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Don Blanche House of yes

Moser, Gabrielle (2011) Don Blanche House of yes. Canadian Art, 28 (3). p. 87. ISSN 0825-3854


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Though it recalls the artistic hangouts of the 1960s and 1970s - such as the Maplewood Mudflats squats in North Vancouver, or Michael Morris and Vincent Trasov's Babyland retreat at Robert's Creek, BC - 1DoIi Blanche is less an idealistic hippie haven than an open-air artist-run centre. In an "office" space that Christine Swintak has carved out inside the Fraukenbarn, three large blackboards keep the residency organized, charting arrivals and departures, a list of programs and projects started on the property, and participants' material and equipment requests. Funding for materials comes largely from ah Ontario Arts Council grant and is given out on a first-come, first-served basis from two tin boxes on Swintak's desk. On labour Day weekend, Don Miller and Swintak present a public open house that marks the end of the residency. In a pithy turn of phrase that could easily work as Don Blanche's motto, Swintak says, "Our curatorial premise is 'yes.'"

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Art exhibits, artists, Globalization, Residences
Divisions: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2016 19:12
Last Modified: 20 Dec 2021 19:31
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/1129

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