The Linda Street Gallery at Dovercourt
This gallery is named in honour of Linda Street, past President of Dovercourt, who is a champion for art as part of our everyday experience at Dovercourt. It is a showcase for art works by local artists, and their fabulous work is for sale.
Artists interesting in exhibiting should contact Joel at firstname.lastname@example.org
For the month of November in our Linda Street Art Gallery, we have a fellow Dovercourt employee, Julia Bell. There is a vernissage on November 10th in our upstairs lobby from 7:00-9:00PM. This is Julia's first show and we are very excited to be a part of it.
“Julia Bell is a budding photographer. She is a resident of Westboro and attends high school in Ottawa. Julia has had an interest in photography since she was very young. Her photographs reveal her attention to detail and a distinct sense of humour. Julia is also accomplished in music and martial arts. Julia hopes to capture the world through her unique lens.”
Out of thousands of photographs, occasionally one wants to be a painting. These are photographic memories, acrylic images from life seen just about as it is. Unwanted details may be left out, new ones may be added – with lots of attention and time. Sometimes colours are enhanced; contrast, perspective. And the canvas disappears slowly, until light, shadows and colours emerge to please me. email@example.com
Vernissage - Dovercourt upstairs lobby, 411 Dovercourt Ave. Thursday October 11, 2018 – 7-9pm.
Beverley Payne was born in the province of Quebec where she obtained her initial formal art training. She also studied for two years in the Studio Arts Program at H.B. Beal in London, Ontario. Informal art experiences include courses at the Southampton Art School and various workshops in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario. A past member of the Nine Fine Artists, Gallery Painting Group and the Brush and Palette Club in London, Ontario, and a current member of the Ottawa Art Association and the International Watercolor Society, she also participates in club, gallery and juried shows.
“I paint my journey, the landscape of which is an ever changing kaleidoscope. I enjoy creating art that is full of pattern, energy, colour and which contains a bit of spirit and mystery. Teaching art is an opportunity to share the joy and adventure of creative self-expression and to encourage others in their artistic journey. Art affords me the opportunity to express my thoughts and spirit through the vehicles of imagination and perception. My art is a statement and a celebration. It is my adventure into the landscapes of my mind.”
May 2018 - Paul Knoll - Artwork for Spring
Paul's colourful paintings are featured this month on our gallery wall.
March 2018 - Hamid Ayoub
Born in Sudan and presently living in Ottawa, Hamid Ayoub is a Bachelor of Arts graduate from the College of Fine and Applied Arts, Sudan University of Sciences and Technology, with a specialization in Textile Design. For him, art is ever present because we are surrounded by shapes and colours which are the pulse of any artistic creation. Every day sights and situations shape the work of the artist. Hamid Ayoub depicts the emotions of the human spirit through colour and movement. Different mediums are used to render the entire spectrum of life experiences. Hamid’s work has been exhibited in many venues in Sudan, Niger, France, Holland, England, the United States and Canada.
February 2018 - Sigrid Johnson
Sigrid is a former diplomat who started painting last year. She has no training so the results are always a bit of a surprise. She enjoys doing slightly quirky landscapes, as well as character portraits. She will consider commissions. firstname.lastname@example.org
November 2017 - Julea Boswell
As part of Dovercourt's leadership team in its early days, Julea worked on creative strategies that engaged staff, community and supporters in moving the organization forward. She is happily returning now to showcase a completely different side of her creativity!
Please join us for an exhibit of colourful art by Julea Boswell who uses textiles, threads, acrylics and inks to create in a style that is improvisational, graphic, textured and fun.
Her work as been shown most recently at Quilt Canada in Toronto (2017), HighJinx social enterprise in Ottawa (2016), and Stories in Stitches II & III in Charlottetown, PEI (2015, 2017). She is a member of the Ottawa Arts Council, Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) and the Ottawa Modern Quilt Guild.
This show will help support the Dovercourt Expansion Project.
Vernissage: All are welcome to attend the show opening and meet the artist on Sunday, November 5, 2:00-4:00 pm.
May 2017 - Recyclaneous
All works are uniquely handmade from found or recycled objects. Pieces include a background of paint and collage and the finish is a layer of glossy resin.
