Archive for July, 2012

July 24, 2012

Papergirl Welcome

It was great to get to say a little Welcome to Papergirl speech tonight. Here’s some of what I said.

What I love most about  this is that  it’s an international event with a local flavor – think global/act local – is always a good idea.

As Community Arts Council of Vancouver – we like seeing these projects that engage many people in many different ways – volunteers, artists, donors of food, bikers, lots and lots of people – and the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Kudos to Michele and Roundhouse volunteers for initiating this last year and building on that foundation for this year. I think there’s more artists and more art (Michele nods!)

When Michele first told me that artists had trouble parting with pieces for the event, I thought: Nonsense! Generosity is a good thing. Give it away. Then as an artist, I experienced some of the emotions first hand of making art for giving to an “unsuspecting stranger”.  I was good with it being given away (generosity is a good thing) but had a hard time getting to the place of “trusting the process” that it would go to the right person.

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July 12, 2012

Papergirl – I’m in!

I’m working on some nests incubating poetry for the show at the roundhouse. I’ll post some images here soon.

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