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Subject:Special Event Tomorrow: Magpie & The Sampler
Time:04:24 pm
Magpie is having a special event tomorrow with a wonderful local business called The Sampler (well, local being South Shore in this case).

On Saturday February 7th Magpie is teaming up with The Sampler and giving away Valentine's Day themed mini-samplers to the first 100 customers. Each mini Sampler contains a variety of valentines, candy, jewelry, pins, cds...all sorts of crafty cool things!

The Sampler is a marketing & promotional tool for indie businesses. Each month, independent crafters, artists, shops, zines and record labels who run web-based businesses send samples and promotional materials to a contribution pool. All the samples are photographed, posted to the site and then are portioned out, put in little packages and sent off to Sampler Subscribers, other Sampler Contributors and members of the Media all over the world.

And if that isn't exciting enough, all jewelry and Valentine cards are 25% off and there will be free cupcakes! Yes, free cupcakes!

This event starts at 11:00 am and goes until we are out of Samplers and cupcakes.
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Time:11:05 am
If you were stuck in a giant igloo this weekend and didn't get as much holiday shopping done as you'd like, we thought you might like to know that Magpie has extended hours leading up to Christmas.

Monday 11-8
Tuesday 11-8
Wednesday 11-7

And we also have a 25% off coupon too!

Happy Holidays!

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Subject:HonkFest! And Magpie Sale!
Time:04:20 pm
HonkFest! And Magpie Sale in Celebration of HonkFest!

This weekend is the third annual HonkFest in Davis Square.

Never been before? It's too hard to describe in a few words what HonkFest is all about, but let us assure you, you don't want to miss it! You can read all about it in their own words and see pics from previous years here: http://honkfest.org/



And to celebrate, we're having a sale of 20% off your entire purchase all day Saturday and Sunday. We're open Saturday 11-7 and Sunday 11 - 5.

Hope to see you at HonkFest and at Magpie this weekend!
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Subject:Art Show Opening Party at Space 242 Tonight
Time:04:56 pm
Just spreading the word because (a) SPACE 242 is awesome and (b) Magpie's own Dave McMahon is one of the featured artists at the monthly opening tonight. :)

SPACE 242 proudly announces its seventh exhibition of 2008, SECRET PRIZE INSIDE, featuring illustrations, paintings, and mixed media by Dave McMahon and Chi-Yun Lau.

The opening reception, Friday, July 25, runs from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Boston’s South End, 242 E. Berkeley Street, 2nd floor (Between Albany Street and Harrison Avenue), Boston. The artists will be present and artwork on view is also for sale.

Drinks, snacks and art aplenty! Hope to see you there!

http://space242.com/

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Subject:Magpie Hosts Teenage Dilemma by Dave Kiersh
Time:04:34 pm
Umm... Unless the earth descends into eternal darkness... There will be an art opening at Magpie tonight!

We have a fantastic new art show up by local artist Dave Kiersh, cartoonist extraordinaire, called "Teenage Dilemma." We have long admired Dave's dense, loopy comix and are delighted to host his work.

The Opening Party for Teenage Dilemma is:
Wednesday, July 23rd at 7pm
with snacks, music, party hats, drinks...
and we're having a special 20% sale off all wall artwork.

More about Dave Kiersh:
http://www.davekcomics.com

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Subject:Tony Carillo of F Minus - Book Signing at Magpie
Time:11:02 pm

On this coming Saturday, April 19th, from 2:00-4:00 pm F Minus comic strip creator Tony Carrillo will host a book signing event at Magpie for his first book, “F Minus,” a collection of comic strips from his first year of syndication.

F Minus has been in syndication since April 2006 and currently is featured in 125 newspapers, including The Boston Globe, The New York Daily News, The Houston Chronicle, The Denver Post and The Arizona Republic.

F Minus was nominated for a National Cartoonists Society “Best Newspaper Panel” in 2007 after less than a year in syndication.

Distributed by United Feature Syndicate, this very funny comic strip was chosen by more than 200,000 college students as the winner of the "mtvU Strips" contest. Providing daily hilarity on comics.com since May 2005, F Minus is a strip short on life lessons, precious moments, and pearls of wisdom. Instead, it tackles life's serious issues, pins them to the ground and steals their lunch money. Then it feels a little bit guilty and gives some of it back.

Tony Carrillo, 26, began his drawing career while a student at Arizona State University. F Minus appeared in the college newspaper, The State Press, for two years, and would eventually gain national recognition. In December 2004, the strip was named the winner of the 2004 mtvU Strips Contest, chosen by judges Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, and David Rees, creator of Get Your War On, as well as more than 200,000 online voters.

"I draw my material from my experiences at a wide array of failed careers," says Carrillo. "Over time, I have worked as a pizza cook, website designer, dancing costumed character, portrait artist, insurance drone, waiter, custom framer, camel ride attendant at the zoo, and the guy at the airport that waves orange wands at the airplanes. As varied as these jobs were, eventually I had the profound realization that they all had two important things in common: each offered a wealth of comedic inspiration and there was always a creepy guy named Larry."

Details:
Magpie, 416 Highland Ave, Davis Square, Somerville
April 19, 2008, 2-4 p.m.
More information:

http://www.spreadthefword.com
http://www.fminus.net





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Subject:Sale! And New Art Show!
Time:09:37 am

Howdy Magpie friends!

We have a new art show kicking off this Saturday March 15th in the "cavernous" East and West Wings of Magpie. This art show features the work of Somerville artist Elisa Archer aka Samba Goods.

