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.
On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Trinity Anglican Church will launch its new Bank Street mural—Telling the Truth: A shared journey toward Reconciliation Healing and Hope.
The mural launch will begin with a church service at 10:00 a.m. Guest presenter will be Justin Holness from TR1BE Academy. There will be guest dancers as well as Elder Barbara Hill who will welcome the community to unceded Algonquin lands.
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Four artists have been shortlisted to participate in a mentorship opportunity to design, fabricate and install an artist-designed public bench. Two artists will be selected to design benches that will be installed on the western side of the Rideau Canal, between the Rideau Canal and the re-landscaped wetland area. One bench will be commissioned specifically to an Algonquin artist.
The energy, the atmosphere, the live music – Oh My! In continuation to celebrate our big 4-0 at OSCA we wanted to up the ante with our annual art show. To make it a little bit bigger and concentrate on artists across our lovely city of Ottawa. If you joined us on June 17th, you would have seen 16 artist/creator vendors selling all different types of creations from hand-made jewelry to sand timers to glass creations to beautiful alcoholic base canvas art, to so much more! We even had a few Canterbury High School visual arts students selling their creations next to our food vendors: Yummy Cookies, Bombay Gardens Indian Food, and The Hot Potato Company.