Artist Talk by Claudia Retter - Creative Persistence: Lessons from a Long-Term Project

From June 11, 2017 2:00 pm until June 11, 2017 4:00 pm

At Phoenix Rising Print Cooperative 243 North 5th Street #140, Columbus, OH 43215, USA

Creative Persistence: Lessons from a Long-Term Project
An Artist Talk by Claudia Retter

claudia retter headshotJoin us Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 pm at our studio
This event is Free and open to the public.
Light refreshments will be served.

Photographer and book artist Claudia Retter presents an "illustrated reading" of her handmade artist book, The Flying Adventures of Two Candy Cane Pen Friends, then follows with her Artist Talk, Creative Persistence: Lessons from a Long-Term Project.

In her talk, Retter takes us through the history of creating Flying Adventures, and how the quest to bring a single handmade book to a larger audience not only continues to shape the project's trajectory, but also transforms its creator. While told from an artist's perspective, Retter touches on universal themes that inspire audiences to see their own projects' successes and failures as part of a bigger picture.

Flying Adventures is the true story - told through photographs and hand-lettered text - of pen pals who finally meet and spend time exploring the Pacific Northwest in a little blue and yellow airplane. Written in the spirit of The Little Prince, Flying Adventures celebrates the magic of friendship and flight, inspiring the dreamer in us all.

handwritten introduction to storyRetter Preparing book layoutRetter binding the book

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