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Curious Creatures is Studio LaMouche’s latest exhibit, and includes graphic drawings and prints that use an abstract take on anatomy. Lucie B’s pieces in the show are part of her ongoing “Fly” collection, which includes black-and-white prints of the insect taking part in human activities—in one drawing he is playing a guitar, in another wearing a suit.

One of the artists behind this mural was Kalkidan Assefa, an Ottawa-based artist also known as @drippin_soul, his Instagram handle and tag for his art. When members of the Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (SFUO) decided they wanted a mural painted in the University Centre (UCU) for Black History Month, they knew exactly who to call.

Rachel Kalpana James, one of the artists involved with the exhibition, explains that all the artists who contributed to There’s Room have had experiences or a personal connection to migration. Each artist has a unique story about crossing borders—some have lived in Ottawa for many years, whereas others have recently arrived.

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.

Included in this expansion are new facilities for the University of Ottawa’s theatre department. The facilities will include a new 120-seat black box theatre, which is typically a simple performance space often used at universities for it’s versatility, as well as four studio-style classrooms.

University of Ottawa part-time professor Deborah Margo of the visual arts department, is going to have to balance her teaching duties with designing an art piece to decorate the new OC Transpo building on Belfast Road, after being chosen by the City of Ottawa.

An uncomfortable moral quandary has reared its ugly head at the tail end of the summer movie season with the release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For being coupled with the knowledge that its creator Frank Miller is a total jerk bag in real life.

MFA program increases studio space  Photo by Chantal Jiang Although the Visual Arts building is the oldest on campus, the master of fine arts (MFA) program was only founded in 2007 and has had just 30 graduates up until now.  With a newly expanded studio space, the two-year program will be able to expand its …

Mackenzie Valley pipeline revisited through portraits and interviews Photo courtesy of Linda MacCannell “If you want to have a political debate, this is a good place to do it, ” said Drew Ann Wake. An art exhibit exploring the landmark 1977 Berger Inquiry into the building of the Mackenzie River Valley River Pipeline is coming …

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