Artists and community collaborate to keep our waters clean

First published in the Kitchissippi Times on Oct. 15, 2015

Keeping the Ottawa River safe and clean is no small task for The Ottawa Riverkeeper (TOR), but a local art gallery has decided to lend a hand in preserving this community resource. On October 8, the Wall Space Gallery launched Point of View, a fundraising exhibit put together in collaboration with TOR and the Canadian Art Collective (CAC).

Left to right: Patricia Barr, Laurie de Camillis, Meredith Brown, Stewart Jones, Peter Rotter, Ruth McKlusky, David Lidbetter, and Edward Barr. Photo by Joseph Hutt

Left to right: Patricia Barr, Laurie de Camillis, Meredith Brown, Stewart Jones, Peter Rotter, Ruth McKlusky, David Lidbetter, and Edward Barr. Photo by Joseph Hutt

“When we set out to develop this gallery in the heart of Westboro Village, we had envisioned a project-driven space and an opportunity to support the community in which we live,” Gallery Director Patricia Barr explains.

Knowing how important a community resource the Ottawa River is, and how much TOR relies on community support, Barr worked to set this collaboration in motion. The first step was bringing together TOR Development Director, Ruth McKlusky, and CAC artist, David Lidbetter.

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