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On Friday, September 20th, BMW’s Mini Lounge hosted the 4th Pechakucha Daegu.

Mesh Printing – [b] racket’s artistic duo Christopher Cote and Jess Hinshaw – made the wicked poster.

Steven Skorski, most recently involved with [b]racket in our gallery show [b] list, discussed his work teaching architecture at Keimyung University. Architecture’s a difficult thing to grasp, even in one’s mother tongue. Skorski, teaching in English, has the second hurdle of teaching students in a nonnative language. Rather than just using an endless stream of reworded explanations, he focuses on the visuals architecture and art to communicate concepts past the language barriers that arrise teaching in English at a Korean university.

Other presenters were Inhye Kim, SooJung Kim, and Sung Choi, the ladies of the amazing independent bookstore The Pollack. If you haven’t been yet, you should get on that and go. Here’s a map. And, you can always pick up a copy of [b]racket while you’re there.

One of the coolest things about this Pechakucha? Live video chats with other Pechakuchas all over the world that were happening at the same time. The next Pechakucha for Daegu hasn’t been scheduled yet. But we’ll keep on top of that and let you know when it is.

What is Pechakucha? Click and find out.

~ Kita Mendolia

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[b]racket’s one-year anniversary is coming up with the release of our October 2013 issue in just a little bit. One year. 11 issues of awesome art and even more awesome people (July is for vacations, not for work). We’ve been able to share an incredible amount with you, dear readers. So, we’d like to ask, what did you think of our first year? Did you have a favorite issue? A favorite artist? What do we do well, and what can we improve on? Did you come to the gallery or the opening reception? Comments? Feel free to let us know any wayward thought you might have about what we do. Do you love us, like us, hate us? (We super hope you don’t hate us.)

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Happy Chuseok, everyone. We hope you spending it exactly as you wish to.

~ Kita Mendolia

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[b] list Takes the World By Storm / Critics Rave: [b] list is the Best … Well, maybe there aren’t any newspapers with thrilling headlines about [b]racket’s first gallery show, but, honestly, things couldn’t have gone better. Thanks to all you rad people who came out to the opening, the mountain of hard work put in by our staff, our artists, and the wonderful people at Keimyung University, [b] list’s opening was an incredible success. On Saturday evening, The Black Gallery was humming with the sounds of art being discussed, people making connections, and minds expanding. It’s a rare thing to be able to ask artists those questions of “Why?” and “How?” when viewing pieces of their art. We were tickled pink that so many of the artists in the show were able to come, giving viewers the opportunity to pick their brains a bit. We were also very lucky to be able to see a one-time performance piece by Luis Arreguin called Memory. It explored themes of birth and innocence, maturity and industry, and eventual regret. 

Photos from the opening can be seen on our Facebook page.

Didn’t get a chance to come to the opening? No worries! [b] list is still up! But you’ve got to hurry. The show closes this coming Saturday at 3 pm. The Black Gallery is open from 9-5 every day until then. Directions and maps are here!

Thank you again to all of the artists, Keimyung University, and everyone who came out and had a look at some amazing art. We couldn’t have done it with out all of you. Cheers.

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~ Kita Mendolia

[b]racket’s got a show, and you should go! See [b]racket art in real life. 12 [b]racket artists will be showing their work in [b] list at Keimyung University Campus’ Black Gallery.

Come see work by Anjee DiSanto, Boyane Zelechowski, Brandon Inman, Chistropher Cote & Jess Hinshaw, Craig Mason, Ginna Lambert, jimmySK, Mathieu St-Pierre, Matteo Berra, Robin Elijah Kimmerling, Stephen Skorski, and Vedi Dojkich.

The show opens TODAY – Tuesday, September 3rd at 9am. The Opening Reception will be Saturday, September 7th, at 5pm. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Sunday, 9am-5pm. Closed Mondays.

Maps and directions:

Directions!

From MYEONGDOK station: Walk out exit 1. Walk straight. You’ll be walking along the same road where the monorail is being built. You’ll pass the Prince Hotel on your left. Cross to the other side of the street at the crosswalk just after the Prince Hotel. Now you are on the same side of the street as the Hotel. Keep walking straight until you get to the next major intersection. (From Myeongdok station, about 7-10 minutes). Once you reach the intersection, (you’ll see the station for the monorail being built on your right) cross and keep walking straight. Turn left up the hill at the first street on your right. This will take you directly to the Keimyung University Campus Gates. Once inside the gates, walk to the left and walk past the parking attendant’s booth down a small hill. You’ll see the sign for [b]list at the bottom of the hill. The Black Gallery is in the building to the left.

From KEIMYUNG DAEMYEONG BUS STOP: Walk towards Myeongdok station. At the first small street, turn right up the hill towards the university. This will take you directly to the Keimyung University Campus Gates. Once inside the gates, walk to the left and walk past the parking attendant’s booth down a small hill. You’ll see the sign for [b]list at the bottom of the hill. The Black Gallery is in the building to the left.

From DIGITAL INDUSTRY BUS STOP: Walk towards the large, curved building on your left. At the first small street, turn left up the hill towards the university. You will be walking past the NamGwang Church (남광교회) on your right. This will take you directly to the Keimyung University Campus Gates. Once inside the gates, walk to the left and walk past the parking attendant’s booth down a small hill. You’ll see the sign for [b]list at the bottom of the hill. The Black Gallery is in the building to the left.

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~ Kita Mendolia