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WCAD 2009

Invitation! 2nd World Community Arts Day, February 17 2008

CLICK ABOVE FOR NEW OUTLINE AND HISTORY

BELOW IS INFORMATION FROM MY INVOLVEMENT IN LAST YEAR'S  WCAD

March 27, 2007

This week it seems the "Gulliver" sculpture is in the news again but this time because planning department wants to tear it down. There is an opportunity to protest  if you care to submit at this site:

http://citydev-portal.edinburgh.gov.uk/publicaccess/dc/DcApplication/applica
tion_detailview.aspx?caseno=JESFLWEW0P000&searchtype=WEEKLY

This what I submitted:

I was the lead artist who worked with the Craigmillar festival to initiate the Gulliver  sculpture (see http://kewolve.com/Communityarts.htm). I worked directly with the local team of cement finishers for the first week in getting them started in creating the ground sculpture. My role was purely to inspire their confidence in being able to do such a monumental piece. They succeeded beyond my expectations and created not only the sculpture but community pride in knowing local people could empower their own lives. Therefore to destroy the sculpture is also the destruction of a moment in history of the community of Craigmillar. All shall be diminished.

1st WORLD COMMUNITY ARTS DAY

 was Feb. 17, 07
http://www.communiversity.org.uk/worldcommunityartsday.htm

March 3, 2007 Madrid's Walk of Fame in temporary location before placed as a path in Sculpture Garden

FEBRUARY 17, 2007 --- WORLD COMMUNITY ARTS DAY

IN MADRID, NEW MEXICO

BEGAN AT NOON--THE THEME WAS PRIMAL---PEOPLE PLAYING IN MUD, OR MORE ACCURATELY, CEMENT.

20 ONE FOOT SQUARES WERE FILLED WITH CEMENT, AND OVER THE NEXT FOUR HOURS PEOPLE DECORATED THEIR OWN SQUARE WITH COLORED SEMI-PRECIOUS STONES, FOUND OBJECTS, THEIR HANDS, SOUL AND SIGNITURES...

IT WAS AN HONOR TO BE PART OF A GLOBAL CELEBRATION AND PAY TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF A GREAT MAN, REG BOLTON.

WHEN DRY, THE ONE FOOT SQUARE CEMENT BLOCKS WILL BE PLACED IN FRONT OF THE WINDHORSE ART GALLERY AS MADRID'S  WALK OF FAME, AND HOPEFULLY WE WILL CONTINUE EACH YEAR TO EXPAND THE PATH WITH MANY MORE NAMES.

ARCHIVES OF PREVIOUS WEEKS

December 28, 2006

So far all I have managed to do is get this page together and talk the talk with several local artists and shop keepers in Madrid, New Mexico about the idea of doing something special in the village on February 17th.

Ideas thus far:

1. Creating a one day found object sculpture.

2. Painting a mural during a band concert in the local bar.

3. Getting some kind of poster/newsletter together to advertise day and contact local newspapers.

4. Try to get some funding from local community council.

 

From 1974-1984, I was involved in an arts activist group in Edinburgh, Scotland. Collectively we thought of ourselves as "Community Artists" and ultimately we made social change in the local government by creating a category of arts funding under the title of COMMUNITY ART.

I was one of the many people who were responsible for the movement of community arts in Scotland that was further defined as ART IN ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION which now is taught in universities around the world.

Historically, the principal of "community art" is as old as mud, first developed by cave people that went on for centuries before reaching its zenith in the Renaissance.

Now, another idea being proposed, is recognition of COMMUNITY ARTS by defining a special day for that movement. 

You can see what is being proposed originating from Andrew Crummy, and the CRAIGMILLAR FESTIVAL SOCIETY by looking at:

http://www.communiversity.org.uk/worldcommunityartsday.htm

Triangle Club

Just a few of the people I worked with in Pilton from 75 to 77. Behind them is one of the first "grafitti" murals, utiliizing the names as the starting point for art.

