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CALL FOR ART SUBMISSIONS ::: PUNCHCLOCK SHOWCASE no.2 ::::FREE SHAWN BRANT
Punchclock is calling all artists on Turtle Island and beyond to
submit art to our upcoming show Shawn Brant Is No Criminal. The show
will take place from MAY 16th to 18th at Whippersnapper Gallery,
and will be host to a LIVE music show . It will feature art by
indigenous, and anti-colonial artists all over. Money from the door
will go to Shawn's Legal Fund- Money from the Art sales will go to
Shawn or the Artist.
WHO IS SHAWN?
Shawn Brant is a Mohawk activist and friend of ours who landed in jail
a few months ago on a cocktail of charges. His most recent offense is
that he participated in a blockade which you might remember - it shut
down the rail lines between Montreal and Toronto. This happened during
the Day of Action for native rights in Canada - a day meant to call
attention to the ridiculously long and ineffective process that the
state has put in place in order to settle Aboriginal land claims.
Below are a few links so you can learn more about him. He was denied
bail for a long time, but is now out, awaiting trial in 2009. Stakes
is high - the prosecution is seeking 12 years of incarceration in
BACKGROUND RESOURCES ABOUT SHAWN
News about the day of action that landed him in jail:
Official Support Site:
This is a cool interview that happened way back ago. but it gives you
a sense of the man.
Youtube of Shawn speaking at the PArkdale Activity Recreation Centre
**** HAS BEEN CHANGED - Submissions deadlines: April 1st, 2008
Please e-mail us with your intent to submit art prior to sending it-
so we know it's coming and don't freak out because artists are so
tardy with the mail post, and all that.
email: punchclock.printing(*)gmail.com, and we'll tell you where to send it...
WE WILL PAY FOR THE SHIPPING COST IF YOU CAN'T DON'T WORRY.
PROCEEDS FROM ART CAN GO TO THE ARTIST OR SHAWN, DEPENDING ON WHAT THE
For information about Punchlcok go to: www.punchclock.org