What is Pink Salt?
Pink Salt Art Collective is a group of four Midwest creatives who believe in the power of artistic, community-based experiences. Our mission is to cultivate empathy and conversation by acting as a platform from which creative minds can collaborate and grow.
As a collective, we host art events, open mics and various workshops on things like radical poetry, zine folding and printmaking. We also self-publish a recurring zine of our own - Makewell.
Check out our Events page for more information on all of our projects - past, present and future!
Who is Pink Salt?
Emma Ponath is an arts manager living and working in Milwaukee, WI. She received her BFA in New Studio Practice from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2018 with minors in art history and management. Transparency in and accessibility to the arts are driving forces behind Emma’s artistic practice. She currently acts as Gallery Director for Lily Pad Gallery West. Instagram: @emma.ponath
Izzy Waite is an artist/curator currently located in London, UK where she is a MFA Curating candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London. Projects she is currently undertaking include the Cubitt Artists Archive Project (London) and Speed Curating (London). In both her studio and curatorial practices, Izzy focuses on the intimacy of the domestic through analysis of family and community.
See her work at isabellawaite.com or @kansasshotglass
Nick is a recent graduate of UW-Milwaukee's Community Arts program, an Assistant Artist-in-Residence through Artists Working in Education and a Social Media Coordinator and Staff Editor for HerStryBlg.com. She is a huge dork and believes in the power of radical empathy. Nick is happiest when working with youth, painting portraits of friends, or writing flash movie reviews. Check out her cat drawings, colored pencils and love poems on Instagram: @nicolenaudi
Sommer Ferguson was born and raised in Lawrence, Kansas and currently lives in and breathes the Milwaukee air. Their interests include printmaking, 4:20, metallic things, and art history. Their work is influenced by traditions of the past, especially the art of the Northern Renaissance as well as popular culture and current society. Sommer believes that art should be accessible to everybody as can be seen through their use of printmaking as a reproducible matrix that allows art to be dispersed among many people.
Find their work at sommerferguson.com or @sommer.ferguson