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s April 03

Last chance! Don McCullin: A Retrospective at the National Gallery of Canada

Mike Cullen (Twitter) is a young public servant who is also a regular contributor to (Cult)ure Magazine as a music editorialist. His passions include music, coffee, writing, travel and comic books.  This special exhibition of U.K.-based photojournalist Don McCullin is his first ever solo exhibition, and its provocative imagery provides Ottawa and the National Gallery of Canada a unique […]

longgrasswithbutterflies June 06

You had better van Gogh to this exhibit

Mike Cullen (Twitter) is a young public servant who is also a regular contributor to (Cult)ure Magazine as a music editorialist. His passions include music, coffee, writing, travel and comic books. The National Gallery of Canada opened its Van Gogh: Up Close exhibit this past week to critical and popular acclaim. Featuring dozens of Vincent van Gogh’s paintings, covering […]

Sustainable living: Pearl explains why SLOWest is best

Pearl Pirie is a local arts enthusiast who blogs about the city’s literary events in both word and image. Her most recent poetry collection came out last year. Thirsts (Snare, 2011) launches at Tree on Jan. 24. She will be one of the readers at versefest.ca in March. Alise Marlane was the feature this month at 1277 Wellington St. She sang […]

‘Drawn to Art': A morning out at the National Gallery of Canada

Mike Cullen (Twitter) is a young public servant who is also a regular contributor to (Cult)ure Magazine as a music editorialist. His passions include music, coffee, writing, travel and comic books. Armed with a cup of coffee, I braved Ottawa’s unusually unseasonal October with my mother to check out the latest exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, “Drawn […]

Caravaggio and His Followers in Rome (in Ottawa!)

Mike Cullen is a young public servant who is also a regular contributor to (Cult)ure Magazine as a music editorialist. His passions include music, coffee, writing, travel and comic books. Following up on a fantastic exhibit on Raphael last year, the National Gallery of Canada  is now showcasing a new exhibit entitled “Caravaggio and His Followers […]

Longing to belong: Siu Hong Yu visits New Edinburgh’s Dale Smith Gallery

Siu Hong Yu is a scientist working at the National Research Council. Outside the lab he tries to stay out of trouble with live music, food outings, photography, gallery visits, running, hiking, good reads and cinema. “I’m falling fast while hoping I’ll land in your arms ’cause all my time is spent here longing to belong […]

Country canvas: Q&A with Ottawa artist Crystal Beshara

Crystal Beshara is an award-winning artist and illustrator who has been painting and drawing since childhood, when she grew up on a 30-acre hobby farm in Eastern Ontario. She’s self-taught realist artist who’s also created a children’s book! Please describe your art and how you create it. I am a contemporary realist which means my […]

More on “It is what it is” at the National Gallery of Canada

Melodie Cardin is the Special Events and Communications Coordinator for the ByWard Market Business Improvement Area. I had sort of middling expectations of It Is What It Is: Recent Acquisitions of New Canadian Art, since the National Gallery of Canada show opened in Ottawa with very little fanfare, especially compared to the summer’s Pop Life exhibit. Surprise, […]

Art underground: Ottawa’s Basement Artists

A young public servant, Mike Cullen is also a regular contributor to (Cult)ure Magazine as a music editorialist. His passions include music, coffee, writing, travel and comic books. Ottawa’s Basement Artists are a local group of visual and audio artists who hold one of the best underground arts events in Ottawa. Basement Artists deserve a huge shout-out because […]

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