Virtual Gallery Talk on “The Human Condition, Geological Time, and Economics”
Please join The Mark Twain House & Museum’s Jacquelyn Andrews as she talks with Melody Leary, Rhea Nowak and Grace Bentley-Scheck about The Evocative Mark Twain Inspires the Printmakers Network of New England exhibit taking place at the Mark Twain House & Museum March 24, 2022 through January 23, 2023.
Finding so many of Mark Twain’s quotes to be particularly relevant to life in the 21st century and the challenges we face in this uncertain time of Covid, Melody Leary was struck by the number of quotes that resonated with her on a personal level. Her virtual talk will focus on her artistic response to the quotes that inspired her work and include a bit about her printmaking process.
Rhea Nowak will be talking about how she thought about and responded to the quote she choose, “Geologic time is not money”. She will talk about metaphors worked with, techniques chosen and how she developed compositions.
Having been moved by tie plight of workers who, due to the pandemic, lost jobs and subsequently rental housing, Grace Bentley-Scheck will speak about her response to the Twain quote from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court: “It isn’t the sum you get, it’d how much you can buy with it, that’s the important thing, and it’s that that tells whether your wages are in fact or only high in name”. She will explain how the message of the image is achieved in the plate, a collagraph with silk aquatint. She will show a variety of other prints.