CUAG hosts Spring Art Showcase

Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) hosted its Annual Spring Art Showcase and Art Party on March 30. The event was organized in partnership with the Carleton Art History Undergraduate Society and the Campus Activity Board. The showcase included art-making activities with special guest artist Ojo Agi. Agi led a workshop with portraits of Black feminine figures, chalk and charcoal. “I’m here running the arts table, so people can come and chill out here before the show starts. We’re doing colouring pages of Beyoncé, Lupita, and Solange,” Agi said. CUAG also hosted The Other NFB: The National Film Board’s Still Photography Division, which displayed photos of Canadian culture from the 40s through 50s. Yannick Anton and David Ofori Zapparoli created Outside […]

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Mother Mother rocks the NAC

Mother Mother took the stage at the National Arts Centre (NAC) and did not disappoint their fans, both old and new. The band struck a great balance between performing their older singles and new hits off their sixth and latest album. The NAC is gorgeous, with deep crimson seats and balcony seating. But any venue would have been enthusiastically welcomed as the temperature outside dropped to -16 °C. Thankfully, the venue was so packed that fingers and toes warmed up quickly, just in time for the opening act, K. Flay. She started the night off with a mix of rap, alt-rock and electronic music—a strange combination that worked well, and this is coming from someone who is not a fan […]

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André Alexis talks at Munro Beattie Lecture

Carleton’s Munro Beattie Lecture hosted Giller Prize winner and Carleton alumnus André Alexis to read from his works, as well as speak about the challenges he has faced as a writer. Alexis headed the annual Munro Beattie Lecture in the Azrieli Theatre on Jan. 26. Open to the public, the event hit full capacity 15 minutes before the start time. The Munro Beattie Lecture began in 1985 to honour the English department’s founder. Past speakers of the lecture include Giller Prize winners Joseph Boyden and Lynn Coady. Door prizes were given in celebration of Carleton’s 75th anniversary. Alexis spoke about the different ways he approaches the topic of God in his own fiction. “I’m obsessed with storytelling, with all of […]

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Pottery mixes creativity and function

260 Fingers, an independent artist-run pottery exhibition, took place Nov. 11-13 at the Glebe Community Centre. Its 12th annual show featured 26 ceramic artisans from eastern Ontario and western Quebec. Chandler Swain from Almonte is the founder of 260 Fingers. With the popularity of craft and art shows spiking, Chandler said he took the risk to create an exhibit and sale for professional potters to make their living. “It wasn’t a hobby. It wasn’t the second thing in our lives. It was the first thing,” Swain said. “There was 25 colleagues of mine who were really being pushed out of the market. So I thought, well, what if we create a sale? What if we do it ourselves? What if we […]

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Café welcomes gamers of all experiences

A new video game café has opened on Rideau Street. Caffeine 1Up is a themed café located in Sandy Hill. You can order a latte and a Nanaimo bar, while spending a few hours playing games like Super Mario Bros. Officially opened on Sept. 12, the owner, Heather Powell, said she decided to open her independent venture because she was inspired by her two favourite things: gaming and cafés. “When I wasn’t working, I was gaming. I decided to squish my two favourite things together to make it more appealing for both myself and for the geeky community in Ottawa,” Powell said. “Our library has over 200 games now and is growing all the time.” The café has 12 different […]

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