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A Talk and Conversation with Artist Matt Kish
Please join us for a:
Talk and Conversation with Artist MATT KISH
- Monday, March 17
- North Quad – Space 2435
Matt Kish is an Ohio librarian and artist who recently completed illustrated editions of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (Tin House 2011) and Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness (Tin House 2013). Kish began his Moby-Dick illustrations through a blog; he challenged himself to post an illustration for every page of Moby-Dick, every single day. He created illustrations for every page of Heart of Darkness,as well. His illustrations render the 19th-century narratives in a graphic, postmodern vernacular of street art, comic book characters, and prog rock album covers.
Matt Kish will be giving a casual talk about his art to UM undergraduate students currently making their way through Moby-Dick and formulating their own creative response. His talk is open to the University community.
Matt Kish’s visit to the University of Michigan is sponsored by the Lloyd Hall Scholars Program, the Institute for the Humanities, Arts@Michigan, and Scholars in Residence.
Should you have any questions about Matt Kish’s visit, please contact Jamie L. Jones (jaljones@umich) or Patrick Tonks (tonks@umich).
Location: North Quad Space 2435