Gallery Calendar

Shenkman Arts Centre is home to six visual arts exhibition spaces as well as public art installations. Works by a diverse set of local, regional and national artists are exhibited throughout the Centre. Admission to all of the galleries is free. Meet the artists at monthly receptions. Consult our Events Calendar for details.
 
AOE Gallery

The AOE Gallery showcases visual art by emerging and professional artists who are members with AOE Arts Council. The office space doubles as a gallery and is equally suitable for readings, gatherings, meetings and presentations. Individual, duo, and artist collectives show their work here in 2D and 3D mediums. AOE Arts Council provides the space to local artists so they can add to their exhibition experience, to sell their work and have conversations with the community.

Open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm
Open on select Sundays for Meet the Artist, 1 to 3 pm
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Clara Kim & Josée Francoeur: Unity

August 24 to September 26, 2017
Meet the artist event: Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 7 pm to 9 pm

Joining their passion and devotion for art, Clara Kim and Josée Francoeur are two local who wish to convey the emotion that is the result of being one with their art.

Korea and Canada, Ontario and Québec, English and French, Abstract and Modern Impressionism — all are united in harmony in this Unity exhibition.


Clara Kim

Born in South Korea, Clara Kim takes inspiration from both Canadian and Korean cultures. Her style of painting aims to renovate the beauty of traditional Korean paintings with a fresh, modern feel. She utilizes the concept of ‘the beauty of blank space’ to show elegance and modesty in her work.

In traditional Korean art, negative space acts as a blank canvas, giving the audience opportunity for imagination, and focus on the centrepiece. Kim has developed a new style that is both Modern Korean art and Abstract, with thick textures and simple backgrounds. She explores themes of passion hidden in calmness, and beauty within sorrow.


Josée Francoeur

An emerging modern impressionist painter, Josée Francoeur is inspired by the beauty of nature, particularly in the Ottawa region. From her formal education in the sciences, Francoeur uses the chemistry of colours in her creations, mixing her own colours and photographing the outdoors. She plays with light and shadow, vivid colours and shapes to pay tribute to the natural world with thick, modern brush strokes dancing on canvas.
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Philip David Ross: Bone to Dust - Steel to Rust

September 28 to November 7, 2017
Meet the artist event: Sunday, October 1 and 22, 2017 - 1 pm to 3 pm

Philip Ross’s art explores our relationship with the inevitability of decay and the possibility of renewal through transformation. He collects materials to build temporary sculptures from roadsides, brownfields and off-trail in wilderness parks and conservation areas. Once a sculpture is photographed it is disassembled and its parts are either disposed of or reused in subsequent sculptures.
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Sylvie Labrecque: Quiet Forcefulness

November 9 to December 12, 2017
Meet the artist event: Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 1 pm to 3 pm

Life had drawn the lines of a landscape his soul shone.

The creation has always been a part of my life, she allows me to present on paper what the eyes cannot see, what there is beyond appearances. My works are inspired by the mountain that despite the passing of time, and the seasons succeeding, is such a quiet strength that inspires us toward overtaking and resilience.
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Owned and operated by the City of Ottawa, the Trinity Art Gallery features the works of local and regional artists in two exhibition salons. Artists are selected through an annual peer assessment process. For submission information go to ottawa.ca. Trinity Art Gallery Salons A and B are located on the Lower Level of the Shenkman Arts Centre.
 
