Those interested in the life and career of artist, printer and publisher Vance Gerry, should make their way to the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in West Adams on Friday, Sept. 27.
Whittington Press has recently released “Vance Gerry & The Weather Bird Press,” a limited edition book about the life and work of the Southern California-based Gerry. To mark the occasion, Robert Bothamley, a collector of Gerry’s work, will present an illustrated lecture about him.
The Clark Library holds Gerry’s archives, comprising illustrations, layout sketches, galley, page and signature proofs, dummies, correspondence, ephemera, pochoir samples, and stencils, as well as nearly 100 Weather Bird Press books. A selection of this work will be on display in the library before and after the talk.
The talk will be followed by an optional outdoor screening of one of the many Disney movies showcasing Gerry’s work, the 1961 animated feature “101 Dalmatians.”
The evening’s schedule is as follows:
5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Lecture
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Reception for lecture attendees, library open for book viewing
7:30 p.m. Grounds open for movie attendees and picnicking on the east lawn
8:00 p.m. Screening of “101 Dalmatians”
Please note: There are separate events for the lecture (with book viewing and reception) and the outdoor screening. It is not required to attend both the lecture and the screening, but if you plan to attend both, please be sure to make separate bookings.
The grounds will open at 7:30 p.m. for those who are only attending the outdoor screening. Space is on a first-come, first-served basis, and may not be guaranteed for late arrivals.
Free parking is available at the Clark Library on a first-come, first-served basis. Street parking is also available. For more information click here.