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RAW Current Wrap-Up, Upcoming Shows

If you get our newsletters, you know that I like to describe RAW Artists shows in two words – Art Party!

The Current show in Richmond, VA this past Thursday was no different. It was at the Hippodrome, which is a beautiful venue. I love the Art Deco look of the place, and the interior is just as gorgeous. Setup went well, and I finally got a chance to try out my new lighting kit! I think it looks pretty good, don’t you? Also, this is the first time Brian was able to show with me at a RAW Artists show, which was a huge help.

I decided to debut some new scarf pins there, along with a bunch of new pendant styles. I want to get them up for sale here on the site soon, but with three local shows in the next three weeks, I might be a wee crunched for time.

Speaking of, if you’re local to Pittsburgh and want to shop in person, I’ve got LOADS of opportunities for you! First off is Shop in Shadyside, which is a multi-weekend event that kicks off on November 29th, AKA Small Business Saturday. That’s when I’ll be there with my goods. Right after that is the Sweetwater Center for the Art’s Holiday mART. It’s a weeklong sale of local artists’ works, and some of my jewelry will be in the mix.

For those of you who don’t dig the craft fair or gallery scene, there’s an art party for you! Yep, I’m doing the Holiday RAWk show on December 10th. You can buy tickets for it on my artist profile page. Some people have had trouble in the past buying tickets (there’s no button, and the text is small), so here’s a handy-dandy guide for where to click on the page to get them. Like the image says, tickets are $15, but they go up to $20 at the door. There’s a cash bar where you can put that extra $5 you save to good use!

Will you Shop Small on the 29th? What are you looking to buy? Tell us!

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“The Horrible Plan of Horace Pickle” Book Party Wrap Up

PictureFor being a small press book launch, we got quite a crowd!

Yesterday was simultaneously fun and terrifying. We’ve never done a launch party for a book before, and WOW it was an experience, to say the least! To sum up – Brian wrote a book during NaNoWriMo five years ago, it got picked up in 2013 by a publisher, and now it finally got out of Editing Purgatory and was published a few months ago. If you liked “Dr. Horrible” or “Mystery Men”, you’ll love his book! You can click here for all the details if you’re interested in learning more.

Anyway, how many people say they want to write a book and then actually do it? Much less get it published? You’ve gotta celebrate that, so we did!

We booked the ToonSeum, a small museum dedicated to the cartoon and comic arts located in downtown Pittsburgh. As luck would have it, they have an awesome exhibit running right now featuring SUPERHERO SCIENCE! Pittsburgh comic book fans, you NEED to see this. Take an afternoon, and do it. I expect your reports on my desk in a week.

Dreux Priore provided some music that fit the book’s 1940’s jazzy swing feel, and our friend Brian Rice cooked up a bunch of delicious potatoes for us! I like salsa and cheese on mine.

If you want to buy a book in person and not on Amazon, here’s a list of where you can find them. “The Horrible Plan of Horace Pickle” happens in November, and if you’d like a “real time” narrative of what’s going on, follow him on Twitter @windsmith. It’ll be fun, I promise! Don’t worry, Brian’s not going to give away any spoilers. He’s using #readalong to mark them.


Brian does a short reading from the book.
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