Cirque du Soleil—Corteo
Cirque du Soleil brings Corteo to Ottawa! Written and directed by Daniele Finzi Pasca, Corteo (which means “cortege” in Italian) is a joyful celebration of the life of a clown. The show premiered in Montreal in 2005 and has visited more than 60 cities in many different countries. It features over 50 highly talented artists performing stunning scenes in a synthesis of circus styles from around the world.
Celebrating a life gloriously lived, dedicated to revelry and merry-making, Corteo is a festive spectacle that entertains and fascinates the audience. The show runs from June 27 to July 1, 2018 at the Canadian Tire Centre.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit cirquedusoleil.com
Central Art Garage
Central Art Garage, a contemporary art gallery and framing studio sandwiched between Chinatown, Little Italy and Centretown, opened in the fall of 2013. Partners Danny Hussey, an artist from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and Bridget Thompson, an art collector, spent several months setting up a gallery space and the framing studio in a small auto-mechanics garage in a residential section of Lebreton Street North.
The contemporary gallery has garnered a reputation for artwork that’s focused more on ideas, concept and experiences rather than finding something to hang on your wall. In fact, according to Danny, some exhibitions have nothing on the walls at all and often there is nothing to buy—only to experience. The framing studio is equally innovative, producing its own frame designs focused on timeless hardwoods with joinery that relies on carpentry and splined wood corners for strength.
Central Art Garage is reshaping the arts scene in Ottawa. For information about current and upcoming exhibits, visit www.centralartgarage.com
stitching sustainability into fashion
Duffield Design is an innovative and trendy local clothing collection. Designed and manufactured in the Ottawa Valley, the philosophy at Duffield Design is to create beautiful, handmade clothing using quality natural and eco textiles.
After graduating from Fanshawe College’s fashion design program and working in several facets of the fashion industry, Megan Duffield recognized a need for change in the business. She was inspired to design and manufacture her own collection based on an environmentally-friendly approach. Her focus is on designing both classic and contemporary pieces that are comfortable and stylish. Megan encourages her clients to buy less, buy quality and only buy what they need and love!
Working on a traditional fashion calendar, she produces two collections each year, consisting of Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer. Duffield Designs are available in stores across Canada, including five in the Ottawa area.