Ottawa is chock full of artists waiting for their time to shine, and PACE magazine is happy to be their outlet.
“We got this nomination because of the highly collaborative effort we all put into this production. We worked hard, but always with a tremendous amount of pleasure.”—André Perrier, director of Les Reines.
Shannon Fournier, the organizer of Rise Up and a former criminology student at the U of O, explained that through her own experiences, and during her time at the university, she learned about the holes that exist in the criminal justice system for victims of sexual assault when reporting crimes.
As the story takes audiences back into the past, we meet Jem, played by U of O alumna Carol Sinclair, and her father John, a fame-obsessed drunkard. Throughout the play, audiences watch as each character’s past unfolds, and how they struggle to find true meaning and faith in life.
The video sparked the idea in Kirton, co-founder of The Balance Project, to create her own clothing line that would be socially responsible and environmentally friendly, while also informing people about ethical problems in the current fashion world. Kirton approached and worked with a group of friends to come up with a plan, and their first line was launched only a few months later.
The festival will take place at Club SAW and the Arts Court Theatre, with an event schedule that includes exclusive screenings, an award ceremony, panel discussions with local artists, and both opening and closing night celebrations.
The exhibit spans two rooms. In the first is an array of multimedia pieces—photographs, videos, sculptures, and acquired objects. One installment, entitled Reliquarium, is a collection of ninety objects spanning from pressed flowers, to written excerpts, to blood samples.
Claude’s blog will culminate photos with short reflective stories as told by citizens of Ottawa to introduce the lives and journeys of individuals within the community. "Even the most benign realities can be fascinating, and I would like to create my own twist to them," said Claude.