As we all look ahead to the November election, and think about the role artists play in activism, we want to get our creative juices flowing and print our own favorite slogan!
Timnet Gedar, PhD student in History, will share some background on the work of Botswana born artist Meleko Mokgosi, whose installation Pan African Pulp, is currently on view at UMMA and includes posters from Pan-African movements founded in Detroit and Africa in the 1960s as well as a few designed by Mokgosi.
Then Michigan-based artist Shayla Johnson will show you how to create a unique poster (or tote bag) featuring your own personal slogan and design. Shayla Johnson is founder and designer of Scarlet Crane Creations, a dedicated micro-batch textile printing house specializing in hand-printed fabrics for home decor products and lifestyle accessories. Unique surface patterns range from free flowing florals to abstract textures in order to produce stylish and sophisticated collections. Scarlet Crane Creations is housed at POST so you’ll have the opportunity to see Shayla’s work space, printing table, and work in process. Shayla also works for UMMA as a Museum Applications Developer.