Event date: 
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 5:00pm

 

 

5PM THURSDAY, JULY 2

 

April Dammann

 

shares from her important new biography

 

CORITA KENT. ART AND SOUL. THE BIOGRAPHY

 

 

On the cover of Newsweek in 1967, Sister Mary Corita became known as the rebel nun, and though she has remained the prototype for every outspoken nun since, Corita herself was never outspoken. A rebel, yes, but never outspoken. It was her artwork that spoke volumes. Her message was clear. Love. Peace. Joy. Godliness. What would Jesus do, she asked, long before the words became a politicized cliche.

As early as 1952, she and her art were recognized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as best in show for printmaking. Her work evolved to represent a subversive homage to mass media, giving new meaning to the slogans and marketing manipulations of consumer culture. With a unique calligraphic style and a playful spirit, Corita’s constructions or deconstructions of word and image shook up an art establishment that didn’t quite know what to do with a nun’s bold interpretation of her society.

Before her death in 1986, Corita Kent bequeathed her complete collection of prints to what is now UCLA’s Hammer Museum. Her internationally revered work will be showcased in Los Angeles in June 2015, when Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent—a full-scale survey of work by the innovative artist, activist and teacher—opens at the Pasadena Museum of California Art.

April Dammann is a Hollywood native with an established career writing for television, film, and theater. She graduated from UCLA Phi Beta Kappa, earned a master’s degree in French literature at the University of Rochester and the Sorbonne in Paris, and is a member of the Gold Shield Alumnae of UCLA. Her first book, Exhibitionist: Earl Stendahl, Art Dealer as Impresario, is the biography of Los Angeles’s legendary gallerist who changed the course of art collecting, not just in Southern California, but throughout the world. She and her husband Ron Dammann live in the Hollywood Hills and Gualala, CA.

Event address: 
Four-Eyed Frog Books
Cypress Village
Gualala, CA 95445
Event date: 
Saturday, July 4, 2015 - 4:00pm

4PM SATURDAY, JULY 4

 

LINDA LAMBERT

 

introduces

 

the final book in her popular Justine Trilogy

 

A RAPTURE OF RAVENS: Awakening in Taos

 

 

A sizzling new novel set in Taos, New Mexico. The third in the Justine Trilogy, preceded by the award-winning Cairo Codex and The Italian Letters. Anthropologist Justine Jenner travels to Taos in search of D. H. Lawrence…and her own identity. She stumbles into the conflict and hunt for the migration patterns of the peoples from the west. Here, she finds the Red Willow people, archaeologists, Lawrence aficionados, and artists who draw her into the riveting blend of cultures that is Taos. Lawrence discoveries include the spirituality he found on Lobos Mountain, legal documents that lay unexplored in the Taos courthouse for decades, his lost will, and letters that more fully explain his mysterious journey. After her Egyptian lover, Amir, joins her at Christmas, he returns to Cairo to lead the revolution of January 2011. The stunning finale to the Trilogy engages Justine in a life and death struggle with nature and with herself.

 

Event address: 
Four-Eyed Frog Books
Cypress Village
Gualala, CA 95445