Local photographer partners with Carleton gallery to provide free portraits for 2SLGBTQ+, BIPOC communities
The Carleton University Art Gallery is conducting its first collaboration with a local photographer to provide free portraits for 2SLGBTQ+ and BIPOC individuals.
Sweet success: Next chapter begins in Syrian family’s chocolate business
Peace by Chocolate, a successful Nova Scotian business — built by a Syrian refugee family — is officially expanding this week.
Pandemic is opening door to consider a greener future for Ottawa’s downtown
What will downtown office space in Ottawa look like in a post-pandemic world? This question, and the debate over the future of offices in general, are in the spotlight now, as the vaccine rollout raises the possibility of a return to normal life by fall. When the pandemic hit, workers…
New to Ottawa, artist makes mark with painting of a drag queen Jesus
American-born, Ottawa-based artists Anna Gale is gaining attention with her portrait of a r=drag queen Jesus called Shezus.
Despite pandemic, Ottawa library branches connecting with patrons — one database at a time
The Ottawa Public Library has experienced some positives since the pandemic began, including an increase in users.
Peel Region celebrates first ever virtual Black History Month concert
The Peel Region’s 20th Black History month concert celebrated the community and highlighted the need to address anti-Black racism.
Ottawa’s drag queens have kept their art alive during COVID-19
Ottawa’s drag queens have used the pandemic to practice and improve their art form and to test out online performance.
Some light in dark times: Photographer’s body-shaped candles promote positivity
Charlie Baze is a boudoir photographer from Kitchener Waterloo, Ont., recently launched an online business selling body-shaped candles to compensate for the lost income caused by the pandemic lockdown.
Ottawa camps pivot to provide programming in April after Ontario postpones March Break
March Break camps in Ottawa have pivoted and will run from April 12-16 in light of the Ontario government’s postponement
Coping with COVID: Making art helping people handle the stress of the pandemic
Art has been helping people cope with the stress of the pandemic.