Friday, February 17, 2012

Reception, Saturday, February 25, 2012 6PM - 8PM at Ohlone College

Renovated Reputations: Paintings by Kenney Mencher, installation and performances by the students at Ohlone, fiction, and a photobooth.

 
Reception, Saturday, February 25, 2012  6PM - 8PM

Smith Center Louie Meager Art Gallery
Ohlone College, 43600 Mission Blvd. Fremont, California 94539
February 7th -  March 9th

This event is free and open to the public.  Come in costume and take a picture in the free photobooth!


Renovated Reputations is the result of an internet blogging project in which paintings and assemblages based on vintage and antique vernacular photography are the inspiration for short fiction.  The blog, which gets between one hundred to two hundred and fifty visitors a day, is the nexus point.  Each week between seven to ten authors from the U.S. and U.K. submitted short fiction of one thousand words or less compete to win an original work of art that is the basis for the story.  The stories and assemblages are then coupled with great graphic design and photo illustration to create an environment that compliment the two.

The catalog is a collaborative joint between myself, the students at Ohlone a dirty dozen or so such as author professor Mark Brosamer,  mystery writer Matt O'Malley, pulp author Steven D. Rogers of PulpFest fame, Dreamworks animator/cartoonist Brian Newlin, columnist Gigi De Vault and others.
http://www.kenney-mencher.com/
 
We're going to have a photobooth for the show for participants to play with and vintage costumes.

Sincerely (I mean it!)
Kenney Mencher

Here are two of the books that were designed as catalogs.  (Click the book for a preview.)