Pilton Mural

First large mural in Pilton 14 X 100 feet.1975 and one of 35 I called "grafitti murals" being they were free-form and usually kids names or "tags" were part of the overall design.

Pilton Festival

1977 one of several festivals TWE helped organize. I worked in Pilton for 3 years on my own, except when all of TWE joined in creating visual art, music, puppets and street theater.

Craigmillar Castle

TWE and I were out in Craigmillar many times and discovered cardboard boxes worked great with kids. Normally we did street theater and the kids made the sets.

Niddrie Mains

1976 and cardboard worked with adults too. We built one of many dragons done over the years. TWE was instrumental in teaching adults how to play with kids.

Niddrie Mains

Well, you have to use your imagination to see the Dragon, but that was the idea. It was always amazing to see how much adults enjoyed playing, making things that were silly.

Meadows Festival 75

1975 I organized the first Play Scheme Downhill Mobile Musical Junk Sculpture Race. Around 1,000 kids and adults took part.

Meadows Festival 75

It took months to organize the festival, getting permition from several authorities. but I forgot to tell the cops and they nearly shut it down

Meadows Festival 76

What was great about this festival is that it brought all of the summer play schemes together which usually meant several thousand people took part.

MORE HISTORY OF COMMUNITY ART IN SCOTLAND 1977

No. 1

No. 2

No. 3

No. 4

Mural in Pilton Adventure Playground in 1977

No. 1 Beginning down on the ground.

No. 2 Getting up there local Mom watches.

No. 3 As far as the mural got, 45 feet up...

No. 4 Notice the old milk truck used...

One funny story among many of my three years working at the ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND in Pilton, was my young body-guard nick-named "Smego". Usually  he contented himself by thumping the other kids into obeying anything I asked of them.

If Smego did pick up a brush the normal result was me carefully going back over his "artwork" and disguising what ever obscenity he had scrawled.

On the last day of this particular mural I turned around to discover Smego was up 45 feet in the air, standing on the the last rung of the ladder with a brush and can full of paint. Not only was I convinced  a very large "F" word would be painted for the world to see, but also terrified Smego would fall.

I pleaded for him to come down but he ignored me and carefully began to paint.

I gritted my teeth and prepared a plan of action of repainting after I had taken Smego to the hospital or morgue...

To my absolute amazement, Smego painted in a  two foot perfect five-pointed star with shadows, then carefully came down the ladder without spilling a drop of paint

JANUARY 13-19 2007

It has been sentimental to go back and look at photos of the time I spent in Scotland from 1974 to 1984. All of that time was amazing.

I have always thought of that period being the real university of my education, where I got the bachelor, masters and doctorate of life-art. Everything I know came from then. 

Last week a local artist said to me, "It is interesting to see your work evolve over the last few years..." I was somewhat dumbstruck. I said to him, "I hate to tell you this, but everything I have done since I have lived here is repetition."

Maybe that is what it is to be an artist. You get to a point where you stop "evolving" and "revolve" meaning that you start polishing old tricks. I don't know.

Anyway a blast from the past was looking at the making of the Giant Gulliver in Craigmillar of which Jimmie Boyle somehow got all of the credit he did not disserve.

If anyone should get the credit it should be a great man called Jack (I have forgotten his full name and his assistant)... I remember Jack  because he took the workshop I led for a week where I designed the head and Jack carried on with his helper for the next several weeks and actually created the Craigmillar"Gulliver."

If anyone knows the full name of Jack and his helper I would appreciate the information

The Beginning

The Form

The Head

 

The Community

The Kids

The Site

The Helper

Helper and Jack

The Machine

Jack and Helper

Jack Inspects

The Finish

 

I have a large photo album of many Scottish  "Community Arts" projects, and of course individual photos of what is shown above, should anyone be interested.

