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August 04, 2013

PHOTOS: There's a rock art festival at Remic Rapids this weekend

Earlier today we were biking along the Ottawa River and stopped at Remic Rapids to check out the famous rock sculptures by John Felice Ceprano. Joining Ceprano all weekend are rock artists from around the world, taking part in BAWI International.  It's an annual festival of rock art running all weekend, including Colonel By day on Monday.

If you've never been to Remic Rapids you should check it out this weekend.  There are dozens and dozens of rock sculptures built along the shallow rocky shoreline east of the Champlain Bridge.  There's parking and easy access off of the Sir John A. Macdonald Parkway (formerly Ottawa River Parkway).

The artist at work in hip waders and protective gloves is Peter Ridel.  As we watched a storm blew in and knocked over several of the delicately balanced pieces. Peter moved his boots to shelter under a small rock cliff, waited for the rain to pass, then started building again.

Photos by Glen Gower. Click any image for full size. You can see more photos in this Flickr set.

Rock Art at Remic Rapids

Rock Art at Remic Rapids

Rock Art at Remic Rapids

Rock Art at Remic Rapids

Rock Art at Remic Rapids

Rock Art at Remic Rapids



See also: Ottawa Festivals Guide
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks, very nice post from last year's festival. The last 2 photos are by Karl Ciesluk, Ottawa & Robert Kaufmann, Ithaca, NY... and we'll will be back with a larger festival this August 2-4 :
    OTTAWA BAWI 2014 http://bawiint.com
    many thanks, John Felicè Ceprano

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