Polish artist invites public to touch and smell art

By Tom McLean

The Ottawa School of Art Gallery is inviting Centretown residents to open all their senses to its latest exhibition, featuring the work of Polish artist Ryszard Litwiniuk.

Inside the exhibition room, signs reading “Please do not touch” are nowhere to be found. Patrons are encouraged to smell, touch and even move the solid art pieces on display to complete Litwiniuk’s expression of his work. read more

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The Arts Beat

By Jan Daniels

In honor of April being National Poetry Month, I was browsing through the Web to find out what will be going on in the local scene. Starting with The Academy of American Poets Web site (www.poets.org) and the League of Canadian Poets (www.swifty.com/lc/index.html) these sites linked me to online magazines, which led to electronic zines. Zines are wild and crazy distortions of art that jump, flip and plop all over the place. read more

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Ottawa celebrates the Duke

By Jocelyn Dickey

Local jazz aficiandos are celebrating what would have been Duke Ellington’s 100th birthday this April with a month of concerts and events.

Ellington, who some have called the most significant jazz composer of the 20th century, was born on April 29, 1899. His contributions to jazz music are still felt today, more than 20 years after his death. read more

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Outing club is prepping

By Ryan Baker

The Ottawa Outing Club is gearing up for another busy season.

Staff members are rushing to mail out brochures and are hastily preparing for the year’s inaugural information presentation later this month.

Founded in 1981, the club organizes various outdoor activities for its members, such as hiking, cycling, canoeing and kayaking. read more

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