Contact me at: kjwolverton@aol.com

Meadows festival 1976

Above are few of the kids and "community artists" involved in a two day festival where Hugh Graham built a clown fire truck that caught and fire and exploded as part of the show (bottom left).

Below are photos of where I began my "Community Art" experience in Scotland.

No. 1

No.2

No.3

No.4

No.5

No.6

No 7

No.8

No.9

No.10

No.11

No.12

No.13

No.14

No.15

No. 1 to 4.

My first experience in "Community Art" began in Pilton's Adventure Playground during Spring break March 1975, doing art projects with the children. There was no money for materials so I improvised. I bought a small box of colored chalks and got the kids to cover the glass strewn tarmac with designs.

On the second day I begged a few tins of paint from the local council but could find no brushes. This was no obstacle  because with some effort the paint was spread with broken sticks. Soon the whole area was covered in a "Snakes and Ladder" ground painting.

N0. 5 to 15.

In the next few days we went on a treasure hunts which resulted in the collection of burnt auto seats, bed springs and wire which later became "The Dragon".

Previously TWE had built a several wooden structures that had rope swings. They lasted for about a week before all were destroyed except one, and it was charred black from fire. It would become the "Dragon" that the children would help me build in the next year I worked in Pilton, as the first "funded" Community Artist in Scotland. (Funded by Leverhulme Trust of London)

Over the next few months the Dragon developed legs and a tail. There was no shortage of burnt bed springs, auto seats, hub caps, wash tubs, buckets, and a hundred other kinds of discarded metal objects scattered around the depressing "playground". Ainsley Park Middle School students came once for a photo OP (No. 9) for the Evening News.

The amazing thing was that our "dragon" remained standing unguarded, while all of the previous playground structures were chopped to pieces or burnt to the ground. Once some one set the dragon on fire, but the children saved it.

Eventually we covered it head to toe with a skin of concrete mixed one bucket at a time and applied by hand. Sometimes it was only one or two children and me working on it, but there was a group of about 30 kids that rotated in working on the dragon.

TWE members (No. 7, a young Mike Rowan in the (background) came occasionally. Jim Ferguson (11 &13)  was later hired by the local council to be a "playground leader" and he would pitch in.

About three years later, the council decided to tear down the dragon and sent a bull-dozer, but the children chased the driver away with rocks so many times that the council changed their mind and made it part of the playground design. The dragon became an urban legend and was instrumental in bringing about the Giant Gulliver which was created in Craigmiller. 

More Theatre Workshop Edinburgh pictures from the Hamburg World Children's Theater Festival tour in 1976.

The Team

Close Up

John Bolton

Reg Bolton

The Fabrik Theatre

The Show

The Show

Bolton and Cameron

Cameron and Monster

Theatre Workshop Edinburgh (TWE) had few big time achievements in the ":Art World" but below is the photo of one of  its "international" successes, when we won second place in the first "International Children's Theatre Festival" in Hamburg Germany, 1976, organized by Uwe Deeken and Eberhard Mobius. Japan won first place, but we beat Russia, Iran, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Poland and Germany.

I happen to be in the ass-end of the giraffe and John Bolton was in the head. John farted a lot.

Also in the photo are some famous characters. It is hard to see, unless you double click the image, even then difficult, but they are from the left, Roz Clark, founder of Theatre Workshop, John Melville, Neil Cameron, Robert Noble, on the van John Sampson and Pete Simpson, John Bolton and me in the giraffe, Linda Chase Broda and Mike Rowan.

Neil Cameron, who was more than instrumental in getting "Community Arts" started in Scotland, got in touch with me today. He sent a yearly tape that he records in a car going somewhere--a tradition we have carried on since he went to Australia in 1982.

I owe everything that I did in Scotland to Neil, and Neil owes all that he did to Reg Bolton and so in a way we are both disciples to Reg.

Reg died in 2006 and we all miss him.

