“L’Homme et la Mère” by Ralph Petty, from “Démons Quotidiens.”
Nancy Huston, a Canadian writer with a big fan base in France, and Ralph Petty, a Paris-based American artist, have published an unusual collaborative book together, with Huston’s texts sometimes inspired by Petty’s drawings and sometimes inspiring them. Huston will read from the book, Démons Quotidiens: Journal à Quatres Mains, at the opening of an exhibition of Petty’s illustrations at the American University of Paris’s art gallery (6, rue du Colonel Combes, 75007 Paris) on Sept. 22, 6pm-8:30pm. The exhibition runs through Oct. 11.
BETWEEN SOUL AND STONE
Paris Update readers who have commented on Margo Berdeshevsky’s original contributions to our Photo of the Week over the past few years may not know that she is also a poet. Her latest book of poems, Between Soul and Stone, is being published by The Sheep Meadow Press this month. Click on your preferred Amazon location to order: U.K., France, U.S.