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We reward the artists who delight us with our applause, and often assume that success in the arts brings financial security. But very few members of the arts community arrive at the end of their career with an adequate pension and other resources. That’s why we created PAL Ottawa: to provide affordable housing and a support system to arts workers in need. Learn more…

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A passionate artist, professor and relentless advocate for the arts, Dr. Lilly Koltun has passed away after a valiant struggle with cancer. Lilly loved her life as an interdisciplinary artist, historian, archivist, photographer, teacher and mentor. She loved her work as the Director General of the National Portrait Gallery of Canada, as an adjunct professor at Carleton University and as a director on the Board for the Ottawa Art Gallery.

A constant fixture in the National Capital art scene, Lilly rarely missed a vernissage or fundraising event. Among her many contributions to the Ottawa cultural environment, Lilly chaired the Steering Committee overseeing A Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage and Culture in Ottawa (2013-2018), approved by City Council. The plan included the implementation of a pilot project in collaboration with the City’s Housing Services Branch to develop Ottawa’s first municipal, affordable artist live-work scenario, to include a focus on aging artists. This action, supported by PAL Ottawa, is foundational to PAL’s mandate. PAL Board Directors, Catherine Lindquist and Anne Maheux had the honour of working or interacting with Lilly over many years and different projects.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel at the All Saints Event Space, 330 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa. In keeping with current COVID protocols guests must be double vaccinated; proof of vaccination will be required for entry and masks must be worn.

Learn more at ottawacitizen.remembering.ca/obituary/lilly-koltun-1083885060.
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A passionate artist, professor and relentless advocate for the arts, Dr. Lilly Koltun has passed away after a valiant struggle with cancer.   Lilly loved her life as an interdisciplinary artist, historian, archivist, photographer, teacher and mentor. She loved her work as the Director General of the National Portrait Gallery of Canada, as an adjunct professor at Carleton University and as a director on the Board for the Ottawa Art Gallery.

A constant fixture in the National Capital art scene, Lilly rarely missed a vernissage or fundraising event.  Among her many contributions to the Ottawa cultural environment, Lilly chaired the Steering Committee overseeing A Renewed Action Plan for Arts, Heritage and Culture in Ottawa (2013-2018), approved by City Council.  The plan included the implementation of a pilot project in collaboration with the City’s Housing Services Branch to develop Ottawa’s first municipal, affordable artist live-work scenario, to include a focus on aging artists.   This action, supported by PAL Ottawa, is foundational to PAL’s mandate.  PAL Board Directors, Catherine Lindquist and Anne Maheux had the honour of working or interacting with Lilly over many years and different projects.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, between 1:00 and 5:00 p.m. in the Chapel at the All Saints Event Space, 330 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa. In keeping with current COVID protocols guests must be double vaccinated; proof of vaccination will be required for entry and masks must be worn.

Learn more at https://ottawacitizen.remembering.ca/obituary/lilly-koltun-1083885060.
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