May 23rd was Ottawa Festival‘s Event launch for the beginning of the festival season in Ottawa.
It was also the start of the countdown for Canada’s 150th Birthday in 2017.
This was a great event to start out this year’s festival season.
Hosted by CTV’s Vanessa Lee.
Mayor Jim Watson was on hand to talk about Ottawa’s festival scene and also give out the top 5 finalists for the “Ottawa Festivals Volunteer of the Year Award”.
Here are the photos from the event.
Chinatown Remixed is back with a big bang this year.
Taking place on May 18th.
Chinatown Remixed is a celebration of the arts and multi-culturalism in Ottawa’s Chinatown.
Walk through Chinatown and discover art shows, performances and much more on the opening day (May 18th).
Also this year there will be a night show taking place at the parking lot of Shanghai Restaurant.
Highlights of the 2013 festival:
- A life-sized textile sculpture of China Doll, Chinatown’s resident drag performer. Created by fibre artists Justy Dennis and Jasmine Vesque;
- Charcoal drawings by artist Samuel Jan at Panda Vacations; the thenwedieatron,
- A bicycle-powered inflatable sculpture by artist Natali Leduc and Matthew Gorgol; and The Machine Project
- A video installation by Christine Mockett presented at Tang Coin Laundry.
- Plus many more
Any photography lovers in the Ottawa area.
Why not check out this photography exhibit taking place at the Council for the Arts in Ottawa on
2 Daly Ave.
The vernissage/reception takes place on May 17th from 5pm- 8pm.
While the whole exhibitions will run until June 7th.
The photographers being featured are:
For those not on Facebook.
Here is a blurb about “Relocation“.
Relocation is a photography collaboration that is punctuated by oppositions that exist within an enforced yet volatile harmony, much like the city they illustrate.
The project originated through the acknowledgement of similar circumstances between disconnected people, a recognition of the forces and circumstances that bind, connect and draw people to their new, often imposed, home, Ottawa.
This body of work is a series of six large-scale constructed photographs, depicting fictional narratives set in the Ottawa urban landscape and derived from the subjects influences and reasons for relocating to said city.
The cities formalistic and functional architecture contrasted with its lush and feral green-spaces is a primary visual theme found throughout the work.
The subjects are fully immersed with this landscape and use it to tell of their connection to it.
They have re-interpreted the factually realities of why these people now inhabit this particular city using carefully selected locations, situational ambiguity and natural light to create a series of narrative portraits.
This involved the use of Ottawans, props and large-format film cameras to produce the high-detail images.