Object // Project: Micro Art + Music Fair
Dec
15
to Dec 24

Object // Project: Micro Art + Music Fair

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Object // Project: Art + Music Fair

When: Friday, December 15 to Sunday, December 24, 2017
Where: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset Street West, Ottawa)
Opening Night: Friday, December 15 from 7-10 PM.
Exhibition: Runs until January 21, 2018

Opening Hours: During the fair, Possible Worlds will be open:
Saturday and Sundays 12-5 PM; Wednesdays to Fridays 6-9 PM; Christmas Eve 11-3 PM

Presented by Possible Worlds x Spins & Needles, Object // Project is a micro art and music fair, combining an exhibition, shop, music performances, and workshops.

This year-end event champions the work of progressive, emerging and diverse artists who are contributing to a renewed graphic and sound aesthetic in the city.  For lovers of all that is DIY, independently created and self-published.

On our gallery walls and in shop, find a curated selection of unique pieces for sale, installed for the event: art prints, illustrations, collage, photography, ceramics, zines, artist books, t-shirts, pins, cassettes and records. Music performances on opening night and as part of our Not Normal series will feature electronic and experimental live sets. Artist-run graphic art and print workshops will take place on weekends.

Come through and discover new objects, projects and performances that play with text, image and sound. Pick up some new and affordable art work and music for your own collection or as holiday gifts. 

Exhibition runs until January 21, 2018.

// PARTICIPATING EXHIBITING ARTISTS //

Remi Allen
Zara Ansar
Joi Arcand
Corrine Blouin
Danni-Rae Mistaken Chief
Sarah Dobbin
Hannah Dykes
Rachel Grey
Claudia Gutierrez
Olivia Johnston
Abigail Kashul
Rachel Lin
Mique Michelle
Aidan O’Keefe
Emmanuel Okot
Lindsay Naish
Natasha Place
Robin Richardson-Dupuis
Stephanie St-Jean Aubre
Amy Thompson
Piotr Pawlowski
Tafui
Guillermo Trejo

// PW WINDOW INSTALLATION // 

Electric Cheer Generator by Andrew O'Malley

// PARTICIPATING MUSIC PERFORMERS // 

Young Truck
Sheehan Jordan (loops, sloppy beats & slow burns)
Au Vol  (ambient, drone, experimentation)
Golden Eyes (beats, experimental tech)
With visuals by VJ Cinetik 

// WORKSHOPS // 
Future State Poster + Zine Jam (PWYC): Dec. 16
Geometric Star Lantern Jam (PWYC): Dec. 17
Handsilkscreened Holiday Cards ($30): Dec. 20
Register here: http://possibleworldsshop.com/workshops

Curated by Possible Worlds Co-Directors Melanie Yugo + Jason Pelletier

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Questions? Send us an e-mail at info@possibleworldsshop.com.

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Workshop: Future State Poster + Zine Jam (Drop-In)
Dec
16
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Future State Poster + Zine Jam (Drop-In)

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DATE: Saturday, December 16, 2017
TIME: 3:30-5:00 PM
PWYC, spaces are limited.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)

This event is PWYC; suggested $10. Spaces are limited. Register to ensure your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-future-state-poster-zine-jam-drop-in-tickets-41175363621 

DESCRIPTION

Part of Object//Project Micro Art + Music Fair

Come through before the holidays to our Future State Poster + Zine Jam to create typographic posters or zines that predict your version of what's coming up in the new year.  Responses can range from the personal to the political to humorous to controversial to cheerful to action-oriented. Pages will be later compiled to create a collaborative zine, Future State(ments), a publication experiement by PW. Participants who are interested receiving one will be asked to leave their e-mail address.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or call 613-791-1152.

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Workshop: Geometric Star Lantern Jam
Dec
17
3:30 PM15:30

Workshop: Geometric Star Lantern Jam

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DATE: Sunday, December 17, 2017
TIME: 3:30-5:00 PM
PWYC, spaces are limited.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)

This event is PWYC; suggested $10. Spaces are limited. Register to ensure your spot: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-geometric-star-lantern-jam-tickets-41175832022

DESCRIPTION

Part of Object//Project Micro Art + Music Fair

Come through before the holidays for an afternoon of creating geometric star lantern sculptures, inspired by paroles, star lanterns from the Philippines. A sculpture created from simple materials, hang it for the holidays or all-year round.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, or if this workshop is full and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or call 613-791-1152.

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Workshop: Handsilkscreened Holiday Cards
Dec
20
7:00 PM19:00

Workshop: Handsilkscreened Holiday Cards

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DATE: Wednesday, December 20, 2017
TIME: 7:00-9:00 PM
PRICE: $30 in advance (includes all materials). Spaces are limited.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
Registration is required. For all creative levels.

DESCRIPTION

Part of Object//Project Micro Art + Music Fair

Come through before the holidays for a fun night at our handsilkscreened holiday card workshop. In this special taster workshop, print your own set of holiday-themed greeting cards (up to 20) using our simple in-house designs. You'll be working in pairs, so consider signing up with a friend. Led by print artist Melanie Yugo.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GROUP BOOKINGS:
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com for bookings and group rates.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or call 613-791-1152.

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Not Normal | Experimental Music Night
Dec
21
to Dec 22

Not Normal | Experimental Music Night

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DATE: Thursday, December 21, 2017
TIME: 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
LOCATION: Black Squirrel Books (1073 Bank St., Ottawa)

Low Noise Productions and Possible Worlds present .. 

Not Normal, a monthly experimental / electronic event

Also part of Object//Project Micro Art + Music Fair

Featuring special guest live performances:

Sheehan Jordan (OTT) - loops, sloppy beats & slow burns
Au Vol (OTT)- ambient, drone, experimentation
Golden Eyes (OTT) - beats, experimental tech

Event is all ages / licensed
Starts at 9 pm - reduced cover before 10 pm / $7 after
At Black Squirrel Books (1073 Bank St)

PS Respect the space and the people who are attending. Racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia are not tolerated at our shows.

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SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

*Please register at least 5 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

*If dates are sold out, check out our Silkscreening 201 Workshop which combines Silkscreening 101 and more advanced techniques over two sessions. 

LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $139 (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for screens > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them 

Considered the go-to source for silkscreening (aka screenprinting) in Ottawa, participants have learned the process and possibilities of silkscreening in our Silkscreening 101 introductory workshop  as well as more advanced techniques in our Silkscreening 201 introductory x intermediate workshop since 2006, as part of our creative studio Spins & Needles.

Alumni have created handmade gifts, printed merchandise for their own independent businesses or bands, gone on to start their own businesses based on silkscreened products, have their work featured in art shows, or silkscreen for fun. No prior experience is needed. Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right.

We also supply selected materials such as mesh, squeegees, blank screens (wooden frames) and exposed screens with images of your choice, and from time to time, access to our micro studio for those who have taken the workshop. We also offer silkscreening workshop gift certificates that the recipient can redeem at any of our future workshops.

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-art director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com), recognized for her expertise in silkscreening and print education. Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts for over 10 years at National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Art Gallery, Algonquin College, and numerous high schools (e.g. Ashbury College, Cantebury High School) in Ottawa, as well as for arts and cultural festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: To encourage you to keep printing after the workshop, take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) or blank screen for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15 (taxes are additional).

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Be sure to look out for a second e-mail from us, approximately 5-10 days before the workshop, reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. We also host group taster sessions, ideal for school curricula, cultural institutions, staff retreats or parties, as well as special event and conference programming. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com to inquire about bookings and rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

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SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Feb
15
6:30 PM18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

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*Please register at least 5 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

*If dates are sold out, check out our Silkscreening 201 Workshop which combines Silkscreening 101 and more advanced techniques over two sessions. 

LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $139 (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for screens > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them 

Considered the go-to source for silkscreening (aka screenprinting) in Ottawa, participants have learned the process and possibilities of silkscreening in our Silkscreening 101 introductory workshop  as well as more advanced techniques in our Silkscreening 201 introductory x intermediate workshop since 2006, as part of our creative studio Spins & Needles.

Alumni have created handmade gifts, printed merchandise for their own independent businesses or bands, gone on to start their own businesses based on silkscreened products, have their work featured in art shows, or silkscreen for fun. No prior experience is needed. Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right.

We also supply selected materials such as mesh, squeegees, blank screens (wooden frames) and exposed screens with images of your choice, and from time to time, access to our micro studio for those who have taken the workshop. We also offer silkscreening workshop gift certificates that the recipient can redeem at any of our future workshops.

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-art director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com), recognized for her expertise in silkscreening and print education. Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts for over 10 years at National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Art Gallery, Algonquin College, and numerous high schools (e.g. Ashbury College, Cantebury High School) in Ottawa, as well as for arts and cultural festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: To encourage you to keep printing after the workshop, take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) or blank screen for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15 (taxes are additional).

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Be sure to look out for a second e-mail from us, approximately 5-10 days before the workshop, reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. We also host group taster sessions, ideal for school curricula, cultural institutions, staff retreats or parties, as well as special event and conference programming. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com to inquire about bookings and rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

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SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

*Please register at least 5 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

*If dates are sold out, check out our Silkscreening 201 Workshop which combines Silkscreening 101 and more advanced techniques over two sessions. 

LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $139 (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for screens > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them 

Considered the go-to source for silkscreening (aka screenprinting) in Ottawa, participants have learned the process and possibilities of silkscreening in our Silkscreening 101 introductory workshop  as well as more advanced techniques in our Silkscreening 201 introductory x intermediate workshop since 2006, as part of our creative studio Spins & Needles.

Alumni have created handmade gifts, printed merchandise for their own independent businesses or bands, gone on to start their own businesses based on silkscreened products, have their work featured in art shows, or silkscreen for fun. No prior experience is needed. Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right.

We also supply selected materials such as mesh, squeegees, blank screens (wooden frames) and exposed screens with images of your choice, and from time to time, access to our micro studio for those who have taken the workshop. We also offer silkscreening workshop gift certificates that the recipient can redeem at any of our future workshops.

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-art director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com), recognized for her expertise in silkscreening and print education. Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts for over 10 years at National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Art Gallery, Algonquin College, and numerous high schools (e.g. Ashbury College, Cantebury High School) in Ottawa, as well as for arts and cultural festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: To encourage you to keep printing after the workshop, take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) or blank screen for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15 (taxes are additional).

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Be sure to look out for a second e-mail from us, approximately 5-10 days before the workshop, reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. We also host group taster sessions, ideal for school curricula, cultural institutions, staff retreats or parties, as well as special event and conference programming. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com to inquire about bookings and rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

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Practice / Process 03: Graphic Art x Social Impact
Nov
28
6:30 PM18:30

Practice / Process 03: Graphic Art x Social Impact

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WHAT: PW Practice/Process 03: Graphic Art x Social Impact
WHERE: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset Street W.)
DATE: Tuesday, November 28, 2017
TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM

This event is PWYC with registration; suggested $10 at the door. Spaces are limited. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pw-practice-process-03-graphic-art-x-socialpolitical-impact-tickets-39815550383

Practice/Process is a new series of professional development meet ups for emerging artists, designers and other creative practitioners hosted by Possible Worlds.  We discuss a particular theme, focusing on the "what" of guest artists practices, and the "how" of their process.

For November, we’re focusing on graphic art and design with social, cultural and political impact. Guests will speak to their practices - ranging from print, graphic design,sculpture,and art education - and how they engage and expand dialogue with the issues of our times.

  • Guillermo Trejo - Print artist and instructor at the Ottawa School of Art
  • Valerie Yobé - Directrice of l’École Multidisciplinaire de l’Image at Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) and President, la tribu grafik.

This meetup is open to creative practitioners who are curious about learning more about contemporary graphic art and design viewed through social, cultural and political lenses, as well as various practices and forms including creation, curation, programming and education.

Practice/Process is PWYC with registration; suggested $10 at the door. Spaces are limited.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

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Guillermo Trejo is a Mexican Artist based in Ottawa. He completed his BFA at the National School of Painting, Sculpture and Engraving in Mexico City with a specialization in printmaking, and moved to Canada in 2007. The experience of immigration and distance has shaped Trejo's work. Since moving to Ottawa, he has earned an MFA from the University of Ottawa and has been an active member of the artistic community. He has exhibited at the Ottawa Art Gallery, Galerie Saw Gallery, and other artist-run centers across the country.

In 2014, Trejo participated in the Québec City Biennial and was shortlisted for the Ottawa RBC Emerging Artist Prize. He has been an Artist-in-Residence at Creative Fusion (Cleveland), and the International Symposium on Contemporary Art of Baie-Saint-Paul. In 2014, Guillermo also received the Young Artist FONCA (Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, Mexico) grant for Mexican Artists and a production grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. In addition, Trejo has worked as a research consultant for the National Gallery of Canada. He also teaches at the Ottawa School of Art (OSA) and directs OSA Editions, a project that invites local artists to create limited edition prints at the OSA print studio.

 

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Valerie Yobé has a PhD in Semiology and has been teaching as an associate professor in Graphic Design at l’École Multidisciplinaire de l’Image (ÉMI)  at the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), since 2001. After starting a career in advertising in Paris, she continued in graphic design in Quebec with clients in the social and cultural fields. She is an accredited DGA (designer graphique agréé) by the Société des Designers Graphiques du Québec (SDGQ), where she was elected to the Board of Directors in 2013. Last year, Yobé became the Directrice of l’École Multidisciplinaire de l’Image at UQO. 

In 2014, Yobé created the non for profit organization la tribu grafik. Through activities like curating, collaborative initiatives between practitioners, editorial projects, critical thinking, and workshops locally and overseas, la tribu grafik conceptualizes and produces research-creation projects that rethink the uses of design, decompartmentalize practices, and innovate socially and culturally. Yobé promotes the practice of and research in graphic design in order to make it a real object of knowledge.

This year, Yobé received a three year grant from Le Fonds de recherche du Québec – Société et culture (FRQSC),  to support the research and creation of a project called Graphisme Citoyen: pratiques artistiques et construction du lien social au sein de l’école primaire.

Please note artist Joi Arcand, originally scheduled for this edition, will be looking to join us for a future edition.

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We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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Reclaiming the Screen: Group Exhibition of Silkscreened Works
Nov
24
to Dec 10

Reclaiming the Screen: Group Exhibition of Silkscreened Works

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What: Reclaiming the Screen: Group Exhibition of Silkscreened Works
When: November 24 to December 10, 2017
Where: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
Opening Night: Friday, November 24, 2017, 7-10 PM, free and open to all.

To highlight 10+ years of our silkscreening education program and championing printed matter in Ottawa, Possible Worlds and Spins & Needles present Reclaiming the Screen from November 24 to December 10. 

Reclaiming the Screen is a group exhibition featuring works by selected Ottawa artists, illustrators, graphic designers, textile designers, photographers and VJs interpreted through the process of silkscreening. Each artist has participated in one of our silkscreening workshops over the last 10 years. Original prints and apparel by participating artists will be available for purchase.

Opening night: Friday, November 24, 2017 with beats by DJ Jason Skilz, artists in attendance + hands-on mini-silkscreening station.

