Arts and Culture

A nighttime photo featuring a deep blue sky and a prominent, large bonfire in the foreground.

Power in Fire: A Discussion with Elder Amanda Wallin

It is a sunny day when I meet Elder Amanda Wallin at her home in the country. I intend to speak with her about her experiences with the program Circles for Reconciliation and about Indigenous organizing that has been done around the discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves of children

Three Poems by Kyla Neufeld

One of my favourite poems is Mary Oliver’s “Making the House Ready for the Lord.” In it, the poem’s speaker is trying to clean up her house, to make it “as shining as it should be,” for a visit from God. But, she keeps running into problems: mice under the sink

CURRENT ISSUE

The theme for November’s magazine is Saints in Light.

In this month’s magazine, Chenene Layne, Coordinator of Spiritual Care Education at St Boniface Hospital, reflects on the art of “being” rather than “doing” alongside those who are suffering, and the meaningfulness of caring presence in our most difficult times.

Next, Jane Barter writes about capitalist expropriation of art and artistic creation in her review of “Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience” in which highly mediated “immersive experiences” of the artist’s work distort, simplify, and exploit Van  Gogh’s personal anguish and his artistic output.

Finally, an interview with renowned iconographer Vera Senchuk explores Orthodox understandings of saints and iconography, and the iconographer’s task of “searching for the light” of Christ in the writing of icons

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