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EXHIBITION: Reconstructing Selves // Marisa Gallemit, Don Kwan, Gabriela Warrior Renaud
May
24
to Jul 28

EXHIBITION: Reconstructing Selves // Marisa Gallemit, Don Kwan, Gabriela Warrior Renaud

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RECONSTRUCTING SELVES

EXHIBITION: Reconstructing Selves // Marisa Gallemit, Don Kwan and Gabriela Warrior Renaud

DATES: Friday, May 24 to Sunday July 28, 2019

OPENING: Friday, May 24, 2019, 7:00-10:00 PM // Presented to coincide with Asian Heritage Month (May), Filipino Heritage Month (June) and the Chinatown Asian Night Market (July 26-28, 2019). Entry is free.

CURATOR: Possible Worlds Co-Director Melanie Yugo

LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset Street West). We acknowledge that Possible Worlds is located on unceded Algonquin territory.

PHYSICAL ACCESSIBILITY: This exhibition takes place on the second-floor of a plaza and is only accessible by stairs (unfortunately there is no ramp or elevator). Accessible washrooms are available down the street in the 24-hour Petro Canada.

ARTIST TALK: June 12, 2019, 7-9 PM at Shanghai Restaurant (651 Somerset Street West). Register in advance here.


DESCRIPTION

Possible Worlds is pleased to present our next exhibition to coincide with Asian Heritage Month (May), Filipino Heritage Month (June) and the Chinatown Asian Night Market (July 26-28, 2019).

In Reconstructing Selves, visual artists Marisa Gallemit and Donald Kwan and documentary filmmaker Gabriela Warrior Renaud, Ottawa-Gatineau artists of Asian descent, explore the complex issues and creative possibilities that flow from one’s cultural identity: What is the relationship between place and belonging, between diasporas and memory? What is the impact of exclusionary practices on the preservation and creation of our cultures? How do we centre our intersectional experiences within the dominant culture?

Through print, video and installation work, and Inspired by their Filipinx, Chinese and South Indian heritage respectively, the artists aim to deepen their understanding and document their own histories, while simultaneously taking an active role in reshaping their narratives and identities, now and for the future.

In her installation NANDITO KAMI (WE ARE HERE), Gallemit addresses language loss, cultural adaptation and colonialism in the Philippines, as part of her ongoing investigation of the endangered Filipino written script, Baybayin. Combining Google Drawings and handcut Roman alphabet, she undertakes the laborious reconfiguration of this pre-Hispanic, non-English written technology. In doing so, Gallemit aims to subvert and invert the invisibility of the Filipinx diaspora within dominant culture, and to portray Filipinx culture as it existed before the imprints of Spanish colonizers. 

Kwan’s installation, SELF PORTRAIT / BABY QUILT, reflects on the assimilation and exclusionary experiences of early Chinese newcomers, specifically Kwan’s own family, to Canada. Piecing together a variety of Chinese-Canadian restaurant takeout menus from the Ottawa-Gatineau region, photocopy prints and paper ephemera, Kwan weaves intimate stories and personal memories of food, family and community within the context of defining moments in Canadian history, such as the Chinese Exclusion Act, the Imposed Head Tax and both World Wars.

In the sound and video installation, HYPHEN, Warrior Renaud examines the fluid nature of mixed identity and the impact of the environment on our sense of self. Using an assemblage of sound clips, film footage and photographs from her titular documentary, viewers are invited into Renaud’s stream of consciousness as she drives coast to coast over a period of 3 months, reflecting on the ambition of the Canadian multiculturalism project, the grandiosity of Canadian landscapes, and the voices of interviews with 22 mixed race people on the complexity of issues surrounding mixed identity.


BIOGRAPHIES

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Marisa Gallemit

Marisa Gallemit is an Ottawa-based visual artist whose practice spans sculpture, assemblage,  site-specific installation, storytelling and arts advocacy. After studying film at Carleton  University (Ottawa) and the New York Film Academy (NYC), her focus shifted to  three-dimensional works, concentrating on organic forms and textures, using repurposed  materials, and focusing on tactile monuments to our collective and subtle human experiences.   

Motivated by the concept that every object carries its own history and energy, Gallemit  considers the selection process of materials as paramount. Found objects and discarded  artifacts are favoured as much for their visual markings of time and wear as for their  emblematic significance --either as souvenirs from a particular time period or as fossils of a  lived, emotionally-charged experience. Old things tell stories.   

Gallemit manipulates, deconstructs and distorts objects into sculptural compositions which  mimic the corporeal and the natural, inviting haptic interaction. Informed by womanhood,  motherhood and third-culture shock, she explores the odyssey of human emotion, identity  and heritage. The goal of each reconciled assemblage is to lean deeply into Buckminster Fuller’s query: “Now, how do we make this spaceship work?”

Since first showing work at a community group show in 2009, Gallemit has been fortunate to participate in storytelling and performative works, design installations for music and art festivals, and has facilitated art-making workshops, curated art programs for several Ottawa non-gallery venues, and produced a large-scale public art installation for the City of Mississauga.  

Website: http://marisagallemit.com


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Don Kwan

Don Kwan is an interdisciplinary artist currently living in the Ottawa Valley. His artwork often examines identity, memory, how cultures come to assume the values, behaviours, and “pop culture” beliefs of other groups, as well as the conversion of culture e.g. how: food is adapted from one culture to another. Using mixed media, found objects and sourced personal and historical images of his family, his work draws inspiration from his family’s earliest tangible links to Canada, such as living through moments of Canadian history such as the Chinese Immigration Act, between 1885 -1923, known today as the Chinese Exclusion Act; the imposed Head Tax; WWI; WWII; and his experiences since 1971 in operating Shanghai Restaurant, a family-owned Chinese-Canadian restaurant in Ottawa’s Chinatown.


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Gabriela Warrior Renaud

Gabriela Warrior Renaud is a documentary filmmaker and activist for social and climate justice. She continues her family’s legacy of storytelling, encouraging us to reconnect to our history, each other and the earth. As a queer, mixed person of colour, Gabriela explores topics that are deeply personal, in the hopes of humanizing and shedding light on issues that continue to affect many of us and yet still feel overwhelmingly pushed in the dark. Her current documentary project Hyphen was born out her own desire to feel whole within a fragmented identity. Building a narrative around the mixed experience, Gabriela was able to find the grounding she was seeking, and is humbly reclaiming her South Indian heritage. Her work has been shown, among others, at the Mirror Mountain Film Festival in Ottawa and the World Film Festival in Montreal, where she won Best Local Film and Best Experimental Film, respectively. She is an active member of the artistic community in Ottawa, working to make our spaces diverse and sustainable.

