News Release

Guests can make a worthwhile detour to meet artists
September 15, 2014

AOE Arts Council presents an Artist Human Library during Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau

Ottawa, Ontario – In collaboration with Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau, AOE Arts Council is proud to present, for a second consecutive year, its Artist Human Library. On the night of this arts and culture celebration, 20 artists (books) will be available to talk one-on-one and answer any questions visitors may have about their art, influences and life. The Artist Human Library was created as an opportunity to establish bonds between the artistic community and Ottawa/Gatineau residents.

The Human Library promises unique encounters with local artists who will transport guests into their world of creativity and inspiration on Saturday, September 20, from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. The library will be hosted by the Moscow Tea Room, 527 Sussex Dr., as part of the Byward Market Nuit Blanche Zone of planned activities. This year’s Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau theme is BYPASS, inviting artists to explore the positive and negative aspects of this concept.

Some of the featured books in the 2014 collection will include:

About Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau

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. BYPASS, the 2014 edition of Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau, will take place on Saturday September 20, 2014 from 6:20pm to 4:21am.

About Human Library

Human Library is a not for profit organization based in Copenhagen, Denmark with partners in more than 50 countries on five continents. The Human Library is an innovative method designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding. The main characteristics of the project are to be found in its simplicity and positive approach.

In 2013, The AOE Artistic Human Library was the first all night event of its kind held in a café and recognized through the global Human Library Organization. 

About AOE Arts Council

AOE Arts Council (AOE) has been serving the arts and culture scene for 27 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 over 450 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