Wednesday, December 11

Gifts by Artists

It's that time of year again - present buying time! Christmas also happens to coincide with another happy time of the year - the end of fall semester. My final project (post to follow) was completed last week, and soon after I had the time and clear mind to squeeze in a few art events. The first one I want to talk about is Gifts by Artists at Art Metropole. The gallery/shop is a place I'd heard about in my early years at school as the place I have to visit since I'm into text, zines, and artist books. Fair enough - it's small and filled with unique, small edition, and independently published books by artists. Basically the hippest bookstore you've ever been in.
I had the chance last Thursday to go to the opening of Gifts by Artists. There was some beautiful work there. I had perused the site closely before heading over but didn't plan on getting anything. My eye was caught, however, by the beautiful Risograph printed calendar by the cash desk. It was printed locally at Paper Pusher and is incredible to look at. I'm eagerly awaiting the new year for yet another reason.