News Release

Art Place
November 20, 2014

AOE Arts Council creates artist opportunities with new program Art Place

AOE Arts Council is proud to officially launch its new three-year community outreach initiative, Art Place, on Nov. 26, 2014. Art Place is an all-new social practice professional artist-in-residence program in Ottawa funded in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Members of the public, arts community and media are invited to attend a launch event being held at the Élisabeth Bruyère Residence, one of the six Art Place partner sites, on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m.

AOE Arts Council will introduce the partner sites, participating artists and their projects followed by a meet and greet reception with the artists.



AOE Arts Council

Victoria Steele, Executive Director
Cassandra Olsthoorn, Program Coordinator 


Ontario Trillium Foundation



Élisabeth Bruyère Residence

Teresa Lee, Advanced Practice Nurse in Long-Term Care and Clinical Manager of the Élisabeth Bruyère Residence


ART Place Artists

Rachel Kalpana James, Book artist
Christine Mockett and Karina Bergmans, Textile artists
Laurie Fyffe, Artistic Manager, Ottawa Storytellers
Sarah  Conn, Theatre artist, STO Union Theatre Co. Ltd.
Naomi Tessler, Forum Theatre artist
Marc Walter, Land artist



Wed. Nov. 26, 2014

10 to 11 a.m.



Élisabeth Bruyère Residence 

43 Bruyère Street, Ottawa ON K1N 5C8, Get Directions 

Room Gilberte Paquette Garden (6th floor)


Public Launch

Overview of the three-year artist-in-residence program
Meet artists and partner sites; see an artistic demonstration 

Follow the Art Place community stories and projects

Artist profiles and project descriptions: (full profiles available soon)
Twitter: @AOEOttawa, #ARTPlace, #PlacedART

About AOE Arts Council

AOE Arts Council has been serving the arts community for 27 years. As a not-for-profit charitable bilingual organization, the Arts Council represents a membership of over 400 artists, organizations and supporters. The Arts Council creates opportunities for artists to share and sell their work, provides resources and services to its membership, organizes professional development activities and is a leader on city-wide arts initiatives.


Cristiane Doherty, Director of Communications AOE Arts Council
Tel.: 613.580.2767­­­

Chantal Renaud, Communications Officer
Bruyère Continuing Care
Tel.: 613-562-6262 ext. 4020