J. Erik Jonnson Central Library,
Laurie Evans Studio, 3rd floor
Join us for a panel discussion exploring the world of art zines and the vibrant art zine scene in the Dallas area. The panel will focus on the art zine as a interdisciplinary hybrid of visual art and literature, its handmade materiality, and its use as a democratic platform for sharing ideas. Guest panelists will also discuss the various functions of zines in general, their relevance to local culture, and the importance of their accessibility to working class people.
Moderated by Randy Guthmiller
Artist and educator Randy Guthmiller is founder of DALLAS ZINE PARTY, the original North Texas zine fair and annual celebration of zines and DIY micropublications and SHAPE ZINES, an artist focused zine label. Guthmiller is a member of Art Beef, the collective behind the Exposition Park alternative art space Beefhaus. In addition to murals in Deep Ellum and Oak Cliff, his work has been exhibited at Tarleton State University, The Power Station, The Reading Room, black lodge, Apartment 38, Alabama SongThe Safe Room, Eastfield College, Tarrant County College South Campus, Oil and Cotton,The Greater Denton Arts Council, Beefhaus, and Ware:Wolf:Haus. He has also worked with institutions such as Nasher Sculpture Center, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Crow Collection of Asian Art, Oil and Cotton, and The Menil Collection.
A. Kendra Greene is the author of Anatomy of a Museum, The Stone Collector, and the forthcoming Vagrants and Uncommon Visitors. She started writing essays on a Fulbright grant in Korea, discovered book arts during her MFA in Nonfiction at the University of Iowa, and began staging participatory essay performances as the Writer in Residence at the Dallas Museum of Art's Center for Creative Connections. Her zines appear locally in the White Rock Zine Machine for 25 cents a pop.
Thoele Sarradet is a Dallas-based comic artist and animator. With a self-proclaimed boring childhood in Cleburne, TX, she focused her time on drawing comics and figuring out the mechanics of animation, critiquing Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network animated series, and being baffled by anime and eastern European animation. In late adolescence, she began living her life as a woman and became further aware of societal issues and political struggles of marginalized people. Her work aims to be accessible to working class people while simultaneously exploring emotional vulnerability and intimacy beyond the confines of social constructs. Her current major work is Offtrack, with four volumes printed and a website soon to be released this Spring.
Lisa Huffaker is a poet, musician, visual artist, singer, and teacher who channels her wide-ranging abilities into projects that focus on community and interaction. Her latest project, White Rock Zine Machine, offers tiny handmade books by local poets and artists, sold in beautifully repurposed vending machines. Lisa is an award-winning poet whose work is published in such journals as Southwest Review, Poet Lore, and Able Muse. She teaches creative writing and zine making through the Writer’s Garret and presents monthly creative writing adventures at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Her Zine Camp at Oil and Cotton won a “Best of Dallas” award from the Dallas Observer. She will be the visiting artist in the C3 Gallery at the Dallas Museum of Art this July through September.
Mylan Nguyen & Taro Waggoner are artistic couple living in Dallas, TX. Nguyen is a ceramicist and Waggoner is a screenprinter. They often work together on projects such as teaching a screen printing workshop at the Dallas Public Library and exploring the medium of zine-making during a artist-in-residency program at CentralTrak.