Venture to one of Ottawa's small and intimate art galleries
- Ottawa Travel Guide
- Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:14
Colours cover the walls of the Patrick Mikhail Gallery in Canada's capital, a chic locale that artsy travellers will want to see firsthand on their tours of Ottawa. Since 2006, this venue has hosted an eclectic array of amazing artists, featuring their pieces on a rotating schedule year round. Guests likely won't see the same thing twice, as the gallery prides itself on providing a unique outlet for local talents to display their different kinds of media.
Contemporary artists use this venue for film screenings, theatre, sculpture, photography and installation art, and the gallery is often a stepping stone for locals to get their work featured in national museums. The work sometimes goes on tour under the Patrick Mikhail name so the artists can gain positive exposure.
Currently, about 20 individuals have their art in the gallery, which travellers can see throughout the spring. For instance, patrons can view Jonathan Hobin's eerie photos of kids acting out mature situations, like the politics of Hurricane Katrina. For a more abstract take on art, guests can see paintings by Amy Schissel, which are massive in size and have bursts of colour strewn about the canvas.