OPEN CITY DIALOGUES presents: ARTISINAL PENCIL SHARPENING
OPEN CITY DIALOGUES presents:
ARTISINAL PENCIL SHARPENING
Monday, Feb. 13
7:30pm, Pete’s Candy Store
(709 Lorimer St., Brooklyn. L to Lorimer; G to Metropolitan)
In New York’s Hudson River Valley, craftsman David Rees still practices the age-old art of manual pencil sharpening. His artisanal service is perfect for artists, writers, and standardized test takers. For a mere $15, Mr. Rees will hand-sharpen your pencil to the most exacting standards, returning it to you together with the shavings, and a certificate of sharpening. Come learn about this fascinating lost art from one of its only living practitioners, as he prepares for a nationwide pencil-sharpening tour to coincide with the release of his upcoming book HOW TO SHARPEN PENCILS (Melville House).
DAVID REES used to be a political cartoonist, best known for his syndicated strip Get Your War On. His work appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ, The Nation, Harper’s, and many other publications. He gave that career up to pursue his dream of getting paid to sharpen pencils.