Thursday, November 29, 2012

vernissage : HELENE LACELLE at Carmen's Veranda DEC.11


Opening Dec.11, 2012 6:30 to 9:00pm :::::: Show runs until Jan.31, 2013

Carmen's Veranda 1169 Bank St, Ottawa

CARMEN's VERANDA is once again supporting community art with a new art opening by HELENE LACELLE on 11 December 2012. LACELLE is a lifelong artist who is represented by various galleries in Toronto, St John, Fredericton, Philadelphia and Huston. She has shown frequently in national and local restaurant/galleries as well as in Ottawa's KARSH MASON gallery and has won several awards in drawing and painting.

She describes her present style as Primitive Naive. LACELLE says, 'She tries to capture joy.' in her work. Her 'ladies in waiting' as I would describe them, look very much like folkart but with such skill and layers of glazed foundations that they surpass what we conventionally think of as 'folk art'. Lacelle recently returned from a very successful showing and sale of her original art at Toronto's 'QueenWestARTcrawl' - an event where hundreds of artists are juried and the best are selected to represent the event.

LACELLE will be showing a variety of her art styles covering several years of creation - for example, her very unique 'ART BLOCKS', large gouache paintings and collages some recently completed specially for the CARMEN's VERANDA exhibit. She keeps her prices reasonable starting at $25. so that those visitors considering original art as a Xmas gift will not have to dig too deeply into their pockets to purchase local art from a very skilled creator. 'I prefer to show my work in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and certainly Carmen's provides that.'

Also LACELLE produces and hosts the ONE&ONLY art/craft Fair - an annual event held in mid November where 50 artist/crafters and hundreds of visitors view local art at the Ottawa Community Centre in Sandy Hill.

Carmen Letourneau and her staff put out an incredible opening night free gourmet nibblies - cash bar.

LACELLE"s show opens 11 December 2012 from 6:30p.m. to 9 p.m.
at CARMEN's VERANDA, 1169 Bank Street, Ottawa 613 730 9829 and ALL ARE WELCOME

Show runs from Dec.11 to Jan.31, 2013

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Customer Appreciation Night @ A CURIOUS SHOP

A Curious Shop is getting together with our neighbour Adorit Boutique to host a Customer Appreciation night the evening of Friday December 7th. Starting at 5pm we'll be serving some snacks, turning up the music, having entertainment outside and offering customers discounts and special deals.

We'd like to first of all invite you all to this event and ask you to put the word out to your friends and fans and encourage them to come out, here's a link to our FB event:

All my artwork at A CURIOUS SHOP will be on SALE on CUSTOMER APPRICIATION NIGHT, DEC.7 starting at 5pm - I'm offering everything at BUY ONE GET ONE FREE. I've got framed original collages, prints and lots of tiny mosaics that make terrific and unique Christmas gifts!!!

Take a walk down to A CURIOUS SHOP & ADORIT - it's a holiday for the senses!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Sandy Hill's ONE & ONLY Arts+Crafts SALE

Linda Norton of Crazy Fox Studio with hubby Ken Mclaren

Michelle Potter helping visitors with their shopping experience!

Sisters Savannagh & Magida El-Kassis selling their amazing photographs and vintage findings

At the booth of Savannah & Magida
Kitchen 'Dream Team' Francois Bregha, Marc Lacelle, Dallas Fletcher and Peter Evanchuck
As you know I host and organize a large and popular Arts+Crafts SALE every November at the Sandy Hill Community Center in Ottawa. My partner Peter Evanchuck prepares and cooks for our FREE ALL DAY BUFFET with the help of our kitchen 'volunteer dream team' ! This year's selection of vendors outdid all previous shows. Their work, their booths and displays were amazing! Here's a glimpse of our show.
To see more pictures from this event click here!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

New Piece for Toronto's ART INTERIORS

'Most Days She Just Hangs Out'
One of my 26 pieces destined for Toronto's ART INTERIORS GALLERY.
Victorian image of lady from the GRAPHICS FAIRY

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Getting Ready for the ONE & ONLY - NOV.18

I've made a bunch of Tiny Treasure Boxes for  - Sandy Hill's Fabulous ONE & ONLY Arts+Crafts Sale, next Sunday Nov.18! I've still got quite a bit of stuff to do before the big day. Every day I go out and put up posters only to find a few days later someone has taken them down, very frustrating! Anyway, Peter my infatigable husband has already started to buy lots and lots of food for our ALL DAY FREE BUFFET! He will be creating vary large amounts of dishes in our kitchen soon, things like German potato salad, Thai noodles, Chicken Catchatori, fried perrogies just to name a few.  See poster above for time and location of our show!!!