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Legal seminar for creative professionals on July 20, Sept 28

(Press release)

StoryArt Creative Centre & Boutique is pleased to announce a new seminar series for creative professionals. Ottawa-based entertainment lawyer and Stittsville resident Byron Pascoe from Edwards PC, Creative Law, will lead the series of creative law sessions.

  • Music Law Session: Thursday, July 20th from 11am-12:30pm
  • Film Law  Session: Thursday, Sept 28th from 11am-1230pm

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Stittsville photographer embraces traditional film techniques

Stittsville photograper Kristin Davis in her darkroom where she prints black and white photos. Photo by Barry Gray.

A Stittsville wedding and portrait photographer is taking a lesser-walked path for her photography.

For Kristin Davis it’s all down to the basics: black and white film and prints which she develops in her darkroom. She says the clients who like that black and white style really love the finished work. Continue reading


New Brunswick artist shows collection at Jabulani Vineyard in Richmond

Watercolour by Rainer Wenzl

Rainer Wenzl, an artist from Port Elgin, New Brunswick, will be exhibiting a collection of his work at Jabulani Vineyard and Winery in Richmond.

Over the past six months I have been working on a series of paintings,” says Wenzl.  “‘Tequila and Fish Stories’ is a collection of watercolour paintings that illustrate the daily lives of the people that live by the sea, both in the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico and in Maritime Canada.”

“The figures are captured while they are involved in their everyday routines from fishing to relaxing, selling fruits and vegetables to enjoying the scenery. Each figure in each piece is painted on newspaper clippings taken from either an editorial or opinion article of a local newspaper from the same time period at which the painting was created. As a result, each person in each painting has his own individual story to tell.”

This collection will be on exhibit and available for sale at Jabulani Vineyard & Winery starting the weekend of June 26-28.  Stop by the vineyard to view and purchase art, as well as, sample and take home some of the award winning wines of Jabulani. You can check out their website at http://www.jabulani.ca

In addition to the watercolour paintings, Wenzl be exhibiting some of my gum-bichromate photographs and leaded glass lanterns.

“Gum-bichromate photographic process is a 200 year old developing process whereby dichromate salts (light sensitive) are mixed with watercolours and gum arabic and which is coated on watercolour paper. A large full size negative is then contact printed using sunlight. This process is repeated using negatives of different densities for each colour that is printed. The result is a painterly look,” he explains.

Watercolour by Rainer Wenzl


Big summer craft show planned for old Hazeldean Target location

(via OttawaStart.com)

Two local show organizers,  Creative Creations Events (Carleton Place) and the OVCC (Ottawa) have joined forces to create one of the largest summer craft shows the city has ever seen.

Scheduled for July 25 and 26, the event – entitled “HOMEmade Sizzle” – will be held at a location where one would normally not expect to find local artisans and crafters: the former “Target” store at the Hazeldean Mall in Kanata.

Last Friday, Creative Creations approached the OVCC with a proposal to team up for this event that will showcase the work of well over 100 artists, artisans and crafters – all local! Both organizing parties felt that rather than competing, they could organize a much stronger event to showcase the creativity of the city by working together.

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PHOTOS: Traditional letterpress printing with Gaia Java’s Paul Jay

EDITOR’S NOTE: Paul Jay practices the centuries-old craft of letterpress printing in the basement of his Stittsville home. Jay is one of the co-owners of Gaia Java, and spends time every month using traditional hand presses and lead type to print the coasters, bean bags and pastry bags for the coffee shop. Photographer Barry Gray visited Jay earlier this month to capture the process.

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Kanata Art Club welcomes Katherine Jeans to January meeting

The Kanata Art Club looks forward to an exciting New Year, providing special classes and workshops for its growing membership.

At the next monthly meeting on January 14 (7:00pm-9:00pm) at 1030 Riddell Dr our guest speaker will be Katherine Jeans.  Katherine is a local film director and oil painter, who will soon be exhibiting her work locally.

We look forward to her talk, and welcome new members who would like to join the Club, participate in the events, and attend our monthly meetings. Application forms and detailed information is available on our website at