October 24, 2017: "Present" in Print
Join Pyramid Atlantic Art Center, Brentwood Art Exchange, and artist/printer/designer Kseniya Thomas for a presentation on how prints have played a large role in social justice and feminist history. After the talk, Kseniya will lead participants in letterpress printing a political poster designed by the artist.
This event is part of Now Be Here #4 and their “Now Let’s Talk” series, a dynamic schedule of talks, lectures and discussions bringing together museums and organizations across the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia regions to highlight female artists and discuss issues related to women in the arts.
Kseniya Thomas is the owner of Thomas-Printers, a commercial print shop, where she has produced letterpress social stationery and fine art for more than a decade. She's the co-founder of Ladies of Letterpress, an organization founded in 2008 which is dedicated to the promotion and continuance of the art and craft of letterpress printing. Trained at the Druckladen des Gutenberg Museums in Mainz, Germany, Kseniya got her start setting type by hand. Her work has been featured in many letterpress books, design periodicals, and blogs. Kseniya, a Salt Lake City native, currently lives and works in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.