 

CURRENT WEEK       COMMUNITY ARTS UPDATE

DOUBLE CLICK PHOTOS TO SEE LARGE

SCROLL DOWN FOR PREVIOUS WEEKS

March 3--- The Paving blocks created on WCAD will be placed in the Sculpture Garden of IN CAHOOTS  ART GALLERY sometime in mid March. More individual blocks will be added at later times and hopefully next WCAD we will have even a biiger festival of hands on art making.

Feb. 19

Let the stepping stones dry( the beginning of Madrid's WALK OF FAME)  for the last 36 hours...then later today they will be removed fro the wooden form.

 

Feb. 15...at the MINE SHAFT

Geez...I have no idea what communication happened but somehow the date got confused with the band and the videographer.

So there I was with my love, Ruth, a box full of chalks, a large sheet of pastel people and about 20 people in the bar.

I gave Ruth my little digital camera and she caught the last  glimpse of a seven minute drawing done to a rock'n'roll record.

I announced the WALK OF FAME cement art party on Feb. 17, so who knows, maybe the band will show up then.

Anyway, below is a segment of what took place last night in respect to World Community Arts Day and in memory of Reg Bolton who was a dear friend and great heart....

MPG 30 second clip of drawing...

Wolverton Draws

Finished Work

Feb. 13...at the Mine Shaft

No. 1

No. 2

No.1 On Feb. 13 I did a test run Chalk drawing at the Mine Shaft Tavern to see how the pastels looked under their stage lights.

No. 2 The drawing is an advertisement for WORLD COMMUNITY ARTS DAY which will be on Feb, 17, 2007.  ON Feb 17 I will be doing two things. (1) upload a small MPEG video of the Chalk Drawing performance done on Feb 15, and (2) in the afternoon mix cement to be poured in the grid framing, so people can add their names and decoration for our version of THE WALK OF FAME as in Hollywood.

Article from the EVENING NEWS of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Arts festival nets worldwide attention through the web
ADRIAN MATHER (amather@edinburghnews.com)

AN ARTS festival that began as an internet appeal has grown into a worldwide
event involving more than 100 different groups.

Organisers made a plea for people to get involved in a commemorative event
for former Theatre Workshop creator Reg Bolton, who founded the Craigmillar
circus school in the 1970s and died last year.
Click to learn more...

Art groups from countries including the United States, Australia, Ireland,
and Mexico responded to the call and the inaugural World Community Arts Day
takes place at various locations around the globe on Saturday.

Andrew Crummy, one of the event organisers from the Craigmillar
Communiversity, said that he had been "overwhelmed" by the response the
initiative had received from overseas artists.

He added: "We decided to set something up just after Reg's memorial service
and, because he knew so many people from around the world, we knew that it
could have a global feel to it. But we've still been overwhelmed with the
amount of interest there has been for the arts day."

Mr Bolton, who was 60 when he suffered a fatal heart attack last July, moved
to Australia in 1985 after spending 15 years in Edinburgh. He was well-known
for his theatre and circus work in Craigmillar and his vision of bringing
performing arts to the city's most deprived areas.

Mr Crummy added: "We've had interest about this event from almost
everywhere. There are groups from the US, Mexico, Portugal, South Africa and
Thailand who will be putting on events for their local communities, and
there are a few internet initiatives that have been set up on [websites]
YouTube and Flickr which anyone in the world can add their input to.

"It's a really innovative idea that is looking to promote the idea of
community arts to a global audience through the internet.

"There is a big history of community art in Edinburgh that I would like to
see properly recognised, so hopefully this will help that cause."

Among the events taking place on Saturday will be a mural restoration
project in Richmond, Virginia, an audio installation in Mexico created by
contributors from around the world, community theatre events in Australia
and a public labyrinth in New York.

Among the events in Craigmillar will be the launch of a campaign to save the
"Gulliver" statue in the grounds of the Jack Kane Centre in Niddrie, which
is currently under threat of being demolished as part of the ongoing
regeneration project in the area.

