In this edition of the Weekender: SAW Gallery’s New Ottawa Artists Spotlight Series, Sarah Hatton, Wind & The Wild, and three other things to do in Ottawa this weekend
Thinking outside the… bag? (FREE)
Hundreds of paper lunch bags, lined up from floor to ceiling, emblazoned with a “bushy-browed creature with an unwavering stare.” Irene Beck’s use of a “standardized ephemera” makes for a familiar, yet uncomfortable, entrance into SAW Gallery’s newest exhibit by four Ottawa artists whose body of work has largely taken place outside the “confines of the art establishment.” This is the Gallery’s third instalment in their New Ottawa Artists Spotlight series, which opens this Thursday, March 6. Also on view: Phil Osborne’s video-sculptures; Anne Johnson’s large-scale, mixed-media mural; and Russell Scott’s expansive wall drawing. Thursday’s vernissage takes place from 6 to 9 p.m., with food by Friday Lunch Project, music by DJ Lakes District, and a live performance by Bonnie Doon. The show runs until April 30. SAW Gallery is located at 2 Daly Ave.