More information about our silkscreening workshops, education programs, in-house publishing and graphic art services will be available during the exhibition. Artists, designers and other creatives are encouraged to get in touch to discuss projects.

Featuring the work of:
Tiffany April
Diane Bond
Hannah Dykes
Gary Franks
SAM
Chidima Nzakamulilo
Christos Panteiras
Piotr Pawlowski
Robin Richardson-Dupuis
Mana Rouholamini
Joyce Westrop

Organized/curated by Spins & Needles/Possible Worlds Co-Director + print educator Melanie Yugo

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council, as well as all those who have supported/participated in our silkscreening workshops over the last 10 years.

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Not Normal | Experimental Music Night
Nov
23
to Nov 24

Not Normal | Experimental Music Night

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DATE: Thursday, November 23, 2017
TIME: 9:00 PM - 12:00 AM
LOCATION: Black Squirrel Books (1073 Bank St., Ottawa)

Low Noise Productions and Possible Worlds present .. 

Not Normal - monthly Experimental / Electronic event

Feat. special guest live performances

Hard Science (OTT)
+
White Noises (UK) 
+
Jared Epp (OTT)


Hard Science (OTT)

Local modular and synth legend Arturo B Arturo aka Hard Science produces synth laced, dream pop at his home studio in Ottawa, ON. He also produces live visuals and music videos for artists in Canada and beyond! He has recently dropped his debut album called Dreaming in Stereo avaialble now on vinyl and digital release.

https://hardscience.bandcamp.com/album/dreaming-in-stereo
https://www.facebook.com/hardscienceav/
http://hardscience.ca/


White Noises (UK)

White Noises, aka Gregory White is an experimental electronic musician working between Ottawa (CA) and London (UK) - well known for his online tutorials and explorations of all things synth and modular. His recorded work explores the lush and experimental sides of synth.

https://www.youtube.com/whitenoises
https://gregwht.bandcamp.com/
www.gregory-white.co.uk.


Jared Epp (OTT)

Jared Epp is new to the scene and performing a noise / drone / synth set to open the night. 
Mixing elements of drone, ambient, noise and experimental with synth tones and found sound recordings. 

Https://jaredepp.bandcamp.com/


Event is all ages / licensed
starts at 9 pm - reduced cover before 10 pm / $7 after

At Black Squirrel Books (1073 Bank St)

PS respect the space and the people who are attending. Racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia are not tolerated at our shows.

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SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

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*Please register at least 5 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

*If dates are sold out, check out our Silkscreening 201 Workshop which combines Silkscreening 101 and more advanced techniques over two sessions. 

LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $139 (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for screens > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them 

Considered the go-to source for silkscreening (aka screenprinting) in Ottawa, participants have learned the process and possibilities of silkscreening in our Silkscreening 101 introductory workshop  as well as more advanced techniques in our Silkscreening 201 introductory x intermediate workshop since 2006, as part of our creative studio Spins & Needles.

Alumni have created handmade gifts, printed merchandise for their own independent businesses or bands, gone on to start their own businesses based on silkscreened products, have their work featured in art shows, or silkscreen for fun. No prior experience is needed. Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right.

We also supply selected materials such as mesh, squeegees, blank screens (wooden frames) and exposed screens with images of your choice, and from time to time, access to our micro studio for those who have taken the workshop. We also offer silkscreening workshop gift certificates that the recipient can redeem at any of our future workshops.

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-art director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com), recognized for her expertise in silkscreening and print education. Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts for over 10 years at National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Art Gallery, Algonquin College, and numerous high schools (e.g. Ashbury College, Cantebury High School) in Ottawa, as well as for arts and cultural festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: To encourage you to keep printing after the workshop, take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) or blank screen for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15 (taxes are additional).

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Be sure to look out for a second e-mail from us, approximately 5-10 days before the workshop, reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. We also host group taster sessions, ideal for school curricula, cultural institutions, staff retreats or parties, as well as special event and conference programming. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com to inquire about bookings and rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

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Practice / Process 02: Artists in Communities
Oct
26
6:30 PM18:30

Practice / Process 02: Artists in Communities

Photo credit : MIque Michelle

WHAT: PW Practice/Process 02: Artists in Communities
WHERE: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset Street W.)
DATE: Thursday, October 26, 2017
TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM

This event is PWYC with registration; suggested $10 at the door. Spaces are limited. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pw-practice-process-02-artists-in-communities-tickets-38704277536

Practice/Process is a new series of professional development meet ups for emerging artists, designers and other creative practitioners hosted by Possible Worlds.  We discuss a particular theme, focusing on the "what" of guest artists practices, and the "how" of their process.

This month, we’re focusing on artists working in various communities. They'll speak to their practices which include facilitating, educating, and mentoring, some with vulnerable communities, in Ottawa and beyond.

Guest speakers:

Speakers Mique Michelle and Mailyne Briggs both facilitate youth-centered visual art programming.  As a graffiti artist and Ottawa School of Art alumni, Mique’s work takes her to schools and communities throughout Ontario where she includes children and youth in the creation of collaborative mural projects.  Mailyne is the founder of social enterprise/creative studio  Dream.Love.Grow., and non-profit A.R.T (A Real Thought) In Action.  Her work at Dream.Love.Grow allows her to donate proceeds and creative services to local causes, while A.R.T In Action delivers programming to youth facing barriers in Ottawa and Nunavut. Stephanie Nadeau is Head of Ottawa Art Gallery's growing Public, Educational and Community Programs department, where she has advanced the Gallery’s commitment to accessibility by forging a programming and consultation partnership with Tangled Art + Disability, developed volunteer programming councils for both youth and older adults, instigated childcare during exhibition openings and events.

Beyond the experiences of our speakers, we’ll discuss various opportunities and resources to fund and sustain involvement within various communities.  This meetup is open to creative practitioners who are curious about working within different communities, as well as representatives from organizations interested in developing creative programming.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Photo credit : Jon Wesselink

Mique Michelle is a Franco-Ontarienne from Field whose nomadic journeys allow her to exercise her graffiti art from Northern Ontario to France. Through her travels and studies at the Ottawa School of Art, she has evolved as a mixed media artist and an active facilitator of the arts in Ottawa. Her work can be seen in galleries, public buildings, and in outdoor venues. Mique often includes youth to create with her in collaborative mural projects, as she remains a strong advocate for abolishing negative perceptions of graffiti and street art.

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Mailyne Briggs (aka Mai) is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist, photographer, video producer and entrepreneur. In 2007 she started Dream Love Grow Media, an arts-based social enterprise, which allocates proceeds and services to help local causes, charities and individuals in need. In 2014, Mai and a fellow artist dreamed up A Real Thought (A.R.T.) In Action and by 2015 the organization became a registered non-profit. A.R.T in Action provides free 12-week art workshops for youth facing barriers in Ottawa and Nunavut. Notable achievements in the organization's first two years include: paid mentorships for youth to start their own businesses; two satellite workshops in Arviat, Nunavut; three workshops with youth living with disabilities; a Canada150 collaboration that involved our youth showcasing their work in the Toronto Subway System; and now, a partnership with CNIB, an art workshop for blind and low vision youth.

