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The Fritzi Gallery
2nd Floor-1233 Wellington Street West at Holland
The Lorraine "Fritzi" Yale Gallery is an Ottawa art gallery displaying works by a range of contemporary local artists. Our mission is to promote local artists within the Ottawa and Gatineau region and present art works that express local talent whether it be from emerging or professional artists.
Many of the exhibitions work in direct rotation with the play season of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. Whenever possible, works are selected that reflect the feel or theme of the play being presented on the mainstage. Our gallery also exhibits solo and group exhibitions where themes are chosen independently by curator or artist. Our curator in residence works in close collaboration with Cube Gallery.
The Fritzi Gallery is dedicated to the collaborative process and offers the public the unique experience of being able t oenjoy theatre and visual arts. Located on the 2nd floor of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre. The Fritzi is open for visits anytime the front doors are open. You can take a stroll through the current exhibit and if you find a piece that particularly moves you, you can purchase it. All of the artwork is for sale!
The Fritzi Gallery opened to the public in the fall of 2007 thanks to the generous gift made by Janet Yale, in honour of her late mother and artist, Lorraine 'Fritzi' Yale and TELUS.
The Curator - Malika Welsh, Curator in Residence
Ms. Malika Welsh was born in Grenada and majored in visual arts at the Etobicoke School of the Arts in Toronto. In 2012 she achieved an Honours degree from Carleton University in Art History and Mass Communications, focusing on Canadian Art and Post-colonial Theory. She has curated on behalf of BAND Gallery and TD Canada Trust. She also writes as the Art Beat Columnist for Ottawa Woman Magazine and promotes artists throughout the Ottawa-Gatineau region. Ms.Welsh aspires to work in collaboration with other artists in the local and international community, continuing to promote art and education.
illustrated, Duo Art Exhibition
November 25 - January 18, 2015
Maya Hum and Clare Brebner
Vernissage November 27, 2014 from 6-8pm
Artists Maya Hum and Clare Brebner opens their duo art exhibition, illustrated this November on Thursday the 27th, 2014 from 6-8pm.
An illustration is a visualization or a depiction made by an artist, such as a drawing, sketch, painting, photograph, or other kind of image of things seen, remembered or imagined, using a graphical representation. The word comes from the latin word illu’stro, meaning to enlighten. Artists Maya Hum and Clare Brebner use illustration in many different ways to evoke various meanings and recall certain moments, memories and experiences.
Their styles are creative and whimsical, with an eye for detail. Their illustrations integrate ink, watercolor, acrylic paint, printmaking and photographic methods. There are many ways to illustrate a story. The works in this exhibition depict a search for a balance between reality and imagination.
Join artists Maya Hum and Clare Brebner and curator-in-residence Malika Welsh at the opening of illustrated on November 27, 2014 at 6pm, 2014. Exhibition will run from November 25 - January 18, 2015.
Explore Ottawa's finest and friendliest galleries on the 1st Thursday of every month! First Thursdays is a neighbourhood celebration of great art that takes place on the First Thursday of every month from 6 pm to 9 pm. Stop by the Fritzi Gallery as you stroll through 6 unique galleries all located within walking distance of each other and enjoy world-class art, good vibes and good conversation.
Press, Videos and Reviews
French Program, RegArts, on Rogers TV covered our February 2014 Exhibition, Merci Pour Les Souvenirs.
Le Rotonde, Le Journal Indépendant de L'Université D'Ottawa (The Independent Journal of the University of Ottawa) Reviews our February 2014 Exhibition, Merci Pour Les Souvenirs. Publie le Lundi, 10 Fevrier 2014 (Published Monday, February 10, 2014)
Past Events and Exhibitions
Survivorship Bias: Solo Art Exhibition: Claudia Gutierrex. October 16 - November 23, 2014
Transcendence: Duo Art Exhibition: Josée Prud'homme & Joejene C. Santos. September 16 - October 12, 2014
Retrospective: Solo Art Exhibition of Paul Schibli July 15 - September 16, 2014
The Burden of Self Awareness: Group Art Exhibition: Barbara Cuerden, Zainab Hussain, Elbagir Osman, Virginia Dupris, Rashmi Rehka, Janet K. MacKay. June 3 - July 13, 2014
Dancing with Rage: Group Art Exhibition: Barbara Cuerden, Zainab Hussain, Elbagir Osman, Virginia Dupris, Rashmi Rehka, Janet K. MacKay. March 16 - June 1, 2014
Merci Pour Les Souvenirs: Group Art Exhibition: Jane Ladan, Marjorie Lubin, Dominique Dennery, Evelyn Duberry, and Prea Zwarych. February 2 - March 15, 2014
Desdemona & Juliet: Group Art Exhibition: Suzan Mandla, Claudia Gutierrez, Reid Mclachlan, Janet K. MacKay, Alisdair MacRae. November 25, 2013 - February 1, 2014
Crosswinds: Solo Exhibition of Ottawa based artist Andrew King October 17 to November 23, 2013
Proud: Group Exhibition September 12 to October 12, 2013
Contact and Hours
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The Fritzi Gallery is located on the second floor of the Irving Greenberg Theatre Centre.
1233 Wellington Street West (at Holland Ave)
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