On Saturday June 14th the 2013 Rocket Grants project Hard 50 Farm Zine Mobile had a soft launch at the Johnson County Resource Library, and close to 100 people stopped by to check it out.
Now, here’s your chance to attend the official launch of the zine mobile this coming weekend at Wonder Fair Gallery in Lawrence (map). This will be in conjunction with the Lawrence Field Day Fest, and you can connect with the Facebook event page for more information.
The zine mobile is a traveling zine gallery and shop that exhibits nearly 2,000 literary and visual arts zines, covering a range of subjects including: artist books; street art/stencil graffiti; photography; comics/graphic novels; socially-engaged printmaking; autobiography; travel; and cruelty-free and DIY lifestyles. These publications are almost entirely hand-crafted, using methods such as woodcut, letterpress, screen-printing, collage art, photocopying and offset press printing.
The mobile will parked in front of Wonder Fair this Thursday through Sunday, and the team from Pioneers Press will be curating the zine mobile so that the collection coordinates with Wonder Fair’s programming. In concert with the Young Women Artists exhibition, an expanded selection of feminist zines will be featured throughout the weekend. All zines are free to browse, and available for purchase to support the Hard 50 Farm Zine Mobile and radical publishing.
The little pop-up oasis in front of the Wonder Fair Gallery, 803 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS 66044
June 26: 9 PM – Midnight (coincides with Girls In Front* music showcase @ Wonder Fair Gallery)
June 27: 6 PM – 10 PM (coincides with YWAs: Young Women Artists exhibition opening reception @ Wonder Fair Gallery)
June 28: 10 AM – 7 PM
June 29: 11 AM – 5 PM Special Zine Mobile Launch party.
*GIRLS IN FRONT: Lawrence Field Day Fest mini showcase with Katlyn Conroy/La Guerre, Katy Guillen, and Middle Twin
In concert with the opening of the YWAs: Young Women Artists exhibition, this Lawrence Field Day Fest mini-showcase will feature three local bands with female front-women and an overall powerful imbalance of X chromosomes. No ear plugs required. All Ages. Organized by Lawrence Field DayFest. More information.