Photo courtesy of Ottawa Art Gallery

Photo courtesy of Ottawa Art Gallery

Stephanie Nadeau is Head of Ottawa Art Gallery's growing Public, Educational and Community Programs department. She has more than doubled OAG’s public programming attendance by developing an expanded program of events, programs and projects that promote public engagement with the Gallery. Stephanie studied art at the Ontario College of Art and Design (BFA 2005) and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (MFA 2008), and brings previous professional programming experience from the Foreman Art Gallery of Bishop's University and The Banff Centre. She continues to foster ongoing mentorship opportunities in education and public programs, cultivating the OAG’s commitment to providing students with opportunities to develop professional skills in a not-for-profit arts environment. Her outreach into the community also includes serving on the Board of Directors of Being Studio (formerly H'art of Ottawa), an innovative visual art studio that facilitates creative opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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Collage Workshop: Portraits and Other Stories
Oct
19
6:30 PM18:30

Collage Workshop: Portraits and Other Stories

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// THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT - PLEASE E-MAIL INFO@POSSIBLEWORLDSSHOP.COM TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST //

Advance registration is required (no drop-ins). Spaces are limited. Click on the REGISTER button to reserve and purchase your spot.

DATE: Thursday, October 19, 2017
TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM
PRICE*: $35 (includes materials fee). Spaces are limited.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
AGES: 18+

*For this workshop, up to two spots will be offered at concession/reduced pricing of $20 (for students, recent graduates within the last year, or individuals on low-income). In all cases, proof of valid status is required at the time of purchase. Please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com if you are eligible for this pricing. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.

DESCRIPTION

Possible Worlds presents Portraits and Other Stories: an analog cut and paste workshop with collage artist Kristina Corre.

This workshop will encourage participants to explore Kristina's elegant, minimalist approach to the art of collage.  Along with her own techniques, creative process, and influences, Kristina will present the principles and elements of design and how to use these tools of composition to build up narratives and powerful portrait images from disparate parts.

Participants will collect images from Kristina's stash of National Geographics, free catalogs, architecture, gardening magazines, and more(!) then carefully cut, compose, and paste their findings to create minimalist collage stories.  Kristina will also introduce a the technique of embroidery on paper as an additional graphic element to collage.

By the end of the evening each participant will take home up to 3 complete works on 11x14” coldpressed fine art paper.

Participants are encouraged to bring a printout (up to 5x7”) of someone they would like to create a portrait with. All other materials will be provided.

BIOGRAPHY

Kristina Corre is an Ottawa-based artist and photographer who graduated with her M.Arch from Carleton in 2012. Architecture school taught her importance of narratives in image making and meticulousness in her craft. These two incredibly important lessons are currently driving her latest explorations into her Filipina identity with handcut collage.  

Follow her (nearly) daily collage practise on instagram.com/kristinasees

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or call 613-791-1152.

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SILKSCREENING 201 WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTORY + INTERMEDIATE LEVELS
Oct
12
to Oct 24

SILKSCREENING 201 WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTORY + INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

*Please register at least 5 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

DATES: Thursday, October 12, 2017, 6:30-10:30 PM and Tuesday, October 24, 2017, 6:30-10:30 PM (date change)
LENGTH: 2 sessions, 4 hours each (with 30 minute break) 
COST: $259 (all materials included) 
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa) 
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for one-colour and multiple-colour prints > Registration > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Colour mixing > Reusing your screens > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has led classes and workshops for over a decade on silkscreening and other graphic arts at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as for festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
 
Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right. 

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: Take a blank screen or one with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) for an additional $30 or a professional grade squeegee for $10. 

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Approximately 5-10 days before the workshop, be sure to look out for a second e-mail from us reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com for bookings and group rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

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Practice / Process 01: What is a Residency?
Sep
24
4:00 PM16:00

Practice / Process 01: What is a Residency?

WHAT: PW Practice/Process 01: What is a Residency?
WHERE: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset Street W.)
DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2017
TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM

Open to all creative levels and disciplines.

This event is PWYC with registration; suggested $10 at the door. Spaces are limited. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pw-practice-process-01-what-is-a-residency-tickets-37971893957

Practice/Process is a new series of professional development meet ups for emerging artists, designers and other creative practitioners hosted by Possible Worlds.  

This month, we’re focusing on residencies and hosting a discussion led by photo-based artist Olivia Johnston, painter Ryan Smeeton, and print artist and Possible Worlds co-founder Melanie Yugo. Other creatives who have participated in residencies are also invited to attend and share their experiences.

Drawing from their recent residency experiences in Senegal, Spain, and the Philippines respectively, Olivia, Ryan, and Melanie will share their insights on finding, applying for, and financing residencies, as well as managing time and projects while away, and how their practices have been informed by their residencies since coming home.

Regardless of where you are in your career, residencies are opportunities to dive into research, learn new techniques, make connections to larger art communities, and access resources, ideas, and landscapes unavailable at home. Whether you’re curious about the possibilities of residencies, or you have your own experiences to share, join us on Sunday September 24 to discuss how to make a residency happen, and how to make the most out of it once you’re there.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

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OLIVIA JOHNSTON is an artist based in Ottawa, Canada, and is currently the Photographic History Instructor at the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa. Her practice includes both photo-based and multi-media work, within which she is preoccupied by questions of art history, the photographic image, gender, individuality, vulnerability, and identity.

In 2017, Johnston was a finalist for the RBC Emerging Artist Award. Her work has been displayed nationally, including in Ottawa's Nuit Blanche, as a part of the City of Ottawa’s collection, and in the largest photography event in the world, the CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto. She has also shown her work internationally, in New York, NY; Portland, OR; Saint-Louis, Senegal; and London, England.

In March of 2016, Johnston attended a month-long residency at WAAW in Saint-Louis, Senegal. The work she produced while she was there will be part of a two-person exhibition with artist Shaya Ishaq entitled overcome/reconcile at the Ottawa Art Gallery in April of 2018.

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RYAN SMEETON is an artist based in Ottawa. He obtained his BFA from the University of Ottawa in 2011, and balances his time between a studio painting practice and creating site-specific murals. He most recently completed large mural commissions for the Canada Science and Technology Museum, the City of Ottawa, and Carleton University. His work takes on the purpose of presenting an alternate perspective of the world that is a median between our reality and an imagined one. In July 2015 he completed a month-long residency at La Postiza artist centre in the rural community of La Cueva, Spain.

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MELANIE YUGO is a Filipina-Canadian artist-researcher, educator, artistic director and cultural worker born in Toronto, now based in Ottawa, Canada. She co-founded and directs Possible Worlds, a gallery, shop, publisher and project space, as well as the multidisciplinary collective/studio Spins & Needles, recognized for its participatory art and music programming in non-traditional venues. As a print artist, Melanie specializes in silkscreening and Risograph printing in the form of prints and artist books, exploring themes of community, culture, identity and place. Melanie received a B.Sc. in Psychology from McGill University, an M.Sc. in Social and Cultural Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and completed summer studies in silkscreening at the School of Visual Arts.  

Melanie completed a research-based residency with 98B Collaboratory in Manila, Philippines in February 2017.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Sep
21
6:30 PM18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

*Please register at least 5 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

*If dates are sold out, check out our Silkscreening 201 Workshop which combines Silkscreening 101 and more advanced techniques over two sessions. 

LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $139 (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for screens > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them 

Considered the go-to source for silkscreening (aka screenprinting) in Ottawa, participants have learned the process and possibilities of silkscreening in our Silkscreening 101 introductory workshop  as well as more advanced techniques in our Silkscreening 201 introductory x intermediate workshop since 2006, as part of our creative studio Spins & Needles.

Alumni have created handmade gifts, printed merchandise for their own independent businesses or bands, gone on to start their own businesses based on silkscreened products, have their work featured in art shows, or silkscreen for fun. No prior experience is needed. Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right.

We also supply selected materials such as mesh, squeegees, blank screens (wooden frames) and exposed screens with images of your choice, and from time to time, access to our micro studio for those who have taken the workshop. We also offer silkscreening workshop gift certificates that the recipient can redeem at any of our future workshops.

