Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Publication and Mutiples Fair

This is a guest post from Alexis, a friend of Gilah Press + Design. Thanks, Alexis!

We're excited for the upcoming Publications and Multiples Fair at Baltimore's Open Space Gallery. Since its inception in 2009, the gallery has been extending fibrous roots into the local art scene, showcasing a wide range of emerging talent in areas from sculpture to print to doo-wop singing. Last year's publications & multiples fair was great:

…and this year promises even more delights because the fair has almost doubled in size, expanding from 13 to 22 participants. Newcomers include record label Wildfire Wildfire, champions of local heroes like Dan Deacon, OCDJ, and Ecstatic Sunshine; AK Press, publisher and distributor of radical texts by both fresh-voiced newcomers and anarcho-heavyweights like Noam Chomsky and Guy Debord; Creative Capitalism, legendary local publishing/performance art/music collective; and over a dozen more fresh faces drawn by Open Space's steadily-growing reputation (it was City Paper's "Best Gallery 2010") and unabashed lust for young, tender concepts.

Expect prints, zines, comics, and books, and also live poetry readings from Jeremy Sigler and Eileen Myles and a lecture from North Drive Press founder Matt Keegan (click on that link; North Drive Press is fresh and innovative and awesome).

The Fair takes place this Saturday, March 26, and Sunday, March 27 from noon until 6PM at 2720 Sisson Street in Remington, Baltimore. The lecture will be given on Saturday at 3, and the poetry will be read on Sunday at 7.

And, yes, those familiar-seeming posters were printed by Globe. Cool!