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.
› 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.
› Hygge ~ And 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.
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