You’re invited to send items to burn in the Tieton New Year’s Bonfire!
There are some reasons for hope, cheer, and good fortune, so let’s welcome 2009 with good wishes, tidings, and blessings. Marquand Books and Mighty Tieton will mark the transition from messy old 2008 to bright and shiny 2009 with a bonfire in Tieton, Washington, on New Year’s Eve.
We invite family, friends, associates, clients, colleagues, and neighbors to participate by mailing symbolic paper or wood items for us to toss onto the flames for you.
Letters, paper dolls, photos, charms, sketches, carvings, notes, diary entries, effigies, bad poems, good poems, greeting cards, little voodoo dolls, mortgage papers, financial reports, parking tickets, expired coupons, report cards, foreclosure notices, IRA statements, campaign literature, rejection letters, love notes, résumés, collages, whatever. Any symbols that will bring better fortune for 2009.
Here’s how it works:
Gather up your items. Package in a neat envelope or bundle, and seal it tight. (We won’t open anything unless instructed to.) Mark your bundle “2008″ if you would like it tossed on the flames before the end of the year, or “2009″ if you want it tossed on once the new year has begun. Add instructions if special incantations are required. No books or musical instruments, please.
Mail to: Mighty Tieton New Year PO Box 369 Tieton, WA 98947
Be sure to send it to arrive by Wednesday, December 31, and we will be sure your wishes are granted!
Here’s a few hand-picked gift recommendations from the Marquand and iocolor staff:
Art and Photography:
Gary Hawkey: A Certain Alchemy, Keith Carter (University of Texas Press) John Hubbard: Fully Booked, M. Hubner and R, Klanten (Gestalten) Adrian Lucia: Richard Serra Sculpture: Forty Years (MoMA) Zach Hooker: Alloy of Love, Dario Robleto (Har/Pstr) John Hubbard: The Printed Picture, Richard Benson (MoMA) Zach Hooker: All Known Metal Bands, Dan Nelson (McSweeney’s) Gary Hawkey: Bhutan: Hidden Lands of Happiness, John Wehrheim (Serindia)
Adrian Lucia: Indignation, Phillip Roth (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Oleya Pearsall: No One Belongs Here More Than You, Miranda July (Scribner) Zach Hooker: The Solitudes (The Aegypt Cycle), John Crowley (Overlook TP) Jeff Wincapaw: Angle of Repose, Wallace Stegner (Penguin Classics) John Hubbard: I Am a Beautiful Monster: Poetry, Prose, and Provocation, Francis Picabia (MIT Press)
Marissa Meyer: Working IX to V: Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns, and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World, Vicki Leon (Walker & Company) Adrian Lucia: The Forever War, Dexter Filkins (Knopf) Marissa Meyer: Natural Born Cyborgs: Minds, Technologies, and the Future of Human Intelligence, Andy Clark (Oxford University Press) John Hubbard: The Nancy Book, Joe Brainard (Siglio Press)
Zach Hooker: Pretty Monsters, Kelly Link (Viking Juvenile) Marissa Meyer: The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins (Scholastic Press)
Stephanie Locke: Tartine, Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson (Chronicle) Zach Hooker: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine, Vikram Vij and Meeru Dhalwala (Douglas & McIntyre) Keryn Means: The Food You Crave: Luscious Recipes for a Healthy Life, Ellie Krieger (Taunton) Sara Billups: How to Eat Supper, Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift (Clarkson Potter) John Hubbard: Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels in the Other China, Jeffrey Alford and Naomi Duguid (Artisan)
Oleya Pearsall: Knitting for Good!: A Guide to Creating Personal, Social, and Political Change Stitch by Stitch, Betsy Greer (Trumpeter) Stephanie Locke: Lotta Jansdotter Simple Sewing, Lotta Jansdotter (Chronicle)
Nature and Gardening:
Marie Weiler: Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens, Douglas Tallamy (Timber Press) Marie Weiler: A Short History of the Honey Bee: Humans, Flowers, and Bees in the Eternal Chase for Honey, E. Readicker-Henderson (Timber Press) Sara Billups: Birdscapes: A Pop-Up Celebration of Bird Songs in Stereo Sound, Miyoko Chu with the Cornell Lab of Omithology (Chronicle)
The struggle for civil rights is the most iconic of 1960s stories, and the Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, followed the next year by Rosa Parks’s refusal to cede her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, are often cited as the era’s inaugural events. Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement 1956–1968(High Museum of Art), the catalogue for an extraordinary exhibition organized by Julian Cox, the curator of photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, is an important contribution to the visual record of the movement.
If you’re in the Washington DC area this Wednesday, December 3, check out author and curator David Wagner’s lecture on the history of the wildlife art at the U.S. Department of Interior Museum. Copies of Wagner’s book, American Wildlife Art, will be available for signing by the author.
The lecture begins at 10:00 a.m. and is presented in conjunction with Endangered Species: Flora and Fauna in Peril at the Wildling Art Museum.