7:00 - 8:30
Adrian Arias curates a panel of artists and poets who contributed to the re-imagining of a tarot deck published by Nomadic Press.
Tarot in Pandemic and Revolution, is inspired by Arias’ lucid dream of a fortune teller and cards embellished with rare images of Revolution and Pandemic, Black Lives Matter, marches and protests—a unique 81-card Tarot deck. It is accompanied by an exquisite book of poetry, created by 67 internationally-recognized artists and poets (24 visual artists, 43 poets) with deep ties to the San Francisco Bay Area, who span three generations. These award-winning poet laureates, novelists, authors, muralists, painters, graphic artists, performance artists, composers, musicians and dancers are each committed to social, environmental, food, public health and climate justice, and have used their powerful talents to create tarot images and poems in response to the critical times we are living in. This deck is a bold expression of hope, resilience, resistance and the courage to continue forging a path to justice and love.
Nomadic Press is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports the works of emerging and established writers and artists. Through publications (including translations) and performances, Nomadic Press aims to build community among artists across disciplines.
Partnership with Excelsior Branch Library, Mission Branch Library, Nomadic Press and Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore & Gallery.
Medicine for Nightmares