Connection & Communication Postcard - Jane Trash
This postcard by August Klintberg was created as part of our inaugural Student-Led Initiative, entitled Connection & Communication Postcard Project
Jane Trash is a visual artist based in Calgary on Treaty 7 Land. Trash works primarily in print, film and puppet fabrication. Graduating from Alberta University of the Arts (then ACAD) in 2004 with a BFA in Printmaking, she is now the school’s Educational Art Technician of Print Media. In the summer of 2020, Trash and friends instituted the Calgary Community Fridge, a mutual aid project aimed at creating new avenues of Community on community outreach providing free food to people in need. In the summer of 2021 that expanded into Good Neighbour Community Market. Good Neighbour strives to provide free food, clothing, shoes, books, plants and other services to the community at large. Trash most recently produced a 9 minute short video animation for Sled Island Music and Arts Festival 2021 season.
About this Postcard Project
This project features AUArts student work along side the work of faculty and staff in a set of letterpress printed postcards under the theme of connection and communication, with the intention of building community during the pandemic.
4 student designs and 4 faculty/staff designs were selected to produce a total of 1000 letterpress printed postcards (125 of each design) using A/P's Vandercook SP15 Proofing Press.
This inaugural Student-Led Initiative was developed and coordinated by Sam Rollo together and James Boychuk-Hunter in association with Galerie Gaulin. Grant funding to support artist fees and materials was generously provided by the Student's Association (AUART-SA).
Each postcard is available for sale to generated funding toward future Student-Led Initiatives between AUArts and A/P to pay for artist fees and materials. 100% of proceeds from postcard purchases will go toward this purpose.
About A/P's Annual Student-Led Initiative:
These projects support and celebrate students while fostering their connections with A/P as a community resource to further their printmaking practice during and beyond their degree program.