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The Creative Spirit Art Centre provides art education and studio space for people with disabilities. Feel free to browse our site and contact us on how you can become a member, make a donation or let us know if you're aware of an individual who could make use of our resources (csac@creativespirit.on.ca). Visit our contact page.

Hours: Open Tuesday through Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Open Saturdays for scheduled events. See our announcements online or become a member and join our mailing list! We're closed on all statutory holidays and throughout the month of August.

Gone Postal...

Through January 2015

We have a wonderful limited edition poster designed by the fine folks at the Barrett Welsh ad agency (right), perfect for framing or as a gift for the holidays featuring images from artists and volunteers who make art here at Creative Spirit and beyond! The works are available in the gallery open Tuesday through Friday.

This exhibition is a tribute to 22 years of post card invitations and mailouts to members, organizations and volunteers.

- A Loonie will buy you a postcard by Mendelson Joe and his caricatures of politicians, or Hanni Sager's multi-media works or from our studio artists, friends and volunteers!

Donations can be made for our invitations from past exhibitions. Kristine Erglis (also featured on the poster), has included a few of her creative envelopes. Below are some examples of original work in our exhibition.

See  you soon!

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Gone Postal

November 15 - January 2015

Hello , generous, Creative Spirit supporters!

Gone Postal is our new exhibition opening Saturday November 15, 1 - 4 p.m.

The show is a tribute to 22 years(!) of Creative Spirit postcard invitations, and wonderful artists and volunteers who make art.

The Barrett Welsh Ad Agency continues to provide us with superlative designs and ad agency support services. This is our first invitation designed totally for email.

Previous exhibitions all had hard copy post cards sent out via Canada Post, we are searching for a corporate sponsor to support the costs of printing and sending real post cards for future exhibitions.

A Loonie will buy you a postcard by Mendelson Joe or Hanni Sager or our artists and friends.

A donation can be made for invitations from past exhibitions on view. We also have Mendelson Joe's caricatures of politicians; Kristine Erglis has her artwork included along with a few of her envelopes. A poster will be available too.

Please visit and take home a mini-reproduction of art or an original hand-made post card. Ronnie B. has crochet two postcards for the occasion and Barbara C. has made beautiful 3D postcards.

See you soon!

Ellen

Power Of The Arts!

Ottawa forum November 6 - 10

Ellen and Rachel Chainey, from Milieu in Montreal, attended The Power of The Arts forum which was held in Ottawa on the weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Day Of The Dead

Saturday November 1

Come visit the gallery (1 - 2:30 p.m.) and see examples from our Mexican Folk Art Collection in addition to original work by Creative Spirit artists and others for Going Postal an exhibition of postcards opening later this month.

Day of the Dead, (Dia de los Muertos), is celebrated in central and southern Mexico November 1 and 2. This also coincides with the Catholic holiday called All Soul's and All Saint’s Day. Indigenous people have combined this with their own ancient beliefs of honouring their deceased loved ones.

More about our Mexican Folk Art Toy Collection here.