There’s a lot of work that goes into an exhibition- especially one that has 100 pieces of artwork that all connect and need to be hung connecting! On Wednesday with the help of my parents (they are so awesome!) we hung 100 Plywerk bamboo mounted fancy prints of every page of The Exquisite Book. It took about seven hours- not bad. Then yesterday Jenny and Matt, my Also partners flew in from Chicago and we met up at the gallery to hang a bunch of signage and an extra wall of sketches from designing the book. So the big party is tomorrow and I’m getting all excited and jittery. The amount of artists coming the event is incredible, and new ones keep emailing to say they’ll come too. It’s going to be over 25 artists from the book there! Most of them I haven’t met in person before so I’ll get that star struck feeling I’m sure. I’ve been thinking about having this event ever since we first started this book project- a big exhibition, meet and greet with artists and a fun party.
This book has kept us so busy for the last two years and especially much more now that we are trying to promote it so much and planning all these events. So I just want to apologize for my lack of posting about all of YOUR amazing books that are stacking up in my office waiting to be shared. I will be back to regular posting on Monday!
In the meantime, I would love for you to come and help us celebrate tomorrow evening! The party is of course free and beer (Stella Artois) and wine will be served. The book will be for sale but if you already bought one, just bring it and you can have it signed by all of the artists coming. Here’s all the details once again:
Friday October 22nd 6-9pm
37 Main Street
(corner of Water & Main St.)
Subways: F to York Street, A/C to High Street
Meet and have your book signed by participating artists:
Carson Ellis, Mike Perry, Deanne Cheuk, Jen Corace, Jennifer Daniel, Nigel Peake, Joe Hart, Caitlin Keegan, Mike Lowery, Katy Horan, Zach Kanin, Chris Kyung, Aaron Meshon, Leif Parsons, Arthur Jones, Laura Ljungkvist, Jonathon Rosen, Ryan Jacob Smith, Claudia Pearson, Ben Finer, Liz Zanis, Maxwell Loren Holyoke-Hirsch, Jordin Isip, Melinda Beck
Hope to see you there! xoJulia