Book Fair 2014

At PLUG, our front gallery space transformed over Independence Day weekend into the second annual Art Book Fair with zines, artist-made books and publications from across the United States.

The list of contributing individual artists includes: Alex Savage, Andrew Dickson, Brandon Frederick, Brooke Inman, Bryon DarbyCarissa PotterCharlie MylieChrista DonnerElizabeth Allen-CannonGary KachadourianHannah LodwickJennie FrederickKerri ShadidKim Eichler-Messmer, Kim Foster, Laura IsaacLucas WetzelLuke RochaMarc SavianoMaria CalderonMatthew GualcoMaura Cluthe, Melissa, Powlas, Paul Shortt, Rachel Allison, Rachel Krause

The list of contribution publishers includes: BodegaColpa PressGingko PressGreen Lantern PressHalf Letter PressHassla BooksImagine That!, Infoduct, Issue PressJukebox ComixKC Zine CollectiveKiosk GalleryLa CucarachaMixed MediaNoThoughtsPaper MonumentPIECRUSTPioneer PressPM PressPrimary InformationRed Legger Studio, Red Shorts Bindery, SHIFTERSmall EditionsSoberscove Press, Tea Time Publishing, The HandUgly Duckling PresseUndercurrent KCVice VersaWhite Columns

This year we also hosted a workshop, performance, and the Pioneers Press Zine Mobile library.

At Poetry Stand, Oklahoma City poet and artist Kerri Shadid wrote free, customized, spontaneous poems for visitors. Shadid has performed Poetry Stand at Momentum OKC 2014, an exhibition sponsored by the Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition for young artists. As well as various events and venues around Oklahoma City, including The Project Box, an art gallery in the Paseo Arts District, during several First Friday Art Walks.

In a 2 hour workshop, led by Kendell Harbin and Frederick Vorder-Bruegge  participants created a site-specific booklet, learning everything from pre-production to distribution of the final product. The workshop included (but was not limited to) collaborating, collage, walks around the West Bottoms neighborhood, and problem solving as technical difficulties shifted Kendell and Fred’s original plans.

Thank you to all who participated and supported this event, we are looking forward to next year!

 

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