Last day for Edward Gorey Exhibit

Attended the Norton Museum yesterday.  Before I get into details Sunday is the last open day before the Norton, reopens later this month with new installation and exhibits.  The Edward Gorey exhibition is what drew me.  Not sure if every one of the 286 readers of my blog, took up my recommendation and went.  The place was jam packed when I got there, around one.  This had to be the longest I have ever stayed,  visiting  ONE specific exhibition.  It was much more than I had anticipated.  Who ever mounted the exhibit should be commended for making this show comfortable educational and much fun.  Initially it was difficult to get near the walls, the people were two three deep.   Saw some neighbors both artists.  The work of Edward Gorey is impecable!  The Norton provided magnifying glasses every four feet to view the laborious, painstaking fine details.   Three rooms, one was the drawing room, yes double entendre intended.   The Norton provided paper and pen for who ever wanted to try their hand at Gorey’s  style of drawing and humor.   Some very talented and clever people participated.    Check out this image below.   Not sure how much time they dedicated per drawing.   Mine was a quick sketch here.   I can now boast Artist Fred Hunt hung in the Norton Museum of Art. 🙂   A reading room where they had most of his books, available in print,  to be perused at ones leisure.   The three large pouffs in the middle of  the room sat about 8 people each, were occupied by Gorey aficionados.  The main exhibition hall, held artifacts i.e. his first job, preliminary sketches followed by the finished work.  Edward Gorey also engaged in mail art, now why didn’t I know that.  But of course!                   Readers take note  there is an open call  for mail art  in Lake Worth Florida. “Lake Worth 100”  to celebrate Lake Worth’s Centennial.  Send your envelopes to:                                                                                                                    Lake Worth 100                                                                                                                                29 s J st.                                                                                                                                         Lake Worth, Florida  33460

About Lake Worth Florida by the moment the source of inspiration

A former Unite Press International photographer. Spent 9 years with Cruise Ship Photos of London. Moved to Lake Worth from Coconut Grove, with artist husband Fred Hunt. Never leaves the house without a camera. Writes another blog "One Ear Society" dealing with the ins and outs of the art world. Closed her Art Gallery in Coconut Grove after 17 years to relocate in Lake Worth.
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One Response to Last day for Edward Gorey Exhibit

  1. Theresa Calluori says:

    I love Edward Gorey drawings. I have several of his books. That’s why I like to draw in pen and ink. Been a long time since I have drawn in pen and ink. My pens went bad.


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