From the campaign, “Our Ottawa Needs Public Toilets”, GottaGo! & Art House present an interview series with the artists that won the 2021 art call-out asking for work that challenged negative perceptions about public toilets. Karen Oxorn’s song “When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go” was selected as one of the winning works for the art call-out.
Karen Oxorn is a jazz singer & songwriter living in Ottawa, Ontario. She has performed in Canada & the United States and in concert at the National Arts Centre Fourth Stage, TD Ottawa Jazz Fest, Merrickville’s Jazz Fest, GigSpace, Music@MillRoad and the Ottawa Grassroots Festival. She was a co-host of the jazz program “Swing is in the AIR” on CKCU FM and is an active volunteer and supporter of artists in the Ottawa music community.
GottaGo! Campaign advocates for a network of and signage to safe, clean and accessible public toilets in Ottawa. Check us out on Twitter @GottaGoCampaign or visit OttawaPublicToilets.ca
Art House brings the Ottawa arts scene together in a space where you can eat, drink, create, and learn. Since 2017, Art House has supported local artists through hosting community events and workshops, and exhibiting and promoting their work. Check us out on Instagram @arthousecafe613 or visit 555 Somerset St. West, Ottawa, ON or TheArtHouseCafe.ca
Interviewer: Stephanie Taylor
Song: “When You Gotta Go, You Gotta Go” by Karen Oxorn