• Event Time 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
  • Event Start Date 10/14/2021
  • Event Location Online

Artist Talk with Courtney Blazon

Thursday, October 14  |  7-8pm (MT)
Zoom  |  Free but pre-registration is required*

Join us online with Courtney Blazon in part one of a two part series. A Year Without Summer – Part 1 introduces Courtney’s large, vibrant pen and marker artworks currently displayed in the Jessie Wilber Gallery. These mural-like, narrative pieces depict the1815 eruption of the Volcano Tambora and the resulting chain of events that followed. Her works tie this singular event to origins of modern climate science and meteorology, wide spread famine and disease, and the emergence of gothic horror in literature and the arts. Further connections can be made to the opening of the Northwest Passage, the Chinese opium trade, American westward expansion, and much more. Courtney will share her inspiration for this series, how she made her connections, and introduce you to some of the historical figures who were influenced by the eruption.

The artist’s talk will be held online via Zoom, including a Q&A session at the end.

Pre-registration is required.

Learn more about the exhibit online at  http://www.theemerson.org/project/a-year-without-summer/