Tuesday, September 22, 2015

If you are going to St Louis II

Then totally you need to go to Fort Gondo. I think this was my and Kelly's favorite stop in St Louis. On both trips.
On Saturday they will be at the St Louis Small Press Expo. They write on their website:

We will be presenting new artist zines by:  Lyndon Barrois Jr., Lauren Cardenas, Rex Elliot, Paul Legault & Edo Rosenblith, Philip Mathews & David Johnson, Emmeline Solomon, Sopearb Touch, and Maria Xia alongside our existing archive of zines, poetry broadsides and gondo publication series books.

St. Louis Small Press Expo Kick-Off Party
Friday, September 24, 7-10 PM
beverly (3155 Cherokee Street)

St. Louis Small Press Expo
Saturday, September 25, 11 AM - 5 PM
St. Louis Public Library's Central Branch

Well goldarn, you probably want to go to that.
As well, they have this show up for a couple more weeks

Richard Reilly
"Scenes from a Journal"
September 5 - October 3, 2015

"Scenes from a Journal" presents a collection of collages and photographs produced by Richard Reilly since last August, when 18-year-old Mike Brown was fatally shot by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri. Chronicling the civilian protests and activist interventions throughout the St. Louis metro area in response to Brown’s death and subsequent police-instigated shootings throughout the country, Reilly’s imagery processes his involvement in this passionate and tumultuous collective outcry for justice and racial equality. While his photographs document immediate events as they unfold, Reilly’s collages, assembled originally in his private journals, cull together humble street detritus, daily newspaper clippings, and hand-scribbled notes in a ruminative attempt to negotiate these events' complex personal and psychic aftermath. As a life-long St. Louis resident who has continually been committed to social activism, Reilly’s pieces reflect the longer narrative amidst which the past year’s uprisings are situated — rendering freshly poignant their confounding rift and resonance with the everyday.

About the artist:

Richard Reilly is the co-creator of the Sunflower+ Project, an ongoing collaborative initiative that reactivates vacant urban lots in St. Louis City through the planting and cultivation of sunflowers. He is the Energy Programs Manager at the Missouri Botanical Garden, a Graduate Design Studio consultant at the Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts, and an extensive lecturer on the subject of sustainable design. His projects have been supported by the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, the Pulitzer Foundation and the Sustainable Land Lab; and his collage and photography has been exhibited at Subterranean Books, among other venues. Currently, he is the principal photographer for All the Art, St. Louis’ new quarterly visual arts publication. A native St. Louisan, he resides with his wife, Karen Norman, in South City

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