The luxury of sticking our heads in the sand to avoid discussing politics is a thing of the past. We believe strongly that artists have an important place at the table when discussing social issues and current events. These posts offer artists’ perspectives on politics and current events, from local to global.

Pyragraph birthday cake - Pyragraph

Happy Birthday to Us, Whoo

I’ll be honest, the simple act of listing what we’ve accomplished makes me feel pretty great and makes me excited to contemplate what we’ll achieve in the coming year and years beyond that. Because, to continue being honest, I feel a palpable feeling of overwhelm.

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Brutus - David - Pyragraph

Art is Political Because Life is Political

Everything we touch and use in this world has been affected by the choices of businesses, governments, activist groups and individual people. The instruments we play our music on, our paints and canvases, the plays that we read from, the books that we publish.

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Dear Little Bobby - Pyragraph

Dear Little Bobby: Activist Or Artist?

I want to create art which reflects my anger and to protest Trump, but then I will not be making the positive art that I originally planned for this year. I don’t want this fascist to be the reason I do anything, but I also don’t want to ignore what is happening around me. Which direction I should take?

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Eric Griego by Clarke Conde - Pyragraph

Self-Employed Happy Hour: Eric Griego

Eric and Peri talk about moving past grief and blamestorming after the election, and how progressives can build upon the momentum that was generated by Bernie Sanders and others to fight back against the “machine” politics that dominate both major parties.

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