Satirical art thriving under U.S. administration

When Michael de Adder received news of U.S. President Donald Trump’s election, he said he felt shock and anger, and decided to pick up his pens and draw a picture of Trump kissing a reluctant Lady Liberty. A Halifax-based, award-winning editorial cartoonist, de Adder is one cartoonist among many who has found plenty to draw about during this new American presidential term. “If everything was hunky-dory in the world, cartoonists would have a hard go of it,” de Adder said. “But politics, being what it is, always leads to situations that are ripe for lampooning. And right now, the situation couldn’t be better for cartoonists.” For de Adder, what motivates him to draw political cartoons is anger. He said his […]

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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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Carleton prof creates music with books

JUNO award-winning artist and Carleton University professor Jesse Stewart put on a live interactive musical performance called Hooked on Bibliophonics at Carleton’s MacOdrum Library on Jan. 23. The performance took place inside Stewart’s portable geodesic dome and featured what he calls a “bibliophone”—a xylophone-like set-up of books on tables that created sounds similar to drumming when hit with mallets. The event was interactive, with Stewart in the middle of the dome, and participants gathering around to join in the making of music. The event, organized by Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG), is the first of a series of events that will be put on by Stewart on campus to celebrate Carleton’s 75th anniversary, and CUAG’s 25th anniversary. “The event is […]

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CUAG displays Carleton community art

The fourth annual Carleton Community Art Exhibition opened to the public at the Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) on Jan. 13. The exhibition features 250 works of art submitted by 148 Carleton alumni, faculty, and students, according to Katie Kendall, the exhibit curator and a Carleton art history graduate student. She said the artwork came from people in a wide range of programs, from social sciences to engineering. “There’s actually tons of creative people at Carleton, and they’re in all kinds of disciplines and departments,” Kendall said. A reception was held at CUAG to open the exhibition, with  Carleton president Roseann Runte as a keynote speaker. Theo Burtick, a Carleton engineering alumnus, said he first heard about the exhibition online […]

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