Bear-WitnessOAG celebrates commissioned artworks in the new front courtyard of its expansion
The Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG) invites the public to an open-air art presentation. On Friday December 15th, the soon-to-be-opened OAG Expansion at 50 Mackenzie King Bridge will be the sight of a spectacular projection of a new commissioned work by local artist Bear Witness.
What: OAG LIT UP! An outdoor public celebration of art at OAG
When: Friday December 15, 4 PM to 7 PM
Where: 50 Mackenzie King Bridge (at the intersection of Waller Street), OAG Expansion front courtyard
Who: General Public, FREE
The night will include the projection of the artwork Of Buffalo, Bears, and Indian Scouts on the facade of the new OAG cube by Bear Witness and an accompanying DJ set by the JUNO winner. We will also be celebrating the large-scale interactive light installation Ascension by The Latest Artists, which will soon be mounted on the Mackenzie King Bridge wall.
Join artists and the OAG team as we celebrate progress of the Ottawa Art Gallery expansion, an Ottawa 2017 legacy project, and get ready for its inauguration! Be part of the festivities under the heated tents and enjoy festive food, drinks, participatory artworks and performances.
Guests will also have a chance to view and purchase OAG’s catalogue Àdisòkàmagan / Nous connaître un peu nous-mêmes / We’ll all become stories; the gorgeous companion publication to OAG’s upcoming inaugural exhibition draws together a broad selection of curators, artists, writers, art historians and community members to generate the most extensive and multilayered exploration of the region’s art history and contemporary production to date.
For more information, please contact:
Public and Media Relations Manager
Ottawa Art Gallery