Due to its inherently startling nature, dystopian fiction remains an effective way to captivate readers and warn them of the dire repercussions of their actions. However, in Sinclair Lewis’s book It Can’t Happen Here, it is the reader’s inaction that leads to a spiralling series of events.
In addition to the cool acts, H2Ottawa is bringing a new element of refreshing taste to the festival. The U of O based H2Ottawa initiative will be selling reusable aluminium water bottles to attendees. Launched in March of this year, H2Ottawa’s goal is to educate the public about the issues related to access to clean water and the issues with plastic water bottles.
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