Protest in Practice: Print & Production | Newberry

Protest in Practice: Print & Production

Led by Angela Davis Fegan. One session. 12:00 - 1:30 pm.
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Saturday, October 17

12 - 1:30 pm

This seminar has been cancelled.

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Seminar Description

Protest art is a powerful tool for expressing political dissent, empowering marginalized communities, and demanding social change. Whether drawn by hand on a piece of cardboard or designed, printed, and disseminated, protest posters have become an important piece of activism’s visual iconography. Join artist and Fata Morgana Press co-founder Angela Davis Fegan for a virtual seminar exploring the history, practice, and production of protest art and political broadsides. Explore how artists and communities past and present have used visual art for political expression, workshop your own slogan, and learn about the process of printing through a virtual demonstration.

One session. Registration – $40

Angela Davis Fegan is a native of Chicago’s South Side. A graduate of Chicago’s famed Whitney Young High School, she received her BFA in fine arts from New York’s Parsons School of Design and her MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago. Angela has mounted shows at Galerie F, Chicago Artists’ Coalition, the DePaul Art Museum, The Center for Book Arts (NY), the University of Chicago’s Arts Incubator and Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, the Hyde Park Art Center, SAIC’s Sullivan Galleries, and Columbia’s Glass Curtain Gallery. Her work has been selected for many book covers, including The Truth About Dolls by Jamila Woods; Secondhand by Maya Marshall; Where Brooklyn At by Roger Bonair-Agard; and All Blue So Late by Laura Swearingen-Steadwell. Her MFA thesis, and on-going practice, the lavender menace poster project, has been written up by The Offing (LA Review of Books), Hyperallergic, Chicago Magazine, the RedEye, Go Magazine, Pop Sugar, the Chicago Reader, and Newcity.

Materials List


  • There are no required materials for this seminar.

First Reading:

  • There is no reading assignment for this seminar.

Registration Information

Online registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Tuesday, September 1st.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, the Adult Education Seminars staff is working remotely and will be unable to process registration over the phone. For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar has been cancelled.

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