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Precious Moment & more at Attic 506 Friday, March 8, 6-9pm

Attic 506 (new name for the Art Studios at 506A W. Franklin Street, 2nd floor)

open for 2nd Friday Art Walk in Chapel Hill:

March 8, 6-9pm

Featuring:

A hallway show by Brenda Goldstein (Durham) showing a series that explores her relation to space, color and light rendered in architectonic lines and curves in acrylic pencil & crayon.

Sourcing imagery from production sets, kitsch crafts, and prop designs, April Childers will present new paintings and sculptures in a show titled ‘Precious Moment’ at ‘My Room,’ Amanda Barr’s rotating exhibition space. Combining the principle of the carrot and the stick with gentle notions of instructional painting, mouse excrement and chintzy object references, the exhibition will be displayed as a ‘looping still’, taken from a narrative cycle involving authority and the rumination of it.

The Concern Newsstand run by Orvokki Crosby (Chapel Hill) open with new artist publications in store, plus video with original music by Clark Blomquist (Carrboro) of Tegucigalpan on display and a new publication by him called ‘Instant Ham’.

The debut of Jerstin Crosby (Chapel Hill) sharing a studio with Vanessa Murray (Carrboro). Jerstin will be showing his current work with sculpture, as well as video art by David Colagiovanni (Athen, OH) from Jerstin’s long running cable access video art show, Acid Rain. Vanessa will be showing painting & mixed media work from the past & present.

Lindsay Metivier (Carrboro) will have her photo studio open. In her space will also be a table ocomix collective The Weakly Group founders Max Huffman (Carrboro) & Andrew Alexander (NY). They will be selling comics, zines, prints & stickers.

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Precious Moment- April Childers

Brenda Goldstein

Brenda Goldstein

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Jason S. Wright 'I Am Here for You' Newsprint Poster (Giveaway)

We are excited to announce our first ‘giveaway’ produced exclusively by The Concern Newsstand.

Artist Jason S. Wright created artwork, titled ‘I am here for you’, for a 22.5” x 28” newsprint poster which will be shipping free with web orders of $10 or more & free with all purchases made at our back room bookstore at Lump Gallery in Raleigh and at our Chapel Hill showroom.

Jason S. Wright is currently based in Richmond, VA and shows his drawings & art works internationally. He is prolific in zine/ book producing & in one of a kind shirts with his writings & illustration. He is a founder of Udli Editions, producing such sellables, based in Boone, NC. We have several of his publications in store, including Heads Magazine 6, Heads Magazine 4, a book of drawings Angels Forever and a book of photographs, Scar Lover in a Red Halter.

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The Concern Newsstand at the new Durham Food Hall

Excited to announce that The Concern Newsstand will have a magazine rack at the new Durham Food Hall opening in March 2019. Located at the Liberty Warehouse on Foster Street in the Central Park district near downtown, the food hall will be:

“An incubator for local culinary talent, DFH provides a space for chefs to experiment and collaborate. Small menus focus on high-quality dishes and the freshest ingredients in a casual setting (and a casual price point!).

A centralized bar offers craft cocktails, beer from local brewers, and hand-selected wines from DFH Beverage Director Brad Farran. This central bar, The Auctioneer Bar, is surrounded by lots of communal seating that creates a friendly, inclusive atmosphere where everyone is welcome.”

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Body Wash / 2nd floor at 506 W. Franklin Street opening Friday, Dec. 14

Art Studios at 506A W. Franklin Street open on the second Friday of December

December 14, 6-9pm, 2nd floor space between Local 506 and Mint

Featuring:

Body Wash, a mixed media show by artists Amanda Barr and Jerstin Crosby based on re-conditioning after conditions have changed. Examining the old body and experimenting with failure and what essence means after body wash. The show will take place in Amanda Barr's space My Room and in the hallways.

The Concern Newsstand (www.theconcernnewsstand.com) a publications project run by Orvokki Crosby: come take a look at art books, limited edition books by local and not-so-local artists, zines & hard to find magazines. The space will be open for events and by appointment.

