2012 marks the bicentennial year of the birth of Charles Dickens with year long, global celebrations to honor his work and life. Illustrations of the author’s literary works by The Children’s Book Illustrator Group will be exhibited in the Art Gallery at the Yonkers Riverfront Library, August 25 - October 31, 2012.
The exhibit features Dickens EVENT DAYS SEPTEMBER 13 and OCTOBER 13 with Dickens experts and CBIG artists: picture book story time readings, making comic book art for teens, artist demos, discussion panel on Dickens, interviews, lectures, and performance readings by Friends of Dickens.
“Dickens: A Celebration of His Work in Pictures” exhibiting members include: Lisa Cinelli, Deborah Cuneo, Diana Ting Delosh, Peggy Dressel, Doris Ettlinger, Laura Goetz, Mike Herrod, Sara Kahn, H. Ruth Karpes, Lisa Lavoie, Doreen Marts, Donna Miskend, Sawaka Norii, Marilyn Papas, Clare Pernice, Roberta Rivera, Vicky Rubin, Cheryl Taborsky, T. T. Tyler, Wallace West
Event day guests: CBIG artist members: Doreen Marts, T.T. Tyler, Wallace West and Donna Miskend (exhibit curator), James Armstrong, playwright (adaptations A Christmas Carol and Dickens Condensed); Elizabeth Bird, Youth Materials Specialist NYPL and blog creator A Fuse #8 Production; Carol Burrell, Editorial Director Graphic Universe and a.k.a Klio web comic artist; Friends of Dickens NY, Michael Patrick Hearn, children's literary scholar, author (The Annotated Christmas Carol); Fred Kaplan, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Queens College and the Graduate CUNY, biographer (Dickens, A Biography); Mike J. Quinn, founder Friends of Dickens NY chapter; Catherine Robson, Associate Professor of English NYU specializing in 19c British literature and culture, faculty member of the Dickens Project.
Events suitable for both children and adults. For the schedule and further info visit:
www.cbig-nycExhibits.blogspot.com or call the library at 914-337-1500
This exhibition programming is underwritten by the Yonkers Public Library Foundation. Free and open the public.