Without out art made by us for our own actions our message can be misconstrued. Our messaging humanizes us and reduces the chances of others wrongfully describing our efforts.
This tent will be used to create banners, wind socks, and to print on fabric and paper to inform our actions that support our social justice and environmental protection efforts.
The first use of the Art Tent will be to set up at the Turtle Island Camp in White Earth MN to help protect our water from the new Line 3 pipeline. Not only will I provide the Tent and supplies needed but I will train our Water protectors to create art. I also will use my experience from Standing Rock and my training with Green Peace to teach our Water Protectors about strategic messaging in the art to gain support from others.
Donate as much or as little as you want.
If you are giving a full purchase amount that is suggested for the BYOM print I greatly thank you!
If you want to Tax Deductible receipt donate to my GiveMN account.
(Pictured above, May Day Powederhorn Park) We screen printed on shirts for free to those that brought fabric. We had a box of youth shirts that we printed on and gave to children for free. This was the first test of the water recycling/purification station I made to bring up north to Water Protector camps this summer. I would like to raise enough to pay for the equipment in the pictures along with funds to bring this up north to make art for art at our water protector camps for free.
May 13th Update
So everything seems to work fine with the water filtration/recycling set up that I made last week. The cost was roughly 2,500.00 not including a generator, paint, screen printing supplies and fabric.
I purchased a small pancake compressor and have tested stencil painting with a paint gun on fabric with watered down speedball acrylic paint and it works.
I have a generator that I travel with but if I am to borrow the art tent to Camps I will not loan out the generator. It would be awesome if I could raise enough for solar panels and batteries but I have not done the math on how much power this system needs to recycle and filter water.
Canvas for a banner and all the painting supplies needed 1000.00
Spray attachments for compressor, paint, stencil making tools. 500.00
Screens, squeegee, paint and supplies needed for screen printing. 1000.00
May 13th update, I purchased everything for screen printing and the total was roughly 1,200.00 and I have 6 screens with images and plenty of Speedball Acrylic for fabric.
If I am lucky enough to raise funds beyond what is listed, funds will go to artists that can maintain the efforts over the summer. Included will be volunteer wages, travel stipends and to provide food and anything else that is needed so not to be a burden on the camps that host the Community Art Tent.