NCNS Holiday Get Together 2018

It’s that time of the year again! NSNS sculptors had an awesome time at the NCNS Holiday Get Together on Thursday, December 14th. Thanks all for coming!  Wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season and looking forward to another year of creativity in 2018!

 

 

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NCNS Has Donated $1000.00 to Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa

On Friday, December 8th, 2017, Patrick Imai is presenting NCNS donation of $1,000.00 to Jewne Johnson of the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa (BGCO) at the BGCO Don McGahan Club House .

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LAST DAY AT DIMENSIONS 2017

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Today’s your last chance to come visit the artists and see the magnificent collection of sculptures at DIMENSIONS 2017. You’ll have to wait a whole year before you see a sculptural exhibit of this calibre all in one place again.

The doors open at 11am today. After brunch, swing by Lansdowne Park and you’ll find us behind the farmers market in the Horticulture Building.

Come watch metal artist Chris Banfalvi create blacksmith magic outside the entrance. Then join a free workshop at 12:30 withLine Labrecque rose cane Line Labrecque where you’ll learn how to make polymer clay “Caned” Rose earrings. Space is limited so come early!

DIMENSIONS 2017

11:00am to 4:00pm

Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park

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WHAT’S HAPPENING TODAY AT DIMENSIONS 2017!

IMG_3156Today is a great day at DIMENSIONS 2017. Come see over 150 amazing sculptures by members of the National Capital Network of Sculptors. Take part in a FREE workshop with award winning stone sculptor, Patrick Imai. You’ll learn how to turn a rough soapstone into a beautiful polished pendant necklace. The workshop starts at 1:00pm – space is limited so come early!

After the workshop, stay for a presentation by Maria Saracino on the History of Father fullsizeoutput_3509Christmas – she will be showing some of her award winning Christmas figures and giving us a glimpse into his life and far reaching influence.

Don’t forget to check out the Gift Boutique. Get a jump on your holiday shopping with affordable original sculptures all priced under $100. Part of the proceeds go the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa.

DIMENSIONS 2017

12:00 pm to 5:00 pm TODAY

Saturday, October 21st

Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park

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DIMENSIONS 2017 – OPENING NIGHT!

Ottawa’s MUST-SEE art show opens TONIGHT!

Join us from 6pm to 9pm for the opening of DIMENSIONS 2017

Our biggest sculpture show ever! FREE ADMISSION!

150 Sculptures!

Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park

 

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DIMENSIONS 2017 on ROGERS DAYTIME

 

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Tune in to Channel 22 today!

We’re live at 1:00pm on ROGERS Daytime!

If you miss it, don’t worry, it’s on again at 6:00 and 11:00pm.

DIMENSIONS 2017

October 19-22

Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park

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DIMENSIONS 2017 – THIS WEEKEND!

Drop in to our biggest and best sculpture show yet. We’re celebrating Canada’s 150th with over 150 sculptures!

DIMENSIONS 2017 – It’s Almost Here!  This Weekend! 

October 19th to October 22nd Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park 

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Make sure you enter our draw to win an original sculpture by Edna Lemyre, and take advantage of some of the great workshops and presentations being offered.

Admission is FREE!

Opening Night – Thursday, October 19th – 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Friday, October 20th – Noon to 5:00 pm

Saturday, October 21st – Noon to 5:00 pm

Sunday, October 22nd – 11:00am to 4:00 pm

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Adding Sculpture to your Art Collection

Screen Shot 2017-10-14 at 8.19.28 PMPaintings need a good frame and an appropriate wall to be appreciated. Sculptures on the other hand need to be viewed from multiple angles to truly appreciate their beauty. Whether it is a larger piece or one in need of a pedestal, think about traffic flow in a room when determining its placement. When displaying any piece of art, the right lighting is key to show off a work of art’s best attributes.  Diffused light (i.e. daylight from a window) is the best for most pieces.  Too much light will make the details indistinguishable, and not enough will simply hide them.

Need more ideas on how to incorporate sculpture into your personal art collection? Come talk to the artists who create them at the opening reception of DIMENSIONS 2017.

Thursday, October 19th – Horticulture Building, Lansdowne Park

 

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DIMENSIONS 2017 – FREE WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS

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DIMENSIONS 2017 – The Glass Artists

Fused glass is glass that has been fired in a kiln at a range of high temperatures from 593 °C (1,099 °F) to 816 °C (1,501 °F). There are 3 main distinctions for temperature application and the resulting effect on the glass. Slumping, tack fusing and full fuse. These pieces of glass are designed in a layered manner in a kiln. Through one or several firings a new piece of glass is created, formed and shaped.

procsimpleWhen you visit DIMENSIONS 2017 next week make sure to check out Miriam Silburt’s work. She specializes in landscapes, functional items and sculptural pieces, both abstract and representative.  Whether it’s a forest interior or a microscopic image of cellular life, she finds endless inspiration in the colour and shapes that she sees and brings to life through glass.

Then there is France Grice and her beautiful glass trees. France created the Sesquincentennial Maple Forest featured on the DIMENSIONS 2017 posters. Inspired by Canada’s 150, this 10 month project includes 150 glass trees on 150 maple bases. Each tree represents a year from 1867 to 2017. Make sure you hang around on opening night at DIMENSIONS 2017, France will be giving a short presentation on the inspiration and process of creating this masterpiece. That’s Thursday, October 19th from 6:00p to 9:00pm, in the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne Park.

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