During first week of school, as I was walking to class a beautiful poster caught my eye. To my excitement, it was a play called Painted Skin being presented by the Department of Theatre on September 10 -11.
The show time was 7 p.m. and due to conflicting schedule with classes I couldn’t check out the show. But no need to worry!! There are awesome shows organized at York all year round and if you’re a student, you get them at a discounted price. How awesome is that? Watch out for Part 2 as I write about a play I attend.
The following day on September 12, I checked out the Gales Gallery. There are tons of art galleries at York and for most galleries the admission is free. This work was done by graduate students!
September 23 to September 27 – Veronica Blanco: “Bullied” was displayed in the Gales Gallery. Veronica Blanco is a fourth year visual arts student. The art signified how bullying in elementary school affected Veronica. Bullying can have severe consequences and in the era of technology, cyber bullying is on the rise. The exhibition showcased a report card covered with black tar to express the negative feelings associated with being bullied. Lone chair in the middle of a big room facing the wall represented alienation experienced through bullying. The message portrayed through art was very powerful; as I walked in to the room I felt as if I were in Veronica’s shoes. It was brilliantly done. I hope everyone had a chance to check it out.
Hope you all enjoyed the art galleries. There is something for everyone to enjoy on campus. Watch out as more events will be covered in the coming blogs! Check out Megan’s Blog for in-depth coverage of the Veronica Bullied Gallery and an interview with Veronica.
Bon Voyage till next time!