Other projects taking place on Saturday will include an art exhibition at
The Venchie, a launch of a cultural and art trail at the Communiversity art
centre in Craigmillar and a specially-designed trail through public murals
in Prestoungrange.

Donald Anderson, the city's culture and tourism leader, said he was
delighted to hear that the event had prompted a response from other
community arts projects from around the world.

He said: "This sounds like an amazing initiative and it builds on the strong
tradition of innovative cultural activities that have taken place in
Craigmillar throughout the years.

"It is also great to see that it has attracted a lot of interest from across
the globe and we will now have to wait and see what happens on the day."

The World Community Arts Day will take place on Saturday. For more details
about events on the day, visit the website www.communiversity.org.uk

JANUARY 27- February 2,  2007

In addition to the  music mural at the Mine Shaft, a new idea has come in what may be done in Madrid on WORLD COMMUNITY ARTS DAY.

It is a very simple concept and at the end result will benefit a few small shops.

The idea is to create a kind of Hollywood style Walk of the Stars...

Members of our community  will plant their hands and signatures as well as decorate a one-foot square cement slab. When dried the squares will be set in the gravel to provide a decorative path to  individual shops.

As the plan develops photos will be posted to show how we went about it.

January 20 - 26, 2007

The Rue Barbs Playing at the Mine Shaft

The band that will be playing in front of a performance art mural February 17, 2006.

MPG video file takes approximately 8 minutes to download on slow land line.

The Rue Barbs at the Mine Shaft

Jim Almand, guitar, lead singer

Randy Clark, Mandolin

Linn Self, washtub bass

PLAN OF ART ACTIVITY IN NEW MEXICO

Community Art comes in all forms, of which of course music plays a big part. 

In Madrid, New Mexico, the local bar is The Mine Shaft, named such because the little village was originally a coal mine town, and nearly 300 miles of tunnels run through the mountains around it. The coal mine shut down in the mid sixties and at one point in the early '70's the whole village was for sale at $250,000.

The  fortunes have changed and in the last ten years Madrid (pronounced mad-drid) has become an "arts" village. Now one would be lucky to buy just one of the old coal-miner shacks for a quarter-million.

But to get back to Community Arts and the up-coming world celebration day, several artists and musicians are coming together to do a "performance art" piece at the local bar,  The Mine Shaft. There is a sign above the bar that reads: MADRID HAS NO TOWN DRUNKS, WE ALL TAKE TURNS.

Our contribution to WORLD COMMUNITY ARTS DAY will be to create a large pastel mural on stage while a local  band , the  RUE BARBS play music for the audience. The event will be digitally filmed and then on the 17th of February it will be uploaded on the web and become  viewable to all who are curious.

Rue Barbs

For me this is a very ironic and nostalgic return from when I began creating art in public places.

In 1966 I got a job at the Broadway Inn which was a Strip Club / Go-Go joint  in downtown Portland, Oregon.

My job was to do two or three minute charcoal sketches of the nude dancers who posed on a high stool. I learned a lot about art and life.  I have no photographs of that period so you just have to use your imagination.

Ten years later, with Theatre Workshop Edinburgh, I used what I had learned as a quick sketch artist when I created scenes in front of children in the play we presented for the International Children's Theater Festival in Hamburg Germany. 

t was the small screen in the center  set, seen below.

TWE Hamburg, Germany 1976

 

 

 

ARCHIVES

 

world community arts day Feb  17 2008

CLICK HERE  FOR ARTICLE IN THE SCOTSMAN ABOUT THIS YEARS EVENT

  "ART AS A CATALYST FOR CARING AND SHARING"

http://www.communiversity.org.uk/worldcommunityartsday.htm

UPDATE: 

Feb. 21, 2008

The WACD was a big success this year from points all over the planet. As for my part in it I am sorry to say nothing happened, due to a severe bout of the FLU. Well, the good thing is, the event was not dependent on any one participant, and if you bother to click on the above web site, you will find how this unique event has evolved.

