CLIENT ACQUISITIONS: Cindy Stelmackowich & Rosalie Favell
This evening is the vernissage for the City of Ottawa’s new acquisitions of work by local artists. Two clients, Cindy Stelmackowich and Rosalie Favell are part of the list of esteemed artists that will be added to the city’s art collection. This year’s show is titled LONGEVITY and will be on view until January 7. 2018.
WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2017 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
WHERE: City Hall Art Gallery, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue West
Opening remarks by Jim Watson at 6:00 pm
Regular hours daily 9 am to 8 pm, including holidays.
FROM THE CITY HALL:
The exhibition title Longevity embodies the spirit of collecting with specific reference to the intentions behind collection activities: acquisition, documentation, display, preservation, and conservation. Artworks in the City of Ottawa Art Collection serve as meaningful records that help to define the cultural landscape of our region and are preserved for the enrichment of future generations. They act as reference points for specific events, quotidian contemplations and intangible notions of the past, present and of what is yet to come.
This exhibition highlights 71 additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection in 2017. Artworks are added to the Collection each year by way of a peer assessment process through purchase, donation and/or commission. This year, 60 artworks by 41 artists were purchased, six artworks were donated and five site-specific permanent public art commissions were completed.
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