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Art Book Club: Hilma Af Klint : Notes and Methods – hosted by Tara Tieso

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December 2 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm

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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: Hilma Af Klint: Notes and Methods

At the turn of the twentieth century, Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862–1944) created a body of work that left visible reality behind, exploring the radical possibilities of abstraction years before Vasily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, or Piet Mondrian. Many consider her the first trained artist to create abstract paintings. With Hilma af Klint: Notes and Methods, we get to experience the arc of af Klint’s artistic investigation in her own words.

Notes and Methods presents facsimile reproductions of a wide array of af Klint’s early notebooks accompanied by the first English translation of af Klint’s extensive writings. It contains the rarely seen “Blue Notebooks,” hand-painted and annotated catalogues af Klint created of her most famous series “Paintings for the Temple,” and a dictionary compiled by af Klint of the words and letters found in her work. This extraordinary collection is edited by and copublished with Christine Burgin, and features an introduction by Iris Müller-Westermann. It will stand as an important and timely contribution to the legacy of Hilma af Klint.


December Art Book Club -Hilma Af Klint: Notes and Methods

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About the artist:

Tara L Tieso is an abstract painter who lives and paints in the historic arts Lowertown neighborhood of Saint Paul, on the mighty Mississippi. She paints with encaustic, an ancient beeswax and resin medium fused to its substrate with a torch. Tara also works in pen and ink, and loves all water-soluble media.

As a teaching artist, she leads classes for those of all creative abilities; facilitates Wet Paint’s Book Club; Eagan Artist Connect; and Creative Circles from her lowertown loft studio. 

A certified coach – Tara loves working working with creatives of all types. She is Past President of nationally celebrated WARM, Women’s Art Resources Minnesota – where she worked to steward a rich 40-year feminist legacy of brilliant women artists. She currently serves on the Boards of the Lowertown Lofts Artists Cooperative, and the Show Non-Profit, bringing artists of all abilities together in creative community.  

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.

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