Art Shows

Art Shows & Exhibits

2016
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Green Door Vegetarian Restaurant

October 23– November 26, 2016. Opening/Vernissage: October 24, 2016

 

2015

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No No No Snow

Green Door Vegetarian Restaurant

October 25– November 28, 2015. Opening/Vernissage: November 9, 2015

 

 

 

2014

Next Stop

Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli

March 10–May 12, 2014. Opening/Vernissage: March 13, 2014

This was H’Art Studio’s tenth show and year at the Bagelshop.

Beck, Johnson, Osborne, Scott, New Ottawa Artist Spotlight

SAW Gallery

March 6–April 26, 2014

H’Art artist Irene Beck exhibited in a four-man show, curated by SAW Curator, Jason St. Laurent.

Open Spaces

Ottawa Art Gallery

September13, 2014–January4, 2015

Open Spaces featured nine painters from H’Art of Ottawa—a studio that supports the creative practice of artists with developmental disabilities—responding to their choice of artworks from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art (famed Canadian artists, such as A.Y. Jackson, Marian Scott, Norval Morrisseau, and Lawren Harris). This exhibition was co- curated with OAG Curator of Public Engagement, Stephanie Nadeau.  It offered open spaces of interpretation and emphasized the importance of broadening the vital research function of this public art collection to reflect a wide spectrum of perspectives and interests.

Turning the Page

Gallery 101

March 22-May 3, 2014. Opening: March 22, 2014. Closing ceremony: May 3, 2014

Gallery 101’s grand re-opening project, Turning the Page, was a collaboration between H’Art of Ottawa, Jesse Stewart, Arts Project Australia, Indigenous Cultural Media Innovations, Guerilla Magazine, and The National Arts Centre (NAC).

As part of this unprecedented initiative, G101 featured a group exhibition of works on paper by over 50 artists from H’Art of Ottawa and Arts Project Australia, two not-for-profit organizations that provide opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to make art. Turning the Page also featured a multi-media musical theatre piece performed by composer/percussionist Jesse Stewart and H’Art of Ottawa artists, at the National Arts Centre’s 4th Stage.

 

Turning the Page

National Arts Centre, 4th Stage

Wednesday, April 30, 2014 7:30 p.m.

A unique and exciting multi-media musical theatre presentation performed by composer/percussionist Jesse Stewart and H’Art of Ottawa artists.

Turning the Page was one facet of an exciting new partnership between H’Art of Ottawa, the National Arts Centre 4th Stage, Gallery 101, and Jesse Stewart (www.jessestewart.ca,) Juno award-winning percussionist, composer, improviser, artist, instrument builder, and educator dedicated to reimagining the spaces between artistic disciplines and to building communities through inclusive art and music making. Turning the Page combined stunning visual imagery and poetry by H’Art of Ottawa participants with music performed by the artists in collaboration with Jesse.

Breaking Barriers

The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum

September 20, 2014 – January 31, 2015

H’Art Artists created two 4’x6? collaborative works of art that were exhibited in Breaking Barriers exhibition at the Diefenbunker. This exhibition was presented by the Diefenbunker and One World Dialogue.

Power of the Arts National Forum- Turning the Page presentation- November 9, 2014

Michaëlle Jean Foundation and Carleton University Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences,
Carleton University

The featured panel presentation at the Power of the Arts National Forum at Carleton University, Ottawa, on 9 November 2014, was given by H’Art of Ottawa director Lin Rowsell, artists Debbie Ratcliffe and Jessie Huggett, Director / Curator of Gallery 101 Laura Margita, musician and artist Jesse Stewart and cinematographer Andrew Hall. This presentation was about the Turning the Page Collaboration, and included a music and dance performance by Jesse Stewart and Jessie Huggett. The Power of the Arts National Forum was sponsored by the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Science.

 

Big Beat: 10 best pieces of art I saw in Ottawa in 2014

PETER SIMPSON – THE BIG BEAT

Published on: December 23, 2014

“Of the many works of art that I saw in the Ottawa area in 2014, these 10 were my favourites, for various reasons.

Lunch bags, by Irene Beck, at SAW Gallery, March: The most unlikely and uplifting work of art in Ottawa this year was in SAW Gallery’s New Artist Showcase. Irene Beck, an adult with Down Syndrome, eats a brown-bag lunch each day and then draws and writes on the bag. Arranged together on a wall — approximately 200 of them — they are dada-esque, and delightful proof that art can come from anyone”.

