Arts

Queen’s grad takes home provincial art award

When Jessica Peterson was first told she had won the BMO 1st Art Competition for Ontario for her artwork Overindulgence, her immediate reaction was panic. “Oh my god,” she remembered, “I left [the painting] in a barn!”Continue...

Bohemian beauty in Prague’s Mucha Museum

When I went to Prague this summer, I went for everything but its art reputation.Continue...

Street art back against the wall

On Monday, the ON THE WALL: Street Art Festival brought together artists of all different mediums and demographics to repaint the murals of Douglas Fluhrer Park.Continue...

Existere meets an evolving campus

On Monday and Tuesday, social action theatre troupe Existere kicked off this year’s Frosh Week with six performances for thousands of first-year students in Grant Hall.Continue...

Get your head in the game with Monday Nights

I tend to think the theatre’s a safe place, so you can understand my surprise when I heard, “This is a real, theatrical basketball experience with real, theatrical basketballs, so let’s make sure you protect your beautiful faces and be safe,” announced to the audience prior to a performance.Continue...

The argument for fandom

Fandom. Sometimes it feels like a dirty secret, instead of something that’s actually a truly fulfilling part of my life.Continue...

Kingston prepares for apocalypse

Between nukes, climate change and super bugs, I’d take the TEOTWAYKI — a small cabin that doubles as artist Mike Macron’s latest post-apocalyptic artexhibit – for protection.Continue...

One Roadtrip, One Canada 150

On Canada Day weekend, The Screening Room and the Agnes Etherington Centre coordinated to present a historical road trip across Canada, featuring short films from underappreciated national treasure The National Film Board and an exhibit of landscape paintings by artist Alan C. Collier.Continue...

Lost in Austen after 200 years

On the 200th anniversary of Austen’s death, there is still no sign of her work fading to the background of the literary world.Continue...

Queen’s Reads is The Break you need

After being scrapped for a few years, Queen’s Reads is back with a page-turner.Continue...

Let’s talk about Queen’s Reads

Queen’s Reads is an annual on-campus reading program which distributes a free book to anyone interested. Queen’s Reads Development Coordinator Carolyn Thompson discussed what the program means for...Continue...

Olivia Gilbertson explores her roots

Olivia Gilbertson has a mission: to explore her connection with her newly found Indigenous ancestry through painting, sculpture and textile works.Continue...

Scott Helman’s semi-charmed life

Although many artists today struggle to live up to the flawless vocals of a pre-recorded album in their live performances, Scott Helman is an exception to the rule.Continue...

Wolfe Island Music Festival Returns

18 years ago, Kingston’s Wolfe Island Music Festival was simply a dock party with a hay-wagon for a stage.Continue...

A new campus in Cannes

“It literally feels like it was a dream.”

Recent Queen’s grad, Diana Roulan, ArtSci ’17, told The Journal she’s still in disbelief when she looks at photos from her time interning at the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival this past May.Continue...

Drifting off with Neon Dreams

If you ask Neon Dreams what’s important in life, chances are they’ll mention a party.

On June 17, the band played a raucous set of electronic, dance and pop music to a small crowd at the Mansion. Featuring vocalist Frank Kadillac, guitarist Matt Gats, Adrian Morris on drums with DJ/vocalist Corey LeRue, Neon Dreams know their values: unselfconscious fun for themselves and their fans.

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Shipping out to Stockholm’s Moderna Museet

Somehow between all my exchange's failed Finish lessons and close calls with airport security, I managed to dive into Scandinavian modern art with Stockholm's Moderna Musseet.Continue...

From canvas to conservation

“The dream is to one day work in the Louvre and work on the restoration of the Mona Lisa.”Continue...

The best of Canada’s music festivals

After an unforgiving winter, seasonal flooding and exams, our generation lives for this time of year: a chance to sleep in a field listening to music and eat barbeque for a whole weekend.Continue...

Commentary: a call for writing what you know

Good intentions abound as we continue to denigrate the minority experience in the arts.Continue...

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