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Gan Golan

In this interview, George Perlov talks with Gan Golan, artistic activist and author of the bestselling children’s book parody “Goodnight Bush” and “The Adventures of Unemployed Man,” the critically-acclaimed graphic novel about the economic crisis. Golan discusses the importance of movement narratives and calls for artists and activists, alike, to figure out ways to measure what a movement means to the public.

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ARTifACTs We Almost Didn’t Make It January 2018 Exhibition at CoCA in Seattle

CoCA January 2018 exhibit ARTifACTs We Almost Didn't Make It featured image of a doormat with text: When Will this Nightmare Be Over?

ARTifACTs: We Almost Didn’t Make It addresses fears, despair and grief surrounding climate change, and other ecocide assaults on the psyche of humanity

From January 20 to February 24, Seattle’s Center on Contemporary Art (CoCA) will feature the activist art collective ARTifACTs with the interactive and generative gallery installation, We Almost Didn’t Make It. The exhibit focuses on the outcome of our choices in a time where the effects of our participation in the destruction of our planet seems so short-sighted. In a game-like installation, visitors will be presented with work tables covered with “ingredients” and “recipes” that make an artifact which represents aspects of our current world that may not exist in the next 150 years. Each participant will place a commitment to an action into that artifact that will help future generations not only exist, but thrive.

 

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Art & Ideas Discussion at The Ark on April 13

Art & Ideas Discussion at The Ark : The Earth Bridge, Monotype Print by Catie Faryl

Catie Faryl invites you to her presentation of “A View from 2050”, a brief back-cast narrative history envisioning how we get from now to the year 2050. This is a continuation of Faryl’s art exhibit called “Bridges to 2020,” which focused on ancient and new technologies and concepts as solutions to present and looming issues. Some art from that show will also be on display as a catalyst for a group discussion to follow the slide show. Join Catie on Wednesday, April 13th, 7 pm at The Ark, 1050 Benson Way in Ashland, Oregon.

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Call to Artists: Southern Oregon Climate Action Network Logo + Tagline Contest

Southern Oregon Climate Action Network Logo + Tagline Contest

Lend a Creative Hand to Help Save Our Valley. The Southern Oregon Climate Action Network {SOCAN} is holding a contest for a logo design and tagline. It’s an opportunity for creative people to lend a hand for an important cause.

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It’s a Rogue Thing: Bringing Climate Concerns Home (with Art!)

On February 17, The Southern Oregon Climate Action Network (SOCAN) will host It’s a Rogue Thing: Bringing Climate Concerns Home, an event aiming to connect communities across the valley and creatively address the challenges of our changing climate. It is scheduled from 1:00 to 3:30 pm at the Medford Public Library. The event will feature representative Peter Buckley and other local leaders along with musical performances and an ambitious community art project….

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