Travel Souvenir de voyages – René Rivard ARTIST- Vernissage – Wed. Aug. 23 @ 6-10 pm

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Travel SOUVENIRS de voyages

Artist René Rivard started drawing in earnest at 14 and has never stopped producing art. After teaching for five years,  he studied fine arts at the École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal (UQAM).

Various day jobs helped to pay the  rent, these were mostly in the field of mental health with a special focus on services for the Deaf and
hard of hearing.

René loves to travel. He photographs landscapes, especially mountains which he then transforms into  paintings.

The artist seldom exhibits his works and is thankful to Claude Jobin who facilitated this exhibition.

Join Rene and Claude at Shanghai Restaurant, Wednesday August 23rd 6pm – 10pm.



Remixed Call for Artists – 2017 Submissions DEADLINE AUG. 25

Remixed Call for Artists – 2017

Remixed (formally Chinatown Remixed) is a month long festival of art and community that takes place in and around businesses in Chinatown and on Somerset St W. Selected artists will be partnered with participating businesses to display art throughout the festival, thus remixing everyday restaurants, shops, cafes, salons, and alleyways into non-traditional art spaces.

The opening celebration/vernissage will take place from during the day on Saturday September 16th – rain or shine. All artists will be expected to be present in their partner business during the opening for a minimum of 2 hours. Thanks to our sponsors and the City of Ottawa, all artists will receive an honorarium for their participation.

This project is organized by the Remixed Collective (RC). We are an volunteer, Ottawa- based not-for-profit art collective, and our mission is to nurture Ottawa’s diverse arts communities. If you have any questions about the submissions process, get in touch via email:

Submissions are due Friday August 25th, 11:59 PM EST

CLICK the link below and apply today.


Spreading the collaging fun! New workshop Wed May 18th


Spreading the collaging fun! New workshop Wed May 18th Register today:

Good for Admission for 1 to my Intro to Collage Workshop on Wednesday May 18th at the Shanghai Restaurant (651 Somerset St West, Ottawa).

The workshop begin will at 7pm. Please arrive ~10-15 minutes early to get settled, have some complimentary nibbles, or grab a drink (not included).

All supplies (scissors, glue, gel medium, wood art boards, magazines) will be provided but you’re welcome to bring your own mags and ephemera to add to the fun.

The workshop will cover design principles, my process, tools and techniques. Each person will come away with an original piece of collage art made on a wooden panel.

Please ensure that you’re able to make the date and time for the workshop (Wednesday May 18th, 7-9:30pm). If life happens and you have to cancel, admission can be fully refunded up to 48 hours before the event. Within 48 hrs, admission cannot be refunded, but is fully transferable – please get in touch to let me know about your arrangements.

In the case of instructor illness or cancellation, the options to transfer admission for another date, or to receive a full refund will be provided.

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Ottawa Comic Jam – Come and Draw With Us – Wed., March 2, 7-9:30 pm



Ottawa Comic Jam – Come and Draw With Us

UPDATED: Wed., March 2 @ 7 – 9:30 pm, The Shanghai

The Ottawa Comic Jam Group will occur Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at the Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St. W. Ottawa ON 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm.
Theme: TBD (probably some twisted Romance related thing 🙂

Event cost: free, paper provided
Contact: Suzanne
Email: ottawacomicjam (at) gmail (dot) com
Telephone:  613. 836. 7821/ 613. 863. 8264

Artwork is collected at the end of the evening and posted to the Jam site on a semi-regular basis for all to enjoy.

Note: Jam artwork can be of an adult nature and the event is not generally suitable for minors.  Ottawa Comic Jam is a creative venue for comic artists to get together on a monthly basis to draw and have fun (Last Wednesday of every month)!

Please remember to be respectful of your fellow jam artists and writers, thank you!

The Ottawa Comic Jam is a group of comic artists, writers and enthusiasts that meets at the Shanghai Restaurant on the last Wednesday of the month (except December). The Jam is a great way to meet new people, talk comics, draw together and encourage creativity. Themes are determined on a monthly basis and artwork can be of an adult nature. Artwork is collected at the end of the evg and posted regularly.


Craft, Play, Sing: RAVENSWING OTTAWA Karaoke Craft Night – Friday 5th Feb.

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Karaoke Craft Night – Feb. 5th @ 9pm – Midnight – $10

Shanghai Restaurant – Karaoke Host CHINA DOLL

Ravenswing Ottawa is a volunteer-run, self-sustaining grassroots collective that supports and promotes arts, music and community in Centretown Ottawa.

Ravenswing Ottawa’s key annual event is the Ravenswing Arts + Music Fair, which is held the last Sunday of May and features local artisans, live music and free skill-sharing workshops. The event is partnered with the Clothesline Project, a public art exhibit run by Ottawa’s Women’s Event Network that speaks out against violence directed towards women and children.

Throughout the year, Ravenswing Ottawa holds fundraisers to cover operating costs of the Fair. The fundraisers are organized to include celebrations of art, music and community through activities like craft workshops, games and live performances.