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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 & 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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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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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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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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pop up: Guest Room Project Space, January 20, 5-9pm

Next pop up will take place at Guest Room Project Space in Carrboro on January 20th, 5-9pm. Details below of the corresponding event:

Guest Room Project Space is happy to present Thomas Dexter's Ham-Slicer Assemblage: An Extended Cinema Performance, in coordination with the opening of an exhibition titled APEL, a part of The Wrong Biennial

Dexter’s performance acts as a preview of Cosmic Rays Film Festival, coming to the Varsity Theater in Chapel Hill on March 1-2, 2018. 

Doors open at 5:00 pm to view APEL. Dexter's performance will start at 7:00 pm.

Thomas Dexter is an NYC-based artist working within the language of cinema. Dexter’s solo and collaborative projects have been exhibited, screened, and performed at venues internationally, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Microscope Gallery, Experimental Intermedia, PS1/MOMA, Roulette, The New York Museum of Art and Design, Sight and Sound Festival, Issue Project Room, the Mononoaware Festival, The Lesley Heller Workspace, The Invisible Dog, and in collaboration with ESP-TV among others.

APEL, also called "Super. New. Wireless. Magical. Perfect." is curated by Andy Berner and includes the artists: Alice Maitre (Pairs), Erin Mitchell (Berlin), Filipe Matos (Lisbon), Maya Ben David (Toronto), Mit Borras (Madrid), Olivier Hodasava (Paris), Punk is Dada (Berlin), Rachel Lamot (Madrid), Seth Kranzler (New York City), Shohei Fujimoto (Tokyo).

Location: 106 Glass House Lane, Carrboro, North Carolina, USA. Google maps doesn't find them yet, so drive to 98 South Peak Drive and the gravel driveway is on your left.  By appointment only, unless they are hosting an opening or event.

 

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