Thursday, September 8, 2011
Alice in Wonderland in Books comes to the Kent Library with character dolls by Gladys Boalt, and hand colored and hand-screened drawings on fabric by Richard Harrison and hand and machine sewed by Kathleen Harrison, in addition to the antique books that inspired these local artists.
The Queen of Hearts, the White Rabbit, the Jabberwocky, the Madhatter, and of course Alice herself are among those represented in drawings and soft sculpture.
Nationally known for her Christmas Ornaments, Stormville resident Gladys Boalt's creations can be found in the White House and museums. Her miniatures are lifelike and accurate. Long time Carmel School District art teacher and Kent resident Richard Harrison's art work on fabric document a 30 year fascination with Alice and her adventures. His art work can be found in many collections worldwide.
Both artists have collected volumes about Alice, her creator Lewis Carroll, and her illustrators. The books and other memorabilia will be on display.
The exhibit opens September 1st and runs through the end of the month, and is sponsored by The Friends of Kent Library who support programs and equipment for the library.
The Kent Library is located on Route 52 in Kent.