Beatrix Potter: A Birthday Celebration of Her Life and Art
27-16 23rd Ave., btw. 27th & 28th Sts., Astoria, Queens
347-451-3873 Price: $10
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Beatrix Potter was born on July 28, 1866 in Kensington, London. She went on to create a myriad of beloved children’s books, including The Tale of Peter Rabbit, The Tale of Benjamin Bunny, and The Tailor of Gloucester. Join Marie Carter and Elizabeth Meggs for a special afternoon celebrating her works. Marie will present a short illustrated biography of Potter’s literary career, followed by a reading of one of Potter’s tales, and Elizabeth will present a discussion of the artistry of Beatrix Potter, followed by a reading of another of her tales. This entertaining and educational afternoon should appeal to children, parents, and fans of art, history, and literature.
Marie Carter is a writer, editor, and tour guide who hails from Scotland. She is a tour guide with Boroughs of the Dead, a macabre and ghostly historical walking tour company. She designed and leads the tour “Haunting Histories and Legends of Astoria.” She is also the author of The Trapeze Diaries and the forthcoming novel, Holly’s Hurricane. Please check out her tours at www.boroughsofthedead.com and writing at www.mariewritesandedits.com.
Elizabeth Meggs is a Brooklyn-based artist, illustrator, writer, and designer, whose most recent work includes paintings, photography, imagery for children, and hand-bound artist books. She’s a faculty member at Pratt and NYCCT. Exhibitions include Mariner’s Museum, Galapagos Art Space, Edward Hopper House, Pratt Institute Dean’s Gallery, “Go Brooklyn!” with the Brooklyn Museum, Gravity Racers at Pierogi Gallery, and more. Website: www.elizabethmeggs.com; Twitter and Instagram: @elizabethmeggsBuy tickets/get more info now