April Comic Jam: Wed., April 24, 2019 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM Let’s Get Drawing! FREE, Materials Provided!

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Spring may have not quite sprung, but the Ottawa Comic Jam has! Join us for an evening of cooperative comic drawing and writing at the Shanghai Restaurant. Theme: all things April, including: April O’Neill, Bunnies (Holy Grail rabbit vs Peter CottonTail?!) mutant animals, etc, as we celebrate making it through winter.

April Comic Jam
Wednesday April 24th, 2019
7 pm – 9:30 pm
Shanghai Restaurant
651 Somerset St W
Ottawa ON K1R 5K3

Contact: Suzanne
suebrainpower (at) gmail (dot) com
613. 836. 7821 /
613. 501. 6862 (cell)

Event cost: free, materials provided
Artwork is collected at the end of the evening and posted to the Ottawa Comic Jam site for all to enjoy.
http://ottawacomicjam.blogspot.com/

*Please note, this event is not generally suitable for minors, as some adult themes and artwork may be created.

**Please be respectful of your fellow comic jam artists and writers with your artwork and behaviour.

The Ottawa Comic Jam gratefully acknowledges DragonHead Studio for continued financial support. Also, thanks to the Shanghai Restaurant for sharing their welcoming, safe and art inspiring space. https://theshang.wordpress.com/

‘Rabbit Girl’ (c) 2019 Suzanne A. Marsden
https://suzannemarsden.weebly.com/

Photography Vernissage: The Red Thread of Fate |Friday, Nov. 23 @ 6PM–9PM } Karaoke to follow! FREE!

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Vernissage/Art Show for Neon Lilith’s new exhibition of photographs. The event will start at 6pm and the artist will be formally introduced at 6:30pm in a semi-theatrical performance. LP Jerry will spin carefully selected tunes from his extensive vinyl collection, finger foods will be served, and drinks may be purchased. The art show will be followed by Karaoke with Chinadoll, so stick around and enjoy the rest of the evening at Shanghai.

Time: Doors at 6pm, artist introduction 6:30pm
Location: Shanghai Restaurant, 651 Somerset St W
Admission: Free

The setting is casual, and though this art party starts at 6pm, feel free to drop by anytime from 6pm to 9pm to say hello and take a look at the new works.

Legend has it, that two people who are destined to meet are connected by an invisible red thread. This spiritual thread may stretch or tangle, but never break. This, and many other legends, myths, and fairly tales are the inspiration behind the surreal photography we invite you all to see.

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https://www.facebook.com/neonlilith/

 

Artist on Display: Luminita Lou Serbanescu – Original Art

Luminita Lou Serbanescu artist at the shang

After I was invited to show my art at the Shanghai Restaurant and got to know some of the owners of the restaurant, I had the pleasant surprise of discovering that it is not “just a restaurant”, but a mini-community center! Everyone who is someone in Ottawa area, and some from outside, is a friend of the Shanghai! Well known people from all walks of life came in one time or another. So, now it is time that my friends join the crowd and meet me at Shanghai for the vernissage of my China Girl show, on Thursday September 6th, at 7 pm. Great art, good treats and great company! Please come by!

                                                                                – Luminita Lou Serbanescu

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

 

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!