In the days after the 2016 presidential election, many of us found ourselves reeling from the news that Donald Trump will be our country's president. Fear about what this meant for us and our loved ones and anger that our fellow citizens had voted for such a man abound. We found ourselves asking, what do we do next? How do we get past the sense of inertia that comes in the wake of such a cultural upheaval?
Artist and curator Alison OK Frost envisioned a collaborative art show of protest posters and soon found venues for it here at Maple Street Denim and Faye’s Video and Espresso in San Francisco.
We organized this show to let our voices as Bay Area artists, designers, teachers, activists, small business owners and members of the community be heard.
Please join us at Maple Street Denim where locally realized political posters are on view and for sale to the public. Come make a difference by supporting the fight against the new administration’s policy while at the same time taking home a print by a local artist.
Contributing artists include:
Becca Kahn Bloch
Miriam Klein-Stahl and Arts and Humanities Academy
Melanie Tavare/Alison OK Frost
All proceeds from this show will be split five ways: between Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the NAACP, GLBT National Help Center and Dakota Access Pipeline Donation Fund (Standing Rock Sioux Tribe). Each poster will be available for $25, with a few exceptions.
We can’t stress enough how grateful we are to the artists who donated their time and talent, and ask you to join us to support your own healing as well as that of our country.