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-art director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com), recognized for her expertise in silkscreening and print education. Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts for over 10 years at National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Art Gallery, Algonquin College, and numerous high schools (e.g. Ashbury College, Cantebury High School) in Ottawa, as well as for arts and cultural festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: To encourage you to keep printing after the workshop, take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) or blank screen for an additional $30 or a professional grade squeegee for $10 (taxes are additional).

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Be sure to look out for a second e-mail from us, approximately 5-10 days before the workshop, reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. We also host group taster sessions, ideal for school curricula, cultural institutions, staff retreats or parties, as well as special event and conference programming. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com to inquire about bookings and rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

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Possible Worlds: Record Swap + Guest DJs
Sep
17
1:00 PM13:00

Possible Worlds: Record Swap + Guest DJs

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DATE: Sunday, September 17, 2017
TIME: 1:00-5:00 PM
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
No cover, all ages

Drop by and bring some records and tapes to sell, swap or trade!

All genres welcome: funk, disco, house, techno, punk, metal, 80s, rock, goth, industrial, hip hop

If you have more than a few records to trade, let us know in advance at info@possibleworldsshop.com so we can make sure there is enough room. Maximum one box/crate per person.

Swap soundtrack provided by:
// VJ Daisy (Ghettoblast system)
// Seiiizmikk (Hottawa, Splash, Babely Shades)

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No Hard Feelings | Illustrations by Justine Wong (Toronto)
Sep
16
to Oct 18

No Hard Feelings | Illustrations by Justine Wong (Toronto)

The first exhibition this fall at Possible Worlds features the illustration work of Toronto-based artist Justine Wong ジャスティン ウォング

※日本語は下です。/ Japanese translation follows.

EXHIBITION: No Hard Feelings | Illustrations by Justine Wong (Toronto)
DATES: September 16 to October 4, 2017 (EXTENDED UNTIL OCTOBER 18)
OPENING/VERNISSAGE: Saturday, September 16, 12-5 PM (Part of PW's September Art x Music Weekend), free admission, welcome to all
MEMBERS AND FRIENDS NIGHT PREVIEW: Friday, September 15, 7-9 PM
CURATED BY: Melanie Yugo, PW Co-Director

No Hard Feelings is Justine Wong's love letter to Japan's seaside. Inspired by her time along the coasts of Japan, the work softly speaks in the language of the sea and comes into form with the land. Each landscape unfolds with the transitional conversations between the two elements, balancing and breaking onto each other to create safe spaces to house all that we feel.

"No Hard Feelings"
とは作家の日本の海沿いに向けて思いを込めたラブレター。日本の海岸で過ごした時間にインスピレーションをうけた作品は、海の言葉で優しく語りかけ、しだいに陸と一体になっていくかのよう。海と陸が調和し合い、ぶつかり合いながら、次第に私たちが感じること全てを包み込む穏やかな場を創り出すうつろいを表しています。

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Justine Wong, is a full-time freelance illustrator based in Toronto and sometimes Tokyo. She holds a Bachelor of Design, Illustration & Graphic Design from OCAD University. Her selected clients include: Wieden & Kennedy, On She Goes, Lucky PeachThe Walrus, Aeon Japan Ltd.Co, Literary Review of Canada, Glow, Ace Camps, Abokichi, Today's Parent, Canadian Living, That's Shanghai!, Kyoto Journal, House & Home, Hong Kong Food Crawlers, Bento Box, Uncle Tetsu.

She is the creator of the project '21 Days in Japan: An Illustrative Study on Japanese Cuisine', consisting of 100 paintings of her meals throughout Japan. She is also a dedicated member of Lunchroom, a creative collective and co-working space based in Toronto where members practice and learn new ways to rebuild the way we cook and eat together.

For more of the artist's works, head here.

For sales or inquiries, contact at info@possibleworldsshop.com

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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MUSIC PRODUCER MEETUP AND EXCHANGE
Sep
10
4:00 PM16:00

MUSIC PRODUCER MEETUP AND EXCHANGE

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MUSIC PRODUCER MEET UP AND EXCHANGE

DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2017
TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)

Local musician Sheehan Jordan - part of The Tenenbaums punk band, one half of the Ducc Töys duo, and previously a Possible Worlds intern -  is back from Asia!

He'll be leading this meetup and will show his latest pedal chain and new effects.

His talk will be followed by an open jam: bring a synth or piece of music gear and plug into our board and speakers.

// About PW Music Producer Meetup and Exchange //

The Producer meet up and exchange series is open to all - from beginners to long time producers and electronic artists, using software or hardware. The purpose is to provide a platform and opportunity to network and meet others interested in electronic music producing, writing, recording and performing.

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2017 Zine Dream
Aug
20
12:00 PM12:00

2017 Zine Dream

Possible Worlds will be participating in Zine Dream in Toronto, which is turning 10 this year! 

Over 100 exhibitors of self published books, comics, music, zines, hand made crafts, prints & much more! We will have a selection of artist books, zines, prints, vinyl, t-shirts, pins and other art objects from our space. Come by our table and say hi!

One day only. The event is PWYC and will take place on Sunday, August 20th at the Polish Combatants' Hall, 206 Beverley Street.

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Transmit // Summer Live Sets
Aug
18
to Aug 19

Transmit // Summer Live Sets

Low Noise Productions presents ... Transmit 

A night of experimental x electronic x synth x noise featuring live sets by Low Noise artists from Ottawa, Montreal and Moncton:

ANOME [Low Noise - Moncton]
STAN K [Low Noise / It Stinks - MTL]
TRANSMIT VS. INTANGERINES [Low Noise - OTT]
+ DJ GOZZ (CHUO / One Extreme to Another)

ANOME
https://lownoiseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/anome-brutal-burial
https://lownoiseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/anome-inner-war

STAN K
https://lownoiseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/stan-k-first-point-ep

TRANSMIT VS. INTAGERINES
https://lownoiseproductions.bandcamp.com/track/the-passage-of-time
https://lownoiseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/transmit-never-understand-ep
https://lownoiseproductions.bandcamp.com/album/intangerines-killer-parents

Cover $8 / PWYC
starts 9 PM
Possible Worlds
708G Somerset St. West / top floor

 

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PW RISOGRAPH PRINT PIZZA PARTY - POSTPONED
Aug
17
5:30 PM17:30

PW RISOGRAPH PRINT PIZZA PARTY - POSTPONED

PW RISOGRAPH PRINTING PIZZA PARTY - please note this event has been postponed to a later date - thanks!
DATE: Thursday, August 17, 2017, 5:30-8:30 PM
COST: $25 + processing fee + taxes ($20 for full-time students, artists and individuals with low-income - must show proof with valid ID or documentation)
LOCATION: Carleton University Art Gallery (St. Patrick's Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive)

  • Create a page with your own artwork for a collaborative zine printed on the Risograph
  • Each participant will receive one copy of the zine
  • Price includes two slices of pizza, can of pop, and all materials
  • Space is limited. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.

Come through CUAG for a printing pizza party! Against the backdrop of the current CUAG show, Open Edition, we'll spend a laid-back evening eating pizza and making pages for a collaboratively-produced zine. We'll then print the pages using our Risograph machine, a stencil duplicator which outputs prints that have a silkscreened aeshetic and can be used to produce artwork such as zines, posters, album covers, artist books and more.

Inspired by Open Edition's theme of looking back and looking forward, participants will be asked to explore ideas of the past, the present, and the future.

All materials, two slices of pizza and can of pop are included in the price. Each person will receive one copy of the zine for pick up at Possible Worlds. This printing pizza party is open to all creative levels.

