Minto Suite Hotel | 187 Lyon St. North
The Minto Suites Hotel exhibition space is located at 187 Lyon St. north, just at the beginning of the concourse on the main floor. These display case measures 53” in height, 191” in length, and 14” in depth and offers access to a high traffic up scale business and vacation traveler clientele.
Hamid Ayoub will be showcasing a selection of his acrylic on canvas paintings from December 3, 2014 to February 4, 2015.
Artist Statement Hamid Ayoub Throughout my journey as an artist, I have discovered great thematic support in the “Humanities”. Inspired by the field, I strive to contribute without reservation to the global arts community, immaterial of political, racial, religious or gender considerations by respecting and regarding the human spirit. As a youth, I participated in many activities that introduced me to an appreciation of volunteerism and unconditionally helping others. All the while I continued to cultivate my artistic career and relentlessly pursued painting and drawing throughout secondary school. Personal circumstances temporarily limited my pursuit of the fine arts, however due to my determination and desire to create; I achieved post-secondary success and in 1991, graduated with honors in Textile Design and Printing. Before and after graduation I explored the theme of “civilization”. Influenced by African arts and traditions, I found myself expressing this theme using warm colours (earth tones) to create a symbiotic relationship between movement and stability. Using nature and human interaction as a template, I illustrated my thoughts and feelings through the individual use of oil, acrylic, watercolour and the development of a variety of techniques. The canvas reflected civilization as I witnessed it. As an artist, I have expanded my creative repertoire to include the use of bright colours to enhance and communicate the joy and dynamism of the subjects illustrated in my paintings. Through the use of colours, I strive to reflect the beauty and continuity of the human soul. This beauty continues to be of the utmost importance in this day and age.
Primecorp Display Windows | Corner of Bank St. and Somerset St.
The Primecorp exhibit space is located at 275 Bank Street, ‘physically’ at the north east corner of Bank St. and Somerset St., just east of Gabriel’s Pizza Restaurant. This exhibit space consists of three, bay style, display windows. Each window measures 120” in width, 87” in height and 14” in depth and offers a streetscape viewing access to the public at a very high traffic zone.
Shirley Yik will be showcasing her work at the Primecorp exhibit space from December 2, 2014 to February 3, 2015
Shirley Yik Artist Statement Our environment affects our behavior, which in turn affects our environment. My work examines this circularity by exploring the way we organize, what we value, the choices we make, and our relationship with nature. Underlying my work is a desire to understand and make sense of the world we created. Each piece of work is like a journal entry: recording, refining, reflecting, and sharing my thoughts.
Canadian Tire | 330 Coventry Rd.
The Canadian Tire exhibition space is the newest addition, located at 330 Coventry Road in Ottawa. The exhibition space allows OSA Students, OSA Instructors and general OSA Members, from both the By Ward campus and Orleans campus to exhibit artworks for the general public to view and purchase. The location of the store is a great tie between the By Ward Campus and the Orleans Campus as it is located between both schools.
David Houlton’s work will be on display at the Canadian Tire exhibit space from December 2, 2014 to February 3, 2015.
DAVID W. HOULTON
Following graduation from the Ottawa School of Art Diploma Programme as a mature student, I have been the recipient of numerous prizes – a study grant from Bell Canada, Best in Show awards from Loomis, Wallack’s and Artguise as well as awards through the Ottawa Art Association and the Glebe Fine Arts show. My work is shown regularly at Rothwell Art Gallery, Ottawa Little Theatre Foyer Gallery and the Ottawa School of Art. This spring, I was the featured artist at Francesco’s, Rothwell Gallery and the Glebe Fine Arts Show and the season closed with Ottawa Art Expo 2014. My work can best be described as “romantic expressionism” in nature and colour. The objective is to create a still life of plants and flowers together with figure studies that are a presence, not a background. Inspiration is taken from Michelangelo’s quote, “All good paintings start with the figure”. These living things create a joy and excitement all their own. My work is the creative force of both drawing and painting; I cannot separate an image from a combination of both. You will see this in my work as I move from the drawing process to painting. This process is often repeated over and over in layers. e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org web site: www.ottawaartassoc.ca