Website: www.warriorrenaud.com

 
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PW at Chinatown Ottawa Night Market Weekend
Jul
26
to Jul 28

PW at Chinatown Ottawa Night Market Weekend

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PW at Chinatown Night Market Weekend

Join us at Possible Worlds during the annual Chinatown Asian Night Market, July 26-28, 2019, for a weekend of summer programming. Free, all-ages activities as part of our mobile print x publishing studio, DJ + live performances, halo-halo frozen treats, a book launch, plus the last weekend to check out our current show, Reconstructing Selves.

FRIDAY JULY 26, 2019, 7-11 PM

//  Halo-Halo Party II  \\

Our second halo-halo summer party at Possible Worlds, mixing music, visuals, launches, DIY activities served with the Filipino frozen sweet treat.

> Live Performances:

  • Hazy Montagne Mystique (Montreal/Jeunesse Cosmique) jeunessecosmique.bandcamp.com

  • Annie Socoria (Ottawa)

> Guest DJs

  • Jason Skilz (Ottawa/Possible Worlds/Low Noise Productions)

  • Optional (Ottawa/Copacetic Productions/ANSF)

> Free print and zinemaking activities (see below)

> Current exhibition: Reconstructing Selves with Marisa Gallemit, Don Kwan and Gabriela Warrior Renaud

> Artist book launch: Halo Halo: A History by Melanie Yugo + accompanying halo-halo ice Filipino ice treat being served


SATURDAY JULY 27, 2019, 1-4 PM + SUNDAY JULY 28, 1-4 PM

// Neighbourhood Mobile Print Studio \\

Participate in free DIY zinemaking, typography and printmaking activities, part of our newly launched Neighbourhood Mobile Print Studio! Find us in Chinatown on street level near Possible Worlds, throughout the weekend, free and open to all.*

Explore what neighbourhood and place means to you, learn a few graphic art techniques, and have your creations be a part of a collective community zine and upcoming exhibition.

A project led by PW Co-Director Melanie Yugo across different neighbourhoods in Ottawa.

Supported by Arts Network Ottawa, the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Ottawa Community Foundation.

* In case of rain, we will be holding activities inside Possible Worlds.

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WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory
Aug
25
1:30 PM13:30

WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory

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To verify the number of spots available in this workshop, enter the number of spots you would like to purchase then click on the REGISTER button then CHECKOUT button. The cart will let you know if that number of spots can be accommodated. Payment for the workshop will happen at a later stage in the checkout process.

LENGTH: 4 hours
PRICE:  $145 + HST (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you).
CONCESSION PRICE:  Staring in June 2019, for each workshop we will offer one spot at concession/reduced pricing of 20% off the regular price. This applies to youth (24 years or under), seniors (65 years or over) or individuals with low-income. In all cases, proof of valid status is required. Please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com if you are eligible for this pricing.
All spots, whether regular or reduced, are available on a first come, first served basis.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: Learn the basics of one-colour printing on paper and fabric. How screens work; the photo emulsion process; basics of designing artwork; differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work; terminology; one-colour printing techniques; and print culture in general. Print your own artwork and take away small art prints on paper or fabric you've brought with you.

Check out the unique features of our workshop at Possible Worlds and stuff you can make. The possibilities are endless!

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds, recognized for her 10+ years of silkscreening and art education in Ottawa-Gatineau and internationally.

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.

GROUP BOOKINGS OR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Dates don’t fit your schedule? Want to organize a group silkscreening workshop? Prefer to learn one-on-one? More info here.

Please note – You must be 18 years or older to take part in a workshop. If you wish to enroll someone under 18 years old please contact our studio to discuss.

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

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FAIR // 2019 Vancouver Art Book Fair
Oct
18
to Oct 20

FAIR // 2019 Vancouver Art Book Fair

 

POSSIBLE WORLDS
AT 2019 VANCOUVER ART BOOK FAIR

Possible Worlds is excited to be presenting at the 2019 edition of the Vancouver Art Book Fair, the longest-running international art book fair in Canada. In 2019 the event is anticipated to attract over 5,000 visitors from across the Greater Vancouver Area and beyond. Free and open to the public.

VABF is a multi-day festival of artists’ publishing featuring local, national and international publishers, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, performances and installations. Featured artists travel to Vancouver from across Canada and the globe, and produce everything from books, magazines, zines and printed ephemera to digital, performative or other experimental forms of publication.

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. 


SCHEDULE OF OFFICIAL EVENTS

SATURDAY TO SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19-20, 11–7pm
Vancouver Art Book Fair
at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design
520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver BC

Free and open to the public. Multi-rooms of exhibitors, hourly talks in the Artists’ Book Room, artist projects and performances ongoing throughout the ECU campus.
Details TBA at: vancouverartbookfair.com

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 6–8pm
Fair Preview
at Emily Carr University of Art + Design
520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver BC

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 7–11pm
Fair Preview Reception
at Libby Leshgold Gallery
520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver BC

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18, 8pm–late
VABF Official Opening Party--Presented by mixed gems
Red Gate Arts Society
1965 Main, Vancouver BC

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19, 8pm–late
VABF Official After Party
Details TBA

OCTOBER 18 TO 24, 2019
Art Book Week
Locations throughout Metro Vancouver (TBA)

Art Book Week is a parallel series of events hosted in spaces across Vancouver by a variety of artists, curators, artist-run centres, collectives, institutions and businesses who are actively creating and presenting work in this medium.

Special thanks to our presenting partners: Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Ron Burnett Library + Learning Commons and READ Books.


ACCESSIBILITY

The Emily Carr campus is fully accessible with gender neutral washrooms. We want to make sure everyone can enjoy VABF, please contact info@vancouverartbookfair.com with accessibility inquires.

We gratefully acknowledge that VABF and our annual activities take place on the unceded Territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.

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FAIR // Zine Dream 12
Jul
21
10:00 AM10:00

FAIR // Zine Dream 12

 

POSSIBLE WORLDS
AT ZINE DREAM 12

Possible Worlds is excited to be presenting at the 12th edition of Zine Dream, an annual small press art fair that is held in Toronto, Ontario. Each year features over 100 vendors of self published books, comics, music, zines, hand made crafts, prints & much more!

Zine Dream 12 is happening on July 21, 2019 from 10AM to 5PM at the Museum of Contemporary Art (158 Sterling Rd., Toronto).