The Second Annual Medical Student Art show

Atrium of Roger Guindon Hall, University of Ottawa

February 19th, 2015

Tree of Life: H’Art artists created work that was included in this show.

The Medical Student Art show, hosted by the University of Ottawa, allowed students to indulge their creative side as a way to enhance their wellbeing. This year’s theme of growth was a symbol of personal movement through life. From birth until death, our worlds are filled with an array of experiences, events that shape our personality and path through life.

“As medical students we are encouraged, with every patient encounter, to find an area we can grow in whether it be in knowledge, experience, or through our careers. Growth therefore, holds a special place in medicine and is an essential ingredient to delivering good healthcare in our society.”

H’Art of Ottawa documentary at the Mayfair Theatre

MAYFAIR THEATRE

Wednesday March 4, 2015, 7pm

This was the grand premiere of the H’Art documentary, Turning the Page, directed by Andrew Hall, at the Mayfair theatre. There was an After Party at the House of Targ, following the screening.

Three Ottawa-produced documentaries provided different perspectives on looking inwards and outwards to make a positive change in the world, as part of the Thinking globally, created locally film project.

  • Turning the Page at H’Art of Ottawa, directed by Andrew Hall—for over a decade, H’Art of Ottawa has been a studio in downtown Ottawa where artists with disabilities explore visual art and creative writing. Last April, the 40+ artists at H’Art collaborated with musician and artist Jesse Stewart to present a multimedia performance at the National Arts Centre’s 4th Stage. Produced by Ottawa filmmaker Andrew Hall, Turning the Page at H’Art of Ottawa, is about the four-month long collaborative creative process that led to the performance.
  • A Sacred River, directed by Jennifer Macklem and Sajan Sindhu—a collaboration between artists in India and a team from the University of Ottawa, A Sacred River is a poignant film about the Ganges, a sacred river that millions depend on for sustenance that is also under serious threat from industrial pollution.
  • Secret War, directed by Emanuela Campanella, Shannon Lough, Sarah Turnbull, Fangliang Xu—Canadian soldiers who served in Afghanistan now face a higher risk of dying from suicide than physical injuries from the battlefield. Secret War, a student-produced documentary from the School of Journalism at Carleton University, examines the impact of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on war veterans and showcases an innovative project that is using horses to help veterans deal with the traumas of war.

All profits from the screening of these three films went to support the War Horse Project, H’Art of Ottawa, and emerging filmmakers in India.

Rabbit Hole

Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli

March-June 2015

2014

Open Spaces 

Ottawa Art Gallery

Open Spaces features nine painters from H’Art of Ottawa—a studio that supports the creative practice of artists with developmental disabilities—responding to their choice of artworks from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art. This exhibition offers open spaces of interpretation and emphasizes the importance of broadening the vital research function of this public art collection to reflect a wide spectrum of perspectives and interests.

 

Breaking Barriers

Diefenbunker-Canada’s Cold War Museum
3929 Carp Road, Carp ON
September 20, 2014- January 31, 2015
Opening: September 20, 2014

H’Art artists created two large murals for the exhibition. The Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum and One World Dialogue present an exhibition that explores, through visual art interpretations, expressions and lessons of breaking barriers and the symbolism of the Berlin Wall in its efforts for peace.

 

Turning the Page, a multi-media musical theatre presentation performed by composer/percussionist Jesse Stewart and H’Art of Ottawa artists

National Arts Centre’s 4th Stage
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 7:30pm

Turning the Page is one facet of an exciting new partnership between H’Art of Ottawa, the National Arts Centre 4th Stage, Gallery 101, and Jesse Stewart. H’Art of Ottawa (www.hartofottawa.ca) is an innovative art studio that provides opportunities for artists with developmental and intellectual disabilities to express themselves through the visual arts. Jesse Stewart (www.jessestewart.ca) is a Juno award-winning percussionist, composer, improviser, artist, instrument builder, and educator dedicated to reimagining the spaces between artistic disciplines and to building communities through inclusive art and music making. Turning the Page combines stunning visual imagery and poetry by H’Art of Ottawa participants with music performed by the artists in collaboration with Jesse Stewart.