Photographer, educator & curator Lindsay Metivier will open her studio for the evening, with 1000s of prints for sale! Also, in her space for the evening, Dress Kit, run by Amethyst White, is a vintage pop up shop specializing in affordable 40’s-90’s femme wear for all bodies. Amethyst White also carries kitsch and curated accessories for the vintage devotee.

Ben Hamburger (www.benhamburgerart.com) will open his active painting studio to the public to show new and in-progress figurative as well as mixed media installations.

Also, featuring music by Crumb Catcher acoustic and dj set by Kosmonauta on the roof (weather permitting).

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Paul McMahon: It Takes a While to Figure Out Who You Really Are- at Lump Gallery

November 30 - December 29

Artist Reception and performance : Friday, December 7, 6 - 9pm

Lump is proud to present painting, sculpture, video and a performance by Paul McMahon. The exhibition will open Friday, November 30, 6 - 9pm. An Artist Reception and performance by McMahon will occur Friday, December 7, 6 - 9pm.

In 1982 Paul McMahon (b. 1950) and Nancy Chunn created 10 large paintings. McMahon and Chunn refer to these works as SONG PAINTINGS. Each painting is a very literal illustration of its song. These paintings were originally intended to be backdrops for McMahon’s performance of these songs. They were used for that purpose only once, at Artists Space in New York City in May of 1982. The two main subjects are vicious art world gossip and cute little songs about animals.

Accompanying the mass installation of these paintings, Lump will present a multitude of video, 2-D work and sculpture that trace the various incarnations of McMahon’s career through the years to present day. McMahon (cat toy enthusiast) has performed as a giant potato, administered advice as a rock n’ roll therapist and has been banned from public access television for showing a human anus. He is a Pictures Generation artist and works as a mailman on Saturdays.

Paul McMahon lives and works in Woodstock, NY where he runs an artist bed and breakfast called the Mothership.

We have two of his books in store: Welcome to Woodstock & Project inc. Revisited.

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A pop up opening of Jamie McPhail's artwork at My Room, Sunday, Dec 2, 2-6pm

Join us on the 2nd floor at 506A W. Franklin Street for a pop up opening of local-to-Chapel Hill-artist Jamie McPhail’s work on Sunday, December 2 from 2-6pm. Jamie’s work includes encaustic painting, mixed media collage, oil & cold wax and will be shown in Amanda Barr’s space ‘My Room.’ Also open, will be The Concern’s showroom & Lindsay Metivier’s photo studio.

Come by!

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Artist Studios over Local 506- opening November 9

We are excited to announce the opening of our showroom/ reading room/ workshop in Chapel Hill, on the 2nd floor at 506A W. Franklin Street. The hallway of studios, shared with photographer Lindsay Metivier, painter Ben Hamburger and artist & owner of Bowbarr Amanda Barr, will open on Friday, November 9, 6-9pm during the second Friday art walk in Chapel Hill. Amanda Barr will be opening up her space to the drawings of Bill Thelen & Conner Calhoun, in her revolving gallery/ studio ‘My Room.’ The Concern Newsstand’s space will be open during events, like the second Fridays and by appointment.

Images below:

Bill Thelen, untitled

Conner Calhoun, untitled

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The Holiday Patchwork Market

We will take part in The Holiday Patchwork Market on Saturday, December 1 from 12-5pm at the Durham Armory. There will be 110+ vendors and the market itself will also take place on Sunday, December 2, but we will only be there on Saturday. Come stock up on some holiday gifts!
Free admission.

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Zine Machine (Durham) & Richmond Zine Fest -> Saturday, October 13

We will participate in Zine Machine, Printed Matter Festival at the Durham Armory (212 Foster Street) on Saturday, October 13 from 11am-6pm. Simultaneously we will participate in Richmond Zine Fest the same day from 11-4pm at the Richmond Public Library (101 E. Franklin Street).

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Food of the Gods, solo show by Lydia McCarthy at Artspace

From September 7- October 27, 2018, go see 'Food of the Gods' a solo show by artist & photographer Lydia McCarthy at Artspace, downtown Raleigh.  We sell her limited edition book "Vision 5: The Vibratory Waves of External Unity," in store.

