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Three Powerful Events in One Weekend

Three Powerful Events in One Weekend

This weekend there are so many good things going on in our city. I’m one of the hosts of CBC RadioActive’s InCrowd, where it’s my job to say ‘here’s what you should check out in the arts scene this weekend’. That job gets a lot harder come summer.

For those of you interested in the power of art for social change, the choice is easy this weekend. Bleeding Heart is involved with not one, but THREE incredible events on Saturday (and beyond) that you won’t want to miss.


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What is in the way of your Website?

What is in the way of your Website?

Next week I will resume Website Wednesdays - offering step by step tutorials to fix this problem. I want every artist I know to have a great website that shows off the best of who they are. I want that for you and I believe it’s possible.

In the meantime, I want to know what is getting in your way.


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#TalkBackTuesday: Creative Side Projects

You can follow these conversations easily with the #TalkbackTuesday hashtag. You can comment below, or post to your favourite social network with that hashtag - which will really help us keep the conversation rolling. That's my goal on Tuesdays - to get people talking about art, wherever they may be online.


Today's question: what is your creative side project? 

I visited a Marcel Duchamp exhibition in Paris. But it was of his paintings (he's known as an experimental/installation artist and scultpor mostly). I took in the Dali Museum, which showcases his sculptures (he's mostly known as a surrealist painter).

So many of us have side pursuits. I'm going to share one of mine, and I'm curious to hear about yours. 

Bonus points for pictures or links!


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Where Do You Create? (#ArtsTalkTuesday)

photo from  Unspash.com

photo from Unspash.com

Some artists get to work at their craft, full time, in a dedicated studio space. A massive old barn. A converted garage. A loft downtown. Others of us, well, we make do.

Just last night I seized a 45 minute family absence to write a song in my living room. I did a rough recording on my iPad, because I have no permanent recording space set up at home. Or anywhere. I make space where I can find it. Writing is the same. This post is taking shape at my kitchen table. I'd be reclining on the couch but feel it's bad for my posture (and perhaps my work ethic).

As we look to launch our new space, we're hoping for some creative co-working spaces in the back. Likely four stations where you can bring a laptop, sit in community and work away, far from the distractions of the floor that needs to be vacuumed and kids that need to be entertained. This has got me thinking a lot about the spaces where we work. The spaces where we make. The ways those spaces affect our work.

I've even read about someone who covered a van into a mobile workspace!

So, where do you work? Where do you get your creative projects done? Are you happy with that space?

Please answer in the comments below, or on social media with the hashtag #artsTalkTuesday. 

 


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#ArtsTalk Tuesday: The Last Book You Bought

Libraries are awesome. Borrowing is the bomb. But when you break out the wallet and actually pay cold, hard cash (or colder, harder debit) for a book, it says something. It means something. Usually, it means the book is pretty important to you.


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ArtsTalk Tuesday: Potlucks and Makers Faires and More

It's Tuesday - let's talk art. What art, media and culture have you engaged with this past week? What would you recommend and why?

Art is best enjoyed and digested in community, so this is our weekly space to have those conversations - to practice discernment as a collective.

So, what are you watching, visiting, listening to, reading, etc?

Where have the arts taken you this week?

 


Blog for Bleeding Heart!

You have something to say–why not say it here? Email your blog post idea to dave@bleedingheartart.space and let's chat.

ArtsTalk Tuesday

Let's talk art. What art, media and culture have you engaged with this past week? What would you recommend and why?

Art is best enjoyed and digested in community, so this is our weekly space to have those conversations - to practice discernment as a collective.

So, what are you watching, visiting, listening to, reading, etc?

Where have the arts taken you this week?

 


Blog for Bleeding Heart!

You have something to say–why not say it here? Email your blog post idea to dave@bleedingheartart.space and let's chat.

Arty Tuesday: Indie Games and Feedback Loops

Art speaks. It's time to stop and listen in community. Arty Tuesday is a project where we post one, two or three pieces of art or media that have made an impact on our lives over the past week. We are moving past what we 'like' towards discernment. Really seeing. 

Share your pieces, then take a moment to comment on the sharing of others. Join the conversation!

Oh, and by the way, this week marks a milestone for Arty Tuesday - the feedback loop. This week I watched a film that was recommended a few weeks back in the comments. I love it when this sort of 'feedback loop' begins - when previous pieces resurface because someone else has gotten around to engaging with them. It is proof that my life (or at least my viewing) is a bit different because of my time spent with this community. Thank you.

 

 


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Arty Tuesday: Dressing Up and Fighting Monsters

Art speaks. Let’s stop and listen in community. This week we're chatting about Max's monsters, Arcade Fire's dress code, and whatever you bring to the table ...

Take a moment in the comments below to share up to three art experiences that made an impact on you this past week. Go beyond ‘it was good’ and think about art, film, music, books and more that have left you thinking, wrestling, smiling, etc.


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Show and Tell: Key Questions for Artists

Any artist can benefit from the questions Edward raised. The artist life can be a whirlwind. Often wedged into the nooks and crannies between the 'real' job, family time and social commitments, we can spend all of our time creating our work, without stopping to consider what we are trying to say and to whom. These big 'why' questions are too easily left unanswered, or even unasked. Edward Van Vliet has graciously shared some guiding questions from that workshop. The questions revolve around three key areas; Artist, Show and Tell.


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