PATRICK MIKHAIL GALLERY is pleased to present STATE OF THE ART, a group exhibition featuring eight innovative, young Canadian artists exploring a range of contemporary issues and ideas. The artists featured include LINDA CHALMERS, DAVE AND JENN (pictured: In the end, don't worry about me, I don't need you), KRISTOPHER KARKLIN, JENNIFER LEFORT, ANDREW MORROW, JAMES OLLEY, and AMY SCHISSEL.
MAY 25 TO JULY 20, 2011
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 2011
5:30 P.M. TO 9 P.M.
THURSDAY, JUNE 9, 2011
2401 Bank Street
La Petite Mort Gallery presents...
FIVE DAY EXHIBIT
NATALIE BRUVELS & JASON MICHAELS
VERNISSAGE: Friday May 27, 2011 / 7 – 10pm
Tunes by Big Mac Daddy
Proudly sponsored by CKCU 93.1 FM
306 Cumberland Street
Canadian Labyrinth Ventures invites you to join us for the final Labyrinth as Sanctuary of our season, Friday May 27th beginning at 7:30 pm, Christ Church Cathedral, 420 Sparks St.
Composer and pianist John Burke joins vocalist Antonia Pigot for an improvisational musical collaboration, a three way conversation that includes you, the pilgrim journeying in the labyrinth, an ancient technology for mind, body, and soul. Friday May 27th promises to be an inspiring and evocative evening of vocal and piano improvisation that merges the musical journey with the collective inner journey of the labyrinth.
An introduction for newcomers to walking the labyrinth will be provided at 7:15 in the lobby. Music and walk begin at 7:30. Admission is by donation. As usual, the art tables are well stocked, and the tea pot is on.
SPINS & NEEDLES
CO~MOTION! COLLABORATIVE STOP MOTION EDITION
FRIDAY MAY 27
DJs spinning beats. Making stuff and taking it proudly home. Spins & Needles is gets you creative + messy at this special late afternoon event.
This month: Spins & Needles, in collaboration with ooohlala.ca and artist Megan Turnbull, present a special eventthis May: COmotion!
COMOTION! COLLABORATIVE STOP MOTION EDITION
When: Friday May 27th 2011, 8pm - 12 a.m.
Where: Legion Hall (330 Kent St. @ Somerset St. W.)
Cover $8, 19+
Bring your camera (if you want to star in your own robot movie!)
BEATS: Featuring the funky beats of resident DJ Jason Pelletier and guest DJ Z
PROJECT: Be a part of a collaborative stop motion project at the next Spins & Needles installment! Create mini scenes captured on video - from gritty urban streets to fantastical forests - we'll record the footage for you and remix it with some of the funky beats playing that night as part of a collaboratively made film. The end result will be posted on YouTube.
Plus, star in your own robot movie - bring your camera with video or smartphone to catch it all on tape!
What's stop motion you ask? Click here to see the COmotion project from the Ottawa Mini-Maker-Faire or check out the event links:
Will Work for Food Project:
The Ottawa Art Gallery Community Art Garden is underway!
Over the next few weeks the Arts Court green space at Daly and Nicolas will transform into a lush, colourful, edible, community collaboration! Site plans and garden designs have been prepared by artist Jennifer Cook. Each garden will have its unique theme and focus and be inspired by patterns, some gardens will be based on traditional quilt patterns. Connections and commitment have been established with our community partners Operation Come Home, Sandy Hill Community Health Centre and The Ottawa Mission. Seeds have been started!
We will need involvement from the community:
Friday May 27th Community Work Bee
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
RAIN OR SHINE!!!!
Friday May 27th Community Work Bee 9:00 a.m. -3:30 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE!!!! Soil Delivery Day! We will be getting 48 yards, 2 large dump trucks of soil dropped off at Arts Court. Because of the high rod iron fences that surround this space it is not possible to have the soil dropped on site. Instead the soil will be dropped off in the parking lane on Nicolas at 9:00 a.m. in two separate loads. We will have until 3:30 p.m. to clear this space and to make sure there is no trace of soil! We will need as many hands on deck as possible! This is a huge amount of earth to move and we have a deadline! Please come by and lend a helping hand for as much time as you can! We are in need of wheel barrows and shovels for this day! A Facebook event page will be made to keep track of helping hands as well as the number of wheel barrows and shovels!
The Ottawa Art Gallery Community Art Garden is looking for garden tool donations! We are looking for donations of rakes, hand tools, water cans, shovels, and a long working hose! Please contact:
if you have any garden tools to donate to our project!
Friday & Saturday
CANADIAN FILM INSTITUTE
BRIGHT NIGHTS IN THE CAPITAL:
Inaugural Baltic-Nordic Film Festival launched in Ottawa
The Canadian Film Institute (CFI) is proud to present the debut of Bright Nights: The Baltic-Nordic Film Festival. Featuring the Ottawa premieres of eight films from the Baltic and Nordic nations, the festival boasts fiction, documentary, and animation to provide something for everyone. Beginning May 27 and wrapping up June 4, the festival takes place at Library and Archives Canada and will be presented in their original languages with English subtitles.
