posted July 14, 2008Tweet
Housing Works Bookstore will be holding an online benefit auction of a custom guitar-painted by outsider folk artist Steve Keene, signed by Elijah Wood and The Apples in stereo, this First Act electric guitar will be auctioned off from July 14 to August 5, to benefit Housing Works, Inc.
Steve Keene, the acclaimed outsider folk artist residing in Brooklyn, New York, a longtime friend and band collaborator is noted for being perhaps the most prolific artist in history, creating and selling hundreds of thousands of art pieces over the course of his career. Keene has also collaborated with musicians on numerous high-profile album art packaging projects including his longtime association with The Apples in stereo and Pavement.
The Apples in Stereo will appear on the Colbert Report August 4, playing songs off their new release, Electronic Projects For Musicians (Yep Roc/Simian/Elephant 6) which contains the viral phenomenon "Stephen, Stephen," a song written by lead Apple Robert Schneider in honor of Stephen Colbert and performed on The Colbert Report's 2006 series finale. Elijah Wood, Proprietor of Simian Records and supporter of the mission of The Housing Works Bookstore Café, started Simian with the signing and release of The Apples in stereo's "New Magnetic Wonder in 2007. This custom Keene-painted, one-of-a-kind guitar is Woods' and The Apples in stereo's joint effort to not only raise awareness and contribute to the continuing mission of The Housing Works Bookstore Café.
First Act is the Official Guitar Sponsor of Live From Home-A New Acoustic Concert Series at The Housing Works Bookstore Café
Housing Works Bookstore Café
126 Crosby Street (one block east of Broadway between Houston and Prince)
Subway: W, R to Prince; B, D, F, V to Broadway/Lafayette; 6 to Bleecker
General Information: (212) 334-3324
Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Fighting AIDS One Book At A Time
Housing Works Bookstore Café is an independent cultural center that offers patrons a unique opportunity to join the fight against AIDS and homelessness. Arts-based philanthropy in practice, we allow visitors to make a difference simply by buying or donating books; eating at our cafe; coming to concerts, readings, and special events; or volunteering for our staff.