Visual Arts
3M Award celebrates three decades of excellence

3M Award celebrates three decades of excellence

Visual Arts professor emerita Madeline Lennon didn’t set out to change lives; she looked to inspire them. “I always knew I wanted to teach,” Lennon said. “When I started, I thought, ‘Gee, I’m really enjoying this so I’m going to do what I want to do and it’s not like...

LAB*B helps take youth ideas to action

LAB*B helps take youth ideas to action

At any given time, conversations can range from the next big entrepreneur, a collaboration on an arts project, a potential business startup or even a community initiative around mental health. And that’s exactly what former Western student Harpreet Zingh, and Harman...

Book visually explores making of a modern city

Book visually explores making of a modern city

The black-and-white image of a freckled Mary Goss starring from behind an oversized picture book overwhelming her small lap offers a window into the life of the 2-year-old Toronto resident at the turn of the century. Mary was the daughter of Arthur Goss, the official...

Celebrating Shakespeare 400

Celebrating Shakespeare 400

Western News joins the celebration of the most recognized English language playwright. We recruited this institution’s finest Shakespeare scholars to share their insights into The Bard – and play a little dress-up.

‘Picture’ of Shakespeare remains surprisingly blurred

‘Picture’ of Shakespeare remains surprisingly blurred

Of all the images connected to Shakespeare and his work, perhaps none has elicited more fascination and frustration than the ostensible portraits of the author himself. Several representations of Shakespeare have become mainstays of popular culture, but did he...

Green Awards paint a portrait of sustainability

Green Awards paint a portrait of sustainability

    Sophia Lloyd-Jones has returned to an old form of producing natural dyes using vegetables and nuts to produce organic sculptures that challenge what it means to make art in an environmentally sustainable way. The fourth-year Visual Arts student was among...

Who said fungi cannot be fun?

Who said fungi cannot be fun?

Botanical drawings of fungi illustrate the natural marriage between art and science, and those who attended the one-day Mushroom Festival on March 17 at The Bookcase in the John Labatt...

Book reviews, Jan. 7

Book reviews, Jan. 7

Fresh Strange Music By Donald S. Hair McGill-Queen’s University Press Donald S. Hair, an English and Writing Studies professor emeritus, undertakes a sonorous task; namely, demonstrating how the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning has integrated musical rhythm as an...

Opinion: Sniper’s bullet raises questions for PhD candidate

Opinion: Sniper’s bullet raises questions for PhD candidate

Experiencing colonial violence is different from learning about it. Reading about precarious lives is one thing; being in a position where one’s life does not count is something else. It is a reality concealed behind a dark curtain of intertwined interests of states,...

Trio of scholars named to Royal Society of Canada

Trio of scholars named to Royal Society of Canada

With the naming of Western scholars Kathryn Brush, John Leonard and Jesse Zhu, the university now boasts 55 Royal Society of Canada Fellows, starting with Microbiology and Biochemistry professor Robert Murray in 1958.

Lynk, Mahon named to Mayor of London Honours List

Lynk, Mahon named to Mayor of London Honours List

Law professor Michael Lynk and Visual Arts professor Patrick Mahon topped the list of honorees when London Mayor Matt Brown released the annual Mayor of London Honours List on Jan. 1. Mahon was honored for his work in the arts; Lynk for his work in humanitarianism....

Professor’s book explores master director’s cultural impact

By studying modern works that feature Hitchcock-inspired elements, Visual Arts professor Christine Sprengler contends they are valuable not only as art, but also serve as contributions to the understanding of Hitchcock’s cultural legacy and cinema itself.

‘Market’ to support Western Heads East

‘Market’ to support Western Heads East

Next week, the Great Hall at Western will be transformed into an East African market and art sale showcasing local talent as well as Tanzanian and Kenyan crafters.

Between a rock and an artistic place

Between a rock and an artistic place

Kamilo Beach is, arguably, the world’s dirtiest beach. Located on the southeastern coast on the island of Hawaii, the beach’s sands are littered with marine debris – most of it plastic waste washed up from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

Plaques leave their marks on Western

Unless you were among 30 friends and family who gathered on a slightly breezy day in May, you probably don’t know why there’s a plaque on campus for Brenda MacEachern.