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. 

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 WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory

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To verify the number of spots available in this workshop, enter the number of spots you would like to purchase then click on the REGISTER button then CHECKOUT button. The cart will let you know if that number of spots can be accommodated. Payment for the workshop will happen at a later stage in the checkout process.

LENGTH: 4 hours
PRICE:  $145 + HST (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you).
CONCESSION PRICE:  Staring in June 2019, for each workshop we will offer one spot at concession/reduced pricing of 20% off the regular price. This applies to youth (24 years or under), seniors (65 years or over) or individuals with low-income. In all cases, proof of valid status is required. Please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com if you are eligible for this pricing.
All spots, whether regular or reduced, are available on a first come, first served basis.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: Learn the basics of one-colour printing on paper and fabric. How screens work; the photo emulsion process; basics of designing artwork; differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work; terminology; one-colour printing techniques; and print culture in general. Print your own artwork and take away small art prints on paper or fabric you've brought with you.

Check out the unique features of our workshop at Possible Worlds and stuff you can make. The possibilities are endless!

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds, recognized for her 10+ years of silkscreening and art education in Ottawa-Gatineau and internationally.

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.

GROUP BOOKINGS OR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Dates don’t fit your schedule? Want to organize a group silkscreening workshop? Prefer to learn one-on-one? More info here.

Please note – You must be 18 years or older to take part in a workshop. If you wish to enroll someone under 18 years old please contact our studio to discuss.

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

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WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory
Jun
23
1:30 PM13:30

WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory

THIS WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT

To verify the number of spots available in this workshop, enter the number of spots you would like to purchase then click on the REGISTER button then CHECKOUT button. The cart will let you know if that number of spots can be accommodated. Payment for the workshop will happen at a later stage in the checkout process.

LENGTH: 4 hours
PRICE:  $145 + HST (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you).
CONCESSION PRICE:  Staring in June 2019, for each workshop we will offer one spot at concession/reduced pricing of 20% off the regular price. This applies to students, seniors (over 65 years) or individuals with low-income. In all cases, proof of valid status is required. Please e-mail us at info@possibleworldsshop.com if you are eligible for this pricing.
All spots, whether regular or reduced, are available on a first come, first served basis.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: Learn the basics of one-colour printing on paper and fabric. How screens work; the photo emulsion process; basics of designing artwork; differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work; terminology; one-colour printing techniques; and print culture in general. Print your own artwork and take away small art prints on paper or fabric you've brought with you.

Check out the unique features of our workshop at Possible Worlds and stuff you can make. The possibilities are endless!

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds, recognized for her 10+ years of silkscreening and art education in Ottawa-Gatineau and internationally.

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.

GROUP BOOKINGS OR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Dates don’t fit your schedule? Want to organize a group silkscreening workshop? Prefer to learn one-on-one? More info here.

Please note – You must be 18 years or older to take part in a workshop. If you wish to enroll someone under 18 years old please contact our studio to discuss.

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

Read more about silkscreening

 
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ARTIST TALK + GROUP CONVERSATION: Reconstructing Selves // Marisa Gallemit, Don Kwan, Gabriela Warrior Renaud
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

ARTIST TALK + GROUP CONVERSATION: Reconstructing Selves // Marisa Gallemit, Don Kwan, Gabriela Warrior Renaud

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ARTIST TALK: Reconstructing Selves

Please join us for a group conversation + artist talk exploring the complex issues and creative possibilities that flow from one’s cultural identities, through the lens of Ottawa-Gatineau creatives of Asian descent. Co-hosted by Possible Worlds and Shanghai Restaurant.

To coincide with the exhibition Reconstructing Selves at Possible Worlds which takes place during Asian Heritage Month (May), Filipino Heritage Month (June) and Asian Night Market in Chinatown (July 26-28, 2019).

DATE: Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 7:00-9:00 Doors open at 6:00 PM.

LOCATION: Shanghai Restaurant (651 Somerset Street West, one block west of Bronson Avenue and 2 blocks east of Possible Worlds)

This event is open to the public and PWYC (suggested $8-10). Residents and creatives of all identities, backgrounds and generations are welcome to attend.

Possible Worlds will be open on Wednesday June 12 pre- and post-artist talk for exhibition viewings from 3-6 PM and 9-10 PM.

Please register in advance to confirm your spot.

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DESCRIPTION

Visual artists Marisa Gallemit and Donald Kwan and documentary filmmaker Gabriela Warrior Renaud with curator/show organizer and Possible Worlds Co-Director Melanie Yugo will provide an overview of the works in Reconstructing Selves then kick off the discussion. An open dialogue will follow. What is the relationship between place and belonging, between diasporas and memory? What is the impact of exclusionary practices on the preservation and creation of our cultures? How do we centre our intersectional experiences within the dominant culture? How do we understand and document our histories, while reshaping and reclaiming our identities and narratives, now and for the future?

This event is open to the public and PWYC (suggested $8-10). Residents and creatives of all identities, backgrounds and generations are welcome to attend.

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Shanghai Restaurant is accessible by a stopgap ramp. Bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible; accessible washrooms are available down the street in the Petro Canada.

This exhibition at Possible Worlds takes place on the second-floor of a plaza and is only accessible by stairs (unfortunately there is no ramp or elevator).

Possible Worlds and Shanghai Restaurant acknowledge their locations on the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin Nation.


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Marisa Gallemit

Marisa Gallemit is an Ottawa-based visual artist whose practice spans sculpture, assemblage,  site-specific installation, storytelling and arts advocacy. After studying film at Carleton  University (Ottawa) and the New York Film Academy (NYC), her focus shifted to  three-dimensional works, concentrating on organic forms and textures, using repurposed  materials, and focusing on tactile monuments to our collective and subtle human experiences.   

Motivated by the concept that every object carries its own history and energy, Gallemit  considers the selection process of materials as paramount. Found objects and discarded  artifacts are favoured as much for their visual markings of time and wear as for their  emblematic significance --either as souvenirs from a particular time period or as fossils of a  lived, emotionally-charged experience. Old things tell stories.   

Gallemit manipulates, deconstructs and distorts objects into sculptural compositions which  mimic the corporeal and the natural, inviting haptic interaction. Informed by womanhood,  motherhood and third-culture shock, she explores the odyssey of human emotion, identity  and heritage. The goal of each reconciled assemblage is to lean deeply into Buckminster Fuller’s query: “Now, how do we make this spaceship work?”

