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Art Break Day

Art break day!
As I have been rushing around with projects, I have been slowly preparing for Art Break Day. Several months ago I applied and was accepted to be a host of the day, by A very cool organization called ArtisMoving. They sent me 500 dollars worth of art supplies which I have been lugging around with me, for this occasion. Today, me and many other hosts set up the art supplies at a table in a public space in different cities around the world. Here in Quaga, I set up the table at my old neighborhood, and within minutes there were kids everywhere, kids I have watched grow up slowly over the past three years. I love Africa, and today was an opportunity to see why. If I had done this project in France, I would be trying to coax people into approaching, but here, there was not space at the table, so some kids brought out a big bench, and then some car tires to sit on, There were adults, and kids, everyone drawing making art. It was really a fun day. The organization asked me to take some testimonials from people, so I recorded a few people explaining why they believe art is important. Most people here don’t write, nor do they speak English, but I have audio recordings in french of people explaining why they think art is important. What an inspiring day!

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September 8, 2013 · 1:02 pm

Want to buy a horse?

My friend Ali is making this horse. It is very beautiful, and 600.00. If you know someone who might be interested, let me know! It is about 20 inches tall.

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August 25, 2013 · 8:34 am

Setting up the sculpture on the beach in southern france!

Stories from Nice, July 12

People watching on the beach in Nice is like looking at a Where’s Waldo picture. Floppy hats, Stripy umbrellas, colorful towels, every language in the world. I set up the story collector on the boardwalk at night. French people are great, but pretty reserved. One person in Five who was interested in the project actually wanted to do it, but  I got a few good ones. There were a few drunkards who’s recordings didn’t make sense and who I deleted, but it went pretty great. I took some pictures before it got to dark.

Art in Nice

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July 13, 2013 · 6:36 pm

MariaMichaelson-_ListentotheMusic

MariaMichaelson-_ListentotheMusic

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July 21, 2012 · 2:00 am