The Power of Artists & the ultimate Blue HORSE

Originally posted on ROUTE BL:UE :
With a heavy heavy heart this country will mourn the man, the talent, the words and the human that Gord Downie was and  the legacy his life will leave.  Artists are so much more than the music and art and poetry they leave behind. They are the graceful leaders. The voices that bring us together and make us think outside the systems and governance that has twisted humanity into something like Ichiban in a…

Woman of the walls

Women of the walls.. there have been so many women who have graced the bumpy dirty alleys that hold the walls that so many hands have touched. The project of a Michelle Loughery Mural Project, has always been based in community building and skills education. The very first projects, way back in the small coal mining community of Sparwood were based on immigrant life lessons, learning of hard work disguised as creative fun. The result, tourism tools, skills learning, communityRead more

PUBLIC ART HAS THE ABILITY TO CREATE AN ATTACHMENT TO ONE’S COMMUNITY. EVEN THOUGH MANY FEEL CULTURE MAY BE TAKING A BACK SEAT IN THE CURRENT WORLD, PUBLIC ART CONTINUES TO BRING BOTH VISUAL AND REAL WORLD VALUE TO A COMMUNITY. PUBLIC ART CAN HELP DRIVE ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION IN URBAN AREAS, AND AN INCREASING NUMBER OF TOWNS AND COUNCIL ARE INSTALLING PUBLIC ART BECAUSE THEY RECOGNIZE THE VALUE IT BRINGS TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. NOT ONLY IS IT FREE AND OPENRead more