The Concern Newsstand has such a name because of a concern that the world is falling to distracted mindlessness and that we’re all reading from physical, paper objects less and less. A ‘concern’ is also the name of a ‘business’. The Chapel Hill / Carrboro, NC area no longer has m/any used book or magazine stores. The Newsstand is offering this service to the community. It is also a venue for local artists & artists from beyond to sell their printed materials & limited edition products. Housed in a gallery & among artist studios, it is a meeting spot & hang out place.
The curated focus is to expand one’s mind in some way beyond the mundane via artist books, comics, art books, magazines, small press publishers, used books, vintage magazines & more. The curator & artist behind this project is Orvokki Crosby.
The Concern has a long-term outpost at Lump Gallery (505 S. Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601) where materials can be browsed and purchases can be made during gallery hours (Thu- Sat, 12-6pm) AND a showroom/ reading room/ workshop at Attic 506 (506A W. Franklin Street), in Chapel Hill, open during events (second Fridays 6-9pm) & by appointment. Send a message through the website or via Instagram. Stay tuned via our blog, facebook & instagram pages to see the latest news and event-based participation.
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Now accepting submissions for The Concern. a magazine. issue 3. Email hi res jpegs or pdfs of image based work, word docs (preferred) of text based work to: theconcernnewsstand (@) gmail by October 1, 2020. The magazine will be 8.5” x 11” in size. This year has proven our concerns are through the roof, there are too many to count. What are you concerned about, it can be a societal issue, a personal issue, small, big, general, detailed? It is open ended. Submissions will be curated into the magazine; unfortunately not all will be able to make it. Those who have a piece in the final issue, will receive a free copy mailed to them, plus a generous discount on multiple copies. See Issue 2 for more details.