Sunday, October 17, 2010

Public Record book launch, Justin Hopper, Pittsburgh PA Project


Public Record book launch happy hour (facebook event link here.)

Thursday, October 28, 2010 · 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Shadow Lounge
5972 Baum Blvd.
Pittsburgh, PA

PUBLIC RECORD is a new book of poetry written by Justin Hopper based on text sampled from 19th-century Pittsburgh crime reports, and published by Encyclopedia Destructica.

The book also includes original artwork based on the poems, which debuted at the Public Record show at 937 Liberty Ave. this past summer. Contributing artists include Erin Brubaker, Jennifer Howison, Christopher Kardambikis, David Pohl, Jeffrey Schreckengost, Lisa Toboz, and Wayno.

Come join us to celebrate the book's launch with a laid-back, no-stress, pre-Halloween happy hour at The Shadow Lounge! Have a beer while Ben Hartlage (singin, strummin) and Stu Braun (harmonica, talk) play some pre-war blues and honkytonk-ish music, and - OBVIOUSLY - pick up a copy of the book!

Public Record was created as Old and New Media Artist-in-Residence with Deeplocal and Encyclopedia Destructica. This project is supported in part by a Seed Award from The Sprout Fund.

(Check out the audio files of the project at the website here, really cool)

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