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April 2018 newsletter

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Marvin Donati – Print Retrospective

OPENING RECEPTION (with light refreshments) :
Friday May 4 2018 5:30-7:30pm in the Gallery Hall
at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre

Poster Marven Donati 2018

My City, My Town, My Village / Ma ville, mon village

The exhibition My City My Town My Village showcases the prints of twelve local printmakers: Susan MW Cartwright, Marven Donati, Pat Durr, Leonard Gerbrandt (1941-2010), Jacques Hamel, Deidre Hierlihy, Carol Howard Donati, Rod Restivo, Madeleine Rousseau, Beth Shepherd, Carol Sternberg and Anne Thériault.  In twenty-five prints  the artists present elements of what is or what have been  familiar or striking imagery that they associate with their town. The artists have used traditional and modern relief, intaglio and planographic printmaking techniques, and hand-pull their prints.

September 7- November 2, 2017
7 sept-2 nov. 2017

Nepean Creative Arts Centre/Centre des arts créatifs de Nepean
35 rue Stafford Rd (Bells Corner) Ottawa On K2H 8V8
For gallery hours/ pour les heures de galerie appeler 613 596-5783




Duo exhibit by two of our members – an invitation


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We’re so excited about the opening of this show tonight by two of our printmakers: Deidre Hierlihy and Mary Lowden Baranowski. Here are the details!

Opening night: October 28, 6-8 p.m.
Centrepointe Theatre Gallery – Ben Franklin Place: 101 Centrepointe Drive

These beautiful prints will be on display from: October 24 to November 26.
Hope to see you there!

Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers at Nuit Blanche September 20

Hundreds of people visited us at the Ottawa School of Art at Nuit Blanche!

Over 100 prints were made in the evening. Visitors who were unable to pick up their prints can pick them up at the Ottawa School of Art front desk reception during office hours until the 1st of October (please check for their hours).

Many people contributed to making this a successful and memorable evening. The OSA lent us their studio, press and staff. Tina Petrovicz organized the event. Deidre Hierlihy and Jeff Stellick made linocuts for visitors who inked and printed them on the press. Members and friends of the Connective volunteered their time at Nuit Blanche – Jenny Waterman, Carol Steinberg, Emma Vogt, Sonia Chippindale, Rod Restivo, Madeline Rousseau, Shirley Yik, Katie Argyle, Tina Petrovicz, Marc Lavoie and Deidre Hierlihy. 

Thanks to all of you and the hundreds of enthusiastic visitors!


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Photos by Marc Lavoie

Capture Images – Print Exhibition by Rod Restivo

Our long time member, Rod Restivo, invites you to his solo art exhibit at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre Gallery. ladybug 009(1)

Exhibition dates: September 2nd to November 3rd, 2014
Nepean Creative Arts Centre Gallery
Unit 11 at 35 Stafford Road, Nepean, Ottawa, Ontario

Capture Images in Print Exhibition

As a member of the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective, Rod Restivo has been influence by a response to nature (snowy owls reported in the area), a papier-mache mask (crafted years ago by his daughter), Japanese kimonos, a replica of a leather-straw trojan horse, clams on the sea coast, a small ladybug and roadside plants and bees in the Gatineau Hill.

L’échange pour l’année du cheval/ Year of the Horse Exchange


Avec beaucoup d’anticipation les membres se sont réunis à l’EAO pour échanger les estampes crées pour l’année du cheval. La galerie Proof de Toronto a remis à nos membres et aux étudiants en gravure de l’EAO presque soixante –quinze estampes en échange des oeuvres envoyés à Proof lors de l’ exposition annuel sur le thème du calendrier chinois.Ute Gerbrandt a prêté son assistance et son chapeau au tirage dirigé par Rob Hinchley. Les membres ont eu la chance de choisir le même nombre d’estampes qu’ils avaient contribute à Proof. Les estampes qui provenaient de la région d’Ottawa ont été distribués par la GalerieProof aux participants d’outre-mer et des autres régions du Canada.

Notre invite d’honneur, Ramiro Ricardo,un graviste cubain a présenté un choix de ses linographies de grande taille en couleures vibrantes.

Les participants ont apprécié cet échange et ont hâte de poursuivre la tradition l’an prochain. 2015 sera l’année de la chèvre des bois.

There was a buzz of excitement as members gathered on May 22 for the exchange of prints for the Year of the Horse. Approximately 75 prints were sent from Proof Gallery to the Printmakers in return for a similar number of prints we had sent for their annual “Year of…” exhibition. Rob Hinchley, assisted by Ute Gerbrandt with her reliable top hat, organized and managed the draw of names for the numerous prints. A chance at choosing one or more prints depended on the number of prints each artist submitted. The Ottawa based prints were distributed by Proof Gallery to other contributing printmakers in Canada or abroad.

A special guest was Cuban printmaker Ramiro Ricardo who made a brief presentation of his large and vibrant linocut prints.

It was an enjoyable exchange and we’re looking forward to continue this tradition next year! 2015 will be the year of the goat.