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Everybody’s Art Show TONIGHT

Tonight’s the night we’ve been waiting for!

What: Everybody’s Art Show
Where: Irene’s Pub, 885 Bank Street, in the Glebe
When: Wednesday January 28th, starting at 6:30 p.m.
What exactly: A silent auction of about 35 pieces of original art donated by various artists and regulars who frequent Irene’s Pub. It includes Zoom and GC’s first collaborative piece, and another piece by Zoom.
Why: All proceeds go to a 2009 graduate of the Ottawa School of Art.

My understanding of how this works is you need to show up around 6:30 and get registered to bid. Then bidding will open for half an hour on the first wall of art. Winners will be determined and then bidding will move to the second wall. And then the third. And so on.

GC and I are very excited about this. We’re not artists, but we just started taking a mixed media course at the Ottawa School of Art. Our teacher is CBC Radio’s Dipna Horra. Every time we see a poster advertising Everybody’s Art Show, we elbow each other and giggle, because it’s kind of preposterous that our art is hanging in an actual art show.

So anyway, if you’re looking for something to do and somewhere to go during a blizzard in a bus strike tonight, come on down to Irene’s!

7 comments to Everybody’s Art Show TONIGHT

  • If you make art, (even just one piece) you are an artist! Congratulations!

  • Julia

    I am so glad you are (both) enjoying your foray into the art world. As long as you keep having fun, keep doing it!

    I am not sure about Duncan on the masthead, only because he is proportionately not quite right with the sheep. I’ll think about it, however.

  • XUP

    I would love to go to this or anything that didn’t involve begging a ride or walking in the cold for an hour or more. But I can’t so please have a Beau’s for me.

  • Sounds like a lot of fun. Too bad I’m too far away to go. But maybe next time – when I finally get to Ottawa – I’ll be able to make it.

    Love the new look of the site, by the way. :)

  • future landfill

    Sorry to miss it Zoom, had a meeting that needed quorum. Good on you and GC for putting it on the line; please report on the outcome. And bless Irene’s for hosting – there’s selling beer and then there’s drawing a crowd for a good cause (or good music) who might be thirsty, the latter much to be preferred I’d say.

    I’ve noticed since the change a lengthier delay in your page coming up – migod it must be thirty seconds or more!! Why it’s almost like dial-up! Nevermind, I’m a patient guy…

  • Future Landfill, yes, you’re right, the site is slower than it used to be. I’ve taken a few things off the sidebars in the hopes of speeding it up a bit. Maybe that will help. I’ll check the size of that banner too…I think Duncan weighs more than that other sheep, so he might be slowing things down up there.

  • Rita

    I hope you won something last night, If not at least you got
    out..Duncan looks Great on the Blog but I agree with someone who said @ give him back his ear.
    Maybe you can drag & drop one. haha!
    I get to visit my cat tonight. He is living on Sunnyside
    till the strike is over.
    I can’t wait to talk about something else soon.