Part of PW's mobile print studio taking place in different public spaces around the city. In addition to a printing pizza party, look out for our first Risograph 101 Workshop and a publishing summer camp.

FACILITATOR: Melanie Yugo, print artist and co-director of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com), whose Risograph and silkscreening work is part of Open Edition. Melanie has developed programming and led workshops on graphic art, most notably silkscreening, at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as across Canada, and internationally. She has researched and written on the resurgence of the Risograph machine for various publications, curated shows featuring Risograph work through the series Prints & Inks, and has interviewed and visited the studios of many leading Risograph printers around the world.

DIRECTIONS TO CUAG: Please note this workshop takes place at Carleton University Art Gallery (St. Patrick's Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive). CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator. Please note the temporary entrance to the St. Patrick’s Building during construction. See the Visiting tab and Directions on the web site for a map and details as the tunnel-level and main entrances to the St. Patrick’s Building (which houses CUAG) are temporarily closed due to construction.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops. We also host group taster sessions, ideal for school curricula, cultural institutions, staff retreats or parties, as well as special event and conference programming. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com to inquire about bookings and rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

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DIY PUBLISHING SUMMER CAMP - POSTPONED
Aug
12
to Aug 13

DIY PUBLISHING SUMMER CAMP - POSTPONED

This summer, PW will be hosting a mobile print studio in different public spaces around the city. Watch out for a Risograph 101 Workshop, a publishing summer camp, a printing pizza party and more!

DIY Publishing Summer Camp - Please note event has been postponed to a later date - thanks!

  • Special two-session intensive summer camp
  • Learn about DIY publishing, from formats to design to printing to binding, culminating in a collaborative artist book/zine to take away
  • Add to your creative tool box and get hands-on with techniques such as simple silkscreening, Risograph printing and saddle stitch binding, all in one weekend
  • Includes all materials
  • Space is limited, open to all creative levels.

LENGTH: Two sessions, 4.5 hours each
DATES AND TIMES: Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13, 12:30-5:00 PM each day
PRICE: $195 + taxes, 10% off for PW Members at the Contributor level or above, includes all materials
LOCATION: Carleton University Art Gallery (St. Patrick's Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive)

PW presents a special workshop series: Learn about the basics of DIY publishing in this two-day intensive summer camp. We'll cover formats, design, printing, and binding, culminating in a collaborative zine with your own silkscreened cover and discussion on how to share your work. This camp will take place against the backdrop of the current CUAG exhibition focusing on print, Open Edition.

In the first session, participants will study contemporary artist books and zines from around the world, assemble their own analogue pages using collage, text and drawings, and experiment with paper stencil silkscreening to create cover pages.

In the second session, participants will focus on editing and page sequencing, printing and reproduction using the Risograph machine, collating pages from all participants, and simple binding techniques to put the collaborative zine together. Information for how to share works will also be discussed.

All materials will be provided, or you may bring your own art making materials (e.g. markers, ink and brushes, pencils, magazines, collage materials, etc.). Open to all creative levels.

Facilitated by Melanie Yugo, print artist and co-director of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com), whose Risograph and silkscreening work is part of Open Edition. Melanie has developed programming and led workshops on graphic art, most notably silkscreening, at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as across Canada, and internationally. She has researched and written on the resurgence of the Risograph machine for various publications, curated print and artist book shows through the series Prints & Inks, and has interviewed and visited the studios of dozens of leading printers around the world.

Please note this workshop takes place at Carleton University Art Gallery (St. Patrick's Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive). CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator. Please note the temporary entrance to the St. Patrick’s Building during construction. See the Visiting tab and Directions on the web site for a map and details as the tunnel-level and main entrances to the St. Patrick’s Building (which houses CUAG) are temporarily closed due to construction.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops. We also host group taster sessions, ideal for school curricula, cultural institutions, staff retreats or parties, as well as special event and conference programming. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com to inquire about bookings and rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

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RISOGRAPH 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Jul
30
1:30 PM13:30

RISOGRAPH 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

This summer, PW will be hosting a mobile print studio in different public spaces around the city. Watch out for a Risograph 101 Workshop, a publishing summer camp, a printing pizza party and more!

RISOGRAPH 101 WORKSHOP

LENGTH: 3 hours
DATE: Sunday, July 30, 2017, 1:30-4:30 PM
COST: $85 + taxes, 10% off for PW Members at the Contributor level or above
LOCATION: Carleton University Art Gallery (St. Patrick's Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive)

In this new workshop, learn about the basics of Risograph printing, including process and format, and create your own two-colour Risograph prints. The workshop will take place against the backdrop of the current CUAG exhibition focusing on print, Open Edition.

The workshop will begin with a brief overview of the print process, the resurgence of the Risograph machine within graphic art and design circles, and examples of work from international print artists and on view at Open Edition. You'll then work with cut-outs, collages, drawings and text to create your own artwork. Each participant gets to print one design in two colours x 10 copies.

All materials will be provided, or you may bring your own art making materials (e.g. markers, ink and brushes, pencils, collage materials, etc.). Open to all creative levels.

Facilitated by Melanie Yugo, print artist and co-director of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com), whose Risograph and silkscreening work is part of Open Edition. Melanie has developed programming and led workshops on graphic art, most notably silkscreening, at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as across Canada, and internationally. She has researched and written on the resurgence of the Risograph machine for various publications, curated shows featuring Risograph work through the series Prints & Inks, and has interviewed and visited the studios of dozens of leading Risograph printers around the world.

Please note this workshop takes place at Carleton University Art Gallery (St. Patrick's Building, 1125 Colonel By Drive). CUAG is an accessible space, with barrier-free washrooms and elevator. Please note the temporary entrance to the St. Patrick’s Building during construction. See the Visiting tab and Directions on the web site for a map and details as the tunnel-level and main entrances to the St. Patrick’s Building (which houses CUAG) are temporarily closed due to construction.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops. We also host group taster sessions, ideal for school curricula, cultural institutions, staff retreats or parties, as well as special event and conference programming. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com to inquire about bookings and rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

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Jul
20
to Jul 27

SILKSCREENING 201 WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTORY + INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

SELECT YOUR DATE FROM THE DROP-DOWN LIST BELOW.

*Please register at least 5 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

LENGTH: 2 sessions, 4 hours each (with 30 minute break) 
DATES: Tuesdays or Thursday evenings from 6:30-10:30 PM, select from the drop down list below
COST: $259 (all materials included) 
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa) 
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for one-colour and multiple-colour prints > Registration > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Colour mixing > Reusing your screens > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has led classes and workshops for over a decade on silkscreening and other graphic arts at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as for festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
 
Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right. 

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: Take a blank screen or one with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15. Buy both for $35.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Approximately 5-10 days before the workshop, be sure to look out for a second e-mail from us reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com for bookings and group rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

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Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

SELECT YOUR DATE FROM THE DROP-DOWN LIST BELOW.

 *Please register at least 5 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

*If dates are sold out, check out our Silkscreening 201 Workshop which combines Silkscreening 101 and more advanced techniques over two sessions. 

LENGTH: 4 hours
DATES: Select date from the drop-down list of various dates
COST: $139 (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for screens > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them 

Considered the go-to source for silkscreening (aka screenprinting) in Ottawa, participants have learned the process and possibilities of silkscreening in our Silkscreening 101 introductory workshop  as well as more advanced techniques in our Silkscreening 201 introductory x intermediate workshop since 2006, as part of our creative studio Spins & Needles.

Alumni have created handmade gifts, printed merchandise for their own independent businesses or bands, gone on to start their own businesses based on silkscreened products, have their work featured in art shows, or silkscreen for fun. No prior experience is needed. Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right.

