The Literarian Goes to Bushwick

Saturday June 22, 2013
07:00 pm

Tags: Event

The Literarian celebrated print issues 12 and 13 at OUTLET, a gallery in Bushwick. The night featured readings by Literarian contributors Ruman Alaam, Robert Lopez, and Tracy O'Neill, and art by Literarian contributors Peter Freleng, Shannon Finnegan, James Eads, Beata Chrzanowska, Timothy Dollard, and Janine Polak. Work by these artists can also be found in both print editions, curated by OUTLET co-founder Aliza Kelly Faragher


Aliza Kelly Faragher received her BA in Studio Art and Art History from Carleton College in 2011. In 2012, she co-founded OUTLET Fine Art, an art gallery and performance space in Brooklyn. She also specializes in independent curation and consulting.




Rumaan Alam has published fiction in Washington Square Review, The Gettysburg Review, Crazyhorse, American Short Fiction, and Avery Anthology. He studied at Oberlin College, and lives in New York. His story  "A Certainty" was a finalist in The Literarian's first short story contest, and appears in issue 12. 


Robert Lopez is the author of two novels, Part of the World and Kamby Bolongo Mean Riverand a story collection, Asunder. His fiction has appeared in dozens of journals and magazines, including; BombThe Threepenny ReviewThe Barcelona ReviewAlaska Quarterly ReviewThe Norton Anthology of Sudden Fiction, and Latino. He teaches fiction writing at The New School, Pratt Institute, Columbia University, and The Solstice MFA Creative Writing Program at Pine Manor College and is a 2010 Fellow in Fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts. His story, "I Want to Kiss Myself, Good God," appears in issue 13.


Tracy O'Neill was raised in New Hampshire and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. She is an adjunct lecturer at the City College of New York and a freelance writer. Her fiction has appeared in The Literarian ("The Imperfect," issue 5) and Promethean. She was a 2012 Emerging Writer Fellow at The Center for Fiction. 




Peter Freleng is a New York based printmaker and painter. He has been making works on paper since the age of fourteen. His works have been shown in international shows as well as galleries based in the New York region.


Shannon Finnegan is an artist based in Brooklyn and Wassaic, NY. She is the Exhibitions and Festival Director for the Wassaic Project, and serves as an Artist Guide for the Judd Foundation. Originally from Berkeley, California, Shannon received her Bachelor of Arts from Carleton College before moving to New York. Recent exhibitions include DUEL, OUTLET Fine Art, Brooklyn (2013); Peaces on Earth, Sardine, Brooklyn (2012); Everything is Index, The Invisible Dog, Brooklyn (2012); and Recession Art at CULTUREfix Storefront, New York (2012). 


James Eads is a multi-disciplinary artist with a passion for both art and design. In his work, James challenges the concrete reality that we live in - he plays with color and motion for form a world of believable fiction. Like a map to this new world, his pieces act as illustrations for something previously unknown. 


Originally from Poland, Beata Chrzanowska has lived most of her life in Chicago. She got her BFA at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design where she studied Integrated Studio Arts with a focus in painting and drawing the human form. Since then she has migrated to New York where she continues an active career in the arts painting from her studio in Queens.


Timothy Dollard grew up in New York City, beginning photography in college after being introduced to the history of street photography. Raised with exposure to two cultures, travel influences his images in a search for the small commonalities of people that comprise the individual experience.


Janine Polak earned BA degrees in Studio Art and Economics at the University of Virginia in 2005, and an MFA from the Yale School of Art in 2008. She now lives and works in Brooklyn. She has participated in exhibitions in China and New York including shows at St. Cecilia's, Weeknights, the Xiao Pu Station Art Center in Songzhuang, China, and with Daily Operation and Sardine.