Mary Tremonte: Soft Tough Power
Mary Tremonte is an artist, educator, and DJ based in Toronto via Pittsburgh. A founding member of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, she works with “printmaking in the expanded field,” including printstallation, interactive silkscreen printing in public space, and wearable artist multiples such as queer scout badges. As DJ Mary Mack she strives to make safe(r) spaces on dance floors for embodying a body politic with pleasure. Mary has exhibited, presented lectures and workshops, and performed in Toronto, Pittsburgh, throughout the United States, and internationally. Formerly the youth programs coordinator at The Andy Warhol Museum, she values art education as a means of youth empowerment and social change. Through her work she aims to create temporary utopias and sustainable commons through pedagogy, collaboration, visual pleasure and serious fun.
She will be working with the MCG Youth & Arts students on screenprinting, both on mirrors and scarves. The theme of her visit and workshop are the messages of private and public consumption. Mary will hold a public reception and artist talk January 12 from 6-8 pm.
For more information on Mary, visit justseeds.org.