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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:

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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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The Patchwork Market, Sunday, April 15, 12-5pm at the Durham Armory

We will be popping up at The Patchwork Spring Market on Sunday, April 15 from 12-5pm at the Durham Armory.  Come see what's new!

The Durham Patchwork Market began in late 2014 to create a space for local vintage vendors and creatives to sell their goods to the community. Held monthly, the Patchwork Market has been a consistent event the first Saturday of each month indoors at Fullsteam Brewery. In effort to continue to grow and provide opportunities for the creative development in the Durham community, larger and more frequent markets are being added to the schedule. The monthly April, August, and December markets will now be held at the Durham Armory with over sixty vendors participating. All markets are held indoors at either Fullsteam Brewery or the Durham Armory and are free for the public to attend! 

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Current Art Book Fair, Richmond, March 31, 2018

Excited to be participating in the Current Art Book Fair in Richmond, VA on March 31, 2018.  "CURRENT Books will showcase high-quality works by art book publishers, artists, writers, and artist collectives who produce print media including artists' books, monographs, and zines. CURRENT Books will highlight regional makers from Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, and North Carolina, and give them a platform to exhibit and sell their work."

Taking place at Studio Two Three at 3300 W. Clay Street, on March 31 from 12-8pm, with a preview brunch at 11am.  We will also be a part of a panel talk on the topic of 'Publishing as Curation' on the evening of Friday, March 30 from 7-9pm moderated by Don Russell, the Executive Director of Provisions Library, a research center for arts and social change based out of George Mason University. 

 

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Reading & Book Signing with artist Jesse Hulcher & his novel 'Drive It Like You Stole It'

On Saturday, February 24 at 4pm at Lump Gallery, Los Angeles- based artist Jesse Hulcher will read from his novel Drive It Like You Stole Itand sign purchased copies, available at Lump and on our web store.  It's a rare occasion to hear this incredibly funny book read aloud.  The book tells the story of two friends and their escapades on the road.  Written more as a conceptual art piece, the novel was written during National Novel Writing Month in 2009.

 

 

 

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Make America... newsprint poster by Lydia Moyer & Tero Juuti

While supplies last, we are giving away this special, limited run- newsprint poster with every purchase made online or at our Lump Gallery location in Raleigh.  It was the idea of Charlottesville, VA- based artist Lydia Moyer as a spin off of what she sees America should be, mocking Trump's 'Make America Great Again' slogan:  "Make America An Endless Expanse of Old-Growth Forest With No Certain Borders Again."  Moyer enlisted the help of Finnish designer Tero Juuti to recreate the MAGA hat typography -look into this newsprint poster.  The result is, as someone pointed out to Moyer after the fact: "some irony in the whole project since newsprint is tied to deforestation."  22.75" x 27.5"

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Only US stockist for Dog-Ear bookmark magazine from the UK

Happy to currently be the only stockist in the US for Dog-Ear, a bookmark shaped folding magazine from the UK.  It includes poems, witticisms & illustrations.  "It believes in the benefits of playful creativity, especially reading, writing and drawing. It's open to everyone."  And in that way, it's free!  Every purchase from The Concern will receive a Dog-Ear Issue 8 while supplies last, you can also grab one at our new corner outpost at Lump Gallery starting in February.

Dog-Ear is a 'Community Interest Company', meaning all of their profits go back to their business, back issues can be purchased on their website.  

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Long-term Installation at Lump Gallery, Raleigh opening February 2, 6-9pm

Excited to have a long-term installation in the back corner at Lump Gallery in Raleigh, opening Friday, February 2 from 6-9pm. Come by and browse through the newsstand or buy online and pick up at Lump!  Open during gallery hours.

Opening the same night is an exhibit by Becky Flanders: PAIN BODIES: Political resistance and the accumulation of psychic pain

Becky Flanders is an artist and entrepreneur based in Tampa, FL. Born in the Washington DC area in 1980, she received her BS in Artificial Life and the Digital Arts from UMBC in 2002, and her MFA in Photography from USF in 2009. She is a leading member of the photography collective Fountain of Pythons, and a member of the all-female curatorial collective CUNSTHAUS. Her work has been exhibited from Miami to Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Japan, and Australia. Her works have recently been accepted into the permanent collection of the Kinsey Institute.  Her focuses are the mythic feminine, transcendent and ecstatic states, sex positivity, and the   relationship between subjects and states.

Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St., Raleigh, NC 27601

 

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