Gatherings // A summer series

May 12 - August 25, 2022

We have really missed gathering with you over the past two years! This summer, we have organized a series of free in-person workshops, performances and walks. We hope these events provide spaces for exchange and joy, spark conversation and learning, and celebrate being and participating in a creative community together.

All events are free and in-person, and take place on unceded, unsurrendered Algonquin territory. Access information is included in individual event listings.

Sewing workshop with Augatnaaq Eccles  / 12-13 May / all day / Inuuqatigiit Centre

Artist Augatnaaq Eccles will lead Inuit youth in a two-day workshop to sew children’s parkas at Inuuqatigiit Centre for Inuit Children, Youth and Families. More information here

Timelines: Piano Performance and Conversation  / 13 June at 7 p.m. / Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre

Beverley McKiver and Debra Grass will perform their suite for two pianos, a musical journey through Canadian history that puts the idea of reconciliation into action. Followed by a Q&A moderated by Larissa Desrosiers and refreshments. Co-presented with G101. More information here

Cosmic Chemistry: Performances after The Baroness  / 25 June at 4:30 p.m. / Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre

An afternoon of experimental choral performances featuring Gabriel Dharmoo and Kathy Kennedy improvising with vocalists from the Ottawa-Gatineau queer community. It’s a happening! Refreshments included. Co-presented with Qu’ART Ottawa and Music, Sound and Society in Canada. More information here

Sketch & Stretch with Corinne Blouin / 14 July, 4 August and 18 August at 7 p.m. / The Arboretum

Relax and express yourself with combined drawing and sketching sessions in the beautiful Arboretum. More information here

Collage Party with FEZA and DJ Celestial / 19 August at 8 p.m. / Happy Goat Coffee Co.

An art jam session to celebrate the last days of summer! Drop in to create and experiment with collages, led by artist FEZA. More information here

Medicine Walk with Louella Tobias / 25 August at 2 p.m. / Dow’s Lake

Explore a beautiful local site and learn from Traditional Knowledge Keeper Louella Tobias about the various trees and plant life forms with whom we share these lands. Snacks included. More information here


Gatherings is generously supported by the Reopening Fund of the Canada Council for the Arts, and by our community partners: Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre; Inuuqatigiit Centre; G101; Steinway Piano Gallery Ottawa, Qu’ART Ottawa, Music, Sound and Society in Canada, Tone Cluster and Happy Goat Coffee Co.

Related exhibitions

The Baroness Elsa Project

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