2018 | What's the New News / Nathaniel DonnettWhat’s The New News is a collaboration amongst creatives and the community that speaks to the importance of the neighborhood, artists, writers, and literacy. It interrupts the everyday with the everyday by asking the community to rethink how objects, art, and information are involved in our daily lives. Newspaper racks will be transformed into public art and placed in important and valued locations within the community. The information presented for the public will take the form of articles, experimental writing, raps, and poetry.
Issue 1Participating writers include Julia Brown, Ciaràn Finlayson, Lindsay Gary, John Pluecker, Dr. Andrea Roberts, Jean Sebastien, Charisse Pearlina Weston, and Carol Zou. Donnett will also collaborate with artists Ashura Bayyan, Jeanette Degollado, Brian Ellison, Phillip Pyle II, and Monica Villarreal.
Issue 2Participating writers include Michon Benson, Julia Brown, Theresa Escobedo, Jeremy Johnson, Josie Pickens, Dr. Andrea Roberts, and Laura A.L. Wellen. Artists designing the second set of newsstands: Nathaniel Donnett, Marlon Foster, Matt Manalo, Sofia Mekonnen, and Anthony Suber.
Issues of What's the New News will available at newsstands posted around Third Ward: Project Row Houses, Doshi House, S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, Crumbville TX, and the Third Ward Multi-Services Center.