Feb. 12, 2008

Hmm, I am not sure once again whether the gig with the Ruebarbs is on...two things came about...one, was that John Bolton and his wife Lindy arrived from a long journey from Australia, to Mexico, to my house in New Mexico. John and I worked with Theatre Workshop Edinburgh from 1974 to 1977 and so there was much to catch up on. We had not seen each other since 1982. Both of us at one time or the other had also worked with Reg Bolton--no relationship to John. The second thing is I caught the bug...what bug I am not sure other than I have not been well for several days, hence no chance to touch bases with the Ruebarbs, and of as yet, I don't feel good enough to leave the house...

Jan. 25, 2008

The Ruebarbs are  a local band who play a wide variety of rock, blues, ballad and jug-band classics. They perform in Madrid at the Mine Shaft bar on a regular basis as well as around New Mexico.

Last year Ken Wolverton and the Ruebarbs attempted to do a collaborative performance but had to reschedule because of date conflicts. Ken went on to do a series of cement-tiles for WCAD.

This year the idea is up again to perform a celebration piece for WCAD.

Ken Wolverton  will do a seven minute full color pastel drawing measuring 3 by 6 feet as the Ruebarbs play a special tune in dedication to the second annual World Community Arts Day celebrations.

 

With one month  to go here is rough update.
With Art4 Development having its homepage for one month, creating a
wonderful image and text is very indicative of how it is going and
follows others who have featured WCAD.
The myspace site stands stands at just 600, Flickr WCAD 500
members/1700 photos, Flicks Green Circle 700 members,600 photos, Happy
postcards, 500+ members/2500 photos.
With performances, display appearing, words of support, etc.
Compared with this time last year, it is a lot, lot bigger. More than
triple the size. There are many great networks involved too.

So thanks to all who have made this happen. It is all very exciting!
The bigger it gets the bigger the splash, the more noise we make, the
more people will join.

So here to give you an indication of what is going on is the news and
current list of those involved.

http://www.communiversity.org.uk/worldcommunityartsday.htm

 

After the initial success of WCAD 2007, it is hoped that you can join
us in 2008 and be creative to raise an important issue you believe in.

All we ask of you or your group on that day is to do an arts project,
however small, or add an image or sound, etc to a website to mark
this day in the build up to it.

LIST OF PARTICIPANTS
1st November 2007 - 17 February 2008
We shall start creating the list of participants on the WCAD website from the 1st November. If you wish to be on this list please contact me.

SHARE

TO SHARE YOUR IDEA
If you wish to share your idea and discuss with others involved.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/communiversity/

SHARE A PHOTOGRAPH

Add a photo to:

World Community Arts Day Flickr group. 43 members so far
http://www.flickr.com/groups/worldcommunityartsday170207/pool/

Happy Postcards. 205 members so far
http://www.flickr.com/groups/16736075@N00/

Hunt the Pig, 23 members so far http://www.flickr.com/groups/chinese-year-animals/discuss/72157594541794...

CREATE A VIDEO RESPONSE

Do a video response to:

Daphne Anne Wills Mail Art project, Scotland.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU4T9-ZiUlU&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecommu...

Greendyker, Scotland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxob3m4t3i0&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecommu...

WCAD 2007
Many contributed in 2007, here are some great examples from last
year, which are on the website. Hopefully this will give a flavour of the range of work and inspire you to take part. Much more can be seen on the WCAD website where all projects are listed.

For the first year and to get things started we started by asking those who are connected with the Craigmillar Festival Society as we know this group of friends is worldwide, in particular to remember a remarkable man Reg Bolton who died in 2006. Of course Community Arts is much bigger than this, but others did come and join the party.

