Carleton University will be going ahead with negotiations to purchase Dominion-Chalmers United Church. If acquired, the historic Centretown church would be used as “a multi-purpose performance space for Carleton students and faculty, and as a new hub for artists and community groups,” the university said after its board of governors approved the plan following a closed door session Tuesday evening. Talks will take place over the next few weeks along with discussions about renovations needed to make the building meet institutional standards, the university’s interim president Alastair Summerlee said during the open part of the governors’ board meeting. Read full article on Artsfile
At a mixer event held at the LIVE! on Elgin on November 17, AOE Arts Council announced the eight jury-selected artists and arts groups who with the community through a third year of its successful Art Place professional artists-in-residence program.
On Thursday September 21, 2017, approximately 175 members of the arts community, including exhibiting artists and special guests, gathered at the opening of the 16th edition of AOE Arts Council’s annual SELECTIONS art exhibit. All present came to show their support for local artists and to witness the presentation of the three Juror’s Choice Awards by Thomas Baribault, manager of DeSerres Centre St-Laurent and sponsor of the exhibit. “It is fantastic to be once again participating with the AOE Arts Council to promote Ottawa’s local arts community,” says Baribault. “The artists that make up our community are solidly talented and boldly imaginative. Their incredible art deserves to be seen and bought by a much wider audience. DeSerres is honoured to be one link in the creative chain.” The awards were given to Luc Fortier for his acrylic painting entitled Taratatanana, Oscar Jocson for his acrylic painting entitled The Wolves, and encaustic artist Anna Wagner-Ott for her work Glow from Within. The three winners of the Juror’s Choice each received a $100 gift certificate from the exhibit’s sponsor DeSerres. To ensure fairness, a new jury is selected each year to choose the works for the upcoming show. The jury for SELECTIONS 2017 was composed of printmaker Guillermo Trejo, painter Andrew Morrow, and photographer Adrienne Herron. This group of professional artists narrowed 191 submitted pieces to the final 40 works on exhibit until October 17 in the Trinity Art Gallery at the Shenkman Arts Centre. Visitors of all ages, members of the arts community, and the media are all invited to meet the artists at the Meet the Artists event on Sunday, October 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. as part of Culture Days at the Shenkman Arts Centre. AOE Arts Council encourages visitors to cast their vote for the People’s Choice award until October 17. AOE Arts Council wishes to thank the generous support of our returning event sponsors: presenting Sponsor, DeSerres, and Print Sponsor, Sotek Graphics and Printing. The SELECTIONS exhibit is also made possible with financial support from the ARTicipate Endowment Fund. Artists who sell works in the show donate 15% commission back into the fund to help other local artists. SELECTIONS 2017 JURORS CHOICE AWARD WINNERS The jury also selected Judi Miller”s fibre art piece entitled “Summer Field” with an Honourable Mention and a complimentary Arts Council membership for a year. About DeSerres DeSerres is established across Canada with its modern, spacious and colourful stores that provide materials and supplies to artists, arts and crafts enthusiasts, and children, students and designers. www.deserres.ca About the Trinity Art Gallery Owned and operated by the City of Ottawa, the Trinity Art Gallery features the works of local and regional artists in two exhibition salons. Artists are selected through an annual peer assessment process. Trinity Art Gallery Salons A and B are located on the Lower Level of the Shenkman Arts Centre. The gallery is open 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., 7 days a week. http://www.shenkmanarts.ca/en/galleries_galeries/index.htm About AOE Arts Council AOE Arts Council has been working with Ottawa’s arts community for 30 years to build a vibrant and sustainable sector. We are a bilingual, multidisciplinary service organization working actively in the community to champion the arts in the Ottawa region – and an essential connection to opportunities services and resources. www.artsoe.ca For more information:
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NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS 150 - Celebrating Ottawa’s Communities is launchedAOE Arts Council is proud to bring twelve of Ottawa’s most inspiring professional artists and arts groups together with neighbourhoods from all corners of Ottawa to celebrate their communities and express what it means to be Canadian. Through a special community-engaged arts project, NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS 150 – Celebrating Ottawa’s Communities, Ottawans will be able to participate in free arts experiences, from April to October in over 20 communities outside the downtown core. The official launch will take place at the Innovation Centre (Bayview Yards) on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm and feature live performances and interactions with the jury-selected artists. “I am delighted that the project NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS 150 – Celebrating Ottawa’s Communities by AOE Arts Council is giving residents and visitors the opportunity to celebrate the region’s cultural and artistic diversity. For Canada 150, I invite everyone to discover the talents of our artists. It’s an event you won’t want to miss,” says the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. As an official Canada 150 and Ontario150 initiative, NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS 150 offers residents of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to participate in special community arts experiences from Cumberland to Kinburn, Britannia to Greely and places in between. Local youth, seniors, families, newcomers, BIA’s, community associations and more are taking part in artist-led activities including everything from dance, theatre, art installations, sculptures, storytelling, puppetry, murals and more in non-traditional venues. “The NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS 150 program will bring people together to celebrate and be inspired by talented artists in their communities and across the Ottawa region. I am proud that through the Ontario150 Community Celebration program, our government is supporting unique events like this that provide wonderful opportunities to celebrate Ontario’s 150th anniversary,” says Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. NEIGHBOURHOOD ARTS 150 is a way to activate Ottawa’s dynamic arts community to provide residents with moments to share stories and create memories during this festive year.
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Art Place hopes to build ‘a place for conversation’ on street with 3 homicides in 3 years
There is a new type of community spirit sprouting in Jasmine Park. Two tree-like structures have taken shape and space in the park – located off Jasmine Crescent – thanks to local youth, community members and artist Marc Walter.
After the Jian Ghomeshi trial, in which the former CBC radio host was found not guilty of sexual assault charges, social media was abuzz.
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