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Have you jumped on the political bandwagon yet? If so, and if Obama’s your candidate, go check out Thursday’s silk screening party down at Ruta Maya, info below:

COME to a fun and funky gathering of artists in support of Barack Obama where you can:

CHANGE YOUR SHIRT! Bring a T-shirt and the amazing Cruz Ortiz will silkscreen it with an original Obama design for $5!

VOICE YOUR CHANGE!! Bring your songs, your poems, other people's songs and poems that speak to change, your rants against Bush, your odes to Obama, your whatever you wanna say that takes five minutes or less to an open mic hosted by poets Jenny Browne and Naomi Shihab Nye.

AND DONATE YOUR CHANGE FOR CHANGE!!! Bring your spare change to put in our piggy bank for Obama and your big and small bills to buy Ruta Maya goodies! Ruta Maya will donate a portion of proceeds to the Obama campaign and we're donating the whole piggy bank.

Bring your kids! Bring your voices! Bring your votes! Bring your hope! Bring your friends! Bring anything you think deserves another exclamation point!!!!

WHEN: Thursday February, 28th, 6-8 pm

WHERE: Ruta Maya Coffeehouse 107 E. Martin

Here are a few images of Obama signs that local artists have been working on.

The process begins ...

Red, white, and blue gets a new twist.

Signs everywhere!

photos courtesy of justin parr

In other arts news, I spoke with Luminarias officials today and was assured we will have more information regarding the Arts Night by mid-week. Check out Curblog throughout the week for any further developments. Also, be on the lookout for a sneak peak of the reopening of the Greek and Roman galleries at the San Antonio Museum of Arts (with pictures included!) and a brief review of I Hate Hamlet, we promise it’ll be fair and balance.

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