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AOE Arts Council celebrates 30 years at carnival-themed Artinis
Ottawa Business Journal, Oct 26, 2017 (Caroline Phillips)
The annual Artinis benefit drew a sold-out crowd of 200 to the Shenkman Arts Centre in Orléans for music, entertainment, food, drinks and games.

Artinis event puts the fun back in fundraising
Orleans Online, Oct 28, 2017 (Fred Sherwin )
When it comes to events that are both fun and raise money few can rival the AOE Art Council's annual Artinis gala which was held at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

THUNK!theatre bakes up some community connections
Kitchissippi Times, April 28, 2017 (Paula Roy)
It’s a most fitting project for Neighbourhood Arts 150, which aims to bring art to unconventional spaces, as well as being an ideal event for The Happening.

Ottawa artists paint a picture of Canadian identity
Ottawa Metroland News, March 31, 2017 (Victoria St. Michael)
Ottawa’s art community is diving into the Canada 150 celebrations this year and what they have in mind isn’t just for those who live in the city’s downtown core.

Art project aimed at cheering up Ottawa’s troubled Jasmine Crescent has yet to grow on residents
Ottawa Citizen, Jan 14, 2017 (Elise Schulzke)
A “land art” installation intended to brighten up the Jasmine Crescent neighbourhood in the city’s east end seems, so far, to have gone unnoticed by many of the residents it aims to help.

Jasmine Crescent art project looks to make connections in troubled neighbourhood
CBC News, Jan 10, 2017 (Sandra Abma)

Art Place hopes to build 'a place for conversation' on street with 3 homicides in 3 years

An interview with Art Place artist-in-residence Marc Walter
CBC All in a Day, Jan 10, 2017 (Alan Neal)
Marc Walter is the artist behind the sculptures made of branches one can see outside the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard and Jasmine Park, near Jasmine Crescent.

Art shapes neighbourhood spirit
Ottawa East News - Dec 30, 2016 (Michelle Nash Baker)
There is a new type of community spirit sprouting in Jasmine Park. Two tree-like structures have taken shape and space in the park – located off Jasmine Crescent – thanks to local youth, community members and artist Marc Walter.  

The Ghomeshi Effect: Ottawa performers use art to talk about sexual violence
Orleans News - Dec 7, 2016 (Brier Dodge)
After the Jian Ghomeshi trial, in which the former CBC radio host was found not guilty of sexual assault charges, social media was abuzz.

ARTinis 'spooks' Shenkman with annual fundraiser
Orléans Star - Nov 3, 2016 (Kelly Snider)
GIVING BACK. The AOE Arts Council had yet another successful year for their annual fundraiser ARTinis.

AOE Arts Council to lead 2017 arts project
Orléans Star - Oct 12, 2016 (Kelly Snider)
The AOE Arts Council will lead an historic community arts engagement project called Neighbourhood Arts 150-Celebrating Ottawa's Communities.

Arts council receives funding to launch Canada 150 art projects in neighbourhoods
Orléans News - Oct 4, 2016 (Brier Dodge)
Orléans MP Andrew Leslie made a special appearance at the AOE Arts Council event on Oct. 2 to announce Neighbourhood Arts 150, Celebrating Ottawa’s Communities has received a quarter of a million dollars in government funding.

$250,000 arts fund created by Ottawa 2017
Ottawa Citizen - Feb 11, 2016 (Peter Simpson)
There’s a cool quarter-million out there, just waiting for artists to come up with ideas to celebrate the capital in 2017.

City launches Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Program
Ottawa Business Journal - Feb 11, 2016 (Tom Pechloff)
The Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Investment Program will be run, in partnership with the Ottawa 2017 Bureau, by the AOE Arts Council, the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa and the Ottawa Arts Council.

AOE ArtsLevee
Orléans Star - Jan 12, 2016 (Kelly Snider)
The AOE Arts Council held their second annual Arts Levee on Jan. 7.

Over $41,000 raised for Ottawa artists
Orléans Star - Nov 5, 2015 (Jessica Burke)
Fundraiser ARTinis spooky Halloween themed event was an enormous hit on October 29th, with over 300 in attendance to support the arts in Ottawa.

Around Town: ARTinis benefit soirée is a ghoulish good time
Ottawa Citizen - October 30, 2015 (Caroline Phillips)

Spooktacular ARTinis gala benefits local artists
Orléans Online - October 30, 2015 (Fred Sherwin)

Epicuria Chef Tracey Black shares spooky recipe just in time for Halloween
All In A Day's D is for Dinner - Oct 28, 2015 (Alan Neal)

Three artists crowned for SELECTIONS
Orléans Star - September 30, 2015 (Jessica Burke)

East end artists featured in human library
Orléans Star - September 17, 2015 (Kelly Snider)

Contest underway to brighten up Shenkman picnic tables
Orléans News EMC - July 23, 2015 (Brier Dodge)
Trust an arts council and an arts centre to turn something as basic as a picnic table into a canvas for art.

