Monday, December 31, 2012

Instigatorzine 2013



Many of you reading this message know Instigatorzine as the best place to find Literature and Art in Jersey City (and eventually the world!), but to me and the rest of the IZ staff, it's been three years of hard work. 





In 2012, we saw our largest, fastest growth in regards to exposure and content. Many new faces have joined and left our ranks, while past Instigators have returned to help us create the best magazine we can. And how can we forget the massive love and support we've received from the Jersey City! Surely IZ wouldn't be here without your warm embrace.




Of course, Instigatorzine isn't without faults. Throughout 2012, there have been schedule concerns with subscriptions. While it is inexcusable, our lateness is due to our small staff. Some members have had to juggle multiple responsibilities, and a tight release schedule didn't make things easier. However, like all mistakes and failures, we can find an opportunity to learn from them and perform better. 


In 2013, IZ will shift to a subscription-only, quarterly schedule (March, June, September, and December--now you can hold us to it) to allow more breathing room for us to develop what will ultimately be a better product overall. We will be delivering exclusive content like limited-edition stickers, artist prints, writers' chapbooks, and a free digital copy to subscribers, offering more bang for your hard-earned buck. 


Did we mention digital? You read correctly. Although we still love physical products, the future is here, and we're embracing digital. While you'll only be able to receive the physical magazine and all that awesome, exclusive, bonus content, you can still purchase digital singles through our new website debuting next month. What? New website? (I'm dropping bombs in this post!) Our new website will be fully functional and will be the primary source for all your IZ needs.





This shift in publishing obviously raises questions regarding our current subscribers who have yet to finish their subscriptions. Current subscribers will be “grandfathered” into the new system. This means if a person signed up for One Year (6 issues), they will still get those six issues beginning with the first issue they’ve received. I understand that some of our magazines have been late; I am addressing this conflict personally, since it’s fallen into my lap anyway. We want to make sure subscribers get the full value of a subscription with IZ. If there are any conflicts I have not mentioned in this message, please send me a message:


With this year coming to a close, we're looking forward to 2013 and a mightier Instigatorzine. We couldn't have gotten here without your love and support. Thank you.




Happy New Year, INSTIGATOR!





Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dylan Egon: reGeneration - Art as Lifestyle



If you're a Jersey City native, or you're active in the New York art scene, you're going to be attending this tonight.

I'll see you there, INSTIGATOR!



Friday, November 16, 2012

JC Rebuild

If you live in the NJ-NY area, you have an understanding of the destruction Hurrican Sandy brought to the east coast. Jersey City's local creative organizations are doing something about it.


Art House Productions, Instigatorzine, JC Slam, LaOla, and The Spaghetti Sessions Present:

JC ReBuild


Art House Productions
1 McWilliams Place, Jersey City, NJ 07302

November 17th 7-9:30pm 

$5 Suggested Donation to benefit Jersey City Sandy Recovery

Saturday November 17th from 7 to 9:30pm, Art House Productions with JC Slam, Instigatorzine, The Spaghetti Sessions and the former gang of LaOla are hosting JC ReBuild, a fundraiser to benefit the ongoing recovery and relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Contribute by buying affordable art to support our artists and help the families affected by Hurricane Sandy. Let's all ReBuild a stronger Jersey City!

There will be live music and spoken word by poets Justin Woo, Benedicto Figueroa of JC Slam along with a other talented poets such as Carol Brown and Saint Patrick, and featuring Mike Kovacs on guitar behind the poetry.

The Spaghetti Sessions Songwriters Workshop will feature musical performances by Glen Coleman, Chrissy Roberts, Jim Russel, Roland Ramos and will premier select cuts from Frank Ippolito's Watermark Project upcoming CD release.

DJ Justin Woo and DJ Jesus Himself will be spinning throughout the night!

And Much More:

Silent auction featuring artwork by some of your favorite local artists: Mauro Altamura, Kayt Hester, Roxana Marroquin, Narciso Espiritu, Patricia Benitez, Melissa Buesing, Norm Kirby, and Giancarlo Corbacho just to mention a few.

Gift baskets by local vendors, Recyclights Candle, will be up for grabs.

70-100% of the proceeds of all auctioned items will be donated to Jersey City Sandy Recovery, providing relief to JC residents affected by Hurricane Sandy.

Jersey City has been an art community for so many of us, and it's time that we give back to those who have helped make it such. So please come out and join for a night of art, music, and giving.

SILVERMAN: Building Neighborhoods
Hamilton Square 
www.arthouseproductions.or g

See you later, INSTIGATOR.


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Sylvia Ji at Corey Helford Gallery Circa


This Saturday, November 3, Sylvia Ji will feature "La Catrina," new paintings of the Catrina, synonymous with her name to fame, in her 5th solo with Corey Helford Gallery Circa in Culver City, CA. 

“La Catrina” will exhibit twenty-three paintings, including a series of smaller works. “I’ve tried to incorporate many of the textiles and patterns that evoke the indigenous spirit of Mexico,” says Sylvia. The rich hues and tonalities inlaid with traditional patterns and metallic foil motifs create an exhibition of saturnine beauty, resonant with life.

The opening reception for “La Catrina” takes place Saturday, November 3 at CHG Circa. The reception is open to the public, and the exhibition will be on view through December 1, 2012.

If you're in the Los Angeles area, this is a show you want to see. 



Opening Reception Saturday, November 3, 2012 from 7-10pm

On View November 3 – December 1, 2012


CHG Circa

8530-A Washington Boulevard

Culver City, CA 90232

Open Tuesday - Saturday, Noon to 6:00pm



See you later, INSTIGATOR.


Friday, October 26, 2012

Instigatorzine Playlist: Chilled

Need something to fill your dance party this weekend? We may have something for you. 
Tunes selected by IZ's Farooq Alihassan, Carlos Castillo, Tati Dengo, and Narciso Espiritu Jr. 

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