Celebrate HER 2011: 1st Annual Charity Soiree

On May 14, 2011, Celebrate HER hosted its 1st annual event at the Cube Gallery, welcoming approximately fifty people to an elegant and awe-inspiring evening, benefiting Cornerstone Housing for Women. Westboro songstress, Amanda Cottreau enchanted the audience with the launch of her first solo album, Universe in a Soft Shell. Her special musical guests included Ottawa’s neo-folk trio Musk Ox and Toronto’s unclassifiable darling, Katherine Katey Morley. One of the many highlights of the evening was when spoken word poet, Nathanael Larochette, delivered a candid performance of his prolific prose. As warm hues of color transformed the walls anew, the eyes were drawn again and again to the visual feast of Jean Jewer’s nationally acclaimed abstract paintings. Ottawa-based photographer, Dwayne Brown‘s, photographic series showcased the raw beauty and strength of amazing women in our community. Dish Catering wowed the pallet with a mouth-watering selection of catered delicacies. The clear favorites were the fresh Thai spring rolls with green mango, mint and spicy cashew sauce and the grilled + chilled citrus prawn in roasted strawberry cocktail. The entire selection of offerings was deliciously fresh and beautifully presented – every bite a sensory and visual pleasure. Read more →