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The intersection of youth culture and politics

Today is the last day of the art contest that could see Keir MacDonald’s artwork hanging in the National Gallery. Keir’s a talented and creative artist, and an interesting and likable young man. I really hope he wins. If you’d like to help, you can view his excellent art and vote for him here. (I think you need a Facebook account to vote.)

The top twelve pieces of art (based on popular vote) will advance to the final round, in which a panel of four judges will decide which is the best. The winning artwork will hang in the National Gallery. Keir is now in 10th place, so he’s got a good shot.

The Middle Place, opens tonight at the Great Canadian Theatre Company (GCTC) and runs till April 17th. It’s about homeless youth, and it’s based partly on interviews with kids in a youth shelter. GCTC is asking for help spreading the word, because this play is targeted to a younger audience than they usually see. If you do go see it, consider taking a young person with you. Let me know how you like it. (I’ll probably blog about it again after I see it.)

And here’s a Rick Mercer rant about the youth vote. It’s a couple of years old, but just as relevant to this election as it was to that one.

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