- This event has passed.
Arcana Books Hosts a Celebration in Honor of Corita Kent
May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On Saturday, May 19th between 4:00 and 6:00 pm, please join Arcana: Books on the Arts to celebrate the beautiful new Atelier Éditions publication International Signal Code Alphabet by Corita Kent. Arcana will host a discussion and book signing with Dr. Ray Smith, Director of the Corita Art Center, and artist, curator, and Kent scholar, Aaron Rose.
“Radical American artist, educator and once-devout Catholic nun, Sister Mary Corita Kent’s provocative imagery has entranced audiences for over four decades. Originally completed in 1968, Kent’s International Signal Code Alphabet encompasses a series of twenty-six kaleidoscopic serigraphs integrating scripture, typography, image, icon, and the maritime flags of the International Code of Signals. As 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of both the series’ completion, and the centennial of Kent’s birth, this celebratory publication reproduces this engaging body of work for the very first time in a monographic, fine art format”. It features an introduction by Corita Art Center Director, Dr. Ray Smith along with a foreword authored by noted Kent scholar, artist, and curator Aaron Rose.