Citizen Free News, Doug Brinkman, Active Citizenship, Social Artistry, Civil Information Activism, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada of the traditional lands of treaty 6 territory. Doug Brinkman

Get UpūüćĀStand Up For Your Rights!
She smiles after all that...  
2017¬†Not¬†a Bystander¬†art project‚Äč
VIMY - Not A Bystander 
The 2016 Fire and Rain art project
An art project on anger, violence and Bullying
Artist Blog
 The 2016 Fire and Rain art project that focused my canvases and camera on wildfires of Alberta was banned 3 times on the Alberta Legislature grounds by officials, including the Legislative Assembly's Sergeant-of-Arms who said showing art on the grounds was inappropriate. I was later threatened with police action by a City of Edmonton employee on New Year's Eve for showing a painting from the Fire and Rain collection 'Escape from Fort McMurray.' I defended my right to freedom of expression by picketing both the Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton and won back my freedom. The City has apologized. These are some of the words of encouragement that were added by supporters on my picket line, 42 days picketing in total.

"Freedom is important, especially today"-B.K.,¬†"True North Strong and FREE, a line straight from our anthem"- E.K.,¬†"Escape is freedom from judgmental civilians who should¬†mind their own business¬†- and help those /encourage them who try to get a happy lifestyle..." -A.C.R.L.W.-B,¬†"Freedom is Honesty, Being Honest is Love"-C,¬†"Free The Art"-W.C.,¬†"Freedom is our right.¬†In any form express it with art. If art was a crime Leonardo would have been doing the time"-E.B.,¬†"Sovereignty is Freedom"- Dene Warrior, "Edmonton Ward 7 candidate"-S.P.,¬†"Lets make Edmonton the City of Art and¬†Imagination"-D,¬†Art is Expression, Freedom is Art"-V,¬†"Keep Fighting to Speak your Piece"-N.R.,¬†"Freedom is my right as a human being..." - C.A.,¬†"Freedom, Art and Honesty"-M.M.,¬†"If freedom is the child, then understanding is the mother and determination is the father"- R.K.A.,¬†"Art is a way to express ourselves as an artist,¬†and its not something that others can simply take it away from us"- Kevan Lyons ‚ÄúPoet of Churchill Square‚ÄĚ.¬†"Art is Freedom"- Love A.L.,¬†"Ťá™ÁĒĪ" S.L.,¬†"Fight the power, art is freedom"¬†- K.C., "Art is freedom"- A.A., "Freedom, art and honesty"- M.M., "Freedom is a Right" - M.O.S.,¬†"Freedom for All Canadians"- G.W. Edmonton Ward 10 candidate,¬†"The choice is ours",¬†"To be who we want to be"-J.U., "Freedom seems almost unachievable",¬†"Live your life how you want to, with love in your heart"¬†-J, "We stand together" - V,¬† "Art is Freedom against the City of Edmonton"¬†- D.B.
August 26, 2015:  Alberta Air Quality Worse than Beijing and New Delhi Globe and Mail
Non (HockeyFan) Violence Hockey Jersey Active since April 2017
The Red Umbrella, Last Day of the TRC, Edmonton City Hall
back page sketch studies, bio and a few poems
The 2015 Truth and Reconciliation art project
"Art is made for people to react. Having a position means what you are doing is needed and it is creating change. 
In the long term a lot of people are going to appreciate it." -Venezuelan woman, Alberta Legislature art show.
"Mother Earth is ready to cleanse. The natural shape is a circle, our cells are a circle, stars are a circle, the sun, the moon, the earth. The mothers womb is a circle. I don't believe we should be living in these squares." - Chief No Tribe
Syrian Refugee, Flowering Bush YouTube
Leg. ground study - Gift to elder Wilson Bearhead
ūüćĀ150 -Flower Study:¬†Gift to Soma Khan¬†
 Do bears shit in the woods?  YouTube

Magie sur toile  YouTube Artist's Private Collection
Trouble Maker  YouTube Artist's Private Collection
Allen' Ginsberg's Sunflower sutra  YouTube
Gift to Kevin¬†Cafe Lavi,¬†ūüĆĽ Flower Power¬†YouTube
Painting during the eclipse  YouTube
Flower bed Alberta Legislature
The 2018 Status versus Motion art project began April, 2018 as an extension of Citizen Free News, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on the traditional lands of Treaty 6 Territory. It's purpose is to improve the outreach and trustworthiness of citizen free news reporting on protests, rallies and vigils by Albertans relating to environmental, human rights and political issues and follows up the business inside the Alberta Legislature and how the news media reports on it...