"Photography becomes a means of access to the unknown for New York photographer, Lydia McCarthy. Her saturated palette and psychedelic still lifes hover between the space of documentation, metaphor and material investigation. McCarthy strips her subjects of their context to exploit the idea that photography is able to capture a world beyond our comprehension."

Lydia is based in Alfred, NY but went to UNC CH for her MFA.

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New Poster Giveaway by Lydia Moyer

Artist, Lydia Moyer has created a new poster, as a follow up to her much talked about: "Make America an Endless Expanse of Old Growth Forest with no Certain Borders Again," (which have all been dispersed).  This new one, also newsprint, is two-sided with the words 'Melt Your Guns' on one side and 'Melt Your Sons' on the other.  We are lucky to be giving them away with orders while supplies last.

Here is what Lydia had to say about this one:

" I live in Charlottesville where this year, on the anniversary of the Unite The Right rally which brought hundreds of gun-wielding young male white supremacists to town in 2017, there were checkpoints around the city where the police could take your knives and bats and paintball guns and water guns and pellet guns away but not your AK47 because open carry is legal in Virginia."

Note from the artist: If you don't want to hang them up, "they are also excellent fire-starters : )"

 

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Raleigh Night Market -> Thursday, August 16, 6-11pm

We will be at the Raleigh Night Market on Thursday, August 16 from 6-11pm.  It will be taking place at the Historic City Market (306 Parham Street, downtown Raleigh).  

"The Raleigh Night Market showcases Raleigh’s creativity under the beautiful lights and cobblestone streets of City Market and the sale of locally-made goods. The night market will be filled with live music and entertainment, local Triangle area artisans, food and drinks."

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Podcast interview with Paper Cuts at Current Books, Richmond

I recorded an interview with Paper Cuts at Current Books in Richmond on March 31, 2018.  The podcast episode is now online at Paper Cuts' website, iTunes, Anchor & via other podcast distributors.  This episode includes interviews between Paper Cuts' host Christopher Kardambikis and Athena Naylor, Alison Baitz, Lucy Kirkman Allen & Orvokki Crosby.  Recorded at Studio Two Three.

Paper Cuts is an exploration of the contemporary world of zines and DIY publishing. Through a series of Podcasts and live events, Paper Cuts features writers, performers, and artists who have shared their work in print, on paper, and in small editions.  Paper Cuts was founded in 2015 by Christopher Kardambikis and originally produced by Clocktower Radio in Brooklyn.  Paper Cuts has now struck out on their own as a podcast.  

more about the other guests interviewed in this episode:

Athena Naylor is an autobiographical cartoonist and illustrator currently based in D.C. (originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin). Included in her many interests are: perceptions of memory, everyday absurdity, and contemporary adaptations of historical events and stories. She earned a master’s degree in art history to explore the relationship between art history and comics, and her writing has been featured in DIRT magazine. You can most easily find updates on her current creative projects on instagram @athena.naylor.

Alison Baitz publishes her zines — On Flora, about plants, and Poetics, about words — under the name Saint Lydia. She co-founded The DC Art Book Fair and the Free Feminist Library. This fall she is starting library school and is really excited about it.

Lucy Kirkman Allen is a painter and curator living in Bavon, VA. She studied at the Cooper Union in New York, NY and was a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholar at the Fondation des Etats-Unis in Paris, France. Allen has co-directed three artist-run gallery spaces: Studio DTFU (Dallas, TX), Serendipity: Williams House (Onemo, VA), and #FFFHEX (Mathews, VA), and co-founded Airprint Press, a publishing project dedicated to open access to artist books. She has exhibited her work at Homeland Security, New Age Drinks, Angstrom Gallery, the Dallas Biennial and Galleri Urbane. Her work and projects have been covered in publications such as Art in America, FDLuxe, Glasstire, /seconds, the Dallas Morning News, DMagazine and Lonny. 