Since first showing work at a community group show in 2009, Gallemit has been fortunate to participate in storytelling and performative works, design installations for music and art festivals, and has facilitated art-making workshops, curated art programs for several Ottawa non-gallery venues, and produced a large-scale public art installation for the City of Mississauga.  

Website: http://marisagallemit.com


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Don Kwan

Don Kwan is an interdisciplinary artist currently living in the Ottawa Valley. His artwork often examines identity, memory, how cultures come to assume the values, behaviours, and “pop culture” beliefs of other groups, as well as the conversion of culture e.g. how: food is adapted from one culture to another. Using mixed media, found objects and sourced personal and historical images of his family, his work draws inspiration from his family’s earliest tangible links to Canada, such as living through moments of Canadian history such as the Chinese Immigration Act, between 1885 -1923, known today as the Chinese Exclusion Act; the imposed Head Tax; WWI; WWII; and his experiences since 1971 in operating Shanghai Restaurant, a family-owned Chinese-Canadian restaurant in Ottawa’s Chinatown.


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Gabriela Warrior Renaud

Gabriela Warrior Renaud is a documentary filmmaker and activist for social and climate justice. She continues her family’s legacy of storytelling, encouraging us to reconnect to our history, each other and the earth. As a queer, mixed person of colour, Gabriela explores topics that are deeply personal, in the hopes of humanizing and shedding light on issues that continue to affect many of us and yet still feel overwhelmingly pushed in the dark. Her current documentary project Hyphen was born out her own desire to feel whole within a fragmented identity. Building a narrative around the mixed experience, Gabriela was able to find the grounding she was seeking, and is humbly reclaiming her South Indian heritage. Her work has been shown, among others, at the Mirror Mountain Film Festival in Ottawa and the World Film Festival in Montreal, where she won Best Local Film and Best Experimental Film, respectively. She is an active member of the artistic community in Ottawa, working to make our spaces diverse and sustainable.

Website: www.warriorrenaud.com


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Melanie Yugo

Melanie Yugo is an educator, organizer and artist. She has a multidisciplinary practice that focuses on collaboration, community and activating cultural life in the public sphere, bridging independent platforms and institutions. Melanie is Co-Founder and Director of Possible Worlds, an art and music hub in Ottawa’s Chinatown, and Spins & Needles, a collective that transforms public spaces through participatory art and music experiences. As a creator rooted in printmaking, graphic art and social practice, she is interested in critically addressing and reimagining representations and narratives of the “other” within the public sphere, particularly with culturally diverse, low-income and youth communities. Melanie has exhibited, presented and programmed in North America, UK, Europe and Southeast Asia. She is a graduate of McGill University, the London School of Economics and Political Science, and completed summer studies at the School of Visual Arts. Melanie is Filipina-Canadian, born in Toronto and based in Ottawa.

Website: melanieyugo.com

Instagram: @melanie.yugo

 
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WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory
May
26
1:30 PM13:30

WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory

To verify the number of spots available in this workshop, enter the number of spots you would like to purchase then click on the REGISTER button then CHECKOUT button. The cart will let you know if that number of spots can be accommodated. Payment for the workshop will happen at a later stage in the checkout process.

LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $145 + HST (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: Learn the basics of one-colour printing on paper and fabric. How screens work; the photo emulsion process; basics of designing artwork; differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work; terminology; one-colour printing techniques; and print culture in general. Print your own artwork and take away small art prints on paper or fabric you've brought with you.

Check out the unique features of our workshop at Possible Worlds and stuff you can make. The possibilities are endless!

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds, recognized for her 10+ years of silkscreening and art education in Ottawa-Gatineau and internationally.

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.

GROUP BOOKINGS OR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Dates don’t fit your schedule? Want to organize a group silkscreening workshop? Prefer to learn one-on-one? More info here.

Please note – You must be 18 years or older to take part in a workshop. If you wish to enroll someone under 18 years old please contact our studio to discuss.

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

Read more about silkscreening

 
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WORKSHOP // Comics Arts 101
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

WORKSHOP // Comics Arts 101

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DATE: Wednesday, May 8, 2019
TIME: 6:00-9:00 PM
PRICE: Sliding scale $40 to $60 + HST. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa). Organizers acknowledge that this program takes place on unceded Algonquin territory.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Open to all, no experience needed.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Have you ever wanted to make comics but weren’t sure how to start? Are you intimidated by putting images on paper? Does the idea of narrative art interest you, do you have stories you want to tell?

In this 3-hour workshop, artist Kimberly Edgar talks about their interest and work in comics and narrative work, and leads an introductory workshop for participants to explore the process of comic creation from concept to completion.

Kim is interested in creating a safer, non-judgemental space in workshops where participants feel free to express themselves. Edgar’s teaching style comes from a place of empowerment and the passionate belief that art is for everyone and everyone can have an art practice.

This workshop is hosted as part of KImberly’s exhibition at Possible Worlds, The Purpose is to Feel Deeply, shown in March 2019.

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY

  • One completed page of an experimental comic that can be stand alone or part of something bigger that you wish to continue at home!

  • A knowledge of different styles of comic-making and ways to self-publish your work

  • A quick background on comic theory and resources to find out more

  • New comic friends!

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Adults interested in learning a bit about comics, comic lovers, or those wanting to learn a new skill to add to their creative skill set.

BIOGRAPHY

Kimberly Edgar is an interdisciplinary artist who currently works primarily in illustration, comics, and drawing. After graduating from art school at the Ottawa School of Art, Kim moved to the Yukon for almost four years to pursue sculpture and performance art, then to Toronto. It was in Toronto where Kimberly started making comics and illustration more seriously, and after starting a small art business, Edgar has finally found a practice and routine suited to their chronically ill body. Kimberly also has extensive experience teaching art to both children and adults, whether coordinating and programming arts classes for the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture in Dawson City or being a staff instructor at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. Between teaching art, selling designed goods and prints, and taking on commissions, and writing comic books, Kimberly is now constantly busy.

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.

PHYSICAL ACCESSIBILITY

This workshop takes place on the second-floor of a plaza and is only physically accessible by stairs (unfortunately there is no ramp or elevator). On behalf of the architects of the past who, by these design oversights, have left out many people, we apologize. Accessible washrooms are available down the street in 24-hour Petro Canada.

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MEETUP // Electronic Music Meetup
May
5
4:00 PM16:00

MEETUP // Electronic Music Meetup

MUSIC PRODUCER MEET UP AND EXCHANGE

DATE: Sunday, May 5, 2019
TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)

For those using digital or analog software or hardware meet up with fellow producers to discuss projects you’re working on and questions you have on production.

