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44 ARTISTS ANNOUNCED FOR SELECTIONS 2009
October 05, 2009

AOE Members’ Artwork to be Displayed in New Trinity Art Gallery

Works by 44 local artists for this year's SELECTIONS, AOE Arts Council’s annual art show, will be on exhibit, from October 1 to 27, at the new Trinity Art Gallery located in the Shenkman Arts Centre. The juried art show will feature photography, paintings, sculptures and mixed media created by members of the AOE Arts Council (AOE).

Each year, AOE Arts Council hosts SELECTIONS, a juried visual arts exhibit, open to all individual members. The public is invited to attend the reception on October 7, from 7-9 pm to meet the artists. AOE was overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of this year’s entrants. With many new members submitting their work for the first time and longtime members returning, the community will certainly be impressed  with their latest creations.

AOE program coordinator Louise Michaud, who organized SELECTIONS for the first time this year, is thrilled to present this year’s work in a world-class new gallery space. “The opening of the Shenkman Arts Centre has without a doubt brought new excitement to SELECTIONS this year,” Louise explains. “Local artists are excited to have the opportunity to showcase their work in such an inspiring building. Some of them have even been involved, over the last 20 years, in the making of our east end arts centre. We are especially looking forward to combining the talents of new and of longstanding AOE members in one impressive art exhibit.”

SELECTIONS 2009 Artists

HANS AGGARWAL / SUSAN ASHBROOK / BRIGITTE AUBÉ-HARRISON / ALANNA BAIRD / ROLA BLEIK / MARI BROWN / KEITH BURNETT / ERIKA DERUAZ / JACQUES DOMPIERRE / DOREEN DYET / FRANÇOISE BRAZEAU FERGUSON / NORM GODDARD / KAREN GOETZINGER / RICK HANCOX / MAGDA HANNA / JESSE HILDEBRAND / CARMELLA KARIJO ROTHER / CSABA KERTÉSZ / LUCY KUWAHARA / DANIEL JONES / EDNA LEMYRE / KEVIN McCAGG / PINA MANONI-RENNICK / FRANK MARTIN / JAG MARU / LOUISE MICHAUD / SUE MILLS / J. G. MORIN / RALPH NEVINS / VICTOR PAVLOV / NORMAN PIROLLO / TRICIA WILMOT SAVOIE / MONIKA SEIDENBUSCH / RANAJIT SINHA / JINNY SLYFIELD / GARY STEWARD / JOHN STEVENSON / HELEN STONE / ANN SUTHERLAND GRUCHY / LYDIA TAMBAY / IRIS TEN HOLDER / REN TOMOVCIK / CLAUDIA URBACH

The municipal gallery was named in honour of the Trinity Development Group who
made a donation of $250, 000 to the ARTicipate Endowment Fund. The ARTicipate
Endowment Fund was created by AOE Arts Council to ensure a reliable source of
long-term funding for artists and art organizations to advance local art production
and presentation at the Shenkman Arts Centre.

About AOE Arts Council

AOE Arts Council (AOE) is a vibrant, pro-active not-for-profit community-based
organization dedicated to promoting, supporting and developing the arts in Ottawa.
AOE supports Ottawa artists and arts organizations through programs, resources and
services in both English and French.

Visit www.articipate.ca to learn more about the ARTicipate Endowment Fund and
how to make a donation.

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