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Pembroke Youth Mural Project The Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio will be creating a Mural Mosaic. Come share your vision and experience of being...
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Pop Up Art
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...
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Current Projects

Planting Seeds Mental Health in Killaloe

Art Unveiling and Walk-about

This past winter, community members gathered to have conversations and create art about how we can support mental health in Killaloe.

4 pm: Gather and welcome Killaloe Public Library (A) 1 John St.

4:30 to 5:30 pm: Self-guided Walk-about
Experience the art installations and other surprises—visit:
Community Resource Centre (B) 15 Lake Street
Garth’s Kitchen (C) 14 Lake Street
Killaloe Post Office (D) 172 Queen Street, note: post office closes at 5 pm

5:30–6:30 pm: Gather and conclusion
Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre (E) 49 Mill St.

Event collaborators

Anya Gansterer, project coordinator
Tanya Lyons, artist-facilitator
Roberta Della Picca, community artist
Andy Trull, community poet
Emilyn Stam, musician
John Stam, musician
Sigrid Geddes, musician
Garth’s Kitchen, catering
Students at Killaloe Public School, woven banner
Jen Bennett Pond, community artist
Scott Pond, community artist


Planting Seeds Mental Health in KillaloePlanting Seeds: Art-making and Conversations about Mental Health in Killaloe

Planting Seeds: Art-making and Conversations about Mental Health in Killaloe 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. Click here to learn more about Planting Seeds.


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.


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 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. Click here for more details about Pop Up Art Renfrew County.


Pembroke Youth Mural Project

The Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio will be creating a Mural Mosaic. Come share your vision and experience of being a young person living in Pembroke! All young people ages 14 to 29 are welcome. There will be snacks!

February 4,11,18 and 25 • Mondays, 3 to 6 pm
Giant Tiger Community Room, just inside the Prince Street entrance

Design Feedback Dates: March 18 and 25 • Mondays from 3 to 6 pm
Giant Tiger Community Room, just inside the Prince Street entrance

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.

Contact: megan.spencer.artist@gmail.com

 

 


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.

 

 

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 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.

Please take the ExtraOrdinary Renfrew County Exhibition Survey, click here.

Find Pop Up Art 2019…

Fifth Chute Café: Eganville, May 2 to 19 (also the official launch event)

Dundonald Hall Fitness Sports and Aquatic Centre: CFB, Petawawa, May 23 to June 9

Arnprior Public Library: June 13 to 30

Deep River and District Hospital: July 4 to 21

Madawaska Coffee: Barry’s Bay, July 25 to August 11

Renfrew Visitor Information Centre: August 15 to September 1

Extra-Ordinary Art Workshop with Bozena Hrycyna

Thursday May 16 • 1:30–4 pm • FREE
Fifth Chute Coffee • Eganville

Participants will journey through the process of creating a story based on an ordinary object, then create a piece of art inspired by it.

A variety of media will be explored including journaling, mixed media collage and paint. All levels and ages… the workshop is designed for adults and enthusiastic creators aged 12+. Suitable for beginners to experienced artists. Bring an object of significance to you and which might have a story to tell.

Register in advance. This class is limited to 10 participants. Please register in advance by emailing anya@ov-caos.org.

Pop Up Artists

Artists, did you get the call for proposals? Please click here to take a quick survey.

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.

Pop Up Art Renfrew County

Contact Us

Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open StudioEmail us

arts@ov-caos.org

Email us and ask to be included on our enewsletter list for information about upcoming events.

We’re based in Killaloe, Ontario.

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