Grow with Art; Arteast Summer Field Trip to Montreal; Call for Volunteers; St-Laurent Library Exhibit; Arteast Aprons; Open Studio; Members' Announcements

1. Arteast Grow with Art Speaker Series

When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 
  • 7:00 p.m.: Meet and Greet
  • 7:30 p.m.: Presentation
Where: 255 Centrum Blvd, Orléans (next to the Shenkman Arts Centre)

Title: Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia
Speaker: Karen Bailey

Have you ever seen a well-behaved guide dog for the blind walking easily with their handler along crowded streets? Did you wonder, “How was this dog raised?” “What’s life like working with a guide dog?”

Raising Stanley / Life With Tulia, is a collaborative performance and exhibition that describes the journey from puppy to working guide dog for the blind. Karen Bailey painted Stanley, a guide dog puppy she and her husband raised for Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind, engaged in a multitude of activities that mirror his future working life. Karen will recount the process of creating her paintings of Stanley and her unusual collaboration with Kim Kilpatrick, a blind storyteller, who performs stories of life with Tulia, a working guide dog. Their accessible production combines storytelling, painting and video and will be presented in the Studio Theatre and Fritzi Gallery of the Great Canadian theatre Company in the summer of 2018.

Karen Bailey’s diverse career spans three decades. Many of her acrylic paintings feature behind-the-scenes workers and the under-recognized including waitresses, hairstylists, church tea ladies and service dogs. She traveled to Afghanistan in 2007 as an appointed military artist to document Canadian military medical personnel at the Role 3 Hospital in Kandahar. Her official portrait of the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada, was unveiled at Rideau Hall in 2012. Fogo Island, Newfoundland is the inspiration for her current work-in-progress.

2. Arteast Summer Field Trip to Montreal  

Contact: Mary Ann Varley, varleymaryann1@bell.net

Itinerary - Friday, June 15, 2018
8:15 a.m. Leave the Shenkman Art Centre  by air-conditioned bus
10:30 a.m. Arrival at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
11:00 a.m. Self guided tour with audio guides
12:00 p.m., Lunch or brown bag at the gallery  (your cost)

Free time to roam the galleries
2:00 p.m. Depart museum
2:30 p.m. Arrival at Old Montreal for plein air,  (painting, sketching, photography, etc)
Optional supper or brown bag at local venues (your cost)
6:00 p.m. Departure for Ottawa
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Arrival at the Shenkman Centre, depending on traffic and stop for a break.

Price: $50/member $60/non-member
Included in the price is bus transportation, entrance fees and tour guides.
We need at least 32 people for the trip to be viable.

Complete form and register before June 1st



D’Afrique aux Amériques : Picasso en face-à-face ET Vieux-Montréal
Contact: Mary Ann Varley, varleymaryann1@bell.net.
Horaire – le vendredi 15 juin 2018
08 h 15 Départ du Centre des arts Shenkman en  autobus, air climatisé
10 h 30 Arrivée au Musée des Beaux-arts de Montréal
11 h: Réception des guides audio-visuels pour Exposition
12 h Lunch au musée à vos frais ou apportez votre goûter
14:00 h Départ du musée
14:30 h Arrivée au Vieux-Montréal pour une session  de plein air (peinture, croquis ou photographie)
Souper: À vos frais ou dégustez votre propre goûter
18 h 00 Retour à Ottawa
20h-21h Arrivée au Centre Shenkman selon la circulation et la pause-santé, si c’est le cas

Minimum de 32 personnes pour faire le voyage possible
Frais : 50 $ membres ; 60$ non-membres
Les frais incluent le transport, les frais d’admission au Musée des Beaux-arts et les guides.
Compléter le formulaire avant le 1er juin

3. Call for Volunteers

Hello fellow artists,

We need your help!

Arteast is organizing a Community Outreach project and we need your help for this event to be a success. We chose St Brother Andre Catholic School, because of its special needs.

When: Tuesday May 15th, 2018.
Who: Junior kindergarten kids to the 6th grade.
Where: The school is located at 1923 Elmridge Dr. in Ottawa.

