The pleasure of your company is requested at the opening and reception for Familiar Relics, 6:30-8:30, Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery, Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, 2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN.
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.
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.
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.
Our list of Vendors just keeps growing. With participants ranging from EraBellum, an artisan co-op freshly opened September 1, through bookstores like East Side Story, community projects like Chicago’s North Branch Projects to the book artists of Brown Dog Bindery and Linenlaid & felt, we cover the range of things bookish. Check out the whole list through the link on our Vendors page. Even better reserve a table and join us at Handmade&Bound Nashville, October 6 in Nashville.
John Porcellino is bringing King-Cat and his catalog of mini-comics, comics, and graphic novels to Handmade & Bound Nashville. His celebrated self-published series King-Cat Comics, begun in 1989, has inspired a generation of cartoonists. Diary of a Mosquito Abatement Man, a collection of King-Cat stories about Porcellino’s experiences as a pest control worker, won an Ignatz Award in 2005, and Perfect Example, first published in 2000, chronicles his struggles with depression as a teenager. King-Cat Classix and Map of My Heart, published in 2007/2009, offer a comprehensive overview of the zine’s first sixty-one issues, while Thoreau at Walden (2008) is a poetic expression of the great philosopher’s experience and ideals. According to cartoonist Chris Ware, “John Porcellino’s comics distill, in just a few lines and words, the feeling of simply being alive.” Come see for yourself, October 6, 2012 at Handmade & Bound Nashville, vol. 2
The list of vendors for handmade books, book arts, and book related products coming to Handmade & Bound Nashville v. 2 continues to grow. Whether returning friends like Claudia Lee from Liberty Paper Mill or fresh acquaintances like Thistle Farms with their fine handmade products, there will be a variety of affordable book art pieces, book crafts, paper and book making supplies, and lots of goodies that those who love books will love.
Check out our Vendors page for details on how to reserve space to sell your book wares. There is space still available including, weather permitting, tables outside and inside.
Join us on October 6 for demonstrations, food, and a celebration of all things bookish, Handmade & Bound Nashville v.2.