BRADDOCK TILES | New Print Release & Auction

Benefit Event and Auction:

pltfrm and Colab Projects work with artist SWOON to present a one-night exhibition of Braddock Prints to benefit Braddock Tiles - A silent auction of three original works by Dzine, C215, and Dennis McNett will also take place during the exhibition, with all precedes also going to Braddock Tiles. It will further serve and the official release of five new prints for Braddock Tiles, the fundraising initiative to benefit Braddock PA led by fine artist, SWOON.

All prints will sell for $45 with all proceeds benefitting Braddock Tiles.

For the Braddock Tiles project, SWOON is asking her contemporaries to donate a print, with all proceeds from sales of the prints going to help this independent initiative. A limited run of 250 embossed and numbered digital prints of each artwork are produced and sold to benefit Braddock Tiles.

In conjunction with pltfrm, all 65 prints will be exhibited for one night at Colab Projects - The evening also serves as the official print release for five new works. All participating artists include: Alyssa Dennis, Ann Messner, Brian Adam Douglas, Ashira Siegel, Bill Daniel, Brent Green, Brett Cook, Butch Anthony, Christian Guemy, C215, Candice Tripp, Cash For Your Warhol, Cat Solen, Chris Stain, Connor Brothers, Conrad Carlson, Corinne Loperfido & Sarrah Danziger, Dan Witz, David Cook, Dennis McNett, Doc Schroeder, Duke Riley, Elaine Chew, Erik Ruin, Dustin Yellin, Gaia, HOW/NOSM, James Moore, Jason Jägel, Jeff Stark, Joe Iurato, Jorge Rodriguez-Gerada, Josh Cole, Keith Pavia, Kelie Bowman, Swoon, Lauren Silberman, Logan Hicks, Maripol, Matthias Wermke, Maya Erdelyi, Megan Cump, Michael Anderson, Monica Canilao, Myrtle von Damitz III, Natalie Frank, Oyama Enrico Isamu Letter, Pam Tietze, Reiko Hamano, Retna, REVOK, Rubbish Ryan C. Doyle, SABER, Sanford Biggers, Serban Ionescu, Serra Victoria Bothwell Fels, Stephan Doitschinoff, Tod Seelie, Todd Chandler, Wesley Stokes, Winston Chmielinski, Zak Smith, and more TBA.

For those not able to attend the live event, tax-deductuble contributions can be made through We Endeavor - - World Education Endeavor seeking to create education, innovation and employment in communities to build prosperous, healthy and equitable societies.

This evening is made possible with the generous support of Perrier.

Braddock, PA was once a normal middle America town, supported by a booming steel industry. When the industry moved, the jobs dried up, and the town lost 80-90 percent of its population.

The project initiated by the artist Swoon, the Braddock Tile factory, will be a community based artisanal micro-factory located in a formerly abandoned church in North Braddock Pennsylvania whose first venture will be to hand produce the 20,000 beautifully colored ceramic tiles needed to give its landmark structure a new roof.

Braddock Tiles will also be a part of a larger context of neighborhood-based art making taking place in this once blighted section of North Braddock. The building, upon restoration to full capacity, will become the seat of an arts focused learning and resource center, as well as a museum of the possible in the shell of something once left behind. The tile factory aims to produce beautiful architectural tiles, to provide small scale employment and craft training to residents in the Braddock and North Braddock area and to facilitate in the creative restoration of a space that will become a source of pride, wonderment, and cultural nourishment for the neighbors that help re-create it.

Swoon has been working in partnership with resident artist collective Transformazium, resident ceramicist KT Tierney, and a team of 12 locally hired and trained ceramic tile makers in this effort to restore craft and beauty to the daily life of one small corner of North Braddock.

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