Citizen Free News Blog

July 11, 2018: March by residential 
school survivors, Round Dance

July 10, 2018: (Alberta) Communists 
Favour Working Class Power 

June 30, 2018: Illegal migrants - Activists Protest U.S. and Canadian Laws

ūüćĀ 'O Canada'¬† 150 True North Strong and Free¬†YouTube
Back Page Gallery
Gift to Rick Fraser,¬†ūüĆĽNon-Violence¬†
Gift to Leela Aheer , Israel #bridgingthegap Palestine YouTube
All Lives¬†ūüĆĽ Nonviolence¬†(now re-painted over)¬†‚Ä謆YouTube
The Athenian lawmaker Solon decreed it a crime for any citizen to shrink from controversy. John F. Kennedy, Address before the American Newspaper Publishers Association, April 27, 1961
Active Citizenship, Social Artistry
Professional Native Indian Artists Incorporated artists Jackson Beardy, Eddy Cobiness, Norval Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig and Carl Ray. Abstract artist Jack Bush . Sketches created freehand inside the Art Gallery of Alberta and completed using Corel Draw.
"Standing together as individuals, they tried to tear us apart. So they could isolate us individually .... But we stuck together" - Alex Janvier
"We as artists must be careful not to fall prey to another form of colonization, for we are one of the most powerful voices of our people.... We must make our own work on our own terms" - Joseph Sanchez
"Your best work, when you do it, will always upset the general public ‚Äď they're always a few years behind you."¬†- Jack Bush
Sketch Studies of The Indian Group of Seven
Sketching hones my creative skills and builds confidence and understanding - Doug Brinkman
Art Project Blog
Paintings on this site are not for sale but are given away or reused for future art projects. News photos and videos are always free to share but please give me some credit.
Doug Brinkman
Citizen Free News since 2007 
2017 CanadaūüćĀ150
Last of the Alberta Caribou - Status Versus Motion art project
 Maligne Canyon - Jasper National Park YouTube
 Maligne Lake 2018- Jasper National Park 
Flowers of Freedom, (gift) Outdoor winter painting YouTube
The Painter 
Doug Brinkman, September 1994

Swirl N' Splash as paint meets up with canvas, and inspiration fills my head of images that mirror my soul

Colour spreading danger, a new creation is born 
can you see the holy fragments of a coming celestial storm
'windy, under a tree'  YouTube
Athabasca Falls 2018- Jasper National Park 
Omar Khadr The Man, The Law
A great credit to you & your professionalism.Your work affirms our values. Dr. Stephen Nicholas Xenakis
American psychiatrist and military officer
Press Pass Picket into The Alberta Legislature Press Gallery Cont...
Displayed in the streets and public squares of Edmonton 
to help promote dialog on violence, inspire hope and healing
Art is Freedom 624
Art Shows, Art Demonstrations & Pickets
From March 30, 2015 to July 11, 2018
2015/120, 2016/160, 2017/240, 2018/104
Abstract: Maple Leaves, Four Seasons Completed Canada Day on the Alberta Legislature grounds
YouTube¬†includes The Honourable Premier Rachel Notley's Canada Day ūüćĀ¬†Speech¬†
Non (Fan) Violence Jersey was added to the project during the Edmonton Oilers playoff season. The Oilers eliminated the Sharks but during that series it was reported that a boy was bullied at the game and a woman was punched in the face after the game Both were wearing San Jose jerseys. These acts of violence and bullying seemed to end the team's winning streak and created a cloud of doubt over the City of Champions.
Journey to freedom
Last of the Alberta Caribou