🍁Get Up Canada, Stand Up For Your Rights! 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. I was also threatened with police action by a City of Edmonton employee on New Year's Eve for showing a painting 'Escape from Fort McMurray.' I defended my right to freely express myself with art by picketing both the Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton and won back my freedom. These words of encouragement were added by supporters from the 42 days of picketing.
"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 “Poet of Churchill Square”. "Art is Freedom"- Love A.L., "自由" 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.
Edmonton Oilers fans respond to hockey fan violence and bullying.
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, September 13, 2016.
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Art Project Paintings are Not For Sale but are Given Away or Reused for Future Art Projects
Free News Sharing & Social Artistry
Social Artist and Civil Information Activist
Writer/Director Teace Snyder discusses the motivation for the film Hold Me. Touching on issues of grief, compassion fatigue, doctor assisted dying and more, Hold Me is a film that encourages us to see end of life care in the context of a loving goodbye.
Hold Me was created by indie filmmakers, their friends & family, undiscovered working actors, dedicated local crew and a whole lot of volunteered time! The film is completely independent and has no corporate or studio backing. It depends entirely on donations from viewers to fund the film.Your donation directly supports the artists involved and helps pave the way for our next socially conscious film.
I was thrilled to work along side with the cast and crew of Teace Snyder's Hold Me, as second unit director. Doug Brinkman
One❤️Heartbeat = Many Heartbeats
Art is Freedom
2018 Status v Motion art project
2018 Sketch Studies and Photos from Edmonton City Hall's ice rink
Next up: During the winter months I'll be honing my skills with weekly sketch studies of skaters.
Spring I'll be publishing editorial cartoons depicting the news media and Alberta politics - Cont...