PW EMERGING ARTIST SERIES EXHIBITION: Digital Epoch // New Works by Aidan O'Keeffe (ottawa)
Sep
21
to Oct 3

PW EMERGING ARTIST SERIES EXHIBITION: Digital Epoch // New Works by Aidan O'Keeffe (ottawa)

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PW EMERGING ARTIST SERIES: Digital Epoch

EXHIBITION: Digital Epoch // New Works by Aidan O’Keeffe (Ottawa, CA)

DATES: Friday September 21 to Wednesday October 3, 2018

OPENING/VERNISSAGE: Friday, September 21, 7-10 PM, free admission, welcome to all

CURATED BY: Laura Pollard and Melanie Yugo

EDITIONS: Limited editions of the the artist’s digital works will be available for purchase.


SHOW DESCRIPTION

Possible Worlds is pleased to present our first exhibition of this fall season, part of a series highlighting Ottawa-Gatineau based emerging graphic artists.

In Digital Epoch, the first solo show of his work, emerging artist Aidan O’Keeffe reflects on the spectrum of experiences we have with technology and the internet. Through his digital body of colourful and abstract artwork, O’Keeffe's pieces grapple with a society that praises technology even while it causes us to feel anxious and alone in our daily lives.

Using his computer, a tablet and readily-available software or apps as his canvas, and a mouse, stylus or fingertip as his brush, O’Keeffe moves back and forth between carefully applied digital lines and shapes to more gestural strokes in the style of action painting to experiments with colour gradients. In doing so, O’Keeffe tries to express the contemporary paradox of feeling lonely and interconnected at the same time, drawing from his own emotions, as well as the interactions with and experiences of technology that both he and others have had.

Throughout his own life O’Keeffe has struggled with technology addiction, often finding it hard to find a balance between usefulness and excess, and his participation in “digital life” and “real life.”

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Aidan O'Keeffe (b. 1997) is an Ottawa-based, self-taught artist creating digital art, paintings and mixed media works. He is currently completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Ottawa. He finds inspiration in graphic design, the city, and the wide range of human emotions we all encounter in our own journeys. In his work, he translates his and others’ experiences with contemporary life into abstracted images, driven by his interest in the ways lines, shapes, and colour interact.

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Silkscreening 101 Workshop - Introductory // October 2, 2018
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Silkscreening 101 Workshop - Introductory // October 2, 2018

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** Please note that we are currently redesigning our Silkscreening 101 and 201 Workshops, to be launched in November 2018. Pricing and workshop description may change.

*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: $145 (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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Silkscreening 101 Workshop - Introductory // October 30, 2018
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Silkscreening 101 Workshop - Introductory // October 30, 2018

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** Please note that we are currently redesigning our Silkscreening 101 and 201 Workshops, to be launched in November 2018. Pricing and workshop description may change.

*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: $145 (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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Jul
5
to Jul 8

2018 Toronto Art Book Fair

 

POSSIBLE WORLDS
AT TORONTO ART BOOK FAIR

Thursday July 5 to Sunday July 8

Possible Worlds is excited to be presenting at the 3rd edition of the Toronto Art Book Fair, a free public festival that celebrates and explores artists' books and printed matter. 

Drop by Possible Worlds' table to see our latest artist editions, ranging from prints to cassettes to vinyl to zines to artist books to apparel. 

Taking place July 5 - 8 at Chinatown Centre Mall (222 Spadina Avenue), TOABF 2018 will feature curated exhibitions, installations, Canadian and international exhibitors, and community programming that includes panel discussions, readings, talks, launches, and workshops.

