Inaugural arts festival showcases Queen's talent
The Queen’s community, Kingston residents and visitors are invited to celebrate local arts during artignite, which runs January 29 - February 14.
Shows, exhibitions, concerts and other art activities are offered across campus and at downtown venues.
“One of our goals is to bring Queen’s students and community members together through the arts,” says co-founder Roxy Denniston-Stewart, associate Dean of Student Affairs. “artignite is an exciting opportunity to showcase the talents and diversity of Queen’s students, faculty and staff and to open our doors to the community.”
Events include ‘Cezanne’s Closet’, a popular Union Gallery fundraiser that includes a work of art with every ticket, a hip-hop interpretation of Hamlet called The King’s Conscience, and the Reelout Film Festival. There’s mask-making at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, dancing at CFRC’s ‘Soul Shakedown’ and the School of Music’s ‘Night in Vienna’.
artignite is a collaboration between Queen's University, the AMS, the City of Kingston, Downtown Kingston, the Kingston Arts Council and many Kingston arts groups and artists.