News Release

Human Library 2015
September 17, 2015

In collaboration with Nuit Blanche Ottawa+GatineauAOE Arts Council is proud to present, for a third consecutive year, its Artist Human Library.

On the night of this arts and culture celebration, 18 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.

Date: Saturday, Sept.19, 2015
Time: 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. 
Location: George Street in the Byward Market (see 018 on the Nuit Blanche map

The featured books in the 2015 collection:

7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Krasimira Dimtchevska • Digital Artist • EN/FR • 'Language Hypes Everything'

Toon Dreessen • Architect • EN • 'The architect as an elite. Architects are often seen as unapproachable and incomprehensible.'

Sandra Hawkins • Visual Artists • EN • 'Arctic Return - Visual Artist's Research Then and Now'

Kevin Orr • Theatre artist • EN/FR • 'It's All About Falling With Style: (From Diving Coach to Theatre Director)'

Maria Sabaye Moghaddam • Scientist, writer and artist • EN • 'Scientist, artist, writer, volunteer'

Maria Saracino • Sculptor • EN • 'Insisting on Being Human' 

Jinny Yu • Painter • EN/FR/IT/KO • 'the comfort of outsider'

10 p.m. to 1 a.m. | 22h à 1h

Virginia Dupuis • Oil Painter • EN • 'Painting a Book'

Lois Siegel • Photographer • EN • 'Photography' 

Kate Hurman • Theatre Artist • EN • 'Oh the Things That I Have Done: Thirty years as a jobbing actor in Canada'

Shaukat Chaney • Painter/Sculptor • EN • 'My Journey from dentist to sculptor' 

Charlie Quinn • Graphic designer • EN • 'Design Under Pressure: A Love Story'

Marie Bilodeau • Writer/Storyteller • EN/FR • 'The Quest for Stories'

Corinne Sauvé • Theatre Artist • FR/EN • 'La vie est un terrain de jeu'

1 a.m. to 4 a.m. | 1h à 4h

Ralph Nevins • Photographer | photographe • EN • 'Time Slices'

Katharine Fletcher • Author, journalist and multidisciplinary artist • EN • 'Metamorphosis: Embracing Change Along Life’s Journey'

Beth Shepherd • Painter-Printmaker-Art activist • EN • 'Animal Odyssey:  A Five-Year Artistic Exploration of Animal-Human Relationships'

RAD • Multidisciplinary Artist • EN/SP • 'RADCHUKA - Artistic Discipline – Life'
The Human Library is part of the Nuit Blanche Ottawa+Gatineau Zone of planned activities in the ByWard Market.