Jessica Palmer is an artist from Prince Edward Island currently based in Toronto. Her work has been exhibited across Canada, including installations at CONTACT Festival (Toronto), Galerie Sans Nom (Moncton), the Khyber Centre for the Arts (Halifax), and Art in the Open (Charlottetown). Jessica has a BFA from Mount Allison University and currently works as a technician at Open Studio Contemporary Printmaking Centre in Toronto.

DESCRIPTION: Push/Pull is a project that will welcome members of the public to work in temporary print shop at the Saint John Art Centre from August 15-16. Participants will be invited to spend time creating a stencil by carving the words “PUSH” or “PULL” into linoleum blocks. The blocks will be printed by Jessica Palmer throughout the festival and displayed at the work site, with the installation growing in size as the event progresses. An outdoor installation will take place in uptown Saint John for the final night of Third Shift on August 16th. No experience is necessary to participate and all are welcome.