Flow: Musings on the loss of the American Eel in the Ottawa River

Carleton University, MacOdrum Library, 2nd Floor, Book Arts Lab

Ottawa, ON

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Flow: Musings on the loss of the American Eel in the Ottawa River is a video produced by Beth Shepherd, in which she describes the various steps in the production of Flow: Recruitment and Escapement, a large scroll hanging approximately 2 X 1 metres intertwined with musings on the extirpation of American eel from the Ottawa River Watershed. To render the existential fragility of this species, she employs the ephemeral qualities of Japanese mulberry paper printed using a large carborundum collagraph plate using Akua inks. The online event offers participants a behind-the-scene view of the printmaker's process as she considers the migratory struggles of non-human and humans in the 21st century.

This event runs the duration of Culture Days.

Beth Shepherd's Website

Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective

This event is free.

  • Large silver eels swimming with young adult yellow eels
    Beth Shepherd, Flow: Recruitment and Escapement (partial), Mixed media collagraph print
  • Eels swimming in red water
    Beth Shepherd, Making the Redlist, Drypoint
  • Yellow eels swimming in the fresh cool water in the Ottawa watershed
    Beth Shepherd, Yellow Eels, Monotype

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Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective

The Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective (OGPC)is an artist collective founded in 2012 to foster and promote the knowledge and appreciation of hand-pulled prints and printmaking among its members and the public. The 40+ members include recreational, emerging, and established artists, among them several art teachers. The OGPC has its home base at the City of Ottawa’s Nepean Creative Arts Centre in Bell’s Corners, where it maintains a gallery space and small printing studio.

This event is part of a hub:

Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective 'Migration in Print' Project

Members of the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective Ottawa, ON

Members of the Ottawa-Gatineau Printmakers Connective (OGPC) offer a behind-the-scenes look at the complexities of printmaking to elucidate the importance of printmaking in contemporary arts. Working collectively on the theme of Migration,...


1125 Colonel By Dr.

Ottawa, ON

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Beth Shepherd





This event offers closed captioning or subtitles.