Lindsay Starck, Milwaukee native and author of novel Noah’s Wife, collaborates with six artists for an evening of art and literature at Gallery 2o7. Each artist will present a unique piece of art inspired by Starck’s debut novel. At the opening reception on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 6:00 pm at Gallery 2o7, 207 E Buffalo Street, Suite 130, Milwaukee, WI, Starck will do a brief presentation followed by a Q & A session. Each of the participating artists will explain the inspiration for their work. Books will be available for purchase and for signing by the author following the presentation.
Participating artists include Ann Baer, Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri, Stacy Ollmann, David Schaefer, Julia Taylor, and Robert Zondag. Exhibition will be up until October 24, 2019.
Born in Milwaukee, Lindsay Starck spent much of her childhood at the Milwaukee Public Library. An avid reader and daughter of then librarian Lorelei Starck, she went on to earn her B.A. in Literature from Yale, her M.F.A in Fiction from Notre Dame, and her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She currently works as an Assistant Professor of English at Augsburg University in Minneapolis, where she also co-directs the MFA program.
Starck’s novel, Noah’s Wife, was published by G.P. Putnam’s Sons in January 2016. Loosely drawing on the tale of Noah’s Ark, Starck developed a modern fable which brings to mind climate change, feminism, the strength of the human spirit, community and hope.
“Starck's unusual, often charmingly phrased fable is constructed around the responses of a band of individuals to life's unpredictable challenges. . . Variously romantic, symbolic, philosophical, feminist, and fanciful, this is an atmospheric tale that meanders to a sweetly rousing conclusion. Forget the ark, forget the patriarch. It's the women who tend to triumph in this modern take on an Old Testament parable.” – Kirkus Reviews
“Noah’s Wife by Lindsay Starck is a riveting fable based loosely on the biblical story of Noah’s Ark. Only this time, it is Noah’s wife herself who embraces the ideas of faith and community, and her strength and compassion give this story a powerful, modern twist. Although the novel is filled with such exquisite detail that you may want to read this while sitting under an umbrella, Starck’s strength is in her characters. She peoples the sodden town with compelling, often hilarious individuals, each of whom will remain with you long after you turn the last page.” —Melanie Benjamin, New York Times–bestselling author of The Aviator’s Wife
“Noah’s Wife may be a contemporary allegory, but Lindsay Starck is a classic storyteller dealing with human folly in the face of nature’s ungovernable force. Her novel is an engrossing fusion of wisdom and beautiful writing.” —Mary McGarry Morris, internationally bestselling author
Opening Reception: October 4 from 6 to 9:00 pm
Author presentation/ Q&A at 6:45
Artist presentation: 7:15
Exhibition dates October 4 – 24, 2018