Envelop/p/e: Project, artzine features 15 local, international artists
In 2018, I received a North Carolina Arts Council Regional Artist’s Grant to start a collaborative project I’ve been thinking of for years, an artistic magazine, or moreso an art zine, which will be released twice a year. This subscription zine is in the form of an envelope filled with all sorts of artworks, various formats, bringing together all artistic fields. The publication is bilingual (English/French), but not translated. It’s called (obviously) Envelop/p/e. For each issue, I invite about 15 artists to create an original work from a curated title – which is different each time.
The titles for the two first issues are :
· A television, an Xbox, a wedding ring and a revolver.
· A rose, mummies, an apple, memories, a call…
The 2018 artist’s grant has covered operating costs of the two first issues, a 100 copy run. The goal is to find enough subscribers to cover costs for future issues. Issue No. 1 is ready and features artworks as varied as texts, poems, CD, photographs, a graphic music score, a board game and a premonition card deck.
List of featured artists :
Emily Aiken, dancer, writer, New York City
Antonio Albanese, musician, writer, Lausanne, Switzerland
Paul Bright, visual artist, Winston Salem, North Carolina
Eugene Chadbourne, musician, Greensboro, North Carolina
Gary Heidt, literary agent, musician, artist, Greensboro, North Carolina
Graham Holt, poet, Greensboro, North Carolina
Justin Holt, musician, Thomasville, North Carolina
Laurent Lourson, artist, London, United Kingdom
David Menestres, musician, Durham, North Carolina
Benoit Moreau, musician, Renens, Switzerland
Elizabeth Perrill, art historian, Greensboro, North Carolina
Gil Pidoux, writer, poet, Mézières, Switzerland
Olivier Saudan, painter, Lausanne, Switzerland
Immanuel de Souza, musician, artist, Lausanne, Switzerland
Guillaume Vionnet, lawyer, artist, Lausanne, Switzerland
The webpage feature bios of the artists as well as some images of the works present in Envelop/p/e No. 1. The official launch of Envelop/p/e will take part on Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at Scuppernong Books, 304 S. Elm St. in Greensboro.