To provide an educational program for our Members, build our Endowment Fund, and support our grants program, we launched the Ottawa Talks Art & Architecture Series in 2017, which features tours of public and private art collections and public and private architectural spaces. We introduced a second series in January 2018 featuring Artists’ Studio Visits.
Members pay an annual fee of $250 directly to the Ottawa Art Society Fund at the Ottawa Community Foundation for either series (Art & Architecture or Artists’ Studio Visits) and, in return, they are invited to attend 8 tours throughout the year. A charitable receipt is issued through the Ottawa Community Foundation.
I invite you to join me for these exciting series. Please contact Ottawa Art Society if you’d like to become a Member of one of both of these series, or if you have any questions or suggestions.
SATURDAY 23 APRIL – Presentation by Don Kwan on his exhibition, Reverb Intervention, at the Ottawa Art Gallery
WEDNESDAY 18 MAY – Tour of the Artworks on Ottawa’s LRT Line with Katie Ingrey
SUNDAY 5 JUNE – Tour of the Ottawa School of Art with Jeff Stellick
WEDNESDAY 14 SEPTEMBER – Tour of Studio Space Ottawa
DUE TO THE RESTRICTIONS AROUND COVID-19, WE WERE ABLE TO OFFER ONLY TWO IN-PERSON ARTISTS’ STUDIO TOURS AND THREE IN-PERSON ART & ARCHITECTURE TOURS IN 2020
WEDNESDAY 15 JANUARY – Michael Schreier on the work of the late Dave Heath at Studio Sixty-Six
WEDNESDAY 29 JANUARY – Presentation by artist Meryl McMaster
THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY – “Beautiful Monsters” Exhibition with Sonia Del Re at the National Gallery of Canada
WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH – Presentation by artist Laura Taler
TUESDAY 10 MARCH – Senator Patricia Bovey’s Collection of works by Manitoba Artists
WE WERE ABLE TO OFFER A SERIES OF VIRTUAL TOURS THROUGHOUT 2020 AND 2021
WEDNESDAY 24 MARCH 2021 – “A Winnipeg Boy’s Imaginings” with Barry Padolsky
WEDNESDAY 19 MAY 2021 – A presentation by artist and musician, Jesse Stewart
TUESDAY 28 APRIL – Virtual tour of a Private Ottawa Art Collection with Ottawa Collector, Bill Staubi
FRIDAY 21 AUGUST – Tour of Joi T. Arcand’s exhibition at Central Art Garage and a presentaton on framing by Danny Hussey
WEDNESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER – Tour of the outdoor works of art at the National Gallery of Canada with Julie Hodgson
WEDNESDAY 9 OCTOBER – Virtual presentation by Adrian Göllner on his public art practice
WEDNESDAY 15 OCTOBER – Virtual tour of Greta Grip’s exhibition, “Containment: Knit Your Art,” at the Diefenbunker Museum
TUESDAY 10 NOVEMBER – Virtual presentation by Johanna Mizgala, Curator for the House of Commons on “Architect, John A. Pearson” at the Heritage Ottawa AGM
THURSDAY 12 NOVEMBER – Virtual presentation by the Art Gallery of Algoma on the exhibition “Wrapped in Culture,” with Barry Ace, Rosalie Favell, and Adrian Stimson
FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER – Virtual Artist’s talk and tour with Norman Takeuchi of his exhibition “Equal Time,” at Studio Sixty-Six