A candid guidebook about art-making in the midst of oppression.
As a teenager visiting the Andy Warhol Museum, Beth Pickens realized the importance of making art. As an adult, she has dedicated her life to empowering working artists. Intimate yet practical, Your Art Will Save Your Life helps artists build a sustainable practice while navigating the world of MFAs, residencies, and institutional funding.
Join us April 27, to celebrate arts consultant Beth Pickens’ debut book, Your Art Will Save Your Life, and Nicole Georges’ critically-acclaimed graphic novel, Fetch. Georges and Pickens will read from their books followed by a conversation about issues facing artists and writers in our current political climate, ending with an audience Q&A.
WHO: Beth Pickens and Nicole Georges
WHAT: Your Art Will Save Your Life book reading and author discussion with Beth Pickens and Nicole Georges
WHEN: Friday April 27, 6-8pm
WHERE: Floating World Comics, 400 NW Couch St.
“Offers modest and straightforward suggestions for surviving and thriving in creative endeavors.” —Publishers Weekly
“I’ve already recommended Your Art Will Save Your Life to all my students and friends. I myself consult it regularly, for discipline, inspiration, and wisdom. This book is crucial, and Beth Pickens is exactly the person to write it—tough, friendly, experienced, politically incisive, spiritually wise. A slim, necessary revelation.” —Maggie Nelson, author of The Argonauts
“A survival guide for the creatives among us.” —Nicole Georges, author of Fetch: How a Bad Dog Brought Me Home
“I’m so grateful for this book! I’m buying it for every single creative person in my life.” —Ann Friedman, host of Call Your Girlfriend
“If you are a person who needs to make art in order to function, this book is from your best, smartest, coolest, most insightful, wise, learned, practical, savvy, no-bullshit friend who knows you and loves you anyway.” —Lucy Corin, author of One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses
“An electrically inspiring, politically fresh, and class-conscious guide for artists who wish to engage more deeply with their process, their careers, and their lives.” —Michelle Tea, author of Modern Tarot
“The self-help book every artist needs! Wish I’d had this book my entire life.” —Ali Liebegott, author of Cha-Ching!