Join us Saturday, July 21st as we do a test run with the first print copies of The 22 Magazine at Pete’s Mini Zine Fest!
Joining us will be Volume One contributors, John Jennison, Max Evry (selling work for Pranas J. Naujokaitis) and editor Cat Gilbert selling some of her own work along with the magazine. First person to buy a copy of The 22 gets a FREE mini-painting from Cat Gilbert’s “Flowers and Monsters” series. Show starts at 2pm! Come for the books! Stay for the drinks!
The 22 is an online magazine that focuses on the fusion of art, music and literature as a symphonic whole. Whether the din is delightfully in tune or charmingly askew, this project is about giving artists, writers and musicians a voice through careful curation of contributors whose work speaks to the many and the few. We thrive on sparking new dialogue. On mixing strange brews. On the abundant, the heady, the experimental, the unknown and the razor’s edge. The 22 features professional and emerging artists, writers and musicians from around the world and the first volume culminated in a group show comprised of music, art and readings, with a salon dynamic. The positive response to our first volume was overwhelming and Vol II promises to bring some of the boldest work yet. (READ MORE.)
More than ever we appreciate the unique, unusual, weird in life and we’re willing to share it. The 22 Magazine brings together folks worldwide.
Different viewpoints equals fun art.
New York can be an intimidating place but it can also be a home. To keep these unique, incredible artists, writers and musicians from New York and otherwise around, we need your help.
Please consider donating, even something very small. We are still struggling to meet our goal and we know there are folks out there reading! We’re not asking for much. A few dollars goes a long way. We’ve added a $5 and a $250 option to the donation and you’ll note a very awesome tote bag or t-shirt is available at the $250 level from contributor and comic artist, John Jennison.
We know, it seems like a-lot but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. There are so many amazing projects we’d like to really give a jumpstart to and your’s could very likely be one of them.
Thanks for listening again and please consider giving today.
I write to let you know The 22 Magazine is now hosting its first fundraising campaign, and how important it is for The 22 that we meet our fundraising goal for this project. Every person involved has done a huge amount of work out of the kindness of their hearts and has helped to make this magazine a bigger success than I ever could have imagined. I cannot thank them, or you the readers, enough for what you contribute on a daily basis. That being said, in these times, everyone needs as much help as they can get. We are no exception.
Nearly everything about The 22 is funded from our own pockets and unfortunately circumstances no longer make it possible to give in the same way. Thus I have to turn to you. For the past year we’ve implemented several series that showcase the works of artists, writers and musicians, with almost no funding. This is no small feat in New York City, and undoubtedly everyone sacrificed a huge amount of themselves to make it possible. While it may be ideal to continue in this way, it’s definitely not feasible. What we are asking for is only a very small fraction of what is needed to create things like the first print version of The 22 Review, a bigger, badder, better website, more in-depth content and larger, more excellent events.
Even $10 will help us take small steps towards our goal. In the long run you will find, as always, that with The 22 the benefits outweigh the cost. Please take the time to read some of the reasons to donate below and consider helping out.
Thank you all for your time and for the amazing things you create on a daily basis.
THE 22 MAGAZINE: Why did you choose to live and work in Berlin?
APRIL GERTLER: I finished graduate school and had done an exchange program in Germany and Frankfort at an art school there, and I was sort of weighing my pros and cons. I had always wanted to live in Europe. My father’s from Hungary, and my mother’s from Holland. I thought about living in Holland, but having this chance to be in Frankfort had been really exciting, and Berlin has always been this kind of city of promise. Berlin is really exciting and just offers so much. There is so much vastness and openness. There is still this feeling of opportunity, but the opportunity is very much there for you to develop yourself, which is what I also find really difficult about living in Berlin. There is a huge positive, but the huge negative is that there’s not a lot of energy coming from the city. What I mean is, here, in New York, you walk on the street and there’s sort of this vibration. There’s this buzz because there are so many people in the street; you feel people’s energy and get electrified from that. It doesn’t exist in Berlin. It’s a very slow city. It’s very calm. That is why I really like it, although, it’s very hard to get motivated. So, there’s this challenge with the city.