If literature is your favorite art form, then mark your calendar for the St. George Art Museum Book Club held again at 4 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
On Thursday, May 19, the book club discussion will focus on “Nature,” the 1836 essay by Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882). Within the essay, Emerson divides nature into four usages: Commodity, Beauty, Language and Discipline. These distinctions define the ways by which humans use nature for their basic needs, their desire for delight, their communication with one another and their understanding of the world.
Throughout 2016, other selections scheduled for review are:
- O Pioneers by Willa Cather (1873-1947)
- Silent Spring, written in 1962 by Rahel Carson (1907-1964)
- Desert Solitaire, written in 1968 by Edward Abbey (1927-1989)
- Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert written in 2001 by Terry Tempest Williams (1955 – )
- Angle of Repose written in 1971 by Wallace Stegner (1909-1994)
- Riding the White Horse Home by Teresa Jordan
- Soul of Nowhere written in 2003 by Craig Childs (1967 – )
Upcoming book club discussions are presented free-of-charge, open to all and scheduled for July 21, September 15, October 20, November 17 and December 15.
For information about the book club or the next display of national park art entitled “Pictured: The West’s Most Spectacular National Parks,” see www.sgcity.org or call 627-4525.