Insides & Outsides: Reflections of a female graffiti writer

All City – Street Art from Germany
Closing Lecture by Liz Lazdins
Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 6PM
Goethe-Institut, 150 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 200, Chicago, IL
Insides and Outsides:
Reflections of a female graffiti writer

Chicago graffiti has always been dominated by men and boys but through the years there have been woman who have participated and gained recognition. Join us for a discussion and slideshow with Liz Lazdins who will share her stories and experiences in this artistic, athletic and sometimes dangerous subculture.

Aside from being a mother, poet and activist for human rights Liz is an illustrator and muralist. She was an active participant in the “Golden Age of Hip Hop” from 1989-1995 specifically the graffiti subculture in Chicago and these influences can still be seen in her work today. She has a BA in Social Welfare from the University of Washington. Primarily self taught, her most recent work was included in the Centerline show at the Zhou B center Nov 2012.

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