I have installed a new exhibit in the guest artist foyer gallery...
If I Had Wings: An installation by Bryant Holsenbeck
Reception: Friday, April 19; 6-9pm
With her ability as an artist to transform, Holsenbeck has built a career out of making beautiful pieces out of things people have tossed away. All the while, she has made people think about the impact of our throw-away culture and inspired many to see our environment in a whole new light.—Miriam Sauls
This exhibit celebrates the arrival of spring withover two dozen bird sculptures and will remain up through May 25.
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Maji Moto: Dispatches from a Drought
Photographs and Lyrical Essays Courtney Fitzpatrick
a 2012 Horse & Buggy Press Book
The fifteenth title published by Horse & Buggy Press, Maji Moto was the centerpiece of a multi-media exhibit in the receently expanded foyer gallery.
The exhibit included copies of the fine press book displayed on custom cherry wall-mounted bookstands, framed photographs (available for sale framed or unframed), limited edition giclee/letterpress broadsides (for sale as prints), and a large-scale environmental text installation in the storefront window.
Extensive info and images on the Maji Moto book and broadsides project can be found at this blogpost of Side Spur Ramblings (the official H&B blog). The books and broadsides are still on display and available for sale alongside other H&B work in the foyer gallery.
An open studios event is held on the third Friday of every month from 6–9pm as part of Third Friday Durham and I have recent and older work projects on display in my work space and occasionally will have one of the letterpresses fired up.
The recently enlarged gallery includes work from all members of the Bull City Arts Collaborative, as well as an exhibit area featuring guest artists' work in a variety of media. New shows rotate in every two months, and BCAC members take turns curating the guest artist shows.
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Full Frame Documentary Film Festival
I have designed the Full Frame program guide and broadsheet posters the last four years. I have old program guides here at the studio for anyone who might be interested. They are a great resource for working on your netflix queue. (these are free, but *please* consider making a tax deductible donation to Full Frame, or even better become a member and support this great Durham-based festival)
Website Update / Don't You Guys Have Any New Work to Share?
The H&B website update we started on quite some time ago continues holding strong on the back burner. Miles Everett, me and Annie's first child, was born Sept. 23, 2011 and is a healthy growing boy. While he has pledged to be our IT support by 2018, he is taking up quite a bit of time right now, and we are enjoying the hell out of our time with him. . . so projects like website updates, and putting more recent work up in the digital showroom, will likely continue to languish on the back burner in favor of weekend hikes, trips to museums, and digging around in the garden.
Please know I am working full-time at the studio on a variety of projects. I'm just not spending as much time updating the website with newer work, that's all. Recent projects include book design for other publishers; a new issue of Mobile City magazine; posters for a film series; letterpress wedding announcements, stationery, and business cards; and a special book project for the UNC School of Journalism, and a suite of poetry chapbooks for Three Count Pour. I do expect to post about choice projects occasionally over on the blog.
To see examples of recent work, please visit the studio during our foyer gallery hours on Fridays, or during our monthly Third Friday open house. I'm also happy to send samples out in the mail.