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April 2008 NEWSLETTER

Contents:

1. New Directions and Website redesign
2. Wish You Were Here opens Thursday, April 17
3. Textile Division news
4. Animals Crackers
5. Fake ID to be featured at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

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1. New Directions and Website redesign

Sharp eyes will notice the modifications to the Swizzle Studio logo. These are intended to better reflect Christine Cosby's expanding role in the studio. In the past year, Swizzle Studio has moved headlong into the world of contemporary art, with several collaborations with the Niagara Arts Centre and a slew of other projects brewing in the wings. We're still selling paintings and posters, and taking illustration jobs, but there's a lot more to Swizzle Studio than that.

The Swizzle website has been redesigned to reflect this change, with a simplified structure that should make more visits more rewarding.

Major changes:
* Artwork for sale, Rob Elliott's illustration portfolio, and posters & t-shirts are now under a single tab labeled for sale.
* This e-newsletter will be available on the website (with extra images) under the tab labeled news.
* The Monkey Mondays website will be completely redesigned later this Spring to better show the 300+ drawings archived there. In anticipation of this redesign, all Monkey Mondays merchandise is now featured on the Swizzle site under the for sale tab.

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2. Wish You Were Here opens Thursday, April 17

Rob Elliott & Christine Cosby have braved the bruising hands of two postal systems and the always curious eyes of customs officials to add their work to Luckystar Studio's sprawling mail art exhibit, Wish You Were Here.

April 17 to 26, Opening reception: Thursday, April 17, 6-10 p.m.

Luckystar Studio®
5401 W. Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI

Badger in burrow, Rob Elliott

Dissected frog, Christine Cosby

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3. Textile Division News

Christine Cosby created these Beavers for a few close friends who had babies in 2007.

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4. Animal Crackers

Animal Crackers: This Summer the World Famous Luckystar Studio®, is going to the dogs (...cats, monkeys, chickens, etc.) with an exhibit featuring several of our favorite artists. Including: Rob Elliott (Toronto), Jeremy Wolfe (Milwaukee) and Andrea Picard (Chicago).

July 1 to August 16, 2008
Luckystar Studio®
5401 W. Vliet Street
Milwaukee, WI

The exhibit runs from July 1 through August 16 and may be extended through September.
More info: http://www.lsmfa.com/main_links/events/events_exhibits/index_animalcrackers_n_08.html

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5. Fake ID to be featured at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Rob Elliott will be mounting a new site-specific installation, Fake ID, at Toronto's all-night contemporary art thing, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, on October 4, 2008.

Fake ID is participatory installation which encourages a discussion of shared experiences of rebellion, as well as the erosion of liminal space.

Inspired by sketchy fake identification businesses, Fake ID will feature an oversized drivers license card standing in an open park setting. Members of the public will be encouraged to take a seat and have a friend take their photo in front of the licenses. They will then be offered a kit including a laminate blank and instructions for making their own fake ID card from their digital photographs.