Thursday, April 10, 2014
Karen Wilken at Loyola
On Wednesday April 9th, author and Edward Gorey expert Karen Wilken gave a presentation at Loyola University in conjunction with the current exhibition on display at the University Museum. Her well attended talk focused on artistic influences found in Edward Gorey's images and story lines. Ms. Wilken's list of influences included books, fine art images, silent films, foreign films, and stories from Mr. Gorey's family. Her presentation was accompanied by projected images illustrating familiar and obscure images.
Following the main presentation, a question and answer session with the audience was held with Andreas Brown (Edward Gorey Charitable Trust, Gotham Book Mart), Ms. Wilken, and Tom Michalak (collector). A variety of subjects were addressed by the panel in response to questions. The evening concluded with a book signing by Ms. Wilken.