Entrance/En transe: celebrating 8 women graduates from the Ottawa School of Art 

Left to right: (back row) Diane Fletcher-Falvey, Sandra Gorska, Armita Zahedianaraki, Hyeson Yang, Wendy Hanna. (front row) Kathryn Shaw, Teresa Rozkiewicz, Christine Belle-Isle. 

Photo: Jennifer Ventura 

Poster credit: Sandra Gorska 


Entrance/En transe: celebrating eight women graduates from the Ottawa School of Art 

By Kathryn Shaw 


In anticipation of a vibrant summer in our bustling city, an exciting showcase of creativity awaits. From June 20 to July 21, art enthusiasts and locals alike are invited to immerse themselves in “Entrance/En transe,” an art show featuring the remarkable talents of eight women graduating from the Ottawa School of Art. The opening-night vernissage will take place on June 20 at the Ottawa School of Art at 35 George Street in the Byward Market; it promises a sparkling, catered evening of inspiration and celebration. 

Each artist, having honed her craft under the guidance of the school’s renowned faculty, brings a distinct voice and vision, offering viewers a captivating journey into the kaleidoscope of experiences that shape their artistry. Throughout the show, visitors will have the opportunity to engage with the creators, gaining insight into their inspirations, challenges and aspirations. This exchange of ideas and perspectives will not only enrich the viewing experience but also forge connections that transcend the confines of the gallery walls. 

The title Entrance/En transe is meant to symbolize the artists’ entrance into the professional art world while simultaneously captivating and entrancing visitors. The eight graduates are local women of varying ages and experiences, showcasing their best work in painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics and mixed media techniques. There will be something to entrance everyone who makes the trip downtown to enjoy this show. 


Entrance/En transe 

Thursday, June 20 – Sunday, July 21 

Ottawa School of Art 

35 George Street 

Opening night vernissage June 20, 7-9 p.m.  


Kathryn Shaw is a local artist and participant in Entrance/En trans. She has lived just over the bridge in Old Ottawa South for 12 years. 

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