RUST (Radical Urban Silkscreen Team), a Pittsburgh youth print project of the Andy Warhol Museum and Artists Image Resource, is kicking off to a fresh Summer 2009 season. Justseeds members Shaun Slifer and myself are teaching in collaboration with two other awesome artist-activist-organizers, Heather White and Ashley Brickman. Last year RUST took over a storefront in Downtown Pittsburgh for two months, hosting guest workshops from Justseeds members and creating many vibrant prints for social change and sustainability. This year we are housed at 546 East Ohio Street in the North Side, just a block from AIR (Artists Image Resource). Check out the sweet German restaurant/ski chalet decor!!! The 2009 RUST team are all residents of the North Side, and we have been doing some projects particular to that neighborhood. Teens can print for free Wednesday evening in July at Youth Open Studio. Most fun-wise, we are doing mobile silkscreening at the farmer’s market every Friday from 4-6pm. Come check us out and make radical local food and fun-themed prints!
Clockwise from top left: Shaun teachin’. Mixing a fresh batch of emulsion. Rita & Valerie printin’. Rainbow carrots in process