“Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love and in business and in friendship and in health and in all other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do. Make good art.”

― Neil Gaiman, Make Good Art

Happy Arts in Education Week, a national celebration recognizing the transformative power of the arts in education.

Old in Art School: A Memoir of Starting Over Cover Image
Teaching Music to Children: A Curriculum Guide for Teachers Without Music Training Cover Image
Creative Boot Camp: An Interactive Journal of Eclectic Exercises to Jump-Start Your Creativity Cover Image
Strong Arts, Strong Schools: The Promising Potential and Shortsighted Disregard of the Arts in American Schooling Cover Image
The Gift: Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World Cover Image
Art Therapy Coloring Kit (RP Minis) Cover Image
Help Your Kids With Music: A unique step-by-step visual guide Cover Image
An Evening in the Classroom: Notes Taken by Miss Taylor in One of the Classes of Painting Cover Image
Dare to Sketch: A Guide to Drawing on the Go Cover Image
Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World Cover Image

"And then history was gone in a betrayal of smoke. / There is still burning though we live in a democracy erected over the burial ground. / This was given to me to speak."

Joy Harjo, "In Mystic," Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems

Today's [August 22nd] CLSC Presentation of Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings will take place at 3:30 in the Hall of Philosophy.  The booksigning will take place after the lecture on the Alumni Hall porch.

Books are available now at both Chautauqua Bookstore and the CLSC Octagon.

Conflict Resolution for Holy Beings: Poems Cover Image

“How to be both free and situated; how to convert a racist house into a race-specific yet nonracist home? How to enunciate race while depriving it of its lethal cling?...

...They are questions of concept, of language, of trajectory, of habitation, of occupation, and, although my engagement with them has been fiece, fitful, and constantly (I think) evolving, they remain in my thoughts as aesthetically and pollitically unresolved.”
― Toni Morrison, The Source of Self-Regard: Selected Essays, Speeches, and Meditations

Join us for CHQ 2019 Week Nine, August 17 - 25:
Exploring Race and Culture in America with Wynton Marsalis and Jazz at Lincoln Center

The intersection of race and culture creates a unique vibrancy to American democracy, often channeling and challenging the ugly effects of racism, bigotry and inequality, past and present. In this week, we examine the different ways that race and culture shape and enrich our society, and how being responsible consumers of culture, regardless of our different backgrounds and tastes, matters to who we are as citizens and as an American community. We open and close the week with renowned trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, who explores race and culture as a testing ground for the principles of American democracy.

Check out the related titles below as well as our collection of Week 9 Speaker books.

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race Cover Image
A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers Cover Image
Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape Cover Image
Magical Negro Cover Image
How to Be an Antiracist Cover Image
All You Can Ever Know: A Memoir Cover Image
WHEREAS: Poems Cover Image
They Called Us Enemy Cover Image
The History of White People Cover Image
How Long 'til Black Future Month?: Stories Cover Image