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Vernissage: Longevity - 2017 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection

November 16, 2017 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Join Mayor Watson for the opening remarks at 6:00 pmVernissage (Opening Reception) for the Exhibition Longevity: 2017 Additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection. The exhibition title, Longevity embodies the spirit of collecting with specific reference to the intentions behind collection activities: acquisition, documentation, display, preservation, and conservation. Artworks in the City of Ottawa Art Collection serve as meaningful records that help to define the cultural landscape of our region and are preserved for the enrichment of future generations. They act as reference points for specific events, quotidian contemplations and intangible notions of the past, present and of what is yet to come.This exhibition highlights 71 additions to the City of Ottawa Art Collection in 2017. Artworks are added to the Collection each year by way of a peer assessment process through purchase, donation and/or commission. This year, 60 artworks by 41 artists were purchased, six artworks were donated and five site-specific permanent public art commissions were completed.Artworks that become part of the City of Ottawa Art Collection are placed in public spaces and municipal buildings to be viewed and enjoyed by residents and visitors. The City of Ottawa and its pre-amalgamation municipalities have been collecting artwork by professional artists actively for over 30 years. As a result, the Collection has grown to include over 2,700 artworks by more than 750 artists. The artists featured in this exhibition represent but a small fragment of a much larger visual arts community comprised of many talented local artists.. 110 Laurier Avenue, WestOttawa, ON K1P 1J1.. Event Details. Location: 110 Laurier Avenue, West, Ottawa