Born and raised in Ottawa. Christian is deeply in love with creative expression. He turns ideas into a reality that others can experience. Christian’s images includes stories and scenarios built to stimulate the viewers while leaving room for their own interpretations. “I crave intensity and I let it show in my work. I consider my style to be intimate and powerful leaving no one indifferent” Come experience my work Thursday June 28th along with a musical performance by Ebony Bianca Hall.
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
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
Embarking from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jesse hits the road on March 8th for his 2018 “Sowing the Seeds Tour.”
Captivating audiences across Canada with a beautiful pairing of virtuoso guitar playing and a depth of original music, Jesse takes listeners on a journey of self discovery with thought provoking lyrics and intriguing melodies.
Playing a variety of musical styles ranging from pop and folk, to gypsy jazz and progressive acoustic instrumentals, Potter’s original songs feature lyrical depth and delicious diversity. He connects deeply with his audiences, offering up refreshingly honest words. Singing from the heart and soul with passion and fire. You never know what to expect from a Jesse Potter concert, yet he never ceases to amaze.
See for yourself on March 23rd at Shanghai Restaurant in Ottawa.
Join us Friday March the 9th of the 2018th year for a special edition of Shanghai Nights – International Women’s Day Edition – Celebrating Women in Ottawa Comedy! (Yes that is a Banned German Poster for International Women’s Day on the cover photo dated Mar. 8 1914 – not an early Star Wars promo with Princess Leia fighting the war)
50% of Proceeds go to the Amethyst Ottawa – Women’s Center for Addiction.
L’ineup – Host -> Kennedy Ryan – Comedic Acts -> Laura McLean – Mariana Cansines – Jennifer Whiteford –Natalie Cranston -> SoundGal -> soundAnne -> Improv -> BLIE: the Badass Ladies of The Improv Embassy -> a 19+ (in Gregorian calendar years) surprise performance!
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