575: Illustrated Haiku for the Modern Millennial Works by author/artist Cassandra Johnson and K Saison


575: Illustrated Haiku for the Modern Millennial

Works by author/artist Cassandra Johnson and K Saison

September 1, 2018 – September 29, 2018

Opening Reception:

First Saturday Gallery Crawl: September 1, 2018; 6-9pm

Nashville, TN — On September 1st at Blend Studio in Nashville’s Arcade, K Saison & Cassandra Johnson will release their debut book, 575: Illustrated Haiku for the Modern Millennial. This colorful, quirky art book uses both illustration and poetry to celebrate and comment on experiences of the millennial generation. Even those outside of that demographic can still find bits of themselves within the words and drawings. Their book release will be accompanied by a vivid and interactive print show. The audience will be encouraged to self reflect as they engage with prints based on the book. They’ll also be able to contribute poetry of their own in the art space.

Artist Statement:

575: Illustrated Haiku for the Modern Millennial is a collection of haiku by millennials, for millennials. We’re living at home, buying subscription services, traveling the world and tracking our steps (via FitBit and Instagram). If you were born between 1980 and 2000, this book is for you; if you were born outside of that parameter, this book is still for you. Crack it open and find yourself.

About the Authors/Artist:

Cassandra Johnson has written short stories, poetry, fan fiction, and blog postings from the ages of 6, 10, 13, and 15, respectively. Her biggest influences were found in her high school English classes, but everyday experiences and one-liners fuel her creativity. She was raised in Nashville, TN and holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Vanderbilt University. Keep up with Cassandra at cassieonthestreet.com.

K Saison is an artist based in Nashville, TN. She’s a third-culture kid, having lived in Canada, New Zealand, the Philippines, and now Nashville. K finds inspiration from her childhood travels and creates work that celebrates cultural diversity and gender equality. For more from K, visit ksaison.com.



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