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Category: Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

City’s biggest art festival turns 31, survives pandemic upheaval

Ottawa’s biggest art festival was back for its 31st year following several cancellations and major leadership changes during the pandemic. Thousands of Ottawa residents passed through Glebe Central Park on the June 10-11 weekend to attend the New Art Festival, an annual event that invites multi-disciplinary artists from across the country to showcase and sell paintings, pottery, jewellery and other…

Arts & Culture

OAG marks major anniversaries with key acquisition and three new exhibitions

The Ottawa Art Gallery is marking five years in its expansive new home in the heart of the city — and its 35th year in existence — with three new exhibitions showcasing the gallery’s mission to foster new talent and celebrate established artists. Thirty years after it was founded, the gallery unveiled a major expansion in 2018, transforming itself into…

Arts & Culture

Toronto filmmaker finds IFFO audience receptive to his ‘weird’ storytelling

After his second straight turn in the spotlight at Ottawa’s international film festival, Toronto filmmaker Maziyar Khatam says he feels like he’s found his creative niche at the capital’s annual celebration of cinema. Khatam is the writer of the short film Baba, a 13-minute short that tells the story of “a middle-aged Iranian man” who “makes a desperate bid to…