It Takes a Community to Save a River

It started with a conversation between artists, our gallery and Ottawa Riverkeeper. "Let's each paint a piece of art and help raise awareness and funds to keep our waters clean." Clocktower Brew Pub stepped in and generously offered their fine food and pumpkin ale.

On October 8th, 2015, we opened Point of View by Canadian Art Collective's David Lidbetter, Stewart Jones, Laurie de Camillis, and Peter Rotter. The evening was lively; the mood, jovial and the art, breathtaking. Four "points of view" of the Ottawa River near Champlain Bridge were exhibited on our feature wall. All four sold and just over $8200 was raised for Ottawa Riverkeeper. 

We are so grateful to each of our generous artists, the collaborative spirit of the fine folks at Clocktower Brew Pub (thanks, James and crew), Ottawa Riverkeeper and to our neighbours and friends. YOU have all had a part in this and for that, we are thankful.

We've shared a clip of the evening. Point of View - Canadian landscapes from the perspective of four artists - ends today.

Patricia Barr, Director