OAG Announces a New, Very Artistic, Gift

April 26, 2016 1:36 pm
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Wilfrid Flood, Frenchtown, Cobalt (Chambers-Ferland Mine), 1939, watercolour on paper, 38.1 x 45.7 cm. Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery. Photo: David Barbour. The Ottawa Art Gallery has received a generous gift of 88 paintings and sketches done by late Ottawa artist, Wilfrid Flood. The paintings were donated by Flood’s […]

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High Art and Hot Tea

March 17, 2016 2:52 pm
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Springs Dream, by Ramona Organ. The Tea Party Café is making its walls even more colourful next month with a brilliant exhibit from local artist Ramona Organ. Beginning on March 31st and lasting until the final day of April, the “Colour in Motion” showcase will feature Organ’s vibrant and flowing works. […]

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Kat Jetté Showcases Work at Oz Kafe

February 12, 2016 1:54 pm

All photos by Samantha Lapierre Local artist Kat Jetté will be showing her magical abstraction paintings in Elgin Street’s Oz Kafe until March 13th. The show, titled HighLights, is an exhibit of Jetté’s most recent works. All paintings are for sale. We chatted with Jetté back in September about her […]

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The Art of World Peace

January 28, 2016 5:48 pm
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Edith Betkowski and Dominik Sokolowski in front of the artist’s Heart painting. Photo by Eric Murphy.  From February 10 to 21, Alpha Art Gallery is completely dedicating its walls, and plenty of the floor, to love. In their Love and Peace exhibit, gallery owner Edith Betkowski and artist Dominik Sokolowski […]

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Sokolowski Explores the Lighter Side of Black

December 7, 2015 2:00 pm
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A revolution is sweeping Ottawa’s Alpha Art Gallery from November 18 to December 6, as renowned visual artist Dominik Sokolowski challenges us to see black as more than tenebrosity or despair. “Black evokes strength, elegance and sensuality, with a hint of mistery”, says the artist, adding: “The impetus to paint […]

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Seasons of Catherine Schissel

December 3, 2015 2:14 pm

All photos courtesy of Catherine Schissel.  Catherine Schissel has been painting for as long as she can remember. Raised in Kimberley, BC, her father, a game warden, passed on his love for the outdoors to his children. Schissel’s early adulthood was spent raising her four children while farming in southern […]

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Jennie Lynn MacDonald’s Masterpieces

October 15, 2015 1:52 pm

Ottawa artist Jennie Lynn MacDonald’s art is a force to be reckoned with. After attending fashion design school, MacDonald taught fashion illustration for three years before deciding to focus on her art in a broader way. MacDonald worked for an art supplier for almost nine years, giving her access to […]

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Take a Look Inside Jordan Clayton

July 21, 2015 2:01 pm
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“Toxoplasmic Encephalitis,” Oil on Linen, 127 x 132, 2015. If you stepped into Jordan Clayton’s studio, it might take you a minute to find anything out of place. The room in his Toronto apartment has just about everything you’d expect. There’s a wall with giant canvases leaning against it, brushes, […]

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OAG on the Verge of Expansion

July 20, 2015 2:00 pm
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The view of the future gallery’s south side. Rendering by Barry Padolsky Associates Inc. Architects / KPMB Architects. After spending a quarter century in the historic Arts Court on Daly Avenue, the Ottawa Art Gallery is set to expand into a brand new building with four times the gallery space […]

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Playing Chicken: The line between beauty and tension in Andrew Moncrief’s “Unseen”

July 13, 2015 3:01 pm
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Moncrief stands in front of paintings featured in this month’s exhibit. All photos by Kerri Fukui. Andrew Moncrief is a 28-year-old artist who’s talented enough to create beautiful, classically styled figures, and brave enough to smear paint over their faces. His latest exhibition, a collection of portraits called “Unseen,” is […]

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“Velickovic” at Alpha Gallery is the Season’s Biggest Art Event

July 10, 2015 12:44 pm
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More than seven feet tall, Corbeaux by Serbian-born painter Vladimir Velickovic draws you in like a door to another world. Feeding crows dot the grey foreground, and in the distance you can see swirling smoke, tinged pink by either sunrise or fire. Like every piece in Alpha Art Gallery’s “Velickovic” […]

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Margaret Chwialkowska Illustrates Reflection in Annex Gallery Exhibit

June 6, 2015 10:00 am
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All photos by David Barbour  Ottawa-based artist Margaret Chwialkowska’s solo exhibition, “The Illusion of Reality,” brings a marvelous must-see energy to the Ottawa Art Gallery’s Annex Gallery at Ottawa City Hall. In this collection, Chwialkowska delves into the theme of reflection. Her work explores the evolving natural landscapes and the mind […]

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Eryn O’Neill Explores Ottawa’s Urban Side

May 25, 2015 9:54 am

Above: “Infrastructure” Oil on Canvas by Eryn O’Neill, 30×48, 2015. If someone asked you to describe Ottawa, what would you say? The first images that come to mind might be the canal, Parliament Hill or one of the many museums in this historic city. But Eryn O’Neill had a different idea. O’Neill, […]

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Ottawa Art Gallery Launches ArtWise

May 19, 2015 12:22 pm

Bridging the gap between older adults and younger generations is exactly what the Ottawa Art Gallery hopes to do with ArtWise, its new volunteer programming council. Collaborating with gallery staff, local artists and invited guests, the OAG ArtWise council will aim to provide opportunities for a broad range of ages […]

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Eat, Drink, pARTy

May 6, 2015 10:13 am
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Artist: David Kaarsemaker Looking for new artwork to freshen up your home? The Ottawa Art Gallery’s leading fundraising event Le pARTy Art Auction will lead you to the perfect piece! On Thursday, May 21, prepare to be whisked away in a cultural fantasy land surrounded by Ottawa’s best food, drinks and […]

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M.C. Escher: The Mathemagician Draws an Audience

April 24, 2015 12:00 pm

A first-hand experience of the M.C. Escher exhibit at the National Gallery of Canada An abrupt transition occurs when entering the bustling M.C. Escher exhibit from the quiet surroundings of gallery halls. Almost every work has multiple people transfixed in front of it. The exhibition’s popularity is not surprising given […]

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The Natural Way: Native Artist Peter Bighetty

March 25, 2015 10:00 am

For native artist Peter Bighetty, art begins with memory. Hailing from Nelson House, Manitoba, Bighetty’s family is originally from Pukatawagan Cree Nation. “Growing up I was always fishing, trapping and hunting, out and about in the wilderness. That’s where I get the ideas for most of my paintings,” Bighetty explains. […]

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