Sunday, March 23, 2008

Release party of the DIY issue of ISM magazine (and Eco-Libris is in!)

What are you doing next Saturday in the evening? If you live nearby Long Beach, California, here's a suggestion for you: come to the DIY issue release party of ISM magazine.

The party will take place between 7-10 p.m. in ISM: gallery at the Koos Art Center - 540 East Broadway Long Beach, California 90802.

What is ISM? it is a community project, a non-profit organization dedicated to benefiting the youth of our society through the artistic enrichment of our community. ISM has a magazine - a unique periodical focusing on educational content relating to specific art scenes, creative projects and art institutions including galleries, museums and schools.

Portrait of David Lynch with "Chris Dive" by Jeremy & Claire Weiss

The new issue of ISM magazine is themed around the "Do It Yourself" theory featuring inspirational editorial about Odd Nerdrum and Nancy Chunn. Educational highlights including Victor Wooten, Peter Sutherland and the Chinatown Soccer Club. Artist profiles detailing Lola, Craig Atkinson, Lisa and Tom Dowling, Tony Phlippou and Calethia DeConto. And also an article on Eco-Libris, which includes an interview with me.

The DIY issue release party will coincide with "Shudder", ISM's celebrity portrait/personal project exhibition. “Shudder” is highlighting the words and works of five relevant and prolific photographers (Jeremy & Claire Weiss, Patrick Fraser, Dan Monick and Michael Lavine) that train their lenses on the world of celebrity, lending their vision to the commissioned portrait.

“Shudder” celebrates these five photographers by presenting a commissioned work beside a personal project, calling attention to the singular vision which runs through these two styles. Presented next to each work will be the words of each photographer giving the viewer insight into their motivation and technique.

If you're interested in coming to the party, you cab RSVP for the event here -

You're also welcome to order the DIY issue (and don't forget to look for the article "The Forest In Your Library") -

Raz @ Eco-Libris

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