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collections of a magpie mind with eclectic interests, relentless curiosity and a taste for windmill tilting
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"Calling all progressive artists!": People's Art Network - Montréal | Facebook

"Calling all progressive artists!": People's Art Network - Montréal | Facebook | flânerie | Scoop.it

Facebook invitation to progressive artists, cultural workers and media practitioners: meet and share ideas, projects with other progressive artists and writers. The artist’s place is in the struggle and that without a “cultural revolution” in the field of ideology and ideas, there will be no truly successful social and political revolution.

 

Web site: http://peoplesart.info/ 

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Guerrilla Gardening: "Outside the Planter Boxes" / Issue 4

Guerrilla Gardening: "Outside the Planter Boxes" / Issue 4 | flânerie | Scoop.it
Many of the concrete tree planters along the streets of Toronto have not faired well. They are crumbling, cracked and littered; some have barely a stump, while others have become too small for the existing tree.

 

To bring attention to the city planters, Toronto-based artist Sean Martindale organized a "planter intervention"; seventeen local artists creatively reworked over 30 planters. According to Martindale: "One of the primary intents of the Outside the Planter Boxes project is to encourage more direct participation and interest in our shared public spaces – to demonstrate that the public can play a more consciously active role in how our city is shaped."

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