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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Film Review: ’12 Years a Slave’

12 Years a Slave Directed by Steve McQueen Distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and Regency Enterprises Starring as the lead in a breakout role, Chiwetel Ejiofor will have you grabbing for tissues, but his performance also makes you sadly desperate for a fight. Ejiofor plays Solomon Northup, an 1840s free black man living in New York until his trusting character and too much wine send him straight into the shackles and the lashes of harsh 19th century American slavery. No, this is no history lecture. It’s a true story written by Northup himself. It’s a story director Steve McQueen chains you to for a tough, nightmarish, and almost unbearable two-and-a-half hours. The film is a hauntingly beautiful portrayal of old […]

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