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Art Book Club: W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America hosted by Tara Tieso

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March 25 @ 6:00 pm 7:00 pm CDT

Free FREE, but please register using the form below to get the Zoom link. Space is limited.

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

MARCH 25 : W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America

The first complete publication of W.E.B. Du Bois’s colorful charts, graphs, and maps presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition. Famed sociologist, writer, and black rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois exhibited a series of groundbreaking data visualizations at the 1900 Paris Exposition, offering a view into the lives of black Americans. His prophetic infographics convey a literal and figurative representation of what he famously referred to as “the color line,” collected here in full color for the first time. A landmark collection for social and graphic design history. Beautiful in design and powerful in content, these data portraits make visible a wide spectrum of black experience. From advances in education to the lingering effects of slavery, their insights and innovations remain informative and provocative to today’s contemporary audience. Far ahead of their time, they also shaped, as Maria Popova wrote, how “Du Bois himself thought about sociology, informing the ideas with which he set the world ablaze three years later in The Souls of Black Folk.”

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This event is being offered using the Zoom online platform. Before registering, make sure your device meets the minimum requirements; view minimum requirements here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362023-System-Requirements-for-PC-Mac-and-Linux.

Zoom details will be emailed to registrants the day of the event.

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.  Her work is bold, yet intimate.

Tara is Board President of nationally celebrated WARM, Women’s Art Resources Minnesota – where she works with other women in the arts to steward the rich 40-year feminist legacy of Minnesota’s brilliant women artists, and ensure that WARM is part of the lives of creative girls and women far into the future.

A grateful 2011 recipient of the McKnight Foundation-funded Metropolitan Regional Arts Council’s Next Step Grant, 2012 recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative Grant, and one of 30 ArtSage Minnesota Artists for 2013, her work hangs in collections in the Twin Cities, greater Minnesota, and Philadelphia.

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