© Elise Kirk
© Joanne Easton
Big Bad Bettie Press is rooted in the value of the tangible and believes that artists and innovators need to be part of the batter, not just the icing. We make books, art objects, and promote ideas that are bold, brassy, and creative. Rabbit Rabbitis one of those ideas.
Cover Image © Rachelle Bussières
OF WHAT'S INSIDE
THE FIRST ISSUE!
ELISE KIRK is a photographer and visual storyteller. She studied documentary film at Columbia College Chicago and recently completed her MFA at Rhode Island School of Design. Her work gravitates towards liminal states and mythologies of place. In this issue, she shares her popular seriesMID- which explores the transitional nature of the Midwest.
JOANNE EASTON recently received her MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and is currently an Artist in Residence at the Kala Art Institute.She grew up in Sydney, Australia, Chicago, IL and Columbus, OH. Before pursuing her MFA, Easton studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where she received an MAAE for research done in community art and higher art education. In this issue, she shares her intriguing and topical new work entitled Sisyphean Toys.
Rabbit Rabbit is an annual curated journal of artists and innovators.Each issue, we pick a theme and bring you a variety of stories on that theme. For our first issue, we were curious about the transition from higher education to the "real world". We invited recent graduates with Masters and PhDs in a variety of fields to interpret, express, and comment on TRANSITION. The result is a carefully curated book of artworks, images, and writings from 21 recent graduates all navigating the next stage of their worlds.
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Official release in June.
Rabbit Rabbit 01 TRANSITION Contributing Artists & Innovators: Mika Aono, Nathalie Brilliant, Rachelle Bussières, Joanne Easton, Marshall Elliott, Camden Hardy, Elise Kirk, Natalie Krick, Victoria Maidhof, Takako Matoba, Aram Muksian, Anh-Thuy Nguyen, Michelle Ott, Özlem Ayse Özgür, Megan Reed, T. Rios, Anna Rose, Ileana Tejada, Dr. Marcy Willard, Dr. Cori Wong, and Raheleh Minoosh Zomorrodinia
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