Get creative this holiday season

Can’t think of what to get your friends and family this holiday season? Ballard author Jennifer Worick has an idea – a handmade gift. “I like – actually, love – giving gifts that are spot-on, and sometimes that’s hard to do when you’re going to a large store,” Worick says, “So I wanted to come […]

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Magnolia author presents ‘The Map as Art’

Most of us see maps as getting us from here to there, but a Magnolia author is pointing readers in a new direction by using imaginative versions of maps created by various artists.

Last Thursday, Jan. 21, the Secret Garden Bookshop in Ballard teamed up with the Ballard Library to feature Magnolia author Katharine Harmon. She presented a slide show of her new book, “The Map As Art.”

“The Map As Art” is a compilation of artwork by artists who use maps as the basis of their vision. For example, one artist painted a picture of all the continents as if they were viewed from space at night. Cities in the United States and parts of Europe were dimly lit and the rest of planet was left in the dark. The artist titled it “The Axis of Evil–Mostly in the Dark.”

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