Plus an open jam: bring a synth or piece of music gear and plug into our board and speakers.

PWYC  / Suggested $10 / Welcome to all / All ages

// About PW Electronic Music Meetup //

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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Not Normal | Experimental Music Night - May 2
May
2
to May 3

Not Normal | Experimental Music Night - May 2

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DATE: Thursday, May 2, 2019
TIME: 9:00 PM - 1:00 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:


CMD [MTL] - Low Noise Productions | Jacktone | CKUT FM
http://traktion.com/cmd/

Mykhaylo [TO]
https://djmykhaylo.bandcamp.com/album/black-hole-submarine

produits dérivés [GAT] - Fau Mardi
https://soundcloud.com/produitsderives

Live visuals VJ Cinetik

Doors 9:00 PM
$8 before 10 / $10 after
All Ages / Licensed

Respect the space & everyone in it!

The venue is wheelchair-accessible. Washrooms are gender-neutral, but are located in the basement so are unfortunately not accessible.

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WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory
Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory

To verify the number of spots available in this workshop, enter the number of spots you would like to purchase then click on the REGISTER button then CHECKOUT button. The cart will let you know if that number of spots can be accommodated. Payment for the workshop will happen at a later stage in the checkout process.

LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $145 + HST (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: Learn the basics of one-colour printing on paper and fabric. How screens work; the photo emulsion process; basics of designing artwork; differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work; terminology; one-colour printing techniques; and print culture in general. Print your own artwork and take away small art prints on paper or fabric you've brought with you.

Check out the unique features of our workshop at Possible Worlds and stuff you can make. The possibilities are endless!

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds, recognized for her 10+ years of silkscreening and art education in Ottawa-Gatineau and internationally.

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.

GROUP BOOKINGS OR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Dates don’t fit your schedule? Want to organize a group silkscreening workshop? Prefer to learn one-on-one? More info here.

Please note – You must be 18 years or older to take part in a workshop. If you wish to enroll someone under 18 years old please contact our studio to discuss.

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

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WORKSHOP // Learn How to DJ with Vinyl
Apr
24
7:00 PM19:00

WORKSHOP // Learn How to DJ with Vinyl

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DATE: Wednesday, April 24, 2019
TIME: 7:00-9:30 PM
PRICE: Sliding scale $45 to $65 + HST. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa). Organizers acknowledge that this program takes place on unceded Algonquin territory.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Open to all, no experience needed. Spaces are limited to ensure you personally get the technique right.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

Are you interested in learning how to play vinyl from a DJ perspective? Curious about what a DJ actually does with all those buttons, knobs and faders behind the decks? What’s all the equipment involved? Want to know how to put together your own DJ setup with turntables at home?

Possible Worlds presents a fun introductory group workshop to explore the basics of DJing. Join PW Co-Director Jason Skilz to learn about equipment, techniques, programming and the roots of DJ culture, then apply your new knowledge on the decks.

We suggest taking this workshop as a companion to the upcoming workshop on Learn How to Digital DJ.

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY

  • An overview of the roots of DJ culture

  • Essential equipment for DJing (turntables, DJ mixer, headphones and speakers) and how to use each

  • Beat matching, tempo control, mixing tracks, playing with sound

  • Programming and selection of tracks

  • Blending your first 1-2 songs on the decks.

  • Selection and care of records

  • Checklist of equipment and tips

  • Meet likeminded music lovers

  • Know the essentials to take the upcoming Learn How to Digital DJ Workshop.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Musicians, vinyl lovers, artists and creatives who want to learn about DJing and the equipment involved, or those wanting to learn a new skill to add to their music arsenal

BIOGRAPHY

DJ Jason Skilz runs the Low Noise Productions and Spins & Needles record labels, as well as co-founded/co-directs Possible Worlds. He curates the vinyl shop portion of PW, and has been spinning and collecting records for over 15 years.

A DJ since the early 90s, Jason has techno releases on Low Noise Productions (Canada) and Euphemia (Italy) as Transmit, and house releases on Spins & Needles, OXO (Swiss), Dustpan (Singapore), LW Recordings (UK), Chicago House FM (USA), Caliber Sounds (AUS), Modern Revival (Germany).

Jason has DJed events in Canada, US, UK, Europe and Asia, including music and art festivals in Amsterdam (ADE 2014), Berlin (2015), Miami (WMC 2015), Chicago and San Francisco.

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.

PHYSICAL ACCESSIBILITY

This workshop takes place on the second-floor of a plaza and is only physically accessible by stairs (unfortunately there is no ramp or elevator). On behalf of the architects of the past who, by these design oversights, have left out many people, we apologize. Accessible washrooms are available down the street in 24-hour Petro Canada.

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EXHIBITION: Fleeting // Printed Works by Anna Graves
Apr
5
to May 5

EXHIBITION: Fleeting // Printed Works by Anna Graves

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PW EMERGING ARTIST SERIES

EXHIBITION: Fleeting // Printed Works by Anna Graves (Ottawa/Halifax)

DATES: Friday, April 5 to Sunday, May 5, 2019

OPENING: Friday, April 5, 2019, 7:00-9:00 PM

A special Possible Worlds Risograph artist edition featuring the artist’s work will be available for purchase.

Entry is free. This exhibition takes place on the second-floor of a plaza and is only physically accessible by stairs (unfortunately there is no ramp or elevator). On behalf of the architects of the past who, by these design oversights, have left out many people, we apologize. Accessible washrooms are available down the street in 24-hour Petro Canada.


Possible Worlds is pleased to present our second exhibition of 2019, part of a series highlighting Ottawa-Gatineau-based or born emerging graphic artists.

SHOW DESCRIPTION

In this body of printed work, emerging artist Anna Graves examines relationships between land use and notions of belonging. These large-scale lithograph and silkscreened prints feature urban and natural settings around Mi’kma’ki/Nova Scotia that are experiencing gentrification and shifting industries. With an interest in infrastructure and decay, Graves explores the difficult history of colonialism in this region.

ARTIST STATEMENT

On a daily basis, we encounter traces of human interaction with our surroundings. From the organic formation of footpaths to the effects of region-dependent industry, the Earth is shaped by our touch. Likewise, people are products of their environments.

Much of my work is landscape or architecturally based. In preparing my large-scale prints, I utilize a catalogue of sketches and photographs. I use drawing as a tool to reinterpret memories and thus relationships with spaces.

