Artist Book Club
Let’s read & discuss one great art book every month. Some will be novels centered around art, others might be critiques examining the life and work of a particular artist, some might be books on technique written by a particular artist we are interested in. Questions will be provided to draw us deeper into the ideas presented in the book. No drawing or painting skills required.
Meet Monthly on third Thursday from 6:30-8:00 pm
Zoom Room. The link provided with sign-up.
(We will meet at my home once the quarantine is finished.
Soup, Salad & Tea provided.)
Suggested donation $10 for Zoom meetings.
(When at my home $25 to cover the cost of the meal, etc.)
January 21, 2021. 6:30pm - 8:00pm on Zoom
Hosted by Lark Keeler and Susan Convery
All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone. Whether you are a painter, musician, businessperson, or simply an individual yearning to put your creativity to use, The Creative Habit provides you with thirty-two practical exercises based on the lessons Twyla Tharp has learned in her remarkable thirty-five-year career.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/artists-book-club-january-the-creative-habit-by-twyla-tharp-tickets-131899463847
100% of donations from this month's meeting will benefit the Florida Art Educators Association.
Lark Keeler is co-hosting the book club with me. Lark is past president of the Florida Art Educators Association, she is a lower school art teacher at St Andrews School and an art instructor at the NSU Art Museum.
Artist Book Club Selections
The Creative Habit
by Twyla Tharp
All it takes to make creativity a part of your life is the willingness to make it a habit. It is the product of preparation and effort, and is within reach of everyone.
Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa
by Marilyn Chase
This is the story of a woman who wielded imagination and hope in the face of intolerance and who transformed everything she touched into art.
Find Your Artistic Voice
by Lisa Congdon
Develop and embrace your unique creative perspective with genuine confidence.
The Accidental Creative
by Todd Henry
Have better ideas, faster, without the stress and burnout
The Night Portrait
by Lisa Morelli
An exciting, dual-timeline historical novel about the creation of one of Leonardo da Vinci's most famous paintings, Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine, and the woman who fought to save it
Ways of Looking
by Ossian Ward
Any encounter with a challenging work of contemporary art need not be intimidating or alienating but rather a dramatic, sensually rewarding, and thought-provoking experience.
The Gifts of Imperfection
by Brene Brown
A powerful and inspiring book that explores how to cultivate the courage, compassion, and connection to embrace your imperfections and to recognize that you are enough
Craft a Life You Love
by Amy Tangerine
Infuse Creativity, Fun & Intention into your everyday
Mindfulness and the Art of Drawing
by Wendy Ann Greenhalgh
This is not a book of drawing techniques. It is, instead, a book about the experience of drawing.
Light in the Dark
Edited by Joe Fassier
What inspires you? That’s the simple, but profound question posed to forty-six renowned authors in LIGHT THE DARK. Each writer begins with a favorite passage from a novel, a song, a poem—something that gets them started and keeps them going with the creative work they love.
The World to Come
by Dara Horne
A million-dollar Chagall is stolen from a museum during a singles' cocktail hour. The unlikely thief, former child prodigy Benjamin Ziskind, is convinced that the painting once hung in his parents' living room. This work of art opens a door through which we discover his family's startling history--from an orphanage in Soviet Russia where Chagall taught to suburban New Jersey and the jungles of Vietnam.
The 12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shark
by Don Thompson
The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art and Auction Houses
Future Book Selections:
Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind - Scott Barry Kaufman
Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars - Camille Paglia
Broad Strokes - 15 Women Artists who made art and history - Bridget Quinn
- Clear Seeing Place: Studio Visits - Brian Rutenberg
What I Loved - Siri Hustvedt
Seeing is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees - Lawrence Weschler
Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life - Hector Garcia and Francesc Miralles
Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert
The Heart to Start: Stop Procrastinating & Start Creating - David Kadavy
The Lady and the Unicorn - Tracy Chevalier
The War of Art - Steven Pressfield
Do the Work - Steven Pressfield
9th Street Women - Mary Gabriel
7 Days in the Art World - Sarah Thornton
The Accidental Masterpiece, on the Art of Life and Vice Versa - Michael Kimmelman
The Painted Word - Tom Wolfe
What Are You Looking At? 150 years of Modern Art in a Nutshell - Will Gompertz
Lady in Ermine — The Story of A Woman Who Painted the Renaissance: A Biographical Novel of Sofonisba Anguissola - Donna DiGiuseppe
The Goldfinch - Donna Tartt
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture - Ross King
How to Be Both - Ali Smith
The Garden of Earthly Delights - Robert Dodds
Theft - Peter Carey
The Vein of Gold - Julia Cameron
The Artist's Way - Julia Cameron
Steal Like an Artist - Austin Kleon
An Object of Beauty - Steve Martin
Chasing Cezanne - Peter Mayle
How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci - Michael J. Gelb
Art & Fear - David Bayles & Ted Orland
Leonardo's Swans - Karen Essex
The Passion of Artemisia - Susan Vreeland
The Birth of Venus - Sarah Dunant
Leonardo and the Last Supper - Ross King
Secret Knowledge - David Hockney
Girl in Hyacinth Blue - Diana Vreeland
The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life - Twyla Tharp
Night Portrait - Laura Morelli digs into the past for tale of a Da Vinci portrait that spans more than 500 years
Ways of Looking - How to experience Contemporary Art - Ossian Ward
Everything She Touched: The Life of Ruth Asawa - Marilyn Chase
Find Your Artistic Voice: The Essential Guide to Working Your Creative Magic - Lisa Congdon
The 12 Million Dollar Stuffed Shark: The curious economics of contemporary art - Don Thompson, Adam Verner
Mindfulness and the Art of Drawing - Wendy Ann Greenhalgh
The World to Come - Dara Horne