‘Loud Money’ with Max Blagg

Artist Curtis Kulig and poet Max Blagg.

New York City-based artist Curtis Kulig and poet Max Blagg recently released “Loud Money,” a publication featuring a series of collaborative works.

Blagg will be at the Arts Center at Duck Creek on Sunday, July 18, at 4 p.m. to read from the new monograph.

What began as a random assemblage of various images, paintings, poem fragments, correspondence, photographs and drawings between Blagg and Kulig, who are downtown neighbors, quickly acquired a solid artistic coherence. The original intention of a rapid-fire zine has evolved into the production, by Paradigm Publishing, a New York City-based independent publisher, of an offset printed clothbound 104-page full-color monograph. A seamless harmonic convergence between artist and poet, blending Kulig’s elegant visual vernacular with Blagg’s singular poetic expression, and further embellished by a brilliant Afterword and ringside commentary by renowned artist Jamie Nares.

A free copy of the book will be given to the first 10 people to reserve to the event. Books must be collected on site, at the reading. The Arts Center at Duck Creek is at 127 Squaw Road in Springs. For more information, visit duckcreekarts.org.