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Sound and furiously good times: Pearl Pirie reviews the AB Series

Pearl Pirie is a local arts enthusiast who arrived in Ottawa about 20 years ago for university. She blogs about the city’s literary events — in both word and image.  Her second full-length poetry collection is coming out this fall. Tokyo Taiga was the guest of the AB Series at the National Arts Centre’s Fourth Stage, May 19, 2011. […]

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 […]

Siu finds inner (urban) beauty at Orange Art 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. Traffic jams, coffee lineups, noisy neighbours . . . urban living could be annoying at times, if not downright […]

Pictures from the bus: Q&A with Lia Hiltz

Lia is a foreign service officer, mother, and wannabe artist who draws her fellow passengers on the bus ride to work. The she posts them on her blog Pictures from the bus, and other tales. So how did you find yourself in Ottawa? What were your first impressions of the city? Restaurants, bars, suburban Hull, and […]

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, […]

Winter craft sale round up: what are you doing this weekend?

Margaux Carson is a fantastic chef, and the person behind Ottawa food blog Kitchen Graffiti. Christmas is right around the corner and this weekend is your last chance to pick up some hand-crafted, locally made goodies. Craft fairs are an excellent way to pick up some unique gifts and support local entrepreneurs – so make […]

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 […]

A day in the life of an Ottawa artist

I first met Karina Bergmans in October 2008, when I wrote a profile of her for the Ottawa Citizen, and last week, she was kind enough to offer herself up for a Q&A. She also had the idea of doing a “day in the life” piece…thanks for contributing Karina! My days as an artist are always varied […]

Q&A with Ottawa artist Karina Bergmans

I first met Karina Bergmans in October 2008, when I wrote a profile of her for the Ottawa Citizen. Her work was so whimsical, it was unlike anything I had ever seen before. I’m happy to say that Karina has offered herself up for our first local artist Q&A. How would you describe your art to someone […]

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