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Art Book Club: Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower (graphic novel adaptation) hosted by Tara Tieso
January 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
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:
HUGO Award Winner Best Graphic Story
The graphic-novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s groundbreaking dystopian novel, Parable of the Sower, the follow-up to Kindred, a #1 New York Times bestsellerIn this graphic-novel adaptation of Octavia E. Butler’s Parable of the Sower by Damian Duffy and John Jennings, the award-winning team behind Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation, the author portrays a searing vision of America’s future.
In the year 2024, the country is marred by unattended environmental and economic crises that lead to social chaos. Lauren Olamina, a preacher’s daughter living in Los Angeles, is protected from danger by the walls of her gated community. However, in a night of fire and death, what begins as a fight for survival soon leads to something much more: a startling vision of human destiny . . . and the birth of a new faith.
About the artist:
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.