January 16, 2016, 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Union Gallery presents: Poster ACTION.
led by Mary Tremonte (location: The Studio @ the Agnes Etherington Art Centre, 36 University Avenue, Kingston) – $15
The Union Gallery invites you to join artist and OCAD University faculty Mary Tremonte for an interactive poster-making workshop with an activist slant. Using insight and techniques gained from her longstanding role as a community-based artist and co-founding member of Justseeds Artist Cooperative—a global network of activist print-makers—Mary will facilitate opportunities for participants to engage with a broad range of artistic strategies and representational materials over the course of the afternoon. Focusing on prison abolitionism as the overarching theme—an important consideration for a city like Kingston that houses multiple operating and non-operating prisons—participants will be able to donate their posters to prison justice groups, or post them around the city. A selection of the posters will be displayed in the project room of the Union Gallery in 2016.
Mary Tremonte is an artist, educator, and DJ based in Toronto via Pittsburgh. She works with “printmaking in the expanded field,” including printstallation, interactive silkscreen printing in public space, and wearable artist multiples such as queer scout badges. Mary has exhibited, presented lectures and workshops, and performed in Toronto, Pittsburgh, throughout the United States, and internationally. Through her work she aims to create temporary utopias and sustainable commons through pedagogy, collaboration, visual pleasure and serious fun.
There is limited space so please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register and drop by the gallery to make your payment by January 12, 2016.