Articles tagged with: Sterling Lynch
In most performance on stage there’s a moment, usually early, when the audience knows exactly the domain they’ve entered. It is tradition, the satisfaction delivered for the $20 or $120 ticket, and this endorsement molds people to the back of their seats. No performance event in Ottawa obscures those domains like the Fringe Festival, and this implausibility draws viewers to the edges of their seats.
Too many of us involved in the arts believe there’s some kind of irresolvable tension between successful art and successful marketing. Because this misunderstanding harms artists the most, I want to dispel the notion that successful marketing and successful art are somehow intrinsically opposed. To do so, I will make the case that marketers and artists employ a variety of means to achieve the very same end. On my view, all of us hope to create community.
Don Monet has made the decision to close the Cube Gallery on Hamilton Street and focus completely on his new space on Wellington Street. It will happen at the end of the month.
He opened the original gallery five years ago, focusing on artists that downtown galleries didn’t show. He also started bewildering people with evening events, like themed parties, salons and wedding rentals. It helped pay the bills but also helped the gallery’s name go viral in a city not really known for talking about arts venues that don’t have “National” …