Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dickens Exhibit Events- Day of Dickens Sept. 13

Exhibiting Members: 
Lisa Cinelli, Deborah Cuneo, Diana Ting Delosh, Peggy Dressel, Doris Ettlinger, Laura Goetz, Leeza Hernandez, 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

Day of Dickens Sept. 13, 2012 Panel discussion moderated by Donna Miskend, gave a unique perspective on Dickens' legacy and work with a contribution by Fred Kaplan (selections read from interview click here to read), championing his work through the Friends of Dickens with Mike Quinn, inspiring kids to appreciate Dickens with Betsy Bird, and learning where Dickens fits in  British 19c culture and a short presentation on the iconic image of Oliver with Catherine Robson.

Elizabeth Bird, Catherine Robson, Mike J. Quinn
Glitter, glitter everywhere! Doreen Mart showed 32 kids how to make victorian ornaments. No time to take pictures - but it was loads of fun.

Yonkers Riverfront Library clean-up crew rock! Not a spec was left when Wallace West came to the craft room to teach kids how to interpret A Christmas Carol for character design.
Wallace West
Wallace West

Wallace demonstrates key characteristics described in Dickens' text. Then the kids try their hand at drawing Scrooge.

Carol Burrell offered instruction on creating comic book art using scenes from Great Expectations. She showed examples of graphic novels, and gave advice for breaking into this area of publishing.
Carol Burrell, a.k.a. Klio
Wallace West offered a demonstration of his illustration process.

Friends of Dickens, NY Chapter perform a reading of A Christmas Carol, The Pickwick Papers and more.

Images left to right/top to bottom: Donna Miskend, Dickens'
manuscript, Sara Kahn, Diana Ting Delosh, Lisa Lavoie,
Doreen Mart, Sawaka Norii

Mike J. Quinn

The reception.
artwork ©Marilyn Papas 2012

artwork ©T.T. Tyler 2012

Some of the artists and their work.

artwork ©Peggy Dressel

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More photos from the exhibit: Event Day 2; Gallery Exhibit photos