• *Water* April 8 - May 17 at CUBE Gallery

    · Water ·
    April 8th - May 17th, 2009
    (Meet the artists reception on Sunday April 12, 2-5pm)

    Themed Group Show
    water ~ noun: a transparent, odorless, tasteless liquid, a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, H2O.
    From the earliest times water has been an eternal motif in art. Water is one of the basic elements of the universe and possesses life-giving power. It was due to this element that all life on Earth emerged. Artists often employ themes connected with water to reflect a state of mind, a mood. The surface of water can depict calm and underwater a dream world beneath the waves. All of the artists in this show bring a different perspective to this magical substance. What does water mean to you?

    Featuring the artists:
    Barbara Babinski
    Brian Tremblay
    Cynthia O'Brien
    Denis Larouche
    Gordon Wallace
    Ingo Hessel
    Janet Moore
    Jennifer Noxon
    Jesse Stewart
    Norman Takeuchi
    Victoria Wonnacott

    Events During “Water”

    Help us celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd, at Cube Gallery.
    Join us for an evening of art and discussion with Ottawa Riverkeeper, Meredith Brown. Meredith will give a brief presentation on the significance of our Ottawa River, current issues affecting its health and future, and what you can do to help. Networking and cocktails to follow. Doors open at 7pm.
    Ottawa Riverkeeper is a citizen-based action group that brings people together to protect and promote the ecological health and diversity of the Ottawa River and its tributaries. Expert and independent, our organization advocates for responsible decision-making, public education, participation, access to information, and compliance with protective regulations, for the benefit of our river and our communities.

    Waterphone Concert on May 17
    To mark the closing of the Cube gallery’s Water show, percussionist and visual artist Jesse Stewart will be performing a solo “waterphone” concert on Sunday May 17 at 3 pm. Stewart is one of the few waterphone soloists in the world. Invented in the 1960s, the waterphone has been used widely to provide sound effects for movie soundtracks. Rather than treat the instrument as a sound effect, however, Stewart has developed a variety of extended playing techniques that push the waterphone into new sound worlds. This has prompted Richard Waters, the instrument’s inventor to declare: “Jesse Stewart is rapidly becoming a music wizard on the MegaBass Waterphone by coaxing new sounds from the instrument. I consider Jesse to be a very creative and inventive forerunner of others who will follow. He is in short, a Master Waterphone Player.” Tickets will be available at the door for $10. The concert is free for young people 14 and under.

    Cube Gallery
    7 Hamilton Ave. N.
    Ottawa, K1Y 0G8
    613 728 1750
    Hours: 10-5pm (except Mon.& Tues.)

  • self directed residency, Leighton Colony, Banff Centre for the Arts

    September 21, 2008 - October 21, 2008

    I will be an artist in residence in the Leighton Colony. A whole month to focus in the studio ... I am looking forward to this time!

  • Homage June 4 - June 29, 2008

    "Homage" is a group show that asks 60 artist to create an homage to an important influence on their art. Homage: "Something done or given in acknowledgment or consideration of the worth of another”. This show gives artists “permission” to "rip off" another artist's style in the form of an honour or critique of them. The name of the artist that is being "forged" will be hidden on each label so that patrons will be able to guess who is being acknowledged in each piece. It should be fun.
    Cube Gallery
    7 Hamilton Ave. N.
    Ottawa, Canada
    (613) 728 1750
    Hours: 10 - 5pm Wed-Sun.

  • Black & White Show: Cube Gallery, Ottawa, ON

    A group show of black and white works - lets get back to basics. 11 Artists take on the theme of Black and white, touches of colour appear and compliment, but the primary focus is tints and shades of Black and White. Wall and floor based pieces make their stand with the absolute certainty of Black and White. Featuring the artists:

    Amy Schissel, Garrie Bea Joyce, Janet Moore, Jeff Watson, Jennifer Amenta, Mark Seabrook, Michelle Wilson, Mike Taylor, Raymond Roy, Norman Takeuchi, Mark Schacter

    Opening Party: (Black & White dress) Friday May 9th at 7:30 pm til late

  • Canadian Centenial Choir: A Concert of Hope

    In celebration of its 40th anniversary, on Saturday, 31 May 2008 at 8:00PM, the Canadian Centennial Choir, under the direction of James Caswell, will present a program entitled A Concert of Hope. The concert will take place at Dominion-Chalmers United Church, 355 Cooper Street in Ottawa.