Activity proposed: The day long “Art Festival” Theme will include seven stations: printing, acrylic mural painting, watercolor paintings and painting their Buddy Bench.

If you want to make a difference in a child’s life using our passion for art participate in this wonderful activity. Arteast will provide all materials, all you need to do is come with your smile and passion toshare your talent as an artist. We will need volunteers in each of the stations; you can participants for half or all day.

For more information please contact me Josie De Meo at 613-590-76278 or email at josiedemeo@bell.net


Cher(ère) membre,

Nous avons besoin de votre aide!

Nous cherchons des bénévoles pour le Projet Outreach d’Arteast : programme de sensibilisation dans la communauté. Pour le 15 mai 2018.

L’école élémentaire St Brother Andre Catholic School, 1923 Elmridge Dr. in Ottawa, a été choisie parce ce que c’est un secteur en besoin. C’est une activité pour des enfants anglophone, de la maternelle à la 6e année. Arteast offrira aux élèves, des activités artistiques pour la journée, comprenant : aquarelle, créations de murale en acrylique , signets avec des gravures et peintre « Buddy Bench ».

Si vous êtes bilingue et que vous désirez être bénévole pour cette activité, soit quelques heures ou la journée, veuillez communiquer dès que possible auprès de :

Josie De Meo 613-590-7627 ou Courriel : josiedemeo@bell.net

4. Arteast Aprons

100% durable cotton
Soil release finish for added stain protection
Two patch pockets and a pen pocket
22” width and 30” length -Large

Chance to win a free apron as one of the many door prizes at the GWA meetings.

Available for purchase at “Grow with Art” meetings for only $15.00 each.!!!!!

5. St-Laurent Library Exhibit

Mary Gourlay - Exhibition of Paintings
St-Laurent Library, in conjunction with Arteast, is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by Ottawa artist Mary Gourlay. This solo show is titled Rock and Water and runs from April 6 to June 22, 2018. 

This collection of oil paintings represents places the artist has been over the past two years - locally in the Brownsburg area of Quebec as well as further afield in the Adirondacks, Georgian Bay, and the Frontenac region of Ontario. Beginning with sketches painted plein air, Mary’s work is bold and expressive, drawing the viewer into the magnificent landscapes of the Canadian Shield.

This is a unique opportunity for the public to enjoy, encourage and support artists in their local community as well as the St-Laurent Library.

Location: St-Laurent branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 515 Côté Street , Ottawa K1K 0Z8
Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:00 - 8:30, Friday: 1:00 - 6:00, Saturday: 10:00- 5:00, Sunday: closed

6. Arteast's next Open Studio

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Open Studio days are the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
Time: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
At St-Laurent Complex Centre, Visual Arts Studio
525 Côté Street ,Ottawa, ON, K1K 0Z8.
Open Studio provides opportunity for members to meet and work
on their artworks in a casual setting. (Bring a lunch, tea provided)
See website link:Open Studio: http://www.arteastottawa.com/openstudio.php
Space is limited. Sign up by email to: openstudio@arteastottawa.com

7. Members' Announcement

Lise Guindon is showing eight of her works at the Clarence-Rockland Y, 1525 du Parc, Rockland, ON until April 26th. The Complex is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. The show is put on by the Arts and Culture Committee of Clarence-Rockland.


Arteast members Danielle Beaulieu, Doreen Hardiman, Patrick Imai and Anne Warburton are participating in the Navan Fine Arts Exhibition & Sale April 21-22 at the Navan Arena, 1295 Colonial Road, Navan. Works for sale include paintings, weaving, wood art, fused glass, garden sculptures, fibre art and much more. The show runs 10 am - 4 pm, donations will be accepted for the Orleans-Cumberland Community Resource Centre.

For more information: www.navanarts.com or www.facebook.com/NavanFineArts/ 


A number of members will be showing their paintings at the Manotick Art Association's "Inspirations" art show and sale next weekend, Friday, April 13 - Sunday, April 15.

8. AOE Announcements

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