 


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AOE Arts Council: Selections 2017

September 21 to October 17, 2017
Vernissage: September 21, 2017

An annual, juried exhibition of works in a variety of media by members of AOE Arts Council - a vibrant, non-profit arts service organization. The Arts Council is dedicated to promoting, supporting and developing the arts in Ottawa.
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Sanjay Sundram: The Fertile Crescent

October 19 to November 21, 2017
Meet the artist event: October 22, 2017

Urban life and endless growth are consistent themes in my works. The tessellations in this series - with obsessive interlocked forms - often stem from sensory overloads and feelings of claustrophobia. As an architect, I enjoy the underlying mathematics and structures too.
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J. A. Lamont: Glacial flows: Notes for a Requiem

November 23, 2017 to January 2, 2018
Meet the artist event: November 26, 2017

Our world has been shaped by ice. Glaciers have carved our mountains and provided much of the water needed. Their flows have helped to define us... and they are disappearing with global climate change. This exhibition speaks to what we are about to lose.
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Deidre Hierlihy: Central Experimental Farm: Explorations and Impressions

January 4 to February 6, 2018
Meet the artist event: January 7, 2018

This printmaking exhibit explores the Central Experimental Farm, contrasting the natural organic features with the man made geometric forms. These lithographs and linocuts celebrate this national landmark, important research facility and source of wonder and joy for Ottawa's population.
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Arteast: Mosaic

February 8 to March 13, 2018
Meet the artist event: February 11, 2018

Member artists, from the beginner to the professional, were encouraged to submit their best two and three-dimensional works to this recurring juried exhibition. The selected works display the diverse talents of the Arteast membership.
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AOE Arts Council: Selections 2017

September 21 to October 17, 2017
Vernissage: September 21, 2017

Annual, juried exhibition of works in a variety of media by members of AOE Arts Council - a vibrant, non-profit arts service organization. The Arts Council is dedicated to promoting, supporting and developing the arts in Ottawa.
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Mark Stephenson: Social Portraits

October 19 to November 21, 2017
Meet the artist event: October 22, 2017

That epic selfie, perfect angle, big moment, special location or whatever it is that you use, your social media pic is always something special. Mark explores our online persona and stories through a series of oil paintings called #socialportraits.
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Jessie Parker: Lightscapes, a Celebration

November 23, 2017 to January 2, 2018
Meet the artist event: November 26, 2017

Photo-based digital art using imagery composed entirely of light. Controlled movement of the camera transforms what the camera can see but the eye cannot, resulting in “Lightscapes”: cityscapes and pyrotechnic imagery, digitally interpreted, celebrating light, space and time.
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Maggie Wesley: The Spirit of Play

January 4 to February 6, 2017
Meet the artist event: January 7, 2018

For forty years a group of women have met monthly for friendship, food and poker. These pieces celebrate each personality through carving and paint. The playing card aspect ratio and artwork evokes the history of cards itself.
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Arteast: Mosaic

February 8 to March 13, 2018
Meet the artist event: February 11, 2018

Member artists, from the beginner to the professional, were encouraged to submit their best two and three-dimensional works to this recurring juried exhibition. The selected works display the diverse talents of the Arteast membership.
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Gloucester Pottery School – Dust Evans Gallery

The Dust Evans Gallery, located on the lower lobby of the Shenkman Arts Centre, is operated by the Gloucester Pottery School. Each year the work of six professional artists who sculpt in clay is featured. Most exhibiting artists also give workshops in the school’s studio.
  


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Lesley McInally

August 18 to October 18, 2017

Lesley McInally completed her Bachelor of Design Honours Degree in Ceramics and Printmaking at Dundee University, Scotland. Since arriving in Canada in 2004, Lesley developed her unique style of stretched slab hand built paperclay sculptures and vessels which contain a rich depth of surface texture. Incorporating her printmaking skills she has also developed a highly tactile surface using coloured porcelain slips, underglazes and a mono print technique. Lesley has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards and grants and exhibits her work nationally and internationally.
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Upcoming exhibits
"Populcace" Exhibition - October 20 to December 13, 2017
Klara Bruelmann - December 15, 2017 to February 14, 2018
Marney McDiarmid - February 16 to April 18, 2018
Andre Breau - April 20 to June 20, 2018
 
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On the Centrum Level of the Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa School of Art-Orléans Campus Gallery features a broad range of works by local, national and international artists. Please note that this gallery is closed on Sundays.
 