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Fullsteam Brewery's Night Market: Friday, July 13, 9pm- midnight

We will take part in Fullsteam Brewery's first Night Market on Friday, July 13 from 9pm to midnight in Durham.  It will take place in their newly revamped alleyway with an 'international' theme with food trucks and local craft vendors.  Other participating vendors include: Exotique : Boutique and Art Gallery, Poonam Henna Art, GumCha - The original, handloomed 100% cotton scarf, Bryce Batts - Noonday, Style & Storytelling, Yumchi Kimchi, MacfieKatBeads & Ben Scanlan Spices.

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Dog-Ear Bookmark Magazine, Issue 09- FREE

We received the newest issue of Dog-Ear, a "community interest" bookmark magazine published in the UK.  We are lucky to be able to give this issue for free with web orders and purchases at Lump Gallery.  The bookmark includes poetry, illustration & even a crossword puzzle.  Contributors include Olivia Spidel, Charlie Methven, John Ros, Neil Laurenson, Mansour Chow, Vicki Johnson, Rebecca Field, Nathan Fidler & cover art by Tomoko Tsukiuda.  In this issue, they even give The Concern Newsstand a shoutout as one of their few state-side stockists.  Dog-Ear relies on donations, as in this issue from people like author Margaret Atwood (!).

"It’s a bookmark. It’s a magazine. It’s open to everyone.  It believes in the benefits of playful creativity, especially reading, writing and drawing.  You’ll find it lurking in libraries and bookshops, or nestled between pages of other magazines.  Submissions are collected and posted online. Every three months-ish, we pick our top nine and print an issue."

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Greensboro Zine Fest, July 29, 2018

We will pop up at Greensboro Zine Fest on July 29, from 11am- 5pm.  It will take place at the historic Revolution Mill

What to Expect:
- Zinesters, Bookbinders, Small Press Publishers, & Print-makers from ALL OVER the East Coast!
- FREE WORKHSOPS & Panel Discussions ALL about the culture of Zines!
- And a RADICAL GOOD TIME.

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Contempo, a leftist leaning literary newspaper from Chapel Hill, 1931-1934

The rare book collection at Wilson Library at UNC-Chapel Hill has most, if not all issues of Contempo, a literary newspaper that was published in Chapel Hill from 1931-1934.  The beautifully designed, and provocative newspaper was founded and published by Milton A. Abernathy and Anthony Buttitta in their dorm room at UNC, along with fellow students Shirley Carter, Phil Liskin and Vincent Garoffolo.  The "little magazine" was a literary and social commentary newspaper that included book reviews, poetry, community news, and articles on social issues like injustice, racism, censorship, sex and morality.  It leaned toward anarchism, socialism & communism in its tone.  The short-lived newspaper included articles and poetry by some big names in writing at the time as well, like William Faulkner (even a whole issue by him), Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, D.H. Lawrence, Samuel Beckett, E.E. Cummings, T.S. Eliot, Langston Hughes, Aldous Huxley, James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Upton Sinclair & more.

Interestingly too, the founders of the paper founded the Intimate Bookshop in their dorm room which subsequently moved to East Franklin Street in Chapel Hill and lived there for close to 60 years with a rich history all its own.

Scroll through some snapshots of the paper:

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Saturday, May 19, 12-6pm: Last minute pop up at 433 W. Main Street, downtown Durham

As Moogfest takes place downtown Durham, we are doing a pop up newsstand in the alcove of 433 W. Main Street, Durham, in front of the Carrack's own pop up exhibition of artist, Maya Freelon.

We will be there on Saturday, May 19 from 12-6pm.

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Ashley Lukashevsky Illustration

We were excited to see this illustration by LA based artist & illustrator Ashley Lukashevsky pop up in our Instagram feed recently.  She was lucky enough to get our very last Lydia Moyer/ Tero Juuti newsprint poster giveaway.  It's the ultimate when something you've had a hand in inspires artwork from others.  Ashley does illustrations to "dismantle patriarchal nonsense and systemic racism," and is involved with The Poor People's Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, "a revival of Martin Luther King’s movement to topple the linked systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and environmental devastation."

 

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