Images & messages in solidarity with the arts:
Bringing back the fire - a cool night out to protest arts cuts and celebrate our culture ;-)
Restore Arts & Gaming Funds stickers
(PDFs fit Avery 05214 labels):
Restore Gaming Funding - new pages (December
I also wanted to break some insidious stereotypes: of working
class people as "red necks" who aren't involved in the arts;
I'm very proud of all the people in these photos, and grateful for their participation in this project.
If you are interested in being in a photo shoot, please contact me via
mazing at claireart dot ca. I am particularly interested in
Some kind people suggested that I invite PayPal donations to support
this work, since living where I do, it does take a lot of
If anyone wants to reproduce this or any other photos in this series, please contact me before doing so. In most cases I am happy to give permission, but out of respect for the people in the photographs, I like to check with them first. Thanks!
In the meantime, please check out the
links beside the photos and be sure
to write your MLA and the Minister demanding
"Sólo los obreros y los campesinos irán al fin" - Augusto César Sandino
|Because the government's cuts are so harsh, yet in the overall budget save them so little, I have to wonder if they are afraid of the arts. Do they fear the critical thinking that young people develop through involvement in the arts? Or is it the sense of connectedness that comes from enjoying a fine piece of music, writing, art or theatre? Inspiration? Maybe they are afraid of joy...|
page image: a closeup of Bruce Self's old Studebaker
truck door at Tatlayoko Lake: a bit worn, but still
Photographs on Moab's lovely Colorado fiber gloss (9.5" x 6.4" image size on 11" x 8.5"paper) and printed in-house by Bill at Amazing Space available @ $50 each.