Arts

Union Gallery

Quinn Rockliff’s project to free the female form

Toronto-based artist Quinn Rockliff began drawing when she was coping with the anxiety as a result of a sexual assault.Continue...

Hello Goodbye Honolulu

In a quiet corner of The Toucan, Goodbye Honolulu’s Fox Martindale, Jacob Switzer, Emmett Webb (all guitar, bass, vocals) and Max Bornstein (drums, vocals) crowded into a booth, destroyed some hot wings and talked tour life with The Journal.Continue...

A garden of new perceptions sprouts in Stauffer

As I walked into Union Gallery’s new exhibit, entitled Groundwork, I was instantly transported into the wild as sounds of nature filled my ears.Continue...

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

For the past 16 years, the Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF) has been showcasing a dynamic program of Canadian films. This year was no different as the festival screened a robust lineup of the year’s favourite feature films and shorts, not to mention being hosted by Canadian rockers, Mother Mother.Continue...

Pitch, please!

A full house, seven teams, all aca-armed with nothing but their voices and a passion for singing.Continue...

A look Down There

As I walked into the H’art Centre, I was greeted by posters of hand-drawn flowers and butterflies, one with “pussy” written in immaculate cursive and another encouraging me to “feel your feelings”. I’d arrived at Down There.Continue...

Q&A with renowned poet Liz Howard

On March 6, poetry enthusiasts gathered in Watson Hall to hear renowned Canadian poet Liz Howard read from her debut novel, Infinite Citizen of the Shaking Tent, as part of the Creative Writing at Queen’s reading series.Continue...

Powerful paintings showcased in the JDUC

An art show last Saturday night, hosted by Queen’s Half The Sky has a simple message of female empowerment.Continue...

Appreciating the modern: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art

After I booked a trip to Copenhagen for Reading Week only two weeks in advance, I kept the spontaneity going and didn’t plan anything ahead of time, with one exception: the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.Continue...

The ladies behind Dad Hats 4Ever

Hat’s off to two student artists who’ve blended together fashion, art and business in an entrepreneurial enterprise unique to Queen’s.Continue...

Queen’s alumnus wins emerging artist grant

Earlier this month, Queen’s alum and local artist Katharine Vingoe-Cram was named the recipient of the 2016 Nan Yeomans Grant for Artistic Development, awarded annually by the Kingston Arts Council.Continue...

Transference takes the stage

When I walked into a room of around 25 people in Theological Hall, it became clear that the first performance of Transference was going to be a very intimate experience.Continue...

A walk through The Forest of Deen

Liam Dowling’s debut novel, The Forest of Deen, is a compelling first effort that attempts to tackle large social issues, but ultimately fails to grasp the complexities behind these concepts.Continue...

It's the end of the world as we know it

After the year of 2016, it may come as no surprise that a play about the end of the world is now playing at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts.Continue...

Craig Cardiff serenades Kingston

For the past 20 years, Canadian folk singer-songwriter Craig Cardiff has spread love, hope and joy to anyone who’ll grant him the opportunity. His large discography — with a new release almost every year since 1997 — has generated a multitude of live, studio and collaborated hits recorded in different styles and disturbed on diverse platforms.Continue...

Valentine's Day poetry contest

Featured finalists of QJ Arts' Valentine's Day poetry contest.Continue...

Dear Diary, today I read you to a live studio audience

Nostalgia ran high at The Mansion on Saturday evening as brave souls approached the open mic, clutching their paperbound elementary school journals, their padlocked diaries, and their angst-ridden teenage poetry as the audience nodded and laughed along to the universal memory of being young.Continue...

Review: Where the Universe Sings

When I walked through the familiar doors of The Screening Room’s theatre, I wasn’t expecting to be the youngest person in the room by at least 30 years. In the midst of this mature crowd, I took my seat for the film we’d all gathered to witness, Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris.Continue...

Queer film fest leaves our reviewers 'reeling'

“It’s time to get OUT!” screams the Reelout Queer Film Festival.Continue...

Scenic sketching

Cameron Lawrence doesn’t just draw nature, his art comes from an attempt to internalize and come closer to the beauty of the Northern Ontario landscape he often encounters.Continue...

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