Art Gallery and Library host Edward Gorey Homecoming event

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Teri L. Skillman-Kashyap, (808) 956-8688
Events & Communications Coordinator, Library Services
Lisa Yoshihara, (808) 956-6888
Posted: Oct 14, 2010

The UH Mānoa Art Gallery in collaboration with the UH Mānoa Library and Miss D. Awdrey-Gore presents  An Edward Gorey Haunted Mystery Family Soirée. This Halloween event is held in conjunction with the exhibition Musings of Mystery and Alphabets of Agony: The Work of Edward Gorey, that honors the American author and artist revered internationally for his poetry, prose and distinctly elegant, enigmatic, and eerie black and white illustrations. 
Sunday, October 31, 2010, from 12:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
UH Mānoa Art Building, Ground Floor
Gorey fans worldwide know Miss D. Awdrey-Gore as the fictional, famous, prolific author of celebrated detective stories murdered in the mystery book, The Awdrey-Gore Legacy, that Gorey dedicated to Agatha Christie, the English writer he so admired.
Gorey invented a gothic world filled with desolate mansions and elegantly dressed women and men set in the Victorian/Edwardian era to the Roaring Twenties. Come costumed as your favorite Gorey character: one of The Gashlycrumb Tinies who meets an untimely demise or Maudie Splaytoes, the gifted ballerina in The Gilded Bat, or The Doubtful Guest creature. Let your imagination wander to the days of dapper men in long coats, walking sticks, and top hats and women finished with crinoline, bustled skirts, and sophisticated plumed hats. Dress as a sleuthing detective in a trench coat or a fainting damsel in distress as seen in Gorey’s famous trailer for the long-running PBS television series Mystery!, produced by WGBH Boston. Interact with the costumed actors from The Mānoa Readers / Theatre Ensemble performances as they bring to life Gorey’s famous books.
A variety of free Gorey-based hands-on art activities, book readings, drawing workshops, films, costume parades and contests for children and teens through adults, theatrical performances, and a gallery tour will be held on the first floor of the UH Mānoa Art Building. 
Enjoy iPad Gorey books and two scavenger hunts creatively built in and around the exhibition. Find the clues that pay homage to the twenty-six children who meet their untimely demise in Gorey’s iconic The Gashlycrumb Tinies and the mysterious, armless Black Doll that makes several appearances throughout the gallery. 
The schedule includes:
12:00 – 6:00 p.m. Visit the exhibition Musings of Mystery and Alphabets of Agony: The Work of Edward Gorey and take the scavenger hunts.
12:00 – 5:00 p.m. - Educational activities
            Design a Gorey Postcard
            Design a Gorey Halloween Bag
            Play the Exquisite Corpse Game
            Make a Gorey Mask
            Gorey Book Readings
            Drawing Workshops
            Gorey Halloween Photo Booth
The Mānoa Readers / Theatre Ensemble performances
            3:00 p.m. in the UH Art Gallery
            5:15 p.m. in the Art Auditorium
Costume Parades & Contests – Art Auditorium
2:30 p.m. Costume parade and contest for children
5:45 p.m. Costume parade and contest for teens and adults
Gallery Tour:
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. with John A. Carollo, Collector and Donor
Films – Art Auditorium
3:30 p.m. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (76 min., rated PG)
Produced by Tim Burton & Denise di Novi, Burbank, CA: Touchstone Pictures, 1993.
Cast: Voices of Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, Ken Page.
Notes: Based on a story and characters by Tim Burton. Music, Danny Elfman; director Henry Selick; screenplay, Caroline Thompson.
Summary: The story of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king, who decides to bring the magic of Christmas back to Halloween Town.
6:15 p.m. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (103 min., rate R)
Directed and written by Stephan Elliot, Los Angeles, CA: PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, 1994.
Cast: Terence Stamp, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Bill Hunter.
Notes: Producers, Al Clark and Michael Hamlyn; director of photography, Brian J. Breheny; film editor, Sue Blainey; music, Guy Gross.
Summary: With a contract to perform a drag show way out in the Australian desert, Tick, Adam, and Ralph each has his own reason for wanting to leave the safety of Sydney. Christening their battered pink tour bus “Priscilla,” this wickedly funny and high-drama trio heads for the outback and into crazy adventures in even crazier outfits.
11:30 am - 6:30 pm Food for purchase: Sandwiches, Sweets, Coffee & Drinks by Papa Luck’s
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Art Gallery Reception – 6:30 p.m. followed by the Panel Discussion – 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
UH Mānoa Art Auditorium
Looking for Edward Gorey: life in Cape Cod, the legacy of his museum, a director’s personal friendship, the passion of a lifetime collector, and the interpretation of a scholar. 
Rick Jones, Director & Curator, Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts
John Carollo, Collector and Donor, John A. Carollo - Edward Gorey Collection in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library’s Special Research Collections
Dr. Joseph Stanton, Humanities Scholar, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Moderator: Lisa Yoshihara, Director, University of Hawai‘i Art Gallery
Musings of Mystery and Alphabets of Agony: The Work of Edward Gorey features over 700 books, book jackets, prints, posters, original drawings, postcards, handmade dolls, and other ephemera from the John A. Carollo - Edward Gorey Collection in the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library’s Special Research Collections, with special loans courtesy of The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust, New York City and the Edward Gorey House, Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts. This exhibition honors Gorey (1925-2000) who left a legacy of over one hundred authored books and more than 100 books that he illustrated for others. His devotion towards literary works, cinema, George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet, and to animals and his cats is legendary. Gorey’s influence is international with his works translated in 15 languages. His words and images have inspired many writers, visual artists, musicians, and filmmakers to create compositions, interpretive theatrical productions, graphic design, and animations.
Sponsored by the University of Hawai‘i Department of Art and Art History and the College of Arts and Humanities and University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Library; supported by grants from the Hawai‘i Council for the Humanities; and by the “We the People” initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts; Rianna M. Williams, and anonymous donors. Additional support by University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Outreach College, Department of Music, and Department of English; The Mānoa Foundation; Mānoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing; Hawai‘i State Public Library System; Barnes & Noble Booksellers; Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day; and Mānoa Arts & Minds, a partnership that cultivates the mind and spotlights the best of art, music, theater, dance and special performances at UH Mānoa. http://www.Mānoa.Hawaiʻ
Special Acknowledgement:
All Images Courtesy & © The Edward Gorey Charitable Trust
The Edward Gorey House 
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