HARVEST SPOONS is a b&w, 4.25 x 5.5 paper zine. It includes ESSAYS, POEMS, PROSE, ETC on the topic of solidarity between women & how to abolish grrl-hate buy it here!
in memory of Shawn Whisenant
I always talk about Shawn Whisenant as the only true artist I know. The only one who hustles hard to remain an artist in San Francisco with no day job. The only one who answers to nobody and thrives, despite the everyday struggles of living on a shoestring. The only one who sleeps in the back rooms of galleries, makes new friends every day, turns a neighborhood walk into a photo essay, and makes beautiful things out of garbage. The epitome of a real artist, he made stunning work with stories literally sewn into every piece. He collected thousands of bus tickets and “wet paint” signs and turned them into art. Whatever he was doing—zines, photography, skating, sewing, painting, graff, signs, installations—he did it with passion and kindness.
He encouraged and hyped up his friends and their art, and brought them along anytime he was coming up. Paradise to Shawn was art supplies, coffee and a small space to work in. He lived life to the absolute fullest, with art at the center of his world, and he inspired me immensely. Shawn and my husband, Jeff Meadows, were tight friends and collaborators, and the pain of losing Shawn way too soon is as enormous as our love and admiration for the homie. He left this world doing exactly what he loved to do, and he was already a legend.
—Kristin Farr, Juxtapoz contributing editor
the Chapess zine #3 the work issue
24 page A5 B&W zine with essays and illustrations on juggling jobs, teaching, freelancing, going back to work after having a baby, music, publishing, influence and inspiration. Buy it here
We are looking for a team! See here for our call for assistants which offers cash and a free temporary studio/project space x
What? The Penthouse are looking for a new small team of assistants to help facilitate events such as Noise Above Noise and an occasional sound art cafe in our corridor project space.
Who? Those interested in artist led projects, new sound art, live art and relationships between art/music and DIY, feminist and Queer activity/events.
When? Our first event which needs assistance is Noise Above Noisehttp://thepenthousenq.com/post/76652601139/performance-series-noise-above-noise-elevates-Thursday 20th February with an introduction on Wednesday 19th at a time convenient to the applicant. Our next event after that which needs assistance is (RE) Making Peacehttp://thepenthousenq.com/post/76647381835/for-international-womens-day-explore-the-theme - a day of workshops and events for International Women’s Day at The Penthouse. Following that you will be asked to help approximately once a month for half a day or an evening.
£? We can cover a small fee to cover costs (which will increase for busy events- as we are dependant on door fees to cover costs of the event) and we can also offer free periods of studio and project space which can be arranged depending on your needs.
- A keen interest in live art and sound with a good knowledge of current UK arts/sound/music activity.
- A keen interest in the running and promoting of artist led DIY art spaces- some experience of facilitating artist led events is preferred but not essential.
- A welcoming friendly manner and the ability to communicate program information to visitors clearly with an energy that reflects our open and inclusive ethos.
- The ability to work independently and use initiative in busy environments with lots of things going on.
Email Rosanne and Debbie with a cover letter of up to 500 words including a brief history of any related activity and interests and why you would be interested in working with us as well as any initial plans for the aforementioned offer of temporary studio/project space. Also send a link to your website (if you have one) and a CV.
Send to email@example.com
Deadline: 2 March
(Please note we are accepting applications over the next few days for assistance with Noise Above Noise- this Thursday 20 Feb)