ATR is proud to announce our new Independent Artist Series! All summer long we'll be featuring one-of-a-kind resistance gear designed by local artists and illustrators.
First up is Aaron Groh, a Minneapolis-based illustrator specializing in hand lettering and chalk art. We first saw his Trumpster Fire design at a Signs of the Resistance exhibit here in Minneapolis and immediately reached out (after buying a poster, of course!) Given the headlines recently, it couldn't be more timely - which is why we're starting with him.
We asked Aaron five questions to learn more about him and his design:
What inspired this design?
“Dumpster Fire” was the 2016 American Dialect Society’s word of the year, inspiring me to visualize the current political climate.
What role does art have in the resistance movement?
Art is a powerful way to represent thoughts and feelings. It can unite people in a way nothing else can.
What’s your favorite way to get involved/ or favorite organization to support?
My favorite organization to support is the ACLU. They work to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States.
What’s one thing you’re looking forward to in 2017?
In 2017, I am looking forward to a beautiful Minnesota summer!
Where else can people find your work?