Darin Klein & Friends Present: Box of Books, Vol. IV Release Party

Box of Books, Vol. IV

Sunday, December 11, 2011
Box of Books, Vol. IV Release Party
Live Performance: Sun Foot
Exhibition Closing Party: Double Breaks
Free admission

Double Break
1821 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92101

Darin Klein & Friends touch down at Double Break in San Diego for the release of the latest in the ongoing Box of Books series. This unique and affordable boxed set of 20 artist-made ‘zines is perfect for collectors and gift-givers alike! A limited edition of 100, don’t miss your chance to grab one.

Box of Books, Vol. IV showcases the work of Heather Benjamin, AA Bronson & Ryan Brewer, Julia Dzwonkoski & Kye Potter, Brennan Gerard & Ryan Kelly, Abel Baker Gutierrez, Darren Ankenbauer (Handbook Magazine), Johanna Jackson, Chris Johanson, Christopher Kardambikis, Dawn Kasper, David Larsen, Sarah Locke, Jeaneen Lund, Francesca Mirabella, Zac Monday, Erwin Ong, Davy Rothbart, Jen Smith, Chris Vargas & Greg Youmans, and e war.

Sun Foot: Songs in the Key of R, B & C

Portland, OR and Los Angeles based trio Sun Foot create barely amplified, feel-good vibes on electric guitar and bass nicely intertwining with analog and digital percussion. At live gigs, they deliver spare, honest jams filled with friendly humor to appreciative audiences. Join Sun Foot on the San Diego leg of a California tour supporting their new LP, Songs in the Key of R, B & C, on Awesome Vistas/Teenage Teardrops. Recent appearances include a Quiet Fruit Party in the Los Feliz Hills and legendary venue The Smell in downtown LA; Breeze Block Gallery in Portland, OR; and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Oh – did you know that one time they even played on a barge at Art Basel, Switzerland? Sun Foot members are Ron Burns (IS and Amen, again Amen), Brian Mumford (IS, Collectivo and Dragging an Ox through Water), and Awesome Vistas record label founder and Box of Books, Vol. IV contributor Chris Johanson (IS, Deepthroats and Tina, Age 13).

Exhibition Closing Party: Double Breaks

Tonight is also the closing party for the fifth Double Break exhibition, Double Breaks. Co-curated by artists Jay Howell and Louis M. Schmidt, Double Breaks brings together 30 artists working in nearly as many styles. The show features a slew of fantastic artists, including Box of Books, Vol. IV contributor Christopher Kardambikis, 80’s skateboarding legend Neil Blender, iconic comics artist Bill Griffith (creator of Zippy the Pinhead), plus widely exhibited artists like Thomas Campbell, Mel Kadel and Travis Millard.


Darin Klein & Friends Present: Box of Books, Vol. IV Release Party

Volunteers Phil, Lauren and Angat

Interactive Performance: To Know End by Zac Monday

A glimpse of the awesome crowd!

The Box of Books, Vol. IV release party was amazing! Big thanks to the huge crowd of over 200 supporters, revelers and enthusiasts who came to check out the latest volume of Box of Books! The success of this fantastic event is greatly due to the generosity of our hosts, Human Resources. I want to give a giant thanks to all the artists involved in the project this year, and to the following individuals who all contributed your talent and dedication: Peter J. Brant, Dawn Kasper, Christopher Russell, Camille Thoma, and my volunteers Angat, Lauren and Phil.