Wed, December 6, 2023 5:00 P.M.
Parkway Central Library
Join us for a screenprinting workshop with rod jones ii of the Dox Thrash House. We'll meet in the Art Department and start by looking at portfolios and books of screenprints from the Art Department's vault and then head to a classroom for a hands-on introduction to screenprinting.
This event is free and participants can print using materials and paper here or choose to bring in their own garments to print on such as t-shirts, tote bags, sweatshirts or pillow cases. Please RSVP here so we know how many people to prepare for.
The Dox Thrash House Project is a preservation project in North Philly. The Mission of The Dox Thrash House Project is to promote the equitable preservation of historic legacies in underserved communities and places. To this end, we aim to leverage historic preservation as a tool to combat erasure and uplift the voices and narratives of the communities that have often been overlooked by typical historic preservation practices and policies. In this way, the Dox Thrash House Project seeks to promote the legacies of community empowerment, activism, and arts promoted and established by Dox Thrash.
rod jones ii (b. 1994) is a multidisciplinary artist from Gary, Indiana living and working in Philadelphia, PA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Printmaking from Truman State University, and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Art from the Pennsylvania Academy. He has shown work at the InLiquid Gallery (Philadelphia, PA), Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (Philadelphia, PA), Woodmere Museum of Art (Philadelphia, PA), Truman State University (Kirksville, MO), Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Philadelphia, PA) and Anna Zorina Gallery (New York, NY). His work has also been collected by The Woodmere Museum of Art. He is currently an adjunct professor of Printmaking and Drawing at the University of Pennsylvania and Moore College of Art, and has lectured at Tyler School of Art at Temple University, Pace University, William Paterson University, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.