In the living room with Jesse Speed

Next up at ORA, we’re pleased to be hosting musician Jesse Speed, for an evening of music in the living room. Jesse has played many folk festivals in Canada/US and has been described as “Jesse Speed’s music is strikingly honest, thoughtfully crafted, and beautifully sung.”  Brooklyn Doran – KickDrum BIO Jesse Speed – his real name – is a Montreal based singer-songwriter…

Welcoming spring with the Great Canadian Tree-Warmer

It’s a treat to be able to offer a unique exhibition like The Great Canadian Tree-Warmer. Showing work from talented and creative artists in the woods to outdoor enthusiasts and curious art lovers alike. A short hike along the Tree Hugger Trail provided a picturesque view through the mixed hardwood forest that was dotted with gems…

The Great Canadian Tree-Warmer and The Crackling

There is a flurry of activities planned in the coming weeks here at ORA and although winter has been a little easier on us this year we’re excited to close out the season with maple syrup and The Great Canadian Tree-Warmer project. Since January artists have worked on creative tree-warmers that will be exhibited in…

Call for Artists – The Great Canadian Tree Warmer

The Great Canadian Tree Warmer WINTER: for many Canadians it’s too darn long and down-right cold. People spend months indoors hibernating, or wrap themselves in multiple layers of their warmest clothes to beat the bone chilling days. But there is a uniquely beautiful time of year when winter is drawing to a close and the…

In the living room with Astral Swans

Among the different events planned here at ORA we are happy to bring you a music performance this October! The indie, lo-fi, no wave, sludge crooning of Astral Swans will be playing an intimate show in the living room for your enjoyment. Matthew Swann is a musician from Calgary that is currently touring living rooms…

Artistic Hootananny & Harvest Picnic

It was a beautiful weekend to get together with family, friends and neighbours over the love of local food and art. The Art Barn displayed a bounty of locally grown produce, eye-catching art by Joey Bruni, Dianne Eastman, Ken Fraser, Roy Mitchell, Freddie Towe, Don Wilson, Colleen Zetaruk and beautiful poetry by Suzanne Ballantyne. We…

Hobby Farm Harvest & Creative Weekend

As much as we don’t like to admit it summer is rounding to a close. The deciduous trees are losing their green colour and the gardens of the hobby farm are seeing major progress in root crops and late season producing vegetables/fruit. What better time to celebrate the harvest and a chance to spend time…

Alex Bowron shares her ORA experience

Transcribed Unedited Notebook Notes From a Month of Solitude ORA – DAY 1 (arrival) Beautiful drive; clear, sunny, dry, wide open. Lots to learn. Picked my room. Have a lot of hope and high expectations for myself. Some nerves, but mostly I just wanna be alone. a vibration that begins in my heels, runs the…

Welcome to Owl Ridge Acres

Owl Ridge Acres is looking for creative people in need of reconnecting with nature, time to focus on their practice or spending time with other artistic folks in a rural setting. Come be part of a growing community! ORA is now open to accepting applications for Summer and Fall residencies. Throughout the season we also…