Arts

Kingston art thriving in Martello

Queen’s alumni David, ArtSci ’83, and Wendy Dossett, Con-Ed ’87, launched Kingston’s Martello Alley back in 2015.Continue...

KFPL’s Reading Buddies program now includes seniors

The Kingston Frontenac Public Library (KFPL) recently expanded their Reading Buddies initiative to include seniors,Continue...

Ryan Randall wins cinematography award for ‘Workhorse’

Ryan Randall is an accomplished film and media technician.Continue...

'The Intangible Queer' explores identity through abstraction and experimentation

Combining theatre, film, and abstract art, YIKES! A Theatre Company’s The Intangible Queer embraces unconventional storytelling.Continue...

How a semester-long practicum turned into Queer Muslim Resistance

“As a queer Muslim, we’re often faced with this idea of impossibility—like it’s impossible to be queer and Muslim."Continue...

‘The Undergraduate Review’ publishes 33rd annual issue

The Undergraduate Review (UR), a Queen’s arts and literature-focused magazine, released their 33rd annual issue on Jun. 4th.Continue...

JukeBox County releases debut album

JukeBox County, the stage name of Kingston’s own Rich Tyo, sat down with The Journal ahead of the release of his upcoming debut 10-track album, Inner Space Outer Space .Continue...

Sadiqa de Meijer turns hardship into creativity

Sadiqa de Meijer is a talented writer of poetry, short stories, and essays.

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Kingston's True North Tattoo grapples with lockdown uncertainty

Over the last year, shutdowns implemented in response to COVID-19 have rocked Ontario businesses.

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Steven Heighton releases debut album 'The Devil's Share'

Steven Heighton, Queen's MA '86 and accomplished author, had no interest in performing his own songs until the owner of Wolfe Island Records heard him play.Continue...

'Quilt' launches inaugural issue

The first issue of Quilt launched on May 7th.Continue...

Queen’s Journal alum Omar El Akkad talks upcoming novel 'What Strange Paradise'

On July 20, Omar El Akkad’s second novel What Strange Paradise will debut. But El Akkad’s creative writing career began on a different day: September 11, 2001, in Professor Carolyn Smart’s creative writing class.Continue...

City council launches new Local Arts Residency at The Grand Theatre

The Grand Theatre, a performing arts hub of downtown Kingston, has been empty since the first lockdown of March 2020. Now, four artists will be given the chance to grace the stage.Continue...

Artists during lockdown: Visual artist Clanny Mugabe talks pandemic’s impact on practice

Clanny Mugabe, Art Sci ’23, is a second-year student who explores themes of decolonization, mythology, and speculative fiction in her artwork. Like many artists, Mugabe has struggled to continue creating art as quarantine and lockdowns continue in Canada.Continue...

Queen’s Creative Writing alum Liselle Sambury talks debut novel 'Blood Like Magic'

Carolyn Smart’s Advanced Creative Writing class was the first time Liselle Sambury, ArtSci ’13, had her work published, but it won’t be the last.Continue...

William Carroll talks Side-Ways Artist Residency at Union Gallery

William Carroll is a visual artist whose recent works include home-grown crystals and a giant spray foam cherry pie.Continue...

Retrofuturism: Danika Watson discusses sci-fi artwork

Danika Watson, ArtSci ’21, integrates her passion for science and chemistry into her artistic practices.Continue...

‘Just let it arrive’: Poet, mentor Bruce Kauffman talks career

Bruce Kauffman has been opening doors for artists for 12 years.Continue...

Natasha Beaudoin talks Greek mythology as inspiration for her subversive paintings

For many artists, historical representations are meaningful sources of inspiration for new work.Continue...

Short Story Contest Winner Natara Ng discusses loneliness in ‘Her Last Day’

Natara Ng, Kin ’23, won The Journal ’s Winter 2021 short story contest for “Her Last Day,” the subtle tale of a lonely man tending a garden with a twist: both the man and his plants are more than meets the eye.Continue...

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