Union Gallery

Cézanne’s Closet

Cézanne’s Closet 2021

Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Works on Display March 2—13, 2021
Time: 7pm
Location: Zoom

Cézanne’s Closet is Union Gallery’s largest annual fundraising event. This special edition of Cézanne’s Closet will take place both at Union Gallery and online. Artworks are juried from generous donations by local artists, Queen’s University students, alumni, and faculty. Juried artwork will be exhibited at the Union Gallery from March 2–13, 2021. The virtual ticketed event will take place on Saturday, March 13, 7pm via Zoom.

Ticket holders can choose from a wide selection of works available in a multitude of styles, but with a twist—all ticket holders are assigned a number, and when it is called, they have two minutes to claim an artwork. This lottery-style event makes for an intense if not exhilarating evening, as participants keep an eye on which of their favourite pieces have yet to be taken. With a ticket price of $100, Cézanne’s Closet is the perfect event to purchase a one-of-a-kind treasure for your friends, family, loved ones or yourself!


Tickets are $100 and guarantee the ticket holder one piece of original artwork.

A Zoom link will be sent upon ticket purchase. Copies of the Cézanne’s artwork booklet will be available at the gallery, as well as online. All funds raised will go towards supporting Union Gallery’s 2021-2022 programming.

Tickets can be purchased via Paypal using the button below.

If you are unable to purchase a ticket via Paypal, please contact UG Gallery Assistant, Nicole Daniels, at ugallery@queensu.ca

MCs: Laura Chaignon + Mariah Horner

ft. Special guest appearance from their lovely cat FL

Laura Chaignon (she/her) is an arts worker and activist based in Katarokwi/Kingston, ON. Born and raised in Paris, France, she has been calling this northern land her home for over three years. Laura has worked in publishing, in marketing, and has served as the interim artistic director of the Centre Culturel Frontenac before joining the Kingston Arts Council as their Programming and Communications Coordinator. She teaches yoga and mindfulness in her free time, and is a co-creator with Cellar Door Project where she co-wrote and co-directed To You, a pandemic porch play. Laura believes her work is one of service, deep compassion, space holding, brave imagination, and activism.

Mariah Horner is a theatre artist, co-creator, and PhD student based in Kingston. Her PhD research focuses on abolitionist dramaturgies, site-specific live performance, care work, and collaborative creation. She’s worked with Thousand Islands Playhouse, SpiderWebShow, Great Canadian Theatre Company and Theatre Kingston. Interested in catalyzing independent and non-traditional theatre artists and forms in Kingston, she was the Festival Director of CFRC’s Shortwave Theatre Festival in 2020 and Kingston’s Storefront Fringe Festival from 2016-2018. Co-founding the Cellar Door Project in 2013, Mariah has produced and dramaturged 15 original site-specific theatre performances in Kingston and Ottawa. She’s also a Taurus.

Musical performer: Sadaf Amini

Cézanne’s Closet 2021 will feature a musical performance by special guest Sadaf Amini!

Sadaf Amini began learning the Santur when she was a child. She later completed her high school education at the Tehran School of Music high school. In 2012, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Iranian Music Performance at Tehran University. After immigrating to Canada, she received her Master’s degree in Music Technology at the University of Toronto in 2018.

Sadaf has performed at various music festivals and received awards, most recently the 2020 Kingston Canadian Film Festival Local Music Video Showcase, where her video for “Dawn” was awarded the Industry Jury Prize. She has collaborated with various ensembles that have led to several album recordings; her most recent release was her original Santur solo album “Flow”.

Currently, Sadaf is expanding her repertoire from traditional Iranian music to a more personal style that expresses her inner feelings to a greater extent.

Cézanne’s Closet 2021 is sponsored by CFRC Radio