MERYENDA: An artist project by Marisa Gallemit

In the garden at Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (enter at 290 Lisgar Street)

July 31 - August 2, 2024

Three variations on afternoon tea

CUAG, in partnership with Ottawa Chamberfest, invites you to experience a site-responsive artwork by Marisa Gallemit in the church’s garden, inspired by her research in the Dominion-Chalmers United Church archives.

Over three afternoons during Ottawa Chamberfest, Gallemit will offer meryenda in a transformed garden space. Meryenda is a term used in the Philippines to describe a light afternoon snack.

Visit the garden and join Gallemit in extending the care and hospitality that have been infused in this community space throughout its history.

Drop-in tea times

Wednesday, 31 July, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Thursday, 1 August, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Friday, 2 August, 1:30 – 4:30 pm

Admission is free and everyone is welcome. No ticket to Chamberfest is required.

Please note that while visitors are welcome to walk about Marisa’s installation in the garden, she will serve twelve visitors at a time, and a maximum of fifty each day. We appreciate your understanding.

Access Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre (CDCC) is a fully accessible space, with an elevator and barrier-free washrooms. The Para Transpo drop-off and an entrance with ramps are located on the 290 Lisgar Street side of the building.

Parking Paid visitor parking is available in the CDCC’s Lisgar Street lot. There is also street parking available nearby.

Thank you Carissa Klopoushak, Mhiran Faraday and team, Ottawa Chamberfest, Shannon Hodge, Mara Brown, Deanna Singh, Peter Zanette, Edeltraud Neel, Kayoki Post-Whiteduck and Nature’s Apprentice Farm.


Marisa Gallemit is a Canadian-born Filipina artist working in sculpture and performance who talks story, makes performances, builds objects, designs site-specific installations, and produces temporary public artworks with the goal of triangulating our precise cultural coordinates according to current local time.