This year, the NAC along with the University of Ottawa, hosted 70 internationally renowned artists and faculty members to assist with the program, one of whom is U of O alumnus, Bryan Wagorn, assistant conductor of the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
The Visual and Media Arts awards honour lifetime achievements in the fine arts, such as ceramics, sculpture, multimedia and audio-visual, painting, and photography. All forms of artistic expression were included this year.
The vernissage is the biggest night for the visual arts department, with professors, faculty, family and friends, and artists and gallery owners coming through
The interpretations of “avian” ranged from life-like ceramic owls to performance pieces about Twitter.
They are a non-confrontational group that hopes to give students knowledge and awareness on how to live a cruelty-free life.