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2024 ART+ Spring Show and Exhibition
May 31st - June 1st, 2024
Arts Court 
2 Daly Ave, Ottawa, ON K1N 6E2

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Day 1: ART+ Exhibition Vernissage


Friday, May 31st, 2024

6:00 - 8:00 pm

Arts Court (Atelier), 
2 Daly Ave., Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9

Artists: Stephanie Babij, David D. Pistol, Hamad Alhenawi, Don Kwan and Eiko Emori.

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Day 2: ART+ Show


Saturday, June 1st, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm

Arts Court (Studio and Atelier), 
2 Daly Ave., Ottawa, ON K1N 7B9

We have an exciting lineup of local artists and artists groups: Makhena Rankin Guerin, Nishita Alex, Noni, RèN Darah, Gypsy Jazz Band (Christian Flores), and Gentille Umuhire.

Meet The Artists

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Makhena Rankin Guerin

Makhena is a two spirit anishinaabe hoop dancer from Abitibiwinni First Nation.

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Don Kwan

A third-generation Chinese Canadian, Don Kwan turns to his own experiences and challenges of being a gay, East Asian artist as a way to ground in broader conversations about identity, representations, and intergenerational memory-making in the diaspora.

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RèN Darah

RèN Darah is a young singer, author, performer, performer, creative and artist. 


Nishita Alex

Nishita is a professionally trained Indian classical dancer who has over 25 years of performance experience and is passionate about experimenting with choreography and abhinaya.

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David D. Pistol

I am a Black man of African / Caribbean heritage. While I was born in Ottawa, Canada, and I grew up in Chicago, the USA, my family originates from Jamaica.

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Christian Flores

Christian Flores is a musician, educator and community developer. He moved to Canada in 2006 from Santiago, Chile.

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Hamad Alhenawi

A Syrian visual artist, obtained a postgraduate degree in fine arts from Damascus Fin Arts University in 1998.

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Stephanie Babij

Stephanie Babij (she/her) is a visual artist of Ojibwe and Ukrainian/other mixed-settler heritage.

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Nonso Morah, a spoken-word poet and youth advocate from Alberta, Canada, has earned acclaim as the 2022 Spoken In The City Poetry Slam champion and a 2023 OG-500 Poetry Slam finalist.

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Gentille Umuhire

Gentille Umuhire is an emerging Rwandese traditional singer based in Toronto, whose captivating voice and deep-rooted passion for music have been making waves in the music industry.

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Eiko Emori

Eiko Emori was born in Japan. She was educated in art in Japan, England and France before receiving Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University in the U.S.A.



Ottawa, Canada is home to multi-faced musical and movement artist Stephanie Marcantonio,
professionally known as Queenyy. She takes listeners on a journey across the world through an extensive
series of rhythms.

We would like to thank our funders, whose financial contribution made this project possible.

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Especial thanks to our partners:

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