Learning how to create public art & make change.
HQ: My name is Heidi Quante and I primarily work in the realm of creative communication. For the last year-and-a-half, I worked with 350.org, the largest international grassroots climate change organization, to use creative communication to educate the public about the impacts and solutions to climate change and ideally to spark them into action.
“You might not be an expert in political science…and you may not be a traditional and trained artist, but everyone has access to the same tools…where art comes form, which is imagining things…When it comes to imaging great ideas, that is…accessible to everyone.” -Jose Serrano-McClain, founder of Trust Art, community organizer at Queens Museum of Art
- Support Trust Art and buy tickets to their May 4th Triennial Event
- If you want to participate in the next round of Trust Art projects make sure to sign up on their homepage
- Follow @TrustArt on twitter
“Art is… a way of creating community pride because it’s …a way to talk about who we are and where we come from.”-Edward Hillel founder of the Harlem Biennale
All images courtesy of Immigrant Movement International
“By valuing the arts I feel like you value..people’s opinions…across race, class because we all express ourselves and arts doesn’t see the color of one’s skin.” -Sharon De La Cruz, graffiti artist and program director of ACTION and WOMEN at The Point
All images courtesy of Sharon De La Cruz and The Point.
- Want to get involved? Email occupycomix[at]gmail.com
- Want to make your own comic? Terry recommends printing with MagCloud
- Terry is inspired by Dream: Re-imaging Progressive Politics in an Age of Fantasy by Stephen Duncombe, Beautiful Trouble, The Modern Prince by Antonio Gramsci, and Stuart Hall
- Follow @BajanCool on twitter & like them on facebook
- Most of all, DOWNLOAD OCCUPY COMIX ISSUES 1 & 2 FOR FREE!
2 Minutes with Jon Blount, Coordinator at Detroit Summer