Friday, May 17, 2019

Poet & the Judge, We First Nations, Métis and Inuit - LISTEN!

2019-03-30: 5 years ago today I began my first outdoor art show in the streets and public squares of Edmonton and have added 793 art shows, art demonstrations & pickets since 2015. Art pickets were in response to several bans and threats of police action by the City of Edmonton and Alberta Legislature officials defending my right to freely express my art in public.

2015 Listen art project by Doug Brinkman
March 30, 2014: I recorded and published a YouTube titled 'Mom got her voice.' It begins with the Honorable Murray Sinclair, chair of the TRC encouraging a crowd that gathered outside the Shaw conference center to listen to Elizabeth Potskin recite her poem. 'Mom got her voice' was suggested by another woman I marched along with down Jasper avenue who said her mother if alive today would have been pleased with the TRC. We marched to the Alberta Legislature. 

From March 30, 2015 to May, 2017 this working social art  painting titled 'Listen' was freely shown with it's story shared in the streets and public squares in Edmonton. The painting was used to defend free speech by those who use bull-horns, loud speakers and shouting to express free speech in the streets and public squares of Edmonton. It was used my painting to defend my own right to freely express art in public places after I was banned and threatened by City and Provincial officials. The painting was retired and given as to the poet as a gift. Painting Listen Continued...


First Art Show, March 30, 2015


Civil Information Activism
Retired/ Newspaper pressman paints
social art projects that followed 
the important news events of the day 
2015 Listen -The Poet and the Judge We First Nations, Métis and Inuit. 
2016 Fire and Rain art project followed Alberta Wildfires and Floods. 
2017 Not a Bystander art Project, Anger Violence and Bullying. 
2018 Status versus Motion art project followed Alberta Politics & News Media.   
2019 More Circles than Squares art project followed Alberta's Environment, Social and Political Climates. 




Art is made for people to react. Having a position means what you are doing is needed and it is creating change. In the long term a lot of people are going to appreciate it. Venezuelan Woman, Alberta Legislature,outdoor art show, 2017 - Painting about the news stories that matter to Albertans


She smiles after all that... Not a Bystander art project

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