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Pop Up Art
What is Pop Up Art Renfrew County? Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OV-CAOS), in partnership with the Community Resource Centre—Killaloe, has received a one-year...
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Current Projects

Dark Times Community Choir

The Dark Times Community Choir will be starting up again, on Mondays from October 22, 2018 to March 25, 2019.

The choir is in the back room at the 12 North Street Community Centre, Killaloe, 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Join choirmaster Schroeder Nordholdt to sing for the fun of it! No experience necessary.

Pembroke Youth Mural Project

Funded by the Ontario Arts Council, this mural project will contribute to the artistic legacy of Pembroke by creating a mosaic mural from the perspective of youth in Pembroke. Megan Spencer will lead a community engaged-process with three distinct phases; research/information gathering, design and feedback, and production.

Youth will co-create the mural based on their own interests, themes, and aesthetics with the guidance and vision of the lead artist. The mural will be unveiled in September of 2019.


The Countdown to End Sexual Violence Legacy Project Honouring Survivors of Sexual Assult

In 2016, the Women’s Sexual Assault Centre of Renfrew County (WSAC), Red Dress Productions (RDP), and Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OVCAOS) joined together with hundreds of community members to realize the Countdown Public Art Project—a community-wide initiative in Renfrew County, Ontario.

This project engaged in the creation of a large permanent public art monument, plus three sister monuments, to honour survivors of sexual violence. Since the unveilings in October 2016, people have gathered at the monuments for Take Back the Night, and less formal gatherings.

The Countdown Public Art Legacy Project will see the creation of four new sister monuments across Ontario in 2019. OV-CAOS is honoured to be supporting this second phase of the project through.

Planting the Seeds for a Mental Health Garden

Planting the Seeds for Mental Health is a collaborative project between OV-CAOS, CRC and Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre funded by the Ontario Arts Council.

This project will use the theme of gardening to grow and deepen the conversation around mental health in Killaloe. We will engage the community in collaboratively creating miniature worlds that reflect the experiences, concerns and hopes for mental health of the participants.

The miniature worlds will become part of five public installations throughout the village of Killaloe. This project will begin in January 2019 and finish in September 2019.

Pop Up Art Renfrew County

Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OV-CAOS), in partnership with the Community Resource Centre – Killaloe, has received a one-year seed grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to create a travelling pop up art exhibition and community art workshops for Renfrew County.

Pop Up Art will travel to public venues throughout the county over a six-month period starting in April 2019. Pop Up Art Renfrew County also has a website and social media presence so people can follow it around the county and participate online as well as in person.

Pop Up Art will feature a curated exhibition called Extra-Ordinary Renfrew County. The exhibition will be a multi-artist and multimedia exhibit exploring how the extraordinary can be found in our everyday lives in Renfrew County.

The exhibition will pop up in unexpected places such as municipal facilities, community facilities, private businesses and other public places. In conjunction with the exhibition, the public will also be invited to participate in community art workshops as the exhibit tours through the county.

Pop Up Art Renfrew County

What is Pop Up Art Renfrew County?

Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OV-CAOS), in partnership with the Community Resource Centre—Killaloe, has received a one-year seed grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to create Pop Up Art, a travelling art exhibition and community art workshops for Renfrew County.

Pop Up Art travels to public venues throughout the county over a six-month period starting in April 2019. Pop Up Art also has a website and social media presence so people can follow it around the county and participate online as well as in person.

CLICK HERE to download the Call for Artist Proposals for Pop Up Art Renfrew County

Pop Up Art features a curated exhibition called Extra-Ordinary Renfrew County. The exhibition is a multi-artist and multimedia exhibit exploring how the extraordinary can be found in our everyday lives in Renfrew County.

The exhibition pops up in unexpected places, such as municipal facilities, community facilities, private businesses and other public places. In conjunction with the exhibition, the public is invited to participate in community art workshops as the exhibit tours through the county.

Why Build a Mobile Art Space?

Currently, Renfrew County does not have a public art gallery, but we do have many of artists and other cultural workers. Renfrew County is very large geographically and we don’t have public transportation.

We explore the impact and viability of bringing mobile art experiences to people living in rural communities. OV-CAOS, the CRC and the Ontario Trillium Foundation believe that by creating a mobile art space and curating an exhibition about Renfrew County by its artists, residents will have increased access to meaningful artistic experiences.

Who is this Project For?

Everyone!

Pop Up Art Renfrew County is here to address the need for Renfrew County residents to have more opportunities to interact with art in public spaces.

Between April and September 2019, the general public has the opportunity to experience the Extra-Ordinary Renfrew County exhibition at various locations throughout Renfrew County, as well as opportunities to participate in community art workshops.

Artists

Extra-Ordinary Renfrew County features five to ten works by Renfrew County artists. OV-CAOS is hiring two artist-facilitators to develop and implement the community art workshops.

For more information about submitting a proposal for the exhibition and/or applying to be an artist-facilitator, please visit www.ov-caos.org, or email anya@ov-caos.org.

Venue Owners and Managers

Pop Up Art Renfrew County travels to six communities throughout Renfrew County between April and September 2019.

If you are interested in hosting Pop Up Art Renfrew County at your venue, please visit www.ov-caos.org or email anya@ov-caos.org.

Contact Us

Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open StudioEmail us

arts@ov-caos.org

We’re based in Killaloe, Ontario

P.O. Box 101
Killaloe, Ontario, Canada
K0J 2A0