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The Canadian Progressive: Sandra Bland to be honoured with a candlelight vigil in Ottawa

A candlelight vigil honouring Sandra Bland, organized by Black Lives Matter Ottawa, BlakCollectiv and other allied grassroots movements, takes at the Human Rights Monument in Ottawa on Friday, July 31.

The post Sandra Bland to be honoured with a candlelight vigil in Ottawa appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Melissa Fong: What do Lulu owner Chip Wilson and Justin Bieber have in common?

Yeah, while Justin Bieber probably thinks he’s adding value to whatever he sh*ts on, spandex-pant overlord Chip Wilson is taking liberty to “beautify” public spaces (namely the ones outside his gabillion dollar mansion) in Vancouver. … When Chip Wilson isn’t telling women that they are too fat to wear his clothing, he is single -handedly . . . → Read More: Melissa Fong: What do Lulu owner Chip Wilson and Justin Bieber have in common?

Art Threat: Banksy in NYC: highlights from the first two weeks

New Yorkers have spent the past two weeks tripping over themselves as they attempt to locate new Banksy works as they pop up each morning.

The British artist is currently halfway through a month-long residency “on the streets of New York,” and his daily creations, which include video and other creative interventions, have been generating . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Banksy in NYC: highlights from the first two weeks

Art Threat: An art exhibition hidden in plain sight

Street artist JR’s pasted eye watches the corner of Berry St and South 5 in Williamsburg, NY.

If you happen to be walking around Williamsburg this month, you’ll likely pass right through the inaugural exhibition of New York’s newest art museum without realizing it. The Street Museum of Art has taken the . . . → Read More: Art Threat: An art exhibition hidden in plain sight

Drive-by Planet: Banksy on the London Olympics: BTP graffiti crackdown

 Top: Work by Criminal Chalklist / Various Olympics related artworks New Olympics related works by Banksy stick a pin in the hype surrounding the upcoming London event. With signature Banksy irony a javelin thrower is captured in the act of “launching” a missile. A soaring pole vaulter is suggestive of a prisoner in the process . . . → Read More: Drive-by Planet: Banksy on the London Olympics: BTP graffiti crackdown

Art Threat: Banksy the Olympian

Bansky posted a couple new pieces to his site that comment on the Olympics. It also gives me a great excuse to share my favourite quote of his with you:

“The thing I hate the most about advertising is that it attracts all the bright, creative and ambitious young people, leaving us . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Banksy the Olympian

Art Threat: Big Bang Big Boom: Animated graffiti – An endlessly fascinating warning against the temptation of war

BIG BANG BIG BOOM – the new wall-painted animation by BLU from blu on Vimeo.

For those who haven’t seen it, Big Bang Big Boom (2010) is yet another fabulous animated graffiti parable from the blublu art collective. Their work is endlessly fascinating — animated creatures sliding seamlessly from walls, through sand, . . . → Read More: Art Threat: Big Bang Big Boom: Animated graffiti – An endlessly fascinating warning against the temptation of war