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Hello all! This is a huge announcement for us. It is a dream I started working towards with my friend and mentor, Rebecca Finley-Schidlowsky in 2018. It began with writing down goals and a vision for what Squig could be one day and really opening up to ideas that were way beyond my 300 square foot studio space. I could not have done any of this without all the support I have received from both the family and friends around me, but also the mentors I gained along the way. I am so excited for this new chapter, and for Squig Space to be a place of community, creativity and belonging. I'm so happy you are along with us for the ride! ...
Corita Kent: a nun turned full-time pop artist
Corita Kent (1918–1986) was a nun for over three decades, who created bold and colourful silkscreen prints that championed social justice causes. She’s known loosely as the ‘pop-art nun,’ producing work at the same time as Andy Warhol and using his art as inspiration. This woman was an incredibly disruptive force for her time, and her achievements are ones to be remembered – despite her not getting anywhere near as much recognition as Warhol. Early life Corita was born Frances Elizabeth Kent to a large Catholic family. Kent recalled always being drawn to creative design and sketching throughout her childhood. She attended a Catholic Girls High School run by nuns of the Immaculate Heart, where some of the younger nuns...
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