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We Are the Storm: Activist Poster Art by Justseeds Artists' Cooperative at Fisher Fine Arts Library

by Mary Tasillo on 2019-12-16T11:27:00-05:00 | Comments

Common Press is pleased to present an exhibit of activist poster art by the Justseeds Artists' Cooperative this Winter 2020. With a focus on climate justice and migration, the exhibit highlights political graphics intended to inspire action, raise awareness, and support social, environmental, and political engagement.

Print of train bridge crossing over wall

Justseeds Artists' Cooperative is a decentralized network of 29 artists from across North America: 

We believe in the transformative power of personal expression in concert with collective action. To this end, we produce collective portfolios, contribute graphics to grassroots struggles for justice, work collaboratively both in- and outside the co-op, build large sculptural installations in galleries, and wheatpaste on the streets—all while offering each other daily support as allies and friends. 

- Justseeds website

Taking place January 20 through March 8, 2020, in Fisher Fine Arts Library, this exhibit is curated by a student advisory panel* with the support of The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation. The work has been selected from two print portfolios:

We Are the Storm is a portfolio of 21 prints  celebrating the work of small frontline organizations and communities building resilience in the face of climate chaos.

Migration Now! is a limited-edition portfolio of handmade prints addressing migrant issues from Justseeds & CultureStrike.

 

The exhibit will coincide with workshops and a panel discussion with visiting Justseeds artist Josh MacPhee February 7 - 10.

Agit Prop / Activist Poster Art Workshops take place Friday, February 7 (Screenprinting studio) and Sunday, February 9 (Letterpress studio)

A February 10 panel, 6:30 - 8:00 pm, will include Josh MacPhee and local artists working at the intersection of art and activism, Mabel Negrete (Counter Narrative Society) and Heidi Ratanavanich. This panel will be free and open to the public. Visit our calendar for details.

 

*With thanks to our stellar student advisory / planning team: Josue Chavez, Anya Miller, Sophie Shen, Kai Song, Jillian Stahl, Myahn Walker

 


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