M.C. Escher: The Mathemagician Draws an Audience

April 24, 2015 12:00 pm
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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
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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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Art Galleries of Ottawa: Exploring Canada’s Capital from an Artists Perspective Part 3

March 2, 2015 3:09 pm
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Heading West? Here Are Some Galleries for You Long before humans first discovered the ability to communicate via the spoken word, our conversations were of a more visual nature, relying on pictures and symbols to convey our thoughts and emotions. The cornerstone of civilization is occupied by humanities first artists, […]

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Art Galleries of Ottawa: Exploring Canada’s Capital from an Artists Perspective Part 2

February 23, 2015 2:59 pm
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The Byward Market: Come for the Food, Stay for the Art Long before humans first discovered the ability to communicate via the spoken word, our conversations were of a more visual nature, relying on pictures and symbols to convey our thoughts and emotions. The cornerstone of civilization is occupied by […]

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Art Galleries of Ottawa: Exploring Canada’s Capital from an Artists Perspective Part 1

February 17, 2015 10:06 am
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The Wonders of Ottawa’s Downtown Art Scene Long before humans first discovered the ability to communicate via the spoken word, our conversations were of a more visual nature, relying on pictures and symbols to convey our thoughts and emotions. The cornerstone of civilization is occupied by humanities first artists, evolving […]

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Jeremy Harder: The Art of Dynamic Doodling

February 12, 2015 2:26 pm
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Photo courtesy of Jeremy Harder For as long as he can remember, Jeremy Harder loved to draw. By the age of five, he was already receiving praise from family and friends for his talent. By the time he reached high school, Harder was constantly filling notebooks with doodles and designs. […]

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Canada on Canvas: The Art of Julia Veenstra

January 28, 2015 9:32 am
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Since childhood, Julia Veenstra has been an artist to watch. Her mother would often be told about her daughter’s artistic talent. Veenstra took her calling and attended Sheridan College in Oakville where she studied illustration. She found her niche as a painter through a journey of experimenting along with the […]

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Jo Mann: An Art All Her Own

January 9, 2015 3:19 pm
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When it comes to seeing artistic possibilities in the ordinary, Jo Mann is unparalleled. Mann’s artwork is in fact unique and is a style completely her own. She acknowledges. Her canvas is not stretched fabric but the most Canadian of objects. Ironically, while deeply Canadian she found inspiration through travels […]

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Disegno Fine Jewellery: The Essence of Design

December 8, 2014 12:07 pm
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Pamela Coulston is the owner of Disegno Fine Jewellery,  launched in 1992. In Italian “disegno” means more than just “design.” The word also suggests the ability to envision a design and execute the drawing. At the heart of this notion is the discovery of fresh concepts, often from unexpected sources;. […]

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Orange Art Gallery: Pushing Boundaries In The Capital Community

December 3, 2014 10:03 am
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Following a trip to NYC with husband and co-owner Matthew Jeffrey four years ago, Ingrid Hollander felt that Ottawa needed a contemporary gallery willing to take big risks. “We found that galleries here had a much more retail-oriented, commercial focus. We wanted to provide a cool space that could showcase […]

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Art Exhibit Showcases Grandeur of Local Environment

November 24, 2014 3:00 pm
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Inspired by nature, award-winning Ottawa artist Margaret Chwialkowska will be featuring her solo exhibition “Gatineau Sublime” at the Galerie Old Chelsea from December 4 to December 31. Ever since Chwialkowska moved to Canada from Poland in 1979, she has been overwhelmed by the natural beauty of North American landscapes. Capturing the magic […]

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Claudia Salguero–100 per cent Artist in Everything she Does

November 17, 2014 12:32 pm
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Claudia Salguero is a photographer and graphic designer. She also paints, sculpts, creates digital images and sings Latin jazz professionally. Salguero moved to Ottawa from Bogotá, Colombia, in 2001. She found opportunity in Ottawa so she never left. “I’ve been able to make my way because I do many things. I […]

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Enriched Bread Artists Preparing to Host its Annual Open Studio

October 2, 2014 2:02 pm
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Photo: Jeannie Polisuk “The Player” 2012 Offering more artistic nourishment than an average loaf, Enriched Bread Artists are busy preparing for their 22nd Annual Open Studio later this month. The Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) collective is a group of diverse visual artists based out of a former bread factory built […]

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Artist Julia Veenstra: Multi-Tasking Dynamo

January 27, 2014 4:30 pm
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Hamilton artist Julia Veenstra’s career has taken many twists and fascinating turns. Having lived in two continents, started her own business ventures and worked on unique and creative artisan projects, she has truly incorporated art into her life and impacted the lives of many. Throw in 5 children into the […]

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An Exhibition of Photography by Asif Rehman

November 25, 2013 12:41 pm
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Asif Rehman’s photography reveals that the label “Canadian Muslim” at best defines only a part of a person’s identity, and seeks to break down stereotypes held by Muslims and non-Muslims about what it means to be a Canadian Muslim. “In spite of differences that exist between people and cultures, I […]

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Pedro Isztin “The River”

September 30, 2013 11:33 am
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On display now at Wallack Galleries is photographer Pedro Isztin’s “The River”. The exhibition showcases large-scale photographs of the Ottawa River and runs until October 5th. The black and white portrayal of the Ottawa River depicts a serenity and peacefulness connecting us with nature. Isztin lives in Ottawa and his award-winning work […]

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Jean Marc Carisse: The art of capturing candid moments

September 17, 2013 12:54 pm
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When it comes to photography gurus, Ottawa-based Jean-Marc Carisse (JMC) is among them. To begin with, he has photographed the political and social scenes in Ottawa and around the world for over 40 years. Official photographer for Prime Ministers Trudeau, Turner and Chrétien, he also captured consecutive Prime Ministers from […]

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