Tucked inside our Left of the Lake Gallery, 4615 Seventh Avenue, is the Left of the Lake Distro, featuring authors and artists of both near and far. Great prices, great works, great times. Stop by and see us. If you're interested in us carrying your zine, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
For our October 2016 issue of Moss Piglet, Kenosha/Racine artists and authors were asked to share something about their favorite Allen (Alan). Who knew that the humble Allen Wrench would be so popular?
Join us on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 for our art & writing meetup in downtown Kenosha. Beer & Zines welcomes you to sip some craft beer and respond creatively to this month's theme: What's goin' on with those cowboys? We provide the paper. You provide your art and writing supplies. At the end of the night, we'll collect everyone's work and publish it in the new edition of our collaborative zine, Moss Piglet.
You'll get a seat at the table for two bucks. You'll also receive a copy of Moss Piglet at the December meetup.
Head to downtown Kenosha this Wednesday, September 28, 2016 for the September version of Beer & Zines. At this event, you'll create something in art, prose and/or poetry tied to this month's theme: My Favorite Alan (Allen). You might pay tribute to Alan Alda or Karen Allen or Allen Ginsberg. You get the idea. The fun begins at 6:30 pm and runs until 9 o'clock. All abilities welcome and encouraged. $2 pay printing costs for our collaborative zine, Moss Piglet. Those who create work and pay their two bucks will receive a copy of the zine at next month's event. Beer & Zines always happens on the final Wednesday of the month. PHOTO CHALLENGE: Can you spot the Moss Piglet amongst the lovelies in the group photo?
Bid farewell to those hazy, crazy days of summer. Lift a glass with us (along with your pen or brush) as we celebrate central air conditioning and enjoy another Beer & Zines art and writing meet-up. Our theme this month is "Jesus & Dinosaurs." Interpret as you wish. Paper will be provided. Bring your own supplies. $2.00 covers printing costs (well, sort of.) The work created on this night of Wednesday, August 31st at Public Craft Brewing Co. in downtown Kenosha will be lovingly assembled into an eye-catching zine and printed just for you (and everyone else who participates.) Sound like fun? Join us! Confused? Join us! Thirsty? Join us! We'll be there from 6:30-9:00 pm.
Thank you to Heather Poyner and Kenosha News for promoting the 1st Kenosha Zine Fest, held on August 13, 2016 at ArtWorks in Kenosha and for Kevin Poirier from Kenosha News for attending our event and snapping the photos below.
Who said disco is dead? Not the artists who took part in our "Make Disco Great Again" night in late July 2016 at Public Craft Brewing Co. and contributed a page to Issue 6 of our collaborative, colorful zine, Moss Piglet.
Moss Piglet Issue 6 was created on June 29, 2016 during a Beer & Zines event at Public Craft Brewing Co. in downtown Kenosha, WI. Beer & Zines takes place on the final Wednesday of each month, starting at 6:30 pm. Each event has a theme that is announced in advance at the Kenosha/Racine Area Zine Makers Group on Facebook and at the conclusion of the prior month's Beer & Zine activity. Artists and authors of all abilities are welcome to participate. Paper is supplied. $2/person. Those under 21 must bring an adult 21 or older to the event.
Summer is hot pink at Public Craft Brewing Co. when zinesters fill the tables to draw and write their way to another edition of the Moss Piglet zine. Want to be a part of this happening affair? You'll need to be age 21 or accompanied by someone who's 21 or older. You'll need $2 (these zines don't print themselves for free, you know.) Bring your own art and writing supplies. Paper provided (but feel free to bring your own.) Create something according to this month's theme: Make Disco Great Again. Put on your boogie shoes and disco dance your way downtown!
We're making zines: They can be photocopied manifestos of your borderline sociopathic babblings, or perfect bound, full color, pop-up, limited edition, hand-embellished, bound with Corinthian leather, collections of your cat pics. Your zines can be produced by yourself or in collaboration with other zinesters. We have our very own zine distro at our gallery, 4615 Seventh Avenue, Kenosha, where you can make some walking-around money. For a Zine 101, visit ZineWiki.com