Psst…. we’ve started an art book club at Wet Paint.
Wish you read more about art? Interested in talking about Creativity? Artists? Art movements? The artistic process? Art concepts?
Read the selection and come discuss. Haven’t read the book? Come anyway and discover!
Facilitated by your most excellent host, Tara Tieso; teaching artist and active member of the Twin Cities arts community
This month’s selection: CROWNED: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora by Kahran and Regis Bethencourt
From the New York Times bestselling duo who brought you GLORY: Magical Visions of Black Beauty, comes CROWNED: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales from the Diaspora. Filled with visual magic and storytelling wonder, these stories reimagine our favorite and most beloved childhood fairy tales and folktales to encourage creativity, empower imagination, and foster self-esteem.
With a Foreword by Pulitzer Prize winner Salamishah Tillet
Revisit beloved classics, but with a twist, such as The Little Mermaid, Sleeping Beauty, Hansel and Gretel, Red Riding Hood, The Poisoned Apple, and find new favorites with stories created especially for the collection: Anansi and the Three Trials, Aku the Sun Maker, How the Zebra Got Its Stripes, The Legend of Princess Yennenga, and John Henry, the Steel-Drivin’ Man.
A gift that will keep giving, CROWNED is a joyous celebration of Black beauty, determination, and imagination and a must-have for children and parents everywhere.
“Once again CreativeSoul Photography captures the beauty, innocence, and magic of black children. This is the book I’ve been waiting to give my grandchildren. It is a wonder of storytelling and imagery.” — Michael Eric Dyson
Next Book Club: January 5th Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Memory Map
December Art Book Club Crowned: Magical Folk and Fairy Tales form the Diaspora
About the host:
Tara L Tieso is an abstract artist who lives and paints in the historic arts Lowertown neighborhood of Saint Paul, on the mighty Mississippi. She works in encaustic, an ancient beeswax and resin medium fused to its substrate with a torch. Tara also works in pen and ink, and loves water soluble colors of any type.
Tara is Past Board President of nationally celebrated WARM, Women’s Art Resources Minnesota – where she worked with other women in the arts to steward the rich 40-year feminist legacy of Minnesota’s brilliant women artists. She currently serves on the Board of The Show Non-Profit, which brings artists of all abilities together in creative community.
As teaching artist, Tara facilitates Eagan Artist Connect, Wet Paint’s Book Club, and Creative Circles from her loft studio.
A grateful recipient of the McKnight Foundation-funded Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Next Step Grant, and a Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant; she is one of 30 ArtSage Minnesota Artists, and a winner of North Hennepin Community College Award of Excellence in Memory of Lance Kiland from the Minnesota State Fair Foundation. Her work hangs in private collections in the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, and Philadelphia.