Cartoon Art Museum’s Third Thursday presents:
Happy Birthday, Edward Gorey!
Thursday, February 20, 2014, 5pm to 8pm
Free and open to the public
San Francisco, CA: Join the Cartoon Art Museum as we celebrate the late Edward Gorey’s 89th birthday. Doors open at 5pm, festivities including wine, tea, cookies and entertainment begin at 6pm on Thursday February 20th at the Cartoon Art Museum, 655 Mission Street. Join in dramatic readings from Gorey’s works led by his longtime collaborator Carol Verburg! Look into your future with a prophetic Fantods reading by Paige Z! Costumes welcome but not required.
About Edward Gorey:
Edward St. John Gorey (1925–2000) is famous for the bounty of books he wrote and illustrated, featuring his distinctive humor and astonishingly detailed crosshatch ink drawings. Gorey was also a playwright, costume and set designer (most notably for his Tony award-winning costumes, set design for the Broadway production of Dracula) and the creator of the animated introduction to the PBS series Mystery!
About Carol Verburg:
CJ Verburg is best known as a playwright and theater director, and for her best-selling books including Ourselves Among Others and Making Contact . A friend and neighbor of the late artist, she produced twenty-odd of his original theatrical pieces on Cape Cod. Edward Gorey On
About Third Thursdays:
Third Thursdays occurs every month of the year in the Yerba Buena neighborhood of San Francisco. Galleries and museums extend their hours throughout the neighborhood to create a lively atmosphere of arts and interaction. For more information: thirdthursdaysf.wordpress.com