Parnassus Books and OZ Arts are pleased to present an intimate conversation with Joan Baez and Emmylou Harris as they discuss Joan's new book, Am I Pretty When I Fly? An Album of Upside Down Drawings.
This is a ticketed event which will take place at OZ Arts on Saturday, April 8th at 8:00 pm. Doors will open at 7:00 p.m, and all seating is general admission.
Each ticket is $60.00 and comes with ONE general admission seat and ONE signed copy of Am I Pretty When I Fly? Books may be picked up at the event at OZ Arts during the event, or at Parnassus Books after the event.
(Please note there will not be a signing line at this event. All books will be pre-signed.)
Parking at OZ Arts:
Valet parking will be available.
About the book:
Like a long, funny letter from an old friend, an album of drawings by the legendary singer and activist for social justice, Joan Baez.
Since retiring from active performing, Baez has focused her formidable talents on painting and drawing. This collection of drawings shows another side of Baez: lovingly loose and charming sketches on reoccurring themes such as politics, relationships, women, animals, and family. Each section, organized thematically, includes an introductory piece by the artist. Baez approaches her line drawings as exercises in freedom: she begins drawing upside down--often using her non-dominant hand--without any preconceived notion of where the lines might lead her.
Beginning with her seminal debut album in 1960, Baez has been a musical force of nature of incalculable influence whose earliest recordings fed a host of traditional ballads into the rock vernacular. In 1963, she introduced Bob Dylan to the world, beginning a tradition of mutual mentoring that continued across her many recordings. As a lifetime advocate for non-violent social change, she marched on the front line of the civil rights movement with Martin Luther King Jr., shined a spotlight on the Free Speech Movement, took to the fields with Cesar Chavez, organized resistance to the Vietnam War, and inspired Vaclav Havel in his fight for a Czech Republic.
Am I Pretty When I Fly? reveals yet another side of a beloved icon.
About the author:
Joan Baez is a dynamic force of nature. Her commitment to music and social activism has earned global recognition, ranging from induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, to the Ambassador of Conscience Award, Amnesty International's highest honor. Retired from active performing since 2019, she has devoted much of her time to the "Mischief Makers" series of paintings, portraits that immortalize risk-taking visionaries she has known, who have brought about social change through history, from Dr. Martin Luther King and Bob Dylan to the Dalai Lama and Patti Smith
About Emmylou Harris:
A 14-time Grammy winner and Billboard Century Award recipient, Emmylou Harris’ contribution as a singer and songwriter spans 40 years. She has recorded more than 25 albums and has lent her talents to countless fellow artists’ recordings. In recognition of her remarkable career, Harris was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008 and earned a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award in 2018.