The EP-AKArt-FolioCue

DATE: Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6-9pm
LOCATION: Beverly’s, 21 Essex Street NYC

AKArt and FolioCue are pleased to host the launch event for The Excellent People (The EP)magazine—whose inaugural issue is themed The Artist—during a pre-Armory week reception at Beverly’s, NYC, on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 6-9pm.

The EP offers multipage image-driven features on young, talented artists in Paris, LA, NY, and London. This limited-edition premiere issue features Allie Pohl, Cole Sternberg, and Dietmar Busse, the LA collaborative FriendsWithYou, and London-based artist Reza Aramesh, among others. A feature on Prospect 3, New Orleans contains interviews with Brooke Davis Anderson, the Executive Director of Prospect 3, and Franklin Sirmans, the Artistic Director (also the Chief Curator of Contemporary Art at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art)—along with images and information about Prospect 3 artists.

The magazine puts artists in conversation with key writers, such as (READ)art’s Founder and Fjords contributor Heather Zises, and scholar + curator of the recent blockbuster NYC exhibition Judith Lauand: Brazilian Modernist, 1950s–2000sAliza Edelman, and features dialogues with design, fashion, and art world figures such as the Director of the Museum of Arts and Design Glenn Adamson, the fashion-inspired art site FolioCue founder Jamie Knowles, and one of LA’s top young art dealers, and founder of LAXARTLauri Firstenburg—with a multi-page portfolio about what’s happening on the LA art scene. Published by AKArt Vice President, Ricky Lee, the premiere issue of the full color, 11 x 14 inch magazine is available in select bookstores and specialty shops in NY, Miami, LA, London, and Paris.

EP inside