It’s a big show of small art at Cube Gallery

This article was originally printed in the Kitchissippi Times on Nov. 26, 2015

While Kitchissippi is slowly reviving its holiday traditions, the Cube Gallery is busy hosting its eleventh annual Christmas showing: Great BIG Smalls XI. This diverse collection, on display from November 24 to January 3, will feature over two hundred 12”x12” canvases from 53 different artists.


Photo by Joseph Hutt

Great BIG Smalls XI will mark the Cube Gallery’s tenth year of operation, having opened their doors in 2005.

The Great BIG Smalls focus on small works is unique in Ottawa and creates an environment that is welcoming to first-time art buyers as well as veteran collectors. By avoiding the logistics of framing and transporting large canvas works (and the subsequent costs), this small canvas showing remains feasible for those who have the interest but may not have either the finances or space to dedicate to larger purchases.

Clare Brennan, local artist and participant in Great BIG Smalls, says “people see this as an opportunity to pick up things that they haven’t been able to in the past.”

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