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#Blkgrlswurld @ Brown Paper Zine Fair Jan. 28-29, 2017

Blkgrlswurld ZINE will be selling our latest editions and coloring books Jan, 28-29th, 2017 at the Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair for Black and PoC Artists. The free event takes place at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA). Details below.

MoCADA (80 Hanson Place, Brooklyn, NY) – 1st and 4th Floors Free RSVP

We are also thrilled to participate in a panel dicsussion on Sunday during the zine fair, moderated by Kimberly Drew. Social Sunday: Black Ink Zine Panel Sunday, January 29, 2:30-4pm Free RSVP

3 Dot Zine presents its first installment of the Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair for Black and PoC Artists as a part of programming for Diagram of the Heart, by Glenna Gordon, currently on view at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA).

3 Dot Zine is a collaborative submission based zine founded by artist Devin N Morris in 2014 as a way to extend the reach of important dialogues Morris was having with his peers.Throughout his time participating in zine fairs and festivals in New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia, he noticed a lack of Black and People of Color (PoC) representation within these environments, which stood in stark contrast to the diverse independent publishing communities Morris found himself apart of.

As such, the Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair was created to provide a space where the creative efforts of Black and PoC artists working in print mediums could be exposed and proliferated. Bringing together established zine makers, small presses, and artists working in print mediums to MoCADA, the fair asks each participant to seek out new and young artists to showcase their zines, or facilitate the production of their print-based work. In addition to encouraging young artists to use zines as a viable, independent avenue for sharing their work, this effort also acquaints young makers with the communities that fairs create.

The Brown Paper Zine and Small Press Fair will occupy multiple locations within the MoCADA building as the weekend boasts inclusive programming in the way of; the Women’s Healing Space, a writing workshop and a space for women to check in, be seen, heard and affirmed while in community with each other; a screening of #BlackGirlLit: Between Literature, Performance & Memory, a documentary exploring “black woman-ness” and the literary traditions that inform it, featuring artists Ayana Evans, Kal Gezahegn, Dell M. Hamilton, Tsedaye Makonnen, Helina Metaferia and Marceline Mandeng; Social Sunday: Black Ink, a panel discussion interrogating the world of self-publishing and the instance where inspiration leads to action; and more to be announced.


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3 Dot Zine
Blk Grls Wurld Zine
Brown & Proud Press
Brown Recluse Zine Distro
Codify Art
Collectiva Cosmica
DATE NIGHT
Endless Editions
La Chamba Press
La Liga Zine
Lambey Press
L’ENCHANTEUR
Maroon World
MoCADA Shop
Mohammed Fayez
No Shame Distro
Nontsikelelo Mutiti
Oxford Plain
PJ Gubatina Policarpio
RAFiA SANTANA
Red Hook Editions
True Laurels Magazine
Yellow Jackets Collective

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#Blkgrlswurld @ Brooklyn Zine Exchange

Details: http://pioneerworks.org/programs/zine-exchange/

#Blkgrlswurld Zine will be sharing custom Zines at the Pioneer Works Zine Exchange in Brooklyn on May 13, 2016. Please consider bringing along your own DIY zines for the exchange, its one of the best parts of printmaking, trading amazing art with friends.

See you there! Event runs May 13 from 7pm-10pm + many thanks to Paper Cuts for inviting us to participate.

Zine Exchange Game

bring a zine to play for free, or buy a $7 ticket

All participants will randomly choose a number that corresponds to a zine on display. From there, you can either keep your selection or get a sticker that will show others in the room that you want to trade. Talk, meet, debate the virtues of your zine, and see what you end up with!

 

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Free Punk Show March 15, 2016 In Time Square feat. Screaming Females, Priests & Guardian Alien

Tonight #Blkgrlswurld ZINE will be selling copies of our latest print edition during the Primal Screams Zine fair and rock show. The event is free and our prints will be $5.00 😀

Quoted from Brooklyn Vegan:

Screaming Females, Priests, and Greg Fox’s Guardian Alien are set to play are playing an unusual show in NYC — at a movie theater in Times Square. Presented by Times Square Arts and Clocktower Productionsand the good folks at The Clocktower Gallery, this multimedia event is titled “Primal Screams” and happens at AMC Empire in Times Square on March 15, where their performances will be paired with experimental videos on the theater’s screen, making event unlike any other previous show these bands have played… The show is free but tickets have all been claimed, though you can join the waitlist — organizers say there will likely be additional spots. Screaming Females discuss the event on The Clocktower Gallery’s podcast and you can listen to that below. Priests, who recently played Brooklyn with Protomartyr, also have two NYC shows coming up this summer during their tour with Ought, where they’ll play Silent Barn on May 7 with Florist and Rough Trade on May 8 with Palberta. The Silent Barn show is sold out, but tickets for their Rough Trade show are still on sale.”