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EXHIBITION: Print Culture with Ottawa Art Gallery // PW Reception: June 22
May
31
to Jul 1

EXHIBITION: Print Culture with Ottawa Art Gallery // PW Reception: June 22

PRINT CULTURE

EXHIBITION: Print Culture
DATES: May 31 to July 1, 2018
OPENING/VERNISSAGE: Ottawa Art Gallery: May 31, 2018 and Possible Worlds: June 22, 2018, free admission, welcome to all
CURATED BY: Melanie Yugo (Possible Worlds) and Stephanie Germano (Ottawa Art Gallery)

This exhibition highlights an emerging print scene that is developing in Ottawa-Gatineau. The printed image remains prevalent in contemporary culture; in an increasingly digital era, these regional artists choose to integrate analog printmaking techniques into their image-making practice. The selected artworks emphasize the varied forms of printmaking used by these artists, such as silk screening, woodcut and etching, as well as the tools and processes they use in the production and design of their work.

This exhibition is collaboration between Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St W) and the Ottawa Art Gallery. Works will be shown at both locations and we encourage the public to visit both sites to experience the whole of the exhibition. In line with the medium’s history of accessibility and social engagement, a series of print workshops will be hosted during the length of the exhibition.

ARTISTS
Stéphanie St-Jean Aubre, Melissa Blackman, Chayle Cook, Stephen Frew, Deidre Hierlihy, Robert Hinchley, Mana Rouholamini, Anne Wanda Tessier and Joyce Westrop.. 

IMAGE CREDIT
Mana Rouholaimini

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EXHIBITION: RUB // Illustrated Works by Brie Moreno (London, UK)
May
4
to May 26

EXHIBITION: RUB // Illustrated Works by Brie Moreno (London, UK)

RUB

EXHIBITION: Rub // Drawings by Brie Moreno (London, UK / Ottawa, CA)
DATES: May 4 to 26, 2018
OPENING/VERNISSAGE: May 4, 2018, 7-9 PM, free admission, welcome to all
CURATED BY: Melanie Yugo (Possible Worlds Co-Director)

ARTIST TALK: Brie Moreno and and Joe Kessler (Breakdown Press, London, UK), May 17, 7-9 PM, Possible Worlds


NEW ARTIST EDITION

We are pleased to debut on the occasion of the show a special new artist edition by Brie Moreno. Produced by Possible Worlds in an edition of 25, handsilkscreened in-house and available for purchase.


Possible Worlds is pleased to host Rub, the first solo exhibition of Ottawa-born, London based illustrator Brie Moreno

In Rub, vignettes of strong, leading female figures in psychedelic and mutated otherworlds command the page. Accompanied by human or animal sidekicks, these “superheroines” appear at ease in their environments, from conversing with colourful pterygota, to scaling ladders and tall trees wearing used nylons and Issey Miyake Pleats Please. The characters are playful, yet at the same time exude poise, confidence and power. 

Working in her bedroom getaway, Moreno's illustrations are made with felt tip marker on newsprint, an homage to analog techniques and folk art. Emphasizing the temporality or non-existence of these worlds, the drawings appear to warp and crinkle, and with time will fade away.

Rub showcases Moreno's drawings in her latest zine of the same name, soon to be released by Zurich-based independent publishing house, Nieves

ARTIST STATEMENT

She rubbed out all of her mistakes.
She’s rubbing her drowsy lids, lathered in royal blue.
He’s rubbing his Bichon Frise behind the ears.
Their bodies rubbed and rubbed and rubbed.
Her Miu Mius rubbed her ankles red and raw. 

Used nylons, archive Issey Miyake Pleats Please, juicy grapes and their vines, poise, anxiety, and colourful pterygotas are just some of the ingredients found in many of the recipes produced in my work. Each illustration is made with felt tip on newsprint, as to allude to nostalgia. The drawings warp and crinkle and with time will fade away… the excitement of the implications of time. One can observe vignettes of individuals bursting like a mudpot driven by nerves and zeal. Surrounded in lush patterns and green landscapes, the individuals hold their head high and dazzle through a tense grin, because why not?

 

ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

Brie Moreno (b. 1994) grew up in Ottawa and currently lives in London, England. Her work has been exhibited at Printed Matter in New York as well as at the Galerie du Jour - agnès b in Paris. She has worked with Art Gallery of Ontario, Bloomberg Businessweek, Novembre Magazine, Lagon Revue, Breakdown Press and Nieves Books. 

