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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Working Proof & Rare Device: Aesopica

Another project that's been a long time in the making, and one that we are thrilled to announce: Rare Device and The Working Proof are proud to present Aesopica, a group art show centered around Aesop's Fables. Aesopica was inspired by 826 National's work - a network of nine nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping students with expository and creative writing. Organized around a theme of storytelling, we asked twelve amazing artists to participate by illustrating one of Aesop's Fables. Participating artists include Andrea D'Aquino, Samantha Hahn, Caitlin Keegan, Sol Linero, OSoo, Danna Ray, Amy Ruppel, Catherine Ryan, Lisa Solomon, Yasmine Surovec, Julianna Swaney, and Gretchen Wagoner.

The show opens this Friday, November 19th, and if you are in San Francisco, I hope that you will stop by the opening! The show will run through January 9 in the Rare Device project space. Both original artwork and prints will be available, as well as a show catalog printed by Blurb. 15% of the gross proceeds from the show will be donated to 826 Valencia, the San Francisco chapter of 826 National.

Huge thanks to Blurb and POVevolving for being sponsors of the show, and even bigger thanks to the artists for creating such beautiful work!

Artwork below (clockwise from top left): Caitlin Keegan - The Hare and the Tortoise, OSoo - The Vain Jackdaw, Amy Ruppel - The Dog and His Shadow, Sol Linero - The Herdsman and the Lost Bull.

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