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Jenny McMaster
Ottawa
Fibres and performance artist. Arts educator, arts writer.
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Come one, come all to art prom night at the Enriched Bread Artists Open Studio Oct 18 at 6 to 9 pm! As per usual a great DJ, good eats and lots of amazing art. If you cant make the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2018 at Jenny McMaster
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Christine Mockett and I spent a fun spring and summer working with the diverse group at Blair Court Community House. The workshop was an opportunity for the inhabitants of the surrounding housing, who normally would not have access to the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2018 at Jenny McMaster
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Come check out the group show Collective Record at the Ottawa Art Gallery's Annexe Gallery! I will be showing two new paper and embroidery works depicting the Ottawa River. See above Over the Ottawa. The vernissage is this Thursday evening... Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at Jenny McMaster
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As a part of our contribution to Doors Open Ottawa the EBA presents Unscripted: An awesome selection of drawings curated by Tami Galili Come this Friday June 1st to the vernissage running from 6pm to 9pm or visit between 10... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2018 at Jenny McMaster
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The opening of the new and improved Ottawa Art Gallery is just around the corner on April 28th! I just dropped off some of my favourite works from the Tight Laced series for the vaults of the Art Rental and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Jenny McMaster
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This past fall my colleague Christine Mockett and I hosted a collaborative mapping project for clients of "the Place to Be" program at the Somerset West Community Health Centre. Our final project involved the collaborative creation of a map of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2018 at Jenny McMaster
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Check out the article in Artsfile And listen to our segment on the CBC Ottawa Morning Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2017 at Jenny McMaster
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Coming up this October at MVTM my long awaited show with Noelle Hamlyn exploring the history of Almonte and the textile industry. The Exhibition runs from October 10 to December 16, 2017. Vernissage: Saturday October 14 from 2 PM to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2017 at Jenny McMaster
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Me, Cindy Stelmackowich and Christos Pantieras stopped by on CTV Morning Live to talk about the Big Cake Projection at the Enriched Bread Artist Studios. Of course I was dressed up as cake...That's the best way to get on the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 27, 2017 at Jenny McMaster
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Just around the corner this August at the Enriched Bread Artist Studios... Our new project, funded by Ottawa 2017 Arts, Culture and Heritage Investment Program, featuring a variety of visual displays, immersive experiences, and an all-out celebration with cakes! Cakes... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at Jenny McMaster
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This spring it was my pleasure to work with Christine Mockett, Serguie Bouilenko and the clients of Rochester Heights Community House. Using a method created by Christine our students created a variety of characters by wrapping and bundling scraps of... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2017 at Jenny McMaster
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This spring I will again be offering my Intro to Encaustics Course at the Ottawa School of Art (Orleans location). The class will be held from 1:00 to 4:00 Monday afternoons from April 24th to June 19th. Please visit the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2017 at Jenny McMaster
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Missed the Meat Meet performance at Gallery 101? That's okay check out this video by Sabastien Callender Gallery 101's Vimeo Page and some photos of the performance below by Jason Derikozison. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at Jenny McMaster
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Looking to explore and experiment with a new medium this winter? Alternative Embroidery and Textile Arts is back at the Orleans Ottawa School of Art this January on Monday Afternoons from 1-4, January 16 to March 3rd. Register at on... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Jenny McMaster
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October 15, 2016 6:00pm-8:00pm Gallery 101, 51B Young Street, Ottawa In 2006, Karina Bergmans and I presented The Cake Show, a performance inspired by the visual similarities between women’s clothing and pastry decoration as well as the communal importance of... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2016 at Jenny McMaster
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Blink Gallery in Major's Hill Park Friday September 30th to Sunday October 2nd , 12 to 5pm Vernissage Thursday September 29th from 6 to 9pm Shadow Play is a meditation on the porousness and inter-connectivity of living organisms and human... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2016 at Jenny McMaster
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Photo by Olivia Johnston The EBA Open Studio begins this week. I'd love to see you at the Vernissage! Stay tuned from some photos and live tweets the night of the event... Located in an old bread factory, the Enriched... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Jenny McMaster
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This summer I took a trip out to Almonte to visit the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum to conduct research for my upcoming exhibition in October 2017. Never to early to get a jump on things. The exhibit will reference archival... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Jenny McMaster
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BLINK Collective kicks off another exciting season of arts programming on Thursday June 2nd at BLINK Gallery in Major’s Hill Park, with its show entitled (un)supported. Please join us for our opening vernissage of the season, and learn more about... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at Jenny McMaster
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Nuit Blanche 2015 at Blink Gallery: Saturday, September 19th from 6pm to 1am At least once a day someone walks into Blink Gallery and asks, “What did this building use to be?” We’ve heard a few different stories about Header... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at Jenny McMaster
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Some great portrait and progress shots of Rob Friday and I, by Tom Evans. So far only one wax accident and blender explosion. Rob's signature schematized animals on my animal skin shaped handmade papers... Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2015 at Jenny McMaster
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During our residency at Blink Gallery Rob Friday and I will investigate the local history and natural environment through the lens of the artist book. Artist and poet, Rob Friday spent his formative years in a little town, once renowned... Continue reading
Posted Aug 5, 2015 at Jenny McMaster
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Join us a Blink Gallery this Sunday for potluck, watermelon and performances by Karina Bergmans (1pm) and Helen Lefebvre (2:30pm). I will be facilitating the world's longest hopscotch. Wear your whites, ride your bike and get ready to play! Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2015 at Jenny McMaster
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This weekend join us at Blink Gallery for our Tenth Anniversary Party, celebrating a decade of presentations and conversations in contemporary art! The fun begins with our Season Opener and Catalog launch, on June 11 from 6-10. On the walls... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2015 at Jenny McMaster
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Above: Emily Pearlman and Lis Woyzbun. The piece in the back is Tea and Taboo, Photo by Catriona Leger Thank you to Subdevision, and my coworker at the Department of Collective Trauma Emily Pearlman, and our two faithful interns, for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2015 at Jenny McMaster