The Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pa is working with 14 to 20 year old artist-activists to form a Radical Print Collective.
This Collective will work with Pittsburgh’s social justice and environmental community to create print materials that illustrate social, cultural and civic achievement milestones in Pittsburgh. The Collective will learn printmaking and design techniques and will use these skills to document Pittsburgh’s activist past and present in an effort to effect progressive social change.
Local and national activist artists from the Justseeds/Visual Resistance Artists' Cooperative will be in residence throughout the summer to work with the youth involved in this project and to create an installation.
For more information, contact Mary Tremonte at tremontem(at)warhol.org, 412-237-8356
Youth will be working with artist-educators and activists on the following projects:
Celebrate Pittsburgh People’s History June 12 – 19
Bike Pittsburgh (during Bikefest 2008) June 24 – July 4
Local Food July 7 – July 18
Social Justice (with Fed Up) July 22 - August 1
In addition to learning technical skills and working with practicing artist-activists, Youth Artists will have access to free print supplies during weekly Open Studio sessions.
The Print Collective will mount and exhibition with hands-on activities, youth DJ's, and more, for the Downtown Summer Gallery Crawl on Friday July 11.
The Closing Exhibition and Party will take place on August 1.
The shop is located in a Summer-only location at 820 Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh. The shop is open to the public Tuesday-Friday 1:00-5:00pm.
Youth Open Studio (free print time for ages 13-18) is Wednesdays 5:00-9:00pm