Articles tagged with: Lois Siegel
I was told yesterday that I had missed Ottawa’s best jam session of the year. It happened last weekend at D’Arcy McGee’s in Orleans, right across the street from the Shenkman Arts Centre and 30 minutes after the final award had been given out there by the Canadian Grand Master’s Fiddling Championships.
Someone in the Sudan now knows how Three Island Industries makes chain-link fences in New Westminster, B.C, and there’s at least one Serbian who’s watched a documentary film record of the International Ox Pull in Bridgewater, N.S. By the time Albert Ohayon puts all of the National Film Board’s 12,000-plus films online, the world will be able to explore every nook and cranny of Canada, including that 1928 story of Grey Owl (Archibald Belaney) and his pet beavers. How Canadian; how NFB.
For the past few years I’ve wondered why Lois Siegel shows her magazine-quality photographs of famous people on the walls of the Ottawa Bagel Shop. This isn’t a knock against the bagel joint; owner Vince Piazza is one of the private-sector’s biggest supporters of Ottawa art. But Siegel’s celebrity shots are a little out of the ordinary.