Posted by: April on Jul 3, 2009
Downtown: The IPO gallery (110 O'Connor) presents a new exhibition, Ottawa School of Art @IPO, to be held from July 2 to August 21, 2008. The Ottawa School of Art trains artists in a rigorous 3-year Diploma Program that is unique to Ottawa. This exhibition will showcase the work of 8 selected graduating students' work from the 2009 Fine Arts and Fine Crafts Diploma Graduating class, which includes textile, print, painting and sculpture. The OSA (35 George St.) also has their own exhibition of graduating students work, "Alchemy" (pictured).
Westboro: This Friday night, July 3rd, come out and see over 30 local artists take on the WORD in their artworks. For art show #3, at Cyclelogik (1111A Wellington St.) we are covering the walls in artworks comprised of text or textual elements. Opens at 8, food goes fast!
Nepean: PLAYTIME - Group Exhibition by the Foyer Gallery artists from July 2 to July 26. Foyer Gallery, Nepean Sportsplex (1701 Woodroffe Ave.)
New Edinburgh: Dale Smith Gallery welcomes summer with an exhibition of work by three recent graduates of the acclaimed NSCAD University: Andrea Crabbe, Aaron Weldon MacLean, and Brittany Roberts. The show continues until Tuesday, July 21 inclusive. This show opened last week, but your Friday is pretty well booked up at this point.
Two events at Lafrenière and Pai Gallery (13 Murray St)
Anna Williams "In My Secret Life"
July 5 to 25, 2009
Meet the artist: Sunday, July 5, 3 to 5pm.
For the first time in the gallery's nine year history, we will introduce an artist through a solo exhibition: Anna Williams is an emerging Ottawa-based sculptor of note. A recent BFA graduate of Mount Allison University, Anna has already created an unusual body of exhibition-worthy bronze sculptures, aided in part by the J. E. A. Crake Fellowship, a grant received in 2007. Other recent honours include the Mount Allison President's Award for Fine Arts and the 2009 Sculpture Prize.
6th National Student Jewellery Competition
July 5 to 25, 2009
Meet the artists: Sunday, July 5, 3 to 5pm.
The student jewellery exhibition has grown in stature every year. This year, six finalists were selected from across the country: Amy Choi, OCAD; Shannon Clay; George Brown; Sarah Dobranowski, George Brown; Christopher Douglas, ACAD; Emily Gill, NSCAD; and Ann Pocket, NSCAD.
The works include technological materials such as LED lights (Pocket) and computer chips (Douglas), richly enameled pieces inspired by botanical forms (Gill), "keepsake" pendants that are small vessels for significant objects (Dobranowski), Northern-inspired pieces that incorporate handcut soapstone and serpentine (Clay), and video performance aspects (Choi).
This year's award winner, Emily Gill, will be represented by the gallery at the international art fair, SOFA Chicago, in November. Our thanks to SNAG (the North American Society of Goldsmiths) from whom she will receive a one-year membership.