117 S Pineapple Ave
“Radiant Tarot: Pathway to Creativity”
with Hermitage Fellow Tony Barnstone
Presented in Partnership with Bookstore1
Friday, June 16 at 6:30pm
Bookstore1 (entrance at 117 S Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236)
Registration is required. $5 per person.
The Hermitage is about creating new works. When in conversation with Hermitage Fellow and creator Tony Barnstone’s The Radiant Tarot: Pathway to Creativity an entirely new – yet ancient – approach is revealed. Inspired by the words of Rilke and William Blake amongst many other artists and practitioners, the artwork and guidebook of this Tarot deck are aimed at awakening creativity and personal growth. In this program, Barnstone, author of the guidebook, will illuminate some of the impulses behind its creation, its potential interpretations, and the creative projects it has already inspired. Hear from this multidisciplinary author of more than 20 books and begin to uncover the connections in the cards.
Hermitage Fellow Tony Barnstone teaches at Whittier College and is the author of 21 books, a music CD, “Tokyo’s Burning: WWII Songs,” and a tarot deck, The Radiant Tarot: Pathway to Creativity. His poetry books include Pulp Sonnets; Beast in the Apartment; Tongue of War: From Pearl Harbor to Nagasaki; The Golem of Los Angeles; Sad Jazz; and Impure. He is also a translator of Chinese literature, anthologist, and world literature textbook editor. Among his awards: The Poets Prize, Grand Prize of the Strokestown International Poetry Contest, Pushcart Prize, John Ciardi Prize, Benjamin Saltman Award, and fellowships from the NEA, the NEH, and the California Arts Council.