An Artist’s Calling

By Alexia Naidoo UDATE: Here is the letter Sophie Grégoire Trudeau sent to Lydia after reading my article: Lydia Pepin knew all along she had a creative impulse, but she didn’t make the leap to follow her passion until her mid-twenties. “Even as a child I was always drawing and painting. I was more interested in art than … Continue reading An Artist’s Calling

Protecting Heritage & Environment in Old Ottawa East

Greystone Village is a 26-acre development project in the heart of Old Ottawa East between the Rideau Canal and the Rideau River. Settlement in the area, which used to be called Archville, goes back almost 200 years to when the Catholic monastic community, Les Oeuvres Oblates de l’Ontario, built the main building on the Édifice … Continue reading Protecting Heritage & Environment in Old Ottawa East

James Wilson Morrice: A Gift of a Lifetime’s Work

  It may be one of the most significant gifts in the history of the National Gallery of Canada: a collection of 50 works by one of the most celebrated names in Canadian art history, James Wilson Morrice (1865–1924). The benefactor, Ash Prakash, is a renowned author and collector of Canadian art, as well as … Continue reading James Wilson Morrice: A Gift of a Lifetime’s Work

100 Million Reasons to Smile: Ottawa’s Finance Deal of the Year

After launching Canada’s biggest tech IPO in the past four years – not to mention the country’s largest software-as-a-service public offering ever – Kinaxis is an easy choice for Ottawa’s finance deal of the year. © Cole Burston Kinaxis CFO Richard Monkman Kinaxis, which has its headquarters and R&D operations in the capital, specializes in … Continue reading 100 Million Reasons to Smile: Ottawa’s Finance Deal of the Year

Bringing the World of Impressionism to the Prairies

Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald, The Hudson River (n.d.), oil on burlap, 50.6 x 40.9 cm. Collection of the Winnipeg Art Gallery; Gift from the Estate of Arnold O. Brigden, G-73-328 There are two ways in which Lionel LeMoine FitzGerald (1890–1956) is typically remembered: as the last artist to join the Group of Seven or, as Montreal … Continue reading Bringing the World of Impressionism to the Prairies