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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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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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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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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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