After a year and a half long restoration, the Through the Looking Glass painting has been returned to the Pittsburg Public Library (Kansas not Pennsylvania). The Pittsburg Morning Sun notes that limited edition prints will be available to aid in fundraising for the library.
As those of you who are coming to our upcoming Spring meeting are aware, our fellow Carrollian’s exhibition of Disney Alice memorabilia is now on exhibit at Geppi’s Entertainment Museum in Baltimore. Animation Scoop magazine just posted an online interview on their blog, check it out!
Mary Kline-Misol, the fabulous Alice artist who hosted the 2006 meeting is now offering selected images from her Alice Cycle as fine art giclée reproductions. Images from the series include:
2.Apotheosis of Alice
3.Curiouser and Curiouser
6.Fetish for Cheshire Cat
Print size is 20X18 on archival paper. Priced at $180.00 per image unframed and $350.00 framed plus shipping. You can contact her through her webpage or directly through her gallery.
Artisan Gallery 218
218 5th street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
On April 24th the Pontine Theatre will premiere its new Victorian-style toy theatre production of The Hunting of the Snark and Other Nonsense. Shows run through May 20th. The production is performed by Co-Artistic Directors, Greg Gathers and Marguerite Mathews. The figures, set, projected images and costumes are designed and created by Mr. Gathers, examples of which are below. Looks like fun, wish New Hampshire was slightly closer for us.
The Landing – Image Credit: Greg Gathers
The Baker’s Tale – Image Credit: Greg Gathers
The Beaver’s Lesson – Image Credit: Greg Gathers
The Barrister’s Dream – Image Credit: Greg Gathers
The Vanishing – Image Credit: Greg Gathers
Who doesn’t love Peeps? When not eating them, or jousting with them, what can they be used for? Why, for constructing elaborate dioramas depicting scenes from Alice in Wonderland of course! The Washington Post’s annual Peep Diorama contest this year had an Alice entry as one of the best, and I must say it does look yummy!
Artist Joe Hale has translated Alice into emoji – those cute little emoticons that populate Facebook and mobile phones. And now you can buy a poster of this amazing undertaking.
Scottish artist Jilly Henderson is celebrating 150 with a series of prints and other items featuring her Alice-themed art, which can be viewed on her Facebook page and purchased from her Etsy page.
In celebration of the 150th anniversary, Imagine! Publishing (an imprint of Charlesbridge) is publishing a picture book edition called Alice in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole. Fashioned as an introduction to the classic for younger readers, the story is retold by Charles Nurnberg and Joe Rhatigan with luminous paintings by bestselling French illustrator Eric Puybaret.
A newly illustrated hardcover Wonderland / Looking-Glass has been released in the Netherlands by artist Floor Rieder, translated by Sofia Englishman. The illustrations are quite charming and I think will be of interest to many in our humble little society. You can order it (€25) here, or through various Netherlands bookstores through its ISBN, 9789025759179.
Not being English, I had no idea that in Tyneside the official beginning of the Christmas season was the unveiling of the Christmas windows in Fenwicks Newcastle. But I like it. And especially so this year as the 43rd annual animated offering is all about Alice! Check out the time-lapse video below of the construction of the windows, and if you live or are visiting in the area go see for yourself! And don’t forget to visit some of the other video links to see more of the completed windows!