EBA Reopens Doors to Public

One of the biggest art events of the year in Ottawa is the Enriched Bread Artists’ open studio, where you can meet the artists and see their workspaces. It’s back this year, taking place Oct. 23-24 and Oct. 30-31 (reserve a free ticket at enrichedbreadartists.com ).

Visual artist Gayle Kells was a mature student at the University of Ottawa when she discovered the artistic centre of the city in an old bread factory on Gladstone Avenue.

“I remember visiting the open house and it was such a vibrant spot,” she recalled in an interview. “In those days, you couldn’t find room to walk, that’s how busy it was. It was a very exciting place with a lot of dynamic people doing innovative things — an exciting place for a young emerging artist.”

For the full article by Lynn Saxberg, visit the Ottawa Citizen Web site.