    This concert will feature Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and John Rutter’s lyrical Mass of the Children. The choir will be joined by Ottawa soloists Maghan Stewart, soprano, and Phillip Holmes, baritone, as well as the Ottawa Children’s Chamber Choir and Canterbury High School’s Canterbury Singers. As well this concert will fuse visual art with the presentation of music by projecting the images of a variety of artists' work while the choir is singing.

    Two of my art works will be projected during the singing of Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna.

  • Tay River Gallery, Perth, Ontario

    I will be exhibiting at the Tay River Gallery in the Wilderness Group Show during the months of April and May. Come to the vernisage on Sunday may 4, 2008. I'll be there in the afternoon. In the meantime check out the gallery website at:

  • Log Home Studio Gallery B&B ... Now open!!!!

    I am opening a B&B in my log home!
    Come to the country, make art, eat well and be merry. I can tailor make an art adventure just for you. Gather a small group of friends or come on your own. Explore your creativity in a non judgmental and supportive environment.
    Or you may want to simply enjoy the slow and easy pace of country living.
    You can walk the woods and fields (there's over 50 acres to explore).
    Read a book or nap on the veranda. It's up to you ... we aim to please.
    The Madawaska Valley has a lot to offer. Make us your home base while you explore the beauty of this region.
    Cuddly pets live here too!
    For more information go to our website:


    or for retreat prices
    call me directly at 613 756-5324

  • Elusive Containment, Illusive Containment

    Solo exhibition of mixed media/acrylic paintings ... August 3 - August 26, 2007

    opening reception: August 3, 7-9 pm ... all are welcome to attend!

    Madawaska Valley Arts Council Member's Gallery
    South of Sixty Arts Centre
    The Railway Station
    Barry's bay, ON

    open 10-6 daily, Friday 10-9

  • Dreamscape

    Group Show
    July 18 to September 3, 2007

    Foyer Gallery
    Nepean Sportsplex
    1701 Woodroffe Avenue
    Ottawa, Ontario

    Wednesday to Friday:
    6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday:
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Abstraction

    July6 - July 29, 2007

    South of 60 Arts Centre,
    The Railway Station,
    Barry's Bay
    open July & August 10-6 daily, Friday 10-9
    613 756 5885
    This is South of 60's first juried exhibition featuring solely abstract art in a variety of media. Experience how artists select and then exaggerate or simplify the forms suggested by the world around them.

    * first place awarded to Janet Moore for:

    Transition II
    mixed media on canvas
    56"x48" 2005

  • Splash

    June 13 - July 15, 2007

    Foyer Gallery
    Nepean Sportsplex
    1701 Woodroffe Avenue
    Ottawa, Ontario

    Wednesday to Friday:
    6:00 - 9:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday:
    11:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Member's Exhibition - Foyer Gallery March 21 - April 28, 2007

    This exhibition will be ongoing until April 28. The show has work from all of the collective membership but focuses on the eight new members who were juried into the group this past January (I am one of them!).
    Gallery hours and a map are posted on the website:


  • Process

    I will be in a group show at the South of Sixty Gallery in Barry's Bay. Eight artists from the Madawaska Studio Tour are exhibiting their work in a curated exhibition. The title of the show, Process, is to be taken literally. The works presented will be exhibited along with support material that will explain/show how the work was constructed.
    April12 -May 5 2007
    South of Sixty Gallery
    Barry's Bay, ON

  • The Madawaska Valley Studio Tour - Sept 29&30, 2007

    Come to the Madawaska Valley this week-end and enjoy the autumn colours while you tour the studios of many of the valley's artists and artisans. I am pleased to be joining the tour this year and look forward to seeing you at the end of September.
    Check out the website:

  • Foyer Gallery:Members Group Exhibition

    March21 - April 22, 2007
    As a new member, this will be my first opportunity to exhibit at the Foyer gallery.
    For more information about the exhibit go to www.foyergallery.com.
    The Foyer gallery
    Nepean Sportsplex,
    1701 Woodroffe Avenue,
    Ottawa Ontario