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H’Art of Ottawa Media Mentions


Tamir, April 3, 2013

Tamir filmed artist Mike Hinchcliff in the studio for their upcoming film/documentary.

Photojournalism project on H’Art, March 1, 2013

King’s College, Halifax, student Rachel Gray visited the studio to photograph artists.


Carleton University, October 12, 2012

Third-year journalism student Kierra Jones and crew visited H’Art to film and interview for a TV feature.

Carleton University 4th year journalism students, September 20, 2012

Visited H’Art to film and interview for a TV feature.

Pecha Kucha Vol #5, St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts, June 12,2012

Executive Director, Lin Rowsell, spoke about H’Art.

CBC All in a Day with Allan Neal: May 25, 2012

Debbie Ratcliffe and Lin were interviewed on H’Art and 10 plus 10 show at SAW Gallery.

Ottawa Citizen, May 2012

Article on H’Art of Ottawa and our 10th anniversary celebration 10 plus 10 at SAW Gallery, by Peter Simpson.

Online journal piece on H’Art , May 2012


University of Ottawa student, Krista Brown, November 9, 2011

Krista interviewed Lin for a research paper for Art,Culture and Society. The topic is Art-making as Therapy- the use of expressive art making to improve and educate in developmentally disabled persons.

DSA Newsletter, April 28, 2011

H’Art artist Alexa Vanveen contributed a piece.

“Thursday Girls” at the Wakefield International Film Festival WIFF, February 13, 2011

A short documentary, by Marta Perez, on H’Art Studio, focusing on three artists, Debbie, Christine and Jessie. Molos Café, Wakefield.

“Perceptions” Ottawa City Hall Art Gallery, December 3, 2010 to January 16, 2011

Opening/Vernissage: December 2, 2010.This show is aimed at Canadian artists who are deaf and/or have a disability that work in visual and media arts, performance art, craft, design, and other new art forms.

“Perceptions”: explores various aspects of perception- how we understand the world, ourselves, and how we are understood. Phenomenal or physical perceptions may include experiencing the world with/without sound, with/without sight, and through various modes of language, movement, touch, etc…Psychological or cognitive perceptions may include how we believe we are perceived by others, and how we perceive ourselves and the world around us. (Submissions include artist’s reinterpretation of an existing artwork, so that it is more accessible, both to people with and without disabilities (through touch, sound, visual language, location).

CBC Radio 1

Aired a live interview with Angelo Demarsico and Lynda Cronin tomorrow (Friday) at 4:15 pm on “All in a Day”.  There will also be a short clip recorded later today in the gallery that will air on CBC Radio 1 newscasts tomorrow.


The Green Door Restaurant Art Show: October 17- November 20, 2010

Opening/ Vernissage: Monday, October 18, 2010 6-8pm

Documentary Production Program Students from the School of Media and Design, Algonquin College filmed the opening. Marta Perez, Rae and Graham

Community Action Day: Chipworks Inc, October 7, 2010

Six volunteers sanded and primed chairs and furniture for future functional art project, 9-3pm Gray Court.

Media: CTV, CFRA, Sun Media, Algonquin News, Barrie Keagan from United Way.

“Surprising Similarities at H’Art” by Christine Klipperstein, August 16, 2010

Unfolding (Onlne Art Journal, formerly Kitch Art) a story on H’Art Studio.

CBC “In Town and Out” 91.5 FM Radio, Saturday, April 10, 2010 7:40am

H’Art of Ottawa is featured: Ashley Wright interviews artists and Lin.

CBC Journalist Ashley Wright visits the studio and interviews everyone, Thursday, April 1, 2010

Listen to the story about H’Art artists and the Bagelshop!

Art studio creates mural for community centre by Gillian Arfin, Centretown News, 3rd year journalism student, Centretown News, October 16, 2009.

