Riverside Art Gallery, March to August 2019


I am pleased to announce that I am now being represented by Riverside Art Gallery in Wakefield, Quebec.  Take a beautiful drive out to the mountains of Western Quebec and visit the town of Wakefield along the Gatineau River, have lunch at one of their many restaurants, then visit the Riverside Art Gallery.  Support the arts and enjoy it all at the same time!  



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Kanata Civic Art Gallery Invitational , March 4 thru to March 17, 2019


I am excited to announce that I will have several pieces on display at this juried show.  The Vernissage is March 4th from 6 to 8 PM - drop by and say hello.  The Kanata Civic Art Gallery is located in the John Mlacak Centre in the west end of Ottawa, at 2500 Campeau Drive.  Visit this Gallery during the month of March to see work from top artists at this Invitational Show.  Parking is free and easy access from the Eagleson - March Road exit off the 417.     



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​Expressions of Art Show, October 5, 6, and 7, 2018

 
Thanks for attending the annual Expressions Show in October.  It was a huge success.   The Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson, was there for the Friday Vernissage showing his support for the arts.  There was also recognition for community support to help victims of the tornado that touched down neighboring Dunrobin. 

The next West Carleton Arts Society event is their $100 and Under show.  For more details click here to go to the WCAS website.


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Awesome Artsy Moms - Video  VLOG, May 22, 2018


Join Anne Walsh  with Karen Wynne Mackay.  The interview explores Karen's development as an artist, and her approach to working with many mediums; calligraphy, mixed media, acrylic and encaustic painting.   Also some insights on life balance.


Click here to Go to the youtube link



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Mark Making on Paper and Glass Workshop - July 7, 2018


Thank-you to those who attended this workshop.  It was a land mark event with the merging of two mediums in a most unique manner.  The results from the students were fantastic and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive.  We hope to do this again.  Stay Tuned.


Jennifer Anne Kelly and Karen Wynne Mackay delivered a wild and hot mark making workshop using paper and glass at the Current Works of Glass Studio.  Creating an exciting and liberating method for making beautiful art.


Gestural intuitive marks were integarated in to a final glass product. 


The morning session was with professional calligrapher and abstract artist Karen.  She led students through advanced mark making techniques on paper with handmade and machine made tools, ink, gesso and paint, with the purpose of opening up a whole new creative process as students explored their creative mark making side.


In the afternoon session Jennifer led the way enabling students to discover how to translate their mark making into glass. Each student created two 4″x6″ glass art pieces sitting in a cork wood base. These were all unique sculptural pieces that looked wonderful in natural light and even more spectacular with candle light. By the end of the day, students used powdered glass, hand pulled glass, and crushed glass with a variety of tools showing dexterity and purpose.


Fee per student: $110 included all materials and supplies.


The Current Works of Glass Studio is on the Mississippi River near Almonte, Ontario, Canada.  Jennifer Anne Kelly works with fused and kiln formed glass, natural found elements, and metals. The process, including sand blasting and kiln work, is completed in her teaching studio, Current Works of Glass.


Jennifer's fine art is a wonderful abstraction of the very precise lines she has perfected over the years mixed with her fresh colour pallet. Much of Jennifer’s three-dimensional work is focused on glass nests, feathers, and glass fused into reclaimed wood and stone. 


Karen's art is inspired by words, writing them, reading them and using them to spur on creativity. Her work evokes specific themes, or influences such as Nature, Poetry, Seasons, People, Emotions, Stories and plain old “lightning bolts”. 


Karen is a generous and playful teacher. Jennifer is a master glass artist, with a natural and honest 
approach that evokes daring creativity.


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The Plant Recreation Centre Art Exhibit - Ongoing


The Art Exhibit at the Plant Recreation Centre is located at 930 Somerset St. Ottawa, Ontario. 


The WCAS has a wide variety of extremely talented artists, using all kinds of mediums, from water colours, to oils, acrylics, encaustic, fibre art, photography, glass and so much more.  


For hours of operation and more details  visit the Plant Recreation Centre web site. 









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Kanata Civic Art Gallery Invitational , March 4 thru to March 17, 2019


I am excited to announce that I will have several pieces on display at this juried show.  The Vernissage is March 4th from 6 to 8 PM - dro


Karen Wynne Mackay - abstract art

Karen Wynne Mackay