Monday, June 09, 2008

The June Manila Broadsides

Poems by Paige Ackerson-Kiely, Zachary Schomburg, and Janaka Stucky.

Drawings by this month's featured artist, Vanessa Irzyk. Hand-stained and printed with polymer plates by Robert daVies.

10 x 22" on Rives BFK, perforated to be torn into three panels. Text set by hand in metal type and printed on a Vandercook SP20 at Rope-a-Dope Press Collaborative.

$24 includes shipping.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Distillery Open Studios + So and So #26

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Distillery Open Studios + Art Sale
Saturday, June 7th

The Distillery in South Boston will host its annual Spring Open Studios on Saturday, June 7th from Noon - 7pm. (Unlike the weekend-long events in the past, this one is for one-day only!) This year's event will include work from over 40 artists, craftspeople, and creative entrepreneurs. This year, The Distillery has organized a ground-level "Art Sale" and a "Silent Auction Exhibit" in The Distillery Gallery - both carrying the same theme: great affordable art. In addition, studio doors will be open throughout the building, inviting guests in for a view of the various creative spaces.

More info here.

So and So #26

Paige Ackerson-Kiely * Zachary Schomburg * Janaka Stucky

+ Manila Broadsides featured artist Vanessa Irzyk

Saturday * June 7th * 8pm * The Distillery * 516 East Second Street * South Boston, MA 02127

Feel free to bring booze and snacks.

Paige Ackerson-Kiely is the author of a collection of poetry, In No One's Land, winner of the Sawtooth Prize and published by Ahsahta Press. She lives with her family in rural Vermont and works as a clerk.

Zachary Schomburg is the author of a book of poems, The Man Suit (Black Ocean 2007), the co-editor of an online poetry magazine, Octopus, and the co-editor of a small poetry press, Octopus Books. Poems from his new manuscript, Scary, No Scary, are in Denver Quarterly and Born, among others. His collaborations with Emily Kendal Frey are in Diode, Sir!, and Pilot. His translations of the Russian poet Andrei Sen-Senkov are forthcoming in Circumference and Mantis. He is a PhD student at the University of Nebraska.

Janaka Stucky is the founder and managing editor of Black Ocean, and publishes the magazine Handsome. Since receiving his BFA from Emerson and an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College in 2003, he remains rooted in Boston—spending his life traveling, writing, and caring for the dead. Some of his poems have appeared in: Denver Quarterly, No Tell Motel, North American Review, Redivider, and VOLT.