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The Art of Recalling
The Art of Recalling: the Art and Writing of Emilie Demant Hatt and Johan Turi
Port Townsend Public Library - Carnegie Reading Room

Tuesday, Oct. 24, 7:00-8:30pm
In the early twentieth century, the Danish artist Emilie Demant Hatt and Johan Turi, a Swedish Sami hunter and would-be writer and artist, formed an unlikely bond. She edited and translated his classic work, An Account of the Sami, which included his drawings. He introduced her to the world of nomadic reindeer herders. Back in Denmark, Demant Hatt wrote her own narrative, With the Lapps in the High Mountains, and used Sápmi as a motif in her Expressionist linocuts and paintings; while at Lake Torneträsk Turi continued to write and draw. Barbara Sjoholm has been studying the lives of Demant Hatt and Turi for many years and presents a talk and slide show about their mutual influence and how Sápmi is reflected in their writings and artwork. Copies of Sjoholm’s new biography of Demant Hatt, Black Fox (University of Wisconsin) will be available.

Barbara Sjoholm is the editor and translator of Demant Hatt's narrative With the Lapps in the High Mountains. Her many books include novels about Demant Hatt's youthful romance with Danish composer Carl Nielsen: Fossil Island and The Former World.

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