RADICAL Print Shop Project @ the PO Box with William Estrada

Respond to Injustice
Amplify Our Voices
Distribute to the People
Imagine future possibles
Create with the Community
Artists and radicals together
Learn from each other

PO Box Collective and artist-in-residence William Estrada will be running the RADICAL Print Shop for the months of December and January.

William will be holding studio hours during Dec/Jan for anyone in the community who is interested in learning how to screen print, and we’ll have screens, inks, and paper on hand. Stay tuned for special events but in the meantime, stop by and say hello during these open studio times:

TH – 12/12/19 – 12p-05p
FR – 12/13/19 – 11a-12:30p
SA – 12/14/19 – 04p-06p
TU – 12/17/19 – 09a-12p
TH – 12/19/19 – 09a-05p
TU – 01/07/20 – 09a-05p
TH – 01/09/20 – 09a-05p
FR – 01/10/20 – 12p-06p
SA – 01/11/20 – 09a-01p
FR – 01/17/20 – 12p-06p
SA – 01/18/20 – 12p-05p
SA – 01/25/20 – 12p-05p
FR – 01/31/20 – 12p-05p
SA – 02/01/20 – 12p-05p

Movie Night: Born in Flames

Born in Flames is a 1983 documentary-style feminist fiction film by Lizzie Borden that explores racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism in an alternative United States socialist democracy. The title comes from the song “Born in Flames” written by a member of Art & Language, Mayo Thompson of the band Red Krayola.

See Richard Brody’s informative review in the New Yorker if you’re the type who likes to know what you’re getting into: https://www.newyorker.com/culture/richard-brody/the-political-science-fiction-of-born-in-flames

Popcorn, beverages, and animated conversation included! You want to see this movie with others!!!

Inheritance Quilting Circle w/Rachel Wallis

SUNDAY APRIL 14 @ 1-4pm

Join the PO Box Collective and artist Rachel Wallis for an Inheritance Community Quilting Circle. Inheritance: Quilting Across Prison Walls. Inheritance is a collaboration with a group of women in Cook County Jail. In class, they have been writing, drawing and telling stories about the idea of inheritance – what was passed down to them in their families and what they want to pass down to their children and grandchildren.

During this three hour quilting circle, we will gather together to sew and embroider their designs and writing, while discussing the impact of incarceration on millions of families across the country.

No experience necessary. Refreshments provided. Free and open to the public. Wheelchair accessible. For other accessibility needs contact Rachel at Rachel.a.wallis@gmail.com

Inheritance Quilt is organized in collaboration with the Chicago Community Bond Fund and Love & Protect, and supported by funds from the Illinois Humanities Envisioning Justice program and the SAIC Nichols Tower Residency.