September 29, 2020: Ottawa Valley Community Arts (OV-CAOS), in partnership with the Community Resource Centre, Killaloe, has received a three-year Grow Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to expand on the Pop Up Art programming, originally established in 2019. Over the next three years, Ottawa Valley residents will have the opportunity to experience Pop Up Art in a number of ways.
The Ottawa Valley will be home to three semi-permanent public art exhibition venues, located in the communities of Eganville, Garrison Petawawa and Arnprior. Each of these galleries will host up to 10 curated exhibitions between March 2021 and June 2023. The exhibition lineup will feature themed, juried, multi-artist exhibitions and open community exhibits.
More details about Pop Up Art are coming soon.
The Handmade Feast
The Handmade Feast is an OV-CAOS project that was comprised of a community meal, workshops and art installation. It ran between October 2019 and April 2020, in Combermere, Barry’s Bay, Palmer Rapids, Wilno and Killaloe.
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
The Creative Photography Project
What is this project about?
OV-CAOS and our community partners are working with seniors to honour their lives and contributions to our community. We are doing this by collecting stories and taking photographic portraits of up to fifty seniors. The portraits are taken in a location chosen by the participants.
The stories and portraits will be exhibited publicly at the end of the project and will also be turned into a printed book.