NCNS Member Shaukat Chaney with “Colour fields and hard edges” at EBA Studio

NCNS member, Shaukat Chaney, the sculptor and the painter will display his latest work at the exhibit, ‘Colour fields and hard edges”.
The event starts on 9th of September, 2016 and continues on September 10 and 11, 2016. At Enriched Bread Artists Studio, 951 Gladstone Ave., Ottawa.
Exhibit in support of St. Joe’s Women’s Center, Ottawa, Ontario.

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Team Work Pays – 50 New Plinths !!!

Pat, Eiko, France, Rosemary, Mark (Rosemary’s son), Edna, Hengameh, Jim, Sandra, Cairn, James and Komi, Great Job !!!

National Capital Network of Sculptors Plinth Building Team at the last day with the 50 new plinths

National Capital Network of Sculptors Plinth Building Team at the last day with the 50 new plinths

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The Saga Continues …Plinth Building Day 2 and 3

Update from Plinth Building Day 2:
Eiko, Sandra and Hengameh joined the fun today.  We now have 40 new plinths.  We will continue building tomorrow morning at 09:30 am and plan to start painting once the dust settles from the saw and sander.
Update from Plinth Building Day 3:
Pat, France, Jim, Sandra, and Eiko started the day making, patching, sanding plinths.  Lunch at Pizza Hut in the air conditioning was a welcome break.  Hengameh brought the frozen drinks to start the afternoon and Komi arrived and did some sanding.
50 plinths are built.  Still some more sanding and painting before we are done.  Starting again tomorrow at 9:30.  Depending on the heat we may finish earlier than 3 pm.  We hope to have all the plinths with a primer coat of paint before we wrap up tomorrow”.
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Are you ready for the Plinth Building ? – Plinth Building Day 1‏

A Letter from the President of National Capital Network of Sculptors, Patrick Imai:

France (Grice),Rosemary (Breault-Landry), Jim (Lawrence),Cairn (Cunnane), James (Cook) and I (Patrick Imai) picked up the cut lumber from Home Depot and built 13 plinths today.  What a great start, we only have 37 to go.
We will continue building and start painting the plinths from 9:30 am on Tuesday in my garage.  We will finish at 3 pm.  Lunch (hamburgers and hot dogs) will be provided.”

Question: Where are Pat and Cairn?     Volunteers?????      In pictures:

Step 1: Cairn van loaded at Home Depot

Step 1: Cairn van loaded at Home Depot

Step 2: France Jim sorting

Step 2: France Jim sorting

Step 3: Jim and Rosemary building plinths

Step 3: Jim and Rosemary building plinths

Step 4: Jim and Rosemary building plinths - part 2

Step 4: Jim and Rosemary building plinths – part 2

Step 5: James sanding

Step 5: James sanding

Step 6: 1st plinth

Step 6: 1st plinth

 

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What are you doing this summer?‏ – Shaukat Chaney

I am preparing for a solo show of my paintings on September 9, 10 & 11. The show is at the Enriched Bread Artist – EBA on Gladstone.

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All welcome.
Shaukat Chaney

Shaukat Chaney was first introduced to oil painting in 1974 while enrolled at the University of Minnesota Graduate School of Dentistry. Painting was included in the program to create a better understanding of colours used in dentistry. Shaukat Chaney’s interest in sculpture began in 1975 while creating craniofacial prostheses for trauma and cancer patients at the College of Dentistry, University of Saskatchewan. Here the training in visualizing and understanding colour was found to be extremely useful.   Read more….

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What are you doing this summer?‏ – Patrick Imai

July 22 – 24 I will be in Perth to participate in the Canadian Stone Carving Festival. As a stone carver this is a great event.  We start with 7.5” x 7.5” x15” blocks of Indiana limestone on Friday at noon.  We carve the rest of Friday, all day Saturday and Sunday morning.  On Sunday afternoon all the art pieces are auctioned off, with the money raised going to Habitat for Humanity.

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Attached is a photo of the bear I carved last year.

Born in Toronto, Patrick by the age of 10 was already an avid carver searching for the right subject and medium.  He carved wood until he tried soapstone carving in the late 90’s.  He was immediately hooked by the ease of working the soft stone and the beauty of the colour and finish of the polished stone.  He has since worked in other stone such as: alabaster, chlorite, selenite, limestone and marble.  The majority of Patrick’s carvings are bears.  Read More …

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What are you doing this summer?‏ – Géraldine Petit-Gras

I’m re-opening a Pop-up Gallery on 98 Richmond Road called Galerie Côté Créations. I’m the Curator/Manager.

Some of our talented artists are also members of the NCNS (Hanna MacNaughtan, Sandra Marshall and soon myself, Géraldine Petit-Gras). Open daily 11 to 6 pm, except Mondays.

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Hope to see you this summer.

Cheers
Géraldine

Born in France, Géraldine Petit-Gras grew up watching explorer and conservationist Jacques-Yves Cousteau. As he unraveled the mysteries of the sea, he also drew attention to the interconnection of species and the necessity to protect the fragile balance that regulates every natural ecosystems. She spent most of her summers gathering shells on the beaches of La Rochelle and Biarritz, and sailing along the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea and witnessed first-hand the deterioration of these natural habitats.  Read more…

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Winter in Summer at Gamman House, in Vanier

On June 11, at 9 p.m., Winter in Summer will be projected onto a wall of Maison Gamman. The projection consists of a collection of videos curated by Izabel Barsive. The artists Raymond Aubin, Nadine Bariteau, Paula Franzini, Charlotte L’Orage, Doris Lamontagne, NCNS member Komi Seshie and Laurent Vaillancourt participated in the creation of the videos.

The projection will take place on Saturday, June 11, at 9 p.m., at Maison Gamman, located at 306 Cyr Avenue, in Vanier.

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The viewer will see the reflections, sometimes spiritual or philosophical, each artist had on the effect of winter in their everyday lives, as well as their emotions: discomfort facing another season, time of reflection, love becoming hate… The theme forced them to curl up and to, inevitably, immerse themselves the way the cold season does.

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NCNS Member Angela Verlaeckt Clark with The 2016 Orléans Art Studio Tour

A NCNS member, a stone sculptor, poet and kiln-fire glass artist living and working in Orléans, Ontario, Angela Verlaeckt Clark, will participate at The 2016 Orléans Art Studio Tour

The tour will be held June 11 and 12, 10 am – 4 pm, featuring 10 artists in 8 studios in Orléans and Blackburn Hamlet.

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Public art celebration – Our Fence by Cairn Cunnane

Come to the Public Art celebration for “Our Fence” by artist, blacksmith, sculptor and NCNS member Cairn Cunnane on Saturday June 4 at 11 am at Bingham Park, 145 Cathcart Street.

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The functional and playful artwork entitled Our Fence highlights the entrance of the park at Dalhousie Street and welcomes the community through an elegant gate. Inspired by the history of the area and its natural surroundings, this artwork was commissioned by the Public Art Program thanks to a City policy that allocates one percent from municipal construction towards public art.

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