Have Fingers Will Travel- Oliver Jones Tribute Exhibition

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Oliver Jones is a jazz legend! The Montreal-born pianist is being honoured, and deservedly so...with a career that spans over 60 years, he helped put the Little Burgandy neighbourhood where he grew up on the map as a hotbed of jazz musicianship. I was invited along with a handful of other artists to create a piece in honour of his great career and contribution to Black Canadian history. The exhibition will be at Place Des Arts in Montreal and opens April 3- May 4. For more info check out the official website!

BHM 2015: Birds of a Feather

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Curator-in-Residence of the Fritzi Gallery, Malika Welsh, welcomes artists and the public to the opening of Birds of a Feather on January 22, 2015 at 6pm. This exhibition, in collaboration with TD Canada Trust and BAND Gallery, runs at the Lorraine Yale ‘Fritzi’ Gallery at 1233 Wellington West, 2nd floor, from January 20, 2015 to March 8, 2015. Vernissage Thursday, January 22 2015 from 6 to 8 pm

The ‘Fritzi’ Gallery celebrates Black History Month with an intriguing look into the experiences, cultures and collaborations that shape who we are. This exhibition brings together a number of Ottawa artists to celebrate our cultural and social commonalities.

   "Although we may be of different colour, gender, sexual orientation, or religion, we are all “minorities". We all have experienced similar struggles and worked to overcome them in similar ways,” says Malika Welsh, the gallery’s Curator-in-Residence. “I invite you to explore what it means to be considered a “minority” in 2015 through these paintings, drawings, prints, sculptures and photography.”

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The Fritzi Gallery is located on the second floor of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre.
1233 Wellington Street West (at Holland Ave)
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For more information contact:
Curator-in-Residence

#goodthingsottawa

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My friend, photographer and artist Kristina Korre recently put together an exhibition highlighting some of the positives about Ottawa's arts scene. I was very honoured to be a featured artist and completed three new portraits which will be up until November 2nd. To see them go visit The Studio Cafe and check out Kristina's blog #goodthingsottawa!

Spirit of the 416

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Painted for the 416 Gallery opening...channelling the people, cultures, spirit, and ancestors of this Colonized land in which we reside.
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Fist for Freedom (detail)
2014