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December 11, 2016
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Behind the Green Door: Meet the Ohisos

Ellie Ohiso

Akira: We are not alone. Although the Internet has become an enormous resource for gathering information, there is a renewed interest in keeping the printed word alive. Modern Farmer and Folk Magazine have set up shop upstate. Twenty-somethings are creating hard copy magazines, so we feel that we’re in good company. When Ellie and I see a dog-eared copy of our Green Door magazine in a library, or on a newsstand, our hearts sing. Some leaf through it and save articles to savor. Others read it cover to cover in one sitting, but they’re reading it, and responding, which brings us great joy. We feel that we must be doing something right.

Ellie: This is only the beginning. We’re setting up shop right here on Main Street in Liberty and receiving lots of local support. Our store (opening soon) is so much more than an office. We’re creating a place for community to gather, a performance space and an art gallery that will feature the work of magazine contributors. Akira and I are so grateful to be a part of the process and incredibly excited to discover what lays ahead, behind the Green Door.

[For more information, visit, “like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @GreenDoorMag. The Ohisos will host an opening reception for an artists’ exhibition, “Change: A World in Motion,” at Green Door, 34 South Main St., Liberty on Friday, July 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.]