In Elisa's own words: "Since 1998, I have been attempting to create new surfaces through collage that express my desire for balance and beauty in everyday life. The materials that I am drawn to have character created by the passing of time, and reflect the beauty found in nature. I often combine elements from diverse cultures and time periods because of my belief that all humanity is inherently similar. My goal is to draw attention to the universal connections between people through our desires and our understanding of beauty."

See some examples of Elisa's work here:
http://sambagoods.com/

Secondly, we are most excited to announce that Magpie was nominated for TWO "Boston Phoenix Best '08 Readers Poll" awards!

The categories we are nominated for are:
Boston's Best Non-Gallery Art Space
Boston's Best Jewelry Store

If you'd like to vote for us, we wouldn't object! If nothing else, we'd like to see Magpie beat Longs Jewelers and Shreves, Crump & Low in the jewelry category. Ha!

(Be sure you follow the instructions for finalizing your votes or they won't be counted.)


And lastly, to celebrate our new art show, we have a 20%-off coupon for use on Saturday March 15.

We hope you'll come in and check out the new art show and treat yourself to something nice. We all deserve it after putting up with this toooo loooong winter!

xoxo
Magpie
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Subject:Boston Phoenix "Best Of" Awards
Time:09:12 am


Woweee. We were nominate for two "Best Of" awards for the Boston Phoenix's yearly poll. If you'd like to help the cause and vote for us we'd be eternally grateful!

Boston's Best Non-Gallery Art Space

http://thephoenix.com/theBest/BOSTON/vote.aspx?id=1018

Boston's Best Jewelry Store
http://thephoenix.com/theBest/BOSTON/vote.aspx?id=1092

(If nothing else, we'd love to see Magpie beat it's competitors in the jewelry category: Long's Jewelers and Shreve, Crump & Low. How on earth did we appear in a poll along side those two?! ha...)
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Subject:Tonight! Glorious Prognostications, Resolutions, and Tidings of Good Fortune for 2008
Time:01:38 pm


Happy New Year from Magpie!

Hope your holidays were festive and restful.
But before you get too bunkered in this weekend, we are extremely excited to present:
"Glorious Prognostications, Resolutions, and Tidings of Good Fortune for 2008"
An Exhibition of Picture Scenes and Amusements by Kari Percival and Greg Cook

Please join us at the opening reception!
Saturday, January 5, 2008 6-8pm
Where you may enjoy: Art, Snacks, Music, Chatting, etc.

Hope to see you there...
Love,
Magpie

Greg Cook
is a fantastic artist and comic book author. He has been published in Nickelodeon Magazine, The Believer, New Art Examiner, Non, and numerous other publications and his art has been exhibited in venues from Gloucester, MA to Napoli, Italy and Angoulême, France. His darkly funny comic book, Catch as Catch Can, was published by Highwater Books in 2001 and his work toured the United States as part of the exhibit "Comic Release: Negotiating Identity for a New Generation" in 2003 and 2004. A newspaper reporter for nearly a decade, Cook is now writing and illustrating a graphic novel documentary about American veterans of the war in Iraq, to be published by a division of Henry Holt Books.
http://www.gregcookland.com

Kari Percival is a delightful illustrator, storyteller, and puppetmaker. Her illustrations embrace whimsy while they reveal the magic behind everyday relationships in the natural world. Kari holds a Bachelor's of Fine Art from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Master's in Environmental Studies from Antioch New England Graduate School. Her work combines her knowledge of ecology with her love of painting and drawing for people of all ages, and she especially enjoys making art for the very young.
http://karipercival.com
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Subject:Happy Holidays from Magpie!
Time:07:51 am
Emily did such a beautiful job with our most recent newsletter that I just had to share it here!


Hello and Happy Holidays from Magpie,




We know last Sunday's shopping was hampered by much "wintry mix" but luckily Magpie is open til 8pm every night this week, and til 6pm December 24th. And the store is chock full of incredible amounts of new stuff from the Bazaar Bizarre and crafters around the country. So stop by for some last minute holiday finds!




Some of our favorite gifts include etched glass by Amanda Siska of Bread and Badger. We've always loved her robot shot-glasses and octopus magnets and now we have an incredible squirrels vs. acorns chess board, darling penguin vase, and many pins and necklaces in lovely colored glass.




Speaking of squirrels, 'tis never not the season for our all-time most popular lil friend: Squirrel Playing Drums from Ferdinand. We have Mr. Squirrel on thermal long-sleeve shirts, perfect for this time of year, as well as tees for men, women, kids, and babies alike! We have many other animal companions to keep you company, including pleather bird coinpurses by k. autumn and pewter bird coffee scoops, cheese markers, hooks, and holiday ornaments from Beehive.




Jewelry's always a good bet and two of our perennial faves are Twigs and Heather--dazzling sterling silver necklaces--and Erica Weiner--tiny scissors, seashells, airplanes, lockets, etc. in silver or brass. We also have Tilly Bloom charming jewerly with old-timey decoupage illustrations.




We have some other nifty new illustrated goods--mini-paintings by Craig Bostick of Aquaboy, fancy french lady garden party stationery sets by Magpie's Emily, and Ray Guns, Robots, and other cool prints by William Greenlaw of Big Dead Gerbil.




And do we ever have holiday cards! Christmas, Chanukah (belated), New Years, ambiguous "wintry mix" cards, gift tags (these cute ones are by Nikki McClure)--we got it all.




So let every stocking be stuffed (we also have stockings by a. modern), let every pencil, teapot, and ipod be cozied, and may you all have a wonderful holiday season!


Love,

Magpie


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