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Steve Lambert on WFMU’s Techtonic

Center for Artistic Activism co-founder, Steve Lambert, was interviewed on WFMU’s Techtonic radio show on September 14. The interview covered the Center for Artistic Activism’s withdrawl from Facebook, the COVID-19 Dolly Parton “Jolene” Parody for Free the Vaccine, and our Advocacy Innovation Lab: Free the Vaccine for COVID-19. You can listen on techtonic.fm or the […]

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Living the City Exhibition – Berlin

Documentation of The Center for Artistic Activism’s workshop projects in cities like Macedonia and South Africa are part of an exhibition at the Tempelhof Airport in Berlin. The exhibition is open through December 20th of this year. Cities are full of stories—simultaneous, contradictory, overlapping, and inextricably connected. Living the City tells over fifty stories from […]

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Serenity, Anyone?

In the 1980s, my grandmother had the Serenity Prayer decoupaged and hung in her guest bedroom. When my cousins and I had sleepovers as kids, I always marveled at its simple, rhythmic request:  God grant me the serenity to accept the things I canno…

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Steve Lambert’s frank 2020 talk

This 10 minute talk from frank2020 tells about one of our favorite projects at the Center for Artistic Activism and how we worked with the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce to win campaigns in South Africa. In February the Center for Artistic Activism headed to the 2020 frank Gathering hosted by the Center for […]

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October Imaginarium 2020

“Light Up the Dark,” our October Imaginarium 2020 exhibition, opened Friday, September 18 and continues through Sunday, November 1. This year the exhibition is an illuminating display of fun and out-of-the-mainstream art featuring unique paintings, 3D assemblages, sculpture, textile art, ceramics, lamps, woodworking, and glass works from over 26 talented local artists. Visitors can expect […]

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Brave

It’s been almost two weeks since the Almeda Fire happened. It’s been about two days since the severe risk has passed and about two hours since we’ve seen blue skies and can breathe fresh air. The numbers are staggering. Over 2800 structures and homes lost. Hundreds of small businesses that thrived in this valley are […]

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Alumni, Ishtar Lakhani, profiled in Maverick Citizen

Center for Artistic Activism alumni and workshop instructor, Ishtar Lakhani, was profiled in the Maverick Citizen. Ishtar is based in South Africa and after participating in our 2015 training, has worked alongside the Center for Artistic Activism on several actions and trainings in the country. We love working together and are happy to see her […]

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Fire update

Yesterday I wrote a very long heartfelt upsetting blog post. It was about the Almeda Fire that happened here on Tuesday. The day it started, how it started, where it was and what I saw. I have published hundreds, maybe thousands of posts and not once has one not saved or accidentally been deleted. Yesterday […]

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Talent OR and Remembering On September 11th

Greetings! On this the 11th day of September, I am thinking about my family, friends and colleagues who live in Southern Oregon’s Rogue Valley. The Rogue Valley is our former home. To explain, eleven months ago my husband and I left the Rogue Valley a…

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In pursuit of insignificance

About a year and a half ago, I set a goal to finish eighteen salt water taffy paintings as the core of a solo show in a year or two. I’m working on the eighth—I sold the first one and have stopped posting pictures of the successive paintings partly as a way to prevent the […]

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