Shani Peters: Tha Knowledge

For those of you who don't know, check it. This is the work of GrapevineINK member Shani Peters, one of my favorite people EVER. Artist, community activist, educator, very good friend and my sister virgo. We have the same birthday, and one day Janet Jackson WILL pass out goodie bags at our McDonald's Playland Bday Bash- With handprinted happymeal boxes that I nominate Tyanna Buie (another Grapevinette) to print. one day.
These pictures are documentation from a performance print piece from this Fall 2010 called "We Promote Knowledge and Love" Anyone who knows Harlem knows those hardworkin' fellows in the Sandwich boards passing out the WE BUY GOLD! cards. As an artist in Harlem- Shani flipped it, challenged the passerbys to take a closer look.

Here's a print Shani did pre-performance. Pulled at the Lower East Side Print Shop where she worked as a key-holder resident artist!

Here's the card above.
Now hear Shani rep herself in her own words...check out the video

Shani Peters: History Rewritten from Under the Mush on Vimeo.

Shani Peters: History Rewritten from Under the Mush on Vimeo.

To learn more about Shani's work check out SHANIPETERS.COM
And this is a link to the original video post on
Here's more about Shani:

Shani Peters is a New York based artist (born in Lansing, MI) focusing in video, collage, printmaking, and social practice public projects. Peters completed her B.A. at Michigan State University and her M.F.A. at The City College of New York. She has exhibited and screened throughout New York, including group shows at Dash Gallery, Rush Arts Gallery, the International Print Center New York, and the Schomburg Center. She has completed residencies at The Center for Book Arts, and LMCC’s Swing Space and is currently participating in the Bronx Museum’s 2010-11 Artist in the Marketplace program and is a Keyholder resident at the Lower East Side Printshop. In addition to personal and public arts projects she works as a teaching artist with various community organizations –

Story Keeper: Melanie Yazzie Upcoming Show

Our friend Melanie Yazzie has an upcoming show! Wish I could go!
Looking forward to more images~

Denver Botanic Gardens
Opening 2/9/11 5:30-8pm