Student art exhibition tours across campus

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Art set

Unless poster sales held in the University Community Centre are taken into consideration, there is a shockingly limited amount of art displayed around Western’s campus. Considering the fact that Western has a visual arts department comprised of talented and dedicated individuals, this is especially disappointing. (read more)

Space Oddity

Friday, March 13th, 2009

“So take your protein pills and put your helmet on "” Ray stopped singing and put the pill in his mouth too, making an audible swallowing sound along with the rest of us. I felt the unfamiliar concentration of chemicals lurch down into my stomach and imagined them beginning to mingle and react with the whiskey and Psilocybe spores already making dominion there. (read more)

Your Ex Is

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Your Ex Is:

  1. eight pounds
  2. washing the sheets
  3. a quick band-aid rip of healing
  4. exfoliated scum stuck in your loofah
  5. relief from acid burps, heartburn

Your ex is:

  1. not a lobster, penguin or adult
  2. a rhetorical device
  3. outlined sketchily on paper
  4. a problematic silhouette
  5. the swiggly amoeba in yellow crayon
  6. Your ex is:
  7. silent shame
  8. erupting red run-ins
  9. concerned with saving face
  10. your clear complexion
  11. the hindsight epistemology of laughter

Your ex is:

  1. a turn-off (fast as a flick, light-switch)
  2. everything you can’t get back
  3. over you
  4. the power-outage of your good judgment
  5. not worth the bad poetry you’ve written
(read more)

Going Down Screaming

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Going Down Screaming
An integral piece of the puzzle is missing.
The jaws locked behind all the muzzles are hissing
The words to a song that you wish they’d forgotten. (read more)

You're not a couch potato; you're an art connoisseur

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Stephen Colbert artwork

Popular television shows like Gossip Girl, The Office and The Daily Show attract millions of viewers per episode, but are they just indulgent entertainment or can they be considered art?

A definition of art would be a good starting point in determining whether popular television should in fact be considered art, but this is a nearly impossible task. (read more)

Initiative brings art to the centre of campus

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Graffiti art

The University Community Centre is the living room of campus, and living rooms should have art, according to University Students’ Council President Stephen Lecce.

The USC Student Public Art Program is a new initiative by Western’s Student Life department designed to offer an artistic venue for students and community members, while also creating a more vibrant and comforting atmosphere within the UCC. (read more)

Career in visual arts possible

Western alumni discuss experiences

Friday, March 13th, 2009

Ed Pien artwork

Ed Pien was out of breath over the phone after just finishing a three-hour critique with his students for a visual studies course at the University of Toronto.

When he’s not teaching, however, he’s creating art, showcased in exhibitions all over the world. (read more)

Visiting an art gallery need not be a scary ordeal

Friday, March 13th, 2009

McIntosh Gallery

Western visual arts professor Madeline Lennon often found herself astonished when teaching her first year visual arts class, as most students had never stepped foot in a gallery.

“When I asked if anyone had been to an art gallery, only a few hands went up,” Lennon said. (read more)

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