When an Artist Writes a Book: The Highs and Lows of a Visual Artist Who Enters the World of the Written Word

A Talk with Visiting Artist Susan Iverson

Live! in the Open Book Performance Hall

Sunday, May 19: 1pm-2pm

We’ve all admired books written by artists that convey process, technique, and inspiration through words and images. For most of us, their beauty masks the brain detangling, word searching, sample making, documentation and other labors leading to their creation. Join us for an informal talk with artist Susan Iverson as she demystifies the experience of writing and publishing a book as a visual artist.

Susan lives and works in rural Hanover County, Virginia. In 2015 she retired from her position as a Professor in the School of the Arts, Department of Craft/Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her work has been exhibited throughout the US and is included in many collections including the Smithsonian American Art Museum. View Susan’s website with images and videos here: http://susaniversonart.com/

This talk is free and open to the public. RSVPs are appreciated: https://beeid.org/925809ad0528


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