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Josie DeMeo at Lunasole

Josie DeMeo at Lunasole January 8th – February 19th

“Celebrating the old and the new country”,

works in watercolour and acrylic.

Josie De Meo is our current  solo artist at the Lunasole Bestro.

The show runs from January 8th to February 19th, 2019.

Josie is a very active and long time member of Arteast.

Volunteering on all fronts, at one point taking a term as

president of the organization.

Today, Josie volunteers, teaches art and paints on a full

time bases . She,” loves what is out of the ordinary, trying new techniques, mediums and subjects



In accordance with article 8.13 of the Arteast Bylaws, you are hereby notified of the Annual General meeting to be held on Tuesday January 22rd 2019 at 19:00 hrs (7:00 pm), in room 340 at 255 Centrum Blvd. in Orleans.

Your attendance is very important as the corporation of Arteast requires the presence of a minimum of 20 members to conduct general business. The AGM will be followed by the Grow With Art presentation by Charlene Lau Ahier: “Working from Life: Tapping into the Experience.”


JANUARY 22, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

255 Centrum Blvd., Orleans,

Room 340

1.       Call to order and welcome.

2.       Approval of 2019 Annual General Meeting Agenda.

3.       Approval of 24 January 2018 Annual General Meeting minutes (attached)

4.       President’s Annual Report (attached)

5.       Treasurer’s Report and 3year Projected Budget (attached).

6.       Election of new Treasurer to the Board:  Treasurer– Candidate:  Dorothy Zorn

7.       Updates and Announcements from Lead Coordinators.

8.       Other Business – motions from the floor by members.

9.       Close of Official Meeting and Commencement of Program.


Annual General Meeting/

 L’Assemblée générale annuelle

and a  presentation in English  by Charlene Lau Ahier

Working from Life:  Tapping into the Experience

 a slide presentation and talk about some of her creative goals and interests and the work that has come out of that.  The talk will explore ways of balancing impulse, intention, and curiosity, when working from life and direct observation. The artist will suggest various attitudes and ways of thinking about interpreting reality which encourage open-ended exploration

Artist Charlene Lau Ahier’s demonstration at the National Gallery Canada
Photo of Charlene Lau Ahier

on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 AGM at  7:00, Presentation follows

Le mardi 22 janvier 2019, AGA à 19 h et la présentation à 19:40 h

at 255 Centrum Blvd.  Room 340, Orléans

255 boul. Centrum, salle 340, Orléans (ON)

Biography – Charlene Lau Ahier

Born in Canada, Charlene Lau Ahier has lived and worked abroad in both the United States and France. She studied Aerospace Engineering at the University of Toronto, a background which has always stimulated a kind of visual questioning of the world around her.

She studied painting in New York and France, in the ateliers of realist painters Jeremy Lipking, David Leffel and Rita Natarova. This was followed by an apprenticeship in Paris with H. Craig Hanna and an intensive studio program in Italy with Alex Kanevsky. While living and studying in Paris, she encountered a deep connection with works spanning centuries of history. These diverse influences range from masters Rembrandt and Titian to modern painters Rothko, Uglow, Freud, Borremans and Richter, all of whose works share an enigmatic presence.

Painting and drawing extensively from life, her work includes compelling portraits and hauntingly beautiful figures that reflect an inner movement of the spirit, often restless but caught in the stillness of the moment. The work hints at the hidden world of thoughts and emotions. Frequently experimenting in a variety of techniques, the common threads in her work are a sense of reflection and longing.

Her work can be found in private collections in the United States, Great Britain, New Zealand, and France. She currently resides in Ottawa.

Colourful Impressions
10 January – 14 March 2019

St Laurent Library exhibition Hamid Pirvali

Hamid Pirvali

St-Laurent Library, in conjunction with Arteast, is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by local artist Hamid Pirvali. This solo show is titled Living in a Parallel World and runs from January 4 to March 29, 2019.

The artist paints a variety of subjects from landscapes to city structures to portraits.  What is important to him is being pulled to the subject and being able to “live it” while painting.  The pieces in this collection represent some of his favourite memories.  Hamid works in oil and in acrylic.

This is a unique opportunity for the public to enjoy, encourage and support artists in their local community as well as the St-Laurent Library.

Location: St-Laurent branch of the Ottawa Public Library, 515 Côté Street , Ottawa K1K 0Z8

Hours: Monday to Thursday: 10:00 – 8:30, Friday: 1:00 – 6:00, Saturday: 10:00- 5:00, Sunday:  closed

That was Lunch

  November 24, 2018 to January 26th, 2019

Blackburn Hamlet Library

Contact: Art Coordinator Jessie Parker

The Blackburn Library in conjunction with Arteast is proud to present an exhibition of Richard titled “Nature and its Creatures”

This exhibit provides two different styles of artwork on large canvases.

·         In the “Adult Area” you will find natural landscapes presented in realistic and contemporary styles.  These paintings provide the viewer with a close-up view of trees and wooded areas.

·         In the “Children’s Area” you will find fantasy and everyday animals portrayed in a naïve style.  These colourful paintings depict playful creatures in everyday settings and hopefully provide the viewer with a smile.

 This is a unique opportunity for the public to enjoy, encourage and support local artists in their community as well as engaging with the Blackburn Library.

Blackburn Hamlet Library branch of the Ottawa Public Library,       
199 Glenpark Dr. Ottawa K1B 5B8.
Mon. through Thurs. 10 – 8:30. Friday 1 – 6:00 and Sat. 10 – 5.  Closed Sunday.

 Elevation Pictures has a new film coming to theatres titled At Eternity’s Gate, a movie about the final days of painter Vincent van Gogh.
The film is directed by Julian Schnabel with star studded cast featuring Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen

Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate is a journey inside the world and mind of a person who, despite skepticism, ridicule and illness, created some of the world’s most beloved and stunning works of art. This is not a forensic biography, but rather scenes based on Vincent van Gogh’s (Academy Award® Nominee Willem Dafoe) letters, common agreement about events in his life that present as facts, hearsay, and moments that are just plain invented.

 AT ETERNITY’S GATE will open in Ottawa at the ByTowne Cinema on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 2018.

Arteast Awards Winners 2017 – Gagnants de prix 2017The public is invited to an opening reception for ARTEAST Awards Winners 2017 – Gagnants de prix 2017, the latest show to be presented by ARTEAST. The reception will take place on Sunday, October 21, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the ground floor of the Shenkman Arts Centre, 245 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans.
This exhibition will present 13 works of the award winners from the 36th edition of the Arteast Juried Awards Exhibition which was held at the St. Laurent Complex in 2017. It will showcase the varied media that Arteast members employ and are representative of the high quality of work produced by its membership. Awards were conferred for the most outstanding works submitted in various categories on diverse themes.
Music will be performed by “A’Chord East”.
Arteast a le plaisir de présenter les travaux des membres d’Arteast gagnants de Prix 2017 dans une exposition à la Promenade Arteast du Centre des Arts Shenkman à Orléans.
Le public est invité au vernissage de l’exposition Arteast « Awards Winners 2017 – Gagnants de Prix 2017 », par les membres d’Arteast. La réception aura lieu le dimanche 21 octobre, de 13h à 15h, niveau 1 au Centre des Arts Shenkman, 245 boul. Centrum à Orléans.
13 artistes, récipiendaires de prix gagnés lors de la 36ème édition de l’exposition par jury pour prix d’Arteast en 2017, présenteront leurs œuvres. Celles-ci englobent plusieurs médiums et styles différents, représentatifs de la grande qualité des travaux produits par les membres d’Arteast.
Musique par « A’Chord East »