Take in some of the up and coming shows on the visual arts scene in the Glebe!
October 13 – November 10
Patricia Doyle’s art will be exhibited at the Glebe Community Centre Gallery from October 13 to November 10.
Patricia Doyle was born in the small rural community of Granville Ferry, N.S. She moved with her family to Ottawa in 1967 where she completed her secondary education at Immaculata High School, and also completed a year of art at Commerce High School. She subsequently went to Mount Allison University where she obtained a degree in fine arts. She also obtained a diploma in graphic design from Algonquin College in Ottawa. Doyle attended the Banff School of Fine Arts under the mentorship of Takeo Tanabe.
Doyle paints in the tradition of realistic expression and her work is highly influenced by her love of nature. Her preferred media are watercolours and oil, and her work is characterized by a profound appreciation of detail.
She has exhibited at Wallack’s Art Gallery for many years and has works in various private collections. She won first prize for a piece entered in the Ottawa Orchid Society Art Show and also has art works of screens at the Canadian Tire Centre. Currently she works as a program facilitator for the art and music programs at the Glebe Centre in Ottawa.
Glebe Community Centre Gallery
Glebe Community Centre
175 Third Avenue/Lyon St.
What’s New At Roast ’n Brew?
October 3 to November 3
October means Halloween is coming and Jonathan Plouffe’s exhibition La Muerte is celebrating our annual tradition of making merry out of death. Inspired by a recent trip to Mexico and the Museum of Civilization’s recent voodoo exhibition, Plouffe’s paintings celebrate the darker side of death. Self trained, Plouffe paints in a ruthless, primitive style, using dark and glossy colours, mixed media and found objects to transport us to the beyond. Other paintings are of deep space, strange as the ocean bottom, sometimes with dark creatures lurking, created from found objects. Jonathan Plouffe paints pictures at affordable prices. His exhibition La Muerte runs from October 3 to November 3 at Roast ’n Brew, 843 Bank Street.
November 5 to December 4
In November, Russ Paquette will be exhibiting The Quiet. “Each painting is a song or a poem to me, when I looked and saw a sacred moment in time,” says Russ. “Breathe in the sacred light of somber blue, and observe the wind out in the field, dark to light and dark again.” Paquette’s art is in many ways his prayer and his canvas is his pulpit.
Russ Paquette and his wife Patty both have deep maritime roots and have been involved in efforts to rally around and preserve the iconic community lighthouses of Nova Scotia villages that the federal government has deemed surplus. These buildings provide cultural continuity as well as the inspiration for Paquette to create art. His paintings are rooted in the stories of the seamen who have plied these docks for generations, stories that could disappear in another generation if they are not captured for
posterity. Paquette is represented at ADJA Gallery in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. His show will run from November 5 to December 4 at Roast ’n Brew at 843 Bank Street. Everyone is invited to a reception on Thursday, November 7, 6–8 p.m.
With files from BhatBoy who curates art exhibits at Roast ’n Brew.
Simply Unique – Spinning and Weaving Have Gone Modern
By Nancy Ingram
This is the 33rd year of the Ottawa Valley Weavers’ and Spinners’ Guild Exhibition and Sale. This year’s Simply Unique sale will take place November 1 to 3 at the Glebe Community Centre.
A lot has changed in the craft over the last 33 years. Those ponchos, rugs, blankets or knotted macramé wall hangings of old, woven from heavy wool yarns, are now rarely found. Techniques have also changed. While traditional looms and spinning wheels are still used, many of the fashion items are woven on computerized looms to create complex custom designs.
The Simply Unique exhibition and sale will reflect decidedly modern tastes, offering one-of-a-kind fashion garments and accessories – colourful jackets, vests, capes, shawls and scarves, all woven in a variety of yarns such as alpaca, silk, mohair or fine wool. Fibre art pieces include hooked rugs and a variety of felted works: tapestries and three-dimensional art forms, whimsical felted figures and mixed media creations combining wire and wool. There will also be unique but useful household items such as pillows, throws, placemats, baskets and brooms in colours and designs to suit every decor.
Available as well for those who have their own creative urge is a variety of handspun yarns, novelty yarns, assorted fleece (wool, alpaca and mohair) and specialized tools. On the Guild website at www.ovwsg.com you can read about the vendors and see a sample of their work.
The Simply Unique exhibition and sale provides an excellent opportunity to shop for gifts for yourself and others. If you are unable to find that “special item,” many of the vendors are prepared to produce a custom order for clients. Also, enjoy the demonstrations of weaving and spinning by members. At the Guild exhibit area, obtain information about membership and monthly programs, and sign up for workshops held at the Guild’s new resource centre. Free admission. Food and ATM available on-site.
Join us Friday, November 1 from 4 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Former Glebe resident Nancy Ingram is an active member of the Guild.