Tomorrow night between 5 and 7pm, Printed Matter hosts a book launch for Cathy Busby's new title Steve's Vinyl. A talk at Artists Space precedes the event, between 1 and 3pm.
On World AIDS Day in 2011, Busby held an event at the Khyber Centre for the Arts in Halifax, Nova Scotia in which she gave away her brother Steve's entire record collection. Stephen David Busby (1953-1993), the artist's older brother, died of an AIDS related illness twenty years ago. He left his record collection to his sister, who kept them in cardboard boxes, never playing them, for eighteen years.
Tickets to Steve’s Vinyl: A One-night-only Celebration and Album Giveaway were $20, and included a dance party, "culinary delights prepared by local pros" and the record of your choice. Proceeds went to the AIDS Coalition of Nova Scotia and to the not-for-profit Khyber Arts Society.
The book of the same name documents the event. For more information, visit Printed Matter's newly designed website, here.