We also supply selected materials such as mesh, squeegees, blank screens (wooden frames) and exposed screens with images of your choice, and from time to time, access to our micro studio for those who have taken the workshop. We also offer silkscreening workshop gift certificates that the recipient can redeem at any of our future workshops.

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-art director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com), recognized for her expertise in silkscreening and print education. Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts for over 10 years at National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Art Gallery, Algonquin College, and numerous high schools (e.g. Ashbury College, Cantebury High School) in Ottawa, as well as for arts and cultural festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: To encourage you to keep printing after the workshop, take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) or blank screen for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15 (taxes are additional).

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Be sure to look out for a second e-mail from us, approximately 5-10 days before the workshop, reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. We also host group taster sessions, ideal for school curricula, cultural institutions, staff retreats or parties, as well as special event and conference programming. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com to inquire about bookings and rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

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Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Learn How to DJ with Vinyl Workshop

DATE: Thursday, June 8, 2017
TIME: 7:00-9:00 PM
PRICE: $45 + taxes (spaces are limited); 10% off for PW Members at the Contributor level and above; student / concession pricing available (see below)*
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa) 
18+, for all creative levels

*For this workshop, two spots are being offered at concession/reduced pricing of $45 (for artists, students or individuals with low-income). In all cases, proof of valid status is required at the time of purchase. Please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com if you are eligible for this pricing. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.

Join Possible Worlds Co-Director/DJ Jason Skilz and DJ Kurt Yates in this introductory workshop. You'll explore the basics to get started playing vinyl from a DJ perspective, from learning about equipment to techniques to programming to the roots of DJ culture, to then applying your new knowledge on the decks.

Based on the idea of turntables as instruments, Jason and Kurt will take participants through: 

  • An overview of the roots of DJ culture
  • Essential equipment for DJing (turntables and DJ mixer) and how to use each
  • Selection and care of records
  • Beat matching, tempo control, mixing tracks, playing with sound
  • Programming and selection of tracks
  • Blending your first 1-2 songs on the decks.

Facilitators: Ottawa-based DJ Kurt Yates and Possible Worlds Co-Director/DJ Jason Skilz have been spinning and collecting records, each for over 15 years.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or call 613-791-1152.

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May
16
6:30 PM18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

SELECT YOUR DATE FROM THE DROP-DOWN LIST BELOW.

Date

 *Please register at least 5 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

*If dates are sold out, check out our Silkscreening 201 Workshop which combines Silkscreening 101 and more advanced techniques over two sessions. 

LENGTH: 4 hours
DATES: Select date from the drop-down list of various dates
COST: $139 (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for screens > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them 

Considered the go-to source for silkscreening (aka screenprinting) in Ottawa, participants have learned the process and possibilities of silkscreening in our Silkscreening 101 introductory workshop  as well as more advanced techniques in our Silkscreening 201 introductory x intermediate workshop since 2006, as part of our creative studio Spins & Needles.

Alumni have created handmade gifts, printed merchandise for their own independent businesses or bands, gone on to start their own businesses based on silkscreened products, have their work featured in art shows, or silkscreen for fun. No prior experience is needed. Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right.

We also supply selected materials such as mesh, squeegees, blank screens (wooden frames) and exposed screens with images of your choice, and from time to time, access to our micro studio for those who have taken the workshop. We also offer silkscreening workshop gift certificates that the recipient can redeem at any of our future workshops.

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-art director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com), recognized for her expertise in silkscreening and print education. Melanie has led classes and workshops on silkscreening and other graphic arts for over 10 years at National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa Art Gallery, Algonquin College, and numerous high schools (e.g. Ashbury College, Cantebury High School) in Ottawa, as well as for arts and cultural festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: To encourage you to keep printing after the workshop, take your screen with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) or blank screen for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15 (taxes are additional).

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Be sure to look out for a second e-mail from us, approximately 5-10 days before the workshop, reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. We also host group taster sessions, ideal for school curricula, cultural institutions, staff retreats or parties, as well as special event and conference programming. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com to inquire about bookings and rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

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May
9
to May 23

SILKSCREENING 201 WORKSHOP: INTRODUCTORY + INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

SELECT YOUR DATE FROM THE DROP-DOWN LIST BELOW.

Date

*Please register at least 5 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

LENGTH: 2 sessions, 4 hours each (with 30 minute break) 
DATES: Tuesdays or Thursday evenings from 6:30-10:30 PM, select from the drop down list below
COST: $259 (all materials included) 
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa) 
WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: > Knowledge to build your own screen > Basics of designing art for one-colour and multiple-colour prints > Registration > Differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work > Colour mixing > Reusing your screens > Printing techniques > Small art prints or prints on fabric items you've brought with you > How to set up a print area at home or a studio > Checklist of materials and where to buy them

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has led classes and workshops for over a decade on silkscreening and other graphic arts at Algonquin College, Ottawa Art Gallery, National Gallery of Canada, as well as for festivals and institutions in the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
 
Spaces are limited per workshop (up to 4 participants) to ensure you personally get the technique right. 

SILKSCREENING STARTER SET: Take a blank screen or one with your own image (designed in advance of the workshop) for an additional $25 or a professional grade squeegee for $15. Buy both for $35.

CONFIRMATION E-MAILS
After we receive payment, you will receive an e-mail confirming your purchase and therefore your registration. 

Approximately 5-10 days before the workshop, be sure to look out for a second e-mail from us reminding you about the upcoming workshop as well as important workshop preparation information (make sure to check your spam/junk folder). If you do not receive this second e-mail, don't hesitate to e-mail us indicating so.

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

GIFT CERTIFICATES
If you’re looking for a unique gift, give the gift of a new creative skill and a spot in a Silkscreening 101 or 201 workshop. Gift certificates are available and can be purchased in-shop or online.

GROUP BOOKINGS
We can accommodate group workshops of over 4 participants. E-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com for bookings and group rates.

QUESTIONS? Contact us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or 613-791-1152.

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MUSIC PRODUCER MEETUP AND EXCHANGE
May
7
4:00 PM16:00

MUSIC PRODUCER MEETUP AND EXCHANGE

MUSIC PRODUCER MEET UP AND EXCHANGE

DATE: Sunday, May 7, 4-6 PM
TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM
PRICE: PWYW; suggested donation of $5-10
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)

TOPIC: Special guest speaker / presentation / demo from John Emond (Monde Sounds) will discuss how he got into synths and launched his own local synth company!

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Background on Monde Synthesizer

Monde Synthesizer was started in 2009 by Ottawa-based John Emond. John brings 35 years experience in the high technology industry along with 40 years of experience in electronic music. Monde Synthesizer's Eurorack modules and controllers are a blend of precision electrical engineering, ergonomic and artistic design, and musical sensibility. These products provide:

- Analog signal paths coupled with microcontroller driven user interfaces;
- Convenient, carefully thought-out normalization features;
- Skiff friendliness using SMD technology; and
- Unique, elegant control panel design.

Proudly designed and manufactured in Ottawa, the birthplace of the voltage-controlled synthesizer.

www.mondesynthesizer.com

About PW Music Producer Meetup and Exchange
The PW Producer Meetup and Exchange series is a way to connect and network with like minded producers and electronic musicians and sound artists. The series features discussions and presentations of gear, equipment, technique and processes - whether it be software or hardware, conceptual or actual.

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May
3
6:30 PM18:30

Graphic Art Meetup #1: Visual Storytelling

Advance registration is required. Click on the REGISTER button to purchase and guarantee your spot.