MARCH 2017 - Barbara Davis
"I am a self-taught artist. Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario. I have always been up to something creative ever since I can remember. I have been painting for about 20 years. I love experimenting with colour, texture and different forms of media. I enjoy listening to the feedback that I receive from people on how they interpret my work and how it makes them feel. I have been a part of Chinatown Remixed, the Lumiere festival and have shown my work in different venues in Ottawa. More recently, GigPace Gallery and the Dovercourt Community Centre. I also enjoy giving back and supporting my community. I have donated to various fundraisers and charitable organizations within Ottawa."
Instagram: www.instagram.com/artist613 Facebook: www.facebook.com/artist613
OCTOBER 2016 - Sigrid Johnson
Sigrid is a former diplomat who started painting last year. She has no training so the results are always a bit of a surprise. So far she is enjoying doing slightly quirky landscapes (she visited Labrador & Greenland this year), as well as character portraits. Prices reflect the cost of materials plus minimum wage for the hours invested. Buy now before minimum wage goes up! She will consider commissions. email@example.com
MARCH 2016 - Gordon Coulthart
March features the work of Gordon Coulthart, an artist whose paintings ranges from cartoon characters to evocative landscapes. Gordon is originally from Morewood, Ontario. Prices are posted on the wall; or visit gcoulthart.com for details and contact info for Gord.
Gordon started as a commercial illustrator and went on to work in cartoon animation. He specialized as a background painter, in water colours and acrylics. He also co-created the syndicated cartoon,' Farcus'. He went on to co-own and was the creative drive behind Fun Bag Animation Studios. Gordon designed and created Family Channel's Gemini award winning series, 'King'. Gordon's paintings have been featured in a number of one-man shows in Ottawa. His personal passion has always been painting and cartoons.
December 2015: Timothy Hunt
Another Conversation I Do Not Wish To Have"
Recent Assemblages by Timothy Hunt
When I start to work on a piece of art, I never know what is going to happen. Newspaper clippings, old magazines, bits of discarded metal and electronics all come together to make something entirely new. Whether it is sculpture, collage or drawing and painting, I'm always mystified by the creative process. I get a big charge out of the act of introducing materials and characters that might not ordinarily meet; for instance, a mathemetician cut from a magazine, and a pewter unicorn. Sometimes it makes me laugh out loud.
"Hunt...has transformed this junk into something wholly different from its constituent parts, and the results are ingenious."
- Peter Simpson, The Ottawa Citizen
Timothy Hunt is an artist and sculptor living in Ottawa. Since graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (English and Psychology) from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Ottawa, he has participated in numerous shows across Canada with his company, Mobius T-shirts, and his artwork has been shown in numerous local venues and Art in the Park events. For three years, Tim’s installations were featured at the Lumiere Festival in New Edinburgh’s, Stanley Park. Tim has taught art for the City of Ottawa and as past Organizer for Urban Art in Minto Park, has been a keen promoter of local artists.
All artwork is for sale. Tim can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the artist, visit timothyhunt.blogspot.com
October 2015: The Painted Ladies
The Painted Ladies is a group of twelve emerging artists from the west end of Ottawa. The artists work in a number of media: oil, watercolour, acrylic, mixed media, pastels and coloured pencil, and have been painting individually and together for several years. Several of the artists are members of local art organizations, exhibiting regularly with these art groups, as well as at other venues in the Ottawa area.
We welcome this opportunity to exhibit our work at the Linda Street Gallery during the month of October 2015. This is an opportunity for members of the community to view and perhaps acquire some local art at a reasonable price.
The following artists will be participating: Beth Shepherd, Betty Thompson, Diane Genier, Gail Brooker, Joanne McCutcheon, Lee Chalmer, Maggie Baker, Margaret Grant, Scarlett Ryan, Sharron Pretty, Susan McCoy, Viola Hennessey.
April 2015 - Gordon Coulthart
April features the work of Gordon Coulthart, an artist whose paintings ranges from cartoon characters to evocative landscapes. Gordon is originally from Morewood, Ontario.
Gordon started as a commercial illustrator and went on to work in cartoon animation. He specialized as a background painter, in water colours and acrylics.
He also co-created the syndicated cartoon,' Farcus'. He went on to co-own and was the creative drive behind Fun Bag Animation Studios. Gordon designed and created Family Channel's Gemini award winning series, 'King'.
Gordon's paintings have been featured in a number of one-man shows in Ottawa. His personal passion has always been painting and cartoons.