parade of life

Paula Jardine

“Live In Public: The Art of Engagement” a national symposium held in Vancouver in October of 2008 http://artofengagement.gruntarchives.org/live-in-public-the-art-of-engagement-conference-2007.html
A member of the organizing committee, I felt strongly that as community engaged artists we needed to be more assertive in defining ourselves (rather than having our art defined by funding agencies).

A publication, “Access all Areas : conversations on engaged arts” resulted from the conference. Here is a link to the essay I wrote: “Celebrating Spirit: the role of celebration arts”
http://artofengagement.gruntarchives.org/essay-paula-jardine-the-role-of-celebration-arts.html

 

 

link to archival movie "Ah! The Hopeful Pageantry of Bread and Puppet" we can see in this video how Peter Schumann and Bread and Puppet have influenced so many artists
http://archive.org/details/ah_the_hopeful_pageantry_of_bread_and_puppet

Ralph Lee Metawee River Company
http://mettawee.org/wordpress/