This week the Art Hounds lead us to Highpoint Center for Printmaking, and to two plays inspired by books.
Bethany Gladhill is taking her daughter to Free Ink Day this Saturday at Highpoint Center for Printmaking. This all-ages event gives visitors basic instruction and all the tools they need to make a simple print. Artist Carolyn Swiszcz will teach monoprinting. Stop by anytime between noon and 3:30 p.m., but Gladhill recommends getting there early, before things get too crazy.
Artist and Free Black Dirt co-founder Junauda Petrus is excited to see Frank Theatre's production of "Citizen." Inspired by Claudia Rankine's book, "Citizen" examines how racism makes its way into all aspects of American life. Petrus anticipates this show will offer some healing while exposing some raw truths.
Playwright Brendon Etter recommends checking out Nautilus Music Theater's production of "Twisted Apples." This new show is based on Sherwood Anderson's 1919 book "Winesburg, Ohio," which offers up short vignettes and portraits of people inspired by his youth. Etter compares Anderson's writing to that of Sinclair Lewis. "Twisted Apples" runs Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Northfield Arts Guild.