 

Turning the Page

Gallery 101
March 22-May 3, 2014
Opening : March 22, 2014 7pm – 12am
Closing ceremony: May 3, 2014- a round table with H’Art artists, and an interactive “reactable” performance with Jesse Stewart.

Gallery 101’s grand re-opening project, Turning the Page, is one facet of an exciting new partnership between H’Art of Ottawa, Jesse Stewart, Arts Project Australia, Indigenous Cultural Media Innovations, Guerilla magazine, and The National Art Centre.

As part of this unprecedented initiative, G101 will feature a group exhibition of works on paper by over 50 artists from H’Art of Ottawa and Arts Project Australia, two not-for-profit organizations that provide opportunities for people with intellectual disabilities to make art. Turning the Page will also feature a multi-media musical theatre piece performed by composer/percussionist Jesse Stewart and H’Art of Ottawa artists that will take place at the National Art Centre’s 4th Stage.

 

Next Stop

Ottawa Bagelshop and Deli
March 10 to May 12, 2014.
Opening/Vernissage: March 13, 2014.

This was H’Art’s 10th show at the Bagelshop.

 

BECK, JOHNSON, OSBORNE, SCOTT New Ottawa Artist Spotlight
SAW GALLERY
Opening March 6, 2014

H’Art artist Irene Beck exhibited in a four-man show. Curator Jason St-Laurent
Power of the Arts: National Arts Forum September 28 and 29, 2013 H’Art paintings exhibited for the forum
H’Art Exhibition at Preston Square 347 Preston Street August 29, 2013 on
Building Peace Exhibition September 14, 2013- January 31, 2014 Bank of Canada Vault the Diefenbunker Four H’Art artists work was chosen: Caroline Joanisse, Marika Smart, Analisa Kiskis, Jessica Whitney.

 

Building Peace Exhibition

September 14, 2013- January 31, 2014

Bank of Canada Vault the Diefenbunker Four H’Art artists work was chosen: Caroline Joanisse, Marika Smart, Analisa Kiskis, Jessica Whitney.
Brain and Mental Health Art Show

Grounded Kitchen and Coffeehouse 100 Gloucester Street, Ottawa April 19, 2013

The Society for Neuroscience H’Art artists Irene Beck, Henry Hong, Andre Lanthier, Caroline Joanisse and Marika Smart.

 

2013

The New Art Festival
Central Park, the Glebe
June 15-16, 2013

 

Brain and Mental Health Show
The Society for Neuroscience,
April 19, 2013

See the paintings at Fractal Imprints.

H’Art artists Irene Beck, Henry Hong, André Lanthier, Caroline Joanisse, and Marika Smart.

 

Running of the Blue Shoes
Bagel Shop Show,
March 5-April 26, 2013

 

2012

Moon is Laughing Gas
Green Door Restaurant,
September 30- October 27, 2012

 

The New Art Festival
Central Park, the Glebe, Ottawa
June 2 and 3, 2012

 

TEN PLUS TEN: H’Art’s 10th Anniversary Celebration/Fundraiser
SAW Gallery
Friday, May 25, 2012, 7-10 pm

 

Nepean Fine Arts League Spring Sale
March 16, 17, 18, 2012
Ukrainian Church, Byron Ave, Ottawa
The Nepean Fine Arts League has chosen H’Art as their charitable organization. H’Art will participate in this show.

 

At the Bottom of the Sky
Ottawa Bagel Shop and Deli
1321 Wellington St. West, Ottawa
March 12-May 14, 2012
Opening/Vernissage: March 15, 2012

 

Past Events/Exhibits

2011

H’Art of Ottawa AGM/Open House
November 15, 2011

 

International Peace Day Art Show
International Peace Day Art Show
September 21, 2011
SHENKMAN ARTS CENTRE
245 Centrum Blvd., Ottawa ON
H’Art Studio was invited to participate in this show and had 12 paintings exhibited. H’Art artists include: Bella Bowes, Ildiko Fejes, Mike Hinchcliff, Alixe Hysert, Tracey King, Analisa Kiskis, Chris Maveety, Marika Smart, Alex Stacenko, Alexa Vanveen, Jessica Whitney. Other participating artists include: H’Art, Basement Artists, Sandy Woods, Sandra Millar, K.C. Geoffrey Ng, Jamie Koebel, etc. Alexandra Badzak, Director of the Ottawa Art Gallery will be spoke about the role arts play in building stronger communities. This event is recognized as an International Peace Day event.

