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The 2017 Chelsea / Wakefield Studio Tour 30 Sept – 1 Oct 2017

On the weekend of 30 Sept – 1 Oct, 24 artists and artisans, among them NCNS member Theo Burtick,  will open their studios to visitors at the most colourful time in the Gatineau Hills only minutes from Ottawa / Gatineau. … Continue reading

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“L’instant présent ” during Culture Days at Gamman House, in Vanie

On Friday, September 29, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Culture Days will be celebrated at Gamman House with a showing of L’instant présent, a video projection curated by Izabel Barsive. Ten artists including NCNS member Komi Seshie each contributed by … Continue reading

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NCNS Members at Canadian Stone Carving Festival – Real-time Update

Starting with 12” x 12” x 8” blocks of Indiana limestone (100 lbs) Friday at noon, James Cook, Sheree Bradford Lea and Patrick Imai have carved Friday until 5 or 6 pm, Saturday 8 am – 5 or 6 pm, … Continue reading

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2017 Canadian Stone Carving Festival at Sparks Street outdoor mall, 21-23 July, 2017

7 members of the National Capital Network of Sculptors will be participating in this weekend’s Canadian Stone Carving Festival.  This event, now in its 8th year, brings together stone carvers from Canada, UK, Nepal, Syria and Europe. Danny Barber of … Continue reading

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Day 2: 31 New Plinths !!!

Day 2 has been finished with 31 new plinths built, sanded, and painted.   Congratulations on your efforts!!!      

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Plinths Building – Summer 2017 – Day 1

We can call this Traditional Summer Gathering of the most enthusiastic NCNS members to celebrate the arrival of the hot Ottawa summer as well to make a great contribution to the group – building of the new plinths. Day 1, … Continue reading

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NCNS Celebrating Sculpture Show at Kanata Civic Art Gallery, June 11-25, 2017

Nine members of the National Capital Network of Sculptors  will present thir latest work at Celebrating Sculpture Show at Kanata Civic Art Gallery from June 11-25, 2017: Eiko Emori, Rocky Bivens, Blaise Ivoulou, Jim Lawrence, Kathy Bergqust, Gordon Wright, Hengameh … Continue reading

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NCNS Artists at Shenkman Art Centre – April 2017

Traditionally every year during the month of April, NCNS sculptors presents their  small to medium size sculptures at the Display Case at the Shenkman Arts Center. This year following 14 NCNS sculptors have presented their work to the public: Rosemary … Continue reading

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Edmonia Lewis: First Female Black Sculptor to Achieve International Acclaim When Slavery Was Legal

“There is nothing so beautiful as the free forest. To catch a fish when you are hungry,cut the boughs of a tree, make a fire to roast it, and eat it in the open air, is the greatest of all … Continue reading

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NCNS Glass Artist France Grice: January Member Interview by Glass Art Association of Canada

Here is a preview of the interview  with NCNS glass artist France Grice, given to “Glass Art Association of Canada (GAAC)”, in January 2017. GAAC: What was it that drew you to glass as your artistic material of choice? France Grice: A … Continue reading

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