An Incomplete History of Community Publishing at the Edge of the Earth is a history exhibit presented by Nicole Lavelle at the Jack Mason Museum of West Marin History in Inverness, California...
...and a series of programming around West Marin to go along with it.
Exhibition dates: November 10, 2019 - February 28, 2020.
Hours: Saturday 10am-1pm, Monday + Friday 3-9pm, and Tuesday and Wednesday, 10am-6pm.
Location: Jack Mason Museum, at the Inverness Library. 15 Park Ave., Inverness CA.
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Opening reception and Panel discussion
at the Jack Mason Museum
View the exhibit and stay for a discussion with Ben Livingston (Inverness Almanac), Elizabeth Whitney (Tomales Bay Times), Deadline Stu (Bolinas Hearsay News), and Michael Sykes (Floating Island). Moderated by Nicole Lavelle.
Opening, 1-3pm. Panel, 3-4pm.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
OYSTERS release party
at Point Reyes Books
Celebrate the release of a new local publication made by West Marin friends and neighbors. Magazines for sale, readings, live music, hot beverages, snacks, and friends.
Sunday, December 8, 2019
at the Jack Mason Museum
Come and browse selections from the museum's collection, touch the paper, and talk to other people who like old stuff.
Saturday, February 15, 2019
at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church
Celebrate a re-release of the 1972 publication Outlaw Building News with a screening of Super 8 films by Inverness architect Jim Campe. Mark the launch of the digital archive of Inverness architect and educator Sim Van der Ryn with a slide show by artist and archivist Owen Gump.
Presented with Point Reyes Books and the Anne T. Kent California Room, Marin County Free Library
An Incomplete History of Community Publishing at the Edge of the Earth surveys the homegrown publications of West Marin in an effort to share the multitude of perspectives they contain. Beginning in 1903, and spanning to the present, this selection of publications reveals a collective narrative of this special slice of the earth that we call home.
The exhibit focuses especially on publications that emerge from community energy, assembled ad hoc by neighbors and friends, and each with a determined focus on hyper-local issues within specific coastal villages as well as greater West Marin. The collection includes The Rogie, The Baywood Press, The Point Reyes Light, The Tomales Bay Times, Estero, The Inverness Daily News, The New Weather Observer, The Coastal Post, The Paper, The Bolinas Hearsay News, Pacific Plate, Shelter Publications, Outlaw Building News, Floating Island, the Inverness Almanac, and a handful of unaffiliated, one-off newsletters and pamphlets.
As the title states, the exhibit excludes many publications and experiments, sometimes for lack of space or information, and often for lack of awareness. Publications by single authors or ones for wide distribution were left out deliberately, and known blind spots include the San Geronimo Valley, Tomales, and Muir Beach.