RACHEL DB CREATIVE

Gem City Market

The Gem City Market is a worker and community owned grocery co-operative that will be at the 300 to 400 block of Salem Ave on the West Side of Dayton, Ohio.

Artists were invited to submit a design to a contest for the first printing of 500 shirts, and a jury chose my design from the submissions!

Since then I’ve joined the Volunteer Engagement Team and the Arts focused group to do my part in supporting a community solution to the massive food desert of West Dayton.

For more about Gem City Market Co-operative.

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Apple Barrel T-shirt Totes

Apple Barrel T-shirt Totes

Created to transport t-shirts to co-op info table events where they are available for $20 donation.

Popular Education Zine Series

Popular Education Zine Series

Gem City Market offers a series of Popular Education seminars open to the public.

Inspired by Building Community Power with Amaha Sellassie, which was like a masterclass in sociology for the layperson: I typed up my notes, added a few hand-lettered flourishes and sent them off to Amaha for potential distribution.

With a positive and appreciative response, I continue to attend Popular Education seminars with notebook in hand, collecting information for redistribution.

Co-op Info Table Booth Set-up

Co-op Info Table Booth Set-up

Gem City Market represents in the community at various events with our Co-op Info Table. This snapshot is from a 3rd Sundays at Front Street event in Dayton, OH.

Gem City Market Backpack

Gem City Market Backpack

Personal accessory, 2018.

Self-sewn from hand-dyed and screen printed fabric of original design. Measures 9x13x6”

Deep Listening Kit

Deep Listening Kit

Designed to help reframe the concept of canvassing as deep listening, this hip pouch includes “Canvassing as Deep Listening” zine, a satchet with flyers, and a pom-pen.

Mural Proposal Downtown Dayton

Mural Proposal Downtown Dayton

Inspired by the building architecture, and a year of personal art practice dedicated to Gem City Market: this digital rendering is of a mural proposal submitted in August 2018 for possible installation in downtown Dayton.

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