The end is finally in sight after a long year of study at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO). It has been a challenging year full of learning, heart ache and deep consideration about why it’s important to dedicate my efforts to making art and what’s important enough to me to warrant the effort.
I would be most pleased if you would join me at SPAO’s End-of-Year Exhibition, to see, not only what I have produced, but also the work of the talented and dedicated students of all ages.
SPAO 12. End-of-Year Exhibition 168 Dalhousie St between Cathcart and Bruyere. Sunday April 23rd from 11-5 Tuesday April 25th from 12-6 Wednesday April 26 from 12-6 Thursday April 27 from 12-6 Friday Aril 28th from 12-4
SPAO at the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, Toronto
Vernissage: May 4, 2017, 4-8PM
May 4 – 13, 2017
For the first time ever, the work of 50 Ottawa-based photographic artists will be on display, as a part of the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival! This historic exhibition will take place in Toronto at Arta Gallery at 14 Distillery Lane.
For this exhibition, the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa (SPAO) has curated a show that merges work from Exhibition No. 12 with work by alumni, staff and faculty from the school’s 12-year history. The City of Ottawa has graciously opened their collection and archive in order to realize this important celebration. The City has a long history of collecting the work of SPAO students, alumni, staff, and faculty as a part of its Direct Purchase Program, and many of the works featured in this exhibition will be from the City’s collection.
Each artist in this exhibition has produced their own individualized work that draws from traditional and contemporary photographic techniques and ideas. Established to advance knowledge, creativity, and innovation in photography, SPAO is a not-for-profit photographic-arts school and a registered private career college in Ottawa, Canada.