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The Fritzi Gallery

2nd Floor-1233 Wellington Street West at Holland

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Transformed by Fire
Exhibition runs November 29, 2016 - January 7, 2017
Vernissage November 29, 2016

Patricia Kenny

From November 29, 2016 - January 7, 2017 the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) and The Ottawa School of Art (OSA) will present Transformed by Fire, a solo-artist exhibit featuring the work of artist Patricia Kenny at the Lorraine “Fritzi” Yale Gallery.  A vernissage, with an opportunity to meet the artist, will take place Tuesday, November 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pat moves between abstract and semi-figurative work intuitively.  She paints expressively with vibrant colors, gestural lines, and layered surfaces.  The work is often narrative and includes found objects as part of the vocabulary.  Recent works have included collage materials such as digital photographs and found objects.  She is inspired by resilience of the human spirit in the face of challenges; challenges that at times can be life changing.  The work in this exhibition is a visceral response to a tragic personal event which happened earlier in 2016.  
“While this work comes from my own experience, I make the artwork with empathetic knowledge that I am not unique in this.  All of us experience life altering events that transform us.  I believe that the ability to recover is a sign of resilience.  For me the story culminates with recovery and a rebirth creatively.  I hope that sharing this experience can, in some ways, serve as an inspiration for others”.
Patricia Kenny, Artist


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.

First Thursdays!

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

The Ottawa Star Review of Birds of a Feather, February 15, 2015

The Metro News Ottawa Review of Birds of A Feather, January 22, 2015

Review of Illustrated, Westboro Resident Is Both an Artist and a Teacher; George Bernard Shaw may have been wrong, December 11, 2014

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

Illustrated: Duo Art Exhibition: Maya Hum & Clare Brebner. November 25, 2014 - January 18, 2015

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

For questions or inquiries please contact:

Cathy Brake
Gallery and Boutique Coordinator OSA

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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Monday                   Closed
Tuesday-Friday       10am-6pm
Saturday                 10am-4pm
Sunday                    Noon-4pm