Community art is Popping Up across the Ottawa Valley

Whether you are exploring new modes of artistic expression or in need of a creative escape, there are opportunities for artists and creative people across the Ottawa Valley to take part in the next round of Pop Up Art. Organized by Ottawa Valley Community Arts (OV-CAOS), in partnership with the …

Creative photography project honours seniors

Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OV-CAOS) and our community partners are working with seniors to honour their lives and contributions to our community. We are doing this by collecting stories and taking photographic portraits of up to fifty seniors. The portraits are taken in a location chosen by the …

Preparing a community feast

The Handmade Feast, running from October to April 2020, is a project by the Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OV-CAOS) that culminates in a community feast next spring. Curator Anya Gansterer is working with artists Andrew Trull, Lydia Vanderstall, Eva Gallagher, Zosia Kosinski, Theresa Prince, Joyce Lorbetskie, Catherine Bloskie, …

Art workshops focus on mental health

Planting Seeds, a new art project funded by the Ontario Arts Council, will encourage conversations about mental health in the community. The Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OV-CAOS), Rainbow Valley Community Health Centre (Rainbow Valley CHC) and the Community Resource Centre (Killaloe) (CRC) will host three community art workshops …

Neighbours seek economic and tourism development

Local businesses and residents gathered at M&L Hall in Madawaska on Feb. 9 for a meeting entitled Economic & Tourism Development. It was the second of two sessions for South Algonquin Township facilitated by Chris Fullerton, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Geography & Tourism Studies at Brock …

The story of February in the Valley

Photo: Maureen MacMillan On Saturday Feb. 24 the Ottawa Valley Creative Arts Open Studio (OV-CAOS) will host “Eat Your Art Out” at the Lions Hall in Killaloe. Eat Your Art Out began in 2015 when the directors of OV-CAOS wanted a creative way to address the low energy that many …

Revitalization funds for MV announced

Photo: Sharon Gardiner   Mayor Kim Love announced at the Jan. 29th Finance & Administration Committee meeting that Madawaska Valley Township is eligible to receive up to $39,536 under Ontario’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative. The funding allocation, based on population, was announced by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural …