August 20, 2008

Readin' Around Wednesday

Some days, the e-mail box is bit more interesting than the last day. Seems to have been that way for the entire week. So, to get some topics and events out there, a compendium on notable bits follows.


There's a show coming at Subterranean Books. Tim Lane, known by many for his fantastic bits in the RFT is featured. Some details:

Subterranean Books is so excited to be hosting a gallery viewing of original pen & ink drawings and book signing for Tim Lane’s fist book Abandoned Cars, published by the highly regarded graphic novel and comic publisher Fantagraphics. The free opening reception and book signing will take place at Subterranean Books on Friday, September 26, from 7 to 9pm. The show will be up through Sunday, November 9. Reception is co-sponsored by Schlafly Beer.

Tim Lane is known locally as the illustrator of the semi-regular column in the Riverfront Times entitled You are Here, as well as other RFT serials.


Jason Deem sends along word of some new web endeavors for the Cherokee Street set:

Now that we have the kinks worked out and some content up, we'd like to invite you to check out the new Cherokee community news and photo sites:

We hope these resources will be a useful and accessible way to stay informed, engage in public discussion, archive images that describe the life and history of our neighborhood, and celebrate the energy of so many who are working to rebuild and heal the neighborhood.


For those of you who remember the whole saga over the Miss Rockaway Armada and its STL riverfront demise, some of the creators have begun a new project, with a similar vibe. We won't be seeing them, since they're working the Hudson River Valley. But interesting, nonetheless. The story, compliments of the New York Times.


A Metropolis member sends along word of the MSTL flagship event, The Lot, happening this weekend:

Here's the schedule for the Lot this year. Starting at 4:30 - The Monads, Alivn Jett and Phay noiZ, LOGOS, Earthworms and Fresh Heir, The Funky Butt Brass Band, The Feed, Victoria, So Many Dynamos (midnight).

This year, in addition to Schlafly Beer, food will be available from vendors at the Lot. This will be a nice addition to the festival, as it will alleviate overcrowding in the Tap Room and allow people to stay for longer periods of time and enjoy all the music. Vitos, David Bailey (chocolate bar/Rooster), Beso Mexican Cantina, Cooks on Call and Emack & Bolio's will all have booths. Lots of other local business and non-profits will be showcasing, including STL-Style, LiveFeed, Animal House Fund, Hair of the Dog and more


Justin Visnesky, who has shot for a couple recent editions of 52nd City, writes us with news of a worthy project, at one of our favorite venues, Snowflake:

Hello All,

I've been busy curating a show for my friends Dave and Bevin at Snowflake/Citystock.The show is called "Here and There" and is a marriage of my life here in St. Louis and the life I still have in my native Pennsylvania. More info, including the list of artists can be found on the blog.

To help fund my endeavor, I'm offering up an 8"x10" print in an edition of 20 for the ridiculous price of $30 (including shipping to where ever you'd like it shipped). The photo is one of two 30"x40"s I'll have in the show. This is the mini version at a mini price. If you're interested, go to the blog for more info and to purchase. Thanks in advance for the support. And I hope you're all enjoying your summer.


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