Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Broad Strokes Book Party
Last week I got to go to the launch party for a book I am extremely proud to have been the editor of Broad Strokes: 15 Women Who Made Art and Made History (In That Order) by Bridget Quinn. It was a packed house at Folio Books in Noe Valley with just about every person in the standing-room-only crowd having bought a book before the talk started -- this was on International Women's Day and the store was donating 10% of all proceeds to Las Esperanzas, an educational, vocational, and youth development program for high-risk girls in Leon Nicaragua. Quinn was interviewed by writer Yukari Iwatani Kane, and she shared stories and insights about a number of the artists featured in the book, and one neat thing was that since everyone had a book we could all turn to the relevant pages to see that artists' art while Quinn was discussing it. After the talk there as a book signing. A lovely evening all around, in celebration of a fantastic book.