Wednesday, May 19 at 6:00 PM
Love reading? So do we!
Get ready for another round of Artist Reads @CharlotteStreet! May features a graphic novel recommended by artist Yoonmi Nam.
Join Artist Reads @CharlotteStreet monthly book club. Each month we have invited an artist to recommend a book that has inspired them, brought them joy or has been pivotal in some way. You will have one month to read the book. Artists will share their relationship and interpretation of the book and facilitate the monthly discussions which will be hosted virtually. As we’re unable to meet in person feel free to enjoy your own refreshments as we zoom into your living room. Readers who register will be provided a zoom link.
Let’s read with Yoonmi Nam, Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
This month Yoonmi has chosen Yeong-shin Ma’s graphic novel Moms for us to discuss. Here are questions she would like us to think about as we are reading:
- This graphic novel tells the story of Soyeon, a middle-aged working-class Korean woman, and the lives of her friends. It was written by her thirty-something-year-old son. How do we empathize with others and tell their stories?
- Which individual’s life story resonates with you and why?
- What do you think Soyeon and her friends ultimately yearn for in their lives?
Want to purchase the book? Support our local bookstore Bliss Books & Wine, where you can find several copies of Moms.
Bliss Books & Wine promotes the reading culture by encouraging curious readers, endorsing local arts, and connecting great pastimes of social drinking and introverted reading. We exist to build a community gathering place and to create experiences by bridging the gap between books and wine.
ABOUT YOOMNI NAM
Yoonmi Nam’s work considers cross-cultural experiences and a sense of transience through observations of everyday objects and occurrences. Born and raised in Seoul, South Korea, Nam earned a BFA from Hong-Ik University in Seoul and an MFA from RISD in Providence, USA. Her work is in the collections of the RISD Museum, RI; Spencer Museum of Art, KS; and the Beach Museum of Art, KS; among others, and has shown her work in over 20 solo exhibitions and 180 group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. Currently, she teaches at the University of Kansas, where she has been a faculty member since 2001.