It’s hard to believe the summer is almost over, the Bulls’ season almost over, the BCS exhibitions at the North Carolina Museum of Art and CAM Raleigh almost over. Catch two BCS events in Raleigh this week:
Tuesday night. August 12. 7:30pm. Quail Ridge Books. BCS writers Adam Sobsey and Howard Craft, photographer Leah Sobsey, and project director Sam Stephenson will present and discuss their work for BCS. For more information go HERE.
Recently BCS has been featured in the New York Times, ARTnews, and one of Kate Joyce’s works gets a full page treatment in the August 2014 issue of Harper’s magazine (print edition only – on news stands any day now).
For a full listing of BCS media coverage, go HERE.
I flipped on the television at lunchtime and the Tampa Bay Rays were playing the Toronto Blue Jays in a spring training game. In March, the MLB Network showed two or three of these exhibitions a day, an Observer Effect hazard that over time may very well change the nature of spring training, and baseball itself. When will the last mid-career starting pitcher abandon the time-honored, disciplined practice of throwing nothing but fastballs for four straight innings, taking his lumps from hitters purely in order to regain his arm strength and command, because he knows fans will be watching on television when he gives up a two-run double to some unknown minor-league scrub wearing no.
There will be a series of BCS book events in July and August, plus a screening of Ivan Weiss’ 75-minute film, Leaving Traces, documenting the documentarians of BCS. Admission is free to all events. Here are those dates and details, including BCS artists confirmed for each event.
July 10. 7pm. Regulator Bookshop. Durham, N.C. A BCS book event featuring reading by Adam Sobsey, the book’s primary writer, to be followed by a Q&A with Sobsey and book editor, Sam Stephenson.