A documentary short about the Arts of Life collective in Chicago where developmentally disabled adults get paid to produce art. These are people who previously were ignored or marginalized in traditional programs for disabled people. Visit http://www.artsoflife.org/. “Established in 2000, the Arts of Life is an artistic community that provides adults with developmental disabilities an environment to experience personal growth.”
I ran into Usama at the rally. Usama is an acclaimed filmmaker and his is also a radio host at the new Chicago Public Radio Station vocalo.org. He also used to work for Studs Terkel as his archivist and was even the subject of a chapter of one of Studs’ recent books.
Today’s topics include:
Paula Hayes’ planters.
CHinese economic slowdown.
Sarah Beddington’s installation
American manufacturing slow down.
Black female video artists
Bolivia kicks out DEA.
Bloomsbury London Tapestry Show
Garyson Perry and his Alter Ego Claire
Dead smuggled people.
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This video is a perfect example of something I would never post if it weren’t VloMo.
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Kim Stratton singing live from Grant Park just before Barack took to the stage on election night.
Vince Emanuelle talking outside of Grant Park before the rally on the same night.