Opening the festival is THE PAINTING SELLERS (Juho Kuosmanen, 2009) first prize winner at the prestigious Cinéfondation Awards of the Cannes Film Festival. Following a trio of salespeople as the Christmas holidays approach, the Finnish film expertly depicts the difficulties that can arise in a growing friendship while on the road. Also featured is the Tribeca Film Festival's 2009 'Best New Narrative Filmmaker' selection NORTH (Rune Denstad Langlo, 2009). The film, hailing from Norway, follows a man living in isolation forced to travel north to meet what could be his child. His reluctant journey through amazing arctic landscapes proves to be a life-changing experience. All films will be screened May 27-28 and June 3-4 at the Library and Archives Canada Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street, Ottawa. Admission is $8.00 for CFI members, senior citizens and students, and $12.00 for the general public. Annual CFI memberships are available at the door for $15.00.
The Canadian Film Institute (CFI) was incorporated in 1935 as a federally-chartered, non-governmental, non-profit cultural organization. It is the oldest film institution in Canada and the second oldest film institute in the world. More information can be found online at www.cfi-icf.ca.
Anthony Tremmaglia – Modern Man
May 28th – June 12th, 2011
Vernissage: Saturday, May 28th, from 6 to 9 p.m.
Wall Space Gallery is pleased to present Ottawa artist Anthony Tremmaglia in his first solo exhibit, Modern Man. Anthony debuted his work with Wall Space Gallery during our Paper Show and was a participating artist in our Showcase at Earnscliffe, an exhibition at the residence of the British High Commissioner, both in June 2010.
The conflicted perspective of modern man, a perspective broadly shaped by industrialization and technology, resonates throughout Anthony Tremmaglia’s most recent work. In a world shrouded in an accelerating and shifting fabric of technology, the artist confronts ideas of mercurial identity, morality, and social justice. Cast in a pervasive and beautiful darkness, Tremmaglia’s multi-layered works combine textured drawing with compelling photographs, creating a tension that underscores the paradox of our conflicting modern desires—desires to both assimilate and break free.
Join the artist in celebrating the opening of the show. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. RSVP to
Wall Space Gallery, Westboro Village | 358 Richmond Road
Cumberland Heritage Village Museum
Heritage Power and Country Festival
Saturday, May 28, 2011
Children’s Music Workshop
Tent next to the Picnic Shelter
Tractor Wagon: 12:30- 1:30 p.m.
2940 Old Montreal Road
For information, 613-833-3059
Daily Admission: Family $25 / Adult $12 / Students and Seniors $10
Saturday & Sunday
Green: an art exhibition at EBA
Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) Studios
951 Gladstone Ave - 2nd floor
May 28 & 29, 2011
11am to 5pm
Artists: Suzanne Bell, Colette Gréco-Riddle, Jean Halstead, Karen Jordon, Gayle Kells, Marika Jemma, Juliana McDonadl, Svetlana Swinimer and Joyce Westrop and guests: Hedda Sadla, Sally Sheeks and Norman Takeuchi.
Perhaps we have become guilt-ridden by the relative failure of the world-wide "green movement" and de-sensitized to the true nature and power of the COLOUR green.
We invite you to share the perception, interpretation and insight of eleven EBA artists to revitalize your experience and joy in this beautiful colour.
You may view their works and chat with them on Saturday and Sunday, the 28th and 29th of May between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m.
Ottawa photographic artists Vivien Tytor and Bill Woodley will be included in the Opus 6 Fine Art show at the Abbey for the Arts in Glen Nevis. The fine art of silver-emulsion photography is featured at the Opus 6 Fine Art Show being held at the Abbey for the Arts in Glen Nevis, Ontario. Opus 6 opens with an artists vernissage Sunday May 29th, Noon to 4:00 pm and will offer a variety of work by six excellent photographic artists. Gillian
Horgan of Williamstown, Brian Tremblay of Sault Ste. Marie, Odile Jalbert of Chicoutami, Richard Stanford of Vaudreuil and from Ottawa Bill Woodley and Vivien Tytor. The images have all been captured on silver-emulsion film which was the predominant technology for 100 years prior to the now more common digital. The Opus 6 show will also feature vintage photographs and cameras plus darkroom equipment so that the viewers will better understand the history and technique of the silver-emulsion process. For more information contact Gerald Swift 613.527.2860 or visit the Abbey for the Arts website: www.theabbey.ca.
Opus 6 opens with a vernissage on Sunday May 29th, 12:00 noon at The Abbey, 21489 Butternut Lane, Glen Nevis, Ontario, telephone 613.347.1602. Admission is free.
works by Anita Utas
May 26 - June 28
opening reception and meet the artist: May 29, 1 - 3 p.m.
Shenkman Arts Centre
Trinity Gallery, Salon A, lower level
245 Centrum Blvd.
These paintings explore the sense of place rather than the specificity of place. I depict the primal elements of nature, creating a feeling or memory. The vistas offer a window for contemplation, an escape from our urban, tethered lives.
Any time at all!
Carmel Art Gallery to proud to announce that 30 new works by Patrick John Mills are now on display in the gallery.
Carmel Art Gallery opened its doors 30 years ago and is one of the most reputable galleries in Ottawa located in the heart of the city.
Carmel Art Gallery | 196 Bank Street