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Braddock’s Neighborhood Print Shop

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Last Friday I drove out to Braddock for the Neighborhood Print Shop‘s party for departing artist-in-residence, Jim Kidd. The product of Kidd’s residency, a lovely handmade book filled with “Kiddisms” drawn from a series of journals the artist has kept since 1967, was on sale for $25 to $60, depending on what each buyer could spare.  The event was also a welcome reception for the next resident artist, LaToya Ruby Frazier, a Braddock native whose annotated photographs chronicling UPMC’s withdrawal from Braddock and Levi’s aestheticization of the city’s blight are currently featured in the Whitney Biennial.  After spending the latter half of the previous week in New York at art fairs, this get-together in the Braddock Carnegie Library felt refreshingly intimate and inclusive, despite Frazier’s art world notoriety.

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