Editor Brian Mahoney describes artist Giselle Potter’s illustration on the cover of this month’s Chronogram as “winsome,” going on to break down the etymology of the word (“Old English: wynsum, from wyn ‘joy’ + some”). He explains that this more literal translation better suits the work than the modern definition of the word (“something lightweight, or lacking seriousness”). Funny how that interpretation so perfectly applies to Chronogram as well!
Arguably, Chronogram IS lightweight (it’s easy to carry!), and is in spots, lacking seriousness (or its just seriously funny)—however, it’s also anything but fluff and triviality…In fact, we find it the perfect mix of entertainment and insight. The website and printed magazine are both chock-full of great photos, and their articles on local businesses, people, places, events, issues, and general goings-on keep us informed and in-the-know. They’ve done numerous stories on local artists, craftspeople, and designers and the local makers’ movement and have been the voice of the Hudson Valley since before other places were talking about us!
Have you signed up for their 8-Day Week newsletter yet? Because you should: http://www.chronogram.com/hudsonvalley/8DWSignUp/Page. It’ll keep you in the loop about great events (like ours, and ones the Chronogram throws, like their super fun Block Party!). And be sure to check the website (www.chronogram.com) regularly for new content and calendar listings (and VERY accurate horoscopes). They also host a web show Hudson Valley Art Scene Web TV—check it out and meet some makers!
Still love the feel of a good old-fashioned magazine in your hands? We sure do! Pick up a copy of Chronogram at your favorite local establishment (or at Hullabaloo!). With covers featuring “winsome” art and gorgeous photos, you’ll have a hard time recycling them. But no need—they’re useful as directories, too, listing all the businesses you should know about.
We’ve got more than a little joy about the Chronogram’s continued support of Hullabaloo! Thanks, Chronogram, for being part of the party!