There is art to be found in Old Ottawa South, even if all the galleries in town are closed. Where? On the street. Take a walk along Bank on a sunny, quiet day. Make believe you are in a gallery. Look across the street at storefronts as though they were paintings and sculptures in an exhibition. Look up, down, all around. No need for labels.
As a bit of a boredom buster during the social distancing we’re practicing, the Firehall team have been coming up with fun ways to engage the community without having to gather. Since the centre is closed until further notice, people won’t get to see the beautiful artwork that was submitted for our Spring Art Show. However...
After another beautiful and successful Winter Art Show & Sale at the Firehall, we are getting ready to start accepting pieces for the Spring Art Show & Sale!
January marks the second month of OSCA's Winter Art Exhibit at the Firehall. The exhibit continues to the end of February 2020 and is open for viewing seven days of the week, the same hours of operation as the Firehall at 260 Sunnyside Avenue.
From November 13th - November 20th, OSCA will be taking submissions for the Winter Art Show & Sale at the Firehall. Artists working in any medium may submit one winter-themed piece along with a completed submission form. Pieces will be displayed in the Firehall lobby from November 24, 2019 - February 29, 2020 and 100% of the selling price goes to the artist.
Local artists, working in any medium, may submit one piece of fall-related artwork for exhibition and sale at the Firehall; 100% of sale goes to the artist. The theme: fall foliage, autumn leaves, hayrides, harvest celebrations, pumpkins...
Do you have a painting, photograph, sculpture, or book that highlights or plays on the theme of cycling?
On Friday, May 31st, OSCA & OTLBC will kick-off the Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo with a family dinner at the Tennis Club and a weekend of Firehall bike training, tune-ups, and a rodeo at Windsor Park.
What is it catches the eye? Holds our attention?
Dolls Gone Wild Blueberries at Life of Pie
Life of Pie is a casual neighbourhood cafe with delectables aplenty on offer. Here, the story-telling imagery of artists Peter Evanchuck and Helene Lacelle is to be found in the café’s two washrooms (three framed pictures in one, four in the other). The artists declare this to be art at the “loo, not the Louvre, ” another installment of their ongoing “Life of Pie” series. The current selection is entitled “Dolls Gone Wild Blueberries.”
On Sunday, September 30, 2018 the new mural at Trinity Anglican Church was officially launched. Creative designer and artist Mique Michel and one of the many young artists who helped paint “Telling the Truth”, Marcus Kisa were on hand to celebrate and to describe a little of “what it takes” to pull together an art project of this size.
On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Trinity Anglican Church launched its new Bank Street mural—Telling the Truth: A shared journey toward Reconciliation Healing and Hope.
Sunday’s celebrations began with a traditional indigenous welcome song at Trinity’s weekly 10 o’clock service. Reverend Arran Thorpe presided and mid-way through the service introduced Justin Holness, rap singer and founder of TR1BE Academy. Together with guest indigenous dancers, Justin Holness performed “Woke”, a rhythmic rap song that was both stirring and hopeful in its lean but dramatic presentation.