GUELPH POLITICAST #24 – Scott McGovern, Ed Video Media Arts Centre

As you may or may not be aware, in my other life I’m involved with Ed Video Media Arts Centre and sit on the board of directors. Why should you care? Well, that’s a disclaimer for this week’s Guelph Politicast, in which I sit down with Scott McGovern, Programming Director of Ed Video, to talk about arts and culture in Canada, why the the topic doesn’t get much discussion in an election campaign, and how the life and work of artists living in Canada is often misunderstood. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #24 – Scott McGovern, Ed Video Media Arts Centre”

An Artistic Critique of Guelph’s Election Signs

After all the talk of negativity, maybe what we need is levity. And since there are, apparently, a lot of people in the city interested in collecting signs, I was forced wonder if there was some artistic significance to them. So I decided to consult an expert. Scott McGovern, the programming director of Ed Video Media Arts Centre knows art, and he knows what he likes. He’s also politically astute, so when I reached out to Scott (who’s currently in Paris where is wife in an artist-in-residence), he was more than happy to lend his keen eye for colour and composition to the concept, and I present his insights below. Continue reading “An Artistic Critique of Guelph’s Election Signs”