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 Darby, Carissa Potter, Charlie Mylie, Christa Donner, Elizabeth Allen-Cannon, Gary Kachadourian, Hannah Lodwick, Jennie Frederick, Kerri Shadid, Kim Eichler-Messmer, Kim Foster, Laura Isaac, Lucas Wetzel, Luke Rocha, Marc Saviano, Maria Calderon, Matthew Gualco, Maura Cluthe, Melissa, Powlas, Paul Shortt, Rachel Allison, Rachel Krause
The list of contribution publishers includes: Bodega, Colpa Press, Gingko Press, Green Lantern Press, Half Letter Press, Hassla Books, Imagine That!, Infoduct, Issue Press, Jukebox Comix, KC Zine Collective, Kiosk Gallery, La Cucaracha, Mixed Media, NoThoughts, Paper Monument, PIECRUST, Pioneer Press, PM Press, Primary Information, Red Legger Studio, Red Shorts Bindery, SHIFTER, Small Editions, Soberscove Press, Tea Time Publishing, The Hand, Ugly Duckling Presse, Undercurrent KC, Vice Versa, White 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!