Current Projects

A fashion show exploring the transition from fall to winter
OV-CAOS Annual Fundraiser

Saturday November 9, 2019
Lion’s Hall • Killaloe • Doors open at 7 pm • Show starts at 7:30
Tickets available below through Eventbrite secure checkout or at Grandma’s Pantry in Killaloe.

Tickets available below through Eventbrite secure checkout or at Grandma’s Pantry in Killaloe.

This multi-sensory art experience includes:
6 wearable art pieces
6 light culinary delights
Gluten-free and vegetarian options available upon request. Please note that we can not guaranty an allergy-free kitchen.
6 designer drinks with a suggested alcohol paring (alcohol sold separately)
6 sound art pieces
6 poems
The annual silent auction

Buy tickets now!

Secure checkout through Eventbrite.


Unveiling: September 28, 2019

Over 40 youth were engaged in the design and creation of a mural mosaic in Pembroke. It’s an expression of how we are feeling inside, seeding ideas out into the world, connecting to the natural world and the places we live in.

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 lead a community engaged-process with three distinct phases: research/information gathering, design and feedback, and production.

Youth co-created the mural based on their own interests, themes, and aesthetics with the guidance and vision of the lead artist.

Lead artist: Megan Spencer
Youth intern: Kat Belaire
Project mentor: Anna Camilleri

Contact: megan.spencer.artist@gmail.com


Community Meal • Workshops • Art Installation

October 2019 ~to~ April 2020
Combermere • Barry’s Bay • Palmer Rapids • Wilno • Killaloe

We set the table for… Art Installation

Curator Anya Gansterer is working with artists Andrew Trull, Lydia Vanderstall, Eva Gallagher, Zosia Kosinski, Theresa Prince, Joyce Lorbetskie, Catherine Bloskie, Talli Chaimovitz, Tanya Lyons and Shirley Murphy to create an art installation based on “setting the table.”

Artisitic concept?—?the community coming together at a common table, each guest bringing with them their life stories and different perspectives.

We set the table for… Workshops

Pottery with Eva Gallagher
Session 1: Learn how to hand-build a dinner plate and salad bowl.
Session 2: Be guided in decorating your dinner plate and salad bowl. Eva will fire your creations after both sessions.
Killaloe Friendship Club, 12 Lake Street, Killaloe
Tuesday October 8 • 1–3 pm and Tuesday November 5 • 1–3 pm

Weaving with Shirley Murphy
In this workshop you will learn the fundamentals of weaving on a loom.
Opeongo Seniors’ Centre, 19 Stafford Street, Barry’s Bay
Friday November 22 • 1–3 pm
Rain date: tba

Altered Glassware with Tanya Lyons
Learn how to alter glassware by engraving, sandblasting and acid etching.
North Street Community Centre, 12 North Street, Killaloe
Wednesday December 4 • 2–4 pm
Rain date: Wednesday December 11

Kashubian Embroidery with Zosia Kosinski, Theresa Prince, Joyce Lorbetskie and Catherine Bloskie
Use Kashubian embroidery techniques to create a napkin.
Opeongo Seniors’ Centre, 19 Stafford Street, Barry’s Bay
Friday January 10 • 1 to 3 pm
Rain date: tba

Candle-making with Talli Chaimovitz
Learn how to make dipped beeswax candles.
Palmer Rapids Community Centre, 2-62 Burnt Bridge Road, Palmer Rapids
Tuesday February 11 • 1–3 pm
Rain date: Tuesday February 18

Mixed Media Collage with Wren Crossland and Jennifer Bennet Pond
Use mixed media collage techniques to create a placemat. With your permission we will scan your artwork and turn it into a placemat for the community meal.
Killaloe Friendship Club, 12 Lake Street, Killaloe
Friday March 6, 1–4 pm
Rain date: tba

The Handmade Feast

Saturday March 29, 2020. The community is invited to attend a meal and the revealing of We set the table for… art installation. The meal will be inspired by favorite recipes collected from project participants. This event will include musical entertainment and decorations created by project participants. North Street Community Centre, 12 North Street, Killaloe.

Join in…
• Sign up for a workshop
• Share your favorite recipes for The Feast
• Help to cook The Feast
• Grow food or make preserves for The Feast
• Make a decoration for the tables at The Feast

To register, contact Anya Gansterer, 613-633-1236, anya@ov-caos.org.
These workshops are open to everyone. People over the age of 60 are given priority.

Project Collaborators
Lead: Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio
Funding: New Horizons for Seniors
Barry’s Bay and Area Home Support
CRC, Senior Active Living Centre
Killaloe Friendship Club

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