BEING Studio Art Show at St. Charles Market




Brynn Callaghan

Tarnation Art Show (Download pdf)

Art Show for Being Studio Showcases Special Collaborations with artist, Christopher Griffin.

Ottawa, Ontario: Over 350 members of the community attended the grand opening of Tarnation on Saturday, March 2nd – an Art Show featuring artists at Being Studio and special collaborations with artist, Christopher Griffin. Griffin is known for his concrete sculptures of various animals including elephants, turtles, raccoons and others.

“For several months, Christopher has been coming into the studio to introduce a technique where asphalt is poured onto a section of sidewalk, then pressed directly into the canvas to create a unique print. The artists at BEING have used these abstract forms as a springboard to create a series of imagined creatures and landscapes. Tarnation explores both the physical imprint and fantastic potential of the landscapes we move through.” Rachel Gray, Being Studio.

The event was hosted by Modbox Developments at St. Charles Market inside the historic St. Charles Church at 140 Beechwood Avenue that is being transformed into a community gathering space once again. The Art Show will continue throughout the month of March and is open to the public on Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 6pm.

To request an interview with Christopher Griffin and Being Studio artists and learn more about their collaborative process, please contact Christopher Griffin at 613-866-7022 or griffinartstudio@gmail.com, or beingstudioottawa@gmail.com.

To request a tour of the art exhibit at St. Charles Market please contact chantal@modbox.ca.

About Being Studio

BEING is a community of artists with developmental disabilities. At BEING, artists have access to the space, the tools, and the representation to create and commercialize their visual art and creative writing. The studio offers a unique visual art and creative writing program that promotes inclusiveness and nurtures bold new voices. BEING artists contribute to the cultural life of the city through a regular program of exhibitions as well as collaborations with guest artists.

Beingstudio.ca | Christophergrffin.ca

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