Archive for August 2019

Artist highlight: JR, the anonymous street artist shedding light on the invisible

Who is JR? Well, frankly, we don’t really know who he. On the spectrum of the highly-elusive Banksy to the often in the media Ai Weiwei, JR is somewhere in the middle. He doesn’t shy away from an interview or a public appearance, necessarily, but JR always wears a hat and sunglasses to keep identity […]

Symbols of Renaissance art decoded: Part I

Renaissance art is packed with symbols and meaning, but to the untrained eye, those scenes might appear to be fairly straight forward images of somewhat random figures doing things. Knowing the meaning behind those symbols allow you to read the artwork better and it offers a deeper understanding of what the artists were trying to […]

The impact of women trailblazers in Canadian publishing

Ruth Panofsky, Ryerson University As you indulge in summer reading, consider this fact. If not for the path-breaking women in Canadian publishing, some of Canada’s best-known writers might not have made it: Margaret Laurence, Farley Mowat, Carol Shields. Although it’s known that women have always participated in Canadian publishing, the lasting influence they’ve had on […]

Black Rock Residency Announces Selected Artists

The twenty-foot high wooden entrance to the Black Rock Senegal Residency program is an empowering portal for artists from different disciplines, as it allows them to tap into their creativity and experience Dakar, the capital of Senegal; and for several of the 16 artists recently admitted to the residency, it may also be their first […]