Join us at Pickwick from 7-9pm this Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 to hear Emily and Mary talk about their individual & collaborative work and get a sneak peek of what they’ll be exhibiting at the NEABF.
Emily Larned has been publishing as an artistic practice since 1993, when she made her first zine as a teenager. Working in an overlapping region of graphic design, socially engaged art, speculative design, craft, book arts, and writing, she practices many diverse handmaking processes, including typesetting, embroidering, bookbinding, letterpress printing, risograph printing, knitting, and handcoding with HTML & CSS. Emily is also co-founder of Impractical Labor in Service of the Speculative Arts (ILSSA, est. 2008), a union for reflective creative practice, which to date has counted nearly 400 members in 37 states and 6 countries and is currently Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Connecticut, Storrs.
Mary Tremonte is an artist, educator, and DJ based in Pittsburgh, with a piece of her heart in Toronto. A member of Justseeds Artists' Cooperative, 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. As DJ Mary Mack she strives to make safe(r) spaces on dance floors for embodying a body politic with pleasure. With Justseeds and independently Mary has exhibited, presented lectures and workshops, and performed in Pittsburgh, Toronto, throughout the United States, and internationally. Formerly the youth programs coordinator at The Andy Warhol Museum, and currently an artist in residence with Literacy Pittsburgh, through Pittsburgh’s Office of Public Art, she values art education as a means of empowerment and social change. Through her work she aims to create temporary utopias and sustainable commons through pedagogy, collaboration, visual pleasure and serious fun. She is currently working with Grow Pittsburgh as part of the Environment, Health, and Public Art initiative with the Office of Public Art, and organizing a Queer Ecology themed hanky art show with Vanessa Adams.
*This event is open to the public and we will be asking for donations to pay the artists for their time and generosity. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.