Founded in 1979 by activist artists, Northland Poster Collective has existed as part activist organization, part business and part arts group, creating posters and t-shirts that support the labor movement. About the decision to close, founding member artist Ricardo Levins Morales noted "After thirty years of undermining Wall Street, it finally fell on us." The collective did not seek out grants, and instead relied on sales of its various slogan products.
This month everything on its website is half-off, and many of the buttons and other products will be farmed out to other websites and stores for sale at the end of June. Morales plans to open his own studio to continue his personal artistic/activist career.(1 Comments)
Posted at 3:45 PM on June 15, 2009
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Education
A new report suggests that arts and music education in 8th grade classrooms has not imroved over the last decade, and that the kids in those classrooms leave with a mediocre knowledge of the arts.
The most startling findings? The number of students reporting they went on an art-related field trip in the last year dropped
six percent six percentage points, to just 16 percent. And just half of students quizzed recognized the solo instrument in "Rhapsody in Blue" as a clarinet. You can read more about the findings of the study here.
So what does your kid know about the arts? Is he or she getting that education in the public school classroom, or elsewhere? When was the last time your kid went on a field trip to a museum, or a theater, or a concert?
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