It’s a game changing idea – and it’s here in Wellington West for our annual street party! Tastes of Wellington West is proud to present a curated collection of one of a kind street art and performance that you will not find anywhere else: Community Supported Art Ottawa. Let them entertain you on Saturday, September 16th!
Running East to West there’s so many great performances to catch during Tastes of Wellington West. At the eastern gateway of Somerset Square you’ll find Allan André who will be live painting an original piece of artwork right here in Wellington West! Winner of the Ottawa Regional Championship Art Battle Canada National, André’s works are an amazing interplay of light and dark, evoking the glimmer life from the contrasts of abstraction. He is a force to be reckoned with – a performance not to be missed!
At the Hintonburg Community Centre you can contribute to the continuing story of Wellington West! Art in Jest’s Brenda Dunn will be facilitating and illustrating your Hintonburg or Wellington Village story – along with some very special guests – so be sure to add your two cents worth to the ongoing history of Wellington West! The created art will be on display at the Hintonburg Community Centre after the event to keep the connection, the conversation and the community building, going!
What about adding a bit more colour to your world? Sally Lee Sheeks will be hosting a participatory mural at Parkdale Park! Sheeks’ work focuses on natural history, landscape, juxtaposition and precision. Come help her simple, subtle illustration weave the poetry of Parkdale Park and Wellington West!
*Image from Kitchissippi Times
You caught them at The Happening – and now they’re back for more! THUNK!Theatre is going to be whipping up a recipe for community! Join Geoff McBride and Karen Balcome as they “explore the boundaries of performance and audience interaction” as the Kitchissippi Times described their last performance in Wellington West – Bread! This time they’ve cooked up some interactive poetry performances that will have you in stitches!
If you’re more of the toe tapping, finger snapping, get in the groove kind of mood – then head over to the Ottawa Bagel Shop where Keir Knight and Jesse Stewart will help you feel the rhythm with their music and dance performance! Reflective of the neighbourhood, as all the art performances will be, this one will really move you.
And keep your eyes peeled for the Cellar Door Project. They’ve been learning all about the history of Wellington Village and Hintonburg and they have created a special project just for Tastes of Wellington West! This is your chance to participate in what has been described as “well-crafted, site specific theatre”!
More details about all of these fabulous performances will be coming your way soon – so stay tuned Ottawa!