BIOGRAPHY

Anna Graves is an emerging artist based in Ottawa. She is a recent graduate of the BFA program at NSCAD University in Halifax. Having grown up in Ottawa, Graves is interested in the connections between nationalism and tourism, and their subsequent environmental impacts. She investigates national narratives used to construct a sense of identity.

Graves has participated in group exhibitions and portfolio exchanges nationally and internationally. In 2018, she attended the Tamarind Institute’s Summer Lithography Workshop. Through the NSCAD Community Studio Residency program, she was an artist in residence at the Cape Breton Centre for Craft and Design in Fall 2018.

Website: https://www.annagraves.ca


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SOLD OUT - WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory
Mar
21
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT - WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory

WORKSHOP IS SOLD OUT

To verify the number of spots available in this workshop, enter the number of spots you would like to purchase then click on the REGISTER button then CHECKOUT button. The cart will let you know if that number of spots can be accommodated. Payment for the workshop will happen at a later stage in the checkout process.

LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $145 + HST (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: Learn the basics of one-colour printing on paper and fabric. How screens work; the photo emulsion process; basics of designing artwork; differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work; terminology; one-colour printing techniques; and print culture in general. Print your own artwork and take away small art prints on paper or fabric you've brought with you.

Check out the unique features of our workshop at Possible Worlds and stuff you can make. The possibilities are endless!

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds, recognized for her 10+ years of silkscreening and art education in Ottawa-Gatineau and internationally.

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.

GROUP BOOKINGS OR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Dates don’t fit your schedule? Want to organize a group silkscreening workshop? Prefer to learn one-on-one? More info here.

Please note – You must be 18 years or older to take part in a workshop. If you wish to enroll someone under 18 years old please contact our studio to discuss.

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

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MEETUP // PW Music Producer Meetup x Exchange
Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

MEETUP // PW Music Producer Meetup x Exchange

MUSIC PRODUCER MEET UP AND EXCHANGE

DATE: Sunday, March 17, 2019
TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)

For those using digital or analog software or hardware meet up with fellow producers to discuss projects you’re working on and questions you have on production.

Plus an open jam: bring a synth or piece of music gear and plug into our board and speakers.

This month - guest presenter Alexandre Enkerli will present some cool production software apps for jamming!

PWYC  / Suggested $10 / Welcome to all / All ages

// 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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EXHIBITION: The Purpose is to Feel Deeply // Works by Kimberly Edgar
Mar
8
to Mar 31

EXHIBITION: The Purpose is to Feel Deeply // Works by Kimberly Edgar

 

EXHIBITION: The Purpose is to Feel Deeply // Works by Kimberly Edgar (Toronto/Dawson City/Ottawa)

DATES: Friday, March 8 to Sunday, March 31, 2019

OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 8, 2019, 7:00-10:00 PM // Part of Possible Worlds 4-Year Anniversary Party

CURATOR: PW Co-Director Melanie Yugo

New illustrations and zines by Kimberly and a special PW artist edition featuring their work will be available for purchase.

Entry is free. This exhibition takes place on the second-floor of a plaza and is only accessible by stairs (unfortunately there is no ramp or elevator).


Possible Worlds is pleased to present our first exhibition of 2019, part of a series highlighting Ottawa-Gatineau based or born emerging graphic artists.

CURATORIAL STATEMENT

In The Purpose is to Feel Deeply, interdisciplinary artist and illustrator Kimberly Edgar explores their personal experiences with depression, structural barriers and self-care within an increasingly volatile and violent society.

Edgar’s watercolour illustrations reveal a modern-day Garden of Eden, where paradise is in jeopardy and where life is restrained, passive and paralyzed. Evocative of Edvard Munch’s The Scream, monocoloured human bodies lie in vulnerable positions within earthly contexts, stripped down to their essence, unclothed or shirtless. They seek refuge yet are aware that predators lurk by and that unpredictable forces, from nature to nightmares, cannot be tamed or altered.

Edgar integrates direct commentary, a reflection of their comic arts practice, to pose statements to the audience. In doing so, they invite viewers to join them in an exploration of the human condition in contemporary life.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My work revolves around confronting and working through difficult feelings, exploring my emotions publicly. It becomes a site for me to process the experiences that I have no words for. My body of work has therefore consisted of a lot of intuitive processes that I use to try and find access to deeper (sometimes uncomfortable) truths.

Sometimes depression is a chemical imbalance, and sometimes it is a reasonable response to a violent reality. What happens when, in our individualistic western society, the onus of mental health is placed on the individual, on self care, as opposed to a structural change? How do I function in a system that wants me to fix myself when it is the system itself, not me, that is broken? This work is presented as an intuitive response to these questions and the stresses of living in the chaos that is contemporary life.

BIOGRAPHY

Kimberly Edgar is an interdisciplinary artist who currently works primarily in illustration, comics, and drawing. After graduating from art school at the Ottawa School of Art, Kim moved to the Yukon for almost four years to pursue sculpture and performance art, then to Toronto. It was in Toronto where Kimberly started making comics and illustration more seriously, and after starting a small art business, Edgar has finally found a practice and routine suited to their chronically ill body. Between teaching art, selling designed goods and prints, and taking on commissions, and writing comic books, Kimberly is now constantly working.

Website: www.kimberlyedgar.com

Instagram: @deadbirdparty

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PW 4-Year Anniversary Party
Mar
8
7:00 PM19:00

PW 4-Year Anniversary Party

PW is turning 4! Join us to celebrate with the opening of a new exhibition and launches:

> Opening of exhibition and launch of artist edition by interdisciplinary artist Kimberly Edgar (Toronto/Dawson City/Ottawa), The Purpose is to Feel Deeply, runs March 8-31, 2019

> Launch of the Possible Worlds Alternative Arts, Culture and Resource Online Map

> Find out more about our 2019 exhibitions, workshops, silkscreening 2.0, mobile art studio, meetups and other new initiatives this year

> DJ beats by Jason Skilz throughout the night

> Anniversary treats and refreshments

A portion of sales from the anniversary weekend will go towards our new PW Community Silkscreening Scholarships.

Entry is free.

This event takes place on the second-floor of a plaza and is only accessible by stairs (unfortunately there is no ramp or elevator).

We acknowledge that PW is located on unceded Algonquin territory.


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"You can't be what you can't see".
-Marian Wright Edelman, American activist

2019 promises to be an exciting period for PW, with new ways of seeing and doing. This includes expanded opening hours, a slightly revamped website and physical space, new programs, initiatives, collaborations and exchanges - some of which we have already launched - in addition to fresh art and music in shop. 

