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Picture of the Week: The House of Paint

The House of Paint

A few weeks ago, I saw a call for entry on OttawaStart’s Twitter feed @OttawaStart. Photographers were invited to submit their view of Ottawa, exploring the city’s grittier side. Photographs would then be exhibited at the Ottawa CONNECT – Art and Photography Exhibit.

I handpicked five shots and sent them to Mike Young, one of the judges.

A few days later, he informed me that he had chosen three of my pictures: Inuksuk on the Ottawa River, Braiding at the Aboriginal Solstice Festival and Ottawa Prorogation Rally. These shots will join the 23 images to be enlarged, framed, and hung in the gallery.

Needless to say I was pretty flattered and I welcomed the opportunity.

On Thursday August 4, I went to the opening at the Fall Down Gallery, at 288 Bank St. I fell in love with the place and art exhibited. It was vibrant, meaningful, quirky and welcoming.

And of course, seeing my pictures hung besides other great artists and photographers made me blush!

The show runs until August 27, come have a look if you are around Ottawa.

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