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Kim Vose Jones: Entangled Community

September 22 to November 4, 2017
Meet the artist event: September 24, 2017 - 1 pm to 3 pm 

I create immersive sculptural installations; work which over the years has involved meditations on taut dichotomies between absence and presence, privilege and injustice, shelter and exposure, silence and silencing. But more and more these days, I also find myself emphasizing processes of corrosion and breakdown—especially as they reveal complex interactivities between surface appearance and underlying reality.
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Promenade Arteast

The City of Ottawa and community arts organizations own visual arts spaces for exhibiting artwork. They are operated and programmed by the community arts organizations. Promenade Arteast features works by members of Arteast on the lower level of Shenkman Arts Centre.



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Upcoming Exhibition dates:        
  • September 21 to November 21, 2017
  • November 23, 2017 to February 6, 2018
  • February 8 to April 17, 2018
  • April 19 to June 12, 2018
  • June 14 to August 21, 2018
  • August 23 to October 16, 2018
  • October 18, 2018 to January 8, 2019
  • January 10 to March 19, 2019
  • March 21 to May 20, 2019
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LaLande + Doyle Exhibition Space

The LaLande + Doyle exhibition space in the lower lobby area at Shenkman Arts Centre features touring (mostly national, but some international) exhibitions of an artistic nature, embassies promoting artists with origins in their countries, festivals, special events and other short-term exhibitions. 
   


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Dulce Tapp: My city, my view

September 6 to 24, 2017

Have you ever experienced the urge to drop everything you’re doing and just for a second look around and see what was happening when you weren’t looking?

Your heart is pumping! You are excited and you want to experience life. Take the chance and for a moment just enjoy the ride.

This exhibition will transport you and your imagination to the heart of the city where you will dream, remember, share in our traditions, and most importantly, experience “love for all people, family, places and events”. The culture, colours, and traditions will keep you entertained, so that for a short time you will completely forget your busy life.

A young couple singing on a street corner dreaming of being famous; a group of kids playing together using only their imagination; a young man practising what he’s learned so that he can show you how proud he is to be a professional juggler; a poster the wall of a building that reads: Wrestling Night at “Arena Mexico”.

How can you possibly forget the timeless sound of the popular organ grinders? The new graffiti that starts a conversation about things and events?

Do not be afraid to ask, to dream, to breathe, to listen to your heart and come to accept that living is the only way to experience your life in a big city. My city. Mexico City.

In collaboration with the Mexican Embassy in Canada.

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Chi Wei, Lee: Art Therapy: Of Perspectives and Journeys

October 3 to 15, 2017

Art Therapy at the Salvation Army Booth Centre was originally created as an arts and crafts program to cater to the homeless shelter clients and also the local community.

It soon found a new purpose and mandate when it was incorporated into the stabilization program’s curriculum. The stabilization program is designed to screen and prepare prospective clients for entry into the Anchorage Addictions Services Program of the Salvation Army.

Through art, in doing art, these clients have found a new language to express and assess their emotional and mental preparedness for the challenges that lay ahead.

This exhibition, firstly, is a showcase of some of the artworks that are generated by this weekly workshop over the past five years.

Secondly, this exhibition is an exposition of my personal experiences that was borne out of my involvement with this program, first as a client, then as a volunteer helper, and now as a facilitator for this weekly workshop.

My name is Chi Wei, Lee, born 19th of May, 1962, in Malaysia. I came to Canada the 5th of August, 1982. I studied economics, political science and philosophy at Carleton University. I have worked as a cook most of my life, and for a few years, I also worked as a landscaper/gardener.

On the 12th of January, 2013, I found myself on the doorstep of the Salvation Army Booth Centre: a homeless man.

This exhibition is the sum total to my journey of self-discovery through art therapy over the last five years. In that journey, my perspectives on life et al has evolved.

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