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Spring Zine Edition 4.2 Is Here!

#Blkgrlswurld Zine Spring Edition 4.2 is here and popping! The Zine is free to view, download or print 😀 On March 15, 2016 custom printed copies will be available for under $5.00 at the Primal Screams Punk Rock Show in Time Square \m/

A pdf version can be viewed here

Thanks so much to all of our friends, artists and supporters. Couldn’t do it without you!

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Forest Whitaker Joins Broadway w/ revival of Hughie

As far as the NYC theater scene goes, it can be a hit or miss what you’ll experience in the darkness of any given theater these days.

That’s why I chose to attend a panel talk first where Forest Whitaker discussed his latest venture into Broadway theater with  “Hughie” a short play by Eugine O’Niell. Sitting down with the play’s director at Harlem’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Whitaker was able to preface the shows opening premier, which was scheduled to take place  a couple days later.

While he mentioned during the panel discussion that this sort of theater acting was something he hadn’t attempted since college, I was still surprised at his struggle with the character Erie Smith when I attended the show at Booth theater the next day. “Hughie” is such a short play (60 min.) with only one other cast member in the production and I gathered there was a hope towards pulling in the audience quickly and suspending us from this 1920s hotel narrative with a few emotional takeaways from the protagonist.

Overall it just seemed to take awhile, maybe 30 minutes in, for Whitaker to loosen up and feel connected to the lines. By the end he had become Erie Smith, but naturally by that time the audience had struggled to hold on. I certainly hope Whitaker tries to do other theater plays, but it would probably help to try a larger production where its not so easy to focus on him (and I mean that in the kindest way.) “Hughie” is a one act play where all the narrative rests on the character Erie Smith and the secondary character played by Frank Wood has less than a dozen lines. It really is a lot of pressure for a first time stage actor and it doesn’t surprise that the production is closing earlier than expected.

I’m glad I attend these events to learn more about Eugene O’Niell works and look forward to checking out some of his other classic plays.

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Submissions for #blkgrlswurld ZINE are Now Open.

We are a New York City based quarterly zine promoting Women in the metal scene.

For the Spring ’16 Edition 4.2 of #blkgrlswurld Zine share with us your music fandoms. What gets you geeked about the bands you love? Why go to live shows? Band you recommend most to others? Photos, drawings and prose welcome.

Please send your submissions with your social media handle or blog address to blkgrlswurld@gmail.com

Deadline is February 28, 2016 by 10 p.m ET

Check out the Fall 2015 edition 4.1 >> Zine Archive

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Zine booklet dimensions are half sheet 5.5in X 8.5in | Full Color CMYK

If your work is accepted to be in the Zine we’ll publish it on this site and on across our sites on Tumblr, Instagram and FB. Artists are credited throughout.

Copies are also available at NYC Zine Fests & delivered to local NYC rock venues in Manhattan’s East Village and Brooklyn’s Williamsburg & Bushwick neighborhoods 🙂

**Yes, this whole project is free and of no cost to you! All Zines are free to download and print out at home.**

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#blkgrlswurld ZINE @ ABC No Rio

#‎BLKGRLSWULRD‬ Zine is reading and performing a bit of fiddle 🎻🎼 at the Paper Cuts Book Tour this Thursday @ ABC No Rio, 7:30pm. Free event, for details please click here
Join us for a panel discussion and reading session about NYC Zines and the DIY communities that support them.
Featuring:

– Anthony Tino from Endless Editions
– Giancarlo Corbacho, Panayiotis Terzis, and Nina Carelli from Creeps Annual
– Christina Long from #BLKGRLSWURLD
– Jeannette Stacy from Belladonna

– Jack Bratich from ABC No Rio

Hosted by the ABC No Rio Zine Library 😈
Managed by Christopher Kardambikis and Eno Edet
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Last night’s phone chat…

Mom: I need you to draw me a picture of a nude Man and Woman, preferably in charcoal or graphite- in long strokes- I have a reference image.
Me: o.O Say what?
Mom: I need it for my bathroom remodel, the artwork I found in the store is $95, I know you can do it.
Me: And what makes you think I’d charge you any less?

