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THE ARTFUL BLOGGER: Tears and farewells amid Carleton University’s Embarrassment of Riches

By Paul Gessell

Geoffrey James, "Viaduct of the Ohio Turnpike, Cuyahoga National Park," 2004.

It was the last vernissage at the Carleton University Art Gallery to be presided over by the retiring director, Diana Nemiroff, and Ottawa’s art royalty turned out in force.

It also helped that many Ottawa artists attending had some of their own works on the gallery walls. They included Justin Wonnacott, Loraine Gilbert, Jane Martin, Jennifer Dickson, Michele Provost, and relatives of the late Gerald Trottier. Other artists in attendance were Cindy Stelmackowich and Jerry Grey, along with major collectors Joe Friday and John Cook, art dealer Dale Smith and prominent curators Catherine Sinclair, Judith Parker, and Jonathan Shaughnessy. (more…)