The Mall Presents: Essentials Creative Quaranzine Release and Social Distance Photo Shoot
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Essentials Creative is a multi-media collective producing holistic arts experiences. These multi-faceted projects incorporate disciplines such as photography, fashion, graphic design, video, music, and installation. Though there are several collaborators there is always a shared interest in experimentation, fluidity, and diversity.
Essentials creates a platform for underrepresented artists to express themselves and find support within their field. In the search for emerging talent, innovative voices, and unseen narratives, collaboration with other creatives is celebrated. Essentials is composed of and embraces artists of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Quaranzine is a collection of work by Essentials, friends, and collaborators made during the covid-19 lockdown. Contributors include: Adrian Armstrong, Steven Casanova, Jane Claire, Angela Fox, Paloma Mayorga, Cynthia Muñoz, Manik Raj Nakra, Dawn Okoro, Fabian Leon Villa, Misa Yamamoto, Sixto-Juan Zavala, and Jasmine Zelaya. Featured models include: T-Agé Anadi, PIO, Sierra Todd, Shasta Wonder, EVEY ONYX, Nina Hawkins, Nolan Novarro, and Maki Na. These creatives have come together from the US, the UK, Japan, and Rwanda to contribute art, text, photography, and graphics. The zine includes works of resistance, environmental awareness, frustration, and play.
The 5 x 8 inch 16 page publication is risograph printed in a limited edition of 150 by Telepath Design in Austin, Texas in 9 different colors with a gold metallic ink on the cover.
Safety precautions: Essentials will be wearing masks and staying 6+ feet away for the shoot, all participants will be wearing a masks covering their mouth & nose. All photo shoot participants will wait in their car until checked in one at a time.