Artists embellished medical conditions, treatments, and lampooned practitioners. The bizarre therapeutics and massive doses of medications are depicted in the show. The public in the nineteenth century, as today, was frustrated with the inefficiency of medical treatments and the high costs of medical care and drugs. With art and wit, the caricaturists elevated health issues to comic proportions and directed attention to public health problems. Sequoia Humane Society will be serving wine from 6-9 p.m.
At Arts Alive! on September 6, Eureka Books will honor the late Father Eric Freed, who would have been 57 on Sept. 8. We have acquired the last 90 copies of his book, The Experience of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima in Poem and have commissioned a broadside. Proceeds of the sale of both items will benefit the Religious Studies department at Humboldt State University. Contributions up to a total of $500 will be matched by an anonymous donor.
Father Freed’s book translates and explains eleven haiku by Hiroko Takanashi, a woman from Hiroshima who was 15 years old when the atomic bomb detonated over the city. The book was published by the Hiroshima Catholic Council for Justice and Peace in 2009.
The book and broadside can be purchased in the store or online (while supplies last). The online price includes shipping in the United States. The broadside, designed by Just My Type Letterpress, prints two of Father Freed’s haiku translations.
|$19.95 + tax, postage paid in the US.||$12 + tax. Postage paid. All profits benefit the HSU Religious Studies department.
Lynn Jones will show her work during Arts Alive!. The collection includes linoleum cut, handset lead plates, and letterpress prints. Jones will be at the store from 6-9 p.m. to demonstrate her work using a small printing press. A limited number of debut bookplates will be printed during the demo. During an internship with David Lance Goines he introduced Jones to letterpress printing. One of the projects she worked on under Goines was to cut linoleum blocks for Alice Waters’ Chez Panisse Café Cookbook. In 2013 Jones moved her business, Just My Type Letterpress & Illustration, to Blue Lake. The exhibition will run through August.
Local artist Grant Skoglund will exhibit his collages during Arts Alive!. Skoglund was motivated to construct collages as a form of music in a visual arrangement. “Being drawn more toward music than visual arts, the notion of composing is a more familiar territory to me,” Skoglund stated. He uses images from books to render the art. “When I tried my hand at making collages it was creatively liberating.” The melody of the collections is mid-twentieth century. Skoglund will be at the store on Saturday from 6-9 p.m. The show will run through July.
Starting June 7th, WW II aerial propaganda leaflets will be exhibited at Eureka Books. Fliers were dropped over enemy territory as a form of psychological warfare. Leaflets providing “safe conduct passes” also were dispersed, which enemy troops could use to surrender. This form of propaganda was so popular with the Allied forces that one squadron of B-17 bombers was assigned to scattering pamphlets. The show will run through the end of June.
German leaflet dropped over England targeted at American soldiers.
Eureka Books Catalog 30: Social Movements is available as a pdf.
Internment Camps, Black Panthers, Amistad Case, Young Lords, Civil Rights, Paños, UFW, and more.
On May 3rd celebrate your local independent bookstore with the first California Bookstore Day. Books published exclusively for this event will be available only at participating bookstores. Eureka Books will have select titles for this occasion, including The Sleeper and the Spindle by famed science fiction author Neil Gaiman, whose contribution to California Bookstore Day is an illustrated edition of a short story inspired by Sleeping Beauty.