Aug 10th 2019

The Spirit of the Water Bear: Book Release Party!

@ The Franklin

3522 W Franklin Blvd, Chicago, IL 60624

Opening Saturday, August 10th, from 6PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, August 10th

Saturday August 10, 6-8PM
As part of
Love All Potatoes

Book Release Party!

Claire Pentecost will read from her 2019 novel,
The Spirit of the Water Bear, co-authored by her sister Martha Pentecost.
Both authors (and their mother!) will be present.

>>>Up to 25 copies of the book will be given away<<<

Love All Potatoes is a garden laboratory project by Jim Duignan, Claire Pentecost, and Melissa Potter. The artists will plant heirloom variety potatoes (e.g. Jersey Yellow and Okinawa Purple) in improvised planters, start a compost bin, and install a handmade garden cart to seed their intersecting dialogues on plant personal histories, microecologies, and intangible heritage craft histories. Over the summer, the potatoes will blossom on vines running from the sacks along strings to parts unknown. The artists will activate the Franklin as an eco-pedagogical space to engender conversations on the Garfield Park community and land in general, and to develop other collective works-in-progress, such as a publication printed on paper made from potato vines.

Love All Potatoes is at THE FRANKLIN till September 7, 2019

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