Gopher Release! Gopher Release!

No animals were harmed in the making of this event.

They've got it, covered.
They've got it, covered.

What do Lope Gutierrez-Ruiz and Michelle Benaim, art aficionados and recent transplants from Venezuela, have waiting for the reading and art-loving public at this party?

For one thing, the second issue of their magazine Gopher Illustrated, a slick and fierce compendium of writing about and images exploring what it means to be a dweller in the modern urban landscapes that increasingly define our world.

What are city limits, anyway? What's the membrane separating a particular hub from the rest of the increasing sprawl? What engines of culture drive the activities of people inside these denser living spaces?

Ponder this along with relevant articles from Jeff Koons, Hanif Kureishi, Will Shortz, and others. Ponder this, as you mingle, nomming on the catered goodies & bevs there in this city's smart Champion Gallery downtown, as you envy the first 50 who showed up at the 7pm start-time for the design-happy soiree and snagged themselves a sweet new Gopher T-shirt.

Yes, that's Thursday, June 23, 7pm, and we'll see you there!

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