Tag archive for activism

One Million Bones ~ A Photo Set

(view slide show instead) “When we do something with our hands, it changes the way we feel, which changes the way we think, which changes the way we act.” • Carl Wilkens I know it’s a little after the fact, but I wanted to share…

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One Million Bones ~ A collective response to genocide and mass violence

Imagine a million bones placed on the National Mall in Washington DC.  Ever since I watched a video of Naomi Natale speak about her One Million Bones project in 2010, the image of one million bones in the National Mall has lingered in the back…

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Reflections on NAEA 2010

Hood ornament on Art Bus outside of American Visionary Art Museum Got back last night after a long plane ride home from the NAEA conference. My early morning flight out of Baltimore was canceled and I had to wait in the airport 5 hours for…

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Chinese Environmental Art

This video I came across tonight seems especially timely with the World Climate Conference wrapping up in Copenhagen this week. In it, landscape painter Yang Yongliang combines 5th century Shan Shui painting with images of 21st Century China to create a powerful message about our…

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Web Sightings for January 2009

Let’s get the New Year rolling with 10 Web sites that caught my attention over the past couple weeks: Have you ever seen a museum or gallery exhibition that got you so excited you wanted to jump for joy?   These people did. Check out the…

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Paper can be used more than once . . .

Here’s a simple stop-motion animation with an important message to “use paper more than once before tossing it.” Try This: Show this example to students before starting an animation project. Demonstrate the stop-motion technique used in the movie and introduce the idea of making a…

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Web Sightings for July

Here’s a dozen links for your Web browsing pleasure. Enjoy. Chicago Artist Valentina Trevino’s weekly Web show in which she works on a new painting while talking about her art and her life. Check out the episode of Make Some Noise on Canadian-based organization Taking…

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Remembering . . .

Memorial Day 2008: Gainesville (FL) memorial created by Veterans for Peace to remember the over 4,500 soldiers who have died thus far in the “War on Terror.” Each 12-inch tombstone gives a soldier’s name, age, birth date rank and hometown.

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The Fundred Dollar Bill Project

The Fundred Dollar Bill Project invites students of all ages to participate in a giant performance artwork and collective creative action to support the rebuilding of New Orleans. The project’s goal is to collect three hundred million Fundred Dollar Bills created by students around the…

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The Darfur Art Kite Project

Patrick McGrann of kitegang.org contacted me today with a special request that I wanted to pass on to K-12 art teachers through this blog: Kitegang, a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation with roots in Minnesota, is organizing the first-ever Darfur Kite Festival, as a way for the…

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