Category: March 2024

Conspiracy still in play at Lich/Barber trial

A supporter of Tamara Lich in front of the Ottawa Courthouse on September 5, the first day of her trial for her role in organizing the Freedom Convoy. (Alayne McGregor/The BUZZ)

The question of whether Tamara Lich and Chris Barber were co-conspirators in organizing the convoy occupation of Ottawa has been left open, as the judge in their trial rejected a motion from their defense teams to dismiss the conspiracy application out of hand.

SAW gallery rises from the flames

The next day Arthur II’s studio fire was front page news. Ottawa Journal, Friday March 9, 1973.

Centretown resident Arthur II inaugurated SAW Gallery’s new project display space at Arts Court with a solo exhibition entitled Crucible. This show explains the source of SAW’s curious name.

Nick Sikkuark: reacting to opposing emotions

Nick Sikkuark: Shaman (1990) at the National Gallery of Canada exhibit. (Jack Hanna/The BUZZ)

Nick Sikkuark, entirely self-taught, worked in many mediums: sculpture, painting, drawing, caricature, and illustrated children’s books. Like Picasso, he was a genius in all of them. The first major exhibit of his work is at the National Gallery – and ends soon.