The Power of Posters & Civic Engagement with Lena Wolff and Miriam Klein Stahl
All ages, Drop-in
There has never been a movement for social change that did not include art as an essential and potent component. In this workshop, Bay Area artist couple Lena Wolff and Miriam Klein Stahl share their public poster work and lead the group in a poster generating project, brainstorming ideas and imagining how we can contribute to creating the future we want through art.
Wolff is a multidisciplinary visual artist, craftswoman, and activist for democracy who has lived and worked in the Bay Area since the early 1990s. In recent years, she generated several self-initiated public art projects to contribute to public dialog and civic engagement, including a widespread anti-hate poster campaign and a public art initiative to boost voter participation that spread across the country in 2020.
Stahl is a Bay Area artist, educator, and activist and the New York Times–bestselling illustrator of Rad American Women A–Z and Rad Women Worldwide. As an artist, she follows in the tradition of making socially relevant work, creating portraits of political activists, misfits, radicals, and radical movements. In addition to her work in printmaking, drawing, sculpture, papercut, and public art, she is the cofounder of the Arts and Humanities Academy at Berkeley High School, where she has taught since 1995.