Website: www.briemoreno.com / Instagram: @boogerbrie

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Not Normal | Experimental Music Night
Apr
26
to Apr 27

Not Normal | Experimental Music Night

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DATE: Thursday, April 26, 2018
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

Featuring special guest live performances by:


Guests / live sets by -

Paraphonique (Low Noise Productions) 
Cape Moss
Wellington

Visuals by VJ Cinetik

Black Squirrel Books
All ages / liscensed with ID
Starts at 9 PM
Cover $5 before 10 pm / $7 after

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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Apr
22
1:30 PM13:30

RISOGRAPH 101 WORKSHOP // APRIL 22

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RISOGRAPH 101 WORKSHOP

LENGTH: 3 hours
DATE: Sunday April 22, 2018
COST: $90 + taxes, 10% off for PW Members at the Contributor level or above
LOCATION: Possible Worlds Studio 2 (Centretown/Chinatown, Ottawa, directions will be provided once you register)

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 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. 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). 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.

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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SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL
Apr
12
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: $145 (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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Mar
25
1:30 PM13:30

RISOGRAPH 101 WORKSHOP // MARCH 25

RISOGRAPH 101 WORKSHOP

LENGTH: 3 hours
DATE: Sunday March 25, 2018
COST: $90 + taxes, 10% off for PW Members at the Contributor level or above
LOCATION: Possible Worlds Studio 2 (Centretown/Chinatown, Ottawa, directions will be provided once you register)

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 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. 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). 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.

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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Not Normal | Experimental Music Night
Mar
22
to Mar 23

Not Normal | Experimental Music Night

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DATE: Thursday, March 22, 2018
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

Featuring special guest live performances by:

White Noises (UK / Ottawa / Low Noise Prod)
Simon Labelle (Hull / Reservoir / Fau Mardi)
Sid Frank (Ottawa)

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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EXHIBITION x BOOK LAUNCH: Realms II
Mar
16
to Apr 29

EXHIBITION x BOOK LAUNCH: Realms II

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REALMS II

EXHIBITION X BOOK LAUNCH: Realms II
DATES: March 16 to April 29, 2018
OPENING/VERNISSAGE: March 16, 2018, 7-10 PM, free admission, welcome to all
CURATED BY: Guest curator Jon Vaughn (Saskatoon, Canada)

ARTISTS

Aisha Franz (Germany)
Emmanuelle Pidoux (France)
Francois Van Damme (Belgium)
Frederic Fleury (France) 
Jon Chandler (USA) 
Jon Vaughn (Canada) 
Juli Majer (Canada) 
Kinya Hanada (Japan) 
Lasse Wandschneider (Germany)
Lomé Lu (France) 
Loic Doussin (France) 
Marc Hennes (Germany)
Nicolas Nadé (France) 
Patrick Kyle (Canada) 
Pia-Mélissa Laroche (France)
Ruo Han Wang (Germany)
Sretan Bor (Croatia) 
Tetsunori Tawaraya (Japan) 
Tim Romanowsky (Germany)
Tristan Pernet (France) 
Tylor Macmillon (Canada)
Vincent Fritz (Germany)
Zigendemonic (Ukraine/Germany) 


NEW ARTIST EDITION

We are also pleased to debut on the occasion of the show a special new artist edition by curator Jon Vaughn and participating artist Patrick Kyle (Toronto, Canada). Produced by Possible Worlds in an edition of 60 and available for purchase, this Risograph print is the result of a drawing collaboration between Vaughn and Kyle created via email correspondence.


OPENING NIGHT

Date: Friday, March 16, 2018, 7- 10 PM
Live music set by Jared Epp
Launch of Realms II anthology, available for purchase in shop and online
Free admission and welcome to all


ABOUT REALMS II

Realms II is a project that brings together 100 artists across the pages of a book and a travelling exhibition of works. It shines a light on the work of emerging creative talent in contemporary print, illustration, digital drawing and comic arts from across the globe. Curated by Canadian visual and music artist Jon Vaughn, the first stop of this travelling exhibition will be at Possible Worlds.

