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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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#Blkgrlswurld Radio Interview Now Online

Stream our interview with Papercuts Zine here>> http://clocktower.org/show/blkgrlswurld

Many thanks to Chris and Taylor of Paper Cuts Zine for inviting  us to share our love of metal music on Clocktower Radio 😀

Synopsis:

#BLKGRLSWURLD is a quarterly zine run by Christina Long and her younger brother and sister since 2013. As a trio of artists and writers they are known as Trifecta Studios. Being young African American metalheads sharing their love of the Metalcore music scene, they share footage from live shows and host open calls for art and prose. The zine is free to download online.

Born in Chicago and raised in Metro Detroit, Christina Long received her MFA in Printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2012 and is also a violinist for NYC’s New Amsterdam Symphony Orchestra. Being heavily involved in the Metal community for over a decade, she cares about promoting the many women of color who love heavy music genres. #HeavyGirlsLoveHeavyMusic

 

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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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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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#Blkgrlswurld ZINE Edition 4.1

It’s finally here! Edition 4.1 is ready for download and printing for free.

Check it out on our page here

The zine made a print debut last week at a Black Lez DIY Fest in Manhattan. Featuring a number of articles on the music scene in NYC and local events like Comic Con, take a peek at what’s going on in the underground 😉

Stay tuned for our quarterly open submissions contest later this October and coverage of touring bands like Korn, Atreyu, Bring Me the Horizon, From Autumn to Ashes and More.

xoxo

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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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Now Accepting Submissions for #blkgrlswurld ZINE Print Edition 3.0

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For the Spring ’15 Edition 3.0 of #blkgrlswurld Zine share with us the wildest most surprising things you’ve seen go down at a rock show. Photos, drawings and prose welcome.
Send your submissions with your name and website to blkgrlswurld@gmail.com

Deadline is March 15, 2015 by 10 p.m ET

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La Traviata @ The MET Opera

My obsession with contrasting musical arrangements continued last night when I attended the Met Opera to see La Traviata, composed by Verdi. The original story, “La Dame aux Camélias” or known in America as “Camille,” was written by Alexandre Dumas in 1848. He is most recognized for his classics like “The Three Musketeers,” and “The Count of Monte Cristo”:

Dumas was a French nobleman of Haitian descent who was able to to use his father’s station to navigate a time in France when slavery was common practice. The story of Camille was so wonderful and yet sad, , there wasn’t a dry eye in the room!

If you’ve seen the classic American film starring Greta Garbo, you get the gist of the story. Camille or in this case Violetta is a French courtesan (kept woman) who knows she is dying and has committed herself to burning out in a life of partying and pleasure. Alfredo is one of her many suitors who declares his love for her, but the true irony of his character comes from his inability to recognize how ill Violetta is becoming. It’s so clear to everyone but him, which shows his love is immature and naive. In my opinion Violetta’s attempts to hide her tuberculosis are halfhearted and he should have realized what was going on. Still, in the finally moments of her life, Alfredo emits a blind love for the woman, only to have her die in his arms. Grand romances like this are similar to Romeo and Juliet, where the lovers are terribly self centered -consumed with the idea of love and rarely paying attention to the other person. So sad! 😦 Add these elements to the robust melodies of Verdi’s opera and you make for a stunning evening at the theater.

Sonya Yoncheva was the lead soprano Violetta on the night I attended the show. Stephen Costello played Alfredo, Quinn Kelsey and Ludovic Tézier were Germont, and Marco Armiliato conducted.
For more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lady_of_the_Camellias

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