YOUR VOICE HEARD: YARD SIGNS
By George Zehnder and Wynde Dyer, et al.
Showing June 3rd through June 27th
Reading Frenzy's Minikin Gallery
3628 N. Mississippi Ave., Portland, OR. 97227
(971) 271-8044 | Hours: M-SAT 11-7, SUN 12-5
Drop-in DIY design-a-sign workshops:
Most Fridays through September, 12-6 p.m.
Call Reading Frenzy to Confirm (971) 271-8044
Friday, June 24th, 6-8 p.m.
Slogan submissions and consignment orders accepted 7-days-a-week.
Stop by and leave your order and contact info with the shop-person!
Your Voice Heard by 12-year-old George Zehnder and professional artist Wynde Dyer, et al., features a collection of hand-cut tarp-quilt yard signs with audience-generated/crowd-sourced slogans that range from personal to political, silly to serious, and ambiguous to explicit. When posted in local lawns, these messages plant seeds of critical thinking and compassion in the minds and hearts of passers-by, they spark conversation in the mouths of friends and strangers, and ultimately stand to diversify the landscape of general election lawn signs we’ll see pop up between now and fall. In a day and time when most people don’t feel their voices are being heard by people in power, the yard signs in Your Voice Heard give participants the chance to be seen and heard.
For the month of June members of the public are invited to design their own yard signs at Reading Frenzy, where Dyer will have a DIY tarp quilt yard sign station set up in the gallery. Dyer and Zehnder will be on-site in session every Friday in June to facilitate the design of DIY yard signs. Individuals of all ages and abilities are encouraged to stop in to design a sign. Yard signs will be free to propose, and free to design, and will be available to purchase and borrow, as well.
Square inch prices for signs:
Free to propose a slogan!*
Free to design your own sign!
* you WILL NOT be compensated for your sign slogan if it sells
YOU DESIGN / YOU SEW: $10 base cost + $.20 an inch
YOU DESIGN / WE SEW: $10 base cost + $.40 an inch
OUR DESIGN / UNFRAMED: $10 base cost + $.60 an inch
OUR DESIGN / FRAMED: $10 base cost + $.80 an inch*
* all signs are cut to standard IKEA frame sizes
(no one is trying to hood wink you: yes, we use IKEA frames)
Discounted, Borrowed and Traded Options:
40% off all signs in the alley
20% off for artists, activists, friends and followers
Activists may borrow signs for direct action events
Signs may be borrowed for lawn display
NOTE: if there's a sign you like but you cannot afford it, we are happy to discuss work trade options. We always need folks to (a) cut stakes, (b) fold stake straps, (c) fold binding/trim, (d) sew stake straps, (e) quilt the signs, (f) cut out letters, (g) deliver signs, (h) gallery sit, and (j) other helpful task as needed. While it is important for us to value our labor and materials, we want to make sure our artwork is accessible to everyone. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.