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Proximity Mag release party tomorrow night!

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Mairead Case, Managing Editor, 425.241.8881 PROXIMITY MAGAZINE RELEASES SECOND ISSUE, HOSTS ART PARTY Proximity Magazine, the Chicago-based arts and culture print publication, will debut its second issue at an art party on September 5th, 2008. Proximity #2, the Cities Issue, features guides to underrepresented creative hubs around the world, including New Orleans, Helsinki, Kansas City, Jacmel, Milwaukee, Saint-Denis, Seattle, and of course Chicago. There are also full-color artist studio profiles, features on alternative fundraising and renegade artist Renzo Martens, pages of Chicago events reviews, and the debut of two new columns: one on art theory edited by Artforum's Mark Staff Brandl and a literary supplement curated by Mairead Case. Chicago contributors include Ben Schaafsma (inCUBATE co-founder), Salem Collo-Julin and Brett Bloom (Temporary Services), Zach Plague (featherproof books), Becca Klaver (Switchback Books), Caroline Picard (Green Lantern), Bert Stabler, Dan S. Wang, and Tony Fitzpatrick. The party goes down at the Co-Prosperity Sphere (3219 S Morgan). It starts at 10pm and is all-ages. There's a $10 suggested donation at the door. Jams by Bobby Conn, Bird Names, Magical Beautiful, and Stagecoach, fresh from their appearance at Printers' Ball. Proximity is a magazine dedicated to sustaining contemporary art and culture. Our mission is to amplify discourse on local and gloral art ecologies. We hope to serve as a map – of artists, collectives, and alternative spaces to commercial galleries, museums, and universities – as a means of connecting and cultivating sustainable creative communities. Proximity Magazine debuted at the 2008 Chicago Art Fairs, and is distributed internationally and widely available locally, including at Quimby's. It is published by Ed and Rachael Marszewski at the Public Media Institute (Lumpen, Version, and Select Media Festivals), a 501(c)(3); designed by Michael Freimuth; and edited by Mairead Case. Website: Proximity 1 (PDF):

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