“HEART-FULL” Guerrilla Art

Just found another one on the City Hall 9th Avenue parkade wall!

Local artist Elle Virago stealthily left one of her Guerrilla Hearts on the doors of the Art Gallery of Calgary, locking the front doors with a chain and combination lock that held the heart in place.  Last i heard it was moved to 8avenue Mall for all to enjoy.  She has placed hearts around the city, including on the old King Eddy, a small pixelated heart in front of Caffe Beano and downtown in the Bow Valley Square Plus-15

Guerilla art is a fun method of art making which entails leaving anonymous art pieces in public places. It can be done for a variety of reasons, to make a statement, to share ideas, to send out good karma, or just for fun.  It stems from a belief in the importance of making art without attachment to the outcome. To do something that has nothing to do with making money, or listening to the ego.

Also check out this guerrilla work  – Do Re Mi Fa SO MUCH FUN! -http://www.ffwdweekly.com/calgary-blogs/culture/2009/04/20/guerilla-art-11/