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Emerson Artist Talk with Courtney Blazon
October 21, 2021 @ 7:00pm
One event on October 21, 2021 at 7:00pm
Part 1 – Thursday, October 14
Part 2 – Thursday, October 21
A YEAR WITHOUT SUMMER
7-8pm (MT) | Zoom
*pre-registration is required*
A Year Without Summer – Part 1 introduces Courtney Blazon’s large, mural-like, narrative pieces inspired by the1815 eruption of the Volcano Tambora and the resulting chain of events. Learn how she connects the origins of modern climate science and meteorology, wide spread famine and disease, and the emergence of gothic horror in literature and the arts, and much more to this singular event.
The Cast, Part 2 takes a closer look at some of the historical figures whose influence and legacy were affected by 1815 eruption of the Volcano Tambora. This collection is anchored by the influence and intrigue of literary icons Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Mary Shelley, and their cohort; the creation of Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus and the emergence of gothic horror. Meet several additinal whose stories explore disease, famine, climate science, new movements in the arts, and societal/political changes tied to this singular event.
The artist’s talk will be held online via Zoom, including a Q&A session at the end.