Artpace Reading Red Book Club: The Subtle Knife

Artpace Reading Red Book Club: The Subtle Knife

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Artpace San Antonio

445 North Main Avenue

San Antonio, TX 78205

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Join Reading Red - an Artpace book club - and explore literature that has inspired artists and exhibitions.

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Jumping off from our June read, The Golden Compass, selected by Summer Main Space Artist Michael Guerra Foertser, we’re excited to cover the next chapter in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series. The Subtle Knife continues the adventures of Lyra Belacqua (now known as Lyra Silvertongue), as she investigates the mysterious phenomenon of Dust and travels between worlds in search of family.

The book club meeting will be held at Artpace with light refreshments at 2pm, Saturday, August 27. Free parking is available at the Artpace parking lot at 513 N Flores.

Reading Red Book Club is free and open to the public. Registration is required.

Download a digital copy or audiobook through your Libby app or swing by the San Antonio Public Library or your favorite local bookstore to pick up a copy.

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Artpace Reading Red Book Club: The Subtle Knife image

Michael Guerra Foerster is an artist living and working in San Antonio, Texas. Michael creates whimsical ceramic sculptures that focus on the ideas of happiness, change, trauma, despair, and transformation. In giving form to these ideas, Michael attempts to heal himself through the making process, while also bringing some joy to the viewers. Michael received a BFA with a concentration in ceramics from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 2018, has studied at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, and has exhibited nationally, including creating temporary and permanent public art pieces in San Antonio. Michael is also currently a visual arts instructor at SAY Sí (San Antonio Youth Yes) where he teaches middle and high school-age artists, who int urn regularly inspire and inform his work. The curriculum he co-creates focuses on creating elevated and original artwork, while also focusing on social justice and community centered action.

Photo by Ned Meneses.

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