powerHouse Arena28 Adams St Brooklyn, NY 11201
Welcome to The POWERHOUSE ARENA—a laboratory for creative thought. Home to world-renowned art book publisher POWERHOUSE BOOKS, the Arena is a gallery, boutique, book store, performance, and events space located at 37 Main Street, in New York City’s scenic DUMBO neighborhood. With soaring 24- foot ceilings on the 5,000 square foot ground floor (with over 175 linear-feet of glass frontage and amphitheater-style seating), The POWERHOUSE ARENA showcases a series of landmark exhibitions, performances, and controlled mayhem fusing the worlds of art, photography, design, fashion, pop culture, advertising, music, dance, film, and television into a glorious whirlwind of captivating spectacle.
Aileen Leijten releases her anticipated children's graphic novel, LINT BOY, at POWERHOUSE! Lint Boy and Lint Bear live in their cozy dryer home, carefree and happy—until the day Lint Bear is snatched away by a cruel woman with a vendetta against dolls! Can Lint Boy unite a group of lost dolls to vanquish the villain and save his brother? This magical story is showcased in the stunning full-color art of this young graphic novel. A gently gothic, age-appropriate blend of Roald Dahl and Tim Burton, Lint Boy is a compelling tale of good vs. evil that will leave readers spellbound.
Join poet Maureen N. McLane at POWERHOUSE as we ring in her fifth book of poems, Some Say, described as “a dazzling collection of poems exploring the mental landscape of our moment.” _______________________ About the Book: Maureen N. McLane’s Some Say revolves around a dazzling “old sun.” Here are poems on sex and death; here are poems testing the “bankrupt idea / of nature.” Some Say offers an erotics of attention; a mind roaming, registering, and intermittently blocked; a mortal poet going “nowhere fast but where / we’re all going.” From smartphones to dead gods to the beloved’s body, Some Say charts “the weather of an old day / suckerpunched” into the now. About the Author: Maureen N. McLane is the author of such poetry books as Mz N: the serial: A Poem-in-Episodes (FSG, 2016) and the 2014 National Book Award finalist This Blue (FSG, 2014). Her book My Poets (FSG, 2012), a hybrid of memoir and criticism, was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography.
Chelsea Martin is joined by Chloe Caldwell in a reading, conversation, and Q&A to launch DOLCE CACA at POWERHOUSE! ____________ In a fresh, subversive voice that charts her trajectory from a dead-end California town to a burgeoning career as an author and illustrator, cult favorite Chelsea Martin returns with her debut essay collection, CACA DOLCE: ESSAYS FROM A LOWBROW LIFE. Blending the poignant wit of David Sedaris in his bestseller Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim with the feminist candor of Melissa Broder's So Sad Today and Jessi Klein’s You’ll Grow Out of It, CACA DOLCE is a book about relationships, class, art, sex, money, and family—and about growing up weird, and poor, in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Chelsea examines her varied experiences: as an eleven-year-old atheist, trying to will an alien visitation to her neighborhood; fighting with her stepfather and grappling with a Tourette’s diagnosis as she becomes a teenager; falling under the sway of frenemies and crushes in high school; going into debt to afford what might be a meaningless education at an expensive art college; navigating the messy process of falling in love with a close friend; and struggling for independence from her emotionally manipulative father and her hometown family and friends. ______________ CHELSEA MARTIN is the author of Everything Was Fine Until Whatever; The Really Funny Thing About Apathy; Even Though I Don’t Miss You, which was named one of the Best Indie Books of 2013 by Dazed magazine; and Mickey. Her work has appeared in publications including BuzzFeed, Hobart, Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter, Vice, and Catapult, and was chosen as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2016. She is a comic artist and illustrator and currently lives in Washington State. Chloe Caldwell is the author of the novella Women and the essay collection I'll Tell You in Person . Her work has appeared in The Sun, Salon, VICE, Hobart, Nylon, The Rumpus, Men’s Health, and LENNY, among others. She teaches personal essay and memoir writing in New York City and lives in Hudson.