of Ottawa is a unique and innovative art studio where self-expression
and a sense of place are encouraged and celebrated for people
with developmental disabilities. Through the common language
of art and self-expression, the artists of H'Art contribute
to the community and the cultural life of Ottawa.
To see paintings visit the STUDIO ARTISTS page
The Society for Neuroscience invited H'Art artists to submit work to their second annual
Brain & Mental Health Art Show
Five H’Art artists had their work accepted into the show.
Congratulations to Irene Beck, Henry Hong, Andre Lanthier,
Caroline Joanisse and Marika Smart.
The vernissage will be held on April 19th starting at 7 pm at Grounded Kitchen and Coffeehouse (http://www.groundedkitchencoffee.com/), located at 100 Gloucester St. in Ottawa.
This event is held in celebration of the beauty and creativity of artistic facets of brain research and mental health. We are interested in what people think of when they hear about the brain and mental health. The Brain & Mental Health Art Show is open to people of all ages, education and employment, and is intended to inspire people to be creative while learning something about the brain. The Society for Neuroscience – Ottawa Chapter is a collection of neuroscientists and students alike – encompassing Carleton University and various hospitals and research facilities in the National Capital. The Chapter facilitates collaborations, information transfer and accessibility to resources. As a sector of the Society for Neuroscience, an internationally renowned organization, we represent the Neuroscience research that takes place in the city and the various ways to project this information to the community.
As with last year, we will be donating all proceeds from the silent auction to a charity. This year we have chosen the Ottawa Crisis Line (http://www.crisisline.ca/). Please be sure to visit http://sfn-ottawa.ca/events/artshow.html to check for updates regarding the Art Show.
H’Art Studio has donated a painting to this charity.
H'ART OF OTTAWA CARDS
H'Art of Ottawa's greeting cards are inspired by the studio artists' paintings. Our cards are available for purchase at the studio. Proceeds from our greeting card sales (private and corporate) help our art studio continue to provide creative, entrepreneurial-based art and literacy programming for adults with developmental disabilities.
H'Art of Ottawa Gift Certificates are available!
please call or visit the studio
Thank you to Starlight Children's Foundation Canada (www.starlightcanada.org) for the generous donation of office furniture.
... and many thanks to Good Day Workshop (www.gooddayworkshop.org) whose kind staff moved and set up the new furniture.
"Surprising Similarities at H'Art" by Christine Klipperstein
Unfolding (Online Art Journal, formerly Kitsch Art)
Congratulations to H'Art of Ottawa artist Analisa Kiskis whose work will be featured in the "Perceptions" exhibition being held at Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery, 110 Laurier Avenue West, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Show will run from December 3 to January 16, 2011
THE 2009 JANE CAMERON AWARD
H’Art Studio is very pleased and excited to announce:
Jessica Whitney, one of our artists, is the winner of the 2009 Jane Cameron Award! The Jane Cameron Archives Committee (JCAC) and the Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) established an annual national award for a person with Down Syndrome who displays expertise in the area of the arts. Congratulations to Jessica! Another H’Art Artist, Analisa Kiskis received an honourable mention. Congratulations to Analisa!
Here are some notes and comments from the judges on Jessica’s work:
Jessica Whitney: Winner
- obvious passion/emotion
- art is very sophisticated, beyond simple
- shows technique, style, consideration
- great choice of colour and composition
- really appreciated the way she spoke about her
Another comment… ”The judges are also really impressed overall and thought that H’Art of Ottawa was great, shows a lot and does a lot for their students’ work!”
To view information on the award please check the website:
Information about our art shows is on our art
H'ART OF OTTAWA PRESENTED WITH EDUCATION AWARD
The Celebration of People Awards, December 2005
of Ottawa with the Education Award. Celebration of People
marked the United Nations International Day of Disabled
Persons. The Celebration of People Awards Dinner honoured
11 individuals and organizations whose innovations and
vision create opportunities for people with disabilities
to live, work and play in our community.
OF OTTAWA GREETING CARDS
of Ottawa's cards are inspired by the studio artists'
paintings. Our cards are available for purchase
at the studio.
Proceeds from our greeting card sales (private and
corporate) help our art studio continue to provide
creative, entrepreneurial-based art and literacy
programming for adults with developmental disabilities.