This weekend is the Great Glebe Garage Sale - who needs anything else?? But in case you’re still looking for something to do, you’re in luck! The weekend is packed with new exhibitions, screenings, workshops, and art fairs.
Central Art Garage (did you see their great profile on CTV?) has a new show opening tonight. Habitat Here features three Ottawa-based artists, Lorraine Gilbert, Frank Shebageget, and Amy Thompson, who have helped shape and promote the Ottawa visual arts community.
Speaking of the local art scene, CUAG friend and Carleton PhD candidate Anna Khimasia will be leading another one of Ottawa Art Gallery’s great Art Writing Workshop series on Saturday. She’ll be addressing what it means to be critical in art writing - and what spaces are available to us to state opinions and engage in critical debates.
On Saturday afternoon, bike down to CUAG for our Making Otherwise screening and artist talk with Anthea Black and Janet Morton. Anthea will be showing a series of videos by artists like Joyce Wieland and Charles and Ray Eames, who incorporate craft and the handmade into their film practices. Janet’s videos Shiny Heart and Roadtrip have been a big hit in our Making Otherwise exhibition - come ask her how she made a perfect knitted cover for a tuba!
The new show at Gallery 101, BUZZ: Getting to Know Other Animals, looks really interesting: using images and research from the Canadian National Collection of Insects, Arachnids, and Nematodes, contemporary artists Kimberly Edgar, Deborah Margo, Bioni Samp, and Amy Swartz, strike a fine balance between thoroughly researched subject matter and artistic excellence. If you’re going to the sold-out Nature Nocturne on Friday (themed “glow-in-the-dark”), they have also organized a Bioni Samp performance, Hive Synthesis Mix (Live Electronics + DJ Mix) in conjunction with the exhibition.
Ravenswing Art + Music Fair is taking place on Sunday in Minto Park. Check out 80+ vendors, plus cool concerts, free skill-sharing workshops, and food trucks galore. Sunday looks like it will be mainly sunny (and 25 degrees!) so bring a blanket to sit on, and hang out all day!
Have a great weekend!