Artist Bio

Erin Joy Svitko (ESTKO)

Erin Joy Svitko (ESTKO) is an abstract aerosol artist that moved to Charlotte in 2014 from Philadelphia. She’s been creating geometric-abstractions for 8 years, while experimenting on different canvases like walls, wood, up-cycled mediums and functional art. ESTKO also prints digital patterns from magnifying left over spray paint drippings that resemble Rorschach tests. She has focused on drawing and painting patterns that show the juxtaposition between geometric versus flowing lines found in nature, or even more so, crystalized patterns versus muscle-like structures. She also uses abstract line art to celebrate women’s bodies and bring light to struggles that are uncomfortable yet need more awareness brought to.

Non-Profit Bio

Promising Pages

Giving back to the community, is a priority to Scarf & Blazer. Kristin and Tara met while volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House, and each quarter they partner with a local non-profit, help them create a shirt design, and donate a portion of the proceeds to their cause. This quarter’s non-profit is Promising Pages. 50% of the proceeds from our “Let’s Get Lost” T, will be donated directly to the foundation to help get books into the hands of children in need.

Promising Pages is a nonprofit organization that collects donated books and distributes them to children in the Charlotte Area Book Desert: those with few, if any, books at home.Their mission is to provide ownership of books to under-served children and cultivate a lifelong love of reading through innovative literacy programs and partnerships. Fueled by studies showing that children who can’t read proficiently by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school. Promising Pages provides direct classroom programming and more than 190,000 free books annually, making us Charlotte’s largest and most efficient distributor of up-cycled books aimed at addressing this critical – and solvable – community need.