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Instagram’s Mari Andrew on living her happiest life

It often takes trauma and heartbreak to push people into their most creative, inspired places. Such a narrative is common across artists and writers, and is similarly true for Mari Andrew, illustrator and founder of a daily illustration Instagram account, @bymariandrew, now with over half a million followers. Each of Andrew’s illustrations comes with a… Keep Reading

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Art history student takes art to the streets under pseudonym Sloast

Instead of hibernating in McLennan, the student artist known as Sloast has spent her graduating year steadily building up a fan base. With 1,300 Instagram followers, her support  is strong and growing. She was featured in The Market Cooperative in the Students’ Society McGill University’s (SSMU) ballroom where she first started selling her artwork, and… Keep Reading

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Printemps Numérique at the McCord Museum

I’ve only just walked into “After Hours Fashion Tech,” an exposition on fashion technology at the McCord Museum, when an usher slaps a futuristic white watch on my wrist and a bartender thrusts an almond-lavender gin cocktail into my hand. I’m equipped, buzzed, and ready to maneuver this dense crowd mingling underneath similarly mobile spinning… Keep Reading

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‘(Sm)all Good Things’ blends humour and street art

Whether it’s due to genuine humility or  intentionally contrived coziness, the Station 16 gallery feels approachable. Sandwiched between an Irish pub and a stylish hair salon on Boulevard Saint-Laurent and Rue Milton, the gallery specializes in graffiti and street-art inspired exhibits, making it the perfect location to house Eric Clement’s most recent exhibit, (Sm)all Good… Keep Reading

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Photographer Jules Tomi brings viewers closer to South Korea

Seoul may be far away—yet through “Seoul, c’est loin,” you will be closer than ever to the inimitable Korean city. Photographer Jules Tomi, U3 Sociology, allows viewers to travel all the way across the ocean with his photos that capture the beauty of what may be an unfamiliar terrain to some.  This all started with… Keep Reading

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The selfless selfie: “Hypotheses” conference discusses narcissism and post-internet art

Since the boom of social media, selfies have gained widespread popularity. It is an art form that is rarely given credibility, often being touted as evidence of the milennial’s supposed narcissism. Last week, Hypotheses, an arts symposium, hosted a conferenced called “Posting The Self(i.e.): Performing Bodies and Post-Internet Art” at the Montreal Museum of Fine… Keep Reading

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Interpreting reality in a digital age

At Projet Pangée’s small gallery on the edge of Place des Arts, artist Lauren Pelc-McArthur is turning the digital into something palpable. With acrylic textures and neon colours, her pieces feel familiar, as if you have seen them before—if you’re a participant in the current worldwide digital age, it’s likely that you have. McArthur’s pieces… Keep Reading

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Visual Arts Society hosts long-awaited conference, “Visual Voices”

McGill offers a very limited number of fine arts classes. However, the Visual Arts Society provides students with an opportunity to explore a multitude of artistic domains and connect with other students. On Nov. 16 2016 the McGill Students’ Visual Arts Society hosted their most anticipated event of the fall semester: “Visual Voices.” The event  featured … Keep Reading

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