Free, all-ages bike decorating meet-up
2:30 -4:30pm, Saturday August 18th
Dalhousie Community Centre, 755 Somerset Street West
Get ready for Ottawa’s upcoming Labour Day weekend decorated bike parade.
Bring your 1, 2 or 3-wheeled ride to FestivAsia in Chinatown and create your own custom steamers and nameplate, add spoke decorations and learn about scraper bikes!
Materials provided: scissors, streamer ribbons, reflective sticker sheets etc.
Free to share, download and print:
Anyone else remember Sinead’s controversial 1992 performance?
I was a die-hard SNL fan at the time. I remember
thinking how strong Sinead seemed. She was singing
War acapella, and unflinching to a billion people!
Then, as she sang the word “evil” she held a photo of Pope John Paul to the camera. I only notice now, watching the video 18 years later, that her hand is completely steady. Had it been me I’d have been visibly trembling. Sinead then tore up the photo and demanded we “fight the real enemy”.
In 1992 I was stunned. Not angry – just totally agog at the
gesture. The audience was 100% silent. It was
probably the most shocked I’ve ever been by something I watched on
After 10 years at Amnesty I’m moving on. My position in Public Engagement will be redundant by the end of June. I’m spending the next few weeks figuring out what I’d like to do next.
Cube Gallery is hosting a Haitian Disaster Art Fundraiser. All funds raised will be going towards Canadian Red Cross relief efforts.
ART for HAITI
Hosted by Oni the Haitian Sensation
February 9th 2010
6 pm viewing – 8 pm auction
7 Hamilton Ave. North
There will be a reception, music, light foods and entertainment.
For more information, contact:
I donated these two 6 inch encaustic works.
Check out my latest art show at Venus Envy!
I’ve dedicated this installation to the Chronic Pain Team at the Ottawa Hospital Rehabilitation Centre. The show features 6 mixed media paintings that I made years ago but never wanted to show publicly, until now. In the centre I’ve hung an encaustic painting which was completed only a week ago – just as I *graduated* from the Chronic Pain Management Group Treatment Program.
Until recently, I had been unable to cope with the ever-changing yet constant pain of fibromyalgia. Being admitted to the pain program was like winning the health care lottery. For 4 weeks I had access to two physiotherapists, a psychologist, an occupational therapist, a vocational therapist, a recreational therapist, a social worker, a medical specialist, a nurse, a pharmacist and a dietitian! Using a collaborative and holistic approach, this group of professionals were able to train me into new habits which will help me live better. I’ve been back to the “real world” for a week now and can honestly say that the program has changed me and the way I experience pain!
The installation I’ve got up at Venus Envy was partly inspired by an art therapy exercise we were invited to do at the Rehab Clinic. I don’t like to tell people what to see in my paintings .. . so just come check it out and let me know what you think.
Bonus: if you drop by Venus Envy on Saturday, February 6th you’ll get to partake in their 9th birthday celebrations! Enjoy the artwork and stick around for prizes, cupcakes and 20% off every toy in the store.