The CUAG summer exhibitions open next week, so we have a few events on the list. There’s the official opening reception on Monday night, where you can check out Making Otherwise: Craft and Material Fluency in Contemporary Art, Inuit Art: Skin Deep, and Imaginary Worlds: Scottie Wilson and “Art Brut” for the first time. We will also be launching the seriously gorgeous catalogue for our fall 2013 exhibition Y & G #12 (curtain walls). On Tuesday, you can hear directly from the artists in Making Otherwise, as curator Heather Anderson will be moderating an artist roundtable with Richard Boulet, Marc Courtemanche, Sarah Maloney, and Paul Mathieu.
Before that though, there’s are a ton of artsy events happening around town.
Photography buffs, you’re in luck (or not, if you don’t have the ability to be in two places at once): there are two great photography events happening tonight.
At 7 p.m., Rémi Thériault will be giving a guided tour and talk of his exhibition at the Ottawa Art Gallery. His photographs capture private, public, hidden, and revealed sites of historical significance to the First World War.
Over at School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa, there will be a panel discussion (also at 7 p.m. - sorry!) on "The State of the Photograph." Ottawa professors, artists, and gallerists will be discussing the always controversial and ever-changing “state of the photograph” in a time when proliferating digital technologies threaten to overwhelm analogue techniques and the ubiquity of the medium can question its relevance in the world of fine art.
If you still can’t get enough photography, on Tuesday evening Fine Art Photography: Ottawa is holding their monthly meeting at Pressed Cafe for some coffee and photography shop talk. This month’s edition features Olivia Johnston, an Ottawa-based artist who takes striking portraits.
Bonus event: The Outdoor Chemistry Magic Show is happening this Saturday, featuring a look at the inner workings of fireworks, spontaneous combustions and things that glow in the dark. Bring the kids for some hands-on activities before the show.