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Art in Alert

Brasstronaut-Mean-Sun.jpg Brasstronaut - “Mean Sun” album artwork March, 2012 - Michael Markowsky It’s a rare opportunity for anyone to visit Canada’s northernmost settlement, at Canadian Forces Base Alert. It’s even more rare to be hosted by the military, to paint. But that’s what Michael Markowsky will be doing this week. The Vancouver artist is flying to Alert, as part of the Canadian Forces Artists’ Program. It was started a decade ago, by the Department of National Defence. But the military tradition of sending artists to capture images and impressions of Canada’s soldiers…goes back almost a century, to the First World War. Chris Harbord spoke to Michael Markowsky about his visit to Alert

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