Event offered in English with Closed Captioning via Zoom. 

What does the future look like? MASC artist Claudia Salguero and grade 3-4 students from Viscount Alexander Public School explored this question through a collaborative artwork titled The future awaits that is currently on display at the Ottawa Art Gallery (OAG). Now it’s your turn! Visit the OAG this summer and share your visions of the future in our guest book, or send us your ideas online. Then join us for a virtual discussion on Wednesday August 25th at 5pm when Claudia and two young panelists will deconstruct and build on your suggestions to visualize the future of our dreams. 

The event is presented as part of the Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa Symposium: Blueprints for a hopeful future, with pop-up community arts events happening online and across Ottawa August 3 – 29, 2021. For more information, click here

Neighbourhood Arts Ottawa is a community-engaged arts program by Arts Network Ottawa / Réseau des arts d'Ottawa and is made possible through the generous financial support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and Ottawa Community Foundation

Original print used in graphic by Melanie Yugo (Possible Worlds). 

Arts Network Ottawa acknowledges that the land on which we gather is unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory. 

About the artist: 

Claudia Salguero is a Colombian-Canadian multidisciplinary artist who believes in art as a tool for a better society. Working in collaboration with different social institutions, she has created more than 40 community murals in Ottawa since 2014. Her murals are created with the participation of people from all backgrounds and corners of the city. 




About MASC:

MASC brings the arts and culture alive for over 120,000 children, youth, teachers, and seniors each year. Founded 30 years ago, this Ottawa-based community arts organization represents a roster of 138 professional artists of diverse backgrounds, who offer workshops, performances, artist-in-residence programs, and professional development in all artistic disciplines, including music, dance, drama, literary arts, media, and visual arts. MASC currently offers over 600 programs, of which 200 are offered virtually to schools and communities across Canada.  


About the Ottawa Art Gallery:

The OAG is an independent, not-for-profit, charitable organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. It was founded in 1988 as the Gallery at Arts Court by a group of local artists and community leaders and renamed the Ottawa Art Gallery in 1992. As a leader in the arts community, OAG presents new ideas and provide a cultural meeting place to actively promote relationships and exchanges between artists and various diverse facets of our community. OAG explores and reflects on diversity and social change through a spectrum of visual arts practice, focused on but not exclusive to the region in a national and international context. Over time, the OAG has built a significant permanent collection that now numbers more than 1,020 works including paintings, sculpture, graphic arts, photographs and new media. 

The Future Awaits: Young Artists Panel

  • Wednesday Aug 25 2021, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Online / En ligne
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