For its premiere in Ottawa, Realms II will feature prints by 23 emerging artists from eight countries who are consistently producing fresh and engaging work. Each artist was invited by the curator to create pieces that reflect or comment on imaginative, personal or intimate universes. These spaces are fictional, abstract or representational and tend to define them as individuals or what they call ‘home’. The curator's inspiration for exploring this area came from an interest both in science fiction and fantasy art, as well as to focus on the contexts that artists create, rather than the characters and subjects which tend to dominate them. 

While drawing is often the trajectory for the works, the artists express themselves in a multitude of ways using a diverse range of media: risograph, silkscreen and ink, or by digital methods. Sometimes fragments form the basis of the pieces in an abstract collage, while other artists dissect and reassemble parts of drawings to make challenging montages. Abstraction, cartooning and illustration share equal space in the Realms II book and exhibition.  

Possible Worlds will also play host to the launch of the Realms II anthology, a companion publication which features the illustrative work of the 100+ artists who have contributed to this project.

This exhibition marks the first showing of work by each participating artist in Ottawa or in Canada.

CURATORIAL STATEMENT

I believe the imagination has a power of invention that can rigorously challenge notions of knowledge and perception. Artists experience massively overpowering and deeply internal microscopic visions that can be like an axis crossing from the largest to smallest things. Powered by the imagination, these visions can transcend our biological limitations and show us worlds beyond our visual spectrum, as well as provide permutations and combinations of all worlds in numerous ways. Realms II seeks to open a space for those visions, and champions artists whose visionary gifts are fearless, obsessive and unapologetically unique. 

CURATOR BIOGRAPHY

Jon Vaughn was born in Saskatoon and holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Saskatchewan in Art History. In addition to visual art, he is also involved in a range of other creative pursuits including curation, design, screen-printing, music performance and production, and publishing. A noted electronic musician, Vaughn’s collage style often has the precision and range of digital art while also maintaining a hand-made quality. His work has been exhibited, performed, and distributed locally (AKA artist-run 2014, BAM 2015, Art Placement 2015), nationally (Regina, Vancouver, Montreal, Winnipeg), and internationally (England, France, Italy, Belgium, Argentina, Bulgaria, Germany, the United States). Vaughn is editor-in-chief at Ecstasy Editions.

ABOUT THE REALMS PROJECT

The first Realms exhibition launched in 2010 in Saskatoon, Canada, and was guest curator Jon Vaughn's major undertaking as a curator of visual art. In 2017, he invited no less than 100 artists from around the world to create work that reflected their imaginative, personal or intimate universes. Realms II is a culmination of this invitation, a collection of hundreds of prints, larger originals and smaller drawings by members of the Canadian and international independent graphic arts community. The Realms II project was first exhibited at Gordon Snelgrove Gallery in Saskatoon in January 2018. Vaughn is currently planning a few variations of the Realms II exhibition, expanding across Canada and beyond.

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PW Record Swap
Feb
25
1:00 PM13:00

PW Record Swap

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DATE: Sunday, February 25, 2018
TIME: 1:00-5:00 PM
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
No cover, all ages

We are inviting the local record community into the shop for a small swap and used record sale on Feb 25th!

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

Have some vinyl that your no longer into? Or looking to trade. Bring in your wax to trade or sell. 

If you have a crate or more to bring please contact us in advance. Limited table space is available. 

bring tapes, music items, videos, CDs too!

stay tuned for Guest DJs that will be spinning!

