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Lis Janes lives and creates in Lewiston, Maine where they moved in 2015. Formally trained as a printmaker, and informally trained as a queer proletariat and malcontent, Lis fell into leftist political organizing and community arts after becoming displaced by gentrification. Lis has always enjoyed giving things to the people and communities they love. Things given can include: time, a drawing, handmade paper, something from the garden, or homemade food, among other things. Lis is also passionate about sharing their printmaking skills with young people as both an artistic form and a demonstration of democracy and equity. Lis’ biggest accomplishments are conjuring the sublime, and building meaningful, lifelong relationships with others.