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The State of the Art

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Recently I learned a new term, “art-washing.” It means that a real estate developer offers a piece of public art to a city government in exchange for its approving a variance in the building code. That happened in Fredericton a few months ago. The city council approved a many-storied condo building bound to spoil a lovely streetscape in the downtown. This comes on the heels of the destruction in Officers’ Square with the removal of many trees, the historic wall and fence, and the green lawn. Those who opposed this demolition were derisively called “The Against Everything Crowd.”

No. 282 (Winter 2020)

Introduction: Sue Sinclair

Creative Nonfiction: Sherry Coffey, paulo da costa

Fiction: Emily Bossé, Shaelin Bishop, Diane Carley, Shashi Bhat, Carmelinda Scian

Poetry: Dani Couture, Marika Prokosh, Curtis LeBlanc, Katie Jordan, Allison LaSorda, Jake Kennedy, John Kinsella, Kevin Spenst, Jennifer LoveGrove, Elena Johnson, John Steffler, Daniel Scott Tysdal, Sophie Crocker, Paul Vermeersch, Ojo Taiye, D.A. Lockhart

Call for Artists for “Atlantic Vernacular,” a Travelling Craft Exhibition

Craft NB is calling for craft made in or about Atlantic Canada. The 2020 theme for their biennial exhibition is Atlantic Vernacular. Atlantic Vernacular presents a rare opportunity participate in a high-calibre travelling exhibition that seeks to define what contemporary craft means here.

The deadline is March 13, 2020, and you can find submission guidleines and more information here.


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