Government complicit in rape of 16-year-old

Yesterday I wrote about the complicity of the artistic community in the creation of the violent, misanthropic, misogynist media that is adversely affecting us all and in particular our youth, and today I want to look at the government’s role in this, with regards to the arts. Canada is one of the lowest funders per capita of the arts in the industrialized world, and BC is the lowest per capita funder in this country: Yukon, which has the highest funding, spends $268 per capita; Quebec, $41.65; both Ontario and Alberta Read More …

Art is important — buy it!

Twenty years ago, while a student at the University of Alberta and an emerging photographic artist, I sold one of the images from Images of the Goddess: Demeter and Persephone (above) to one of my professors. She had intended to hang the photograph in her home but as it was undergoing renovations she decided to hang the artwork temporarily in her office, on the wall behind her desk. A few days later a considerably distraught student came to the professor’s office to talk; as the student sank into the visitor’s Read More …