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Queen's artistic talent shines during showcase

[Queen's Symphony Orchestra director Gordon Craig]Queen's School of Music's Gordon Craig will direct Broadway: Live in Concert, one of the many highlights of this year's artignite. Audiences will hear the Queen's Symphony Orchestra and vocal performances by students, faculty and staff.

Artists, musicians and actors from the Queen’s community will light up campus during the fourth annual artignite.

“artignite showcases the breadth of student and local talent – there is truly something for every artistic taste,” says Roxy Denniston-Stewart, Queen’s Associate Dean, Student Affairs, and co-chair of artignite. “It is a fabulous opportunity for everyone to experience the richness of the Kingston arts community.”

Some of the highlights of the events on Queen’s campus include:

• Numerous exhibitions at the Agnes Etherington Art Centre drawn from the gallery’s collection
• A performance by the Caledonias, Queen’s only all-female a capella choir
• An exhibition of prints and paintings by fourth-year fine arts students at Union Gallery
• A production by Imaginary Theatre Company, a campus group that produces full-length, original works by students
• A concert by Queen’s Symphony Orchestra featuring many Broadway favourites

The centrepiece of this year’s showcase is Allumage, four distinct installations and events taking place throughout downtown Kingston. Using light as a theme, Allumage encourages a celebration and appreciation of contemporary art through its display in non-traditional spaces.

More than 30 arts and cultural events will occur throughout Kingston from January 25 to February 10.

For a complete listing, visit the artignite website.