Art Exhibit: Illuminating Our Ancestors by Don Kwan | Friday, May 25 | Free

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Sneak a peek into what I’ve been working on for the past few months/years. Tonight at Shanghai. This interactive installation is called “illuminating our ancestors” it is an old discarded Chinese chandelier I repurposed. Fire, incense and smoke are often used to honour our ancestors in ceremony. In this piece, I hope to achieve a similar sense of ceremony using the chandelier light, sourced images of my family and technology to honour our ancestors. #myartprocess #artottawa #chinatownottawa #donkwanart #canadianart #illuminatingart @ Shanghai Restaurant

Friday, May 25, 2018

FREE

 

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Paddle Smash Parking Lot Party / Beer Launch | Sat. June 2, 11:00 – 16:00 | Free/Donations to Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation

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Paddle Smash Parking Lot Party / Beer Launch

Join us on Saturday, June 2nd for a parking lot party at the Shanghai Restaurant. It will be an afternoon of beer tasting, music by Tara Holloway, knife throwing guild, and a craft marketplace filled with henna, oils, cards, fresh produce and cool finds. LeTwist Cafe and the Shanghai will offer tasty snacks! Beer $5.

Covered Bridge Paddle Smash beer will be offered alongside cool tunes and our mainline musical guest, Tara Holloway at 1pm. China Doll will be on hand for selfie shots in a photo booth!

Proceeds of beer sales and donations are for the Ottawa Dragon Boat Foundation.

The event is free! A $20 donation is encouraged and comes with a complimentary bevy and three throws at the onsite In-The-Air Knife Guilde.

Our event part…ners include:

The Covered Bridge Brewing Company Inc.
In The Air Knife Throwing Guild
Young Living Essential Oils
Henna Designs Ink
Kel-Lee’s Cards & Paper Crafts
Brainy Bird Creations
And more to come! (Contact us for details if you’re interested in partnering with us)

Make this event part of your early June in this great city!

 

 

ARTIST OF THE MONTH: Animal Parade Vernissage & Exhibition by Sabine Modder, Thu. Mar. 29 @ 6-8:30 pm … & China Doll BINGO, too!

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Animal Parade Vernissage & Exhibition by Sabine Modder… then BINGO TIME with China Doll @ 8:30 pm

Bessie Blue sees spots, but you should see art! My art, in fact. Please come on down to the Shanghai Restaurant on Thursday, March 29 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. to see my animals on parade. I’ll be there, hanging out and eating noodles. Stick around, look at the paintings, chat, maybe have some Chinese food and a drink. Then roll up your sleeves and get ready to dab! From 8:30 p.m. there will be fun, games and glamour when the marvelous China Doll hosts an evening of bingo. It doesn’t get any better than this!

I will be donating my proceeds from the sales of the paintings in this show to St. Luke’s Table, a community service that provides meals and support to those in need. St. Luke’s Table is also located in Chinatown.
http://www.stlukestable.ca/

What: Vernissage of paintings by Sabine Modder
When: Thursday, March 29 – 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St. W.
What else: Bingo with China Doll at 8:30

https://www.facebook.com/events/177498162881331/

https://www.facebook.com/SabineModderArt/

 

DOODLE JAM! Come Draw With Us… Wed. March 28 @ 7-9:30 pm… FREE!

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The first Comic Jam of SPRING is coming up at the end of the month! Theme: Doodles
Sometimes doodles can inspire a cool story, character or situation. Even geometric phone doodles can be fun launching creative thoughts. Bring a doodle (even a scribble on a page) to inspire a comic panel or story. Or doodle at the event. We’ll see what cool things pop up from the subconscious doodle-brain n_n

March Comic Jam
Wednesday March 28h, 2018
7 pm – 9:30 pm
Shanghai Restaurant
651 Somerset W.
Ottawa ON

Materials provided, event cost: free.
Contact: Suzanne
ottawacomicjam (at) gmail (dot) com
613.836.7821 (home)/ 613.501.6962 (mobile)

Artwork is collected at the end of the month and posted irregularly on the blog for all to enjoy: http://ottawacomicjam.blogspot.ca/

Art and stories may be of an adult nature and the event is not generally suitable for minors.
Please respect fellow jammers with your art, comments and stories.

Thanks goes to our sponsor: DragonHead Studio for continued financial support! http://suzannemarsden.weebly.com/

February Comic Jam, Come & DRAW With Us! Wed. Feb. 28 @ 7-9:30 pm FREE materials provided, too!

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Barring cataclysmic snow, the Comic Jam will kick-off this Wednesday! Come out and draw with other comic artists, enthusiasts, writers, poets, animators and creative folks in a fun, supportive arty atmosphere. Theme: mazes, labyrinths – or whatever you would like n_n

February Comic Jam
Wednesday Feb 28th, 2018, 7 pm – 9:30 pm
Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St W, Ottawa

Contact: Suzanne
613.501.6862
ottawacomicjam (at) gmail (dot) com

Event cost: free. Materials provided. Artwork is collected at the end of the evening and posted irregularly to the Jam site for all to enjoy.

Please note: sometimes there are adult themes and the jam is not generally suitable for minors. Please respect your fellow jammers.

The Ottawa Comic Jam is supported by DragonHead Studio and repeats the last Wednesday of the month (except December).

https://www.facebook.com/events/585889538411675/

https://ottawacomicjam.blogspot.ca/p/faq.html

 

Pickets & Protests – the signs you’ve made ART show, Thu. Feb. 8 Group Show

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Pickets & Protests – the signs you’ve made show

Hello good people of O’Town!

The Shanghai would like to curate a group show & we’re hoping to fill the space with EVERYONES HANDMADE PROTEST PICKET SIGNS!!!!

Inspired by our recent PRIDE PARADE💕💪

Did you care about something, a cause close to your heart? A cause worth fighting for?

Did you ( someone you know or your kids ) put a lot of effort into a picket or protest sign recently?

Are you into RECYCLING?

Do you want your message of love & solidarity heard in our group show at Shanghai …. if you holla’d a hell’ YES!

Then drop off your protest sign to the Shanghai with your name, a brief description about your sign & contact info.

The group show will be Thursday, February 8th

If you have any questions – feel free to PM us

Thanks again
Shanghai

 

AMANDA ARMSTRONG – Photography Show – Vernissage Fri., Dec. 22 @ 8:00 PM

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AMANDA ARMSTRONG – Photography Show – Vernissage

Meet the artist behind the magical photos of Ottawa this Friday, on display at Shanghai for a few weeks.

Friday, December 22 at 8:00 PM

Amanda is an Ottawa-based photographer,who draws her inspiration from the beauty of the natural world. She is often found in the forest, photographing fungi and other woodland wonders.

Her first photography show is on display at Shanghai Restaurant in Chinatown through January 11th, 2018. Come celebrate with her and enjoy some delicious eats and drinks at the vernissage : December 22nd at 8pm.

For a glimpse into what one can expect to see at the show, follow her on Instagram @a.ec.armstrong.613