Coming up in just a few weeks is the event for the project I have been working on for the past year (in conjunction w/ the Public Library of Cincinnati): a retrospective of the "Independent Eye", an underground progressive newspaper published out of Cincinnati in the late sixties. I originally discovered the 'Eye' randomly in November of last year, after reading Jean-Francois Bizot's book "Free Press", chronicling the movement of the underground free press of the late sixties. I had previously mentioned the project back in early September when Jon Flannery and I recorded a podcast episode with the Cincinnati Art Museum.
With the library exhibition and panel discussion coming up in a few weeks on November 13th, there has been a rollout of a couple important pieces to help promote the project as a whole.
Today (October 30), a brand new copy of CityBeat hits the street/shelves, and the "Eye" project is the featured cover story. The article is wonderfully written/researched by Mackenzie Manley, who I had the good fortune of meeting with a few times back over the summer as the piece was being formulated. The lengthy article is immaculately comprehensive in detailing the paper's history and all of the moving parts of this project (including the now published digital archive, upcoming exhibition, and future tribute paper). Here is the direct link to the article (samples of physical paper below).
(samples from our upcoming "tribute paper" Optic by Tracy Miller Robbins, Lizzy DuQuette and myself)
Here is my piece for this Saturday's Planned Parenthood benefit fundraiser show at Northside's Thunder-Sky, Inc. gallery (curated by my pal Holly Procahaska) // "Shelter in Place III" features a bunch of amazing pieces including Polaroid portraits by Jim DaMico, prints by Brett Schiezer, and Holly's handbound mini-books // all proceeds to Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio // simultaneously, at this Thunder-Sky 10th anniversary event, upstairs at the gallery is the debut of "The Last Picture Show" // plus there's even a photography exhibit a few feet away at The Comet, all a part of Thunder-Sky's 10th anniversary celebration
Sharing this wonderful endeavor (that I have proudly backed): "The Faith Journal Project". On a personal level, the collected works of husband and wife John & Faith Hubley have undoubtedly been one of the primary reasons I participate in the medium of animation, and provide an incontestable spark of creative influence at any given time.
In celebration of what would have been Faith's 95th birthday, Emily Hubley is creating a remarkable instillation of animated loops featuring the self-portraits that Faith drew in her daily journal from 1977-2001 (!), with an original musical score by Georgia Hubley (of one of the greatest bands of all-time: Yo La Tengo). The fundraising effort is in the final push and a matching grant has been put forward. So honored to help with this and keeping my fingers crossed over the next couple weeks ...