Twin Cities Artful Book Club 

 

Join us on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 - 8pm.
 

 

Our book club explores the lives of artists and the creative process.

The variety of our past books have included stories about musicians, writers,
painters, sculptors, dancers, woodcarvers, and many more throughout history.
We explore biographies, memoirs, fiction, and non-fiction books about artists.

If you are an artist or not, please join us any first Tuesday night.

For more information, visit the www.hopkinsartscenter.com

 

Hopkins Center for the Arts
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins  MN

 

What we're Reading now

February 4th

March 3rd

April 7th

 

Pictures at an Exhibition by Sara Houghteling

An Artist of the Floating World by Kazuo Ishiguro

The Blue Guitar by John Banville

What We've read

Art and Fear-Ted Orland

 

Color- Victoria Finlay

 

Chysalis-Kim Todd

 

Mr Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder-Lawerence Weschler

 

Turn-Anne Truit

 

Lee Krasner-Gail Levin

 

Everybody Was So Young - Amanda Vaill

 

Strapless-Debrah Davis

 

Just Kids -Patti Smith

 

Trust the Process-Shawn McNiff

 

The Writing Life-Annie Dillard

 

Loving Frank -Nancy Horan

 

Dorthea Lange -Linda Gordon

 

Still Life with Oysters and Lemon -Mark Doty

 

Renoir, My Father -Jean Renoir

 

The Girl with the Gallery -Lindsay Pollack

 

But is it Art? -Cynthia Freeland

 

The Creative Habit -Twyla Tharp

 

Romance on Three Legs- Katie Hafneer

 

Growing Pains -Emily Carr

 

Matisse The Master- Hilary Spurling

 

The Art of Acquiring, a portrait of Etta and Claribel Cone -Mary Gabriel

 

Wabi-Sabi -Leonard Koren

 

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher-Timothy Eagan

 

Gold Finch -Donna Tartt

 

The Anthropology of Turquoise -Ellen Meloy

 

Paper Garden- Molly Peacock

 

The Lost Carving: A jouney to the heart of making - David Esterly

 

The Last Folk Hero,A True Story of Race and Art, Power and Profit -Andrew Dietz

 

A Month in the Country -JL Carr

 

The Protest Singer - Alc Wilkinson

 

Lady in Gold - Anne-Marie O’Connor

 

Mockingbird - Charles J. Shields

 

The Elegance of the Hedgehog -Muriel Barbery

 

The White Blackbird -Honor Moore

 

The Forger’s Apprentice - Mark Forgy

 

Sacre Bleu: A Comedy d’Art, - Christopher Moore

Wendy and the Lost Boys- Julie Salamon

 

Girl with a Pearl Earring- Tracy Chevalier

 

Diamond in the Rough- Shawn Colvin

 

Girl in Hyacinth Blue- Susan Vreeland

 

Yes Please-Amy Poelher

 

Flappers- Judith Mackrell

 

The Rockwell Heist- Bruce Rubenstein

 

Utopia Parkway- Deborah Solomon

 

Norman Rockwell- Laura Claridge


Beatrix Potter, A life in Nature- by Linda Lear
 

With Billy by Julia Blackburn

 

A Backward Glance, Autobiography by Edith Wharton

 

Red Brick Black Mountain White Clay by Christopher Benfey

 

The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean

 

Imagination in Action, Secrets to Unleashing Creative Expression by Shaun McNiff

 

A Summer of Hummingbirds, by Christopher Benfey

 

Peacock Vine, A.S. Byatt

 

Tulip Fever, Deborah Moggach

Mozart’s Women, by Jane Glover


The Song Poet: A Memoir of my Father by Kao Kalia Yang

The Turquoise Ledge by Leslie Marmon Silko

 

A Choice of Weapons by Gordon Parks
Girls Like Us by Shelia Weller

The Zen of Creativity: Cultivating Your Artistic Life by John Daido Lorri

Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work by Edwidge Danticat

Andrew Wyeth: by Richard Meryman

Full Bloom: The Art and Life of Georgia O'Keeffe, 
Hunter Drohojowska-Phil.

 

The Book of Emma Reyes, Emma Reyes,Translated by Daniel Alarocon.

 

You Must Change Your Life, Rachel Corbett 

Blue Arabesque, Patricia Hampl

I'm Your Man: The Life of Leonard Cohen, Simmons, Sylvie

The Art Of Setting Stones: Writings from the Japanese Garden, Marc Peter Keane

Gypsy Jazz: In Search of Diango Reinhardt and the Soul of Gypsy Swing, Michael Dregni

Jewels, A Secret History. Victoria Finlay

 

Agnes Martin, Pioneer, Painter, Icon by Henry Martin 

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