Event

Talk

Artists in Their Own Words

Coming up: Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 pm

Caption: The Studio Boat, 1862, Charles-Francois Daubigny Etching The Tess Armstrong Fund, P93.10.13

Caption: The Studio Boat, 1862, Charles-Francois Daubigny Etching The Tess Armstrong Fund, P93.10.13

Hear the words of artists you admire as read by local artists and curators in an informal “coffee shop” atmosphere. Accompanied by illustrations of the artists in their studios, these short excerpts focus on artists’ sources of inspiration and words of advice about their art practice. Every person, culture, and civilization has a story to tell, and we will share a global perspective of visual artists throughout history. Also, browse through selected books from Mia’s Library. Light refreshments served.

Vincent van Gogh & Rembrandt read by Thomas Rassieur

Eugène Delacroix journals read by Patrick Noon

Tohono O’odham (Papago) Baskets and George Morrison read by Marne Zafar

Rabindranath Tagore read by Padma Maitland

Pablo Picasso read by Dakota Hoska

Frida Kahlo read by Al Gross

Anni Albers, “On Designing ” originally published by The Pellango Press in 1959 read by Jody Williams

Ben Shahn read by Eric Hanson

Claus Oldenberg, “I am for an art…” from 1967 read by Robert Cozzolino

Mark Rothko and Jean Michel Basquiat read by James Garrett Jr.

Richard Hunt read by Ghenete Zelleke

Renee Stout read by Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers

Tania Bruguera’s, “Political Artist Statement” read by Jonathan Herrera
Presented by the Library Affinity Group in celebration of International World Book Day.

To register, call (612) 870-6323 or reserve online.