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CELEBRATE! - Enriched Bread Artists 25th Anniversary Open Studio

Enriched Bread Artists 25th Anniversary Open Studio

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Opening Night:
Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Open Studio continues for the following weekends:
Fridays, October 20 and 27, 6 to 9 p.m.
Saturdays, October 21 and 28, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays, October 22 and 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Participating Artists
Sarah Anderson, Marianne Burlew, Heidi Conrod, Tami Galili Ellis, Colette Gréco-Riddle, Marika Jemma, Sayward Johnson, Suleyman Karagoglu, Gayle Kells, Gillian King, Natasha Mazurka, Juliana McDonald, Jenny McMaster, Christos Pantieras, Bozica Radjenovic, Mana Rouholamini, Lis Smidt, Bill Staubi, Cindy Stelmackowich, Svetlana Swinimer, Tavi Weisz, Joyce Westrop, Yvonne Wiegers.

The Enriched Bread Artists
Come CELEBRATE with us! The Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) has become a major hub in the city for showcasing contemporary art in Ottawa. More than 100 artists have called EBA home over the past 25 years, and it still remains the largest artist studio co-op in the Ottawa region! Our members originate from all over the world and draw upon a diverse range of racial and ethnic backgrounds, languages, experiences, and traditions. Many of our artists have achieved local, national, and international recognition. It is a time to mark all of our accomplishments, and our 25th Annual Open Studio will be a two-floor contemporary art exhibition like never before!

25th Anniversary Open Studio
On the occasion of our 25th anniversary, we will showcase our Ottawa2017 “Cut the Cake - Celebrate” project featuring our unique and inspired cakes, which interpret this universal symbol of celebration. Cakes made of copper wire, plaster dental molds, butter wrappers, and sponges. Cakes suspended from the ceiling, painted into abstraction, and anti-cakes. Explore these creative interpretations of cake and visit the 22 studios of our artists. Bakeries, cakes and art - what is there not to LOVE!

This Open Studio we will also showcase archival photo displays of the original 1920s bakery highlighting the history of our building, the Standard Bread Factory. Our members have found beauty and artistic homes in the industrial building we call EBA. Its aged metals, thick cement columns and focus on function have always been a true inspiration. We invite everyone to join us, celebrate, and to be inspired with us.

All events are free. Access to the inside of our building is limited to stairs. We do not have ramps, lifts, or elevators.


Thursday, October 19th
"In and Out of the Cake", a performance by Jenny McMaster
(Occurring at random times throughout the Opening Night) - Second floor gallery spaces

Food as fashion, fashion as sculpture, artist as sculpture, artist as food. The precarious dance between subject and object ensues. In and Out of the Cake is a series of durational performances in which the artist becomes a part of her cake sculpture. Why imitate an inanimate object? It's a lucrative profession on the streets of Europe. Why dress up like a dessert? Somewhere in a modern wedding ceremony remains the vestige of an ancient fertility ritual. Why jump out of a cake? It’s nice to be desired but it’s better to get out before you are consumed.

"The Garden Cinema House", a performance by Marianne Burlew
(One screening every day of Open House, including the Opening Night) - In the artist’s studio, first floor

During the dates of Open Studio, the public is invited to visit The Garden Cinema House, a uniquely intimate cinematic space created by artist Marianne Burlew in her studio. Inspired by how our physical experience shapes our formation of identity, Burlew records and amplifies vignettes of personal deep psychological and sensory moments; each of these moments live on as combinations of video, sound, texture, pattern and smell. Guided viewings of short films by the artist will be held every day of the event, with detailed times released closer to the date. The artist will be present for each viewing as a guide dressed in the spirit of the cinema house: a heterotopic garden.

Friday, October 20th
Cake Cutting and Panel Discussion

To mark our 25th anniversary, please join us for a slice of cake.
7:00 pm

‘AMPED UP’ - Growing the Visual Arts in Ottawa: From Three Gallery's Perspectives
7:30 pm

The Ottawa visual arts scene has grown exponentially in the last decade, and we are certainly richer for it. Join us for a panel discussion, facilitated by Cindy Stelmackowich, as we discuss how local commercial galleries are growing the visual arts in Ottawa; what their focus is on as art institutions across the city are revisioning themselves, and what current challenges and benefits they face as on-line culture is gaining prominence. Our three panelists will feature Danny Hussey from Central Art Garage, Carrie Colton from Studio Sixty Six, and Lisa Pai from L.A. Pai Gallery.

Saturday, October 21st
Group Tour with Cindy Stelmackowich
1 p.m. - Meet at the first floor entrance

Sunday, October 22nd
Group Tour with Christos Pantieras
1 p.m. - Meet at the first floor entrance

Sunday, October 29th
Family and kids tour with Tami Galili Ellis
1 p.m. - Meet at the first floor entrance


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