via Daily Emerald
by Donny Morrison
Artists from all over the country are joining forces with Eugene’s vibrant community of independent publishers and zine makers this Saturday for the third annual Euzine Fest, taking place at The Wheeler Pavilion at the Lane County Fairgrounds from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
With over 140 tabling artists this year, Euzine Fest showcases self-published material and creates a sense of community within the zine scene.
Alida Bevirt, one of the founders and lead organizers of Euzine Fest, graduated from the University of Oregon in 2011 with a bachelor of fine arts in jewelry and metalsmithing. Since graduating, Bevirt has developed an interest in portrait sculpting and wheel-thrown clay and has remained active in Eugene’s art community. Bevirt describes finding zine events as a revelation.
“It’s been incredible discovering the works that people make regionally and internationally and to follow their progress,” Bevirt said. “I love attending an event a year later and seeing their newest works.”