August 25, 2016

Arts

Storefront Festival opens doors in Kingston

This July, a series of productions took place along downtown Princess Street, using abandoned storefronts as their stages.Continue...

Lost in living glass at Dale Chihuly’s Toronto exhibit

The other week, I found myself gawking at glass. This wasn’t just any glass — they were massive, intensely-coloured, blown glass objects at the CHIHULY exhibit in the Royal Ontario Museum, ROM.Continue...

New installation to be built in Beamish Munro Foyer

This fall, Beamish Munro Hall, commonly known as the ILC, will host a contemporary installation by Toronto-based artist Kwest.Continue...

Looking through the stained glass of Kingston's history

The Agnes Etherington Art Centre has a new piece in its collection that combines art, history and politics into a story of Kingston’s beginnings.Continue...

Kingston to live stream The Hip’s farewell concert

On August 20, all of Kingston will have a front row seat to music history, as the beloved Kingston-bred band, The Tragically Hip say farewell to their fans with a final concert at the K-Rock Centre that will be live streamed in Market Square.Continue...

Watch: Skeleton Park Arts Festival with Lost Cousins

Kicking-off their summer tour this past week, Kingston’s Lost Cousins were back in their home town to play a free show for Skeleton Park Arts Festival.Continue...

A journey through the ages: visiting the Aga Khan Museum

With the exception of a brief middle school field trip to a Toronto mosque, my overall exposure to Islamic art had been very limited until I visited the Aga Khan Museum.Continue...

Queen’s student’s debut work parodies dystopian fiction

What do you get when you cross The Hunger Games with a wicked sense of humour? An outrageous novel with immoral characters and a whiplash-inducing plotline. Queen’s student Jake Caldera’s The Elephant on Fire is just that. The novel, which was released in April, follows Hollywood actress Ember Gold on her journey across a developing country where she accidentally starts a revolution.Continue...

Creative writing illuminated from the other side

“Language, which is useful in the province of the intellect is a relatively clumsy vehicle in the expression of emotion and of narrative movement,” Carol Shields wrote in her work Narrative Hunger and the Possibilities of Fiction.Continue...

Getting to know the brothers behind the band

In their mid-twenties, the Abrams brothers have seen the inside of bars and music venues across North America, been the youngest Canadian musicians to play the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, and been signed to Warner Music. This, all while completing degrees at Queen’s.Continue...

The making of a gallery

Take a moment and try to calculate the number of hours you’ve spent in Stauffer during your time at Queen’s. Likely you’re in the triple digits.Continue...

Personal expressions bloom at the Agnes

Spring took over at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre with a special exhibit entitled Art In Bloom of floral arrangements interpreting pieces in the gallery’s collection.Continue...

Vibrant Disappearance: A chilling exhibit

“I don’t believe there is such a thing as meaningless art,” said Ewa Scheer, standing amidst her artwork entitled Vibrant Disappearance at Studio 22.Continue...

A guide to the Canadian summer festival season

From Osheaga to Pemberton, Canada hosts some of the best and most unique music festivals in the world. In case you’re feeling overwhelmed by the vast amount of festivals at your fingertips, here’s a guide of some of the best festivals in Canada for you to check out this summer.Continue...

Fading Lights dazzles at the Isabel

Four years ago, Ryan Lee, ArtSci ‘16, never would’ve thought he’d be graduating from Queen’s with a BA in Film and the founder of an independent production company.Continue...

Third Rembrandt painting in Queen’s collection unveiled

The months of anticipation have come to an end as Queen’s third Rembrandt painting was unveiled to the public at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre’s season opening on April 29.Continue...

Updated: School of Drama and Music receives $5-million donation

Queen’s School of Drama and Music will have a new reason to take the stage today after a surprise $5-million donation.Continue...

Arts: Year in Review 2015-16

This year The Journal’s arts section focused on showcasing all the incredible art that Kingston and the Queen's community has to offer, whether it was profiling student artists, concert coverage or pieces to start discussion. Below is a collection of this year's arts highlights.Continue...

What makes literature 'truly Canadian'?

What’s the novel all Canadians should read? That’s the question at the core of CBC’s Canada Reads competition.Continue...

Four indie films on womanhood available on Netflix

If you’re not a straight white male, the journey to have your work in film respected can be a tumultuous one.Continue...

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