Arts

Conversations and Slowing Down: two local artists discuss new exhibits

In Studio 22’s latest exhibits, two local artists react to COVID-19. Human beings are mysteriously missing in Erika Olson’s Conversations, a series of vibrantly coloured cakes signifying all the celebrations on hold. In Debra Krakow’s Slowing Down, family members come into focus as the pandemic reminds her what matters most.Continue...

Decolonizing the Agnes Art Centre: in conversation with Emelie Chhangur

In October, Emelie Chhangur became the new director and curator of the Agnes after 17 years as curator at the Art Gallery of York (AGYU). In an interview with The Journal , she discussed how she’s committed to fostering diversity and inclusivity at Queen’s, reimagining the Art Centre’s approach to curation.Continue...

‘A Bite of the Apple’: Queen’s alumna discusses new memoir

Lennie Goodings, ArtSci ’76, majored in English at Queen’s before moving to the U.K. where she has spent the last 40 years working in publishing with the likes of Margaret Atwood and Maya Angelou.Continue...

From Borat to Eric Andre: Reviewing the history of performance art

No one commits to a role quite like Sacha Baron Cohen, but his dedication to duping real people is part of a proud history of performance art, which makes us laugh and cringe while teaching us about ourselves.Continue...

‘Inspiration during tough times’: Kingston Canadian Film Festival soldiers on

Before COVID-19, the worst impact on The Kingston Canadian Film Festival (KCFF) had been a snowstorm that interrupted one night of screenings. Last March, the festival had to power down only two days in.Continue...

‘There’s nothing like live laughter’: The Pinecone Uprising performs at Musiikki Café

The Pinecone Uprising Improv Troupe performed at Musiikki Café in Kingston on Oct. 21.Continue...

Sabrina Fielding discusses her portrayal of adolescence in ‘The Red Swimsuit’

On Oct. 8, Queen’s undergraduate student Sabrina Fielding was selected as the winner of The Journal’ s 2020 Short Story Contest. Fielding spoke to The Journal’ s Assistant Arts Editor, Alysha Mohamed, about her winning story The Red Swimsuit. Continue...

Kingston WritersFest launches virtual literary series

The Kingston WritersFest (KWF) was held online this September for the first time since its inception in 2006. Now, in collaboration with other literary festivals across Canada, KWF is launching a new virtual series called One Page.Continue...

'Away is Mine’: Gord Downie’s final solo LP releases

Three years after Gord Downie passed away, his final solo album Away is Mine was released.Continue...

Daniel Green discusses his depiction of love in ‘She Must’

On Oct. 8, 2020, Queen’s undergraduate student Daniel Green was selected as the winner of The Journal’ s 2020 Poetry Contest. Green spoke to The Journal’ s Assistant Arts Editor, Alysha Mohamed, about his winning poem ‘She Must’ . Continue...

Short Story: The Red Swimsuit

Landon was trying to coax Vaughan off the cliff again.Continue...

Queen’s alumnus Steven Heighton discusses ‘Reaching Mithymna’

In the fall of 2015, Steven Heighton was midway through writing a fictional novel about Mediterranean refugees when the impulse struck him to take to Greece and actually do something about the crisis.Continue...

Poem: She Must

Dip into that valley of the unknown, caress its invisible colour.Continue...

Union Gallery plans virtual showcase of student films

The Union Gallery is planning a virtual showcase of student films—promoting creativity, risk-taking, and poetic innovation in an effort to foster a sense of community between artists at Queen’s.Continue...

Queen’s professor releases memoir on coming out as transgender at Queen’s

Erin LeBlanc, a Queen’s alumna who now teaches at the Smith School of Business, released a memoir on her experience of transitioning at the university.Continue...

The Codas bring multi-layered sound to Kingston’s music scene

Kingston band The Codas have been creating a name for themselves with incredible originality since the release of their first single, “Anomaly,” in 2019. Their sound is difficult to describe with traces of folk, R&B, jazz, and even funk layered into many of their tracks.Continue...

‘Icara’ took flight with a socially-distanced audience

A gender-reversed retelling of the story of Icarus debuted at the Tett Centre Sept. 15.Continue...

‘A weird, uncanny thing’: Wendy Huot talks The Screening Room going dark during quarantine

Wendy Huot was fulfilling a life-long dream when she bought the popular indie theatre, The Screening Room. Now, in the face of the pandemic, it faces its greatest challenge.Continue...

Immersive exhibit brings Van Gogh to life in Toronto

With Toronto in phase three of reopening, the Immersive Van Gogh exhibit offers a breathtaking new approach to the painter’s famous works.Continue...

Music has the capacity to make climate resistance feel more personal

As individuals around the world grapple with the realities of the climate crisis, some artists are addressing it in a more emotionally charged manner—through music.Continue...

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