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Elegant Mixed Media Prints Debut in New Jersey

An exceptional artist and printmaker, Jaz Graf’s etheral solo exhibition opens this week at Hostetter Gallery within The Pingry School in New Jersey. Titled, “a clearing,” I highly recommend attending the show for an intimate adventure through her visual world of experimental prints, sculptural paper installations, artist books and mixed media drawings. I first came across her work in the print shop of the Manhattan Graphic Center, where I witnessed her delicate attention to detail as she drew whimsical textures across etching plates. So great!
According to Graf’s website she, “manipulates plant fibers, textiles and wire, often combining elements and mixing media. Her approach involves a process of deconstruction and reconstruction of materials and impressions.”
The exhibition runs through Sept 15, 2015 – Oct 16, 2015

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Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm

Hostetter Gallery
The Pingry School
131 Martinsville Road
Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
(908) 647-5555
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Featured Image: From the Offerings Series (chair) 2015, Photogravure, Etching, Spitbite, 6.5”x4.5”
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AfroPunk Fest 2015, Brooklyn

We danced, we laughed, we sweat out our afros under the Brooklyn sun-  AFROPUNK fest rocked the neighborhood with alternative Nu Soul and fashion forward styles.

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Afropunk Fest 2015, Brooklyn, NYC
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Afropunk Fest 2015, Commodore Barry Park, photo by #Blkgrlsuwurld

For people of color floating in the margins of alternative music, AfroPunk can feel like a national holiday. The one weekend a year you’re music interests and aesthetics about black beauty are validated. “So I’ve been styling this #twa right all along?! Go figure?” and “So that’s what Manic Panic looks like when you Really bleach first…maybe I should get that nose ring after all, looks good on her…”

I was happy this year to bring my lil sis along for the celebration, who like me comes from rural suburban roots where our interests in heavy rock and punk music were considered Extremely unusual for little black girls to be interested in. From the moment we got into the ticket line I could tell it was her Emerald city too. So many folks passionate about individuality and self expression. The love was deep!

However, a few hours into the first day of the fest, she turned to me with a very valid question. “Where’s the punk rock music?” I nodded with a solemn face, feeling too tired to acknowledge the truth. The rock scene that had started the movement had all but been driven out of the event these last few years and this year, with tickets over $50, the presence of the original punk rock scene and the local kids that normally would have attended for free had all but vanished.

I’m a metal headbanger by default so I wasn’t expecting full on circle pits or crowd surfs, but it was clear this year that only a couple of bands such as LetLive. and Suicidal Tendencies were even remotely hard core rockish in some way. The metal scene generally has a lack of focus on fashion or what people look like- it’s all come as you are, whatever is comfy for you. I’ve hung around the NYC punk scene enough to know they definitely care about fashion statements, but you need more than that to reside in their anti-establishment, DIY headspace. Yes, I know Lauryn Hill had to rep the nu soul/neo soul movement and Lion Babe is certainly on the fringes of pop as much as FKA Twigs, but this year’s fest relied too heavily on electronic DJs of little distinction and the saving grace of Lenny Kravitz closing out the event.

I know so many punk, hardcore, post-hardcore, metal and metalcore bands (locally and internationally) with multicultural members that could have exposed the Brooklyn scene to heavier, thrashier performances that still held a taste of R&B, bluegrass, hip hop or pop. Starting with Coheed and Cambria, Bloc Party, Counterparts, and Dance Gavin Dance- ending with The Word Alive, Alesana, Deftones, and Every Time I Die…come on guys keep up! Anyone one of these bands would have driven other underground music fans to the fest and inspired a more diverse mingling of alternative music cliques and communities.

As the AfroPunk brand continues to expand to other cities, I hope they really listen to their audience, lower ticket prices to under $20 for kids under 21, and book more musically diverse bands towards creating a space that is less predictable and more supportive of all things misfit.

xoxo #Blkgrlswurld