10 things to do at the Ontario Scene : May 4

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01. Pelee Island Winemaker’s Dinner
Location: LE CAFÉ
Link: nac-cna.ca
Info: Le café presents a WINEMAKER’S DINNER that showcases and complements the delightful wines of Pelee Island, Canada’s oldest and most southerly wine region. For this special occasion, National Arts Centre Executive Chef JOHN MORRIS will prepare a sumptuous five-course menu with all-Ontario ingredients, and every course will be paired with the finest varietals that Pelee Island has to offer. Winemaster MARTIN JANZ, of Pelee Island Winery, will be in attendance.

02. Emulsion In Motion
Location: MERCURY LOUNGE
Link:nac-cna.ca
Info: Emulsion in Motion is a selection of poetic film works from eight exceptional Ontario filmmakers. Each film is rooted in an experimental filmmaking ethos that both engages and challenges the viewer to decipher what lies within the frame. The films included in this program bring to light the unique qualities of emulsion: the richness of the grain, the surreal beauty of the filmic image, and the tactility of the material itself.

03. TDT, adelheid, Dreamwalker
Location: NAC STUDIO
Link:nac-cna.ca
Info: Fierce wit, emotion, and virtuosity occur in abundance in this mixed dance program from an incredible group of Ontario performers. Six stellar solos by three of Ontario’s most celebrated dance companies are featured in this collection of works choreographed by artists from across Canada and across artistic disciplines.

04. Sea Sick
Location: THE GLADSTONE
Link: nac-cna.ca
Info: The ocean contains the switch of life. Not the land, not the atmosphere – the ocean. And that switch can be turned off.

In Sea Sick, acclaimed science journalist ALANNA MITCHELL shows us why we should care. Using science and her own delicate wit to recount how she put the pieces of this huge global puzzle together, Alanna delivers a powerful and often humorous solo performance, inspired by her international bestseller and award-winning book of the same name.

Sea Sick will take you to the bottom of the ocean to face the demons of the deeps and deliver you into hope and redemption.

05. Jon Sasaki : Two Roads Diverged in a Wood
Location: OTTAWA ART GALLERY
Link:nac-cna.ca
Info: Three little-known works from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art by the painter George Thomson (1868–1965) provide the foundation for a new body of work by JON SASAKI. The three paintings have been reinterpreted in ways that pay homage to an artist who was too often discussed only in connection with his more famous younger brother, Tom. Sasaki’s pieces in Two Roads Diverged in a Wood examine George Thomson’s ties to family, his community, and to the astoundingly eventful times in which he lived.

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06. Michael DeForge: All Dogs Are Dogs
Location: GALERIE SAW GALLERY
Link: nac-cna.ca
Info: SAW GALLERY presents Michael DeForge: All Dogs Are Dogs, an expansive presentation of MICHAEL DEFORGE’s work that marks the artist’s first major survey exhibition. Originally from Ottawa, DeForge has produced an idiosyncratic body of work that has established him as a generation-defining voice in alternative comics.

07. Works from the National Gallery of Canada’s National Collection
Location: NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA
Link: nac-cna.ca
Info: The NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA is a must-see destination, housing, as it does, the world’s most comprehensive collection of Canadian art and rich collections of European, Contemporary, Aboriginal, and Inuit art. The National Gallery highlights several of its most significant recent acquisitions, featuring some of the best and most innovative work being made in Canada today.

During Ontario Scene, the Gallery will feature the work of AN TE LIU, SHARY BOYLE, and other artists living in Ontario whose works engage with current trends and resonate with the historical works in the Gallery's collection, building relationships across time, media, and culture.

08. North of the 45th
Location: GALLERY 101
Link:nac-cna.ca
Info: North of the 45th looks at the diversity of artistic practices and voices from Northern Ontario. From drawing to ceramics to video to performance, these works dismantle stereotypical notions of regional identity by offering complex and thoughtful expressions of the relationships that connect land, memory, and history.

09. Ontario in Âjagemô
Location: CANADA COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS
Link: nac-cna.ca
Info: Ontario boasts a rich history of visual and media arts – due in large part to its size, diversity, and vibrant urban centres. But is Ontario art distinct? Do Ontario artists have a single, discernible viewpoint? A unique cultural psychology? Judge for yourself at this exhibition in the Canada Council’s Âjagemô exhibition hall*. Ontario in Âjagemô draws on a selection of five decades of works from the Canada Council Art Bank to reveal that the most interesting conversations emerge from viewpoints that are both unique and personal.

Since 1972, the CANADA COUNCIL ART BANK has been collecting works by the best Canadian artists of our times, amassing the world’s largest collection of contemporary Canadian art. Almost 4,000 of these works are by Ontario artists.

*Âjagemô is the Algonquin word for “crossroads.”

10. Jon Sasaki : Two Roads Diverged in a Wood
Location: Ottawa
Link:nac-cna.ca
Info: Three little-known works from the Firestone Collection of Canadian Art by the painter George Thomson (1868–1965) provide the foundation for a new body of work by JON SASAKI. The three paintings have been reinterpreted in ways that pay homage to an artist who was too often discussed only in connection with his more famous younger brother, Tom. Sasaki’s pieces in Two Roads Diverged in a Wood examine George Thomson’s ties to family, his community, and to the astoundingly eventful times in which he lived.

for more info :  nac-cna.ca