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Montana LOOKBOOK 2018

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The new MONTANA-CANS LOOKBOOK 2018 out now featuring special MONTANA-CANS products, brand collaborations, events and artists. At MONTANA-CANS we benefit, as a team and as company, from working closely with creative heads, our friends and partners. In return, it is our pleasure to support events, projects and artists. In our opinion, a fruitful cooperation is the source for creativity, development and growth on all levels. We are fortunate and grateful for the fact that we are approached by artists and collaboration partners alike, who have incredible ideas and inspirations, is something that we are very thankful for. Also check the previous issues MONTANA-CANS LOOKBOOK 2016 and 2017

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APTART Artwork © Herakut 136

Artwork © Maranje AptART is an acronym for Awareness and Prevention Through art. The woman behind this project strongly believes that public art sparks strong conversations and create spaces for disadvantaged communities to express themselves and also could be heard. Samantha Robison studied art and politics at Lewis and Clark College, which is a small liberal arts school. After she graduated, she moved overseas and volunteered and got involved with art projects focused on children. This was just the trigger to keep doing projects around the world and finally create her own. Seven years after, she’s the founder of aptART, a project that brings public art inside the confines of refugee camps, as well as conflict and post conflict zones with the aim of amplifying voices of displaces people. With the strong statement of creating art for everyone, regardless their nationality, race, religion, sex, etc. Montana Cans as a continued supporter of apt- ART had the chance to talk to Samantha, so read it up! Montana Cans: When and how did you started with Apt- Art? Samantha: I started aptART in 2010 along with 3 friends: Leah O’Bryant (activist), Jonathan Darby (artist) and Nick Renn (logistics). In 2012 Jonathan and I were in San Francisco working on an exhibition, we had done with street kids from Congo. We were staying in an apartment across from Jasmin and Falk (Herakut) and they’ve been helping us ever since. We believe all people should have access to art, regardless of their circumstances. We use street art, and all the social and conventional media that goes with it, as a tool to build awareness about issues affecting people’s lives. Our aim is to raise awareness and connecting people, to prevent issues that damage their environment. We mostly work in refugee camps, war zones and post conflict areas. We organize workshops with the community existing around the area to find out what they might like to paint about. After the workshops and discussions, a concept is formulated and we work with the community to paint the wall. We work mostly with kids and youth, but adults are invited too. 137

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