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Artist Reception: “A Message is My Medium" by Leda Black

Event Type
Exhibition
Topic
art
Sponsor
Women's Resources Center
Location
Women's Resources Center | 616 E Green St STE 202 Champaign
Date
Jan 31, 2019   5:00 - 7:00 pm  
Contact
Clare Conway
E-Mail
ceconway@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-3137
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Originating Calendar
Women's Resources Center

Join us as we welcome a new art exhibition to the WRC! Meet the artist, enjoy some refreshments, and see this evocative collection.

Leda Black, Creatrix
The Female Power Project

Originally from New Mexico, Leda Black moved to the Washington, DC area from Upstate New York in 2010. She studied philosophy as an undergraduate and trained in the book arts in graduate school. She operated a letterpress printing and graphic design studio after graduation and has since worked as a print and web designer, concentrating on fine typography. She has been working with computer graphics and photographic imagery since the 1980’s. Since 2014 she has been producing digital original prints and has lately been working with collage, assemblage, and embroidery. She publishes artists books under the imprint of Palabra Press.

Black has been creating a multi-faceted series of objects and writings called the Female Power Project since late 2015. At the beginning of 2017 she began making digital prints promoting the active powers of courageous and defiant women. She sells her work at events and street festivals around the Washington, DC area, where the interactions she has with the public form a social practice component to the work. She writes about the work in a blog on her website, LedaBlack.com. She also documents her process on Instagram at @LedaBlackArtist.

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