Ottawa arts groups say city falling short on promised funding
Ottawa Citizen - June 18, 2015 (Matthew Pearson)
Arts and culture groups say the City of Ottawa is failing to live up to funding promises contained in an action plan approved by council in 2012.

AOE Arts Council responding to need for exhibition space

Orléans Star - March 26, 2015 (Kelly Snider)
The AOE Arts Council said that it is a constant worry that there are not enough exhibition spaces for artists.

The German Language Radio Show with Myka Burke on CHIN Radio Ottawa 97.9FM

Powerful performance highlights plight of immigrant women
Apartment 613, Wednesday February 18th, 2015 (John Olsthoorn)

Council plans for next five years
Orléans Star - Jan 29, 2015 (Kelly Snider)
AOE Arts Council is currently in "listening" mode, as they are reaching out to the community for their feedback, on where the organization should be heading in the next five years.

New program connects community with art

Ottawa East News - December 02, 2014  (Michelle Nash)
Local artists have teamed up with non-profit organizations in the city to add a little art to the lives of clients.

ARTinis takes over the Shenkman
Orléans Star - November 13, 2014 (Kelly Snider)
For one night only, the Shenkman Arts Centre lower lobby was transformed into a temporary gallery, filled with artistic installations, all created by local artists who interpreted this year's theme of water.

ARTinis: The premiere east end event
Apt 613 - November 5th, 2014 (April Laramey )
Looking for a night of art, music, food and drink? Luckily the Shenkman Arts Centre is hosting ARTinis, an annual fundraiser for the AOE Arts Council this Thursday.

Vernissage at the Shenkman
September 25, 2014 (Kelly Snider) 
The AOE Arts Council has announced the artists participating in the annual SELECTIONS 2014 juried art exhibit.
Orléans News EMC - September 25, 2014 (Kelly Snider) 
The AOE Arts Council has announced the artists participating in the annual SELECTIONS 2014 juried art exhibit.

Thousands of pieces put together for Significant Connections art project
Orléans News EMC - May 15, 2014 (Brier Dodge)
It would be a challenge to find another art project in the city with as many contributors as the Significant Connections piece.

AOE connects artists and audience
Orléans Star - March 27, 2014 (Catherine Kitts)
New microsite provides an accolade for the arts

Accolade connects artists and audience
Visual Encounter - March 25, 2014 (Dr. Anja Caspary)

Where art, artists and the audience connect: a new microsite of the AOE Arts Council features works by and information about their members.

What do you See?
Orléans Star - March 21, 2014 (Catherine Kitts)
March 21 to April 23, in the AOE Gallery, art lovers will have the opportunity to view the works of Nath, a Canadian visual artist born and raised in France.

AOE Lights Up Orléans

Orléans Star - Nov. 7, 2013 (Catherine Kitts)
ARTini's and Appetizers attracts nearly 300 to Shenkman

Art and martinis: what else do you need?

Big Beat, Ottawa Citizen Blog, Nov.1, 2013 (Peter Simpson)
Let there be light, and martinis

AOE Lights Up the Night at the Shenkman Arts Centre

Orléans Star - Oct. 24, 2013 (Catherine Kitts)
Considered a "not-to-be-missed" annual fundraising event for the Ottawa art community, the 2013 edition of AOE Arts Council’s ARTinis and Appetizers will illuminate both the upper and lower lobbies of the Shenkman Arts Centre, On Nov.7.

175 delegates attend ARTpreneur Ottawa at Shenkman
Orléans Star - Oct. 24, 2013 (Catherine Kitts)
It may have only been a one-day conference, but the knowledge gained by delegates and vendors alike at ARTpreneur Ottawa, over the weekend, was invaluable.

Art, business worlds collide at ARTpreneur conference
Ottawa Business Journal - Oct. 18, 2013 (Mark Brownlee, Jacob Serebrin)

Entrepreneurs and artists aren’t that different, according to Suki Lee. Both fields require creativity, hard work and an appetite for risk.

Speakers, networking and insight
Orléans Star - Oct. 17, 2013 (Catherine Kitts)
ARTpreneur Ottawa brings business savvy to artists.

ARTinis event coming to the Shenkman Arts Centre
Orléans News - Oct. 10, 2013 (Brier Dodge)
AOE Arts Council has announced the 2013 theme for the annual ARTinis and Appetizers fundraiser will be AOE Lights Up the Night.

Selections on Display at the Shenkman
Orléans Star - Sept. 26, 2013 (Catherine Kitts)
The public is invited to meet the artists behind “Selections 2013” AOE Arts Council’s annual Juried Art Show, which runs until Oct. 22.


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