Unlike those cities that never sleep, sleepy Ottawa is known for its provincial tastes and downtown boulevards that roll up into a tight ball come 6:00 o'clock.
Not so for Patrick John Mills, intrepid gallery owner with artists to represent and shows to promote. Working into the wee hours of Friday night, some 400 posters were put up across the downtown ranging from Ottawa South to just this side of the Byward Market and everywhere in between With Bank St., the main thoroughfare traversing the Glebe, torn up the entire summer last and reopening barely a month before Christmas, no traffic meant no posters.
However, the Glebe certainly got remembered this time and they stand fully informed as to what is upcoming at Patrick John Mills Gallery.
Noted on each poster are two special events. One will be an ongoing activity starting on March 8, 2012 and running every second Thursday called Let's Talk Art. Two artists featured at the gallery, painter, Michele LeCourtois http://www.michelelecourtois.com/ and metal sculptor, Tick Tock Tom, http://www.ticktocktom.com/ will lead the discussion.
On the heels of the ultra-successful Love Art Party held a week ago on Valentine's Day, Fully Committed 101 happens on Saturday, March 10, 2012, bringing another amazing evening of music and dancing, plus live art, poets, dance performance and much more. Two bands, Dynamite Motel and jazz ensemble, Clear, will be the featured entertainment. Admission is $20 at the door and you are welcome to come at 6:00 pm and stay until 1:00 am.
Please check the gallery website for details and, later this month, a preview of I Have Issues.