More info TBA

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Not Normal | Experimental Music Night
Feb
22
to Feb 23

Not Normal | Experimental Music Night

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DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2018
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

Featuring special guest live performances by:

> Clint House (Ottawa)

> RAAS (Hull)

> Intangerines (Ottawa)

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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Practice / Process 04: Designing a Digital Presence
Feb
22
6:30 PM18:30

Practice / Process 04: Designing a Digital Presence

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WHAT: PW Practice/Process 04: Designing a Digital Presence
WHERE: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset Street W.)
DATE: Thursday, February 22, 2018
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-04-designing-a-digital-presence-tickets-43007679126

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

In February we’re taking on an essential part of creative practice: designing a digital presence and, specifically, how to do it effectively using social media. From the worlds of writing/zine-making/book reviewing and experimental music, this month’s guests are Ariel Bissett and Greg White. Fresh to the Ottawa-Gatineau creative scenes via Guelph, ON, and London, UK, these two have built a meaningful and engaged online following around each of their own practices. They will share their experiences of being based in small/large cities while using different platforms to showcase their work, grow their audiences, generate income, and make connections that lead to creative opportunities.

As an open-dialogue meetup, this event welcomes creative practitioners in all fields who’d like to discuss how our digital presences can be designed into tools to grow our careers.

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

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

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ARIEL BISSETT is a 23-year-old Canadian writer and video maker. She shares her bookish passion with over 130K subscribers on her YouTube channel. Ariel is currently pursuing a Masters in English Literature at the University of Ottawa. Learn more at arielbissett.com.

Youtube: http://youtube.com/arielbissett
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arielbissett/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ArielBissett

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GREGORY WHITE is an experimental electronic musician working between Ottawa (CA) and London (UK), and at the intersection of art, music, and technology.

With White Noises, Greg aims to broaden the awareness and understanding of experimental music and modular synthesisers. These topics are made approachable through tutorial videos on the White Noises YouTube channel and his personal Instagram account. In the process he hopes to help build a passionate and inclusive community of musicians who are as excited about sharing knowledge as they are about making music.

He also releases his own personal music on Bandcamp,  ranging from dreamy atmospheres and joyful melodies to distorted pulsing rhythms.

He attended the University of East Anglia where he received a First Class Honours degree in Music and Technology, specialising in Sonic Arts. After being introduced to coding by building his own digital instruments and interactive performances, Greg chose to study an MA in Computational Arts at Goldsmiths. 

You can find out more about Greg and his other projects at www.gregory-white.co.uk.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/whitenoises
Music: http://gregwht.bandcamp.com
Instagram: http://instagram.com/gregwht/
Twitter: http://twitter.com/gregwht
White Noises website: https://www.whitenoises.co.uk

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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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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
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

SILKSCREENING 101 WORKSHOP INTRODUCTORY LEVEL

*Please register at least 7 days before your workshop start date to ensure you have enough time in advance to prepare.

*If dates are sold out (i.e. Out of Stock), check out our future Silkscreening 101 or Silkscreening 201 Workshop.

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 with limited space > 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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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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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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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: 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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Object // Project: Micro Art + Music Fair
Dec
15
to Jan 21

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. 

// SCHEDULE // 

Friday December 15
Opening Night
Exhibition opens, new window install + holiday treats
New works exhibited by Ottawa-Gatineau artists x designers
Live music performance by Young Truck

Holiday Jams x Workshops
Future State: Poster + Zine Jam (PWYC)Saturday December 16
Geometric Star Lantern Jam (PWYC): Sunday December 17
Holiday Cards Print Workshop ($30): Wednesday December 20

Thursday December 21
Live music performances, Not Normal Music Series
Black Squirrel Books
Sheehan Jordan (OTT) + Au Vol (OTT) + Golden Eyes (OTT)

PW 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

Exhibition runs until January 21, 2018.

// PARTICIPATING EXHIBITING ARTISTS //

Rémi Allen
Zara Ansar
Joi Arcand
Corrine Blouin
Danni-Rae Mistaken Chief
Kristina Corre
Sarah Dobbin
Rachel Gray
Claudia Gutierrez
Olivia Johnston
Abigail Kashul
Rachel Lin
Mique Michelle
Aidan O’Keefe
Emmanuel Okot
Lindsay Naish
Natasha Place
Robin Richardson-Dupuis
Stéphanie 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.

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
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.

Hello, World!

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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