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An art exhibit young at heart and music from the front porch for the weekend

Though the summer may be dwindling, there are great events showcasing Ottawa this weekend, including Hintonburg showing off its hidden talent and an active 91-year-old artist who has used painting to keep her young and passionate.


‘It’s a wonderful life’

One of Shirley Van Dusen’s most recent paintings is a huge canvas depicting the New Year’s fireworks over Parliament Hill that ushered in 2017. That work is now part of an exhibit that opened this week at Cube Gallery in Hintonburg.

“It’s a wonderful life,” said Van Dusen, evidently delighted with seeing her work hanging on the gallery walls.

“I have a little joke, this is my last kick at the ‘can’-vas,” she laughed.

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