{ Magazine + Art Gallery. Two Forms, Same Mission? }

October 13, 2014 § Leave a comment

Joey Los is a sculptor from Gasconade County, Missouri, who works with hot molten metal, electricity and fire. Her work will be on display and on auction at the McKittrick Farmer's Mercantile. What if there were more spaces for regional artists to show their work?

Joey Los is a sculptor from Gasconade County, Missouri, who works with hot molten metal, electricity and fire. Her work will be on display and on auction at the McKittrick Farmer’s Mercantile. What if there were more spaces for regional artists to show their work?

I’ve been thinking about how, if I want to create a magazine that elevates culture and sense of place, the book’s leverage could support other vehicles achieving the same goal. The Texas Tribune’s 60+ events/year is one example of this concept (see, “8 Lessons Learned from New Journalism Business Models”), and The Intentional hosts book swaps and writing workshops. Orion, too, runs workshops and monthly web events, posts jobs/internships, and promotes reader meet-ups. Those are just some from the top of my head.

This, coupled with thoughts from last week, has me thinking: At the Dream Magazine, if we’d employ artists and photographers anyway, why not also feature their work in galleries? Keep a small one going in the lobby of our Dream Office, and work with businesses in the distribution area to host pop-up galleries on their walls. We’d cultivate culture and support regional artists beyond the pages of the mag, and at the same time, promote our brand and raise a few extra funds (from places like, say, The Missouri Arts Council, which just announced its 2015 grants). This seems totally possible, but I’m wondering if other magazines and nonprofits are doing this. Please share links in the comments if you know of any.

{ Also }

Billyo O’Donnell’s mural will be officially dedicated Friday, October 17 in McKittrick, Missouri.

Hey, if you’re in the market for Missouri River art, drive or paddle down to McKittrick this Friday for the Missouri River Relief Benefit Art Auction & Katy Trail Mural Dedication. Regional sculptors, painters and woodworkers will be there, as well as all my friends (including, hopefully, you)! Follow me on Instagram and Twitter to get the event’s highlights, or to simply absorb my ambient awareness.

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