Arts Buzz: December 18, 2017 | Work of Arts
Arts Buzz: December 18, 2017 | Work of Arts

Arts Buzz: December 18, 2017

A weekly roundup of Arts news and must-see events

This week in Arts Buzz:  It’s our last post of 2017, and we wrap up the year with a few happenings and stories from around campus, including one about that devilish imp, Krampus!  

ARTS & CULTURE

Opening at FAB Gallery ~ Two powerful new exhibits are opening at FAB Gallery this month. Artist TJ McLachlin’s Window Dressing is a collection of compositions that consider different facets of systemic privilege. Noemi De Bruijn’s The Light Through the Window addresses ideas of home, habitation and the landscape. Dates of both exhibits: December 19-23, 2017 AND January 2-13, 2018, FAB Gallery. Opening Receptions: Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 7-10 p.m.

 THIS AND THAT

Curated shops ~ From TV film editor to graphic arts shop and gallery owner, alumnus Sandy Muldrew’s curated shop, The Prints and the Paper, is the realization of a dream. The idea had been brewing for years, and so Muldrew viewed a career disruption as an opportunity to make his move. Read this fascinating alumni profile story here

Sandy Muldrew at his store, The Prints and the Paper

Krampus! ~ December 21 is winter solstice, and folks around the world will herald in the day with centuries-old rituals like soaking in fruit-filled baths and dressing up as a devilish folklore legend that punishes naughty children around Christmas. Natalie Kononenko, a professor Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, comments on the role of Krampus in Germanic folklore.

Krampus! (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

 HyggeAnd finally, as we approach the holidays, revisit a story from earlier this year about Hygge (pronounced “hoo-gah”) – the Danish word for that feeling of winter coziness, as explained by Scandinavian Studies professor Natalie Van Deusen. Read the story here, or listen to her interview with CBC here.   

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

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