 

The New Art Festival
June 4 and 5, 2011

 

2010

“The New Art Festival”, Central Park, the Glebe, Ottawa
The New Art Festival
Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, 2010, 10 am to 5 pm
“Ottawa’s largest, non-profit, non-commercial, juried outdoor art exhibition. This annual event draws thousands of visitors and participants from across Canada and around the world.” H’Art had a tent and exhibited and sold paintings. Many thanks to Art Mad, in Stittsville.

 

“All a Flutter”
Ottawa Bagel Shop & Deli
March 16 – May 3, 2010
1321 Wellington St. West, Ottawa
Opening/Vernissage: March 18, 6-8 pm

 

Saint Paul University, Canterbury Book Store
March 22 to August 30, 2010
223 Main Street Ottawa
Fifty paintings were exhibited to coincide with Disability Week.

 

2009

“Fall Light, Winter Bright”
The Green Door Vegetarian Restaurant
198 Main St., Ottawa
Nov.8 – Dec.5, 09

Vernissage/Opening: Mon., November 9, 6-8pm

 

C4 Gallery(Contemporary, Conceptual, Compartmental, Community)
Hintonburg Community Centre – Wellington Room
1064 Wellington Street
October 14 to December 14, 2009
Opening Reception: Wednesday October 14, 7 to 9 p.m.
A community based travelling compartmental gallery that houses temporary artwork and moves between neighbourhood community centres. H’art artists are randomly featured.

 

“Art for Art” Our first Public Art!
McNabb Community Centre Mural and Pottery
Opening Oct. 2, 2009 6-8pm
A wonderful collaboration between McNabb and H’Art. H’Art artists created a mural for the McNabb Centre and in return, McNabb provided the artists with three weeks of pottery lessons. Special thanks to Pray Bhindi, Jan and Yolanda.

 

Ottawa Rotary Home
Opening May 29, 2009
The official opening of the new Ottawa Rotary Home.
A selection of 50 H’Art paintings were on display for the opening.

 

Here Comes the Sun”
Ottawa Bagel Shop & Deli
March 16 – May 3, 2009
1321 Wellington St. West, Ottawa
Opening March 19, 6-9
H’Arts 5th anniversary at the Bagel Shop!

 

“Band of Outsiders” at Galerie Saw Gallery
Saw Gallery
67 Nicolas St. Ottawa
February 26 – April 4, 2009
Opening Feb. 26, 8pm-2am
Saw gallery chose one of our artists, Irene B., to participate in this exhibit. “A refreshing look at the influences of outsider art on contemporary art practices, the smash exhibition Band of Outsiders brings together 13 emerging and established artists from the Ottawa and Gatineau regions. Expanding upon the definition of outsider art, the exhibition includes a wild array of contemporary, folk, intuitive and naive art, displaying the personal and visionary work of Angie the Barbarian, Irene Beck, JeanGuy, JP Danys, Marika Jemma, Anne Johnson, Karen Jordan, Mike Hewko, Trevor Laalo, Ron Noganosh, Rene Price, Herman Ruhland and Tina Tolgyesy.” H’Art also participated in the art fair held on the same night as the opening.

“A refreshing look at the influences of outsider art on contemporary art practices, the smash exhibition Band of Outsiders brings together 13 emerging and established artists from the Ottawa and Gatineau regions. Expanding upon the definition of outsider art, the exhibition includes a wild array of contemporary, folk, intuitive and naive art, displaying the personal and visionary work of Angie the Barbarian, Irene Beck, JeanGuy, JP Danys, Marika Jemma, Anne Johnson, Karen Jordan, Mike Hewko, Trevor Laalo, Ron Noganosh, Rene Price, Herman Ruhland and Tina Tolgyesy.”

H’Art also participated in the art fair held on the same night as the opening.

 

2008

Art Bus 2008
H’Art of Ottawa Studio
Room 304, 211 Bronson, Ave., Ottawa
October 18, 2008 10 am – 5 pm
H’Art of Ottawa studio artists participated in Art Bus 2008.

