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Artists Prove SocialValue of Art in Ferguson, St. Louis

Promote Peace in St Louis poster in St Louis, MO 2014

A few weeks after Michael Brown’s death rocked residents in and around Ferguson, Missouri, a small printshop in St. Louis took action. The graphic design studio, dubbed Firecracker Press, began hand printing posters emblazoned with the words “Promote peace in St. Louis.”

Amidst protests and heightened police presence in the city, the posters were made available to customers free of charge. Not surprisingly, the shop “sold out” of the wood type creations, though the print continues to live on in photos across sites like Twitter and Instagram. “Tell the world you support the debate that’s happening in Ferguson, MO and in the St. Louis region,” Firecracker wrote on its website. “Issues of inequality touch everyone… some more than others. Making posters is our small way of sharing our voice.”

Firecracker began offering its “Peace Posters” online, charging only for shipping and handling. “FedEx got its cut,” Firecracker owner Eric

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Event: War, Trauma, and Public Art

Tuesday, December 4 (NEW DATE) 6:00pm (NEW TIME) Rosenthal Pavilion (10th Floor) 60 Washington Square South, NYC This panel discussion commemorates Veterans Day and celebrates Krzysztof Wodiczko’s Abraham Lincoln: War Veteran Projection (in Union Square Park, November 8th through December 9th). The Lincoln installation features the images and voices of veterans projected onto the statue …

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L.M. Bogad to Perform Economusic at NYU

Larry Bogad’s ECONOMUSIC Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | 7-9pm Presented by the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. Larry Bogad is an author, performer, and the founding Director of the Center for Artistic Activism/West Coast. He writes, performs, and strategizes with mischievous artists such as the Yes Men, Agit-Pop, and La Pocha Nostra. He is a veteran of the …

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L.M. Bogad: Paperwork and Economusic in Helsinki

CAA West Coast Director Larry Bogad Performs and Lectures at International Theater Festival From November 7-11, CAA West Coast Director Larry Bogad performed and lectured at Baltic Circle, an international theater festival held annually in Helsinki, Finland. Check out fantastic photos of his performances here. From Antii Yrjonen Photography: In the performance PAPERWORK, L. …

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New Yorkers: Help us support WBAI!

WBAI Silent Benefit Art Auction – RESCHEDULED: Wednesday, Dec. 5, 7:30pm WBAI ART AUCTION Online Bidding until Dec. 4 midnight EST Steven Kasher Gallery 521 W23rd St NYC Contact: Andrea Katz 212.209.2828, Jim Wintner 646.242.7909 [email protected] The WBAI Benefit Art Show and Auction has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. Online bidding continues at …

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Help Celebrate smartMeme’s 10th Anniversary!

From our friends at smartMeme: JOIN SMARTMEME’S NYC 10TH ANNIVERSARY FESTIVITIES DECEMBER 6! Help support 10 more years of story-based strategy! To celebrate our first decade we will reflect on the shifts in politics, policy and culture – and how story-based strategy has made real impacts for peace, people and planet. Join us to discuss the …

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