February 2014

Weston Gallery in February: "A Tail of Two Kitties", with Illustrator Libby Chase

Libby ChaseFor the month of February, local artist Libby Chase will be displaying the full-sized framed illustrations for her children's book "A Tail of Two Kitties" in the Weston Gallery of the Lane Memorial Library.  Written by her brother and brought to life by an innovative financing campaign through Kickstarter.com, the book was inspired by the tale of Eddie's two kitties, Rusty and Sparky.  Noting that the full title of the book is  "A Tail of Two Kitties; Their Adventure with Antonyms, Homonyms & Synonyms",  Eddie recalls drawing on his Masters in Education in order to play with the twists and turns of words in the English language.  The result is a fun read for all ages.

The exhibit is an arrangement of 10 of the original illustrations from the book matted and framed. The pages selected are ones that just have Rusty & Sparky in them - from being the Best of cats to the Worst of cats!

Libby will be speaking at the Lane Library on Tuesday evening, February 11 at 6:30 PM where she will discuss the book and the process of how it was published through a Kickstarter "crowd funding" campaign.  All are welcome to attend, especially those who might be interested in going this route for their own creative efforts.  Crayons and a special coloring-book illustration of Rusty and Sparky at the Lane Library will be available to keep the younger ones entertained throughout Libby's talk.

Libby Chase is not only an illustrator but also a Graphic Designer and Teacher of Art & Design at local New Hampshire Colleges. She has a BA in Studio Art (Printmaking) from Plymouth State University and an MS in  Package Design (Graphic Design) from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY. Libby has been in the Graphic Design/ Illustration Industry since 1984, beginning in freelance design and illustration work in 1996.