Of course you can’t live by books alone. That is why The Grilled Cheeserie, The Coffee Truck and Blue Monkey Shaved Ice are joining in at Handmade & Bound Nashville on Saturday October 6 at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film. The warm feeling you got when your mother made you a grilled cheese sandwich on Bunny Bread with American cheese product and a mug of fresh-out-of-the-can tomato soup can’t compete with the lava flow of flavor from a Croque Madame sandwich, gruyere, rosemary ham, and a fried egg on rosemary garlic bread and a bowl of chef-made tomato soup passed through the window of The Grilled Cheeserie. Ask for extra truffle mustard, I do. So, come perk up with the Costa Rican ambrosia from The Coffee Truck, create a new warm memory with The Grilled Cheeserie, then chill and turn your tongue a new brighter color at Blue Monkey Shaved Ice.
You are already so tuned in that you know you want a copy of Riot Grrl Revival or Loudmouth or Scatterbrain or, maybe The Rations’ For Victory EP. You just don’t know where to find it.
Try Nervous Nelly. Find Nervous Nelly at Handmade & Bound Nashville on October 6. Brian Thompson and Kale Edmiston of Nervous Nelly will share their small treasures and demonstrate the art, craft, and personal expression of the zine.
Join Nervous Nelly and 25 plus other book artists, zinesters, small presses, and bookies of every stripe for Handmade & Bound Nashville, Watkins College of Art, Design and Film, 2298 Rosa Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN 37228, 11am-4pm.
Handmade & Bound Nashville goers should be sure and check out our volume 2 t-shirts. Printed by our compadres at Friendly Arctic Printing and Design, there are a very limited number of these tees in international orange, Library at Watkins blue, and too-cool-for-color white. Check out the shirts and all the goodies from our vendors, demonstrations, Familiar Relics, the artists book exhibit, Zine-O-Rama, our zine display, your favorite food trucks, and live music featuring Kristy West and Ron Perrault.
Zine-O-Rama is a glimpse into the world of zines (rhymes with beans). Zinesters from Antioch, TN, to Italy have contributed their creations to this exhibition which illustrates the wide range of techniques and subjects that typify this very personal form of publishing. The addition of a few librarian selected zines from as far away as Australia and Malaysia, ensures examples showcasing art, photography, vegan cooking, politics, fiction, lots of comics, and more in a variety of shapes, sizes, and bindings. Zine-O-Rama is on display during regular library hours October 4 through October 31 in the Library at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37228.
Faster, higher, stronger, book-ier, while not an improvement on the Olympic motto, might be appropriate for H&BN 2012‘s zine exhibit with international participation from as far afield as Scotland, Germany, and Australia. We will accept zines until October 1, so there is still time to join in. Handmade & Bound Nashville wants you to send more zines.
Send your zines to: Lisa Williams, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd., Nashville, TN 37228.
Balancing the cool heat of Familiar Relics will be the sweltering cool of Eight O’ Five Jive playing to beat the band at the opening reception on October 5, 6:30-8:30, in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard, Nashville. Take a listen, then, come take a look.
The carefully packed boxes, triple-padded shipping envelopes, and the odd steamer trunk have begun arriving with the pieces which will be displayed for Familiar Relics, H&BN‘s 2012 exhibition of artist created books. Susanna Johnson’s Fifty-Two arrived yesterday, to the delight of the lucky folks who unpacked it. Utilizing found materials and obsolete technologies (just what is this “typewriter” she speaks of?), Johnson has created something unexpected yet inviting to the viewer. The pull to examine the delicate scrolls and contemplate their message is almost irresistible. This relic deconstructs a physical book only to rebuild it in a form that recalls the physical experience of books while highlighting and strengthening the relationship between the form and the content.
Join us in the Brownlee O. Currey Gallery at the Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, October 5, 6:30-8:30 for the opening reception for Familar Relics.