Did you know that we are turning 135 years old?
It is the Ottawa School of Art’s pleasure to invite you to our 135th Fundraising Anniversary Event. Guided by our motto “Teaching art to everyone”, OSA has been Ottawa’s leading centre for visual arts education in the region since 1879. In honour of this amazing night, we would very much appreciate your attendance to our memorable event.
In this, our 9th year of hosting our annual fundraiser, the 135th Anniversary Event has a target of raising $20,000 and much needed promotion for our Bursary Program. As a not for profit school, OSA provides barrier-free art classes to hundreds of students each year through our Bursary Program. Please join us and demonstrate a commitment to art education and culture in Ottawa. Studying visual art provides unique ways of knowing, doing, being, and learning for all students. We need your support to help us enrich the lives of students in need by providing them with quality art instruction taught by professional artists.
Want to know how it all happened?
Save the date : May 8th, 2014 135th Anniversary Event
The Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre (GCTC) 1233 rue Wellington St West/Ouest, Ottawa,
18 h 30, Tickets/Billets $45
Special Guest speaker
Michael Burgess is one of Canada’s most distinguished actors and singers with award winning performances in theatre, film and television. His major theatre credits include the role of Jean Valjean in Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre (Dora Award Nomination), the tenth Anniversary Concert at Royal Albert Hall, London, England; the Narrator in Blood Brothers in Blood Brothers with David Cassidy (Royal Alexandra Theatre, Toronto), and Man of La Mancha. Besides appearing off Broadway, Michael has appeared with the Stratford Festival, the National Arts Centre, to name a few venues, and has appeared in many television and film productions. Michael starred in his own Gemini Award Winning CBC-TV Special, ‘Michael Burgess at Massey Hall’. A recording artist, Michael has two CDs, ‘A Place in the Sun’, and ‘Angels in the Snow’. Michael received both the Queens’ Golden Jubilee and the Diamond Jubilee Medal, along the Distinguished Canadian Leadership Award from the University of Ottawa. On February 6, 2013, Michael Burgess was induced into the Order of Ontario. Michael’s passionate commitment to charitable organizations matches his stellar performance career.
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Honoured Guests include
Have a look at some of the spectacular Silent Auction items up for bid at the 135th Anniversary Event including VIA Rail Tickets, a Christopher Griffin Painting, a private tour of the Ottawa/Gatineau Hills, and much much more!