Centretown News

Jillian Arfin, 3rd year Carleton journalism student interviews Lin for story on McNabb/H’Art Mural/Pottery Collaboration, October 5, 2009

United Way video “This is What Ottawa Looks Like” May 6, 2010

Kate Hedley and photographer Michelle Valberg visit the studio to photograph H’Art artists for United Way video

CBC “In Town and Out” 91.5 FM Radio, Saturday, April 10, 2010

H’Art of Ottawa is featured: CBC’s Ashley Wright interviews artists and Lin


“Art Studio creates mural for community centre”

Centretown News article on H’Art by Gillian Arfin, 3rd year Carleton journalism student, October 16, 2009

“Kitch Art Magazine”

editor Mike Levin visits the studio to photograph Andre for article. June 23/09

Never an End to Creation by Kate Aley, Kitch Art Magazine: a journal of the creative process, August 2009

It took a lifetime for Andre Lanthier to pick up a paintbrush at H’Art of Ottawa, and now he sees no end to what he can create.

United Way Ottawa Campaign Launch Video, August 24, 2009

Stacey Lafleur and Brendan Mullen visit the studio, interview and video artists Analisa and Andre, and director Lin Rowsell for their new campaign video, “Rediscovering Community.” H’Art is featured in the video.

CTV visits H’Art Studio

CTV visits the studio, September 23, 2009 to feature H’Art and the United Way Campaign launch.

Online Capital News and Centretown News audio visual slide show

Online Capital News and Centretown News audio visual slide show on H’Art Studio by David Wolkowski, Carleton University journalism student, March 2009

United Way’s “Lives Changed” video

United Way’s “Lives Changed” Heather Lang and Erica visit the studio to interview, film and photograph two of H’Art’s artists, Analisa Kiskis and Andre Lanthier for United Way’s launch, promotional material and website.


The Art Studio with a Heart of Gold

The Art Studio with a Heart of Gold, by Robyn Miller, Perspectives, The Charlatan, May 29, 2008

25th Hour, a current affairs show:

4th year Carleton University journalism students visit the studio, interview and film artists, October 29, 2008

The Hart of Ottawa

The Hart of Ottawa, by Elizabeth Payne, The Ottawa Citizen, October 12, 2008

Art Group brings equality to talent

by David Wolkowski, Centretwown News, October 10, 2008

H’Art of Ottawa

by Anne Johnson, DS Express, Spring 2008

Rogers Daytime: Decorating Children’s Rooms March 16, 2008

Margot Hoyt showcased paintings of H’Art Studio, and Red Chair Kids art work.

CKCU Carleton University Radio interview on H’Art of Ottawa, March 7, 2008

Carleton journalism student Corine____ visited the studio to interview artists, instructors and volunteers. A five minute segment was aired March 12, 2008


CFRA Radio Show with Rabbi Bulka, November 11, 2007

Director Lin Rowsell, interview about H’Art of Ottawa receiving United Way funding.

Breaking down the barriers:

Young adults with Down Syndrome job network with big businesses by Blair Edwards, The West Carleton Review-Weekender, August 17, 2007

CTV visits H’Art Studio, August 2007 

CTV’s Catherine Latham interviewed the artists and instructors for a piece on H’Art.

CTV News: United Way grants funding for H’Art of Ottawa, May 17, 2007

A segment on United Way and its initiative to support H’Art of Ottawa and other community programs for individuals with intellectual disabilities.

H’Art of Ottawa gets first private gallery show

by Natasha Jamal, Centretown News, February 23, 2007


The Real Artist’s Heart

by Jillian Vanacker: Kitchissippi Times Neighbourhood Watch, March 23, 2006 profile on Lin Rowsell, director of H’Art

Rogers TV “Daytime”, March 15, 2006

“We get a sneak peak at the upcoming H’Art of Ottawa exhibit titled “Colour Floes”. Lin Rowsell, program director presented art and information about H’Art and also talked about the benefits to studio artists and the unique style of each artist.

H’Art of Ottawa: Artists Learning and Creating, Spring 2006

by Claire Leduc, DS Express.

A–Channel at “Harvest”

A–Channel attended, filmed and interviewed artists at the opening of “Harvest”, our exhibition at the Green Door Restaurant; it was aired that night, September 17, 2006

Kitchissippi Times: Creating the right environment for art to bloom:

A profile on H’Art of Ottawa director Lin Rowsell by Jillian VanAcker April 13, 2006


TVO/Studio 2: ART/DANCE AND THE DISABLED, January 5, 2005

“Studio 2 visits two groups of amazing artists and dancers.” TVO/Studio 2 does an hour long feature on H’Art of Ottawa and DanceAbility, both located in Ottawa.
Producer: Barb Dundass

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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