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AOE Arts Council creates artist opportunities with new program Art Place

AOE Arts Council is proud to officially launch its new three-year community outreach initiative, Art Place, on Nov. 26, 2014. Art Place is an all-new social practice professional artist-in-residence program in Ottawa funded in part by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Members of the public, arts community and media are invited to attend a launch event being held at the Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, one of the six Art Place partner sites, on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at 10 a.m.

AOE Arts Council will introduce the partner sites, participating artists and their projects followed by a meet and greet reception with the artists. ** ART PLACE PUBLIC LAUNCH EVENT ** ** WHO: **

AOE Arts Council Victoria Steele, Executive Director and Cassandra Olsthoorn, Program Coordinator

Ontario Trillium Foundation

Élisabeth Bruyère Residence: Teresa Lee, Advanced Practice Nurse in Long-Term Care and Clinical Manager of the Élisabeth Bruyère Residence

Art Place Artists: Rachel Kalpana James, Book artist; Christine Mockett and Karina Bergmans, Textile artists; Laurie Fyffe, Artistic Manager, Ottawa Storytellers; Sarah  Conn, Theatre artist, STO Union Theatre Co. Ltd.; Naomi Tessler, Forum Theatre artist; Marc Walter, Land artist ** WHEN: ** Wed. Nov. 26, 2014 10 to 11 a.m. ** WHERE: ** Élisabeth Bruyère Hospital, 43 Bruyère Street, Room Gilberte Paquette Garden (6th floor), Ottawa ON K1N 5C8 ** WHAT: ** Public Launch; Overview of the three-year artist-in-residence program; Meet artists and partner sites; see an artistic demonstration ** Follow the Art Place community stories and projects ** Artist profiles and project descriptions: www.artsaccolade.ca

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtPlacedart

Twitter: @AOEOttawa, #ARTPlace, #PlacedART ** About AOE Arts Council ** AOE Arts Council has been serving the arts community for 27 years. As a not-for-profit charitable bilingual organization, the Arts Council represents a membership of over 400 artists, organizations and supporters. The Arts Council creates opportunities for artists to share and sell their work, provides resources and services to its membership, organizes professional development activities and is a leader on city-wide arts initiatives. ** FOR INTERVIEWS OR MORE INFORMATION: ** Cristiane Doherty, Director of Communications, AOE Arts Council

Tel.: 613.580.2767 cristiane@artsoe.ca Chantal Renaud, Communications Officer, Bruyère Continuing Care

Tel.: 613-562-6262 ext. 4020 CRenaud@bruyere.org