Ok so a couple articles about the arts in The Hamilton Spectator, unfortunantely nothing about the Skydragon, (Article here) the one is about Mayor Fred’s travel to Pittsburgh to emulate their success, which was partly due to the art and also leadership. (Strange cause only Brian McHattie responded to my email about the Skydragon- asking if a emergency loan could be made to Skydragon in order to save it. Also weird since Pittsburg helped the arts and Hamilton seems content on letting it linger or die instead.) Strangely Jeremy from the ICCA paid his own way, which again shows how even despite the city the arts do care about Hamilton.
The Other is about Graham Crawford’s History and Heritage posters which oddly make fun of city hall’s dereliction of duty when it come to any sense of history or heritage….. then again why would the city do something normal like I dunno discuss these plans with a community on what should be done? Councillor Lloyd Ferguson seems to think suing people is the answer to democracy and free speech, my personal favorite line from the article is “The posters feature the tag line “Councillor Lloyd Ferguson is the plastic pink flamingo on the front lawn of heritage.”
And finally something to make you, well at least me happy, sorry to keep plugging away about the skydragon but I feel its nessary, anyways… this is a local film about environmental stuff made in Hamilton!!
Vote for it here http://www.everydayheroesfestival.com/en/films/tale-two-peters
Congrats to MacNab Street Films I hope you win!