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Feeling inspired: Virtual author visit with Tiffany Midge & resident artist workshops with Brandy Seistrup

Posted on October 29, 2020 at 4:30 am

Image from Opal Fox Fine Art

VIRTUAL AUTHOR VISIT: TIFFANY MIDGE

Author Tiffany Midge joins us for an exclusive virtual author visit and reading. She discusses how the regions of the Pacific Northwest, the Inland Northwest, and Montana have informed her writing over the years. She will also read selections from her works in progress, her poetry and prose, and from her memoir in essays: Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s, included on Spokane Is Reading’s Diverse Voices booklist for 2020.

This program is for adults. Registration is required, and you’ll need email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Thursday, Nov 12, 7–8:30pm | REGISTER

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dreamcatcher in the Wry

Hello. I’m Tiffany Midge. My recent memoir in essays Bury My Heart at Chuck E. Cheese’s (University of Nebraska Press) was a notable book pick for Lit Hub, Poets & Writers Magazine, Library Journal, Spokane Is Reading’s Diverse Voices Booklist, Book Riot, Book List, Kirkus, She Reads, Tribal College Journal, High Country News, and more.

I am a former humor columnist for Indian Country Today and have been featured on CBC Radio’s Unreserved, Live Wire with Luke Burbank, Bitch Media’s Popaganda, Jana Schmieding’s Woman of Size, Native America Calling, and Wyoming Public Radio.

I’m a citizen of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and raised by wolves in the Pacific Northwest. I am the recipient of Submittable’s 2020 Eliza So Fellowship for my manuscript “The Urban NDN Women’s Guide to Dating,” a 2019 Pushcart Prize, the Kenyon Review Earthworks Indigenous Poetry Prize, a Western Heritage Award, the Diane Decorah Memorial Poetry Award, and a 2019 Simons Public Humanities fellowship.

I aspire to be the Distinguished Writer in Residence for Seattle’s Space Needle and consider my contribution to humanity to be my sparkly personality. You’re welcome to visit my website.

NOVEMBER RESIDENT ARTIST: BRANDY SEISTRUP

Discover local artists as they share their talents in a virtual residency, through January 2021. Each month, you’ll have the opportunity to participate in workshops and classes led by the resident artist.

The resident artist for November is Brandy Seistrup.

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the North Spokane Library.

RESIDENT ARTIST WORKSHOPS

Resident Artist: Alcohol-based Inks & Tiles

Discover the world of alcohol inks! A highly pigmented but translucent medium, these inks can be used to create colorful works on a variety of surfaces. Using tiles as our canvas, you’ll learn the basic tools, color blending techniques, and color theory to create vibrant, marbled, and fluid effects.

This program is for ages 14 and up. Registration is required, and you’ll need email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Saturday, Nov 14, 2–4pm | REGISTER

Resident Artist: Alcohol-based Inks & Ornaments

Explore the world of alcohol inks! A highly pigmented but translucent medium, these inks can be used to create colorful works on a variety of surfaces. Using ornaments as our canvas, you’ll learn the basic tools, color blending techniques, and color theory to create vibrant, marbled, and fluid effects.

This program is for adults. Registration is required, and you’ll need email to receive login information.

ONLINE
Wednesday, Nov 18, 6–8pm | REGISTER

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Brandy Seistrup is the owner of Opal Fox Fine Art (formally Red Fox Ginger Studio). Working in acrylics, inks, and watercolors, she connects the world with her art as she feels it. Her works can be found in several public spaces and galleries and at exhibit shows and festivals she takes part in.

Brandy shares that “It’s the connection to the natural world that inspires my work—movement that mimics the unpredictable lines found in nature, lines that are never straightforward, and movement that can’t be controlled—reminding us to let go, trust how we feel, and see the beauty in the abstract.”

Raised in several regions across the United States, she considers Louisville, Kentucky, her hometown. Brandy currently resides in Spokane, Washington, where she works within the community to open others to the necessity of art and encourages the growth of community art projects. Brandy teaches private and group classes specializing in art created with alcohol inks.

She has a background in sales and has been mostly self-taught in the field of fine arts. And art has always had a place in her life. She advocates the importance of the arts to both ones’ personal well-being and to society as a whole. She contributes overcoming emotional hardships and childhood trauma to the opportunities she has had to be creative.

LOOKING FOR EVEN MORE INSPIRATION?

Check out local creators on the Spokane Creators website.

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