Boston Art Book FairNovember 4-6, 2022 at the Boston Center for the Arts.  Free for All Ages.  

Presented by
Boston Center for the Arts and Bodega





︎Cyclorama at Boston Center for the Arts
539 Tremont St Boston


Boston Center for the Arts (BCA) and Bodega team up again to present the Boston Art Book Fair heldin BCA’s historic Cyclorama. As one of the largest Art Book Fairs on the East Coast, this curated event features over 130 exhibitors, artists and publishers.
With art installations, DJs, workshops, panels, and a chance to mingle with truly innovative artists and creatives of our generation, this year’s fair invites audiences of all ages to engage in an art-filled weekend to expand their ideas about print.  


Weird Sounds is

a podcast companion to the Boston Art Book Fair

Weird Sounds Episode 3

In this episode, Randi & Oliver talk to Liza Quiñonez and Marka27 - the duo behind Street Theory Gallery.

Check out:
Murals for the Movement, Dumbo Brooklyn, Fall 2021

Murals for the Movement @MFA 2020

We talk about artists including:

As well as Liza’s role as City of  Boston’s Transformative Public Art Mural Consultant (aka Mural Czar), VERZUZ, And some of Marka27’s earlier projects: MiniGod speakers

Fashion Reading:
Disruptive Pattern Material (DPM): The Encyclopedia of Camouflage

Make the Road New York

Stunt Doubles:
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo ; see also Michael Boogaloo Shrimp Turbo

Recommended Reading:
There’s a God on the Mic: The True 50 Greatest MCs, Kool Mo Dee

Weird Sounds Episode 2

Oliver and Randi talk to Danielle Abrams and Mary Ellen Strom

Learn more about the writers, artists and projects discussed in this episode:

Michael Patrick MacDonald and his compelling stories about growing up in Southie in the 70s,
Krzysztof Wodicko’s 1998 projection on the Bunker Hill Monument, and Yellowstone Revealed, a series of public art projects organized by Mountain Time Arts and sited within Yellowstone between June 2022 and May 2023, coinciding with and responding to Yellowstone Park’s 150th anniversary.

Think more about swimming and activism:
Check out The Harlem Honeys & Bears, a senior-citizen synchronized swimming team,
The Swim Safely Partnership, launched by former Boston Mayor Kim Janey, and
Ebony Rosemond’s Black Kids Swim in Maryland, including a webinar series “The Goree Project” connecting swimmers in Maryland and the Washington DC area with Goree Island in Dakar, Senegal.

Dive into artist projects centering water and segregation:
Victoria Prizzia’s POOL: A Social History of Segregation
Joyce Scott’s project at Druid Hill Park Pool #2 in Baltimore
Danielle Abrams and Mary Ellen Strom’s exhibition Rights Along the Shore, Mills Gallery, Boston Center for the Arts, April 22-May 28, 2022

Get Outside:
Kelly Outdoor Ice Skating rink in Jamaica Plain, MA

Listen to More Podcasts:
  • Jacobin’s People’s History Podcast, E.5, about South Boston’s Carson Beach and segregation
  • Luminary’s Fiasco Podcast, Season 3 on Desegregation and Carson Beach,
  • Rialto Report–Golden Age of Adult Film TriPod: New Orleans at 300, series on the history of New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina

Recommended Reading:
Donna Haraway, Staying With the Trouble

Weird Sounds Episode 1

In this episode, hosts Randi Hopkins and Oliver Mak talk to artist Kristin Texeira about her work, collaborations, and life. And, briefly, about sassafras.  

Resources for this episode:

Colors of Music (thank you Ellen Buchanan!)

Recommended Reading:
Sassafras, Cypress & Indigo, by Ntozake Shange