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CFE: Art Spill: Disaster, Art, Activism & Recovery

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Art Spill: Disaster, Art, Activism and Recovery
is a multidisciplinary event that will explore how art objects have exposed disaster, facilitated recovery, and participated in political activity in post-Katrina New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Art Spill is sponsored by Ethnographic Terminalia and will be listed as part of a constellation of interdisciplinary events taking place during the American Anthropological Association (AAA) 109th Annual Meeting, to be held in New Orleans from November 17-20. Other collaborators include The Krewe of Dead Pelicans, SWARM 2010, Tizm Online Auctions, and the nonprofit organizations Defenders of the Coast and NOLA Emergency Response.

Art Spill will feature a juried show of artwork and crafts organized by Collective World Art Community. This multidisciplinary juried show will focus on empowering artists and individuals to contribute to the recovery of New Orleans and the Gulf Coastregion from natural and manmade disasters, currently the BP oil spill. This event will feature a silent auction on Saturday, November 20, 2010 and an online auction on from October 19 – November 19 2010. All works of art submitted to this event and accepted for entry in the show will be for sale in this auction, at the opening reception on November 13 and throughout the events on November 20, accompanied by other items being auctioned or sold. Proceeds will be donated to the Defenders of the Coast and NOLA Emergency Response to help them fulfill their mission toward the recovery of the Gulf Coast from the BP oil spill.

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