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Brett Kern, Katie Kimmel, Tim Kowalczyk, Lorien Stern, Benjamin Cabral, Jonah Strub, Mitchell Spain, Jeremy Hatch and India Jacobs

Black Book’s annual Party People show returns for a one-night-only creative bonanza, featuring a dizzying array of collectible ceramics by an eclectic group of free-wheeling artists. Party People, Part II will take over the gallery on Saturday, September 30th from 7-9pm with a menagerie of colorful clay-based works that run the gamut from the adorable and charming to the downright absurd.

Party People, Part II showcases the work of Benjamin Cabral, Jeremy Hatch, India Jacobs, Brett Kern, Katie Kimmel, Tim Kowalczk, Janiece Maddox, Lorien Stern, Jonah Strub, and Mitchell Spain. While each artist has their own eccentric style that reflects their unique inspirations — from deranged puppies to high-top sneakers to inflatable toy dinosaurs — collectively, these artists are on a literal mission to spark some motherf&*@#$ JOY.

Black Book Gallery guarantees that adding a work by any of these artists to your personal space will brighten your world, increase your happiness, and make you a better person. Don’t believe us? Come see for yourself. Party People, Part II is free and open to the public; visitors who purchase artworks from the show can take them home the same night. All remaining artworks will be published to our website on Monday, October 2nd at an unspecified time—sign up for our newsletter to be notified as soon as artworks go live.

As we bid farewell to another blistering summer that humanity barely survived, let us come together and celebrate those moments and memories that make life meaningful — be it 90s suburban-core nostalgia, the Star Wars trilogy, 80s toys that would almost certainly be labeled as choking hazards today, or the accouterments of teenage rebellion. Above all else, Party People, Part II pays homage to the artists rewriting the rules of “fine art” by connecting the ancient practice of ceramics to the deadpan humor, loveable characters and beautiful silliness of contemporary pop culture—and improving our lives in the process.