Articles tagged with: Culture Days
In 2006 she visited every studio on every art-studio tour in the Outaouais. I counted; that’s 72 studios. In 2008 she watched more-than 80 music performances, including her heart-throb Leonard Cohen, during the Montreal Jazz Festival’s 12 days. Starting today (September 24) at 4 pm, she will try to take in at least 100 arts events during Ottawa’s Culture Days weekend, running until Sunda
However unintentionally, Jonathan Hobin has been chewing on this dilemma for the past eight years. In 2003 he produced a series of photographs called Mother Goose revealing how nursery rhymes were used to scare children into a pattern of behaviour, for their own good. On September 17, he’ll launch a followup In The Playroom that turns his ironic eye to the inevitable switch to overprotection.
Here’s a quick quiz question. How many arts events are happening in Ottawa from September 24 – 26. I asked 10 people randomly on Wellington Street during the past few days, giving them the options: less than 50; 50 – 100, more than 100. Seven of the 10 choose 50 -100. The precise answer is – a minimum of 261
With less than two months before the Culture Days national creativity initiative, Ottawa has scheduled more arts events per capita than any other centre. I know this isn’t supposed to be a competition, and that Canadians have a tendency to sign up at the last minute, but for the event’s three-day window September 24 – 26, 39 local initiatives are on the itinerary. Toronto has 64 listed; Vancouver just 16.
I first saw the name Culture Days last year on the federal government’s Canadian Heritage Website, and thought “Oh dear, another arts-and-culture festival that the Canada Council for the Art needs to validate its existence.” I think I got the concept right, more or less, but I missed the context by a mile.