FESTIVAL “OTTAWA BAWI 2013″ AUGUST 3, 4, & 5

 OTTAWA BAWI 2013

August 3, 4, & 5

Remic Rapids , Ottawa CANADA

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GALLERY: http://bawiint.com/gallery/ottawa-bawi-2013/

OTTAWA BAWI 2013 is sponsored by Ottawa Rock Art, the City of Ottawa and the National Capital Commission. The first OTTAWA BAWI in 2012, hosted 12 artists from USA, Canada and Italy. The surprising success and huge attendance encouraged the City of Ottawa & the NCC to continue sponsorship of the festival to 2017, Canada’s 150th anniversary.

This year’s festival will include a variety of talented artists from across Canada, the United States, Italy, Israel & Brazil. Ottawa Rock Art Inc. will host the festival, as it did in 2012. Public and private donations helped tremendously in 2012, providing our guests with food and accommodation while creating their work in Ottawa.

This year’s line up of artists include: Betti Failla, Italy; Dan Davis, Canada; Peter Juhl, USA; Peter Riedel, Canada; Jose Chvaicer, Israel & Brazil, Bill  Peisher, USA, Robert Kauffman, USA; Nancy Grace, Canada; Denise Dowdy, Canada; Karl Ciesluk, Canada. Guest musician, Ian Hanchet, from Montreal, will provide guitar solo upon site throughout the festival as he did in 2012.  Other performers will participate in the festival, including Laura Astwood and the Ottawa Stilt Union, scheduled at 11 am, Saturday the 3rd of August. The Ottawa Stilt Union has performed upon site before and is for all ages. Sample photo from 2011 performance: 24jul_3124http://ottawastiltunion.ca/

Ottawa’s Downtown B & B will provide accommodation at 1/2 price to our guests as they did in 2012. Their support is most appreciated by all, and has been recognized internationally as one of the top 10 Vegetarian B and B’s in the world. http://www.downtownbb.com/

Please help support OTTAWA BAWI 2013, and promote the natural relaxed beauty of  Canada’s national capital region. To donate, please use the paypal account, and thank you in advance.

All contributors to OTTAWA BAWI 2013 will be posted on this site and rewards in the form of a calendar or t-shirt will be provided to donations of $50.00 or more.

From all of us at BAWI, see you there & many thanks for your support.

John Felicè Ceprano, CEO Ottawa Rock Art Inc.

About John Felice Ceprano

John Felicè Ceprano, CEO of OTTAWA ROCK ART INC was born in Providence, Rhode Island, July 6th 1947. In 1978, he immigrated to Canada, becoming a Canadian citizen in 1991, presently residing in Gatineau, QC. Education: 1) Associate degree in Physics at Community College of Rhode Island in 1968 2) BFA in Fine Art, University of Rhode Island & Ottawa University, 1975. 3) MA in photography, Rhode Island College, with a "graduate assistantship" in art history, 1984, with additional study in photography at the University of Ottawa, 1985 to 1990. “The Art of Balance" began in 1986; a site-specific project at Remic Rapids, Ottawa, creating a land art installation of balanced natural rock sculptures in situ. A Canada Council grant supported the project in 1989, and has received support from the National Capital Commission since 2000. In 2009, ORA (Ottawa Rock Art), a non-for profit company, was established with a mandate to: i) Produce balanced rock sculpture projects, including the annual “Art of Balance” project at Remic Rapids, Ottawa. ii) Choreograph and sponsor “performance artists” & events, and organizer of OTTAWAl BAWI (Balanced Art World International) Festivals at the Remic Rapids, Ottawa, since 2012. BAWI is an international collective of “stone balance land artists,” established in Italy in 2011. iii) Providing "art of balance" workshops for schools and youth based organizations, lectures, and instruction, including services to social assistance & educational agencies, such as “The Men’s Project” & “Canadian Teacher’s Federation”. iv) Promotion of the region’s “environmental tourism”, ecological awareness & Canadian heritage. The Ottawa River is a registered ‘heritage site’. Other affairs of Ottawa Rock Art include the production of permanent stone sculptures for residential clients & public art programming.
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One Response to FESTIVAL “OTTAWA BAWI 2013″ AUGUST 3, 4, & 5

  1. John says:

    One week until the festival, the week ahead will be spinning like a firecracker! This is a big learning experience…. most likely the future festivals will be better organized and funded now that I know who how when to work on it…. everyone has been helpful in this learning… and it will be shared.

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