Artist Kirsten McCrea was on the Thursday, January 5th, 2012 edition of CBC’s As It Happens talking about the art subscription, Papirmasse.
About As It Happens
For more than 35 years, using the simplest of tools – the telephone – As It Happens has explored the heart of a story, whether it’s happening in the streets of Belgrade, the dockyards of Vancouver, the boardrooms of Bay Street, or the kitchens of Paris. This current affairs program gets its stories from “the horse’s mouth” – securing interviews with world leaders, rabble-rousers, bingo callers and deposed dictators. On the complex and troubling stories of the day, As It Happens searches for greater understanding in the story behind the story. The show has a soft-spot for “characters” and never turns its nose up at something wild, weird or wacky.
As It Happens is broadcast on CBC Radio One (Weekdays at 6:30PM Eastern and The Midnight Edition: Weekdays at Midnight); and on Sirius Satellite 137 (Weekdays 5:30PM Eastern). Also, As It Happens is broadcast in select US cities by Public Radio International. American listeners should check their local listings
Papirmasse is a subscription that delivers a print with art on the front and writing on the back to your mailbox every month for the incredible price of only $5 a month. Papirmasse was founded in 2008 by Kirsten McCrea, a Montreal-based artist and illustrator. Papirmasse originally ran from January – December 2009, and then took a year off to reflect, recoup, and reorganize. Papirmasse relaunched in December 2010 under the continued leadership and direction of Kirsten McCrea and is produced in partnership with Maison Kasini. Papirmasse was nominted for a small press award at Montreal’s Expozine in 2010. It’s been featured in numerous blogs and magazines. In 2011, Papirmasse had over 500 subscribers in over 20 countries.
About Kirsten McCrea
Kirsten McCrea’s paintings have been exhibited nationally, including a recent exhibition, “Hot Topic: Portraits of 20th Century Feminists” at Galerie Maison Kasini. Her work has been reviewed in The Walrus, Book By Its Cover, and The Montreal Gazette, amongst others. Illustration clients inlcude the Polaris Music Prize, the Under Pressure Graffiti Festival, & Poetry Magazine.