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Upcoming Events:

Image from Small Potatoes at Being Singular Multiple Zine Fair, Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre. Photo: Carina Magazzeni.

Public Feelings: Collective Zine Making Workshop
Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 6-8:30pm, at Union Gallery

Join Small Potatoes (Michelle Bunton, Gabriel Cheung, Ella Gonzales, Carina Magazzeni) for a zine workshop as they consider the theme of public feelings. What happens when we gather to not only think but feel together? We will make a collective zine and share stories about the everyday feelings of shame, failure, awkwardness, embarrassment, depression, and guilt. How might we contribute to the depathologization of negative feelings and rethink the categories of positive and negative affect? Participants are invited to bring along a picture, object, and/or story that touches on any “negative” feelings. We will combine everyone’s contribution into a collective zine. All participants can take a copy of the zine with them and be credited (or remain anonymous).

Participants are encouraged (but not required) to read Ann Cvetkovich, Depression: a public feeling, “Introduction: Public Feelings: A Collective Project” (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012): 1-26. This project references the Public Feelings project started by the group of artists, scholars, and activists Lauren Berlant, Vanalyne Green, Debbie Gould, Mary Patten, and Rebecca Zorach.

Materials will be provided and lots of zines will be on hand for inspiration!

Please register by emailing ugallery@queensu.ca | Location: Union Gallery
Materials Fee: $10 | Maximum participants: 12 | Refreshments will be served

This event is a collaboration between the Union Gallery and Small Potatoes. Small Potatoes is a collective micropress that takes its name from the idiom “small potatoes,” referring to its tiny roots and dedication to remaining a small operation. It also pokes fun at the idea of a small object being insignificant. Instead, Small Potatoes embraces the small-scale, local, and amateur.


Image from Hiba Ali’s video, Flag for Net Neutrality (2018)

Virtual Environments: Hands-on Blender Workshop
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 6-8pm, at Union Gallery

Then don’t miss this great free opportunity at the Union Gallery!

Join artist and Union Gallery’s Curatorial Assistant, Hiba Ali, on Wednesday, February 6, at 6pm to learn how to make a digital sculpture and render 3D video. We will learn about the Blender interface, 3D shapes, textures, and key-frames. Blender is an open-source 3D and animation software.

Participants are asked to bring a laptop and a mouse and to download Blender (at blender.org) before the workshop.

Please register by emailing ugallery@queensu.ca by January 19, 2019
Location: Union Gallery | Maximum participants: 10


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