In July, Cathryn Wellner wrote about Stephen Harper’s Conservative government’s attempts to silence environmental artist Franke James. James had been planning a European tour to promote her art and teach youth how to make climate change art. However, when the Canadian Embassy in Croatia contacted James’ sponsor and let them know that the government did not support her show, they withdrew their sponsorship and the tour was cancelled. Today, James was in Ottawa kicking off an art show called Banned on the Hill steps away from Parliament Hill.
Click through to learn more about how James brought her show art show to Ottawa and about the message she wants to send to Canada’s Prime Minister.
All photos taken by Annie Urban.
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