72-hour pledge drive to revive the 119 East Cordova Street Art Wall!

I need to raise some funds quickly and what better way than to dive right into my 2016 commitment to reviving the joy of street art in my personal community of students, colleagues and friends!

Announcing:

My 72-hour pledge drive to revive the 119 East Cordova Street Art Wall!

2 PM December 30, 2015- 2 PM January 2, 2016

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Bird drawing marathon!

For each $10 raised I will be drawing a bird in my signature style:

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These original bird drawings will be wheatpasted on the 119 East Cordova Street Art Wall with a few of my students/artist friends in the new year!

This wall was an important part of my work a few years back and well-loved by the community.  It even appeared in the Hope in the Shadows 2015 Calendar!

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It is time to revive the wall for the local residents and get back to vibrancy, healing power and joy that is street art!

My goal is to draw 120 birds (dead and alive depending on my whim) over the next 72 hours!

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 Support the pledge:

Donation via email transfer to britakatarina@gmail.com

or PayPal 

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On your mark, get set…

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Go!

Update December 30, 2015 3:38 PM

First 4 birds of 120 complete (sponsored by @underables)

Blue Jay, Chickadee, American Robin, Vermillion Flycatcher

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Update December 30, 2015 7:30 PM

Birds 5-9 (sponsored by Anna L., Laura M., Anna T.)

Cardinal, Sparrows, Pygmy Owl, Pigeon

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Update December 30, 2015 10:30 PM

Birds 10-12 (sponsored by Patti H.)

Herons, Nuthatch

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Update December 31, 2015 12:01 AM

Birds 13-16 (sponsored by Anne B. and Erin R. with Mindy)

Magpies, Ravens

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December 31, 2015 10:20 AM

Birds 17-19 (sponsored by Lynn G.)

Eaglet, Eagle, European Robin

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December 31, 2015 10:45 PM

Birds No. 20-22

Tesla’s White Pigeon (sponsored by Jasmine S.), Flamingo (sponsored by Emily C.,). Asterix, the African Grey Parrot (sponsored by Julian B.)

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January 1, 2016 2:00 AM

Birds No. 23-27 Dead Birds (sponsored by Matt T.)

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January 1, 2016 10: 40 AM

Birds 28-30 Hummingbirds (sponsored by Hecates Daughter)

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January 1, 2015 12:15 PM

Birds 31-32 Love Birds (sponsored by Parmida and Hailey)

Birds 33-35 Red-breasted Sapsucker, Chickadee, Zebra Finch (sponsored by Lenore Kane, inspired by her beautiful bird photos)

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January 1, 2016 9:00 PM

Birds 36-39: Falcon, Owl, Frog-bird, Pug-bird (sponsored by Merv Glip)

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January 2, 2016 1:45 PM

Birds No. 40-43 in progress

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Birds No. 44-45 Penguins (sponsored by Robyn W.)

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Birds No. 46-47 Mourning Doves (sponsored by Carter and Shan, in honour of Suka and Tobey)

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Birds No. 48 Raven with skull (sponsored by Evan C.)

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January 2, 2016 11:15 PM

Pledge No. 49 The chickadee and the chipmunk at Beaver Lake, Stanley Park (Sponsored by Jessica S.)

  

THANK YOU!

Stay tuned for Operation Sock Monkey Handbook fundraising!

My personal mission is to awaken creative expression through local and global art initiatives.

One initiative partners me with Operation Sock Monkey to create a life skills and entrepreneurship handbook. Our goal is to implement local pilot projects in the Fall and to bring the work to New York City and San Francisco youth programs in Spring 2015 and then to South Africa September 2015.

Stay tuned for phase 1 fundraising! 

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#KeithHaring inspired canvas in progress at @MediaForYouth

At Intersections Media we love Art Mondays!  Besides filmmaking, a significant part of Intersections is dipping our hands into the visual art/creative process and into art history by creating art work that interprets the masters and that creates community dialogue.  On Mondays we cover the art component and attack the canvas.  We are in the process of creating a new piece of art with the current intake inspired by Keith Haring:

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Source: The Brooklyn Museum

Keith Allen Haring (May 4, 1958 – February 16, 1990) was an American artist and social activist whose work responded to the New York City street culture of the 1980s by expressing concepts of birth, death, sexuality, and war.  Haring’s work was often heavily political and his imagery has become a widely recognized visual language of the 20th century. (source)

The current canvas was covered in gesso last week and last Monday we started the painting process!  Stay tuned for the finished piece next week.

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Photo by Alison Donnelly
Photo by Alison Donnelly

I don’t think art is propaganda; it should be something that liberates the soul, provokes the imagination and encourages people to go further. It celebrates humanity instead of manipulating it. – Keith Haring

Check out our Indiegogo campaign!

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We need art supplies for Intersections so that we can create more art!  NOW THAT WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL, LET’S QUADRUPLE IT!  This will help us facilitate further and expand this important work!

Interactive art event!

Photos by Victor Bearpark, Julia Kozlov, Barb Snelgrove, Julian Bowers, Miko Philip, Kat Thorsen.

Together we can increase participation in the arts

I LOVE SEEING WHAT PEOPLE DO TO MY ART DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR AN EVENT!  By adding and changing they make it their own!

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At my events in June, the subjects of portraits I had started were in attendance.  The portraits were lined on the walls and art supplies were made available.  The attendees finished the portraits during the events as part of a large interactive art therapy session celebrating the subjects and celebrating freedom of expression!!!  At first I worried no one would dare add to the portraits.  Needless to say, my worries were unwarranted!!!

EVENT 1: heroes with heART June 23:

See also:

Post-mortem findings

Art event feedback

Evolution of a portrait

 

EVENT 2: Art Hairapy 

I strive to give to others a sense of sacredness, because an art event is not just a formal fact but also a moment where you put a mark on your dedication. You must have a feeling of joining a tribe where there is the stick of command, because you are in a sacred place with its rules. – Enzo Cucchi

     

       

Audience development, community dialogue and promotion of your cause through interactive art events

Read more about the YOUTHCO event at: TOOLS FOR CHANGE CAMPAIGN LAUNCH

DRAWN TOGETHER BY POST STREET LAUNCH 2013:

*Hosted by Anna T Fabulous

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