What does it mean to be creative? And how do our ideas about creativity affect what we count as art? Andy Warhol famously said that “Art is anything you can get away with.” The zinesters behind the “Connecting through Creativity” issue took these words to heart by getting to know their inner creative spirit—also known as their kook!—and trying their hand at some unconventional, wacky art approaches during a sunny week at Concordia University's Loyola Campus in July 2013. From colourfully earnest storytelling to jolly cupcake sculptures, their zine projects show off their eagerness to try new things and defy the boundaries of their own conception of art.

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YOUTH PARTICIPANTS

Andrew Barecki

Antonio Brunetti

Clara Chemtov

Tabea Devries

Benjamin Dubuc-Doyle

Diego Gonzalez Poleo

Isha Gupta

Noah Leibovici-Gluss

Yonje Rhee

Yoni Rhee

Samuel Salcedo

Hana Truong

Elena Truong

Hannah Wallace

Emma Wallace

 

FACILITATORS

Natalie Fletcher

Ariel Sykes

 

GUEST ARTISTS

Felipe Arasanz

Dominique Ferraton

Peter Gibson

Taylor Tower

Carl Summers

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COVER PHOTO BY ANDREW BARECKI; MODEL: NOAH LEIBOVICI-GLOSS

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