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Dreaming Bears - Michael HollwayPixel Point is hosting an open house for Michael Holloway’s Memoir, Dreaming Bears.

Please join us and meet the author and learn more about his Alaskan adventure and the Gwich’in People.

Friday, May 2, 2014 at Pixel Point in Downtown Anderson, SC
109 Sharpe Street
6-8 PM

Dreaming Bears is the true story of the rare friendship that develops between a young medical student with deep roots in the South and an elderly Indian couple in the wilds of northeast Alaska. In 1961, Mike Holloway, his brother Ted, and a college friend set out from South Carolina to spend the summer hiking in Arctic Alaska, intending to live off the land. They end up in the homeland of the Gwich’in – the northernmost Indians in North America.

The young men charter a small plane into the isolated village of Venetie, where the tribal chief directs them to the remote cabins of Johnny and Sarah Frank. The elderly Gwich’in couple lived a thirty-five-mile walk from the village and more than a hundred air miles from the closest road. Johnny was a well-known storyteller and former medicine man. Sarah made their home welcoming with warm, calm kindness – her well-worn hands seldom idle.

His rich encounters in Gwich’in country deepen Mike’s love of wild land and his respect for those who depend upon it for their survival. The experience alters his life. He becomes the adopted grandson of Johnny and Sarah, returning to Alaska as a doctor and an advocate for the land and its people.

“We won’t be seeing stories like this anymore, this remarkable real-deal first-person account of two generous and wry Indian elders who were still living out in the Brooks Range wilderness in the 1960s. Johnny and Sarah Frank’s memories reach back to the time before settled villages, to years of near-starvation and animal dreaming, while their grandchildren would become Native leaders in the modern era. Their story is told by a wide-eyed Southern doctor who stumbles into the Chandalar River country and is transformed into an advocate for the protection of wild Alaska and Native subsistence rights.  “Dreaming Bears” is Alaska’s “Dersu Uzala.””

- Tom Kizzia, author of “Pilgrim’s Wilderness” and “The Wake of the Unseen Object.”

Four covers from the Black Triangle Series of Seed Packets.Fresh picked veggies for Pixel Point’s Garden Journal series. These Petite Journal covers have been stylized from the famous missing Black Triangle Card Seed Company seed packets – circa 1920. We have 16 in the series.

Pick them while they are fresh.

You may come by Pixel Points Gallery or shop online at our Etsy Store.
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Tree of Life JournalThis is a custom journal made for the 2013 Fur Ball in Anderson South Carolina.  The journal is donated to help the fund raising efforts for the Anderson Humane Society.

This journal is a 144 page, 5 X 7 inch journal.

The cover spine is Sand Bookcloth from Italy.  The cover and back are Eggplant Lokta Fiber from Nepal.

The Endpapers are Mixed Kozo with Raintree Leaf Inclusions from Thailand.

The Book Block is made with Neenah Environmental Paper – Alternative Fiber Sugar Cane Bagasse and Post Consumer Recycled Paper.

Embedded in the cover is a Tree of Life design etched into a copper plate.

The book binding and copper etching is all done by Dan McKinney at Pixel Point in Downtown Anderson, South Carolina.

The Furball is coming November 7th, 5:30-10PM at the Bleckley Inn, 151 E Church St. Food, Entertainment, silent and live auctions, and lots of fun!

Anderson County Humane Society

 

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King Pelican Journal CoverWe have received lots of requests for a larger journal with the Fruit Crate Art motif.

So, here ya’ go!

This journal is our classic journal in a 5 X 7 inch size with 144 pages. Any of the Fruit Crate Art designs that are used for our Petite Journals can be inset into the cover. This example was a commission project and uses linen book cloth for the spine and “sunshine” lokta fiber paper from Nepal for the cover.  As with all our journals, the book block is made from sugar cane bagasse – alternative fiber paper. The journal is blank with light lines and includes a short story about the origins of Fruit Crate Art.

Contact us for your custom journal!

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