Light your imagination at artignite
Kingston’s annual celebration of local artists, collaborative expression, and community vibrancy returns later this month to provide an inspiring ensemble of artistic events.
“Queen’s is proud to participate again in artignite,” says Principal Daniel Woolf. “Kingston has many artistic communities, both emerging and established, and artignite helps bring these communities together and expose a range of artistic projects to audiences across the city at venues on campus and off.”
artignite is a collaboration among Queen’s, the City of Kingston, and St. Lawrence College that shines a light on local artists for two weeks. During artignite 200 exhibitions, concerts, art events and festivals take place and students and community members gather together in creative settings.
“There is such a wealth of cultural activity that happens throughout the city during the winter months, and artignite offers a wonderful showcase for this activity,” says Brian McCurdy, Cultural Director for the City of Kingston. “It also provides an accessible way for students, residents, families and visitors to experience an art exhibit, a contemporary dance performance, a concert, a new film, or a staged reading. More than 30 events are free.”
Queen’s student Barbara Meneley’s “Illuminance,” a centerpiece event this year, captures the spirit of student-community artistic collaboration. Ms Meneley, a Cultural Studies graduate student, will display and light her snow and ice sculptures as well as those created by participants from the community in the amphitheatre at Springer Market Square, on Friday evening, February 3.
Queen’s faculty and students will host several events on campus, including:
• Exhibitions at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre and Union Gallery
• Performances by the Queen’s Drama Department
• “A Night in Vienna” gala presented by the Queen’s School of Music
• Queen’s Conservatory of Music string master class
• A showcase concert by The Caledonias A Cappella Choir
Visit the artignite website for a complete list of the events that run from January 27 to February 13.