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The Art of American Illustration Exhibit Opens at St. John’s College’s Mitchell Gallery
FOR RELEASE: September 23, 2011
CONTACT: Patricia Dempsey, 410-626-2539
A new exhibition at the Mitchell Gallery at St John’s College features 40 paintings and drawings by more than 20 illustrators from the Golden Age of American Illustration, (1880-1930). Illustrations for classic novels such as “Captain Blood,” “A Voice in the Rice,” “Les Misérables,” “The Count of Monte Cristo,” “Ivanhoe,” “An Old Fashioned Girl,” and “The Scottish Chiefs” are represented by artists Dean Cornwell, Harvey Dunn, J.C. Leyendecker, Howard Pyle, Mead Schaeffer, Frank E. Schoonover, Jessie Willcox Smith, N.C. Wyeth and others. The exhibit will be on view from October 27 to December 15. This exhibit is free an open to the public.
Exhibit Related Events:
October 30 Opening Reception & Family Program. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Knights, Crooks and Heroes” exhibition followed by a hands-on workshop from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Guest illustrator Lisa McCue will discuss her role as a book illustrator.
November 1 Collectors Discussion. Collectors Richard Kelly and Robert Horvath will discuss their respective collections at 7:30 p.m.
November 13 Sunday Afternoon Tour. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will lead a tour of the “Knights, Crooks and Heroes” exhibition at 3 p.m.
November 17 Book Club. Join members of the Mitchell Gallery Book Club for a tour of “Knights, Crooks and Heroes” followed by a discussion of a related book from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Registration is required. Contact Kathy Dulisse at 410-626-2530 or firstname.lastname@example.org mailto:email@example.com .
December 7 Art Express. Art Educator Lucinda Edinberg will give a lunchtime gallery talk on the “Knights, Crooks and Heroes” exhibition from 12:15 to 12:45 p.m. Juice and sodas will be provided.
December 7 Next Generation Happy Hour. Celebrate the “Knights, Crooks and Heroes” exhibition. $15 for open bar and appetizers in the Francis Scott Key Lobby.
GALLERY HOURS: Gallery Hours are noon to 5p.m. Tuesday through Sunday and 7 to 8 p.m. Friday. It is closed Mondays.
DOCENT TOURS: Come to the gallery and enjoy free docent-led tours between noon and 3 p.m. on Thursdays or by appointment. No registration is necessary. For more information visit www.stjohnscollege.edu.