Co-Director Melanie Yugo will be committed to PW full-time, alongside other key volunteers and collaborators. We will continue to provide an inclusive art and music platform that helps advance creative and cultural dialogue in Ottawa and beyond.

From a one-year experiment to a community-driven space, numerous PW projects, activities and events have been activated in our 330 square feet home. To staff, volunteers, artists, partners, allies and you, we are truly grateful for your support over the years.

Thank you for joining us in this adventure! We are looking forward to the year ahead.

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MEETUP // PW After Work Club
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

MEETUP // PW After Work Club

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PW AFTER WORK CLUB

DATE: Friday, March 1, 2019
TIME: 6:00-8:00 PM
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)

Come through for the first Possible Worlds After Work Club meetup.

The After Work Club is a fun space for creatives into graphic art and visual art to gather. Discuss projects you're working on, followed by an open graphic art jam. At this meetup we’ll be working on zines: Contribute a page to our collaborative zine on the themes of utopia and dystopia. Bring your own materials or use the materials we have in-studio.

After Work Club is PWYC (pay what you can) with registration; suggested $10 at the door. Spaces are limited. Please register through Eventbrite below.

*Possible Worlds is an open and inclusive space. Open mindedness is strongly encouraged.*

// About PW After Work Club //

The After Work Club is a new series at Possible Worlds, open to all, from beginners to long time graphic and visual artists, using analog or digital means to make their work. The purpose is to provide a platform and opportunity to meet creatives interested in sharing graphic art processes, practices and projects, related to print, drawing, illustration, zines, DIY publishing, collage, comic arts, book arts, typography, photography, graphic design, video, murals, industrial design, and everything in between.


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WORKSHOP // SOLD OUT - Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory
Feb
17
1:00 PM13:00

WORKSHOP // SOLD OUT - Silkscreening 101 Workshop: Introductory

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To verify the number of spots available workshop, enter number of spots you would like to purchase then click on the REGISTER button then CHECKOUT button. The cart will let you know if that number of spots can be accommodated. Payment for the workshop will happen at a later stage in the checkout process.

LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $145 + HST (all materials included; to print on fabric, please bring these items with you)
LOCATION: Possible Worlds

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY: Learn the basics of one-colour printing on paper and fabric. How screens work; the photo emulsion process; basics of designing artwork; differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work; terminology; one-colour printing techniques; and print culture in general. Print your own artwork and take away small art prints on paper or fabric you've brought with you.

Check out the unique features of our workshop at Possible Worlds and stuff you can make. The possibilities are endless!

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds, recognized for her 10+ years of silkscreening and art education in Ottawa-Gatineau and internationally.

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.

GROUP BOOKINGS OR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Dates don’t fit your schedule? Want to organize a group silkscreening workshop? Prefer to learn one-on-one? More info here.

Please note – You must be 18 years or older to take part in a workshop. If you wish to enroll someone under 18 years old please contact our studio to discuss.

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

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WORKSHOP // Online Video 101
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

WORKSHOP // Online Video 101

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

DATE: Thursday, February 7, 2019
TIME: 6:30-9:00 PM
PRICE: $65* + HST. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
AGES: 18+

Possible Worlds presents a two-part workshop series to kick off 2019: New Year, New Brand! with Ariel Bissett.

Join Ariel (@arielbissett), a renowned Youtuber and writer, over two sessions to learn how to create a branded online identity and use online video. This workshop is a follow up to her well-received artist talk with Greg White last year on "Designing a Digital Presence."

You can sign up for Online Video 101 or Design Your Personal Brand, or both!

PART TWO: ONLINE VIDEO 101

Chances are you’ve already watched an online video today. Sharing video has never been so easy and has changed the way artists and creatives share their work. In this workshop we will be doing a deep dive into online video: what it is, where it can live, how you can plan it, and why it’s important.

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY

At the end of this workshop you will have a firmer grasp about why online video is important, you will understand how it functions on different platforms (YouTube, Instagram), and you will have worked through the process of creating a video from idea to filming to posting.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Artists and creatives, and people wanting to create video content regularly as part of their business

WANT TO SIGN UP FOR PART ONE ON PERSONAL ONLINE BRANDING? > Sign up here.

*SPECIAL PRICING: For this workshop, up to two spots will be offered at concession/reduced pricing of $55 (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.

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BIOGRAPHY

Ariel Bissett is a Canadian writer, poet, booktuber, and zine maker. Her YouTube channel has over 140,000 subscribers and is a place where she tries to encourage everyone to pick up a book. She has spoken at VidCon, premiered videos at Buffer Festival, was an official Man Booker Prize Vlogger, and is creator and host of the BookTubeAThon - the largest YouTube readathon. Ariel recently completed a Master of Arts at the University of Ottawa. You can learn more about Ariel by visiting her website www.arielbissett.com or on social media at @ArielBissett.

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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WORKSHOP // Online Branding for Creatives
Jan
31
6:30 PM18:30

WORKSHOP // Online Branding for Creatives

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

DATE: Thursday, January 31, 2019
TIME: 6:30-8:30 PM
PRICE: $50* + HST. Spots are available on a first come, first served basis. A waiting list will be created once the spots are filled.
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)
AGES: 18+

Possible Worlds presents a two-part workshop series to kick off 2019: New Year, New Brand! with Ariel Bissett.

Join Ariel (@arielbissett), a renowned Youtuber and writer, over two sessions to learn how to create a branded online identity as well as using online video. This workshop is a follow up to her well-received artist talk with Greg White last year on "Designing a Digital Presence."

You can sign up for Online Video 101 or Design Your Personal Brand, or both!

PART ONE: DESIGN YOUR PERSONAL ONLINE BRAND

What is your personal brand? What do people think about when they visit your online spaces? In Part One of this workshop series, we will investigate what a brand can do for you. You will leave with a better grasp of how to create content for your social media, and a plan for how to revitalize your online presence in order to connect to the people and projects you're looking for.

WHAT YOU'LL TAKE AWAY

  • Knowledge of what a “personal brand” is and how to apply it to yourself

  • Complete an exercise that will help you build a brand that will work for you

  • Leave with a plan of how to implement your brand to your online presence.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Artists and creatives, people looking to revitalize their online spaces.

WANT TO SIGN UP FOR PART TWO ON ONLINE VIDEO? 

> Sign up here.

*For this workshop, up to two spots will be offered at concession/reduced pricing of $40 (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.

