Foyer Gallery News - July-August 2019



"The Heat Is On"

July 16 – August 4, 2019
The Foyer Gallery welcomes the Ottawa Mixed Media Artists for a guest show starting on July 16th.

Founded in 2001, the Ottawa Mixed Media Artists (OMMA) is a non-profit organization located in Ottawa, which supports mixed media visual artists through meetings, exhibitions and workshops.

A vernissage will take place on Sunday, July 21st, 1-3 pm, where you can meet the artists in person and find out more about their art. Make sure to visit our gallery before August 5th to see this exciting exhibit!
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The Viewers' Choice Award for "The Time is Right" group show (June 25 - July 14, 2019) went to Margaret Chwialkowska's oil painting "Morning Light, Gatineau". Congratulations, Margaret!

A big “thank you” to all who voted for this piece! Please keep voting for your favourite artwork when visiting our gallery.

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"Morning Light, Gatineau" by Margaret Chwialkowska .


Patricia Kenny is a multidisciplinary artist with a primary focus on painting. She uses drawing to create spontaneously-generated imagery as an adjunct to painting and uses photography as a research tool to compile digital sketchbooks of inspiring imagery. She studied visual arts at Ottawa School of Art (OSA), Algonquin College and York University at different points in her journey. In 2011 a cancer diagnosis followed by treatment and healing precipitated a period of reflection and the decision to dedicate full-time focus on her life-long passion for art. She left a career in the education sector in 2014 and began studies at OSA where she explored painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and digital media. In 2017 she graduated with a Fine Arts Diploma, receiving several awards. A destructive house fire resulted in considerable personal loss. In the aftermath, this life changing event proved to be fertile ground for conceptual development and creative expression. Inspired by the universality of transformative experiences and resilience of the human spirit, she draws on her experiences as raw material for her work.

In her own words...
I explore transformative experiences universal to the human condition - interwoven in our lives as life-altering events. I am driven by self reflection and influenced by my own experiences to express in vibrant, surrealistic and abstract works themes of vulnerability, resilience and rebirth. Resilience is expressed as something pliable, withstanding forces of nature and time. Forms dissolving and re-forming simultaneously survive as weathered translucent surfaces. Imagery within the work is compelling, mysterious and often mystical. Imagined spaces are evoked through relationships of colour, form, gesture and enigmatic references to the familiar.

Patricia has been a valued member of the Foyer Gallery since 2018. Watch out for Patricia's works in our upcoming shows at the gallery.

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"Flashbacks" by Patricia Kenny
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"Capsule" by Patricia Kenny
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"Memory Traces" by Patricia Kenny
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"Unleashed" by Patricia Kenny


Margaret Chwialkowska in "Ottawa Group of Five" at the Cube

Foyer Gallery’s Margaret Chwialkowska will participate in the “Ottawa Group of Five” exhibit at the Cube gallery, July 19-21. A show opening vernissage will be held on July 19th, 7-9 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend!
Margaret Chwialkowska in "Ottawa Group of Five" at the Cube



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The Foyer Gallery is located at the
Nepean Sportsplex (Entrance 1)
1701 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K2G 1W2, Canada
Tel: (613) 580-2424 ext. 42226

Admission and parking are free.
The gallery is wheelchair accessible.

Gallery Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10 am – 1 pm, 6 pm – 9 pm
Wednesday: 10 am – 1 pm, 6 pm – 9 pm
Thursday: 9 am – 3 pm, 6 pm – 9 pm
Friday: 9 am – 3 pm, 6 pm – 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 10 am – 4 pm
Closed on all statutory holidays.