Press Street Book Sale @ Avant Garden

11:00am - 6:00pm, Saturday, December 17, 2011
Location: The Joan Mitchell Center, 2275 Bayou Road, New Orleans, LA 7011

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Purchase limited edition Press Street publications for the holidays!

Join us at AVANT GARDEN – a new semi-annual curated arts market hosted by Constance, a local arts organization.  Avant Garden features artists, designers, makers and taste-makers from the New Orleans community, as well as PECHA KUCHAa place for young artists and thinkers to meet, exchange ideas, and show their work in public.  Avant Garden’s goal is to provide an alternative to the usual local Arts Markets by a process of individually inviting vendors that represent emerging talent in the city, enriching our cultural economy as a whole.

Please stop by our booth!  We’re offering Press Street publications, DVDs and ephemera by local artists and art organizations.  Available books include:

  • A Meaning for Wife – Mark Yakich
  • Afro Brother Spacemen Comic Books - John Slade will be signing books at our booth.
  • Checking Out/Checking In – Christopher Schaberg & Mark Yakich
  • Big Class No. 1, The Animals – Various Artists
  • Coffee Colored Dreams – Pamela Davis-Noland
  • Curtain Optional – Brad Richard & Jim Richard
  • Death Wishing – Laura Ellen Scott
  • Green Zone New Orleans – Mark Yakich
  • Hard to Say – Ethel Rohan
  • How to Rebuild a City – Anne Gisleson, Tristan Thompson & Catherine Burke
  • Intersection – New Orleans – Various Artists
  • Our Island of Epidemics – Matthew Salesses
  • Pacha Mama: Earth Realm – Lynda Frese
  • [Pank] No. 5- Various Artist
  • Revacuation – Brad Benischek
  • Spoiled – Tom Varisco
  • Travels With Mae – Eileen M. Julien
  • Us – Michael Kimball
  • Xajik Micro Comic Book – Caesar Meadows
  • And more!

For more information visit the Avant Garden website or Facebook page.

Hand-in-Glove Conference Guide

Hand in Glove Conference Guide
Essay by Amy Mackie, edited by Bob Snead, designed by Erik Keisewetter

This beautiful book, designed and printed by Erik Kiesewetter of Constance for the Hand-in-Glove Conference, includes a guide to all of the conference happenings Oct 17-20, 2013, an informative map of the artist run spaces on and around St. Claude Ave, and an extensive essay by Amy Mackie about the history of self organized contemporary art [...]

Photo by Sophie Lvoff in WE'RE PREGNANT

We’re Pregnant
Words by Nathan Martin. Photography by Akasha Rabut, Sophie T. Lvoff, and Grissel Giuliano.

We’re Pregnant is a chapbook of short fiction by Room 220 editor Nathan C. Martin along with photography by Akasha Rabut, Sophie T. Lvoff, and Grissel Giuliano. The book contains three of Martin’s short stories—which explore in morbid fashion anxieties related to sex, disease, marriage, and childbirth—with images inspired by the stories from each of the photographers.

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The People Is Singular
Poems by Andy Young and Photographs by Salwa Rashad

The People Is Singular, by local poet Andy Young and Egyptian photographer Salwa Rashad, is a personal response to the Egyptian Revolution. Rashad’s vision includes everyday people—Muslims and Christians, young and old, the foregrounded and the peripheral. Her perspective is from inside the events as they unfolded. Andy Young, a New Orleans poet married to [...]

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Curtain Optional
by Brad and Jim Richard

In both poetry and prose, Brad Richard explores the influence of his father’s work on his own, as well as the experience of growing up as the son of an artist while becoming an artist himself. Jim Richard is a professor of painting at the University of New Orleans and has exhibited at the Solomon [...]


How to Rebuild a City
Edited by Anne Gisleson & Tristan Thompson w/ design and artistic direction by Catherine Burke

Beautifully designed, sometimes fun, always informative, How to Rebuild a City: Field Guide from a work in Progress, is a reflection of the many ways that New Orleanians have realized our way towards recovery, actively and creatively engaging with our communities.


Bitter Ink
by Brian Zeigler & Raymond “Moose” Jackson

BBoth originally from Detroit, cousins Brian Zeigler and Raymond “Moose” Jackson began collaborating while Brian was harboring Moose in Vermont during Katrina evacuation. While their doodling proclivities may have made them rustbelt exiles from the rest of their autoworker family, together they produce seductive aphorisms of wit and weirdness that provoke, confound and celebrate a [...]