Chris Stain Book Launch

Chris Stain (photo by Luna Park)

Artist, teacher, father and all-around nice guy Chris Stain debuts his new book, Long Story Short: A Collection of Inspiration, published by Drago, this Wednesday at the Wooster St. Social Club. Aside from the book launch, the evening will also feature an exhibition of Stain’s work, live music, printmaking, and a slideshow talk by artist, activist and Justseeds founder Josh Macphee on the history of art on the streets. Details can be found on the flyer below.

Chris Stain (photo by Luna Park)
Chris Stain (photo by Luna Park)

Toynbee Tile Lecture in Brooklyn

Toynbee tile in New York City (photo by Luna Park)

Ever since living in Philadelphia for a couple years in the mid 1990s, I’ve been intrigued by Toynbee tiles. What did these strange vinyl tiles in the middle of Center City intersections mean?? Philadelphia artist and musician Justin Duerr researched the tiles for the 2011 award-winning documentary, Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles. Duerr will give a free, half hour lecture and slide show on the mysterious tiles as part of Pete’s Candy Store’s Open City Dialogue series in Brooklyn tomorrow at 7:30pm. Very much looking forward to hearing more about Toynbee tiles!

Tile remnant in Philadelphia (photo by Luna Park)

January 9, 2012 – 7:30pm
NOTES FROM JUPITER: Decoding the Toynbee Tiles w/Justin Duerr
Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211