Complete list
http://www.communiversity.org.uk/worldcommunityartsday2007.htm

Examples
Daphne Anne Wills Mail Art project, Scotland USA
http://www.flickr.com/photos/48902212@N00/366008498/in/photostream/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU4T9-ZiUlU&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Ecommu...

Ken Wolverton, USA
http://www.kewolve.com/Communityarts.htm

Edel Kings Youth project, Ireland
http://www.flickr.com/photos/49495382@N00/

Arts Care, USA
http://www.artscare.org/cac.event.17.shtml

The Venchie, Craigmillar, Scotland
http://www.flickr.com/photos/venchie/392065209/

Saving the Gulliver Sculpture
http://www.communiversity.org.uk/Gulliver.htm

Witchesvoice blog
http://witchesvoice.blogspot.com/

Three Archives were Launched last year

Reg Boltons, Australia
http://regbolton.org/

Craigmillar Art Tour, Scotland
http://www.flickr.com/photos/craigmillar/sets/72157594323261228/

Charmwood Arts, England
http://www.pbase.com/charnwoodarts

Some beautiful and interesting artwork as well

Chrissie Orr/Bobbe Besold, USA.
http://www.communiversity.org.uk/chrissieorr.htm

Patricia Quijano, Mexico
http://www.communiversity.org.uk/patriciaquijano.htm

Restored Mural, Richmond, USA
http://www.communiversity.org.uk/richmond.htm

Pamstar, Hand in Hand
http://www.flickr.com/photos/pamstar24/392532327/in/pool-16736075@N00/

schuschu's
http://www.flickr.com/photos/schuschu/393114917/

Scott Whitelaw's portrait of Hal
http://niddrie.tripod.com/hal/

World Solutions Banner
http://www.smallandcrummy.co.uk/worldsolutionsbanner.htm

Some ongoing projects were highlighted

CARF, Brazil
http://www.flickr.com/groups/changemakers/

Great support from

Community Arts Network/API News
http://www.communityarts.net/forums/showthread.php?s=bfadb0ecbc1413f5fe3...

Creative Network News
http://www.myspace.com/rochdaleartsnews

Edinburgh Evening News http://www.communiversity.org.uk/richmond.htm

ONCE YOU HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE PART
If possible can you send a weblink, photo so we can put it on the website as soon as possible. If possible put a weblink to The WCAD webpage as well. The bigger the list the better it gets.

The event could just be a gesture, highlight an ongoing event/workshop/artwok or a larger event.

So it could be:

1. Ongoing project you wish to highlight.
2. A website or discussion group
3. A small or large gathering
4. A walk or art performance
5. A Exhibition or art class
6. A Poem
7. A Theatre Performance
8. A Reading
9. A Mural
10. Online projects
11. A lecture

etc.

OUR AIM IS SIMPLE
Our aim is very simple, to show that many people and communities
around the world want to use their creativity and artistic skills to promote caring and sharing.

HISTORY OF COMMUNITY ARTS
Another aim is to raise awareness of how important Community Art is as a Global movement, its history, present day activities and the future.

Here are some examples:

Sparc murals http://www.sparcmurals.org/sparcone/index.php?option=com_content&task=vi...

Chicago Public Art Group http://cpag.net/home/3_about%20cpag/3_pages/3_2.htm

A lecture by Beth Shadur, USA
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/communiversity/message/1412

ONLY CRITERIA
The only criteria is that the Art "must be a catalyst for social
change and caring". And it would be Art in its widest form and
include all the artforms plus more.

GREEN CIRCLE LOGO
A logo has been produced which is simple and can be developed in many ways. Please use and pass on. A circle is one of the basic shapes in the world. It is a very efficient way of passing on and conserving energy. It is one of the fundamental shapes in the arts and can be applied to many things. There is no top or bottom to it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKTX0eyDn7Q

PLEASE PASS ON.

Andrew Crummy
Craigmillar Communiversity
http://www.communiversity.org.uk

This was posted on the Art4Development Yahoo! Groups listserv.