Tag Archives: Art in Ottawa

Surround Yourself with Passionate People

Spending time with people who are passionate about what they do is like therapy for me. They inspire me, make me want to create new things, dream bigger and live on a new level altogether. Most importantly, they remind me … Continue reading

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The Power of Positive Thinking

 “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.” ― Norman Vincent Peale Norman Vincent Peale was a minister with a fascination with psychiatry. He penned 46 books in his lifetime, and the most successful by … Continue reading

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A Political Portrait

Political scandals, debates and elections have been in the news for months, both in Canada and in the US. But for Canadians, this week marks a history making moment with a new government, and a young new prime minister, who … Continue reading

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Discover Your Creative Side

Every November, I offer a series of sculpting workshops. There’s a great satisfaction in teaching people how to make something new, but even better is watching people rediscover their artistic side and reap the benefits that stoking your creativity brings. Picasso once said, “Every … Continue reading

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The “Senior’s Residence” Series

In previous blogs I’ve talked about how I create sculptures that explore a common theme and subsequently develop into a collection. September is all about that – the introduction and exhibit of a new series called “The Senior’s Residence.” As … Continue reading

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Arts Accolade Interview

Interview with an artist: Maria Saracino http://artsaccolade.ca/2015/07/15/interview-with-an-artist-maria-saracino/ Category: featured Post | article en vedette latest news | dernières nouvelles uncategorized | non classé Written by L’équipe Accolade Team / July 16, 2015 Canadiana on exhibit  at the AOE Gallery: July … Continue reading

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CANADIANA EXHIBIT 2015

What comes to mind when you think “CANADIANA”? The great outdoors? . . . Maple trees and sugar bushes? . . . Hockey? . . . First Nations? . . . Our flag? . . . That’s the question I … Continue reading

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CANADIANA

In a few weeks I’ll be setting up for a month long exhibit at the AOE Arts Council gallery in the Shenkman Arts Centre. The theme of the exhibit is “Canadiana”, a look at Canadian life and culture. While planning … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Fatherhood

June is all about Fathers and Fatherhood. I dug through my archives and I found a few pieces I’ve made that acknowledge the nurturing men in our lives. Today’s father is no longer always the traditional married breadwinner and disciplinarian in … Continue reading

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Bring On the Golden Years!

In my last blog I mentioned that I’m developing a series that explores aging in this country. Every time I complete a piece where an older person is in the composition it is added to the inventory list for this collection. … Continue reading

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