CUT THE CAKE – CELEBRATE!
August 17 to 31, 2017
Enriched Bread Artists Studios, 951 Gladstone Avenue, K1Y 3E5
613-729-7632 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.enrichedbreadartists.com
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The Enriched Bread Artists (EBA) is a not-for-profit cooperative of twenty-two Ottawa-based Visual Artists. Located in a former bread factory, the studios were formed in 1992 by the graduates of the Fine Arts program at the University of Ottawa. Today EBA is one of the largest artist co-ops in the region.
I am one of the Project Leads for our new project, funded by Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Investment Program, which will deliver a variety of visual displays, immersive experiences, and an all-out celebration with cakes! Cakes relate to the bakery heritage of our building, the Standard Bread Company, and they are also universal and accessible symbols of celebrations.
FULL PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE
Thursday, August 17 from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. – Opening remarks, cake cutting, performances, cake stories and celebration. Vernissage of “The Big Cake Projection” at 9:00 p.m.
THE BIG CAKE PROJECTION (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. nightly) from August 17 – 31
The east side of our building will feature a large-scale projection series based on the history and heritage of our building, and the theme of celebration with cakes. Well-known as the former Standard Bread Factory that was built in the “Roaring 1920’s”, the projection will feature archival imagery intertwined with inspired and artistic contemporary interpretations of cake that have been created by EBA artists.
“LET US EAT CAKE” COMMUNITY WORKSHOPS & DEMONSTRATIONS
EBA is positioned on the borders of four vibrant Ottawa neighbourhoods: Chinatown, Little Italy, Hintonburg, and Mechanicsville. The cake theme will be celebrated as our large gallery spaces will host immersive and entertaining workshops and demonstrations led by dynamic community and culinary figures.
Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Program in partnership with AOE Arts Council, the Council of Heritage Organizations in Ottawa, and the Ottawa Arts Council.