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Art Barrhaven

Fallen Star

Don Maynard is an artist who works with a variety of media including painting, sculpture and multi-media installations. Primarily based in Kingston, Ontario he has created several public art works including Stand of Birch, Archive for the City of Ottawa, Maintaining Gravity in Kitchener/Waterloo and Wave for the City of Toronto that can be viewed […]

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Art Kitchissippi Westboro

Short Story

In Westboro at the corner of Churchill and Byron resides a tall yellow and orange tree shaped sculpture by Jennifer Stead.  Prior to this sculpture being completed in 2015, Churchill Avenue underwent an extensive redevelopment to upgrade the water and sewer infrastructure, create separate bike lanes and upgrade sidewalks. This sculpture was commissioned as part […]

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Art Missing-In-Action

The Perils of Procrastination

It has been over a year since my last post and admittedly I did try and publish a post on exactly the 1-year mark, but that didn’t work out. Seems as although I constantly take photos while travelling within the city, I rarely get around to writing a post about those photos, as can be […]

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Art Missing-In-Action

Il/elle n’a pas de nom

This mysterious aluminum irregular sculpture is situated just off of Confederation Boulevard, near the National Art Gallery.  It was created in 2015 by Marc-Antoine Côté and consists of what appear to be numerous welded strips of aluminum arranged in an irregular spherical-like shape.  Measuring approximately 151 x 132 x 149 inches, it is by no […]

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Art Centretown

12 Points in a Classical Balance

Described as a “sine curve” or a line whose end joins the beginning to form a loop, this modernist sculpture was created in 1982.  Made from Western Red Cedar and weighing 3,175 kilograms this sculpture formerly sat in the Garden of the Provinces and Territories, directly across from the Library and Archives Canada building.  It […]

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Art Centretown

Albert Street Education Centre Retaining Wall

If you are into graffiti art you will be pleased to hear that the City of Ottawa currently has 3 legal graffiti walls. These concrete canvases are located throughout the city at the following locations: Underside of the Dunbar Bridge – 1301 Bronson Avenue. Albert Street Education Centre Retaining Wall – 422 Slater Street. Bob […]

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Art Byward Market

Dancing Bear

Walking in the heart of the Byward Market you might come upon this whimsical Dancing Bear sculpture. It’s hidden in the Jeanne D’arc Courtyard and accessible through three walkways, two off York Street and one off Clarence Street. It’s nestled at the centre of a quite courtyard surrounded by several heritage buildings and newer condominium […]