Welcome back, Carleton students (and Happy Rosh Hashana)! Today is the first day of classes and it’s great to see campus so busy again. If you’re taking an art history or architecture class this semester, some of you will see me when I come to talk about the gallery and our upcoming exhibitions over the next couple of weeks.
In the meantime, there are a bunch of artsy things happening to kick off the new semester.
First Thursdays Art Walk on Wellington West is back this fall, and the first one is tonight. Starting at Gallery 3, stroll around the neighbourhood and check out some great art at the surrounding art galleries.
You can also check out new additions to the City of Ottawa Fine Art Collection with a reception at the City Hall Art Gallery tonight. The acquisitions include works by Barry Ace, Jonathan Hobin, Michele Provost, Theo Pelmus, Cindy Stelmackowich and many more, so come celebrate and support local artists!
The Ottawa Art Gallery has invited art conservators from the National Gallery of Canada and the Canadian Conservation Institute to have a public discussion on art conservation called Making It Last. The panelists will be discussing Marcelle Ferron’s Untitled (1955), a painting in the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art, as well as other art conservation issues.
On Saturday night, Harvest Noir is happening again in an undisclosed location. Dress up, bring a picnic, and a bunch of friends for this truly unique dinner party. Past locations have included the National Gallery of Canada and the Museum of Civilization. Don’t forget to stay for the after party (DJ’d by the boys of TimeKode).
Have a good weekend back!