DATE: Wednesday, May 3, 2017
TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM
PRICE: $10; PWYW for PW Members (limited spots available) 
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)

Possible Worlds presents the first in our PW Graphic Art Meetups, mixing artist talks with networking, resource sharing and micro projects.

In this first Graphic Art Meetup, we’ll focus on visual storytelling - from zines to graphic novels - exploring how approaches to storytelling change when narrative is brought into a visual field.  

The first part of the Meetup will feature artist talks by emerging Ottawa-based artists Abigail Kashul and Rachel Gray. Abigail, co-organizer of the Ottawa Zine Off, will discuss her own zine work as well as the origin of zine culture and its political and social relevance today. Rachel will discuss the potential of the graphic novel form, and will share learnings from the process of creating her own illustrated book, Jess.

The second part of the Meetup will feature a hands-on micro project led by Abigail and Rachel. Participants will be encouraged to explore their own voice in the creation of a 6-page zine.  Information about how to assemble, reproduce and share their completed zine work will also be provided.

BIOGRAPHIES

Rachel Gray holds a BA in English from King's College/ Dalhousie University and a BFA from the University of Ottawa. She is a writer, photographer and artist based in Ottawa ON. She is the recipient of the Foshee Poetry Prize, and the Paradigm Prize for her work in the 2016 graduation show, Ode. She is a co-creator of Love, Dear Love an interdisciplinary show which featured her large scale paintings debuting in 2016. She was awarded the city of Ottawa’s Youth in Culture grant to complete the first section of her graphic novel Jess.

Website: www.rachelelizabethgray.com
Instagram: @halfacoffee

Abigail Kashul attended Nova Scotia College of Art and Design and is an artist based in Ottawa. She is the co organizer of the Ottawa Zine Off and has been illustrating and printing zines since 2013. She also makes music under the name waterbabies. She is currently working on a upcoming LP with funding from the Ottawa’s Youth in Culture grant.

Instagram: @waterbaebies

TERMS OF SERVICE AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Spots are non-refundable. By purchasing a spot or having someone purchase a spot for you, you also agree to our terms of service and cancellation policy.

QUESTIONS?
If you have any questions, or if this workshop is sold out and you would like to be put on a waiting list, please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com or call 613-791-1152.

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Desposorio | New Images by Pedro Isztin (Ottawa)
Apr
28
to Jun 4

Desposorio | New Images by Pedro Isztin (Ottawa)

EXHIBITION: Desposorio | Images by Pedro Isztin
DATES: April 28 to June 4, 2017 (EXTENDED)
OPENING/VERNISSAGE: April 28, 7-10 PM, artist in attendance
CURATED BY: Melanie Yugo, Possible Worlds Co-Director
Limited edition prints published by Possible Worlds available for purchase throughout the duration of the show. For sales or inquiries, contact at info@possibleworldsshop.com

"I met my grandmother Desposorio on a visit to Colombia with my mother and siblings when I was four years old. Desposorio played the tiple guitar, typical of Colombia, and sang in her younger days. 'The way we are connected right now will change, we won't be united like this forever.' I remember that Desposorio's words felt mysterious and sad.
Years later I told my mother about the memory I had of my grandmother’s reaction at the airport as we were leaving, how she had been crying, and held her hand to cover some of her face in sadness, as if she had known it be would be the last time she would see us. When I remember my grandmother I know she was the one who taught me the connection between change and death."

Possible Worlds presents the works of photographer Pedro Isztin (Ottawa) in Desposorio, a series of images taken from around the world exploring themes of mystery, transformation and death.

Travelling through Peru, Mexico, Indonesia, Hungary, India, Tanzania, and Cuba, Isztin used a Holga plastic lens camera to capture experiences that felt like dreams, or memories of dreams, and places never to be returned to again. In addition to the Holga's quality of imperfections and randomness, Isztin challenged himself to spend more time absorbing and reflecting on the life around him by placing limitations on the amount of film he brought and the number of photographs he took of the people and places encountered. He often did not know the results of his efforts until the film was developed at home.

For the show, Isztin's photos have been further altered through the Risograph printing machine as a tool to move his photography practice from traditional to transformative. By experimenting with the Risograph, he both highlights and simplifies the images in order to draw out and distill the symbolism in them, pairing red as a metaphor for the great life force, and blue to represent the spiritual, mysterious transformation, ethereal, liminal space of death.  
 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Choosing subjects from around the world, Isztin’s work portrays a sympathetic connection to nature and humanity. His intimate portraits reveal landscapes with “spirit” and “human nature that is, wherever you may find it, by definition universal.”*

Pedro’s photographs reflect the richness of his diverse heritage. Born in 1964 to a Colombian mother and Hungarian father, Isztin lives in Ottawa, Canada. His recent work explores monolithic structures, (in the series Remains), inner life and outer world, (the installation Sami), the subtlety of a human gesture, (Nuance), and studies of land and humankind’s influence on nature (in The River, Study of Structure and Form, and The Glade).

The River debuted at Ottawa’s City Hall Gallery, in the Fall of 2012 in conjunction with Ottawa’s Photography Festival X and Nuit Blanche. In 2017, the book “The River” will be released, showcasing the series in it’s entirety.

Pedro has received various awards to support the creation of his projects, including an Ontario Arts Council Award, 2006, and a Canada Council For the Arts: Photography Project Grant, 1999. Isztin’s work has been exhibited internationally and featured in photography books, Full of Grace, 2006, New York, and magazines such as Contact Sheet, #148, 2008, Syracuse, NY, Private, #37, 2007, Italy, and Ottawa’s Guerilla, #17, Vol 5, 2008. His work is represented by Wallack Galleries and is also in the permanent collection of the Canada Council Art Bank and The City of Ottawa’s Fine Art collection.

*  Line Dezainde, Pedro Isztin: L’insatiable quête du destin, trans. Lisa Poushinsky, Voir.ca, #21, Décembre 2006. “…où qu’il soit, la nature humaine étant par définition universelle.”

For more of the artist's works, head here.

We would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council, an agency of the Government of Ontario.

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Apr
22
1:00 PM13:00

2017 Record Store Day

This Saturday we’ll be serving up our version of Record Store Day 2017: discovering new music, DJ skill-sharing and meeting up with likeminded music peeps. 

Come through for:
> Special discounts on our curated selection of new and used vinyl in shop
> DJ mixing demos using Serato and Traktor
> Jam with fellow DJs and sound artists
> Local DJs providing a soundtrack of techno, house, noise, experimental, punk, synth, noise and more. 

RSD2017 at Possible Worlds
Saturday, April 21, 1-5 PM
708G Somerset Street West, top floor

FREE ENTRY AND OPEN TO ALL.

 

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Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Workshop: Taxes 101 for Creatives

Possible Worlds presents the first of a series of professional development sessions throughout the year that cover the administrative, technology, and business side of being a creative professional.

Just in time for tax season, join Denise Hutchison, CPB, of Ottawa Bookkeeping Services in this introductory workshop on taxes for emerging artists, designers, illustrators and other creative professionals in Ottawa-Gatineau.

We’ll go through taxes from a creative’s point of view, from exploring and reporting the various sources of income for artists and creative professionals, highlighting tax credits and deductions that are unique to you, how to upkeep and organize your financials throughout the year, and making sure you’re starting off your creative endeavour on the right foot.

The goal for you to leave anxiety-free with a solid foundation of how to file and increase your understanding of how the tax system works.

Suitable for beginners who are unsure how to deal with their taxes (but also welcome to established creatives who need a refresher).

Reserve your spot via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/taxes-101-for-creatives-tickets-33489825971. This inaugural session is pay what you want with limited space available.

PW would like to acknowledge funding support from the Ontario Arts Council.

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