Ottawa Festival Displays Mlacak Art

May 4, 2007
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Ottawa festival displays Mlacak art

Automne, Ste-Marie-de-Charlevoix

Detail from the oil on canvas "Automne, Ste-Marie-de-Charlevoix", a painting by John Mlacak on display at the Ottawa Art Festival from May 11 to 13.


Meet more than 100 artists
including Kanata painter John
Mlacak during the Ottawa Art
Festival running May 11 to 13 at the Carleton University Field House.

Mlacak, who is known for his
impressionistic Canadian landscapes and vibrant use of colour, said he’s proud to have been selected to exhibit and sell his 2007 collection of original oil paintings at the show.

He would like to extend an invitation to everyone to come out
and visit this well-established art
festival and be part of a unique art
awareness weekend.

The festival runs May 11, from
5 to 9 p.m., May 12, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and May 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Net proceeds from the festival
support the Kidney Foundation of

For more information, call John Mlacak at 613-592-1620.

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Kanata Civic Art Gallery presents The Gift of Art

November 24, 2006
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John Mlacak has recently returned from an outdoor painting excursion to the Lac Simon, Chénéville area of Québec. John is looking forward to exhibiting a series of oil paintings based on this trip for the first time at the “Gift of Art”, the Kanata Civic Art Gallery’s 13th Annual Christmas Show & Sale. Visit John’s booth upstairs at the Mlacak Centre, 2500 Campeau Drive, Saturday, November 25 & Sunday, November 26 from 10 am to 5 pm. The Kanata Civic Art Gallery, downstairs, will also be open. Admission and parking are free. Refreshments are available.

Come out and enjoy the beautiful and varied art created by our own regional artists from your local Gallery and do some early Christmas shopping.

Chemin du huitième rang, St.Antoine, Charlevoix

Details from Chemin du huitième rang, St. Antoine, Charlevoix, an oil painting by John Mlacak.

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Kanata artist showing at Croatian Embassy

February 6, 2004
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Kanata Kourier-Standard, February 6, 2004

First Snow, Laurentian Chalet

First Snow, Laurentian Chalet by John Mlacak

Kanata artist showing at Croatian Embassy

Kanata’s John Mlacak has been invited to have a solo exhibition of 30 oil paintings at the Embassy of Croatia from Feb. 12 to March 12, 2004. The embassy is launching the show in conjunction with welcoming the new Croatian Ambassador to Canada, Zeljko Bosnjak.

The diplomatic community is invited to view the exhibition called, “Celebrating Colour” and to meet the ambassador at a reception to be held on Feb. 11.

The show is open to the public from Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting on Feb. 12. The embassy is in Sandy Hill at 229 Chapel Street (off Laurier Avenue East). It is the former Toller House built in 1875 and beautifully refurbished by the Croatian Canadian community and the Croatian government.

Mlacak’s dramatic use of brilliant colours is immediately apparent in the paintings he has created for this oil exhibition. The canvases range in size from 11″ x 14″ to 48″ x 60″ and depict the vivid hues of fall and early snow in the Laurentians and the Gatineau. The torrent of rivers and streams in Algonquin Park beckon spring and the soft summer breeze can be felt in scenes of vineyards and courtyards in France.

Mlacak’s parents emigrated from Croatia to settle in Windsor, Ontario. His father found work with the Ford Motor Company and, of the six children in the family, three were born in Croatia and John was the first of three to be born in Canada. John has always remained closely tied to his Croatian heritage and is honored to show his work in this magnificent setting.

For information/appointment, call the embassy at 562-7820, ext. 11 or John Mlacak at 592-1620.

For information call John at 592-1620.

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Local Artist Shows in Aylmer

January 26, 2001
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Clématite grimpante

Clématite grimpante, oil, 24" x 30", John Mlacak

Local artist shows in Aylmer

Galerie Présence Arts et Antiquités

Local artist, John Mlacak, is having a solo show of new oils at Galerie Présence Arts et Antiquités in Aylmer, Quebec from February 1 to March 18. The vernissage is on Thursday, February 1 from 7 to 9 p.m. and John will be present.

The Gallery is in a lovely, Victorian residence furnished with European antiques at 149 rue Principale ( corner of Frank Robinson) approximately 7 km after you have crossed the Champlain Bridge and turned left on the Aylmer Road. The Gallery is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and by appointment.

Two of the signature paintings in the exhibition are window scenes on the grounds of the Rodin Museum in Paris, France. This is one of John’s favourite spots in Paris and he is particularly pleased with these works.

Make a visit to the Gallery part of your Winterlude activities. John looks forward to seeing you at the exhibition.

For information call John at 592-1620.

Kourier-Standard, January 26, 2001

Kanata Artists Studio Tour

April 21, 2000
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John Mlacak and young apprentice on Rue du Petit-Chaplain.

Quebec, la belle ville, captivates
Kanata en plain air artist



In October last year, John Mlacak spent a week in Quebec City capturing the wonderful, historic streetscapes on canvas.  John loved the steep, winding, cobblestone roads and the old buildings framed against brilliant fall colors.

A unique opportunity to visit and paint on Nantucket Island was another highlight for John last September.  Impressionistic oils of oceanside patio weddings at a nearby inn were purchased as gifts for the newlyweds.  Lighthouses, the endless ocean and charming New England cottages with weathered shingles enhanced by beautiful gardens provided ample subject matter.

In order to meet the demand for his oil miniatures, John has just completed a new series and will show them for the first time at the Studio Tour.  These gems have travelled all over the world as personal treasures and gifts.

John will also be showing new larger canvases of waterfalls in Gatineau, gardens in Vermont and ateliers and canals in rural France.  The use of brilliant, rich colors are shown to full advantage in these paintings.  John selected a landscape of Blois in the Loire Valley region of France for the Studio Tour’s second Preview Show at Chapter’s in Kanata Centrum which continues until April 26.

John has become increasingly involved in fundraising for charitable and other organizations including the Ottawa Jazz Festival, SOS Childerns Villages Canada, Big Brothers of Ottawa-Carleton, the Kanata Techniques, Canadian Advanced Technology Association (Stroke), and An Evening With Abigail (Breast Cancer) to name a few.

John’s art can be seen at his home studio and gallery by appointment.  He is a founding member of the Kanata Civic Art Gallery and has shown his work there since it opened in 1992.  His paintings can be seen at the Foyer Gallery in Nepean, Galerie Old Chelsea and at Galerie Echo Diffusart.  You can visit John’s web site:

John looks forward to seeing his neighbors and friends once again and all his new visitors.  Mark May 5, 6 and 7 on the calendar and remember to take the Tour.