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Vincent Trasov
MY FIVE YEARS IN A NUTSHELL - The Rise and Fall of the Peanut Party
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Can art mix with politics?  SoHo TV will show the artist's answer on Monday, May 29th at 9 PM on Manhattan Cable and Teleprompter's Channel 10 with Vincent Trasov's MY FIVE YEARS IN A NUTSHELL - The Rise and Fall of the Peanut Party.  Trasov is a Canadian artist who works in mixed media.  He is one of the founders of the Western Front Society, a prominent art center in Vancouver, B. C. specializing in exhibition and performance, which receives its funding from the Canadian Cultural Council.  He is currently exhibiting at the Canadian Cultural Center in Paris.

MY FIVE YEARS IN A NUTSHELL, produced by Image Bank - an Infinity Studio, is the story of Trasov's campaign for the mayoralty of Vancouver while dressed as Mr. Peanut. The Peanut for Mayor idea was conceived by John Mitchell who served as Trasov's campaign manager and spokesperson.  They have co-authored a book, The Rise and Fall of the Peanut Party, which documents the whole campaign from conception to post-election.  Mr. Peanut received 4% of the Vancouver vote. 

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