From the earliest cave art to the work of Ryo Toyonaga, animals inspire wonder, reflection and invention. Alison Hawthorne Deming will respond to the exhibition Ryo Toyonaga: Awakening and read from her new book Zoologies: On Animals and the Human Spirit. Alison Hawthorne Deming is a winner of the Walt Whitman Award and a former Stegner Fellow. She is the author of eight books of poetry and essays. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at the University of Arizona and is a board member of Orion magazine. She splits her time between Tucson, Arizona and Grand Manan, New Brunswick. Book signing to follow.