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BIOGRAPHY

Ariel Bissett is a Canadian writer, poet, booktuber, and zine maker. Her YouTube channel has over 140,000 subscribers and is a place where she tries to encourage everyone to pick up a book. She has spoken at VidCon, premiered videos at Buffer Festival, was an official Man Booker Prize Vlogger, and is creator and host of the BookTubeAThon - the largest YouTube readathon. Ariel recently completed a Master of Arts at the University of Ottawa. You can learn more about Ariel by visiting her website www.arielbissett.com or on social media at @ArielBissett.

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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EVENT (OFFSITE): Synthetic Dreams
Jan
26
to Jan 27

EVENT (OFFSITE): Synthetic Dreams

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DATE: Saturday, January 26, 2019
TIME: 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
LOCATION: Pour Boy (495 Somerset Street West., Ottawa)

Low Noise Productions and Possible Worlds present..

// SYNTHETIC DREAMS //

A night of synth/house/techno/experimental music

Featuring live sets by:
// Jared Epp
// Golden Eyes
+ DJs
// Transmit
// Sportif

Live visuals by Annie Socoria

Pour Boy
495 Somerset St. West / Upstairs
starts at 10 PM / Cover $7 before 11

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WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101
Jan
22
6:00 PM18:00

WORKSHOP // Silkscreening 101

To view number of spots remaining for this workshop, click on REGISTER and indicate number of spots you would like to purchase by clicking on + or - then CHECKOUT. The cart will let you know how many spots remain.

LENGTH: 4 hours
COST: $145 + HST (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: Learn the basics of one-colour printing on paper and fabric. How screens work; the photo emulsion process; basics of designing artwork; differences in inks, printing substrates, screen mesh and film work; terminology; one-colour printing techniques; and print culture in general. Take away small art prints on paper or fabric you've brought with you.

Check out our suggestions for the benefits of taking a silkscreening workshop at PW and stuff you can make. The possibilities are endless!

WORKSHOP FACILITATOR: Facilitated by artist-educator-director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com), recognized for her 10+ years of silkscreening and art education in Ottawa-Gatineau and internationally.

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).

Read more about silkscreening

 

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.

GROUP BOOKINGS OR PRIVATE INSTRUCTION
Dates don’t fit your schedule? Want to organize a group silkscreening workshop? Prefer to learn one-on-one? More info here.

Please note – You must be 18 years or older to take part in a workshop. If you wish to enroll someone under 18 years old please contact our studio to discuss.

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

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MEETUP // PW Music Producer Meetup x Exchange
Jan
13
4:00 PM16:00

MEETUP // PW Music Producer Meetup x Exchange

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MUSIC PRODUCER MEET UP AND EXCHANGE

DATE: Sunday, January 13, 2019
TIME: 4:00-6:00 PM
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown, Ottawa)

For those using digital or analog software or hardware meet up with fellow producers to discuss projects you’re working on and questions you have on production. Plus an open jam: bring a synth or piece of music gear and plug into our board and speakers.

$5 / PWYC  / Welcome to all / All ages

// 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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Bookbinding 101 Workshop // December 12, 2018
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Bookbinding 101 Workshop // December 12, 2018

DATE: Wednesday, December 12, 2018
TIME: 6:00-8:30 PM
PRICE: $45 + tax (includes all materials) 
LOCATION: Possible Worlds (708G Somerset St. W., Chinatown)

*For this workshop, up to two spots will be offered at concession/reduced pricing of $35 (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.

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

Learn how to bookbind to create your own hard or soft cover artist books, notebooks or sketchbooks. We'll cover tools of the trade, sewing signatures, creating text blocks, adhering covers, and where to pick up materials. Participants will then work on assembling their own book, ready to take home with them at the end of the workshop. 

For all creative levels, no experience needed. Fee includes all materials.

Facilitated by artist-creative director Melanie Yugo of Spins & Needles and Possible Worlds (melanieyugo.com). Melanie has led classes and workshops on bookbinding 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.

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

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Silkscreening 101 Workshop - Introductory // December 9, 2018
Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Silkscreening 101 Workshop - Introductory // December 9, 2018

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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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Low Noise Sessions | December 8
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Low Noise Sessions | December 8

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DATE: Saturday, December 8, 2018
TIME: 10:00 PM - 2:00 AM
LOCATION: Pour Boy (495 Somerset Street West., Ottawa)

Low Noise Productions and Possible Worlds present .. 
Sean Kosa Release Party!

New digital EP by TO / MTL artist Sean Kosa coming out Dec 8

Featuring DJ and live sets by Sean Kosa [Low Noise / Spins and Needles / Turbo]

Transmit / Jason Skilz [Low Noise / Spins and Needles / Possible Worlds]

Ruth Grader [OTT - Low Noise]

Golbon [OTT - CHUO]

Live visuals by Annie Socoria

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SOLD OUT - Silkscreening 101 Workshop - Introductory // December 4, 2018
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

SOLD OUT - Silkscreening 101 Workshop - Introductory // December 4, 2018

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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.

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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Not Normal | Experimental Music Night - November 22
Nov
22
to Nov 23

Not Normal | Experimental Music Night - November 22

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DATE: Thursday, November 22, 2018
TIME: 9:00 PM - 1:00 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:

Holzkopf [Vancouver]
Holzkopf is Western Canadian musician Jacob Audrey Revington Taves. A decidedly non-traditional musician, they have mainly used budget bin samplers and drum machines in combination with tape recorders, mixing board feedback and raw data sounds. Part ritual, part dub and jungle influenced dance music, part freeform experimentation.
holzkopf.ca
https://holzkopf.bandcamp.com/

Hex-A-Decimal [TO / OTT]
Side project of artist Josh Starkey [Final Fall, Devils Machine...]
Experimental synths / distorted machines 
https://soundcloud.com/hex-a-decimal

Golden Eyes [OTT] 
Local abstract beats and synths, ambient to IDM

Transmit [OTT / Low Noise] - DJ set

Live visuals by Annie Socoria

Doors 9:00 PM
$6 before 10 / $10 after
All Ages / Licensed

Respect the space & everyone in it!

The venue is wheelchair-accessible. Washrooms are gender-neutral, but are located in the basement so are unfortunately not accessible.

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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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PW EMERGING ARTIST SERIES EXHIBITION: Digital Epoch // New Works by Aidan O'Keeffe (ottawa)
Sep
21
to Oct 17

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 17, 2018 (extended due to power outage/weather conditions on opening weekend)

OPENING RECEPTION: Wednesday October 3, 2018, 6-9 PM (rescheduled from September 21 due to power outage/weather conditions on opening weekend), 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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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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