Uncommon Art

Uncommon Book Club Selections for March – September

Our Uncommon Book Club is a group of art lovers who like to read, too! Most of our books have art, artists, or painting as a central theme, though we’ve been known to detour into books about food or travel as well.

 

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday at 6:30pm and run till about 8 or 8:30. Light snacks are provided. You’re more than welcome to join us!

 

March 14, Seven Days in the Art World, by Sarah Thornton

 

April 11, The Art Forger, by B.A. Shapiro

 

May 9, Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X, by Deborah Davis

 

June 13, The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman is a work of historical fiction set in the 19th century on the tropical island of St. Thomas where the reader learns about the life of Rachel Pomie, who later becomes the mother of the famous painter Camille Pissarro.

 

July 11, The City of Falling Angels by John Berendt. Turning to the magic, mystery, and decadence of Venice, Berendt gradually reveals the truth behind a sensational fire that in 1996 destroyed the historic Fenice opera house.

 

August 8, The Last Painting of Sara De Vos by Dominic Smith spins a tale of forgeries and deaths, deception and love to reveal the lasting legacy of a fateful brush stroke. A single painting connects the story of two women—their mistakes and love affairs, their devotion to art and their struggles to thrive in a male dominated profession. When Ellie Shipley, a young art student, agrees to copy the seventeenth century painting, “At the Edge of a Wood,” her future becomes irrevocably entangled with Sara de Vos, the artist whose work she forged.

 

September 12, Georgia: A Novel of Georgia O’Keeffe, by Dawn Tripp explores O’Keeffe’s love affair with photographer Alfred Stieglitz and her quest to become an independent artist. As her own creative force develops, Georgia begins to push back against what critics and others are saying about her and her art. Soon she must make difficult choices to live a life she believes in.

 

Uncommon Art is located at 178 1/2 N. Main Street, Hudson, Ohio 44236