5 pm
Free Admission: Ten Kanata artists open their homes to the public.
Visitors may purchase original works of fine art in various media.
Meet the artists in their working environment.
Visit their website at:
"To celebrate 20 years, entry a draw at each artist's home for a
chance to win one of ten original framed miniature works."
The tour artists are:
Splitting the Choir
The Moving Images of Donigan Cumming
Friday April 29, 7:30pm @ Club SAW
The Canadian Film Institute is pleased to present Splitting the Choir, a two-part retrospective of the videographic work of Montreal-based artist Donigan Cumming. The event marks a period of sixteen years since Cumming’s first video: A PRAYER FOR NETTIE (1995), a haunting and unsettling elegy to the artist’s long-time photographic model Nettie Harris, known for her stunning poses in the photographic series Pretty Ribbons (1993).
An award-winning photographer and filmmaker, Cumming has internationally exhibited and screened videos that are widely praised (and criticized) for their genre-bending, unsettling iconoclasm. Working from within the social realist documentary mode, Cumming explores the frontiers of representation, pushing ethical boundaries into uncharted areas – where many artists fear to tread. Cumming’s work blurs the lines between ethnographic film and the theatre of the absurd, incisively splitting the choir of audience opinion. As he continues to chart the underrepresented life-worlds and experiences of the marginal (elderly, ill, damaged, broken) citizens of Montreal, those who would seem to be so radically “other,” Cumming insistently reminds us of the things we share in common.
This retrospective coincides with the publication of the Canadian Film Institute’s critical anthology, Splitting the Choir: The Moving Images of Donigan Cumming, edited by Scott Birdwise.
The essays in this volume take up a range of topics in relation to Cumming’s videos, from the role of photography and memory in the moving images and temporalities of video to questions of ethics, representation and performance in the documentary.
Contributors: Scott Birdwise, Mireille Bourgeois, Zoë Constantinides, Blake Fitzpatrick, Marcy Goldberg, Mike Hoolboom, Tom McSorley, Solomon Nagler, Craig Rodmore, Christopher Rohde.
Donigan Cumming will be in attendance at the opening night of the retrospective/book launch to introduce and discuss his work.
Friday, April 29, 7:30pm @ Club SAW
PETIT JESUS (1999)
ERRATIC ANGEL (1998)
FOUR STOREYS (1999)
MY DINNER WITH WEEGEE (2001)
PENCILS, ASHES, MATCHES & DUST (2009)
You are invited to see the exceptional works of experimental filmmakers David Rimmer and Barbara Sternberg at the National Gallery of Canada as part of the exhibition of the 2011 Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts. Drawn from the film and video collection of the National Gallery, all screenings will take place in the Lecture Hall. Admission is free.
Sat April 30 at 2 pm. Barbara Sternberg
· A Trilogy 1985 – 16 mm film, 46:00 minutes
· At Present 1990 – 16 mm film, 18:00 minute
· Through and Through 1992 – 16mm 63 minutes
The Art of Mourning in Ottawa: ReVisioning Victorian Bereavement Artefacts
In partnership with Prairie Scene
Saskatchewan-born, Ottawa-based artist and academic Cindy Stelmackowich will present the findings of her artist-in-residence project at the Bytown Museum. During the winter of 2011, Ms. Stelmackowich unearthed and researched a wide range of Victorian mourning artefacts from the Museum’s collection. From her study of these artefacts she intends to create new artworks that will highlight the intimately-charged visual languages of mourning, mortality, beauty and death.
Mourning artefacts in the Bytown Museum’s collection comprise a wide range of decorative, domestic and public memorabilia, and include hair wreaths, veils, clothing, jewelry such as lockets, bracelets and earrings which incorporate hair, and decorative items such as memory ware jugs.
The Bytown Museum’s acting curator, Judith Parker, inaugurated the residency program in 2011 to facilitate access to the Museum’s significant collection. The residency program supports innovative research and creative interpretation of this important cultural repository that reflects Ottawa’s early history.
· Public talk given by artist Cindy Stelmackowich
· Saturday 30 April, 2011, from 2 - 3 pm
· In English
· Bytown Museum. Free admission
Saturday & Sunday
Drawn: a drawing exhibition at EBA
Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) Studios
951 Gladstone Ave - 2nd floor
April 30 & May 1, 2011
11am to 5pm
Artists: Jean Halstead, Gayle Kells, Marika Jemma, Svetlana Swinimer and Joyce Westrop.
and guests: Jaclyn Meloche, Julia Naurzalijeva, Bozica Radjenovic, Sally Sheeks and Sharon VanStarkenburg.
Contemporary drawing is very inclusive. You can use a pencil or a computer or even your feet!
EBA is having another weekend show. After hibernating all winter we are opening our doors again. We started last month with Graffiti and this month it's drawing.
Hello! Sienna Gallery is a new Art Gallery and Framing shop located in Rockland.
We have an exciting event
Saturday, April 30th from 10:00 to 4:30
featuring well known Ottawa Artist
Come marvel as he effortlessly paints on site and talks about his methods.
He describes his loose watercolour style of painting as "impressionistic realism".
Visit our website for more information on this event and the 24 amazing artists that are exhibiting their works at present.
2865 Chamberland, Unit #2,
Rockland, Ontario K4K 1M7
All weekend long!
Exhibition No. 6, Work from the SPAO Portfolio Program, Straight Up. On Friday April 29, 2011 between 15:00 and 21:00, the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa will open its doors to the public for the vernissage of Exhibition No. 6. This exhibit is the latest of the annual series showcasing outstanding photographs produced by SPAO Portfolio Program students. The entire school will become the students’ gallery and open to the public during the following hours: Friday, April 29th 15:00-21:00Saturday, April 30th 10:00-18:00Sunday, May 1st 10:00-18:00
168 DALHOUSIE STREET
Friday April 29- Sunday May 1, 2011
A Brush with Art: Spring Show and Sale
Manotick Art Association invites you to their spring show and sale at the Manotick Curling Centre, 5519 South River Drive, Manotick.
Vernissage (with hors d'oeuvres, wine and music) at 7 p.m. on Friday April 29 (tickets $15, available at French Cafe in the Manotick Mews or by calling 613-692-6281. Tickets are valid for entry all weekend.)
Show and sale open Saturday April 30 and Sunday May 1 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (adults $2; seniors and students, $1; children free).
Forty artists participating.
Part of proceeds to the Manotick Project for Haiti Foundation Orphanage Project.
For more information, call 613-692-6281
Paintings by Adele Pierce at Memories Cafe, 7 Clarence Street in the Byward Market
Exhibition until May 19th.
An exhibition of mixed media and acrylic paintings of fruit trees and cypress trees inspired mainly by classical music. These new works illustrate the texture, stylization and mood which the artist is currently exploring with great enthusiasm!