 

H’Art of Ottawa at Gallery Four.Seven.Nine
Gallery Four.Seven.Nine
479 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
October 3 – October 9, 2009
Opening Oct. 03, 6-9 pm

 

Prism”
Gloucester Gallery
255 Centrum Blvd. Orleans
May 29 to July 1, 2008
Opening June 1, 1-3 pm

 

“H’Art Warming”
Ottawa Bagel Shop & Deli,/a>
1321 Wellington St. West, Ottawa
March 13 to April 21, 2008
Opening Thurs. March13, 6:30-8 pm

 

2007

H’Art of Ottawa at IPO Gallery
IPO Gallery
110 O’Connor St. Ottawa, ON
November 29, 2007 – January 4, 2008
Opening Nov. 29, 5-8 pm

 

“Full Moon”
The Green Door Vegetarian Restaurant
198 Main St., Ottawa
October 14 to Nov. 10, 2007
Opening Oct.22, 6-8pm

 

H’Art of Ottawa Showcased at Minto Place
The Artists Showcase at Minto Place
Minto Place Concourse, Lyon St. Entrance
July and August 2007
The Artists Showcase is a new partnership between Minto
Developments Inc. and the Ottawa School of Art to exhibit
and promote the visual arts in our community by showcasing
the talents of emerging local artists. Other arts organizations,
such as H’Art of Ottawa, were invited to share the space and
showcase their members work as well.

 

“Sunny Side Up”
Ottawa Bagel Shop & Deli
1321 Wellington St. West, Ottawa
March 14 to April 15, 2007

 

H’Art of Ottawa at Gallery Four.Seven.Nine
Gallery Four.Seven.Nine
479 Sussex Drive, Ottawa
Thursday Feb.22 to Monday Feb.26, 2007

 

2006

“Harvest”
The Green Door Vegetarian Restaurant
198 Main St., Ottawa, ON
September 17 to October 15, 2006

 

H’Art of Ottawa Studio Artists at The Mud Oven
The Mud Oven
1065 Bank St., Ottawa, ON
September 5 to 29, 2006

 

The Cup of Coffee Collective
Community Arts Initiative at Second Cup
399 Elgin St., Ottawa
June, July, August 2006

 

“Colour Floes”
Ottawa Bagel Shop & Deli
1321 Wellington St. West, Ottawa
March 17 to April 23, 2006

 

Gowling’s Art Sale
Art Display and Sale at Gowling and Henderson.
February 10, 2006
H’Art of Ottawa was the provider of the firm’s Christmas cards for 2005.

 

2005

“Before The Snow”
The Green Door Vegetarian Restaurant
198 Main Street, Ottawa ON
November 6 to December 3, 2005
Vernissage November 7th, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

 

First Annual Mayor’s Art Festival, Ottawa City Hall
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, Ontario
October 14 to 16, 2005
Opening October 13th, 4:30 pm
Mayor Bob Chiarelli hosted the First Annual Mayor’s Art Festival at Ottawa City Hall in honour of its 150th Anniversary. H’Art of Ottawa was featured among the works of 150 local artists.

 

Rideau Hall, The Governor General’s Estate
Daylight” Centrepointe Theatre Gallery
Centrepointe Theatre Gallery, Ben Franklin Place
101 Centrepointe Drive, Ottawa
June 3 to June 29, 2005

 

H’Art of Ottawa Display, Main Branch Ottawa Public Library
Ottawa Public Library
120 Metcalfe Ave. Ottawa

February 1 to 28, 2005

 

“Colours”
Ottawa Bagel Shop & Deli
1321 Wellington St. West, Ottawa
January 10 to February 15, 2005

 

“At The Table”
The Table Vegetarian Restaurant
1230 Wellington Ave., Ottawa
October 9, 2004 to January 3, 2005

 

2004

“Here I Am”
The Mud Oven
1065 Bank St., Ottawa
February- March 2004

 

2003

H’Art Display at Olga’s Delights
October 7 – November 4, 2003
An exhibition of 28 pieces of art created by the participants was displayed at Olga’s. It was a wonderful opportunity for the community to gain awareness of our program, and for the artists being profiled. Two paintings were sold.

About H’Art

H’Art of Ottawa is an innovative and inclusive visual arts studio that supports and facilitates the creative practice of artists with intellectual disabilities. The studio’s unique art and literacy program fosters and promotes creative and cultural experiences, collaboration, self-expression, and self-determination. Exhibiting their work through the studio, galleries, and community venues, the artists participate in society in a meaningful way.

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