News Release

September 19, 2013

AOE Arts Council runs a human library during all night arts event

The Nuit Blanche Ottawa-Gatineau audience is invited to AOE Arts Council’s Artist Human Library. A variety of artists (books) will be available to talk one-on-one and answer any questions visitors may have about their art, influences and life.

Meet the artists and delve into their inspiration on Saturday, September 21, 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. The library will be set up at Blue Bird Coffee, 261 Dalhousie St., as part of the Byward Market Nuit Blanche zone of planned activities.

The AOE Artistic Human Library will be the first all night event of its kind held in a café and is recognized through the global Human Library Organization.

Some of the featured books in the 2013 collection include:

Book title


Time slot

Cowboy and Indian Painters: Brad Henry and Christina Moore

Brad Henry and
Christina Moore
Visual artists

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

The Accidental Artist: from Law and Laundry to Photography

Ruth Dick

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Printing is the same here and there: a Mexican printmaker in Canada

Guillermo Trejo

6:15 - 9:00 p.m.

Mud and Mayhem

Susan Roston

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

A Bibliophile's Passion; Books are becoming obsolete

Mary Kritz
Book artist

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Follow What You Love and Never Work a Day in Your Life

Jarrod Goldsmith

10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Wheeler, Dealer, Panty-Peeler: a burlesque dancer is more than the sum of her stockings

Rhapsody Blue

10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

Rebuilding the Historical Art of Swordplay

Craig Shackleton
Swordsman and living historian

10:00 p.m. - 1:00 a.m.

A full list of all available books is available at :

About Nuit Blanche
Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau is a 1 night per year, dusk-until-dawn celebration of Contemporary Art and local culture that takes place across multiple venues and within the cityscape of Ottawa and Gatineau. Nuit Blanche showcases the creativity and cohesion of the local community and the success of its industries. SUPERNOVA!, the 2013 edition of Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau, will take place on Saturday September 21st from 6:21pm to 4:22am.

About AOE Arts Council
AOE Arts Council (AOE) has been serving the arts community for 25 years. As a not-for-profit charitable organization, AOE acknowledges the generosity of its donors, funders and partners who assist the Council to promote, support and develop the arts in Ottawa. AOE represents a bilingual membership of 458 artists, organizations and supporters.

For interviews or more information:
Cristiane Doherty
Director of Communications
Tel. : 613.580.2767    

Cassandra Olsthoorn
Program coordinator
Tel. : 613.580.2767