BIG ART BOOK 2013: Future, Human, Digital, Animal
The BIG ART BOOK is:
A Digital Anthology of Writing & Visual Arts in Scarborough.
A fresh assortment of creativity; an invitation to make new connections; an opportunity to embrace new media and build upon traditional forms of artistic expression in Scarborough. This year’s project has been inspired by the Wikipedia open source definition of Digital Literacy. Simply put, Digital Literacy refers to how we access, absorb, share and interact with information, not just being literate at using a computer. Artists were challenged to submit work that explored one or more of the following terms; literally, conceptually or abstractly.
future; human; digital; animal
VISUAL ART: Andrea Carson Barker is an expert in contemporary art and architecture and the founder & publisher of one of Canada’s most widely read culture blogs, VoCA (http://www.viewoncanadianart.com). In 2012, Andrea was founding curator of the daily online art auction Artbomb http://www.artbombdaily.com, and is a writer who works with cultural organizations on strategic profile building & social media implementation.In addition to blogging for the Huffington Post, as an art critic Andrea writes for publications including Azure, ARTnews, Art Review, DesignLines, the Globe and Mail, Quill & Quire and Toronto Life. Andrea sits on the City of Toronto Public Art Commission. She promotes art, architecture & design on Facebook & Twitter: @carzoo
LITERARY: Patrick Connors was Lead Artist in the inaugural Making a Living; Making Art, a pilot project of Cultural Pluralism in the Arts and the Neighbourhood Arts Network. He is the arts and literature writer for newz4u.net. He recently published his poetry in Barrie and Belgium. His first chapbook, “Scarborough Songs”, will be released by LYRICALMYRICAL Press in the Spring of 2013. He featured at the launch of Chrysalis Issue 2, and headlined an event of Sunday Poetry at Ellington’s called, “Artists as Activists”. He is a manager for the Toronto chapter of 100,000 Poets for Change. He can be found on Facebook: Patrick John Timothy Connors.